Cycling

Cycling Prague, Vienna and Charming Bratislava

Cycle from Prague to Vienna via charming Bratislava.
Holiday code: CPB
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
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3
Activity level
Guided or Self-Guided
Min. age: 16
10days
From 1145 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria offers a beautifully varied landscape for cycling. During this bike tour we visit three capitals, a number of medieval and renaissance UNESCO towns, travel through rolling hills and flatlands, alongside rivers and lakes, and enter the stunning areas of the national park known locally as ‘Czech Canada’.

Over ten days you’ll experience:

  • Capitals Prague, Bratislava and Vienna
  • Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO fairy-tale town.
  • National parks like Czech Canada and Thayatal.
  • Renaissance towns including Trebon, Telc and Slavonice.
  • Lednice-Valtice UNESCO grounds, known as Moravian Versailles.
  • Skalica, the wine-growing town in western Slovakia famous for its delicious wines including the red wine Skalický Rubín (Skalica´s Ruby).
  • Wine tasting with a local wine dresser.
  • Danube and Morava cycle paths.

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 simila

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)

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-Slovakia border heading to Skalica. The area is rich in folklore and wine-making traditions, and this evening you´ll experience wine tasting with a local wine-dresser and have a chance to sample some of the locally produced wines including Skalický Rubín (Skalica´s Ruby), which is a reference to its specific colour.

This wine can only be produced using grapes grown on the precisely defined territory of the Royal town of Skalica and several neighbouring villages, including Mokry Haj. This village was established in the foothills of the Vintoperk Hill by Croatian colonists in the second half of the 16th century.

Total cycling
Distance: 65 km
Terrain: tarmac and gravel

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Penzion na Potocnej (or similar)

After a short guided stroll in Skalica you’ll transfer 69 km to Zahorska Ves. From here you´ll follow the Iron Curtain Trail, the border between Austria and Czechoslovakia during the communist regime. Cycling through floodplain forests and protected areas, our main stop will be the Devin castle located at the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers. From here you can admire beautiful panoramic views over Austria.

Today´s cycling will end with a ride to Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, which has an intriguing history of its own.

Total cycling
Distance: 40km
Terrain: tarmac and gravel

Meals included

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Devin (or similar)

Today you’ll follow the popular Danube cycle path all the way from Bratislava to Vienna. The path leads us through the Donau-Auen National Park, which preserves the last remaining major wetlands area in Central Europe.

Once you get to Vienna, there will be time for a short stroll in the Old Town before our farewell dinner in one of the local Viennese restaurants.

In terms of distance, this is the most demanding day of the tour. The terrain is flat and normally everyone with an average level of fitness is fully capable of completing the ride all the way to Vienna.

Total cycling
Distance: 70km
Terrain: tarmac

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

After breakfast your tour ends.

Meals included
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

This trip operates 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.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Thu 01 Apr 21 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Self-Guided
Thu 01 Apr 21 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Guided Groups Minimum 6 people. Smaller groups are welcome, but the price may be amended accordingly.

Please note that our official rates are in Euros. Other currencies are informative only.

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. The average daily distance is 55 km on tarmac and gravel roads.

  • 9 nights in three-star pensions and hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Wine tasting and buffet dinner with local wine dresser
  • 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
  • Tour guide and support vehicle (only for guided groups)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle helmet – you must bring your own
  • Departure transfer on day 8

Single room supplement: 155 EUR

Normally 14 max.

This tour starts in Prague, Czech Republic.

This tour starts in Vienna, Austria.

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 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

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.
  3. Your place is secured with a 99 EUR deposit per person and can pay by bank transfer. Once the deposit is received a confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically, and your place/s will be officially confirmed.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

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Trip notes & FAQs

Download the detailed trip notes for everything you could possibly want to know about this trip, including detailed itinerary and full kit list

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why book with slovakia explorer?

This holiday is operated by our expert, in-country team at Slovakia Explorer. By booking with us, you’ll benefit from our unrivalled local knowledge, and have 24/7 support during your trip.

Our holidays offer unique experiences, which give you an unparalleled insight into the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. During the planning and booking process, we pay attention to every detail of your holiday to ensure your trip is perfect.

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