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Traveller Rating

 

Activities
  • guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in 3 star
  • 1 night in 4 star hotels
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

8 Days£1680GBP

Overview

Trip Code: PVG

Trip highlights


  • Cycling through the Czech countryside through woods, the Djie national park and past the Trebon Ponds
  • 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

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.

Countries:

Czech Republic, Austria

Starting Point:

Prague

Finishing Point:

Vienna


Transfer to Cesky Krumlov (175km/110mi) from a specified hotel in Prague at approximately 9am. We recommend that you spend the night before the tour in Prague - we can assist with hotel bookings. There will be free time for sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Welcome briefing with the group and dinner at a restaurant.

Meals:  D

The first cycling day leads you 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.

Meals:  B

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.

Meals:  B,D

Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. Todays cycle takes you through several charming villages typical for this area of the country. We will cycle gently through the region of South Moravia. We will stay overnight in Vranov which is situated near a dam.

Meals:  B

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.

Meals:  B

This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. We 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.

Meals:  B,D

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. We finish the cycling part of the trail in Mistelbach (48km/30mi) and travel the rest of the journey by minibus to Vienna. Overnight Vienna – dinner not included. Note: The support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. You can return by support vehicle to Prague for free and therefore spend the last night in Prague (must be advised at time of booking) or stay on in Vienna.

Meals:  B

Arrangements end after breakfast.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices
  • 3 dinners - these usually consist of 3 courses using local ingredients. The meals may be provided at a local restaurant or in the hotel dining room. Dinners are in Cesky Krumlov and usually Telc and Mikulov (subject to change. The guide will always recommend where to eat in other towns)
  • 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and 1 night in 4 star hotel on a twinshare basis with ensuite facilities
  • 24 or 27 speed hybrid bike equipped with a handlebar bag, panniers and helmet (e-bike available on request - supplement applies)
  • Support vehicle
  • English speaking tour leader from day 1 to 7
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Pick up from selected hotels in Prague and transfer to Cesky Krumlov on day 1
  • Transfer on day 7 from either Poysdorf or Mistelbach to Vienna hotel
  • Group welcome and trip briefing
  • Water for bike-flasks and refreshments whilst cycling
  • Information pack including route notes and maps (per room)

  • Travel to Prague and from Vienna
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • A single supplement will apply if you book a single room
  • Entrance fees and guided tours of castles and monuments enroute
  • Transfers not listed included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature

Bike information


Suitability

moderate

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The cycling distances range from 25 to 96km (15.5 to 59.5mi) over undulating terrain with some steep hills - you may need to walk your bike uphill for short sections. The rides follow mostly well surfaced tarmac lanes and secondary roads with little traffic however there are parts of the ride on dirt tracks with a few soft sand areas where caution is required. Inevitably, near the larger towns there is more traffic. It is considered suitable for cyclists with a good level of fitness, able to tackle some hills. E-bikes are available should you be concerned about your fitness. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with road cycling in light traffic in order to participate comfortably. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets are worn whilst cycling.


Departure dates


Priceper person from

£1680GBP

Options & Supplements*
  • Helmet purchaseGBP£35
  • One Day Bike tour from Prague to Karlstejn Castle (daily except Mondays - min 2)GBP£70
  • E-bike supplementGBP£100
  • Single supplementGBP£190
*Prices listed are per person

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