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. Therefore we offer large variety of hotels which we are happy to recomend ( ** / *****).
Day 1 Prague - Cesky Krumlov
Today is merely a free day. In the morning we transfer from your Prague hotel to Cesky Krumlov (cca 2-2,5 hours) by a van. Here you get the welcome briefing. The rest of the day is reserved for your individual exploration of this fabulous town. We conclude the day by a first dinner together.
Day 2 Cesky Krumlov - Trebon
Distance: 61 km / 38 miles
Today starts hard as we have to climb out of the Moldau valley. It will také us once more as we visit the lovely Zlatá koruna monastery. After the inevitable climb we get to an easier area winding through tiny villages and picturesque landscape. Finally we get to the Trebon pond area. This originally swampy area was turned into a kingdom of ponds with thousands of little ones and crowned by the mighty giants like Svet (world) or Rozmberk (Rosenberg). In the end we get to Trebon, once a cozy residence of the mighty Rosenbergs, today a lovely spa town amidst the ponds. Do try a carp here as where else, when not here?!
Day 3 Trebon - Telc
Distance: 78 km / 48 miles
Another rather long day offers a lot of the border area. Not so much climbing as the day before, today we mostly bike betwwen the many ponds bulit here through the reign of the Rosenbergs. Touching Austria for a bit we never leave the border for long and enjoy the border NP nicknamed Czech Canada. Finally we turn north to reach the highland pearl of Telc. This UNESCO protected town offers some of the best renesaince pics ever.
Day 4 Telc - Vranov
Distance: 54 km / 35 miles
Today we start south again enjoing the ups and downs of the highlands. Pasing the town of Dacice you can visit the place where the first sugar cube ever was produced. Later on we bike along the Austrian border admiring the landscape and the pre WW II bunkers which were supposed to stop the german invasion. Finally we descend into the deep canyon of Dyje river to admire two mighty castles – Cornstejn and Bitov. Final climb and descent gets us in the tiny town of Vranov with mighty castle overlooking the premises.
Day 5 Vranov - Znojmo
Distance: 38 km / 23 miles
Not too long yet very picturesque day. It winds through the Podyji NP recognized as one of the most preserved nature bits in the country. You can admire the Dyje valley, numerous views crowned by the one of austrian town of Hardegg. Around the corner we cycle by the remains of Iron curtain to get the chilly feelings of life behind it. To cheer up one can descend all the way down to the river to sip wine from one of the most fascinating vineyards – Sobes. Finally we hit the royal town of Znojmo with its many beauties to discover.
Day 6 Znojmo - Mikulov
Distance: 70 km / 43 miles
Today we again follow the czech-austrian border east. Leaving Znojmo we get to farmland crowned by vineyards and towns like Jaroslavice. As today really stays flat one can try wine to get in the local spirit before we hit the so called bikers highway to get us right to Mikulov. This fantastic gem on the border shows rich history and today again moves in the centre of attention as both Vienna and Brno are just around the corner from here.
Day 7 Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna
Distance: 96 km / 60 miles (all way biking), 48km/30 miles to Mistelbach
On the last biking day we soon cross the border to Austria and continue along the local vineayrds and towns like Poysdorf with an extensive wine market. Soon we hit the Zaya creek and through the ex-Lichtenstein seat in Wilfersdorf get to Mistelbach where our journey comes to an end. The transfer will bring you to Vienna. Should you prefer, you can prolong biking by finishing the route to Vienna by bike (96 km total distance).
For guided group tours the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by supporting vehicle to Prague for free. These bikers spend their last night in Prague. They may also decide for a self guided trip in Moravia instead of going to Vienna and back to Moravia. These participants can either take their flight home from Prague or we will happily offer them other additional services in Prague, such as additional accommodation, a guided tour of Prague and other services. However, these are not included in the price of the cycling tour.
Day 8 Vienna or Prague
The bike tour from Prague to Vienna ends with a breakfast either in Prague or in Vienna. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the choosen city fully.