Czech Republic Self Guided Biking / Vienna to Prague
Ride at your own pace through a lush countryside of picture perfect farms, inviting lakes and cool shady forests. Your overnight lodgings are in picturesque medieval towns.
You will be riding through lush countryside with inviting lakes and undulating farmland bordered by cool shady forests. Our lodgings are in picturesque medieval towns, perfect for a relaxing evening stroll and a hearty dinner. Our Czech Republic Bike Tours have it all – peaceful rural hamlets, UNESCO World Heritage towns, Gothic churches, fascinating history and some of Europe’s best beer. The riding season is April through mid-October, making our Czech Republic Bike Tour the perfect summer bike tour for the whole family!
You can begin this tour in either Prague or Vienna. At the end of the tour, we can also arrange transport back to Prague or Vienna.
2023 Price: €1690 Euros pp double occupancy
- Guaranteed departure any day you choose
- 8 nights hotel
- 8 breakfasts
- Luggage transfers
- Maps, route directions, Global Positioning System (GPS) with programmed route
- Transportation by car according to program
- Quality hybrid bike Giant X-Sport 3 (Electric bike rentals – €100 euros)
- Stand-by support – We provide you with a contact person to call in case of anything during your tour, local phone number for emergencies.
Price Does Not Include:
Airfare, airport-hotel transfers, lunches, dinners, train transportation, hotels in Vienna & Prague. We can make these hotel suggestions for you in Prague and Vienna.
Quiet rural roads and well marked bike routes lead to UNESCO World Heritage towns.
- Difficulty: Moderately Hilly
- UNESCO World Heritage towns
- Gothic churches
- Historical sites
- Fascinating history
- Lodging in comfortable inns located in the center of the historic towns
Day 1 Mikulov – (26 km / 16 miles)
Transfer from Prague (or Vienna or Linz) to Mikulov, a town of wine and history. Meet your travel guide, prepare the bicycles, get acquainted with the program, receive the information material and maps. Enjoy your introductory ride through the Mikulovs´vineyards! Overnight in Mikulov
Day 2 – Mikulov – Valtice – Lednice – Mikulov – (47 km / 30 miles)
This day of biking sets out through the flat and gently rolling hills around Valtice-Lednice area with breath-taking castles set into the romantic landscape. The route enters the hilly area of the Pálava Protected Landscape Area with its archeological areas in Dolní Věstonice, past vineyards and orchards, and back to Mikulov. The day offers several opportunities to taste excellent local wines. Overnight in Mikulov.
Day 3 – Mikulov – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji, (35 km / 22 miles)
After breakfast you will be transferred by van from Mikulov to Znojmo. This town has a picturesque historical center. On this section of your cycle tour, Podyji National Park has some of the most impressive landscapes with a forested river valley and a viewpoint hut as treats for the challenging terrain. A highlight is the remains of the Iron Curtain at the village of Cizov, sections of barbed wire fencing and a watchtower. Vranov castle, perched high on a rock above the Dyje river is also not to be missed. Accommodation in Vranov nad Dyji.
Day 4 – Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc, (77 km / 48 miles or 48 km / 30 miles)
We leave the Dyje river and ride through an open, slightly hilly landscape to the edge of the Czech-Moravian Highlands to Slavonice, a small town full of Renaissance homes with rich sgrafitto and finely decorated interiors. Then you continue to another of UNESCO´s pearls – Telč with its renaissance castle. Overnight in Telč. If you prefer the shorter distance, you can take the train from Slavonice to Telc.
Day 5 – Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec, (45 km / 28 miles)
This magnificent route leads you through the wilderness of „Czech Canada“, with challenging , hilly terrain and beautiful villages nestled in the forest. You will finish in Jindřichův Hradec, a historical town with a renaissance castle which was the home of the powerful Rožmberk family. Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.
Day 6 – Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon, (32-54 km / 20-34 miles)
This day you can choose between several routes of different lengths. On each route you ride through countryside featuring lakes and pine groves. This picturesque landscape is filled with romantic hideaways, meadows surrounded by forests, and ponds, founded in medieval period by famous hydro engineer Jakub Krčín. In the afternoon you ride to Třeboň, the center of Czech fishing as well as a town rich in Renaissance architecture with its own castle and spa. Overnight in Třeboň.
Day 7 – Třeboň – České Budějovice – (45 km / 28 miles)
Today several highlights await you! Quite and easy ride, leading firstly through pine forests and ponds to Hluboka nad Vltavou, arguably the most beautiful castle of Czech Republic. Don´t miss the castle tour! After lunch, continue on a new smooth cycle track Greenway RD ( Eurovelo 7 ) along the Vltava river to České Budejovice, the city, that gave the name to the famous Czech beer Budweisser Budvar. We recommend you to taste the local beer specialties at Masne Kramy restaurant, the flag ship of Budvar Brewery or in the small private brewery Krajinská 27 . Overnight in České Budejovice.
Day 8 – České Budějovice – Český Krumlov – (29 km / 18 miles or 52 km / 32 miles)
Today there are two options. A shorter relaxing route leads on the main cycle track Greenway RD ( Eurovelo 7 ), folowing the Vltava river valley through the picturesque villages including Zlata Koruna, with its famous 13th. century monastery and ending in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of Czech Republic. You can spend the afternoon wandering through the narrow streets, visiting castle museum or just relaxing on the boat trip on the Vltava river. If 30km of cycling is not enough for you, choose the second option. The route leads through rolling terrain to Holasovice (UNESCO), village famous for its “village baroque style” houses and then climbes through Blansky Forest to Cesky Krumlov. If you feel tired, you can use the chairlift in Krasetin which takes you and your bike to Kleť, the highest peak of Blansky forest park. At the top you can take in the views from the stone lookout and then enjoy 11km of downhill riding to Cesky Krumlov. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 9 – Cesky Krumlov – Prague
Enjoy your last day in Český Krumlov – take a free boat trip on the Vltava river, take a walking tour of the city, discover the city from a wooden raft or visit the castle. There are many things to do here! Transfer by coach to Prague depending on your requirements.