Prague to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £949 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle from the Czech capital to the Austrian capital
• Explore the vineyards of South Moravia
• Ride along the ‘Greenway’ for most of the holiday
• Sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov and Trebon
• Ride through the Dyje National Park
Cycle Route features
We offer more options. To the main recommended route are added easier (in green) and longer/harder alternatives (in red).
These routes combine roads without traffic, paved path as well some short off-road sections. Profile includes all from long flat section to some rolling hills. This route does not have a long steep up hills.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrive in Prague and Cesky Krumlov
Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov (185 km = 111 miles by minibus or car), checking in at the hotel, sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, dinner at town, adaptation of bicycles to match to bikers’ body dimensions, practical training in safe cycling (guided group tours only). If you prefer to cycle you can cycle up to Klet hill. It is 26 km long round ride up to Klet hill, 1079 m asl. Total elevation gain 692 m.
Day 2: Cesky Krumlov – Trebon
(63 km = 38 miles by bicycle – can be shortened for guided group tours).
Optional visit of the castle and garden in the morning. Route leads through the beautiful hilly landscape surrounding Cesky Krumlov. However, the closer you get to Trebon area, the flatter the landscape becomes.
A scenic ride through a picturesque landscape ends in Trebon, also well-known as a major spa resort. In Trebon, you will check in to your hotel and you can visit the Schwarzenberg Tomb.
In case you would like to relax in a spa, we can arrange a massage, whirlpool or other services at Trebon’s wellness centre. We also recommend an evening walk around the Renaissance town.
Day 3: Trebon – Telc
(78 km = 47 miles by bicycle – can be shortened for Guided group tours)
Optional tour of Trebon chateau in the morning. The trail winds along many ponds and man-made lakes, so typical of this region, to Perslak, the most northern point of Austria. You will follow the border with Austria on the Greenways trail passing through Nova Bystrice, where you will have lunch.
From Nova Bystrice the trail will take you through the forests of the National Park called Czech Canada. The day ends in Telc, a Renaissance town registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.
Houses on the main square in Telc, with facades decorated with typically renaissance graffiti, form the best-preserved Renaissance square in the Czech Republic. It is extremely interesting to compare the differences between the towns of Trebon, Cesky Krumlov and Telc.
Day 4: Telc – Vranov
(54 km = 33 miles by bicycle – can be shortened for Guided group tours)
Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. You will ride through several charming villages typical for this area of the country. We will cycle gently through the region of South Moravia. We will stay overnight in Vranov which is situated near a dam.
Day 5: Vranov – Znojmo
(32-38 km = 20-23 miles by bicycle)
You will cycle on the Greenways trail following the river Dyje and the southern Czech border with Austria. This very beautiful trail leads through the national park of Dyje.
Znojmo is the gateway to the region of South Moravia, a region of wine production. Check-in to Znojmo hotel, followed by a walk round the historical centre of Znojmo in the evening.
Day 6: Znojmo – Mikulov
(62-72 km = 37-43 miles by bicycle)
This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. Dinner is usually arranged in a restaurant and includes a wine tasting.
Mikulov is a town with a rich history, a beautiful castle and an historical square. Check-in to Mikulov hotel in late afternoon, leisure time in the evening.
Day 7: Mikulov – Vienna
(50 km = 30 miles by bicycle and 50 km = 30 miles by car).
You cross the border at the Mikulov border checkpoint, we spend the rest of the day in Austria. The ride in Austria is, to begin, very similar to the Czech section. There are vineyards, fields and small villages along the trail. Experienced bikers can reach the Vienna hotel by bike.
We recommend finishing the cycling part of the trail in Poysdorf (25 km) or in Mistelbach (48 km) and travelling by car or minibus to Vienna.
For Self Guided Tours you should agree in advance with the local representative if you want to cycle all the way to Vienna or where you want to meet the driver taking you to Vienna, skipping the last cycling part of the tour.
The official tour programme ends with a check-in to your Vienna hotel.
Important notice: 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 supporting vehicle to Prague for free.
These bikers spend their last night in Prague. We will happily offer them other additional services in Prague, such as additional accommodation, a guided tour of Prague and other services.
Day 8: Vienna
The tour ends with a breakfast either in Vienna or in Prague.
We offer more options. To the main recommended route are added easier (in green) and longer/harder alternatives (in red). These routes combine roads without traffic, paved path as well some short off-road sections.
Profile includes all from long flat section to some rolling hills. This route does not have a long steep up hills.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Prague to Vienna tour stays in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
· Pick up from any hotel in Prague on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
· Accommodation in selected standard class hotels and pensions
· Buffet breakfast on all days
· Detailed town maps (per room)
· Programme and Route Book (per room)
· Detailed cycling maps and route description (per room)
· Bicycle repair kit (per room)
· Transportation of participants, their luggage and bicycles from Prague to the starting point of the bike route and from the end of the route to Prague (according to the programme of the tour)
· Transportation of luggage between hotels
· 24 hour hotline assistance service
· 1x GPS set with pre-recorded routes, batteries, battery charger per a group
What is not included in price of the Self-Guided Individual tour
· Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
· Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
· Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
· Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
· Meals (except for breakfasts)
· Entrance fees to museums, castles and chateaux
We rent bikes with at least 21 gears, efficient front and rear brakes, equipped rear light and all necessary equipment required by Czech road law.
All bicycles contain Shimano components, suspended fork and a rear rack for a panniers to store your spare clothes, camera and other equipment.
For self guided tours and trips we equip bikes with spare tire tube, pump and necessary tools to change tube and for other minor repairs.
Bike Rental includes – helmet, handle-bar bag, lock and repair kit per group (pump, spare tube, tools). Rear pannier is provided on request.
Prague – Vienna via Cesky Krumlov (Greenways Trail), 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Category A: 3* Hotels
Holiday Price (13th May until the 23rd September)
Cat A: £949
Cat A: £189
Availability: 13th May to 23rd September 2018
Departure Day: Sunday
Duration: 8 days
Bike Hire: Included
Calculate the cost of your cycling holiday
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £949
Single Supplement: £189