The trail will take you through vineyards of South Moravia, where you will lodge in the cultural centers of the region, Znojmo and Mikulov. Tour through Lednice-Valtice area, registered in UNESCO list, offers a perfect symbiosis of cultural and sporting experience. It is also the climax of the tour. The whole trip ends in Vienna.
The program of the tour consists of a ride from Prague to Vienna, but does not include accommodation in Prague and in Vienna before and after the tour respectively. We recommend that you purchase two or three extra nights in Prague before the beginning of the tour and in Vienna after the end of it. That way you will have enough time to overcome jet lag and explore Prague and to relax in Vienna after demanding six days of biking. The tour from Prague to Vienna combines biking and bus transfers so that you visit all famous historical sites along the way and you have a pleasant ride through the beautiful landscape of Southern Bohemia and Moravia.
Fully Guided Tours use a support vehicle for parts of the trail that may be too long. It always depends on the weather, your physical condition, preferences, and on the overall fitness of the group or many other circumstances, if you decide to take advantage of support vehicle for the rest of the given daily ride. At the welcome briefing, you will receive a brochure with detailed information about all sights on your journey.
Day 1: Guided Group tours usually start on the scheduled day at 9 a.m. Self-Guided tours and non-schedule tours start at the clients? request on any day from the beginning of April to the end of October. Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov (175 km = 110 miles by minibus or car), lunch at Cesky Krumlov, checking in at the hotel, sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, adaptation of bicycles to match to bikers' body dimensions, practical training in safe cycling (guided group tours only).
Day 2: Cesky Krumlov - Trebon (61 km = 38 miles by bicycle - can be shortened for guided group tours). Optional visit of the castle and garden in the morning. The first cycling day leads through the beautiful hilly landscape surrounding Cesky Krumlov. However, the closer you get to Trebon area, the flatter the landscape becomes. A scenic ride through a picturesque landscape ends in Trebon, also well-known as a major spa resort. In Trebon, you will check in to your hotel and you can visit the Schwarzenberg Tomb. In case you would like to relax in a spa, we can arrange a massage, whirlpool or other services at Trebon's wellness center. We also recommend an evening walk around the Renaissance town.
Day 3: Trebon - Telc (78 km = 48 miles by bicycle - can be shortened for Guided group tours). Optional tour of Trebon chateau in the morning. The trail winds along many ponds and man-made lakes, so typical of this region, to Perslak, the most northern point of Austria. You will follow the border with Austria on the Greenways trail passing through Nova Bystrice, where you will have lunch. From Nova Bystrice the trail will take 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 sgraffiti, form the best-preserved Renaissance square in the Czech Republic. It is extremely interesting to compare the differences between the towns of Trebon, Cesky Krumlov and Telc.
Day 4: Telc - Vranov (54 km = 35 miles by bike - can be shortened for Guided group tours). Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. You will ride 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.
Day 5: Vranov - Znojmo (38 km = 23 miles by bike). You will cycle on the Greenways trail following the river Dyje and the southern Czech border with Austria. This very beautiful trail leads through the national park of Dyje. Znojmo is the gateway to the region of South Moravia, a region of wine production. Check-in to Znojmo hotel, followed by a walk round the historical center of Znojmo in the evening.
Day 6: Znojmo - Mikulov (70 km = 43 miles). This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. Lunch is usually arranged in a restaurant with an open terrace and includes a wine tasting. We continue and arrive in Mikulov, a town with a rich history, a beautiful castle and an historical square. Check-in to Mikulov hotel in late afternoon, leisure time in the evening.
Day 7: Mikulov - Vienna (96 km = 60 miles by bike and car). You cross the border at the Mikulov border checkpoint, we spend the rest of the day 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 recommend finishing the cycling part of the trail in Poysdorf (25 km) or in Mistelbach (48 km) and traveling by car or minibus to Vienna. For Self Guided Tours you should agree in advance with the our representative if you want to cycle all the way to Vienna or where you want to meet the driver taking you to Vienna, skipping the last cycling part of the tour. The official tour program ends with a check-in to your Vienna hotel.
Important notice: For guided group tours the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by supporting vehicle to Prague for free. These bikers spend their last night in Prague. They may also decide for a self guided trip in Moravia instead of going to Vienna and back to Moravia. These participants can either take their flight home from Prague or we will happily offer them other additional services in Prague, such as additional accommodation, a guided tour of Prague and other services. However, these are not included in the price of the cycling tour.
Day 8: The tour ends with a breakfast either in Prague or in Vienna.
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