Tour description

The Prague-Passau trade road has always been one of the major communication arteries between the Czech kingdom and the German empire.  On this bike tour we will visit UNESCO World-heritage sites Prague and Cesky Krumlov,  the stronghold and cradle of the Czech Reformation, Tabor, as well as fairytale-like castles of Konopiste, Rozmberk and Hluboka nad Vltavou. In the center of the Czech brewing industry, in České Budejovice, you can taste its kingly product – the Budweiser Budvar (definitely not the Budweiser of St. Louis,Missouri!). Our next stop will be the perfectly preserved renaissance town Cesky Krumlov with more than 300 historical buildings.  In the deep woods of Sumava, the biggest national park of the Czech Republic, we will bike along the former patrol roads of the Iron Curtain. We will end our journey in Passau, an ancient city inextricably linked with the creation of Central Europe, located on the Danube River.

Perfect if rather more demanding ride from Prague to Linz. The best of the Vltava river area, showing some hidden gems. Less biked parts and different views. Connetcting 2 cities full of art and culture has never been so interesting!


Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price

Show day
0 Day

Arrival to Prague, check-in to hotel. This day is up to you to explore Prague by yourselves, relax or have a unique Prague by bike tour (see more in Prague by bike section). The tour is guided by Prague born guides who truly love the city and will show you much more than Lonely Planet highlights and moreover – all of it done by bike and finished by a mug of good beer in carefully chosen place. Do not hesitate to ask us for this extra tour – it is the most beloved one of our clients! If time is not your worst enemy, we do propose to stay in Prague more days to fully explore the beautiful spots and hidden corners of it. Please do not hesitate to ask us for 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 ( ** / *****).

Prague - Dobříš

Distance 49 KmShow day
1 Day

The first day of your journey takes you out of Prague and through the lovely Berounka river Valley to the Brdy highlands. This mild forested hills are one of the legendary and popular area for weekend trips and hiking for Prague locals, still full of the romantic “trampers” spots and “villages” also a lovely natural spot with many endangered species living here. Biking over this area will bring you to Dobříš, once the seat of the wealthy Colloredo-Mansfeld noble family today a sleepy but charming town at the edge of the highlands serves nicely as your first night outside the bursting Prague!

Dobříš - Zvíkovské Podhradí

Distance 60 KmShow day
2 Day

Another demanding but lovely day. Today you will enjoy the peacefull and merely uncovered central parts of the Vltava river valley and surrounding parts. Most odf today you spend on small roads and partly outside of all bike signs. First you will slowly traverse to the Vltava/Moldau river itself getting some of the great views of the countryside. You reach the river on the border between 2 dams – Kamýk and Orlík. Crossing the mighty Orlík dam is one of the breath-taking views. From there on you explore the tiny villages on the lake shore. Much recommended is a small detour to the mighty looking Orlík castle right on one of the cliffs above the lake. Finally you get to the confluence of Otava and Vltava rivers where you can explore the once super important royal castle of Zvíkov with its prime position right above the confluence. Also, you can try the local microbrewery!

Zvíkovské Podhradí - Hluboká nad Vltavou

Distance 69 KmShow day
3 Day

We will enter the South Bohemian region today. It is well known for its hospitality, fish farming and architectural style called the folk Baroque. The stage will lead us through picturesque villages of this region and we will visit the village of Zaluzi with a well-preserved open-air museum of folk architecture. In the Borkovicka Marshland, besides admiring this natural wonder, you will learn more about peat mining. In Dolni Bukovsko, we will stop by an early Gothic church of the Birth of Virgin Mary with precious Gothic mural paintings. The highlight of today’s stage is the visit of neo-Gothic castle in post-Tudor style in Hluboka nad Vltavou. This fairytale-like building can be easily identified by its numerous big and small towers with in noticeable yellow color. The castle is beautiful not only from the outside, but the inside hides treasured items from the Schwarzenberg collection, which are carefully arranged in 141 rooms of the castle.

Hluboká nad Vltavou - Český Krumlov

Distance 40 KmShow day
4 Day

Just after breakfast, we will go up the stream of the Vltava River to the South Bohemian metropolis –  Ceske Budejovice. Besides the well maintained main square with a Baroque fountain and the Black Tower, this town is famous worldwide for production of the Budweiser Budvar beer. Only one sip of this golden drink gives you a proof that beer making in Bohemia with its several hundred-year old traditions is the true national treasure. Further we will visit the old monastery of Zlata Koruna (Golden Crown), which has its origins in the 13th century when it became an important center of education and ruling power of its time. At the end of the day, we will enter the town sometimes called the “Pearl of Renaissance” – Cesky Krumlov. We will admire a complex of more than 300 historical buildings surrounding a Renaissance castle, which used to be the residence of the most significant aristocratic families in the times of the Bohemian Kingdom. After Prague, Cesky Krumlov is the most popular tourist destination in the Czech Republic. Visiting this town will definitely be the highlight of this entire bike tour from Czech Republic to Passau.

Český Krumlov - Vyšší Brod

Distance 33 KmShow day
5 Day

This day is probably the most difficult ones of the whole bike tour as you will be bikinghigh above the Vltava river. On the other hand, if you will climb all the hills, you will be rewarded with wonderful views to the surrounding country side! One of the great stop along the way is romantic Rožmberk castle situated on mountain and overlooking the river. 

In case you would prefer more relaxed option, it is possible to take a train from Český Krumlov to Lipno dam and from here more or less along the river through the popular holidays area. Both trails meet in Vyšší Brod. Best of all local places of interest is the ancient monastery with many fantastic relics with the famous Cross of Záviš atop which is rated as one of the 3 most valuable relics in the whole country.

Vyšší Brod - Linz

Distance 73 KmShow day
6 Day

 From here, we will continue over the Sumava National Park, which is sometimes nicknamed “the green roof of Europe”, to former Iron Curtain Area through so called "dead zone". After crossing the border we will pass lovely rural villages along the Austrian-Czech border via Reichenthal all the way rolling down most of the part with a great panorama-view on the hilly world of the Mühlviertel In Reichenau we will join with famous Danube-Cycling route via Gallneukirchen and St. Georgen along the river Gusen. After 10 km of cycling along the river we will finally arrive at Linz.

7 Day

This day is yours to fully enjoy the beautifull town of Linz. One day extension is highly recommended. Either by bike, by boat or combined you can follow Danube river upstream to the famous Donau Knee. One of the most scenic and dramatic areas of the whole Danube trail!

Services and prices

Selfguided tour without luggage transfer
Selfguided tour without luggage transfer499 €
Selfguided tour with luggage transfer included
2 Persons675 €
4 Persons599 €
6 Persons555 €
Fully guided tour
Fully guided tour995 €
Bike rental15€/day
Road/Gravel bike rental20 €/day
E-bike rental25€/Day
Single surcharge175 €
Solo rider surcharge160 €
Premium accommodation surcharge210€
Premium accommodation single surcharge195 €
Halfboard surcharge120 € / day
Premium halfboard surcharge155 € / day
Night in Prague55 - 80€
Extra night in Linz55 - 90€
Safe parking in Prague14€/Day
Booking fee30€/group
Booking fee for tailormade tours100€/group

We highly recommend

Our tips
Tip 1We do recommend spending at least one night in Prague!
Tip 2One more night in Linz would give you more time to explore this beautifull town!
Tip 3Should you like to prolong your holiday - continue along the Danube as far as Vienna or just for a day to Donauschling!

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

Fully guided terms
18. 08. 2024-24. 08. 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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We at Europe Bike Tour do know, that a good bike is the most important part of a nice vacation. So we let all our bikes serviced regulary so they stay in perfect condition. Under "Bike Equipment" you can find other aditional equipment that is either in the bike fee included or you can rent/buy it for adittional funds.

We offer male and female bikes with different sizes, E-bikes, Tandembikes, Bikes for kids and on request the Recumbent bike as well. Should you have a special wish/need, do not hesitate to ask us, we will make our best to fullfill your wish!

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Why with us?

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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Our self-guided tours

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

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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13 May

Emanuelle Grandaud

Tour Prague-Vienna Greenways May 2023

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

Tour Prague-Budapest short

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

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26 Dec

Angela and Ray // Prague to Dresden

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Eric & Jola George, Queensland, Australia

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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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