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Cycling

Cycle Prague to Vienna

Cycle the greenways route from Prague to Vienna.
Holiday code: CPV
Countries: Czech Republic, Austria
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3
Activity level
Self-Guided
Min. age: 16
8days
From 970 € excl. flights
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This cycling holiday from Prague to Vienna takes you along the border of The Czech Republic and Austria, known as the Greenways and Iron Curtain Trail. You’ll experience the ride of a lifetime across picturesque winegrowing villages, medieval and renaissance towns, and a number of national parks including the famous Czech Canada.

Over eight days you’ll experience:

  • Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
  • Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO fairy-tale town.
  • National parks like Czech Canada and Thayatal.
  • Renaissance towns including Trebon, Telc and Slavonice.
  • Mikulov, the wine-growing town in Moravia.
  • Lednice-Valtice UNESCO grounds, known as Moravian Versailles.
  • Vienna, the capital of Austria.

Map & itinerary

After meeting at your hotel, this morning you´ll transfer 185km to the UNESCO town of Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale-like town. It’s located on the banks of the meandering Vltava River, with a spectacular castle standing above it on a high rock. After check-in there will be time for a sightseeing tour of the town, followed by dinner in one of the medieval restaurants of your choice.

Meals included
None

Accommodation
Pension Prelat (or similar)

We’ll leave the hilly terrain for a flatter region of ponds, forests and meadows, known as Trebonsko. The Trebon region is a magical place, and one of the most picturesque in the entire Czech Republic. En route we’ll discover idyllic countryside, with over 6,000 lakes, many small islands, mysterious wetlands, marshes and peat bogs, providing a habitat to countless rare species of flora and fauna.

Our destination is the town of Trebon, a town that looks like it belongs in a fairy ale, built in renaissance style and one of the most popular destinations in the Czech Republic. Around the town are two large ponds, Svet and Opatovicky. There is also the state chateau in Trebon, and the Neo-Gothic tomb of the Schwanzenbergs, an aristocratic family and former title holders of the town.

Total cycling
Distance: 53 km
Total ascent: 617 m
Total descent: 688 m
Max elevation: 590 m
Min elevation: 393 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Myslivna (or similar)

Today the stunning scenery of ‘Czech Canada’ National Park awaits us. We’ll join the most popular collection of cycle paths in Central Europe today – The Greenways, which connect romantic Prague with elegant Vienna. Along the way there are countless attractions to admire including castles, chateaus, churches, picturesque villages and renaissance towns.

In the second half of the day we’ll swap nature for another UNESCO gem, the renaissance town of Telč. You’ll see its chateau and unique square, and well-preserved renaissance and baroque houses.

Total cycling
Distance: 78 km
Total ascent: 809 m
Total descent: 748 m
Max elevation: 677 m
Min elevation: 452 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Anton (or similar)

In the morning we’ll take a transfer – by train or private bus – to the small town of Slavonice located on the border with Austria. After some sightseeing we’ll cycle through the forest to Vranov, along the Czech-Austria border. While admiring the beauty of the Dyje (Thaya) National Park, we’ll get a stunning view of Vranov chateau, perched high on a rock above the Dyje River, and the Vranovska reservoir – a popular summer destination. We’ll spend the night in Vranov.

Total cycling
Distance: 57 km
Total ascent: 576 m
Total descent: 783 m
Max elevation: 556 m
Min elevation: 310 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Pension Jelen (or similar)

Today we’ll cycle through an area that, in the past, was strictly monitored by troops during the Communist era. For 45 years Europe was forcibly divided into East and West by the "Iron Curtain" and the Greenway runs along the Iron Curtain trail.

A point of interest south of the village of Artole, is a lookout tower once used by border troops. On the outskirts of Čížov there is a well-preserved section of the military supply route, including barbed-wire fence and watchtower.

Today’s cycling ends in the town of Znojmo, which – due to its location – is dubbed the ‘gate’ to Southern Moravia.

Total cycling
Distance: 32 km
Total ascent: 200 m
Total descent: 230 m
Max elevation: 469 m
Min elevation: 286 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Lahofer (or similar)

Today's ride aims to discover the rich fertile flatland of the region of Southern Moravia, home to an abundance of vineyards and wine cellars. We’ll cycle to Mikulov, a gem located directly on the border with Austria. Highlights include a pretty castle, the town square and the surrounding architecture.

Total cycling
Distance: 64 km
Total ascent: 410 m
Total descent: 462 m
Max elevation: 297 m
Min elevation: 127 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Galant (or similar)

Today we’ll ride through the stunning area of the Lednice-Valtice UNESCO complex. A romantic landscape where history meets nature, it’s full of ponds dotted with water lilies, green forests with well-maintained paths, alongside magnificent ancient buildings.

Our first stop is is Lednice, the ‘Moravian Versailles', with its splendid chateau, minaret, large park and gardens. The next stop is Valtice, the original seat of the Lichtenstein family. The Valtice chateau and its wine cellars stock the very best Moravian wines.

You’ll then cross the Czech-Austria border heading to Poysdort, from where you’ll transfer to Vienna. To really give the city the attention it deserves, we recommend booking an extra night in Vienna, making it a nine-day trip overall.

Total cycling
Distance: 49 km
Total ascent: 540 m
Total descent: 589 m
Max elevation: 298 m
Min elevation: 161 m

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

After breakfast your tour ends.

Meals included
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Self-guided

Self-guided trips operate daily, so you can pick a date that suits you. Choose a day between April and October, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you. Just let us know when you want to travel.

Guided

Below are also our scheduled dates for this trip. Booking your place on one of these dates means you'll most likely be in a group with other people.

If the dates below don´t suit you and you need to travel on a different date, or you'd like to experience this holiday as a private trip with just your family or friends, please get in touch and we'll do the rest.

Please also note that in order to guarantee our brochure price, the minimum group size for this trip is usually 6. Smaller groups are welcome, but the price may be amended accordingly.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Thu 01 Apr 21 - Sun 31 Oct 21 Available 970 € -
Sun 23 May 21 - Sun 30 May 21 Available 1179 € -
Sun 20 Jun 21 - Sun 27 Jun 21 Available 1179 € -
Sun 18 Jul 21 - Sun 25 Jul 21 Available 1179 € -
Sun 15 Aug 21 - Sun 22 Aug 21 Available 1179 € -
Sun 12 Sep 21 - Sun 19 Sep 21 Available 1179 € -
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Holiday information

The first half of the route is undulating and requires a reasonable level of fitness. The second half of the trip is on generally flat paths and roads following the Danube river. The average daily distance is 55 km on tarmac and gravel roads.

Self-Guided

  • 7 nights in three-star pensions and hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Bike rental including pannier, lock and spare parts
  • Maps and detailed route descriptions, routes for GPS devices
  • Bus transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 24/7 local support

Guided

  • 7 nights in three-star pensions and hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Bike rental including pannier, lock and spare parts
  • Maps and detailed route descriptions, routes for GPS devices
  • Bus transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
  • Support vehicle
  • English speaking leader

Self-Guided

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle helmet – you must bring your own
  • Departure transfer on day 8

Guided

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle helmet – you must bring your own
  • Departure transfer on day 8

Single room: 95 EUR

Self-Guided

Normally min 2, max 14

Guided Groups

Normally min 6, max 14

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a private group for just you and your friends.

This tour starts in Prague.

This tour ends in Vienna.

To enhance flexibility our holidays do not include flights. This gives you the freedom to choose a local airport that works for you and shop for the best deal.

We recommend booking your flight to Prague.

Once you have decided which airport works for you best you will need to choose the way how to get to the starting hotel / joining point. There are two options:

Public transport

You can reach Prague city by public transport (bus, train). Using the public transport is another way of experiencing your destination, which puts you right in the centre of the action. If you prefer to travel by public transport we can help you find the best option.

Private transfers (door to door service)

Book your private airport transfers directly with us. Our fast, reliable and affordable private transfers are the best way to reach your starting hotel quickly and comfortably. For up-to-date prices of Airport private transfers click here.

During this tour all transport will be provided any you will use: Bus, minibus.

During this tour you´ll stay in comfortable three start pensions and hotels.

If you need to arrive or leave on a different date, please contact us and we’d be more than happy to arrange extra pre or post tour accommodation for you.

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a backpack for your main luggage and daypack for each day’s cycling. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us.

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a suitcase or backpack that are easy to lift and carry. A daypack for riding days is also useful. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us.

  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Long-sleeved breathable tops
  • Trousers
  • Jacket/coat/fleece
  • Waterproofs
  • Padded cycling shorts and gloves
  • Strong trainers/shoes suitable for cycling
  • Water bottle
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Sun cream, sunhat and sunglasses
  • You must also bring your own cycle helmet

Guided groups are accompanied by one of our local group leaders. All the organisation, including transfers and activities, is managed by your leader. Our experienced guides are some of the best in the country; they will be there to assist you with anything you might need, giving you advice and organising your activities on a daily basis so you can fully focus on one thing – enjoying the beauty of the Czech Republic and Austria.

This means that the course of the trip will be at your own pace. We´ll still of course take care of all of the activities and services that are included in the price of the holiday.

Our professionally prepared detailed routing will guide you safely each day and your printed copy will be also full of photos of each day and useful information.

You can read more about our self-guided cycling tours with a printed guide here.

Please note, we want to run this trip following the day-to-day itinerary on the trip notes. However, sometimes operational circumstances may sometimes prevent us from doing this. Your tour leader will keep you fully informed of any alternative plans that are necessary on-the-ground. Also, based on feedbacks from past travellers, occasionally our itineraries are amended. Final version of your trip notes will be emailed to you prior to travel.

  1. Check availability online or contact us by email or phone.
  2. Secure your place/s online by clicking the BOOK NOW button or contact us by email/phone. Your place is secured with a 99 EUR deposit per person and can pay by bank transfer.
  3. Once the deposit is received a confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically, and your place/s will be officially confirmed.

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why book with slovakia explorer?

On this bike tour of the Czech Republic and Austria you´ll experience cycling on the most popular cycle path in Europe, the Greenway and Iron Curtain trail. These connect two of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague and Vienna. You can expect perfectly planned routes through national parks, medieval and renaissance towns, on quality bikes with full support of our local team. This promises to be an unforgettable bike tour in Central Europe.

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