Tour description

Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest Hungary -only the beginning of highlights from the riches of this tour! This trans-Central European voyage will show you the cultural and natural diversity of these countries united by the former Habsburg empire. The first part of your tour partly follows the popular Greenways trail; from Vienna to Budapest you follow the Eurovelo 6, the Danube cycle path.

We offer this tour in two versions - all biking or shorter distances with train/car transfers. 

Should you need shorter/longer biking distances, or fit your tour in different schedule, feel free to ask us for tailor made tour!

 

IMPOTANT: Due to the following events in Budapest, hotel availability may be problematic and will incur a surcharge.

Formula I Grand Prix: July 30-August 1 not possible.  
UEFA: Nights: June 12 through June 29. A supplement will apply. 
NEK pope visit: September 17 through September 19. A supplement will apply.

Czech republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, 4 countries, 5 UNESCO world heritage wonders, 4 capitals connected in one unique bike trail! Explore diversity of Central Europe, visit stunning capitals as well as small authentic villages and little towns you probably never heard of. 

 

Itinerary

Route A, 15 Days/14 Nights, 856Km

Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price

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This day(s) is/are yours to explore the "Paris of the Central Europe,", relax, or have a unique Prague-by-bike tour (see more in our Prague-by-bike section). The tour is guided by Prague natives - who truly love the city and can reveal much more than any travel book – all safely by bike and finished by a mug of good beer in an carefully chosen place. Do not hesitate to ask us for this extra tour – it is our clients favorite! If time is not your worst enemy, we do propose you stay in Prague more days to fully explore its beauty and hidden corners. Feel free to ask us about more nights or other attractions!

Hotels: Night in Prague is not included as most of our guests prefer to stay more nights. We recommend to use one of our standard partner hotels (3/4/5* Standard) as our route description, GPS files, maps etc. starts from there. If you decide to book your own hotel additional 20 € administration fee will apply.

Please note we require hotel with 24/7 reception + bike storage room. We do not accept Air B&B accommodation and it will be your responsibility on day 1 to find way by bike to our starting point.  

Prague - Benešov

Distance 61 KmShow day
1 Day

Our first biking day starts easily on bike trails bordering the relaxed Vltava river.  After 20 km on flat ground we do leave the river valley and climb to the romantic Posázaví highlands. Every climb will reward you with peaceful views of the surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to a hidden castle ruin. From here we will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou, home to the former Jawa factory and the nest of Czech motorbike culture. We will end today’s bike stage by visiting Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D´Este. The assassination of this would-be-emperor in Sarajevo in 1914 caused World War I.

Benešov - Tábor

Distance 65 KmShow day
2 Day

The second day offers gentle biking along side roads and byways through peace-filled Central Bohemia. The part we bike through today is sometimes called Czech Meran for all its little undulations, or Czech Siberia for rather chilly winter mornings. Fantastic views and gentle reward every climb. After we pass through all this cycling heaven we will end up in Tábor. This mighty fortress served as the headquarters of the Czech Reformation during the 15th-century Hussite wars. Never conquered, this city final surrenders its riches to you for a great evening after a demanding ride!

Tabor - Jindrichuv Hradec

Distance 52 KmShow day
3 Day

In the morning we recommend a short walk on the ramparts of Tábor, where you can admire its genius loci. The careful incorporation of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several successful repulsions of sieges during the Religious Wars. Riding our bikes, we will enter South Bohemia. Among the green, calm scenery rests the romantic water castle of Červená Lhota, and the third-largest castle complex in the Czech Republic - the town of Jindrichuv Hradec  a small active city of architectural splendor. Today, it is hard to believe it housed the hustle and bustle of the largest medieval centers in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it might even be possible to meet Perchta of Rozmberk – the famous “White Lady” ghost!

Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc

Distance 45 KmShow day
4 Day

We leave the South Bohemia and enter the Bohemian - Moravian highlands area. Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telč, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Telč is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Czech Republic!  A wooded, hilly, and beautiful 45km will lead us there, passing by a plethora of ponds and lakes - try to count them all, or just relax amid this peaceful scenery. With any luck we will pass an antique steam engine as it chugs along these highlands.

Telc - Podyjí area

Distance 67 KmShow day
5 Day

Do you take sugar in your coffee or tea?  If so, you will be happy to visit Dačice  where the first sugar cube was produced.  We meander our way there using quiet roads  known to only a few cyclists (and less cars) that takes us through undiscovered highlands and peaceful villages near to the Austrian border.

On the border road we can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of WW II. These fortifications has never been used,  and therefore, are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and medieval castle of Uherčice. Before we reach our destination, we will take a descend to the scenic Vranov water dam to reward ourselves with amazing views of Bítov castle.  The last part depends on our exatct overnight location. Should you wish, please enjoy the views from one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia – Cornštejn.

Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border.

Podyjí area - Znojmo

Distance 46 KmShow day
6 Day

This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in Čížov, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit  a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo.

Znojmo - Mikulov (Lednice/Valtice cultural landscape)

Distance 42 KmShow day
7 Day

 In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a stop in the town of Jaroslavice and its Renaissance chateau. Crossing the border into Austria, we'll visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra. 

TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning train transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area!

Mikulov - Mistelbach

Distance 55 KmShow day
8 Day

The last half day of the tour in Czech republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"!  Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach.

Mistelbach - Vienna

Distance 64 KmShow day
9 Day

On to Vienna! We will be following the EuroVelo 6 bike trail to the empire's capital partly built on ancient steam railroad tracks. We will end our day at Vienna - former capital of the Habsburg Monarchy, town of the waltz and opera. 

TIP: Transfer to Vienna to get the most out of your time in the city.  Visit the palace complex, take a coffee (or something stronger) in one of the famous cafes, or simply stroll the regal streets.

TIP: Thinking about more days in Vienna?  Ask us to plan a special trip for you.

Vienna - Bratislava

Distance 71 KmShow day
10 Day

How many times have you managed to bike from one capital to another in just one day? On this day you can! Following the mighty Danube river you can visit numerous chateaux and retreats of the Viennese nobility. Explore the excavations of the biggest Roman settlement in Carnutum or a dominant castle ruin in Hainburg just before entering the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava! Those tired of biking can have a rest day and take a shortcut by speed boat or train saving time to explore these unique cities! 

Bratislava - Györ

Distance 77 KmShow day
11 Day

Today is another border crossing day. We start in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, biking on the right bank of the Danube on a new bike trail. First stop right on the edge of the town is the mighty Čunovo dam. Soon we cross the border to Hungary and continue to the town of Mosongyárovár. Leaving this nice little town with a long, long name, we continue to the historical town of Györ. This lovely mostly Renaissance university town will serve as our first lodgings in Hungary.

Györ - Komárno/Komárom

Distance 55 KmShow day
12 Day

First part of a day we continue through Hungarian countryside through little town Böny to Bábolna. This town became world known for its famous stud! After leaving Bábollna we get closer to the Danube again, mostly represented by rich wetlands full of storks and other birds. The twin town of Komárom/Komárno will welcome us with its mighty baroque fortresses. All three were built by the Austrians to protect the border against the aproaching Turks. Today the towns lay in two different countries - it is your choice where will you like to spend your evening!

Komárno/Komárom - Esztergom

Distance 48 KmShow day
13 Day

Today we again explore Slovakia on flat bike trail nearby the Danube. Leaving Komárno along the fortress we hit the newly-built bike trail with some stunning views of the hills and vineyards on both sides of the river Danube. Our first stop will be the remanants of a Roman fortress near Iža illustrating how old some of the local settlements really are. The Danube guides us again, offering us some nice spots for a swim as we slowly approach the border. Crossing the Maria-Valeria bridge between Štúrovo and Esztergom we return to Hungary. The town of Esztergom will serve as our day's lodgings. Take your time to admire the old town dominated by the archbishops castle and residency, as Esztergom is considered the cradle of Hungarian kingdom and the stronghold of Christianity, also nicknamed Hungarian Rome.

TIP it is possible to choose sporty option over the Tata highlands

Esztergom - Budapest

Distance 77 KmShow day
14 Day

The last day of our journey through four countries will continue along the Danube river. We will explore one of the most scenic parts called Danube knee, where mighty river enters steep hills, creating stunning meanders! First stop will be the dominating Visegrád castle nesting on a hill above a small town. Following the Danube on a peaceful bike trail we arrive in the small historical town of Vác. There we take a ferry to cross to the right bank of the river. Zigzaging through small towns on its banks we finally get near to Budapest - the lively Hungarian capital. To get to the city centre we bike past countless little bars and restaurants on the suburban banks enjoying the buzz and fun. We finish our journey right in the city centre, admiring the views of the  imperial buildings of Budapest!  Rest your legs at your centrally-located hotel before hitting the town for an exotic evening in the multi-faceted city.

TIP to shorter biking distance, from Vác you can spend last part of your tour on a deck of sightseeing boat!

Budapest

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15 Day

Last day is yours to explore medieval Buda part or 19th century Pest part of a town or simply relax in one of the great spas!

Same as in Prague and Vienna we highly recommend to prolong your stay!

Therefore we offer large variety of hotels which we are happy to recomend 

Route B, 12 Days/11 Nights, 680 km

Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price

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escription of the day: This day(s) is/are yours to explore the "Paris of the Central Europe,", relax, or have a unique Prague-by-bike tour (see more in our Prague-by-bike section). The tour is guided by Prague natives - who truly love the city and can reveal much more than any travel book – all safely by bike and finished by a mug of good beer in an carefully chosen place. Do not hesitate to ask us for this extra tour – it is our clients favorite! If time is not your worst enemy, we do propose you stay in Prague more days to fully explore its beauty and hidden corners. Feel free to ask us about more nights or other attractions! Hotels: Night in Prague is not included as most of our guests prefer to stay more nights. We recommend to use one of our standard partner hotels (3/4/5* Standard) as our route description, GPS files, maps etc. starts from there. If you decide to book your own hotel additional 20 € administration fee will apply. Please note we require hotel with 24/7 reception + bike storage room. We do not accept Air B&B accommodation and it will be your responsibility on day 1 to find way by bike to our starting point.

Prague - Benešov - Tabor

Distance 61 KmShow day
1 Day
Our first biking day starts easily on bike trails bordering the relaxed Vltava river. After 20 km on flat ground we do leave the river valley and climb to the romantic Posázaví highlands. Every climb will reward you with peaceful views of the surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to a hidden castle ruin. From here we will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou, home to the former Jawa factory and the nest of Czech motorbike culture. We will end today’s bike stage by visiting Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D´Este. The assassination of this would-be-emperor in Sarajevo in 1914 caused World War I. Option B: From Benešov you will take a train (car on fully guided tours) to the former Hussite stronghold, Tábor. An evening stroll through this wonderful medieval town will be one of the highlights of the whole tour!

Tabor - Jindrichuv Hradec

Distance 52 KmShow day
2 Day
In the morning we recommend a short walk on the ramparts of Tábor, where you can admire its genius loci. The careful incorporation of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several successful repulsions of sieges during the Religious Wars. Riding our bikes, we will enter South Bohemia. Among the green, calm scenery rests the romantic water castle of Červená Lhota, and the third-largest castle complex in the Czech Republic - the town of Jindrichuv Hradec a small active city of architectural splendor. Today, it is hard to believe it housed the hustle and bustle of the largest medieval centers in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it might even be possible to meet Perchta of Rozmberk – the famous “White Lady” ghost!

Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc

Distance 45 KmShow day
3 Day
We leave the South Bohemia and enter the Bohemian - Moravian highlands area. Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telč, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Telč is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Czech Republic! A wooded, hilly, and beautiful 45km will lead us there, passing by a plethora of ponds and lakes - try to count them all, or just relax amid this peaceful scenery. With any luck we will pass an antique steam engine as it chugs along these highlands.

Telc - Podyjí area

Distance 67 KmShow day
4 Day
Do you take sugar in your coffee or tea? If so, you will be happy to visit Dačice where the first sugar cube was produced. We meander our way there using quiet roads known to only a few cyclists (and less cars) that takes us through undiscovered highlands and peaceful villages near to the Austrian border. On the border road we can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of WW II. These fortifications has never been used, and therefore, are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and medieval castle of Uherčice. Before we reach our destination, we will take a descend to the scenic Vranov water dam to reward ourselves with amazing views of Bítov castle. The last part depends on our exatct overnight location. Should you wish, please enjoy the views from one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia – Cornštejn. Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border.

Podyjí area - Znojmo

Distance 46 KmShow day
5 Day
This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in Čížov, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo.

Znojmo - Mikulov (Lednice/Valtice cultural landscape)

Distance 68 KmShow day
6 Day
In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a stop in the town of Jaroslavice and its Renaissance chateau. Crossing the border into Austria, we'll visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra. TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning train transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area!

Mikulov - Mistelbach -Vienna

Distance 55 KmShow day
7 Day
The last half day of the tour in Czech republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach. Option B ends in Mistelbach with transfer by train/car to Vienna

Vienna - Bratislava

Distance 71 KmShow day
8 Day
How many times have you managed to bike from one capital to another in just one day? On this day you can! Following the mighty Danube river you can visit numerous chateaux and retreats of the Viennese nobility. Explore the excavations of the biggest Roman settlement in Carnutum or a dominant castle ruin in Hainburg just before entering the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava! Those tired of biking can have a rest day and take a shortcut by speed boat or train saving time to explore these unique cities!

Bratislava - Györ

Distance 77 KmShow day
9 Day
Today is another border crossing day. We start in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, biking on the right bank of the Danube on a new bike trail. First stop right on the edge of the town is the mighty Čunovo dam. Soon we cross the border to Hungary and continue to the town of Mosongyárovár. Leaving this nice little town with a long, long name, we continue to the historical town of Györ. This lovely mostly Renaissance university town will serve as our first lodgings in Hungary.

Komárno/Komárom - Esztergom

Distance 48 KmShow day
10 Day
Option B: Be transferred in the morning by train/car from Györ to Komárom. Today we again explore Slovakia on flat bike trail nearby the Danube. Leaving Komárno along the fortress we hit the newly-built bike trail with some stunning views of the hills and vineyards on both sides of the river Danube. Our first stop will be the remanants of a Roman fortress near Iža illustrating how old some of the local settlements really are. The Danube guides us again, offering us some nice spots for a swim as we slowly approach the border. Crossing the Maria-Valeria bridge between Štúrovo and Esztergom we return to Hungary. The town of Esztergom will serve as our day's lodgings. Take your time to admire the old town dominated by the archbishops castle and residency, as Esztergom is considered the cradle of Hungarian kingdom and the stronghold of Christianity, also nicknamed Hungarian Rome. TIP it is possible to choose sporty option over the Tata highlands

Esztergom - Budapest

Distance 77 KmShow day
11 Day
The last day of our journey through four countries will continue along the Danube river. We will explore one of the most scenic parts called Danube knee, where mighty river enters steep hills, creating stunning meanders! First stop will be the dominating Visegrád castle nesting on a hill above a small town. Following the Danube on a peaceful bike trail we arrive in the small historical town of Vác. There we take a ferry to cross to the right bank of the river. Zigzaging through small towns on its banks we finally get near to Budapest - the lively Hungarian capital. To get to the city centre we bike past countless little bars and restaurants on the suburban banks enjoying the buzz and fun. We finish our journey right in the city centre, admiring the views of the imperial buildings of Budapest! Rest your legs at your centrally-located hotel before hitting the town for an exotic evening in the multi-faceted city. TIP to shorter biking distance, from Vác you can spend last part of your tour on a deck of sightseeing boat!

Budapest

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12 Day
PRAGUE - BUDAPEST DESCRIPTION ITINERARY SERVICES AND PRICES INTERACTIVE MAP OUR TIPS VIDEO GALLERY PDF ke stažení: Prague-Budapest All way biking Prague-Budapest Short Day 0 - Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price Description of the day: This day(s) is/are yours to explore the "Paris of the Central Europe,", relax, or have a unique Prague-by-bike tour (see more in our Prague-by-bike section). The tour is guided by Prague natives - who truly love the city and can reveal much more than any travel book – all safely by bike and finished by a mug of good beer in an carefully chosen place. Do not hesitate to ask us for this extra tour – it is our clients favorite! If time is not your worst enemy, we do propose you stay in Prague more days to fully explore its beauty and hidden corners. Feel free to ask us about more nights or other attractions! Hotels: Night in Prague is not included as most of our guests prefer to stay more nights. We recommend to use one of our standard partner hotels (3/4/5* Standard) as our route description, GPS files, maps etc. starts from there. If you decide to book your own hotel additional 20 € administration fee will apply. Please note we require hotel with 24/7 reception + bike storage room. We do not accept Air B&B accommodation and it will be your responsibility on day 1 to find way by bike to our starting point. Day 1(1) Prague - Benešov - (Tabor) Distance: 61 km / 38 miles Description of the day: Our first biking day starts easily on bike trails bordering the relaxed Vltava river. After 20 km on flat ground we do leave the river valley and climb to the romantic Posázaví highlands. Every climb will reward you with peaceful views of the surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to a hidden castle ruin. From here we will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou, home to the former Jawa factory and the nest of Czech motorbike culture. We will end today’s bike stage by visiting Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D´Este. The assassination of this would-be-emperor in Sarajevo in 1914 caused World War I. Option A: From Benešov you will take a train (car on fully guided tours) to the former Hussite stronghold, Tábor. An evening stroll through this wonderful medieval town will be one of the highlights of the whole tour! Day 2(X) Benešov - Tábor - Option A skip this day! Distance: 65 km / 40 miles Description of the day: The second day offers gentle biking along side roads and byways through peace-filled Central Bohemia. The part we bike through today is sometimes called Czech Meran for all its little undulations, or Czech Siberia for rather chilly winter mornings. Fantastic views and gentle reward every climb. After we pass through all this cycling heaven we will end up in Tábor. This mighty fortress served as the headquarters of the Czech Reformation during the 15th-century Hussite wars. Never conquered, this city final surrenders its riches to you for a great evening after a demanding ride! Day 3(2) Tabor - Jindrichuv Hradec Distance: 52 km / 32 miles Description of the day: In the morning we recommend a short walk on the ramparts of Tábor, where you can admire its genius loci. The careful incorporation of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several successful repulsions of sieges during the Religious Wars. Riding our bikes, we will enter South Bohemia. Among the green, calm scenery rests the romantic water castle of Červená Lhota, and the third-largest castle complex in the Czech Republic - the town of Jindrichuv Hradec a small active city of architectural splendor. Today, it is hard to believe it housed the hustle and bustle of the largest medieval centers in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it might even be possible to meet Perchta of Rozmberk – the famous “White Lady” ghost! Day 4(3) Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc Distance: 45 km / 28 miles Description of the day: We leave the South Bohemia and enter the Bohemian - Moravian highlands area. Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telč, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Telč is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Czech Republic! A wooded, hilly, and beautiful 45km will lead us there, passing by a plethora of ponds and lakes - try to count them all, or just relax amid this peaceful scenery. With any luck we will pass an antique steam engine as it chugs along these highlands. Day 5(4) Telc - Podyjí area Distance: 67 km / 42 miles Description of the day: Do you take sugar in your coffee or tea? If so, you will be happy to visit Dačice where the first sugar cube was produced. We meander our way there using quiet roads known to only a few cyclists (and less cars) that takes us through undiscovered highlands and peaceful villages near to the Austrian border. On the border road we can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of WW II. These fortifications has never been used, and therefore, are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and medieval castle of Uherčice. Before we reach our destination, we will take a descend to the scenic Vranov water dam to reward ourselves with amazing views of Bítov castle. The last part depends on our exatct overnight location. Should you wish, please enjoy the views from one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia – Cornštejn. Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border. Day 6(5) Podyjí area - Znojmo Distance: 46 km / 29 miles (shortest 18 km) Description of the day: This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in Čížov, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo. Day 7(6) Znojmo - Mikulov (Lednice/Valtice cultural landscape) Distance: 18km (shortest) - 68 km / 11(shortest) - 42 miles Description of the day: In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a stop in the town of Jaroslavice and its Renaissance chateau. Crossing the border into Austria, we'll visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra. TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning train transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area! Day 8(7) - Mikulov - Mistelbach (Vienna) Distance: 55 km / 38 miles Description of the day: The last half day of the tour in Czech republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach. Option A ends in Mistelbach with transfer by train/car to Vienna Day 9(X) Mistelbach - Vienna- Option A skip this day! Distance 64 km / 40 miles (to the center) Description of the day: On to Vienna! We will be following the EuroVelo 6 bike trail to the empire's capital partly built on ancient steam railroad tracks. We will end our day at Vienna - former capital of the Habsburg Monarchy, town of the waltz and opera. TIP: Transfer to Vienna to get the most out of your time in the city. Visit the palace complex, take a coffee (or something stronger) in one of the famous cafes, or simply stroll the regal streets. TIP: Thinking about more days in Vienna? Ask us to plan a special trip for you. Day 10(8) Vienna - Bratislava Distance: 71 km / 44 miles (flat) Description of the day: How many times have you managed to bike from one capital to another in just one day? On this day you can! Following the mighty Danube river you can visit numerous chateaux and retreats of the Viennese nobility. Explore the excavations of the biggest Roman settlement in Carnutum or a dominant castle ruin in Hainburg just before entering the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava! Those tired of biking can have a rest day and take a shortcut by speed boat or train saving time to explore these unique cities! Day 11(9) Bratislava - Györ Distance: 77 km / 48 miles (flat) Description of the day: Today is another border crossing day. We start in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, biking on the right bank of the Danube on a new bike trail. First stop right on the edge of the town is the mighty Čunovo dam. Soon we cross the border to Hungary and continue to the town of Mosongyárovár. Leaving this nice little town with a long, long name, we continue to the historical town of Györ. This lovely mostly Renaissance university town will serve as our first lodgings in Hungary. Day 12(X) Györ - Komárno/Komárom- Option A skip this day with morning transfer to Komárom! Distance: 55 km / 38 miles Description of the day: First part of a day we continue through Hungarian countryside through little town Böny to Bábolna. This town became world known for its famous stud! After leaving Bábollna we get closer to the Danube again, mostly represented by rich wetlands full of storks and other birds. The twin town of Komárom/Komárno will welcome us with its mighty baroque fortresses. All three were built by the Austrians to protect the border against the aproaching Turks. Today the towns lay in two different countries - it is your choice where will you like to spend your evening! Option A: Be transferred in the morning by train/car from Györ to Komárom. From here you will continue as per itinerary - Day 13(10). Day 13(10) Komárno/Komárom - Esztergom Distance: 48 km / 30 miles Description of the day: Today we again explore Slovakia on flat bike trail nearby the Danube. Leaving Komárno along the fortress we hit the newly-built bike trail with some stunning views of the hills and vineyards on both sides of the river Danube. Our first stop will be the remanants of a Roman fortress near Iža illustrating how old some of the local settlements really are. The Danube guides us again, offering us some nice spots for a swim as we slowly approach the border. Crossing the Maria-Valeria bridge between Štúrovo and Esztergom we return to Hungary. The town of Esztergom will serve as our day's lodgings. Take your time to admire the old town dominated by the archbishops castle and residency, as Esztergom is considered the cradle of Hungarian kingdom and the stronghold of Christianity, also nicknamed Hungarian Rome. TIP it is possible to choose sporty option over the Tata highlands Day 14(11) Esztergom - Budapest Distance: 77 km / 48 miles (flat) Description of the day: The last day of our journey through four countries will continue along the Danube river. We will explore one of the most scenic parts called Danube knee, where mighty river enters steep hills, creating stunning meanders! First stop will be the dominating Visegrád castle nesting on a hill above a small town. Following the Danube on a peaceful bike trail we arrive in the small historical town of Vác. There we take a ferry to cross to the right bank of the river. Zigzaging through small towns on its banks we finally get near to Budapest - the lively Hungarian capital. To get to the city centre we bike past countless little bars and restaurants on the suburban banks enjoying the buzz and fun. We finish our journey right in the city centre, admiring the views of the imperial buildings of Budapest! Rest your legs at your centrally-located hotel before hitting the town for an exotic evening in the multi-faceted city. TIP to shorter biking distance, from Vác you can spend last part of your tour on a deck of sightseeing boat! Last day is yours to explore medieval Buda part or 19th century Pest part of a town or simply relax in one of the great spas! Same as in Prague and Vienna we highly recommend to prolong your stay! Therefore we offer large variety of hotels which we are happy to recomend

Services and prices

Self guided NO luggage transfer
Route A /Route B1099/899 €
Self guided luggage transfer included Route A /Route B
2 Persons1535/1275 €
4 Persons1355/1095 €
6 Persons1225/999 €
Fully guided tour
Route B, 12 days1785 Fully guided tour €
Extras
Bike rental180/225€
Road/Cross bike rental240/300 €
E-bike rental300/375€
Single supplement surcharge310/435 €
Solorider surcharge210/275 €
Premium accommodation surcharge385/410 €
Premium accommodation single surcharge330/395 €
Halfboard surcharge290/380 €
Premium halfboard surcharge360/470 €
Night in Prague55 - 80 €
Night in Budapest/Vienna60-90 €
Safe car parking in Prague14 €
Booking fee30 €
Booking fee tailormade tour/last minute booking100 € / Group
Self guided NO luggage transfer
Route A /Route B1099/899 €
Self guided luggage transfer included Route A /Route B
2 Persons1535/1275 €
4 Persons1355/1095 €
6 Persons1225/999 €
Fully guided tour
Route B, 12 days1785 Fully guided tour €
Extras
Bike rental180/225€
Road/Cross bike rental240/300 €
E-bike rental300/375€
Single supplement surcharge310/435 €
Solorider surcharge210/275 €
Premium accommodation surcharge385/410 €
Premium accommodation single surcharge330/395 €
Halfboard surcharge290/380 €
Premium halfboard surcharge360/470 €
Night in Prague55 - 80 €
Night in Budapest/Vienna60-90 €
Safe car parking in Prague14 €
Booking fee30 €
Booking fee tailormade tour/last minute booking100 € / Group

We highly recommend

Our tips
Tip 1Should you have time for that we much recommend spending more nights in Prague, Vienna and Budapest!
Tip 2Should you travel during September do spend more nights in Mikulov-Znojmo area to enjoy the local wine festivals!
Tip 3We do recommend covering part of the Vienna - Budapest part by boat!

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

Fully guided terms
23. 06. 2024-04. 07. 2024Request now!
15. 09. 2024-26. 09. 2024Request now!

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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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Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

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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

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Herman Oerbekke

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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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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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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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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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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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