Day 1: Mikulov. 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. Tour of town with guide. Overnight: Mikulov.
Day 2: Mikulov – Valtice - Lednice – Mikulov (51 km/32 miles). The first day of biking sets out through the flat and gently rolling hills around Valtice-Lednice (UNESCO) with breathtaking castles, set into the romantic landscape. The route enters the hilly area of the Pálava Protected Landscape Area with its archaeological areas in Dolní Vestonice, past vineyards and orchards, and back to Mikulov. The day offers several opportunities to taste excellent local wines.
Day 3: Mikulov – Znojmo (60 km/38 miles). This day takes us along flat terrain of the Austrian border and the Dyje (Thaya) River. The route leads along the Greenways route to Znojmo, another wine making region with a rich history. Another possibility is to cross the border in Mikulov and continue along the Austrian wine route "Weinviertlradweg" with occasional wine-tasting stops at Laa an der Thaya and Šanov, where you continue to Znojmo by train. Overnight: Znojmo.
Day 4: Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyjí (43 km/27 miles). In the midst of vineyards and wine cellars, enter the Podyjí National Park. This relatively short but interesting route leads through the picturesque Dyje River valley with magnificent views into the countryside. En route you can stop off at the Nový Hrádek (New Castle) ruins and enjoy the atmosphere here. The trip finishes in Vranov nad Dyjí with its dominant castle perched above the Vranovska Lake. Overnight: Vranov nad Dyjí.
Day 5: Vranov nad Dyjí - Slavonice (43 km/27 miles). We leave the Dyjí 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. Overnight: Slavonice.
Day 6: Slavonice – Trebon (60 km/38 miles). Today provides us with a magnificent route leading through the wild nature of „Czech Canada“. Hilly terrain with one of the oldest stone castles in Bohemia, Landštejn, alongside the Austrian border into the flat Trebon, landscape with its thousand lakes. Trebon, a historic town with a Renaissance castle, is a hub of Czech fisheries and spas. Overnight: Trebon.
Day 7: Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (75 km/47 miles). The third day of cycling leads through the flat Trebon lowlands amidst its largest lakes to Hluboka nad Vltavou, home of the Czech Republic's most beautiful castle. Pass through the gentle landscape around lakes to Holasovice, a village recognized by UNESCO for its well-preserved rustic Baroque architecture. Continue through the Blanský Forest Protected Landscape Area to Cesky Krumlov around Klet, the tallest mountain of Blansky Forest, offering a possible view to the Austrian Alps from its lookout tower. If you feel tired don´t hesitate to use shuttle transfer for free! Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO) is one of the best preserved historic villages in Bohemia with a number of historic and cultural monuments, winding streets, locally renowned restaurants, and a rich cultural life. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 8: Cesky Krumlov. Enjoy your last day in Cesky Krumlov and choose from these different activities: boat trip on Vltava river, kick bike ride from hill Klet to Cesky Krumlov or guided tour of brewery Eggenberg. Transfer by coach to Prague (Vienna or Linz) later afternoon.
- Tour distance: 332 km (208 miles), moderate
- Tours include in addition: Guided tour of Cesky Krumlov, boat trip or kick-bike ride or guided tour of brewery Eggenberg
- Tour Dates: anytime from April to October
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