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
On the very same day when the tour had ended we have received following nice positive feedback from our partner: Hello, just to let you know, our client was very happy on her tour Prag-Dresden. A big compliment goes to your friendly driver Jan and the lovable tour guide Michaela.
We just finished our second self guided tour from Prague using Europe Bike Tours. Two years ago 9 of us went Prague to Vienna. This year we went Prague to Berlin. Wonderful tours. Lukas and Vitek are hands on to respond to any concerns. Every day was an exciting adventure . We hope to return next year to do one of their other destinations. We have done self cycle tours with other companies and this is by far my favourite. I wish they had tours all over Europe. I would highly recommend a tour with Europe Bike Tours. Thank you from
Together with 6 friends we cycled from Prague to Vienna in May 2022. European Bike Tours organised the bikes, accommodation and the route. It went without a hitch and a truly enjoyable and memorable time was had by all. Thanks to Vitek and the crew for everything! Ann, Paul and the gang from Limerick Freewheelers
Many thanks to Viteck for organizing the Prague-Berlin trip. Everything was perfect: the bikes in excellent condition, the complete documents (maps, gpx, ...), the quality accommodation with a warm welcome. I also appreciated Viteck's kindness and his professionalism. I therefore recommend this trip which combines the culture of 2 countries and beautiful landscapes.
Lukas and Martin were even more amazing than their trip. Both these guys are very special and have an amazing sense of humor. Not a week goes by since the trip that we haven't recalled and laughed at some of the jokes. The trip was way more than I expected and the history of their part of the world is extreme compared to our here in the US. I was overwhelmed to ride along side the Iron Curtain for several days. At times it sent shivers up my spine.
Hello Lukas Thank you for your email message. We all had a wonderful time on the tour. After staying with us in Berlin for a few days, I will 'spread the word' about your tours to friends and family in New Zealand as well as in Berlin. I have already passed on information to Rupert's Australian colleague. Rupert and I are also thinking about whether we be able to do another tour together during our time here. With best wishes to you and Martina Polly (Pauline)
Thank you, Lukaš and Casey for a fantastic trip!! From Prague to Pilsen, customized for my brewery-owning sons. Visited well over a dozen breweries and pubs, big and small. Wonderful personalities, great tastings (beers, ciders and local delicacies). Good bikes, appropriate rides, spectacular scenery in a glorious fall along Bohemian backroads. We all felt like we’d gotten to know Czech culture at a deep level. Would do it all over again in a flash! Mnohokrát děkuji!
A solo trip, 16 days, abaout 800 km, with luggage transfer and a top rental touring-bike. The bike tour was just perfect for me. Everything worked out wonderfully. The route from Dresden along the Elbe and Moldavia river to Prague, there a 2 days stay and then further inland to Vienna was excellently organized. The stopovers and nights in picturesque, worth seeing towns were a great experience. The route itself was 70% on marked bike paths, 20% on hardly traveled country roads and 10% on forest and meadow paths. I can recommend the tracking with navigation device to everyone. The accommodations were very well located and I can put in a good word for all of them. A huge THANKYOU to the team of Europe Bike Tours, which has kindly optimized my bike halfway in Prague. The map material and the daily route descriptions were detailed, precise and the tips along the route were well selected and always extremely attractive. To sum it up: A wonderfully all-round bike tour for everyone with interests in culture and history as well as individualists with enthusiasm for beautiful landscapes. Special thanks and greetings to Katka and your team!!
Did Prague to Budapest self guided. Info from Lukas excellent. Ride was challenging in places but very enjoyable. Highly recommend Europe Bike Tours and would definitely use again
It was really great vacation, see you next year with another trip. Thanks , Roni and Rami
I wish to thank you Lukas for organizing a flawless self guided tour from Prague to Vienna. The directions were clear as could be so long as one had a GPS of some kind. There were nine of us so we had lot's of help in that regard. The roads were good and mostly free of traffic except in Prague. But even then the directions helped us to navigate through it. When we rode off road and across country the bikes took us through with no problem. The distances were perfect and enough climbs to give us a bit of a challenge each day. We learned some interesting history along the way. The accommodations were all perfect for our needs and some were most interesting as well. In all a most enjoyable week. Thanks again, Nick & Paula Zoccano
We had a wonderful time in the tour from Prague to Dresden. A bike tour is the best way for a tour. It involves direct interaction with the people, the landscape without making it too long/hard (as hiking) It enables everyone to find his/her own rhythm and still feel together The great local food and the excellent beer gave the tour a new colorful touch
Lukas was incredible. He is a walking history book, and has a historic tale to tell at every stop. This was beyond our expectations. He offered personalized service to me after my husband passed away just before the tour and was extremely sympathetic. We hope to join him on another tour.
Fully guided tour Prague to Vienna September 2019 Thank you very much Europe-bike tours. I had a great time doing this tour. Excellent bikes, beautiful places along the way , nice hotels to stay. it was a pleasure to discover the good Tcheque food in lovely restaurants. The organization was perfect from start to finish and the guides Vitek and Martin were very friendly and helpful. I was also lucky to be in a very friendly group.The rides were most of the time along small road with little traffic. It is also very good that some people could rent e-bikes , allowing people not so fit to enjoy this ride.I plan to come back to do Vienna-Budapest next year.
Just completed solo the self-guided Praha to Budapest tour Everything brilliant from the beginning to the end : booking process, tour itself with extremely well selected routes and places to stay (be prepared for breathtaking sceneries!!), overall material with a special recommendation for the maps.me files for smartphone, and not least the highly reliable partner the bike appeared to be Do not miss the Praha city bike tour as an introduction to your trip if you can Conclusion: legs fit after roundabout 800 km in total, eyes full of wonderful images, mind completely refreshed. Thanks so much Lukas, your country is beautiful
End juli, we did the Prague - Dresden tour. From the first moment we arrived in Prague untill the last day in Dresden, everything was just perfect. The hotels, the road-maps (beautiful roads mostly in full nature) & the extra information with all kind of tips along the way and of corse, the excellent bikes. Even thoug we did the tour on our own, we had the feeling as if we were guided. Any message or question, important or not, was immediately answered. Many many thanks Lukas & team!!!
We just completed a one week self-directed bike tour from Prague to Vienna with Europe BikeTours. A fantastic experience!! One of the best features of the trip was the set of KML route files that were provided that allowed us to navigate the route using the MapsMe app on our smart phones. The route through the Czech Republic can be very confusing at times, and the MapsMe app saved us multiple times from getting lost and taking the wrong route. Europe BikeTours was very responsive to us when we had questions or issues, getting back to us in real time, and providing very helpful suggestions and advice. For example, there was one day when we felt we didn’t want to cycle, and Lukas got back to to us right way with options around how to take a train that day instead of cycling, an option we really appreciated!! The Accomodations on our trip were well booked (very good hotels) and our bags always arrived ahead of us. Totally seamless and easy. Bikes were of great quality and performed perfectly throughout the trip. Would highly recommend EBT!! Chris
Four of us biked Prague to Vienna on the Greenways tour and had a great time. It exceeded our expectations, which were high! The briefing from Lukas was very thorough and I recommend the map system on the your cell phone. Much simpler and easier than the maps. Back up from Lukas was good and all the restaurant recommendations were fantastic. We’re keen to do another tour.
Europe Bike Tours establishes a gold standard in planning, execution and personal attention. I had the great pleasure of joining Lukas on a guided bike trip from Prague to Dresden. Others were doing self guided trips that Lukas had organized for them on the same route at the same time, and we all had the same high quality experience - great maps, excellent hotels and restaurants, flawless delivery of luggage and handling of issues that arose for riders, I can't wait to find the time to join another trip organized by Euro Bike Tours!
Hi Lukas and Kate We made it! Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. We may even be back for more some time - we love cycle touring and thought the route and hotels were all fabulous. I’ve already told friends about your company and Vitek is helping them out - I think they’re doing Prague to Dresden :). Thanks and regards Peter and Suzie
Geführte Gruppenreise 01.07. - 06.07.2019 von Prag nach Dresden. Die Reise übertraf unseren Erwartungen. Das Team von Lukas Svarovsky war ständig um unser Wohl bemüht. Neben den ausführlichen Erläuterungen zu Land und Leuten wurden wir zu den regelmäßigen Stopps, aller 12- 15 km, mit Obst oder anderen kleinen Naschereien überrascht. Die Radwege sind in einem sehr guten Zustand. Die ausgewählten Hotels und die Halbpension waren hervorragend. Auch die Leihräder befanden sich in einem guten technischen Zustand. Die Sonne bzw. das tolle Wetter trugen zur rundum guten Laune bei. Zusammengefasst war die Reise für uns ein tolles Erlebnis. Wir sehen uns bestimmt bei einer anderen Tour. Kerstin und Gerd.
I just completed a self-guided solo tour from Prague to Passau. EBT has been very helpful and flexible. Everything was well planned. Quick and detailed response to any queries or issues. I really appreciate the extent to which they customized my tour. The actual tour is 6 days - they made it into 4 days to meet my schedule. The downloadable maps, bike, supporting equipment was all perfect. When you have a tour company that is so responsive and helpful, everything (before the tour, planning, and during the tour) just feels easy and comfortable. Hope to be back for more adventures.
Hello Lukas Thank you for your email message. We all had a wonderful time on the tour. I will 'spread the word' about your tours to friends and family in New Zealand as well as in Berlin. Rupert and I are also thinking about whether we be able to do another tour together during our time here. With best wishes to you and Martina Polly
June 2019. We took the Prague to Vienna trip, self guided. We had a great time! The route was excellent -- good distance per day, quiet roads, and scenic. The towns we stayed in were picturesque, the hotels were nice, and everyone we met along the way was friendly and helpful. All the logistics arranged by Europe Bike Tours worked without a hitch. The system of bike routes in the Czech Republic is fantastic! We totally recommend EBT and this trip to anyone interested in visiting the Czech countryside by bicycle.
We found the Prague to Budapest ride better than expected. Highly recommended. Kate, Vitek, and Lukas set-up a great planned ride. The distance and difficulty of each day's ride were just right. The rewards at the end of each day's ride with recommended restaurants and interesting cities were excellent. The navigation using downloaded KML files on Maps.me background saved time and were easy to use on cell phone. Google translate helped with reading menus. We felt safe the entire route. I can't think of a better way to see Czeck Republic, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Just returned from the great cultrual bike trip from Praha to Krakow. Really enjoying and a perfect organisation bei ebt!. My Jpourens reports under https://www.komoot.de/user/524112716585/tours?type=recorded&search=Prag-Krakau
Dear Lukas My wife and I are booked on another of your tours - the Bodensee Tour, We are looking forward to this. My wife and I enjoyed the tour in the Czech Republic enormously, as it revealed a part of Europe we seldom experience, and a very different picture of Prague than that existing when I first visited. I stayed for one obligatory day during 1977 when I flew to England with Air Czecheslovakia, and was placed in a hotel in "the well-known, popular, and sundreched holiday city" of Kladno. I took the tram to Prague and saw the city as it was at that time. What a difference. Even so I found Prague has some unusual sights, some resulting from mass tourism, and others a product of culture or history. The monuments, relics, and stories of the old iron-curtain were a particularly poignant reminder of how people sometimes make different choices in the way they regulate their societies. A restaurant of "the Good Soldier Svejk" was a humorous reminder of a famous Czech book I had read and enjoyed many years ago. The way beggars position themselves varies from country to country .... in Prague I saw a new position ..... abasement juxtaposed to uncaring tourism. The countryside of the Czech Republic is beautiful, and the people friendly, (probably because the worst tourists only ever stay in Prague). The pictures speak for themselves. I enjoyed the tour enormously. Cheers, Gerry Woerlee
We did the Prague-Vienna Easy tour with Europe Bike Tours and it was the highlight of our holiday. Vitek was great with communicating before we arrived and everything was organised extremely well once we began. The riding was mostly easy with a few challenging climbs along the way which made the food and beer taste better at the end of the day. Oh, and the beer! Best in the world I think. I would recommend these guys to anyone; if you want to do a cruisey bike tour and see some unbelievable history then do this one! Thanks again Vitek, hope to meet up with you another time.
Just returned from five days of cycling through the Czech and German countryside from Prague to Dresden. A wonderful experience - beautiful countryside, quaint accommodations, good food and excellent service. Lukas and company do all they can to please and support their riders. Try it - you'll love it! https://www.facebook.com/europe.bike.tours/inbox/1050733471748691/?notif_id=1527385462652608¬if_t=page_review&selected_item_id=1050733471748691
Just finished an 8 days tour from Prague to Krakow. We were 8 riders, all I can day is just compliments for so many things: the cyclo bikes we got, the planning of the route, mostly on cycle paths or small roads, passing through villages and forests. Accommodations were great, transfer of luggage always on time. Even the weather Lukas arranged for us was great! Highly recommended Arnold
We took the Prague – Dresde Family self-guided tour ons summer 2018. Travelled with two children (3 and 1 years old) and enjoyed very much. Lukas is a great profesional and a enthusiastic guide . He gave us a warm welcome in Prague! Excepting a climb on first day, the rest of the tour is flat and very easy to do with children. Accomodations were specially chosen for them and had a lot of fun. Errepikatuko dugu!
Prague to Dresden May/June 2017 - I thoroughly enjoyed the bike tour. I thought it was very well planned and all guides were super nice and helpful. The hotels were charming and the Chateau was a wow experience. Our group of ten was the perfect size and it was a great international mix of couples and singles. We all got along great, had a lot of fun together and made new friends. I can highly recommend your company and I am sure I will go on another tour in the future .
The Spa Triangle/Prague tour is absolutely gorgeous! Lukas and his team planned the rout really well to give you a variety of things to do. The scenery is utterly picturesque, full of rolling hills, idyllic pastures full of cattle and wheat and wildflowers. If you're into architecture, you can see Medieval castles along nearly every path and you can marvel at the influence of different cultures when it comes to town centers. Want to take it easy and go to some hot springs for relaxing baths? There's time for that. Don't want to go up some really tough hills? Take a ski lift. What's that? You *do* want more biking? Great, head on over to Germany! Because you stay the night in the same place a couple of times, you have flexibility with the loops you take. You can pick your own form of relaxation, whether that's at a spa or in the saddle. Moreover, there were times when I had loads of questions (being a lone traveler in a country whose language I do not speak) and found that Lukas was really attentive and helpful with timely responses to emails. I could not have asked for a better experience and would definitely book through this company again if I were to return to the Czech Republic. :)
I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with this bike trip! The guides that led our group were extremely accommodating ensuring everyone was enjoying their time. They went above and beyond in every aspect. What I expected was to be safely guided along the route. What a got was a very friendly and smart group of guys that not only guided but were very knowledgeable of the history of the area. Along with this, they seemed to genuinely care that we enjoy our experience by doing things like ordering delicious foods particular to the area. I hope to be fortunate enough to take another bike trip and I will be sure to use Europe Bike Tours again!
Hello Lucas and Vítek I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the Prague to Dresden independent bike tour we did with your company last September. The maps and trip notes were awesome and made the whole trip amazing! I have recommended your company to anyone I know that is thinking of doing a bike trip in your area. I hope you have a great 2017 Lorraine 1 of the 6 women bikers on the Prague to Dresden route
Dear Lukas + Honza Words can not express our appreciation for a most memorable experience! Lukas - your passion and knowledge of your amazing country was thoroughly enjoyed. The food + accommodation have been outstanding. Honza - we love your sense of humour! There was not a moment when we did not feel safe and always we were being pampered. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Della and Danny Wrzosek
Thank You Vitek for a sensational 10 days from Prague to Budapest in August this year. The variety of terrain, the history of the areas and castle towns we stayed in, coupled with oh so well chosen restaurants with local wines and beers barely touches how good it was! The bikes were excellent. I have done quite a few rides in the past and your bikes were excellent, well balanced and comfortable with evrything in good working order. The accomodation was mostly first rate for the price as is the value for money that this tour offered us. We really appreciated the great support and lively conversation from both yourself and Stepan. Special memories- too many to mention as every castle, town and village had its own flavour! Anyone who takes this ten dayride would not be disappointed with the experience as a whole. Cycling into Budapest on day ten with the views of the Parliament building capped it off nicely. Hopefully we can get over again for another ride.
Lukas We had an absolutely wonderful trip. Valerie and Stephan were great--they were knowledgeable, helpful, and showed us the real beauty of life on the Elbe. It was a fantastic tour. I tell everyone about it. You can be proud of your tour guides, the interesting variety of the tour, and the great bikes we rode--you had some tall people to equip, and you did it! Thank you again!! Christine Luzar
Hi Lukas, Hope you and your family are well! We still have very fond memories of our bike tour from Prague to Dresden. We liked it so much that we now got our own EBikes...........and thinking of new tours. Warm regards, Bernadette & Boyd Robinson Perth, Western Australia 15.1.17 Dear Lukas & Vitek, Thanks for your New Year wishes. We wish you and your families and friends the same. Look at our eBikes in front of the Indian Ocean. We love cycling again. And we still talk about the tour Prague to Dresden, absolutely loved it!!!! Warm regards, Bernadette & Boyd Robinson
Just a big thank-you for a very successful cycle trip for 6 ladies. We really appreciate your attention to us and the bikes in the beginning to get us off on the right foot. The city tour of Prague was excellent, your maps were great and all the hotels were very good and in the best locations. I will highly recommend your company. cheers, Charlene deGlopper Canadian cyclist.
Lukas did a fine job of organizing this Prague-Dresden self-guided trip. We've made a dozen similar trips throughout Europe and this was handled as well as any. The bikes were well tuned and the tires perfect for the conditions. The maps were easy to follow and the daily descriptions most helpful (no GPS needed). The hotels were very nice and the breakfasts amazing (we made extra cheese/salami sandwiches plus a piece of fruit each morning so we never needed to buy lunch). The day before we started, we took Lukas' Prague-by-Bike day tour which was excellent - the ex-teacher really knows his Czech history and the best sites of the city. We really enjoyed the experience and give this company, and Lukas, our highest recommendation.
Hello Lukas Bikes are on the stalls in the backyard and the bags with lockers keys are at the reception. The biking experience (our third bike journey but first in Czech Republic) has been enjoyable: some places really stunning and accommodations have been up to our expectations (slightly less the Ceska Koruna). The briefing was exhaustive, maps detailed and bicycles were performing well. Since it is easy to praise an organisation when everything is working, it's when we had a technical problem (double tube puncture) that Lukas has outperfomed sending us a new bike while we were hiking in Hrensko. We here been able to continue swiftly without losing time. I highly recommend it. All the best Patrizia
FANTASTIC TRIP You present the Elbe and all its history, geology, and grandeur --in 5 days! Something of interest for the whole family and great tour guides who are always up for a new exploration. Unforgettable. I tell everyone I know of our experiences!!
Dear Lukas, I, of course, recommend you and the yours to all my colleagues and friend who are asking! Returning to the tour, We with Ira want to thank you and Vitek for the great time and wish all the best and success! Maybe see you.in future, we really loved the tour.with you! I am going to post all the photos from the trip, will share the URL. Prague Dresden fully guided trip
Prague to Dresden -May 2017 We had a fantastic time. Vitek, Pavel, and Ditka were amazing. The scenery was breathtaking. We cycled with a group of seniors, staying in lovely hotels, and a beautiful Chateau near Melnik. Highly recommended.
Dear Lukas and Vitek, We had a wonderful time on the bike trip from Prague to Dresden - we have only positive comments and I hope that I can properly convey how pleased we were with the whole experience. We would definitely recommend the trip. Our tour of Prague was really interesting. Although we had been in Prague for a few days before beginning the bike tour we saw parts of Prague that we had not seen and had a chance to learn some more interesting historical information. You were both wonderful guides. You took us to interesting places on route, provided us with historical background information, made sure we were happy, answered questions, took care of the luggage etc. The hotels were all excellent. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts were amazing. The restaurants for the evening meal were all well chosen and the food and beer were wonderful - much appreciated after a day of biking. The bikes were also wonderful - very stable and a real pleasure to ride. We were lucky to have good weather - rain only on the shortest day of biking (26 km) so we had arrived at our end destination by noon. The trip by van to the Saxon Switzerland National Park (instead of hiking) and lunch at the top was wonderful. The view was amazing. We were really pleased with this plan for the afternoon and happily explored - with our umbrellas. You were both very service oriented and always made sure that we were pleased and were enjoying ourselves. Thanks again, Joan and Alf
We rented 10 bikes for our own trip and we couldn't be happier with the service we got! Smooth communication, bikes in a perfect condition and even delivery to the train station (at fairly non-standard times) where we started our journey. Definitely a great experience, thanks a lot!
We were a group of 7 from Scotland and cycled self guided from Prague to Dresden. We had a wonderful time. The cycling was really great - very manageable and enjoyable. The countryside was very pretty and we took frequent stops to visit castles and stately homes - with a few coffee and beer stops along the way. We had not heard of Europe Bike Tours - but now we cannot recommend them highly enough. Vitek and Lucas were delightful, knowledgeable and very efficient. The Prague bike tour was great fun. We took an extra day in Prague, Bad Schandau and Dresden. A wonderful holiday enjoyed by all of us. Thank you! We hope to be back to try another route soon!
I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with this bike trip! The guides that led our group were extremely accomodating ensuring everyone was enjoying their time. They went above and beyond in every aspect. What I expected was to be safely guided along the route. What a got was and very friendly and smart group of guys that not only guided but were very knowledgeable of the history of the area. Along with this they seemed to genuinely care that we enjoy our experience by doing things like ordering delicious foods particular to the area. I hope to be fortunate enough to take another bike trip and I will be sure to use Europe Bike Tours again!
Lucas and Vitek. Thank you for a great cycling holiday from Prague to Dresden. Your enthusiasm, along with great hotels, meals, and history lessons, made for a very enjoyable and easy week. My spouse just might be jealous because I've been babbling about it frequently since I got back, and yes, he fed the cat. I am not on Facebook but I can see the pictures. It is interesting to see the world through the lens of others. So while I hung out at the back of the pack, I was able to sing and think and take a few pictures. The lyrics of my favourite song 'Bohemia' by Mae Moore: ....closer than I've ever been to feeling alive since I arrived in Bohemia.... It is my good fortune to have met you. I hope our paths will cross again. Pat
Took the Prague – Budapest 15 day tour via Vienna as a self-guided foursome. The tour is well planned by Lukas, especially the Prague – Vienna leg which appears to be tailored. Vienna – Budapest tends to follow the Euro bike trail and is flatter because it generally follows the route of the Danube. Prague – Vienna is a great route through lots of lovely countryside and forests and through smaller cities and villages and passing some historical sights. GPS maps and comprehensive trip notes were provided together with extra maps. You would be silly to attempt this without a GPS. The first few days include significant climbing, the route becomes less demanding after that. The roads are varied, ranging from good bike paths/roads to rough gravel and cobblestones so a mountain bike was definitely the right choice. The architecture and small city squares are magnificent and of the accommodation outstanding (we did opt up for the deluxe accommodation, mostly boutique hotels from homely to luxurious). The food, wine and beer were good and cheap. Luggage service was reliable – our bags were always waiting. We took an extra day in each of Prague, Vienna and Budapest – all well worthwhile. We did feel the bikes could have been a better specification and they needed maintenance along the way. A great value tour. Definitely recommend.
Today we received a really special present from our family tour on Prague-Dresden tour - honey from Bashkiria!!! Thank you!!!!
Lukas+Honza This trip has been above + beyond any expectation that we had. It has truly been outstanding + memorable! Loved learning about your beautiful country. Your knowledge + attention to detail was outstanding. Lukas - you think of everything - we have been so pamaered. We will be happy recommending your tours and company! Terry + Carolyn Gammel
Hey Lucas. Thanks for your mail and for the video.We have not yet managed to see it,but hope our son can help us when he come visiting us. Thanks for a very beautiful and fine biking tour and for exellent guiding.We arrived well back home and Ib is again busy at the office.We shall tell people around us about your firm and good service and hope that you will get more danes to join your tours! I send best wishes to you and Stefan also from Ib and Betty. Kind regards Dorrit. Prague - Dresden tour
Hi Lukas! I thought you should know that my trip to the Czech Republic inspired me to become a repeat customer. Me and my boyfriend were in Tuscany with Duvine last week. There are a lot of hills there. Na zdravi! Sarah
Lukas is such an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide in Czech Republic and Prague Vienna touring. I did a cycle tour with him.