Prague to Vienna Cycling Holiday

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.

Cesky Krumlov – one of Europe’s best-preserved old towns

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.

Prague to Vienna Cycling Holiday

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.

Cesky Krumlov – one of Europe’s best-preserved old towns

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

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
23 miles/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
42 miles/66 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 - End of trip

After breakfast it’s time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure.

Bikes

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.

Accommodation

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.

Prague: Hotel Mucha

Cesky Krumlov: Pension Gardena

Trebon: Rodinný hotel Myslivna s.r.o.

Telc: Anton Hotel

Vranov: Zamecky Hotel

Znojmo: Solnice Pension

Mikulov: Hotel Tanzberg

Vienna: Graf Stadion

Superior: Good quality hotels and guesthouses.

Prague: Hotel Bishop’s

Cesky Krumlov: Hotel Gold

Trebon: Penzion Bílý jednorožec

Telc: Hotel U Hrabenky

Vranov: Zamecky Hotel

Znojmo: Rezidence Zvon Hotel

Mikulov: Hotel Galant

Vienna: Hotel Tigra

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.

Getting there

Fly to Prague and then take a taxi into the city to your hotel.

Research flights from the UK here

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