Cycle Prague to Vienna


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    The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This specially designed trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns where castles and impressive squares dominate, the route offers both diversity as it traverses national parks and wine country and a full appreciation of this captivating pocket of the Czech Republic. Crossing the border at historical Mikulov the route heads south through Austrian vineyards, fields and villages before reaching the cultural city of Vienna.

    Highlights

    • Cycling through the Czech countryside through woods, the Djie national park and past the Trebon Ponds
    • Visiting Prague, Cesky Krumlov and the renaissance towns of Trebon and Telc
    • Crossing the border into Austria and arriving in Vienna
    • Interesting regional cuisine and a good selection of restaurants for dining out

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
    The trip begins at approximately 9am with a morning transfer from any Prague hotel to Cesky Krumlov, free time for sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns.

    Day 2 Cycle to the Renaissance town of Trebon (53-63km)
    The first cycling day leads through the beautiful hilly landscape surrounding Cesky Krumlov. As you near the Trebon area, the trail gradient begins to level off. A scenic ride through a picturesque landscape ends in Renaissance town of Trebon, also well-known as a major spa resort. In Trebon you can visit the Schwarzenberg Tomb. (B)

    Day 3 Follow the Greenways trail to Telc (78km)
    Optional tour of Trebon chateau in the morning. The trail winds past many ponds and man-made lakes, typical of this region, to Perslak, the most northern point of Austria. You follow the border with Austria on the Greenways trail passing through Nova Bystrice. From Nova Bystrice the trail takes you through the forests of the National Park called Czech Canada. The day ends in Telc, a Renaissance town registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. Houses on the main square in Telc, with facades decorated with typically renaissance graffiti, form the best-preserved Renaissance square in the Czech Republic. (B)

    Day 4 Gentle cycle through South Moravia to Vranov (54km)
    Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. Today’s cycle takes you through several charming villages typical for this area of the country. You will cycle gently through the region of South Moravia and stay overnight in Vranov which is situated near a dam. (B)

    Day 5 Follow the river Dyje on the southern Czech border to Znojmo (32-38km)
    Cycling on the Greenways trail the route takes you alongside the river Dyje and next to the southern Czech border with Austria. This very beautiful trail leads through the national park of Dyje to Znojmo, the gateway to the wine producing region of South Moravia. (B)

    Day 6 Past cellar doors to Mikulov (62-72km)
    This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. Continue the cycle to arrive in Mikulov, a town with a rich history, a beautiful castle and an historical square. Check-in to your hotel in late afternoon, leisure time in the evening. (B)

    Day 7 Cycle into Austria and transfer to Vienna (25, 48 or 96km)
    You cross the border at the Mikulov border checkpoint and the rest of the day is spent in Austria. The ride in Austria is, to begin, very similar to the Czech section. There are vineyards, fields and small villages along the trail. Experienced bikers can reach the Vienna hotel by bike – the total distance varies according to the location of your hotel, ask your consultant for details. Otherwise we recommend finishing the cycling part of the trail in Poysdorf (25km) or in Mistelbach (48km) and travelling by car or minibus to Vienna. (B)

    Day 8 Trip concludes
    The tour ends after breakfast in Vienna. (B)

    Inclusions

    • 7 breakfasts
    • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (optional upgrade to mainly 4 star hotels – supplement applies)
    • Luggage transfer
    • 27 speed hybrid or mountain bike equipped with panniers, helmet, lock, handlebar bag and one repair kit per room, adjusted for your specifications (e-bikes available, supplement applies)
    • Pick-up from any hotel in Prague and transfer to Cesky Krumlov on day 1
    • Transfer on day 7 from either Poysdorf or Mistelbach to Vienna hotel
    • Emergency hotline
    • GPS set with recorded routes, batteries and battery charger (per group booked)
    • Information pack including route notes and maps (per room booked)

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