Hiking tour Vienna to Prague
Hiking tour Vienna to Prague
Hiking tour Vienna to Prague
Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

Czech Republic - Hiking Vienna to Prague

from 1390 Euros

Sometimes, the best way to see a place is by foot. Especially for one of the better-known areas of Europe, the fairytale-like stretch between Vienna and Prague on the Greenway, there is so much to be seen that whizzing by it on a vehicle is not giving it the time ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Self guided hiking
  • Availability
    April to October
  • Duration
    Hiking 8 days self-guided
  • Distance
    80 km / 50 miles total

Day 1 | Arrival Day in Vienna

After arrival to Vienna (Prague) take the train to Breclav, where you will be picked up by your program coordinator and driven to Valtice. They will introduce you to the program and give you all the information and navigation materials needed for your hiking tour!

Highlights: train to Valtice, arrival & orientation
Overnight: Valtice
 

Hotel Penzion Valtice - Prinz


nám. Svobody 1111 VALTICE

Hotel Penzion Valtice -  Prinz

Welcome 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.

Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

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Day 2 | Hike from Valtice – Lednice 11 km / 7 miles

Start by touring the Baroque Valtice chateau, then follow the path through fields, vineyards and forest. See the romantic follies on the way to Lednice, and wrap up your day in the Gothic Revival Chateau of Lednice, one of the most ornate examples of this historical architectural style. Afternoon transfer to Mikulov.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 7 km / 11 miles
Highlights: Baroque Valtice chatueau tour, vineyards, follies & forest, Lednice
Overnight: Mikulov
 

Hotel GALANT


Mikulov

Hotel GALANT

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Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

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Day 3 | Pavlov – Mikulov - 10 km / 6 miles

Walk along the Palava Hills through the ruins of Divci Hrady (Maiden’s Castles) and across Devin, the highest point of the Palava Hills (550 m). After crossing the “saddle” you arrive at the ruins of Sirotci Hradek (Orphan castle). From there, climb to Tabulova Hill and over Turold Hill down to Mikulov, a magic castle town surrounded by vineyards.

Meals: breakfast
Highlights: Pavlava Hills, ruins & castle with vineyards
Distance: 10 km / 6 miles
Overnight: Mikulov
 

Hotel GALANT


Mikulov

Hotel GALANT

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Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

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Day 4 | Mikulov – Cizov – Hardegg – Vranov nad Dyji – Telc - 14 km / 9 miles

Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Cizov. Take in the unspoiled beauty of Podyji National Park. The trail starts in the village of Cizov, where you can see the last remnant of the Iron Curtain, continues on to the Austrian village of Hardegg with its ancient castle and a sweeping view of the Dyje valley, and then leads back to Vranov nad Dyji. Finish your day with a tour of the magnificent Baroque chateau in Vranov, perched atop a cliff over the Dyje River. Late afternoon transfer by car from Vranov to Telc.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Highlights: Podyji National Park hiking, Hardegg castle, Baroque chateau tour
Overnight: Telc
 

Hotel Celerin


Telc Telc

Hotel Celerin

Hotel 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.

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

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Hiking tour Vienna to Prague

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Day 5 | Telc – Slavonice – Landstejn – Nova Bystrice – Jindrichuv Hradec - 12 km / 7 miles

Transfer by train from Telc to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. The hiking trail begins in the town and finishes at the castle of Landstejn. On the way, you will see an interesting outdoor museum of military bunkers that were built along the Czech borders in the 1930's. You will have a short transfer by car from Landstejn to the town of Nova Bystrice to take the quaint narrow-gauge railway dating from 1897, which winds through the sparsely inhabited, forested region called “Czech Canada.”

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 12 km / 7 miles
Highlights: Slavonice hiking, museum, historic narrow-gauge RR, Landstejn castle
Overnight: Jindrichuv Hradec
 

Hotel Concertino


Namesti Miru 141/I 377 01 Jindrichuv Hradec

Hotel Concertino

The 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.

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

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Day 6 | Trebon – Kojakovice 14 km / 9 miles

First, take in the historic town and castle of Jindrichuv Hradec, then continue through the mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District and its capital, Trebon, a medieval city whose walls are still largely intact. The trail leads around Svet, a man-made lake and an engineering wonder of the 16th century. The hiking tour ends in the village of Kojakovice with interesting local village museum. Late afternoon transfer by car from Kojakovice to Cesky Krumlov.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Highlights: historic town & castle, Bohemia Lake District, medieval features, museum visit
Overnight: Cesky Krumlov
 

Hotel Peregrin


Český Krumlov

Hotel Peregrin

Hotel Peregrin is located in a house of medieval origin dating back to the 15th century. We respect the unique historic value of the building and combine it with modern furnishings and design objects in an original and harmonic fashion. During the reconstruction we have also taken great care to preserve and develop unique features. In the hotel you can find solid hardwood floors, custom-made wooden doors and made-to-measure furniture. Each room in Hotel Peregrin is unique with both its furnishing and set-up. All of the famous sites of Český Krumlov are only a few steps away from Hotel Peregrin. You can easily walk to see the famous Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau, view a performance on the unique revolving auditorium or to one of the several museums. The center of Český Krumlov is ideal for romantic walks letting you directly experience the authentic atmosphere of this historic town

Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 7 | Cesky Krumlov – Klet – Cesky Krumlov - 16 km / 10 miles

Morning transfer by train from Cesky Krumlov to Zlata Koruna, which is famous for its monastery. You continue over the highest peak of the Blanský Forest: Klet, with a restaurant, a lookout tower and an astronomical observatory. Then hike back to Cesky Krumlov.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 16 km / 10 miles
Highlights: monastery in Zlata Koruna, high peak of Klet with lookout tower
Overnight: Cesky Krumlov
 

Hotel Peregrin


Český Krumlov

Hotel Peregrin

Hotel Peregrin is located in a house of medieval origin dating back to the 15th century. We respect the unique historic value of the building and combine it with modern furnishings and design objects in an original and harmonic fashion. During the reconstruction we have also taken great care to preserve and develop unique features. In the hotel you can find solid hardwood floors, custom-made wooden doors and made-to-measure furniture. Each room in Hotel Peregrin is unique with both its furnishing and set-up. All of the famous sites of Český Krumlov are only a few steps away from Hotel Peregrin. You can easily walk to see the famous Český Krumlov Castle and Chateau, view a performance on the unique revolving auditorium or to one of the several museums. The center of Český Krumlov is ideal for romantic walks letting you directly experience the authentic atmosphere of this historic town

Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 8 | Cesky Krumlov – Prague

Our recommended program gives you ample time to enjoy all that Cesky Krumlov has to offer within one day. Late afternoon transfer by bus from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.

Meals: breakfast
 

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

•Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
• Buffet breakfast
• Luggage transfer
• English route descriptions
• Detailed hiking maps
• Town maps
• Global Positioning System (GPS) console
• Transportation by car according to program
• Welcome briefing upon arrival
• Stand-by support (cell phone and contact person)

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:
- Penzion PRINZ, Valtice
- Hotel GALANT, Mikulov
- Hotel CELERIN, Telc
- Hotel CONCERTINO, Jindrichuv Hradec
- Hotel PEREGRIN, Cesky Krumlov
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

Prices
Austria-Czech Republic Vienna-Prague Hiking
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1390 €/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1365 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1345 €/person
Single Supplement:
355 €/person
Solo Supplement:
620 €/person
Czech Republic/Austria - Vienna to Prague guided
Private group of 4 to 7 participants:
2140 €/person

Private group of 8 or more
1940 €/person



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


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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; .
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 - please inquire for datea. 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).  Options

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Best Time To Go: March - May, August - October.

Average temperatures:
March: 46 °F (8 °C) 32 °F (0 °C)
April: 57 °F (14 °C) 39 °F (4 °C)
May: 64 °F (18 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
June: 70 °F (21 °C) 52 °F (11 °C)
July: 73 °F (23 °C) 55 °F (13 °C)
August: 73 °F (23 °C) 54 °F (12 °C)
Sept: 66 °F (19 °C) 48 °F (9 °C)
October: 55 °F (13 °C) 41 °F (5 °C)

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    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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