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Czech Republic – Vienna to Prague Short Bike Tour
The Czech Republic as a bicycle tour destination is one of the great central Europe escapes. The Greenways is a designated corridor of 100-year-old hiking trails stretching for 250 miles from Vienna to Prague along the Dyje River in Southern Moravia and the Vltava River Valley in Southern and Central Bohemia. It connects beautiful countryside with cultural monuments, historic towns and villages with restored castles and churches. Since much of the Czech Greenways stretches along the former Iron Curtain, where there was limited access and no development for 45 years, the countryside remained untouched and the environment clean. This trip starts via Vienna and includes a transfer by bus to Prague, but the trip is truly between Breclav and Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. This is along the 'Greenways' route and has been one of our more popular tours over the years. Castles, wines, historical sites, and charming town and a unique culture make this a unique trip! Yes, you can bookend the trip with the classic cities of Vienna and Prague, but you ride in between. To do the complete ride from Vienna to Prague, see this trip.
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<strong>Day 1 | Arrival Day</strong>

Day 1 | Arrival Day

The best way to start this tour is by coming to Vienna. We suggest an extra night to explore the city a little, then from here, you take a short connector train to Breclav just across the Czech border to meet our contact person. You will then be driven to your hotel in Valtice where you have an orientation and receive all materials for cycling including your road book and bike. Sightseeing on your own, and dinner on your own. In town is a beautiful cathedral and former chateau of the Lichtenstein family which now has a wine cellar and is a great place to taste some wines.  

Hotel Penzion Valtice - Prinz

nám. Svobody 1111 VALTICE

Hotel Penzion Valtice -  PrinzWelcome to Valtice, the original residence of the Liechtenstein family, which is now a part of the Lednice-Valtice area enlisted in the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage. The charm of the Lednice-Valtice area is crowned as one of the most beautiful European complexes. This unique region offers kilometres of paths for cycling and walking. Welcome to cozy family guesthouse PRINZ, which is located in the historical centre of Valtice. We have prepared eight double rooms and one single room for our guests. There is airconditioning in each of five attic rooms. We also offer four foldaways. All the rooms are comfortably furnished with a TV set, telephone, internet connection and en-suite bathroom with shower-box and toilet. Breakfast is included and is served in a stylish dining room as a buffet or in summertime on the terrace.

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<strong>Day 2 | Ride from Valtice to Mikulov</strong>

Day 2 | Ride from Valtice to Mikulov

You will start your biking trip in the Lednice-Valtice area (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will ride on forest and field trails. The area is graced by two magnificent chateaux and numerous "follies" - romantic structures set in a harmonious way into the surrounding landscape including an Arc de Triomphe! A third class 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 tombstones date back to 1605. Overnight in Mikulov, dinner on your own. Total distance 30km.  

Hotel Templ

Husova 50 Mikulov

Hotel TemplHotel Templ Mikulov offers the possibility of accommodation in 17 rooms, each of which has its own specific atmosphere. The capacity of the hotel is 33 beds with an option of 13 extra beds. The hotel complex is located in two historical buildings. In the hotel you will find a child-friendly environment - baby cots, high chairs, individual children's menu, non/smoking areas, children's bikes, games. Electronically secured car parking in the hotel complex, limited capacity in front of the hotel. Parking is also available at a public parking lot at the beginning of Husova Street, just 50m away from the hotel.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Seminar Room Cable TV Restaurant

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<strong>Day 3 | Ride to Vranov nad Dyji</strong>

Day 3 | Ride to Vranov nad Dyji

Morning transfer by van from Mikulov to Znojmo, a royal town with a lovely historical center, where the most naturally scenic part of the trip begins, with the National Park Podyji, the river canyon, and viewpoints that will reward you for enduring the challenging, hilly terrain. The last remnants of the Iron Curtain in the village of Cizov are one of the highlights. The other highlight is the most fairy-tale-like castle of Vranov perched on a cliff high above the riverbed. Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji. Dinner on your own. Total distance 42km.  

Pension Inspira

Vranov nad Dyji

Pension InspiraSmall country inn located alongside the Dyji River and with a view on the castle. Little English spoken; mostly twin beds available.

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Open Parking Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Restaurant

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<strong>Day 4 | Ride to Slavonice then Telc</strong>

Day 4 | Ride to Slavonice then Telc

From Vranov we skim the Austrian border past the village of Safov with a quaint old Jewish cemetery, then past Uhercice, with a Renaissance chateau where a massive conservation effort is underway and can be toured, and a lovely pottery workshop on the pond in the village green. After arrival to Slavonice, we travel 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, dinner on your own. Total distance 46km.  

Hotel Celerin

Namesti Zachariase z Hradce 43 Telc

Hotel CelerinHotel Celerin is located on the main square of Telc, "namesti Zachariase z Hradce", in a quiet place. Nestled on the main square in the medieval village of Telc (1.5 hours drive from Prague), this no-frills hotel offers double rooms, some of which face the square. Rooms come with a comfortable bed, a bathroom, a phone and a TV. A neat restaurant located in the cellar takes care of your gastronomic needs. In summers, it features an outdoor seating under shady umbrellas. All in all, this is a simple, clean and reasonably priced accommodation.

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Open Parking Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Mini-Bar Restaurant

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<strong>Day 5 | Ride to Jindrichuv Hradec</strong>

Day 5 | Ride to Jindrichuv Hradec

Today you will cycle through the Czech/Moravian Highlands, through fields and forests. A unique stop on the way is the memorial of Jewish painter called Frantisek Moritz Nagl in Kostelni Myslova. He died in Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland, but loved to paint in the surrounding landscape here. The border areas have a complicated, modern history. The destination of today is the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the third biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic. Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec, dinner on your own. Total distance 42km.  

Hotel Concertino

Namesti Miru 141/I 377 01 Jindrichuv Hradec

Hotel ConcertinoThe Hotel Concertino - Zlata Husa is one of the largest hotel situated directly in the main square, 5 min walk from the castle complex. The family-run CONCERTINO HOTEL offers not only comfortable accommodation but also first-class Czech, international and fish cuisines in its Zlata Husa Restaurant, pleasant time in the Cafe Bar and many other options such as barbecue on its summer patio.

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Closed Parking Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Restaurant

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<strong>Day 6 | Ride to Trebon</strong>

Day 6 | Ride to Trebon

First, 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 the town of Trebon, a medieval city whose walls are still largely intact. The only way to enter the historical core is through a gate in the old fortifications, across a moat which is a part of a unique water regulation system dating back to the 16th century. Overnight in Trebon, overlooking the main square; dinner on your own.Total sitance 30km.  

Hotel Zlata Hvezda (Golden Star)

Nerudova 48 118 00 Praha 1

Hotel Zlata Hvezda (Golden Star) The Golden Star offers accommodation in standard single and double rooms and commodious suites (up to 4 persons). The historic and romantic atmosphere of the interior is underlined by wooden period furniture. From the rooms, there is a wonderful view of Prague Castle, Royal Route and the Lesser Town rooftops. All rooms have comfort bathrooms, with a tub and/or a shower. The rooms are equipped with a hair drier, minibar, safe, direct dial telephone, TV set with satellite reception. There is a possibility of cable internet connection. The guest rooms as well as all public areas equipment meets the EU safety and fire protection standards.

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Open Parking Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Safe in Room Room Service Restaurant

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<strong>Day 7 | Ride to Cesky Krumlov</strong>

Day 7 | Ride to Cesky Krumlov

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. The old town preserved, intact and still vital offers an unparalled 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. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov, dinner on your own - we suggest a medieval theme 'cave' with open fire roasting pit and a cold Pilser Urquel or an "original" Budvar or Budweiser! Total distance 53km.  

Hotel Arcadie

Cesky Krumlov

Hotel ArcadieThe hotel offers accommodation in 11 luxury equipped double rooms, triple rooms and four-bed rooms. Some rooms offer unique view of the river and panorama of the town. The most precious jewel is of course Cesky Krumlov State Castle and Chateau with its majestic tower coming from the second half of 13th century, further on Saint Vitus Cathedral, Saint Jostss Church, vast complex of the brewery and 300 houses of the municipal preserve with the meader of the Vltava river the view of which can be well seen from our rooms. Each room is equipped with its own bathroom (including both bath and shower), TV, telephone, internet access, in-room safe and refrigerator. Buffet style breakfast is served in top floor of the hotel.

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Closed Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Safe in Room

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<strong>Day 8 | Departure day</strong>

Day 8 | Departure day

The recommended program gives you ample time to enjoy all that Cesky Krumlov has to offer within one day, with an optional side trip to see the Baroque folk architecture in Holasovice. Late afternoon transfer by bus (ticket not included) from Cesky Krumlov to Prague. Trains, car rentals can be arranged as well additional stays in lovely Prague.  
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Prices

Czech Republic - Vienna to Prague LIGHT self-guided

Double Occupancy 2 persons:

1285 €/person

Double Occupancy 4 persons:

1255 €/person

Double Occupancy 6 persons:

1235 €/person

Single Supplement:

350 €/person

Solo Supplement:

607 €/person

Czech Republic - Vienna to Prague guided

Private group of 4 to 7 participants:

1995 €/person

Private group of 8 or more

1795 €/person



Note: if you are looking to join an existing guided group, please inquire for set dates.


Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 105 euros, please see the bike information below for details.


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+ What's Included?

- All lodging in superior quality inns and small hotels
- Breakfast daily (usually a hot/cold buffet)
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Local emergency support throughout the trip
- Cell phone rental (for local calls only - to our support)
-Transportation as in program
- Orientation on day 1
- Transfer to the first hotel from the train station on day 1
- Riding routes with maps and cue sheets
- Suggestions for visitation and dining
- Bike delivery, pickup, and fitting
- 1 GPS per group


Lodging

Accommodation: Charming 3/4 star guest houses and small hotels. A number of dining options exist in or within short walk of each property. All accommodations include private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels included:
- Hotel Penzion Valtice***
- Hotel Templ***
- Pension Inspira***
- Hotel Celerin***
- Hotel Concertino****
- Hotel Zlata Hvezda****
- Hotel Arcadie***
 
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

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Tour Details

Duration: 7 nights / 8 days

Dates: April through October; You can go any date subject to hotel availability. See a list of events below to help you choose some dates.

Self guided or guided: available on request from April through October.
What is self-guided cycling?

Level 2-3 - Moderate plus; terrain is flat to rolling; itineraries can be adapted for longer ride options.

Tour Highlights:
- Enjoy this lightly traveled former communist controlled area of the Czech Republic to discover castles, artisans, and charming people.
- Try an original Budweiser in Cesky Krumlov
- This trail has a superb combination of landscape, chateaux, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Need to Know:
- This tour can be booked as a self-guided or guided tour. We can also arrange private guided group with 4 or more participants. Individuals can join guided departures on Jun 10-17, July 15-22, August 12-19, September 8-15. Groups of 4 or more can request custom departures.
- Hotel in Prague is not included but is recommended. Please contact us for rates.

Events

Cesky Krumlov

- The Festival of the Five-petalled Rose (usually mid-June) - Historical Renaissance festival with parades of people in medieval clothes as well as music concerts.
http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/slavnostipetilisteruze.xml

- Festival of Chamber music (End of June - early July) - Festival of the classical music with the longest tradition in Cesky Krumlov. Part of the festival comprises of ‘Music through the Ages’ where music can be heard on the tour route of Cesky Krumlov Castle.
http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/festival_komorni_hudby_2012_fotogalerie.xml

- The International Music Festival (Mid-July to Mid-August) - Largest of Cesky Krumlov´s festivals. It has been going since 1992 and includes music of all periods with the participation of renowned instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras.
http://www.festivalkrumlov.cz/en

- Festival of Early music (July) - Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music played on original musical instruments where the original musical sources and the customs of interpretation of the period are respected.

- Jazz at the Summer´s end (Early September) - International jazz and alternative music festival. In addition to traditional venues the spontaneity of cafes, small bars, squares and unusual spaces are used for performances.

- Celebrations of St.Wenceslas (September) - Autumn fair, celebration of good food and drink, theater pieces, and concerts for St.Wenceslas Day (Patron Saint of the Czech Lands).
http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/atr512.xml

Prague

- International Prague Spring Music Festival (May–June) - International music festival featuring orchestral and theater series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts chamber music and symphony orchestras. http://www.festival.cz/en/

- Khamoro (May) - Roma Festival strives to show the richness and complexity of Roma culture and traditions. The festival is divided into 3 sections: professional, cultural and media. The festival strives on the one hand to present Roma culture, art and traditions as an integral part of Czech, European and world culture. http://www.khamoro.cz

- Verdi festival (August-September)-traditional festival of Verdi operas. http://www.opera.cz/en/

- Prague Autumn (September- October ) - International music festival. http://www.strunypodzimu.cz/en

International Jazz Festival (October-November). 

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    Local Coordinator

    Tomas is our man on the ground in the Czech Republic; we have worked with him for more than 10 years now and he knows his country and these routes by heart! A native of the Czech Republic, Tomas is fluent in English.  

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    Bikes Available on This Tour:

    Trek or Scott hybrids:

    TREK 7300 FX hybrid bicycle are a suitable choice for all our routes in Central Europe. They combine aspects of road and mountain bikes, being fast and capable of both paved and unpaved ride surfaces. Trek 7300fx Spec Sheet | We have men's and women's frames in your size; and either a Trek or Scott Sportster 40 Hybrid may be assigned to meet your needs. Rental Rate for this tour: 105 Euros

    Included are:

  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer (odometer)
  • Mudguards, rear light, bell
  • Pannier for hybrids - 1 per bike standard.
  • Handlebar bag with map reader, GPS, Cell Phone for local use
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included
  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your own wrench to remove them from the bike at the end of the tour.

    TREK 900 Tandem are also available : Our TREK 900 tandem bicycles are sturdy, strong and comfortable. The Alpha aluminum frame makes it light. Bontrager Comfort K tires provide smooth rolling and easy braking, while the comfortable, upright riding position allows you to enjoy the view. The tandem bicycle comes with larger, 50- liter capacity panniers.

     
     
     
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    Czech Republic – Vienna to Prague Short Bike Tour

    Tour Type: Self guided hybrid cycling (level 2/3)
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    Distance: 42 km / day
    Duration: Hybrid Cycling 8 days self-guided
    Availability: April to October
    Cost: Starting at €1235 Euros





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