Tour description

Talking about the nectar of the gods… its business for generations, they know how to  introduce it better, and what it goes very well with.

Apparently, this toure was made up especially for the seafood lovers. Refined tastes? You'll find here a table by the greatest chefs in the South West who offer a fresh look on the classics:  axoa, piperade, mogettes, and garbure landaise. Please, don't lose a chance to enjoy Poitou goat’s cheese, foie gras and Bayonne ham  at their origin place.

If you want to awaken your senses, a trip to the Cognac vineyards is the right decision. As far as the eye can see, stretches the second largest vineyard in France. Nouvelle-Aquitaine is full of fascinating, entertaining stories that will amuse everyone. 


Arrival, Cognac

Show day
1 Day

You can take the train to Cognac from the airports of  La Rochelle, Bordeaux or Paris. 

If you prefer a rest in a shade, find a really  stunning  Cognac Public Garden with fountains, paths to walk on and plenty of grassed areas, playgrounds, and restaurants. 

The best way to know this city is to climb on  the rooftop terrace of the Indigo by Martell Panoramic and enjoy the views of Cognac, sipping on one of the cocktails of a secret recipe.

Newcomers to the world of cognac can sample incredible spirits visiting the Cognathèque, where connoisseurs will teach you the art of tasting.

Round tour Cognac

Distance 49 KmShow day
2 Day

Today we are to explore the nature of the Cognac outskirts, moving along the banks of Charente river, heading for Jarnac. The river  was in use in times of KING HENRI IV as a means of communication – the oldest ports date from the Gallo-Roman period –and the Charente became the main commercial route between the hinterland and the Atlantic coast.  Now it is the place of multiple water sport activities for every age. Stop any moment to admire the scenery, wander round a church or visit Cognac Golf course, it’s up to you!
Close to the river in the center of Jarnac, you can visit  the headquarters of  Courvoisier. Also it is interesting to see the home, where the IV-th president of France, François Mitterrand, was born, and the museum of gifts given to him during his working career.  

Return back to Cognac for your stay.

Cognac to Saintes

Distance 44 KmShow day
3 Day

Today we are leaving Cognac towards the west on a bit more hilly roads than yesterday. You may find a nice place for a picnic on the grass outside the monastery Abbaye de Fontdouce.  Founded in 1111, survived in Wars of Religion, restored after the French revolution, the abbey is open for visitors now. It is in romanesque style, with a labyrinthine impression, mysterious and surprising to visitors. In the afternoon, pretty downhill roads will lead you to the Charente river, then a small ferry will transfer you to the opposite bank at Chaniers, a small municipality in the New Aquitaine region. Try local dishes in "la Guinguette de Chaniers" - restaurant-bar, serving brasserie-style dishes, grills and tapas with views of the river Charente.

Our finishing point for today is the town of Saintes. This Gallo-Roman city was prosperous and influential. Several  buildings survived from the Roman period, for example the Germanicus’ Arch, the Gallo-Roman amphitheater, which was built in the first century, in the reign of Tiberius. Those Gallo-Roman among us will appreciate the atmosphere in the Pld town center, while the medieval-minded can visit L’Abbaye aux Dames or the Romanesque basilica.

Saintes to Rochefort

Distance 55 KmShow day
4 Day

Saintes was known as Mediolanum Santonum which was founded around 20BC and was a thriving Roman settlement on modern territory of France.

Here it is necessary to see the unique on the west coast of France Roman Amphitheatre, built at 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Claudius.

 Leaving Saintes you will cycle on small, easy roads between villages, most of them with nice looking churches, castles and a cafe for refreshments. 

At the end of the day you will reach the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, city of Rochefort.  Welcome to the French kings' most important naval port on the west coast in the 18th century. Most of the houses in the historical part of Rochefort are the original 17th - 19th century properties, built of white local stone and having interesting decorations. 

Round tour Rochefort

Distance 49 KmShow day
5 Day

In Rochefort you can visit a ship replica of the frigate “L’Hermione”, docked in the harbor. Just a minute away from the frigate Hermione, discover the "Versailles of the sea", the Corderie Royale. This royal manufacture embodies the greatness and power of Louis XIV in the 17th century. La Corderie Royale factory provided ropes to the French Navy and its ships for over three centuries, nowadays turned into a museum. 

 After a few kilometers biking a small ferry takes  you  south across  the  Charente  river.  

You  will  pass  the  villages  of  Brouage  and Marennes, among marshy areas where plenty of birds live, and on to a large massif dedicated to oysters agriculture.

In the middle of the marshes between Rochefort and the peninsula of Marennes, the citadel of Brouage is a magnificent  example of preserved military architecture whose old stones have an irresistible power of attraction. It's hard to imagine that this town was once a trading port. However, this was before the ocean receded... Head for this charming village, listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

Rochefort to La Rochelle

Distance 43 KmShow day
6 Day

Today's ride is dedicated to the seashore, swimming and nature. Pedaling north, along the coast, meet the Interesting village with its fountains and wash house, St. Laurent. Move father, your eye will be caught by a retro charming city with beautiful villas along its seafront, typical for Belle Epoque seaside architecture. It is a very sunny sea resort, with a huge beach where different festivals often take part. Around a large lagoon, to the south, you can discover the Yves Marsh Nature Reserve, with its remarkable biodiversity.

You will also pass several beaches, so enjoy the waves of Atlantic Ocean together with Mussel and oyster dishes, which are usually served here.

Your stay is in La Rochelle.

La Rochelle and Ile de Ré

Distance 42 KmShow day
7 Day

Today we are to explore why American celebrities, who often have vacations here, proclaim the Île de Ré as “a Mediterranean island lost in the ­Atlantic”.

Ten years ago the Île de Ré was all but unknown territory for British tourists, although the island has a fascinating past.  It truly has become one of the top cycling holidays in Europe nowadays. Everywhere you look there are people on two wheels.

There are lots of places of interest too as well as beaches all around the ireland. The capital, Saint-Martin,  is one of the world’s best-preserved fortified ports and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its 17th Century ramparts form a perfect star-shape. Many original shops, as well as bars and restaurants are located in the elegant weathered buildings of the harbor.

Be sure to visit the smaller port of La Flotte in the morning to catch the food market in a walled medieval enclosure.

All of these places are within easy cycling distance between each other.

Leaving La Rochelle

Show day
8 Day

Optionnaly you can stay some extra days in France or return home after the breakfast.

Services and prices

elfuguided tour with luggage transfer included
2 Persons890 €
4 Persons825 €
6 Persons810 €
Single surcharge370 €
Solo surcharge190 €
Extra night in Cognac DBL / SGL pp72 - 80 € /110 - 125 €
Extra night in La Rochelle DBL / SGL pp95 - 110 € /145 - 195 €
Bike rental220 €
E-bike rental295 €
Bike damage insurance16 €
E - bike damage insurance20 €
Travel pack paper version35 €
Booking fee30 €

Tour datesAny scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

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Our rental bikes

At Europe Bike Tour, we understand that a high-quality bicycle is key to an enjoyable vacation. That's why we ensure all our bikes are regularly serviced to maintain their perfect condition. For additional equipment, please refer to the "Bike Equipment" section where you'll find items included in the bike fee or available for rent/purchase at an extra cost.

Our diverse fleet includes bikes for men and women in various sizes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, children's bikes, and even recumbent bikes upon request. If you have any special requirements or wishes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and ensuring you have the best experience possible!

What is included and what notOn self guided idividual tours

  • Individual pre-tour meeting at appointed time at client's hotel on the first day of the tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions (city standard/premium)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Day by day description with altitude profiles, places to visit and local tips
  • Official biking maps with highlighted routing (per room)
  • Detailed tailor-made cycling maps (per room)
  • Detailed town maps with highlighted routing to/from hotel (per room)
  • Step by step route description (per room)
  • Train tickets and train timetables (for tours where train transfer is part of a tour schedule)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels between 9-17:00 (for option including luggage transfers only!)
  • Practical bike ride and safety information
  • 24-hour hotline assistance service
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Meals (except for breakfasts)
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

On fully guided tours

  • Specialized Bike Holidays bicycle tour leader during all biking days
  • Pick-up from any Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Dinners without drink on specific number of biking days (usually every other day but for more info, please contact your tour coordinator)
  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
  • Water for bike-flasks
  • Welcome briefing on the first day
  • Maps of towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
  • Detailed cycling maps (on request)
  • Program and detailed day-by-day description (per room)
  • Practical bike ride safety training
  • Technical service on the route
  • First aid service on the route
  • Support vehicle
  • All transportation of participants and their luggage and bicycles during the tour
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air-tickets) to/from Prague – starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on the departure day
  • Other meals than mentioned in "What is included"
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

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With a rich 12-year history, Europe Bike Tours offers more than just cycling trips; we provide immersive "Culture Biking" experiences across the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Our tours blend the thrill of biking with cultural exploration, taking you from charming local eateries to ancient, hidden castles. We handpick the most captivating locations, ensuring each bike, family, or wine holiday is an adventure in itself. Catering to diverse preferences, our tours come in various formats, from self-guided to fully guided, with options for luggage transfer and different accommodation levels. For those seeking something unique, we're always ready to craft a tailor-made tour that perfectly fits your vision of a cycling holiday.

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Who we are

Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

Guide since 2008

Lukas was born and raised in the Czech capital of Prague. His keen interest in history and sports influenced his determination to study both subjects at university in Germany. His passion for travel also led to Lukas adding a tourism degree to his studies. Biking, exploring, and discovering interesting places was one of the determining moments when in 2010 he decided to start Europe Bike Tours. Since than Lukas is keen on developing new products, improve services and above all, share his passion for traveling while guiding one of the tours!

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Vitek ProchazkaManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish

Guide since 2012

Vitek was born in Prague, Czech Republic and has remained there most of his life. During his travel and tourism studies he began guiding mostly bike and rafting trips all around Europe. Through his years in the office of a travel agency, guiding remained an important part of his life. Eventually went of for  year in New Zealand and after returning started guiding and preparing programs in and around his homeland

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Accommodation is one of the most important parts of each trip that strongly influences the final look of it. We make our best to offer you the best possible accommodation in the prefered category. The hotels we offer are either comfortable small hotels or quite guesthouses both in 3* quality, all of it rather small and with personality than big chain. All the tours have accommodation in or near the town/village centres so you can spend the afternoon and evening after biking exploring the town itself or simply enjoy the peace of the place.

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TestimonialsWhat our clients say about us

22 May

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Thanks for all.We had nice hotels, good breakfasts and the transport of the luggage was excellent.And of course a magnifieke cycling route along the Elbe (and Moldau) and trough beautiful cities.We will recomment it to other people.Kind regards,Geesje and Herman.

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Emanuelle Grandaud

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nous avons fait le séjour de prague a vienne en vélo électrique.les parcours sont magnifiques, les vélos sont d'excellente qualité et très confortablesl'équipe était joignable 24/7 et super réactivenous recommandons à 2000%(Translated by Google) We traveled from Prague to Vienna by electric bike.the courses are magnificent, the bikes are of excellent quality and very comfortablethe team was rea...

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07 May

Mr. and Mrs. VanderVelde

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Overall we were very happy. I put 2 for most things because there is always room for improvement , I suppose. But we were pleasantly surprised how good everything was and how well the biking went. Lots of variety each and everyday. And with 12 different hotels all being very nice except one, we couldn’t ask for anything moreIron curtain was a highlight. But also all the towns we ended up in. It...

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01 May

Nielsen group

Tour Prague-Dresden

Arrived Dresden today. The trip has gone very fine.

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01 Aug

Mark and Nicola Fleming - June 2023

We found the Prague to Vienna Greenways trip to be a great way to discover the peace and tranquilty of the Czech Republic after having enjoyed the bustle of Prague. The attention to detail from Lukas was excellent and we were most impressed by the selection of hotels and pensions along the way. The bikes were well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

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30 Jul

oscar cattorini y gladys slobodzian

Hello . Good afternoon. We want to thank you for the service provided, from the bicycles to the hotels of excellent quality and well located, the excellent gpx, the schedules fulfilled to perfection. everything has been very very good !! It has been a pleasure to come from Argentina to get to know this wonderful country and its people and to have everything waiting for us to enjoy. From now on ...

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22 May

Mark & Brenda Regensburg-Prague-Vienna Tour

It is always good to start a new season with satisfied clients but to start with such a positive feedback is GREAT!!!!

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26 Dec

Angela and Ray // Prague to Dresden

Great self-guide bike tour from Prague to Dresden through beautiful countryside. We received the best route directions we have ever had after many bike tours with other operators. The directions were clear, understandable and offered options. We also appreciated the route information with directions on sightseeing, cafes, pubs, restaurants. The recommended GPS was very helpful to provide ou...

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Eric & Jola George, Queensland, Australia

In September 022, we met with European family members to ride from Spindleruv Llyn to Nymburk along the Labem/Elbe. It was our third trip with Europe Bike Tours and it did not disappoint. We love riding in the Czech countryside, and stopping every night is such interesting towns, and we'll be back again as there is so much of Czechia to see. We preparing a 3 episode account of our trip for ou...

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27 Aug

Family Lodder

Dear Lukas, Great tour from Prague to Vienna, with beautiful routes, well equiped bikes and lovely stops. We enjoyed Tjechie! The castles, food and vineyards. It was wonderful. The cycling, the canoeing, the hiking and the service on the jacket ;-) . Everything well organized and with a personal touch. Best regards, Alfred, Christine, Jonathan and Olivier Utrecht, Netherlands

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