Prague to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £709 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle from the Czech capital to the Austrian capital
• Visit Zvikov Castle
• Sightseeing in Ceske Budejovice
Cycle Route features
The road quality varies widely. The route follows both well-paved cycle paths and bumpy, unsurfaced dirt tracks and forest trails. For the most part, you will cycle along separate cycle paths and secondary roads, with only a few sections featuring heavier traffic. Please note that the Czech part of the route as well as the so-called “Waldviertel” include some steep climbs and require a good level of fitness. The signposting of the route is generally good.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague
We recommend arriving in Prague early – the “golden city” is one of the most beautiful in Europe, and the historical city centre has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1992. Its historical buildings, the winding streets of the old city and a breath-taking view of the Charles Bridge are perfect excuses for a stroll around the city, and will be the first of many unforgettable holiday delights.
Day 2: Prague – Sedlcany/surrounding (approx. 64 km)
The Vltava river will guide you out of Prague. The slightly hilly and ever-changing landscape will enchant you. During today’s stage, you will pass through many small, idyllically situated Bohemian villages. The small houses with wooden-panelled gables irresistibly draw the eyes, and the many cosy inns entice one to stop for a refreshing beer. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Sedlcany area.
Day 3: Sedlcany/surrounding – Písek (approx. 68 km)
For most of today, you will once again be following the course of the river Vltava, passing through many small Bohemian villages and the lush Bohemian forest. Via a beautiful reservoir on the Vltava near Milešov, you will make your way to Orlík. The gothic castle is certainly worth a visit, but merely a few kilometres further comes the next attraction; Zvikov Castle was one of the most important castles of Bohemia in the middle ages. The picturesque town of Písek marks the end of today’s stage.
Day 4: Písek – Ceské Budejovice (approx. 70 km)
You will be surrounded by fascinating virgin and cultivated landscapes for most of the day. The bike path follows the romantic banks of the Vltava river for the most part and will lead you through some pretty towns like Týn nad Vltavou. A small forest path will bring you to Hluboká castle, which sits atop a hill high over the Vltava and is definitely worth visiting. On arrival in Ceské Budejovice, also known as Budweis, a Budweiser beer is exactly the right refreshment to make up for any exertions during the day.
Day 5: Ceské Budejovice – Gmünd (approx. 55 km)
During today’s stage, you will experience nature at its purest. The southern Bohemian landscape features many meadows and forests. The region is recognised as a UNESCO nature reserve, and the so-called “southern Bohemian pond landscape” is a result of the long-standing fish farming tradition in the region. The wholly untouched nature is a fantastic experience for any cyclist, and there is also something for fans of culture and architecture; historical buildings, old citadels and picturesque villages are scattered all along the way.
Day 6: Gmünd – Rosenburg/Gars am Kamp (approx. 63/68 km)
Today’s stage will take you through the north of Lower Austria. The so-called “Waldviertel” region is known for its many river and pond landscapes. The cycle path will lead you through seemingly endless forests with fresh air and wonderful authenticity. The Waldviertel cuisine is also known far and wide. Make sure to try a dish with carp and potatoes, the culinary specialities of this region.
Day 7: Rosenburg/Gars am Kamp – Hadersdorf – Tulln – Vienna (approx. 69/64 km + train journey)
The Kamptal bicycle path will quickly lead you to Hadersdorf via Langenlois. The route is gorgeous and also relatively flat. You will soon spot the first vineyards around Krems. From Hadersdorf, you will take the train to Tulln. Take some time to visit the Egon Schiele museum before riding the last few kilometres along the Danube to Vienna. You will reach your accommodation via the Danube Island, comfortably avoiding all traffic.
Day 8: Departure, Transfer Service or Extension
Your bicycle tour ends after breakfast. We recommend staying longer to explore Vienna. Our transfer service in our bicycle bus is also a very comfortable option which can be booked.
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* and 4* 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.
• Accommodation in the chosen category
• Daily breakfast from buffet
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• 7-day service hotline
• Well elaborated route
• Detailed travel documents with maps and route description
• Train ticket from Hadersdorf to Tulln (incl. bikes)
• GPS tracks available
• If bike rental: insurance included
• If half board: 5× 3-course evening meal included (in Prague and Vienna only breakfast)
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, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1 (Arrival every Saturday): April | September – October
Season 2 (Arrival every Friday, Saturday and Sunday): April – June | September
Season 3 (Daily arrival): June – September
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £859 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £919 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £979 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £349
Half Board Upgrade: From £129
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £709 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £819 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £169
Half Board Upgrade: From £109
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: Accommodation in well selected hotels **** (often best hotel on place)
Category B: Accommodation in chosen guest houses, hotels, and inns ***
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £709
Single Supplement: From £169