Prague - Vienna UNESCO Easy

Day 0 Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price!

Description of the day: This day is yours to explore Prague, the "Paris of the Central Europe" Relax, stroll or treat experience a unique Prague-by-bike tour (see more in our Prague-by-bike section). 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(X) Prague - Nymburk - Option B skip this part by a train/car!

Distance: 63 km / 39 miles (from Prague city centre)

Description of the day: Prague's urban planners were certainly forward-thinking – part of our bike route follows right atop the metro tunnel! Escaping Prague,we bike north east towards the fertile Polabí region, stopping on the way in the old towns of Čelákovice and then Přerov nad Labem, home of the oldest village culture museum in Europe.  On a hot day, take the chance to swim in a local lake before we arrive at the old royal town of Nymburk with ancient walls bordering the Elbe,  While here we must taste the local Postřižiny beer to commemorate the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal who grew up in the local brewery!

Option B: In the morning you will be transfered by train/car from Prague to Nymburk – from here we will continue as per itinerary.

Day 2(1) Nymburk - Kutna Hora

Distance: 42 km / 26 miles

Description of the day: On a pleasant and easy bike trail we'll roll along the river to the spa town of Poděbrady and continue to the royal town of Kolín with its ornate Renaissance synagogue. From Kolin we will leave the Elbe River and bike to one of the UNESCO Heritage sites on our "to-do list" – the old silver mining capital, Kutná Hora. Through the Middle Ages it was one of the most important towns in Europe, extremely rich due to its mines, coin mint and location on trade routes. Thanks to all this we can relax in the cozy old town comprised of fascinating Medieval and Baroque structures. Crowning it all is the stunning St Barbara's church – a real jewel of Gothic architecture!

Option B: In the morning you will be transfered by train/car from Prague to Nymburk – from here we will continue as per itinerary.

Day 3(X) Kutna Hora - Pardubice Option B skips this day by train

Distance: 56 km / 35 miles

Description of the day: Before we leave Kutná Hora we will visit an extraordinary venue – the Sedlec ossuary, whose decorations were created using the bones of more than 30 000 people, making it a curious and macabre exhibition. Just before we return to the Elbe, we can visit a lovely Classical-style chateau, Kačina. Rejoining the river we pedal to the Kladruby national stud farm, which has produced exceptional horses for the Habsburgs since the 16th century.  In the afternoon we'll bike along the Buňkov lake, taking a pause to relax on the beach or even swim . Today's last stop is the medieval town of Pardubice. A charming, quiet old town with a nice chateau and old lanes, but home of the SEMTEX plastic explosive too. For those looking for something sweet - you've found it! -  Pardubice is the Czech capital of traditional gingerbread.

Day 4(2) Pardubice - Litomysl

Distance: 62 km / 39 miles

Description of the day: As we leave Elbe river, we meet our first gentle hills and the mighty castle Kunětická Hora. Little detour and climb up the majestic hill is definitely worth a try!  After a pause we reach the river Loučná, following it to the village of Vraclav and its memorial to the Vršovec noble family. Next stop is the town of Vysoké Mýto:  Today the hub of bus construction, its much longer history is displayed by a beautiful town square and nicely preserved city gates. Today's lodgings are in the UNESCO-protected town of Litomyšl, home of a fantastic Renaissance chateau with stunning gardens. Litomyšl is also the birthplace of the renowned composer Bedřich Smetana, a man celebrated every year with a classical music festival - a highlight of the Czech cultural calendar.

 

Option B: Starts with a morning train transfer from Kutná Hora.

Day 5(3) Litomysl - Moravska Trebova

Distance: 44 km / 27,5 miles

Description of the day: This day we say good-bye to Bohemia,crossing the historical border to Moravia as we bike the gap between the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands in the south and the Eagle Mountains in the north. We can admire the Renaissance town of Svitavy with its beautiful square and explore the history of its most famous resident, the locally-dislike Oskar Schindler. From here we do have to climb over the Hřebeč range, but our route soons descends easily towards our lodging in the town of Moravská Třebová.  This little town has a fantastic Renaissance chateau, one of the best examples of that in the whole Moravia.

Day 6(4) Moravska Trebova - Olomouc

Distance: 68 km / 42,5 miles

Description of the day: Our day starts nice and easily on the River Třebůvka, Still skirting the old border between Bohemia and Moravia, there is a high density of castle ruins, mostly just a couple of stones today.  But when we do leave the river we meet the biggest of today castles – Bouzouv, one of the most romantic places in the Czech Republic.  Shortly afterwards we leave the highlands and descend to the River Morava which more or less guides us through the rest of the day.  If you are interested in reaching our lodgings more quickly in the UNESCO city of Oloumoc, feel free to take the train; otherwise enjoy the bike route along the meandering river.  The ancient capital of the Moravia Empire, Olomouc rewards it visitors with fascinating sculptures, dramatic churches, and a communist-era astronomical clock.

Day 7(X) Olomouc – Kroměříž, Option B skips this day by a train

Distance: 45 km / 28 miles

Description of the day: After the more demanding days today is really an easy one to enjoy the surrounding beauies as much as possible. This gives you more time to enjoy both Olomouc and Kroměříž which both really are worth. In Olomouc i tis the Plaque collum, hte archbiscopal palace, a lot of the museums and much more! After a nice morning in this charming town we start biking to the south. On the way we can stop by the beautifull church in Dub, the renesaince chateaux in both Tovačov and Chropyně and finally get to the charming town of Kroměříž. Again on the UNESCO herritage list it served as the sumer residence for the archbishops and has fantastic chateau and super romantic gardens!

Day 8 (5) Kroměříž – Strážnice

Distance: 63 km / 39 miles

Description of the day: Today we have two different options. Should you like to bike along the new bike trail along the Baťa canal you bike along the Morava river to Uherské Hradiště where you can admire the probably only lighthouse on the mainland. With a little detour you come to one of the most sacred places in the country – Velehrad. Should you prefer some hills you can bike through the nearby Chřiby highlands natural preserve. You will be rewarded with wild nature, mighty castle Buchlov with a beautifull view to the countryside and bellow visit a charming baroque chateau Buchlovice. Both ways meet in the town of Strážnice best known for local country architecture museum and mostly for the folklore festivals.

Option B: starts with a morning thrain transfer from Olomouc to Kroměříž.

Day 9 (6) Strážnice – Lednice/Valtice cultural landscape

Distance: 65 km / 40,5 miles

Description of the day: This day we bike through one of the most culturaly interesting regions of the Czech – Slovakian border. The Slovácko region is known for both specific culture nad nice wine. So quite naturally our first stop is the village of Petrov with fantasticaly preserved complex of winecellars dating back to 19th century. Here we shortly cross the border to Slovakia to visit two historical towns – Skalica nad Holič. We get back to the Czech Republic in Hodonín and continue through the huge archeological spot Mikulčice. Along the chateau in Pohansko and the town of Břeclav we get to the area of Lednice – Valtice cultural landscape. This former Lichenstein possesion, today a UNESCO herritage site is full of charming spots like artifical castle ruins and little shrines in the forrest making it a really fairytale ending to Czech Republic part of the tour.

Day 10 (7) Lednice-Valtice Complex - Mistelbach

Distance: 51 km / 32 miles

Description of the day: First day in Austria we will follow Lichtenstein heritage bike trail. On the way we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, which is famous for its poetic museum of non-senses, all the way to wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to learn everything you did not know about wine so far! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau, which had been the main residence of the Prince between 17th and 18th century. We recommend to end this bike tour from Prague to Vienna in Mistelsbach, where from you can take a train or support vehicle to Vienna. The real bike fans can reach the city by bike following the Eurovelo route no. 9 (95 km!). Other option is to bike it the other day (Option A)

Day 11(X) Mistelbach - Vienna

Distance 67 km / 41 miles (to the center)

Description of the day: Last missing part of Prague-Vienna whole way biking tour will guide us through rolling landscape with many wind power plants on the horizon. We will be following the EuroVelo 6 bike trail 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. 

Vienna

Same as in Prague also in Vienna night 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 ( ** / *****).

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