VIENNA TO PRAGUE

8 day Independent or Escorted tours This version of Czech Greenways was the firstlong distance cycling trail going through the Czech Republic. Seasoned cyclists will enjoy riding the whole way from Vienna to Prague. There is a great variety of landscapes along the route – from the warm, grape growing region of South Moravia, the […]

8 day Independent or Escorted tours

This version of Czech Greenways was the firstlong distance cycling trail going through the Czech Republic. Seasoned cyclists will enjoy riding the whole way from Vienna to Prague. There is a great variety of landscapes along the route – from the warm, grape growing region of South Moravia, the lush, forested Podyji National Park, to the Czech-Moravian highlands, the lakes surrounding Telc and the romantic countryside of central Bohemia.
Enjoy the numerous fairytale castles, chateaux, small historical towns on the trail. Add to this the best beer in the world in local pubs along the trail and it is hard to find a route rivaling this one in all of Central Europe.

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Day to Day Itinerary 

Day 1

Vienna – Stockerau
After your arrival in Vienna, make your way individually to Stockerau (by taxi, or train). We will meet you at your hotel with the necessary tour materials and hand over your bikes. Overnight in Stockerau.

Day 2

Stockerau – Drnholec (64 km / 40 miles)
On the first day of the route you will follow the Leiserbergweg bike path to Ernstbrunn
(Leiser Berge Natural Park). After passing into the Czech Republic through the border post at Laa an der Thaya, the South Moravian lowland terrain is flat all the way to Drnholec. Overnight in Drnholec. 

Day 3

Drnholec – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (79 km / 49 miles)
After breakfast cycle from Drnholec through Znojmo, to Podyji National Park with untouched nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Another highlight is Vranov Castle, perched high on a rock above the Dyje river. A shorter cycling option, with a car transfer from Drnholec to Znojmo, is available (cycling 35 km / 22 miles). Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji.

Day 4

Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (76 km / 47 miles)
Cycle along the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. Then cycle from Slavonice to Telc, which has a well-preserved Renaissance town enter listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A shorter cycling option, with a train transfer from Slavonice to Telc, is available (cycling 48 km / 30 miles). 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 called Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz extermination camp 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 – Tabor (49 km / 30 miles)
This route leads through a tapestry of woods and ponds to Cervena Lhota, with a beautiful little chateau built on a rocky island in the middle of a pond. Afternoon arrival in Tabor leaves plenty of time for a tour of this historic town, founded by the Hussites. Overnight in Tabor. 

Day 7

Tabor – Benesov (69 km / 43 miles)
From Tabor we ride through a region of highlands with woods and pastures, an area known as Czech Siberia for its blustery winter weather and unspoiled environment. There is a beautiful view of the River Luznice from the bridge in the town of Sedlec-Prcice, the destination of the annual Prague-Prcice walk. The highlight of this day is a visit to the impressive chateau of Konopiste with its large, English park and Rose Garden. Overnight in Benesov.

Day 8

Benesov –Pruhonice – Prague (37 km / 23 miles)
The final part of this bicycle tour takes you to Pruhonice with its Renaissance chateau and chateau park – a center of botany and garden science in the Czech Republic. Transfer by car from Pruhonice to Prague city center.

 

Rating- Moderate

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

 

Schedule & Price: Escorted Tour 

Please contact us to know about the availability.

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,  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 Tours

Departure Dates:
Independent tours depart every day from April to mid-October

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.