Czech Greenways VIENNA TO PRAGUE via Cesky Krumlov

8 day Independent or Escorted tours The Czech Greenways cultural trail is ideal for those who like history. This version offers relaxed cycling days and includes the Lednice-Valtice Area and Cesky Krumlov. Cycling in the Czech / Austrian border area that was cut off by the Iron Curtain for 40 years is a unique experience. […]

8 day Independent or Escorted tours

The Czech Greenways cultural trail is ideal for those who like history. This version offers relaxed cycling days and includes the Lednice-Valtice Area and Cesky Krumlov. Cycling in the Czech / Austrian border area that was cut off by the Iron Curtain for 40 years is a unique experience. Medieval castles, a varied landscape, fairytale chateaux, pristine countryside with tiny, rustic villages and baroque towns, the best beer in the world, and safe back roads with good surfaces for cycling makes this tour a real bestseller. Cycling the Czech Greenways is a well-balanced vacation.

 

Day to Day Schedule 

Day 1

Vienna – Valtice
Arrive by train from Vienna to Breclav where you meet your contact person, who will then drive you to your hotel and introduce you to the program. You will get all necessary route information materials. Overnight in Valtice.

Day 2

Valtice – Lednice – Mikulov (30 km / 19 miles)

You will start your biking trip in Lednice-Valtice area (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you ride on forest and field trails. Two magnificent chateaux grace the area, along numerous ‘follies’, romantic structures set in a harmonious way into the surrounding landscape. A paved road with little traffic then leads you to Mikulov with its imposing castle, historic square, the tomb of the Dietrichstein family, as well as the synagogue and Jewish cemetery, where the oldest tombstone dates back to 1605. Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3

Mikulov – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (42 km / 26 miles)
Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Znojmo. Then cycle through the Podyji National Park with untouched nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Vranov chateau, perched high on a rock above the Dyje river is another highlight. Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji.

Day 4

Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (46 km / 29 miles)
From Vranov skim the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. Then transfer by local train to the town of Telc, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved Renaissance town center. Overnight in Telc.

Day 5

Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through fields and forests. A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelni Myslova to Jewish painter Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz along with his family. Finish the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the third biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

Day 6

Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (30 km / 19 miles)
Take in the historic town and castle of Jindrichuv Hradec, then start cycling through the mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District to Trebon, a medieval town whose walls are still largely intact. Enter the historical center through a gate in the old fortifications and across a moat, part of a unique water regulation system dating back to the 16th century. Overnight in Trebon. 

Day 7

Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (53 km / 33 miles)
The last day of cycling leads through hilly terrain to the jewel of South Bohemia, the town
of Cesky Krumlov (a UNESCO Heritage Site), situated on the banks of the meandering upper course of the Vltava River. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.. 

Day 8

Cesky Krumlov – Prague
Enjoy all that Cesky Krumlov has to offer within one day. The old town preserves a virtually intact and unparalleled ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque structures. Among the attractions are the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic and the oldest working Baroque theatre in Europe. Late afternoon transfer by bus from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.

 

Tour Rating- intermediate 

Some short ascents have to be managed, otherwise a flat easy route. Suitable for beginners and families.

 

Schedule & Price: Escorted Tour 

Contact us to know about the availability please.

Price per person CAD $2415
Single Supplement $550
Supplement if final group size is 4-7 persons $300

 

 

Airport / transfers

The nearest international airport is Vienna, returning from Prague. There are regular private shuttles into the city centre for $40 one way. A public bus/tram combination costs only $10 one way.

 

This tour includes:

• Professional bilingual guide
• Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions, typically 3 star, all with private bathrooms
• Support van
• Buffet breakfast and dinner included
• Luggage transfer
• English route descriptions
• Detailed cycling maps
• Town maps
• Global Positioning System (GPS) console
• Quality TREK bike rental (see below)
•Guided tours at chateaux, castles, museums and other select attractions
• Special events, including wine tasting and picnics

 

 

Schedule & Price Independent Tour

Independent tours depart every day from April to mid-October

Contact us to know about the availability please.

Price per person CAD $1900
Single Traveller Supplement On request

 

This tour includes:

• Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions,typically 3 star, all with private bathrooms
• Buffet breakfast
• Luggage transfer
• English route descriptions
• Detailed cycling maps
• Town maps
• Global Positioning System (GPS) console
• Transportation by car according to program
• Welcome briefing upon arrival
• Quality TREK bike rental (see below)
• Stand-by support (cell phone and contact person)

Fully Equipped Bikes

All bikes are equipped with – mudguards, rear luggage carrier, bar ends, bell, rear light, clips and water bottle holder.
We also provide – helmet, pannier bags, handlebar bag, cyclocomputer, repair tools, puncture repair kit, inner tube, pump, water bottle and lock.

We can also supply road bikes, tandems, and child trailers on request.