If you love wine, history, and beautiful landscapes, then this bike tour in Austria and the Czech Republic is the perfect choice! You will visit ancient wine regions steeped in two thousand years of wine-making tradition. Get a glimpse into the lives of local wine producers in picturesque villages, which always have two centers, the residential, and the wine making, and, you will be able to taste and compare exceptional wine and local specialities.
While biking on border roads between Czech republic and Austria, it is hard to believe that at one time, this beautiful region was called, "no man's land", dividing the free world from communism by the monstrous iron curtain. Though the cold war is now part of history, you will find traces today!
- Local culture, wine, cuisine
- History and Iron Curtain Trail and Museum
- Castle complex of Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
- Chateau wine cellar in Valtice
- And so much more!
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Day 1: Arrival in Prague
Day 2: Transport to Moravia - Lednice - Valtice Cultural Landscape, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Břeclavsko + Iron curtain trails, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 4: Pálava Hill + Mikulov, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 5: Mikulov - Znojmo, 41 mi. (66 km)
Day 6: Podyjí NP, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 7: Vienna (Austria)
*All distances are approximate. One of the biggest advantages of this tour is its flexibility, allowing you to decide how you'd like to spend your days according to the current weather conditions or amount of cycling you wish to do. Want time off your bike and still be active? On days 2,4, and 6, it is possible to hike.
Day 1: Arrival in Prague
Arrival in Prague and check-in to your hotel. You can decide how to spend the remainder of this day. Relax, explore Prague on your own, or book a unique Prague by bike tour (not includede in your tour price. See pricing). This tour is guided by Prague natives who truly love the city and are knowledgeable about much more than just tourist highlights. Finish the day with a mug of good beer and an authentic dinner. Extra nights in Prague are always recommended giving you the opportunity to fully explore the hidden corners of this beautiful city!
Day 2: Transfer to Moravia - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, 19 mi. (30 km)
In the morning, you will be transferred to Southern Moravia by car (3.5 hours). Spend all day exploring the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – a castle complex that used to belong to the family of Lichtenstein. Under the care of this single family, the swampy area was transformed into a well-planned combination of castles and parks, sometimes also called “The Garden of Europe” or “The Garden Paradise”. You will have a chance to explore the castle and grounds, which is an outstanding work of human creativity. Since the complex is very large, a bike is the perfect mode of transportation because it allows you to experience this exceptional cultural site and get a good workout in the process. Enjoy the botanical garden, taste a few of the best wines of Czech Republic in the Chateau wine cellar in Valtice, or visit one of many architectural wonders that make this day one of the highlights of the whole trip!
Relax Hotel Stork
Day 3: Břeclavsko and Iron Curtain Trails, 30 mi. (48 km)
The first part of today's biking stage leads through beautiful deep woods along the Dyje river exploring the remaining parts of Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape. Visit the town of Breclav with a restored synagogue and castle ruin. Only a few kilometers downstream you'll find the beautiful Pohansko Chateau, hidden just near the Austrian border. The second part of a day you follow iron curtain roads on the border between Austria and the Czech republic. Those interested in Cold War history can visit the Iron Curtain Museum. The day ends in the town of Mikulov featuring its Baroque castle, historical town square, unique old synagogue and a local curiosity, a giant wine cask. The route today is mostly along bike paths.
Boutique Hotel Tanzberg
Day 4: Palava Hill Loop, 30 mi. (48 km)
Today you explore Pálava hill and its surroundings. Due to a unique combination of vineyards, castle ruins, and limestone formations, it is named on the UNESCO biospheric reserve list and earned the nickname, Mediterranea of Czech Republic. Cycle uphill for amazing views of surrounding area. If the sky is clear you can see the Czech - Austrian - Slovakian border. The small town of Pavlov will be your first stop. The town is “guarded” by the Devin castle ruin. Take a break and walk through the traditional village or climb up to the castle ruins for an amazing view at Nové Mlýny water dam. After that continue through the village of Dolni Vestonice, which is known for its rare archeological find, the Venus of Vestonice. To get back to the town of Mikulov, you will continue through the vineyard region and around the Palava Hills venturing as far as the border crossing near Nový Přerov. The last part will easily meander towards Mikulov giving you some of the best views of it with the castle nesting majestically above the town. If you wish to hike instead of cycle, this day offers the opportunity! You can hike across Pálava hill visiting three castle ruins, cave complex, and traditional villages.
Boutique Hotel Tanzberg
Day 5: Mikulov - Znojmo, 41 mi. (66 km)
Today you start cycling to the west crossing the border to Austria. The first stop is an Austrian iconic wine cellar “village”, Wildendürbach. This picturesque place has numerous wine cellars covering a small hill that creates the look and feel of a village but it has no permanent inhabitants. From here, you bike through the countryside to the spa town of Laa, where you can stop for an early lunch. After this, cross the border back to the Czech Republic and bike along the Greenways bike trail, Prague to Vienna. The next stop is a small town of Jaroslavice with a renaissance chateau, and the historical Slup watermill, a historical landmark. The day ends in Znojmo. This old royal town welcomes you with panoramic views of Podyjí NP, a lively and well-preserved old historical town center and a castle.
Day 6: Podyjí NP loop + Znojmo, 32 mi. (52 km)
Today you can choose between biking or hiking. The bike option takes you through the small villages to the west all the way to Čížov. This little village treasures one of the last preserved barbed wire lines and border guard towers of the original Iron Curtain. Further south is a breathtaking view over the border to the smallest town in Austria, Hardegg. To finish the loop, turn back to the East and continue again along the national Park to Znojmo. If you'd like to bike a little more, you can turn to the scenic Šobes vineyard, once awarded as one of the best vineyards in the world and Šatov historical village! The hiking option can start either from the town directly towards the national park or by a short bus transfer. A hiking option this day can start either from the town directly towards the national park, or by a short bus transfer.
Day 7: Vienna (Austria)
In the morning, you'll be transported by car or train to the city of waltz, opera, and famous coffee! The capital city of Austria is your final destination. Of course, you can always extend your stay in Vienna to explore the UNESCO protected city center, the Schönbrunn Castle, and many other sights that are too beautiful and unique to be missed. Extra nights, guided city tours, and transfer back to Prague can be arranged!
Hotels & Bikes
Accommodations in 3 star hotels (standard version) or 4 star hotels (premium version). Here is a sample hotel list (based on availability):
Prague Standard – Hotel DAP, Premium – Hotel Clement
Lednice – Relax Hotel Stork
Mikulov – Boutique Hotel Tanzberg
Znojmo – Pension Solnice
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- Detailed maps and route descriptions
- 24-speed bicycle (Pells Stratus Deluxe or similar) with helmet, handlebar bag, pannier, mud guards, and bike bell
- Luggage transportation
- Telephone support
- Ticket from Znojmo to Vienna
- Guided Tour only
- Tour guide
- Support vehicle
Dates & Pricing
June 20 and August 15, 2021
Daily departures from April 1 and October 30, 2021
*A minimum of 2 people is required to confirm a request. If traveling alone, the tour could be confirmed with an additional supplement.
June 20 and August 15, 2021 (additional dates are possible on request)
Standard accommodations $ 1511 £ 842 $ 1,456 € 951 NZ$ 1627 kr 9831 $ 1,165 Single supplement $ 176 £ 98 $ 170 € 111 NZ$ 190 kr 1147 $ 136
Premium accommodations $ 1708 £ 952 $ 1,646 € 1075 NZ$ 1839 kr 11113 $ 1,317 Single supplement $ 183 £ 102 $ 176 € 115 NZ$ 197 kr 1189 $ 141
Departures every day between April and October, 2021
Standard accommodations $ 1193 £ 665 $ 1,150 € 751 NZ$ 1285 kr 7763 $ 920 Single supplement $ 176 £ 98 $ 170 € 111 NZ$ 190 kr 1147 $ 136
Premium accommodations $ 1390 £ 775 $ 1,340 € 875 NZ$ 1497 kr 9045 $ 1,072 Single supplement $ 183 £ 102 $ 176 € 115 NZ$ 197 kr 1189 $ 141
Electric Bike $ 116 £ 65 $ 112 € 73 NZ$ 125 kr 755 $ 89 Specialized Diverge Bike Upgrade $ 46 £ 26 $ 44 € 29 NZ$ 50 kr 300 $ 36
Dinners included in standard hotels: $ 154 £ 86 $ 149 € 97 NZ$ 166 kr 1003 $ 119
Dinners included in premium hotels: $ 208 £ 116 $ 201 € 131 NZ$ 224 kr 1354 $ 160
Prague High Season* Low Season Standard double/twin room $ 100 £ 56 $ 96 € 63 NZ$ 108 kr 651 $ 77 $ 92 £ 51 $ 89 € 58 NZ$ 99 kr 600 $ 71 Standard single room $ 165 £ 92 $ 159 € 104 NZ$ 178 kr 1075 $ 127 $ 149 £ 83 $ 144 € 94 NZ$ 161 kr 972 $ 115 Premium double/twin room $ 130 £ 73 $ 126 € 82 NZ$ 140 kr 848 $ 100 $ 113 £ 63 $ 109 € 71 NZ$ 121 kr 734 $ 87 Premium single room $ 208 £ 116 $ 201 € 131 NZ$ 224 kr 1354 $ 160 $ 192 £ 107 $ 185 € 121 NZ$ 207 kr 1251 $ 148 Vienna High Season* Low Season Standard double/twin room $ 108 £ 60 $ 104 € 68 NZ$ 116 kr 703 $ 83 $ 100 £ 56 $ 96 € 63 NZ$ 108 kr 651 $ 77 Standard single room $ 175 £ 97 $ 168 € 110 NZ$ 188 kr 1137 $ 135 $ 165 £ 92 $ 159 € 104 NZ$ 178 kr 1075 $ 127 Premium double/twin room $ 133 £ 74 $ 129 € 84 NZ$ 144 kr 868 $ 103 $ 116 £ 65 $ 112 € 73 NZ$ 125 kr 755 $ 89 Premium single room $ 224 £ 125 $ 216 € 141 NZ$ 241 kr 1458 $ 173 $ 208 £ 116 $ 201 € 131 NZ$ 224 kr 1354 $ 160
*High season: April, May, & June & September & October
Bike tour of Prague:
2 people: $ 72 £ 40 $ 69 € 45 NZ$ 77 kr 465 $ 55 4 people: $ 64 £ 35 $ 61 € 40 NZ$ 68 kr 413 $ 49 6 people: $ 56 £ 31 $ 54 € 35 NZ$ 60 kr 362 $ 43
Skill Level — Easy–Moderate
This is an easy to moderate guided or self-guided bike tour with average daily distances between 19 and 38 miles (30 and 62 km). Three days of this tour make a loop so you can choose your daily biking distance. On those days, you can opt to do a hiking tour instead of biking. The cycling routes run through a scenic, slightly hilly countryside, lined with vineyards and showcasing the beauty of the landscape and nature.
The closest international airport to your tour start in Prague is Václav Havel Airport (PRA), located 20 km from the city center.
The journey from the airport to the city center takes around 25 - 30 minutes by taxi or up to one hour by public transportation.
The most convenient mode of public transportation from the airport to the city center is the Airport Express Bus. The bus station is at the parking lot right in front of Terminal 1. Tickets cost 60 CZK for adults and you can buy them at the terminal or directly from the bus driver. The bus terminates at Prague Main Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi).
Fix Taxi (metered white taxis) are recommended and available at the airport. The company provides taxi service at guaranteed tariff prices which are equal to the maximum prices allowed for taxi services in Prague. Fees start at 40 CZK plus 28 CZK per kilometer, plus 6 CZK per minute waiting in traffic based on the number of km traveled. The estimated price from the airport to the city center is around 650 CAK to 700 CZK.
The climate in the region is considered continental, with varying temperatures that are cooler and temperate. Please check local conditions before your arrival and don’t forget your raingear.
We highly recommend a guided city bike tour of Prague. See pricing. We also suggest an extra day in Czech Saxony Swiss National Park, a sandstone paradise, perfect for walking and biking.
Important to know
It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with the country or countries you plan to visit. This includes and is not limited to passport validity, visa requirements and acquisition, blank passport pages required for your destination (s), etc.
US citizens: A good website to research the requirements of the Schengen Agreement and entry into other countries is travel.state.gov.
Non-EU and EU residents: Please research the requirements of your country of residence for international travel and your destination country or countries.
*Important note: Please check on the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) status as once implemented, this will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
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