Prague to Vienna Cycling Holiday
Self Guided or Guided
Start / FinishPrague / Vienna
Distance219 miles/353 kms
A fascinating and highly enjoyable cycling holiday between two of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Enjoy a night in delightful Prague before transferring south to Cesky Krumlov to ride through the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of Southern Bohemia and Moravia to Austria’s elegant capital city.
Prague will enchant you with its wonderful architecture, bustling, cobbled streets, cathedrals and fascinating history. After a night in the Czech capital you’ll be driven south to another gem, Cesky Krumlov – one of Europe’s best-preserved old towns – from where your cycling holiday begins.
The Czech Republic has an excellent network of cycle routes and this tour makes use of some of the best ones, leading you through wonderful, rolling countryside, to charming old towns such as Telc, Znojmo and Mikulov. South Moravian wines really are world class but they don’t produce enough for export so don’t miss the opportunity to sample the product as you are travelling through – the beer’s pretty good too!
Finally you cross into Austria, spending the last night of the tour in elegant Vienna on the banks of the mighty Danube River.
This varied route, combines quiet lanes, paved cycle paths and a few short off-road sections. The terrain is undulating so some climbing is to be expected but nothing too challenging. You’ll be averaging around 55 km per day on this tour
Itinerary & Map
This varied route, combines quiet lanes, paved cycle paths and a few short off-road sections. The terrain is undulating so some climbing is to be expected but nothing too challenging. You’ll be averaging around 55kms per day on this tour
Day 1: Arrive Prague
On arrival in Prague make your way to your first hotel. After check-in the rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the atmospheric Old Town with its famous town square and astronomical clock, and make sure you stroll over elegant Charles Bridge to Mala Strana and the castle district.
Day 2: Prague – Cesky Krumlov, road transfer. Cycle 17 miles/26 kms
This morning you’ll be met by our local representative and transferred by mini-bus from Prague down to Cesky Krumlov, (110 miles) one of the Czech Republic’s most picturesque old towns in the heart of South Bohemia. Once there you’ll have time to look around this ancient riverside settlement or if you are in the mood you can mount-up for a 26km cycle ride to explore the surrounding area.
Day 3: Cesky Krumlov – Trebon, 32 to 40 miles/53 to 63 kms
There’s time for a last look around Cesky Krumlov in the morning before cycling out of town into the beautiful surrounding countryside. The route starts off quite hilly but then flattens off as you approach Trebon, an attractive spa town where you’ll spend the night. The town’s sights include its castle and picturesque town square. You could also soothe those first-day-aches in one of the town’s spas.
Day 4: Trebon – Telc, 48 miles/78 kms
Today’s ride winds its way between many man-made lakes and ponds typical of the region. At Perslak you join a lovely cycle path that leads you along the Czech/Austrian border, through a National Park forest to the town of Telc. This UNESCO World Heritage site is noted for its beautiful town square and you’ll enjoy your evening in this pretty little place.
Day 5: Telc – Vranov, 35 miles/54 kms
There’s time to explore Telc’s looming Gothic castle before starting the day’s cycle tour. The route leads you into Southern Moravia through some of the region’s charming villages and small towns, where the pace of life has barely changed in generations. Your destination for the night is Vranov, a pleasant little village surrounded by wooded hillsides and close to a large lake.
Day 6: Vranov – Znojmo, 20 to 23 miles/32 to 38 kms
After breakfast you continue along the Austrian border, following the cycle path beside the River Dyje and through the beautiful Dyje National Park. As you approach Znojmo the many vineyards tell you that you have arrived in a major wine growing region. Znojmo is an idyllic South Moravian town on a hillside above a river. Take a stroll around the atmospheric old town perhaps stopping at a tavern to sample the rather excellent local wines.
Day 7: Znojmo – Mikulov, 37 to 44 miles/62 to 72 kms
From Znojmo, you’ll enter a flat fertile region renowned for its many vineyards and orchards. The going is easy and the pleasant scenery rolls by almost effortlessly. Eventually you arrive in the wine producing town of Mikulov where you will overnight. Check into your hotel and then take a wander through this atmospheric little place. In the cellars of the baroque castle you can learn more about the regions wine-making traditions, alternatively you could find a seat in one of the cosy bars and sample the finished product for yourself.
Day 8: Mikulov – Vienna, 28 or 16 miles/45 or 25 kms + transfer
Shortly after leaving Mikulov you cycle across the border into Austria. The route leads you past more vineyards, pretty little villages and farmland. On arrival in Mistlebach (45 km) a mini-bus will be waiting to take you into the Austrian capital, Vienna, you can also agree in advance to be picked up from Poysdorf (25 km). Here you can explore explore on foot and get to know this elegant city of art and culture on the mighty Danube River.
For those on a guided tour you have the option of being transferred back to Prague for your last overnight instead of spending the evening in Vienna.
Day 9: Vienna
After breakfast it’s time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure.
Dates & Prices
|2020 Arrival Dates|
|Self-Guided:||Arrivals daily from 01 April to 15 October|
|Guided:||09 May, 06 June, 04 July, 01 August, 29 August, 26 September|
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2 for 1 bike hire on regular bikes. Valid for bookings made by 29 February. See terms and conditions
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|Deposit per person||£150|
Self-guided: 8 x Breakfast
Guided: 8 x Breakfast & 6 x Dinner (excluding nights in Prague)
Luggage transfer (1 x 20kg piece pp + 1 x 10kg piece pp)
Maps & route information
Transfer to Cesky Krumlov on day 2
GPS route data, self-guided tours only
GUIDED TOURS also include:
Support vehicle with refreshments
Bike hire (see supplements)
Entrance fees to castles, chateaux or museums
Extra night Prague, single, comfort (£78)
Extra night Prague, double/twin, superior (£79)
Extra night Prague, single, superior (£118)
Extra night Vienna, double/twin, comfort (£51)
Extra night Vienna, single, comfort (£81)
Extra night Vienna, double/twin, superior (£79)
Extra night Vienna, single, superior (£128)
Transfer Prague Airport to hotel (£29)
Regular bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£77)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£146)
Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21-24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.
Electric bikes are also available.
We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, rental helmets can be provided on arrival. These must be pre-booked at the time of booking the trip.
Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.
Comfort: Comfortable hotels, guest houses and inns.
Superior: Good quality hotels and guesthouses.
Local taxes: Some hotels have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. The fee varies and is frequently changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night.
Fly to Prague and then take a taxi into the city to your hotel.
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- Date - 05/09/2017
- Name - Gill Crooks
- Service rating - 4.0
- Service comment - we loved everything about our cycle holiday in the czec republic. It was frightening when I discovered my axle was missing after a days biking however the hotel reception arrange a repair and my bike was good to go the next day.
- Product rating - 4.0
- Product comment - GREAT EXPERIENCE.
maps, and written instruction were good GPS essential.
- Flexitreks response - So glad you enjoyed your cycling adventure in the Czech Republic Gill. We're sorry about the bike malfunction and glad the hotel reception staff were able to get you back on the road quickly.
- Date - 14/07/2017
- Name - Gordon Mounsey
- Service rating - 5.0
- Service comment - Well organized. Responded to questions quickly. Accommodation good.
- Product rating - 5.0
- Product comment - Good bikes , interesting route.
- Flexitreks response - Glad you enjoyed it Gordon.
- Date - 27/06/2017
- Name - Anonymous
- Service rating - 3.0
- Service comment - Would've been helpful to have had detailed information about the route we'd be taking
- Product rating - 3.0
- Product comment - I was disappointed that our first nights destination was changed at the last minute and we were not all given the opportunity to at least visit that destination
- Flexitreks response - Service rating : If the detailed roadbooks provided at the start of the holiday were in any way insufficient can you please provide us with more details as we pride ourselves on the quality of information provided and would be keen to rectify any errors.
Product : So sorry about the first night issue. It was very unfortunate that the hotel you and your group were booked into had to close at very short notice. We were glad that we were able to accommodate you all in an alternative hotel of a very good standard albeit some distance away from Cesky Krumlov.