Main Square in Telc with its famous 16th century architecture. Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Hans Weingartz

Town of Telc, Moravia, Czech Republic. Photo via Flickr:izarbeltza

Prague to Vienna

Austria, Czech Republic Bike Tours

Cycling in Czech Republic and Austria!

  • A quick look at the map of Bohemia and Moravia reveals the characteristics of the landscape: a versatile, partly hilly area, where idyllic rivers flow. Southern Bohemia and Moravia have a lot to offer ranging from historical UNESCO protected inner cities to beautiful nature reserves. There are plenty of towns reflecting the interesting Middle European history: Inner cities containing gothic and Baroque style buildings, old fortresses, and in the smaller villages, the traditional karp ponds. The cycling route on this bike tour in Austria and the Czech Republic offers variety as it takes you over hills, through valleys, along patches of farmland, over bridges, and through forests.

    Prague and Vienna are the highlights of this trip. Prague, was for centuries, the center of power for the Czech aristocracy, and the parliament still houses in the fortress in which the Czechs were ruled for centuries. Vienna is magnificent, as it once housed the powerful Habsburg family for centuries. This is a city where almost every period in the last 800 years is represented. Both cities are overwhelming when it comes to architecture and art.

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  • 7 day self guided tour:
    Standard accommodations

    Twin/double:   £ 589 $ 952 675 kr 5712 $ 743 Single supplement: £ 109 $ 176 125 kr 1058 $ 138 Premium accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 746 $ 1,206 855 kr 7235 $ 941 Single supplement: £ 148 $ 240 170 kr 1438 $ 187  

    7 day guided tour
    Standard accommodations

    Twin/double: £ 860 $ 1,389 985 kr 8335 $ 1,084 Single supplement: £ 109 $ 176 125 kr 1058 $ 138 Premium accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 1017 $ 1,643 1165 kr 9858 $ 1,282 Single supplement: £ 148 $ 240 170 kr 1438 $ 187  

    9 Day self-guided tour:
    Twin/double:  £ 733 $ 1,185 840 kr 7108 $ 924 Single supplement: £ 135 $ 219 155 kr 1312 $ 171 Supplement premium hotels (for self-guided or tailor made tours only): £ 188 $ 303 215 kr 1819 $ 237 Single supplement for upgraded hotels: £ 183 $ 296 210 kr 1777 $ 231

    8 day self guided variation, Český Krumlov: 
    8 day guided variation, Český Krumlov:
    Single supplement: 

    extra options

    Extra nights:
    Prague
    Standard accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 35 $ 56 40 kr 338 $ 44 Single: £ 52 $ 85 60 kr 508 $ 66 Premium accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 44 $ 71 50 kr 423 $ 55 Single: £ 83 $ 134 95 kr 804 $ 105 Vienna
    Standard accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 48 $ 78 55 kr 465 $ 61 Single: £ 87 $ 141 100 kr 846 $ 110 Premium accommodations
    Twin/double: £ 52 $ 85 60 kr 508 $ 66 Single: £ 96 $ 155 110 kr 931 $ 121 Bicycle options
    Premium bicycle upgrade (Specialized, Cross Gravel):  £ 39 $ 63 45 kr 381 $ 50 Electric bicycle rental: £ 79 $ 127 90 kr 762 $ 99 Dinners included (8)
    Standard accommodations: £ 84 $ 135 96 kr 812 $ 106 Premium accommodations: £ 133 $ 214 152 kr 1286 $ 167 Transfers
    Vienna to Prague
    1 - 3 ppl: £ 244 $ 395 280 kr 2369 $ 308 4 - 8 ppl: £ 314 $ 508 360 kr 3046 $ 396 Prague Airport - Hotel
    1 - 3 ppl: £ 26 $ 42 30 kr 254 $ 33 4 - 8 ppl: £ 35 $ 56 40 kr 338 $ 44 Bike tour of Prague:
    2 people: £ 35 $ 56 40 kr 338 $ 44 4 people: £ 26 $ 42 30 kr 254 $ 33 6 people: £ 22 $ 35 25 kr 212 $ 28 Bike tour of Vienna: £ 26 $ 42 30 kr 254 $ 33 GPS rental (self guided option): £ 26 $ 42 30 kr 254 $ 33

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    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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Tour Dates

There are a few options offered for this tour. You can choose between a 7 day self guided or guided intinerary or 9 day self guided tour. As well there is an 8 day variation via Český Krumlov that is offered as guided or self guided. Be sure to look at the detailed itinerary.  

Self-guided tour: Arrivals possible daily from May 1 to October 15, 2017

Guided tour: May 7 *, June 11, July 9, August 6, August 27, September 24, 2017
*Being offered with free night before the tour on May 6.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 to 4 hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in 3 to 4 hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • 24 gear hybrid bicycle
  • Transfer from airport on Day 1 of tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Emergency service
  • Helmet and basic repair kit
  • Self guided
  • Train ticket Benešov-Tábor
  • Car transfer Mistelbach-Vienna
  • Guided tour only
  • Dinners on biking days (except day 7)
  • Water and snacks during cycling
  • Tour guide
  • Support vehicle

What’s Not Included

  • Remaining meals (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Airport transfers on days other than Day 1, see pricing
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Always recommended!

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Skill Level

This European cycling tour is a moderate bike tour on designated bike paths and quiet roads with rolling hills. Average daily distances between 25 and 39 miles (40 - 62 km).

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Prague to Vienna Map

For the following itineraries, it is HIGHLY recommended to book extra nights before and/or after your tours.

7 day guided or self guided, Greenways version

Day 1: Pague - Konopiste - (Tábor),  38 mi. (60 km)
Day 2: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 3: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 4: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 5: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 6: Znojmo - (Mikulov) Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelsbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)

*All distances are approximate.

Individual arrival in Prague (not included in tour price, see extra night pricing)

Day 1: Prague - Konopiste- Tábor, 38 mi. (60 km)
Our first biking day starts easily and relaxed Vltava river upstream on nice bike trails. After 20 km on flat ground we have to leave the river and open romantic Posázaví highlands For every climb you will be rewarded with nice views to surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to local castle ruin. From here, you will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou. Todays stage will end with a visit the Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D ́Este. In late afternoon from Konopiště/Benešov you will take a train or car (Fully guided tour) to the former Hussite stronghold, Tábor. An evening stroll through this wonderful medieval town will be one of the highlights of the whole tour!

Day 2: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
In the morning, a short morning walk on the ramparts of Tábor is recommended. The careful usage of the assets of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several unsuccessful attempts to siege of the town during the times of religious wars. Next you'll enter the South Bohemian region. You will encounter many little castles and chateaux and a few of the most well known places of interest in the region, the romantic water castle of Cervena Lhota and also the third largest historical complex in the Czech Republic – the town of Jindrichuv Hradec with its well preserved castle and city center. It is hard to believe that this calm town used to be one of the largest medieval towns in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it is possible to meet Perchta from Rozberk, the famous “white woman” ghost! 

Day 3: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telc, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Telc is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Europe! The route to Telc weaves through a slightly hilly countryside for about 45 km and passes many ponds and lakes along the way. In Strmilov is the opportunity to visit an artistic weaving factory and to learn more about the process of fabric making, which has been a large part of this region for many years. 

Day 4: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 42 mi. (67 km)
Do you take sugar in your coffee or tea? If so, you will be happy to visit Dačice where the first sugar cube was produced. Meandering quiet roads will take you through undiscovered highlands and peaceful villages near the Austrian border.

On the border road you can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of WW II. These fortifications are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and medieval castle of Frejstejn. Before reaching your destination, take a detour to the scenic Vranov water dam that offers rewarding views of Bítov castle. You can also visit one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia, Cornštejn.

The final destination of today’s stage is the town of Vranov nad Dyji, nestled on the edge of the Podyji National Park.

Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border.

Day 5: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Experience the Podyji National Park today, which captures everyone’s attention with it's beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, you'll be able to see places where the Dyje River meanders its way through the countryside. The memorial of the Iron Curtain is located in this area. The bike trail will lead along the borders of the national park, where no traffic is allowed. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, you'll want to stop and have a glass of wine. This place was awarded one of the top 10 best vineyards in the world! The next stop will be the town of Satov, where you can visit a uniquely preserved world war II fortification, painted wine cellar, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties.The day ends in Znojmo. 

Day 6: Znojmo - Mikulov - optional Lednice/Valtice cultural landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
In the morning, you will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then lead east with a stop in the town of Jaroslavice with its Renaissance chateau. Crossing the border into Austria, visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here, follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, a historic synagogue and a local curiosity is a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra.

TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning train transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area!

The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – a landscape which used to belong to the family of Lichtenstein. Under the care of this single family, the swampy area was transformed into a well-thoughtout combination of castles and parks, sometimes called “The Garden of Europe” or “The Garden Paradise”. We will have a chance to visit this place, which combines both indigenous and exotic natural elements to create an outstanding work of human creativity. Since the complex is very large, biking is the recommended mode of transportation allowing you to fully experience this exceptional cultural site along at a leisurely pace.

Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelsbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)
The last official day of the bike tour from Prague to Vienna will follow Lichtenstein heritage bike trail. On the way you will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, which is famous for its poetic museum of nonseum, the world's largest collection of intentionally useless inventions, contrasted with the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to learn everything you need to know about wine.  Then, it it is through Wilfersdorf with its chateaux, which had been the main residence of the Prince between 17th and 18th century. We recommend you to end this bike tour from Prague to Vienna with a day trip in Mistelsbach, where you can take a train or support vehicle to Vienna. The die hard cyclist can reach the city on bike following the Eurovelo route no. 9 (95 km!). The last overnight is not included in your tour price so please consider booking an extra night! A transfer back to Prague or guided tours of Vienna can be arranged.

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9 Day Self Guided Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Pague - Konopiste, 38 mi. (62 km)
Day 2: Konopištê/Benešov - Tabor, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 3: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 6: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 7: Znojmo - (Mikulov) Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
Day 8: Mikulov - Mistelsbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)
Day 9: Mistelbach - Vienna

Individual arrival in Prague (not included in tour price, see extra night pricing)

Day 1: Arrival in Prague - Konopiste, 38 mi. (62 km)
Our first biking day starts easily and relaxed Vltava river upstream on nice bike trails. After 20 km on flat ground we have to leave the river and open romantic Posázaví highlands For every climb you will be rewarded with nice views to surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to local castle ruin. From here, you will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou. Todays stage will end with a visit the Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D ́Este. In late afternoon from Konopiště/Benešov you will take a train or car (Fully guided tour) to the former Hussite stronghold, Tábor. An evening stroll through this wonderful medieval town will be one of the highlights of the whole tour!

Day 2: Konopištê/Benešov - Tabor, 38 mi. (60 km)
The second day offers us gentle biking along small side roads and byways through nice and peacefull part of Central Bohemia. The part we bike through today is sometimes called Czech Meran for all the little ups and downs or Czech Siberia for rather chillier climate (mornings) in the valleys. It offers a lot of fantastic views and descends with the same ammount of climbs on the other hand. After we pass through all this cycling heaven we will end up in Tábor. This mighty fortress served as the headquarters of the czech reformation in 15th century during the Hussite wars. Never conquered it offers a lot to see and a great evening after a demanding ride!

Day 3: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
 In the morning we recommend a short walk on the ramparts of Tábor, where you can admire its genius loci. The careful incorporation of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several successful repulsions of sieges during the Religious Wars. Riding our bikes, we will enter the South Bohemian region. Among the green, calm scenery rest the romantic water castle of Červená Lhota, and the third-largest historical complex in the Czech Republic - the town of Jindrichuv Hradec with its well preserved castle and city center. Today, it is hard to believe that this calm town used to be one of the largest medieval centers in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it is possible to meet Perchta of Rozmberk – the famous “White Lady” ghost!

Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
We leave the South Bohemia and enter the Bohemian - Moravian highlands area. Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telc, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Telc is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Europe! Before we get there, we must travel a rather hilly 45 km, passing by a plethora of ponds and lakes - try to count them all, or just relax amid this peaceful scenery. In Strmilov, we will have a chance to visit an artistic weaving factory and learn more about the process of making wool and linen fabrics, a part of this region for centuries.

Day 5: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
We start the day in direction of Dačice where the firrst sugar cube ever was produced. Getting there we bike through an area with fantastic views and very few other bikers on the route. It takes us through nice highland area and peaceful villages near to the Austrian border which we then follow for the rest of the day. On the road we can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of World War II. These fortifications has never been used, and therefore, are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and to the fairytale-like castle of Frejstejn. Before we reach our destination we will take a detour to the Vranov water dam to reward ourselves with amazing views of Bítov castle. Should you wish, please enjoy the views from one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia – Cornštejn. The final destination of today’s stage is the town of Vranov nad Dyji, nestled on the edge of the Podyji National Park. Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border

Day 6: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in this area, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. The bike trail will lead us along the borders of the national park, where no auto traffic is allowed. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo.

Day 7: Znojmo - (Mikulov) Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a nice stop in the town of Jaroslavice with nice Renesance chateau. Here you first cross the border t Austria and visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra. TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area! The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – a landscape which used to belong to the family of Lichtenstein. Under the care of this single family, the swampy area was transformed into a wellthoughtout combination of castles and parks, sometimes called “The Garden of Europe” or “The Garden Paradise”. We will have a chance to visit this place, which combines both indigenous and exotic natural elements to create an outstanding work of human creativity. Since the complex is very large, biking is the recommended mode of transportation allowing you to fully experience this exceptional cultural site along at a leisurely pace.

Day 8: Mikulov - Mistelsbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)
The last half day of the tour in Czech republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach.

Day 9: Mistelbach - Vienna
Last missing part of Prague-Vienna whole way biking tour will guide us through rolling landscape with many wind power plants on the horizon. We will be following the EuroVelo 6 bike trail partly built on ancient steam railroad tracks. We will end our day at Vienna - former capital of the Habsburg Monarchy, town of the waltz and opera. Overnight in Vienna is NOT included in tour price so you might want to consider requesting this!

VARIATION: Prague to Vienna via Český Krumlov

Offered as Guided or Self guided

Day 1: Prague - Cesky Krumlov
In the morning, you are transferred from your Prague hotel to Český Krumlov (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours) by a van. Here you will have a welcome briefing. The rest of the day is reserved for your individual exploration of this fabulous town. The day concludes with dinner.

Day 2: Český Krumlov - Trebon, 38 mi. (61 km)
The start to today's cycling route is a difficult one as you have a significant climb out of the Moldau valley. Visit the lovely Zlatá koruna monastery. After the inevitable climb, the route gets easier, winding through tiny villages and picturesque landscape. Finally you arrive at the Trebon pond area. This originally swampy area was turned into a kingdom of ponds with thousands of little ones and crowned by the mighty giants like Svet (world) or Rozmberk (Rosenberg). The day ends in Trebon, once a cozy residence of the mighty Rosenbergs, today a lovely spa town amidst the ponds. 

Day 3: Trebon - Telc, 48 mi. (78 km)
Today's route offers a lot of the border area and there are not as many hills to contend with as the day before. Today you cycle mostly between the many ponds built here through the reign of the Rosenbergs. Touching Austria for a bit, you never leave the border for long and enjoy the border nicknamed Czech Canada. Finally, turn north to reach the highland pearl of Telc. This UNESCO protected town offers some of the best renessaince pictures.

Day 4: Telc - Vranov, 35 mi. (54 km)
Today you can cycle south again enjoying the ups and downs of the highlands. Passing the town of Dacice you can visit the place where the first sugar cube ever was produced. Later on, cycle along the Austrian border admiring the landscape and the pre WW II bunkers which were supposed to stop the German invasion. Finally, descend into the deep canyon of Dyje river to admire two mighty castles – Cornstejn and Bitov. One final climb and descent brings you into the tiny town of Vranov with mighty castle overlooking the premises.

Day 5: Vranov - Znojmo, 23 mi. (38 km)
Today's route covers a shorter distance but is a very picturesque day. It winds through the Podyji NP recognized as one of the most preserved nature bits in the country. You can admire the Dyje valley and numerous views crowned by the the Austrian town of Hardegg. Around the corner, cycle by the remains of Iron curtain and then descend all the way down to the river to sip wine from one of the most fascinating vineyards – Sobes. Today's final destination in Znojmo with its many beauties to discover.

Day 6: Znojmo - Mikulov, 43 mi. (70 km)
Today you again follow the Czech-Austrian border east. Leaving Znojmo, you reach farmland crowned by vineyards and towns like Jaroslavice. Enjoy wine tasting and from here, follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, a historic synagogue and a local curiosity is a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra.

Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna, 60 mi. (96 km) (all way biking) or 30 mi. (48km) to Mistelbach
On the last cycling day, follow the border to Austria and continue along the local vineyards and towns like Poysdorf with an extensive wine market. Soon you come to Zaya creek and through the ex-Lichtenstein seat in Wilfersdorf get to Mistelbach where our journey comes to an end. The transfer will bring you to Vienna. Should you prefer, you can prolong biking by finishing the route to Vienna by bike (96 km total distance).

For guided group tours, the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by support vehicle to Prague (included in the tour price). These participants spend their last night in Prague.

Day 8: Departure from Vienna or Prague
The bike tour from Prague to Vienna ends with a breakfast either in Prague or in Vienna. 

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