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Cycling

Vienna, Moravian Versailles, and Bratislava Cycling Tour

Explore castles and vineyards in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria.
Holiday code: CVB
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia
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Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 16
8days
From 1179 € excl. flights
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Cycle through the landscapes of three countries; Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, discovering the rich history and folklore of Central Europe. This fully escorted bike tour starts in the elegant city of Vienna, Austria´s capital, famous for its imperial sights. We then cross the Austria-Czech border to explore the south of the Czech Republic and its UNESCO Lednice-Valtice grounds, known as the Moravian Versailles. Next it is into Slovakia and the royal town of Skalica, the jewel of Western Slovakia and home to rich folklore and wine-making traditions. Our cycle path then leads us along the Iron Curtain Trail following the Morava river to Bratislava, Slovakia´s capital and the former coronation city of the Austro-Hungarian kings. Our final ride is a spectacular cycling by the Danube river back to Vienna where our tour ends.

Why we think this trip is fantastic, and you’ll love it!

  • This is a fascinating bike tour combining the highlights with off-the-beaten tracks of Central Europe.
  • Explore the real countryside of Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia in one holiday.
  • Experience unique wine tasting with a local wine dresser and taste some locally produced wines and many other local specialities.
  • Cycle through vineyards and protected areas that were once heavily guarded by the Czechoslovakian army during the communist regime till 1989.
  • A bike ride from capital to capital within one day is a special experience that can be hardly found anywhere else in Europe.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This tour is graded as moderate to intermediate with a combination of shorter and longer rides. Sometimes the terrain will be flat, and sometimes it will be undulating. The difference with the Grade Two trips is that they have some longer days, and a few more hills.

Map & itinerary

Welcome to the Czech Republic and the medieval town of Mikulov, southern Moravia. The region is well known for producing some of the best Czech wines and its rich folklore traditions.

Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is free to explore.

Hotel – Mikulov, the Czech Republic

Head out on your first cycling adventure to the Carpathian Mountains, visiting three castle ruins en route. Afterwards, cycle to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Lednice-Valtice, known as the Garden of Europe. You’ll have time to visit the biggest attractions here including the Lednice Chateau, built by the Lichtenstein family, the minaret, for stunning views over the chateau and park, and the large complex of wine cellars and underground passages.

Total cycling: 45km/27 miles.
Terrain: tarmac and gravel

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel – Mikulov, the Czech Republic

This morning you’ll cycle to Cejkovice to visit the amazing 800-year-old wine cellars built by the Knights Templar. Continue over the border to Skalica, at the foothills of the White Carpathians in Western Slovakia. Skalica’s monasteries, fortifications and unique triangular square make it an interesting place to explore. In the evening, experience local treats at a memorable dinner in Ledovna, an underground restaurant formerly used as ice cellars.

Total cycling: 65km/40 miles.
Terrain: tarmac

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel – Skalica, Slovakia

Cycle along the banks of the Morava River and the Bata Canal to Straznice. Here, we’ll have a guided tour of the outdoor museum of Morava village. Continuing to the small winegrowing village of Petrov, you’ll take a tour of the unique white and blue ornamental cellars used by local wine producer, Jozef. He will explain all about the unique techniques used in his small family business and, of course, give you the opportunity to sample some of the good stuff…!

Total cycling: 65km/40 miles.
Terrain: tarmac and gravel

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel – Skalica, Slovakia

Cycling through the White Carpathians will provide an opportunity to pedal alongside herds of grazing deer in the meadows. This area is famous for its small villages and settlements, and you’ll stop at one of them to experience a traditional lunch with a local family. After re-fuelling on noodle soup, goulash and plum cake, there’s time for a spot of castle exploring, before transferring back to Skalica in time for dinner and wine tasting at one of our favourite vineyards.

Total cycling: 40km/24 miles.
Terrain: tarmac, gravel and meadows

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel – Skalica, Slovakia

You start your journey to Bratislava along the Morava River, before cycling through forests and via castles. These wild woods used to form the Iron Curtain border between Austria and Czechoslovakia during the communist regime.

Our main stop will be at Devin Castle, located at the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, and from where you can admire beautiful panoramic views over Austria.

Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, is a charming city with an intriguing history. We recommend an evening stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town, and a wander along the Danube with its many cafes and restaurants.

Total cycling: 40km/24 miles.
Terrain: tarmac and gravel

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel – Bratislava, Slovakia

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

Upon arrival in Vienna, we’ll introduce you to the main sights of the picturesque old town on a little guided tour.

Total cycling: 70km/43 miles.
Terrain: tarmac

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel – Vienna, Austria

Your adventure comes to an end today.

We’d thoroughly recommend spending extra time in Vienna and can help you find the perfect hotel to extend your trip.

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Sun 07 Jun 20 - Sun 14 Jun 20 Available 1179 € -
Sun 05 Jul 20 - Sun 12 Jul 20 Available 1179 € -
Sun 16 Aug 20 - Sun 23 Aug 20 Available 1179 € -
Sun 06 Sep 20 - Sun 13 Sep 20 Available 1179 € -
Sun 20 Sep 20 - Sun 27 Sep 20 Available 1179 € -
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Holiday information

Seven nights in a three-star hotel on twin-share basis
Seven breakfasts and one dinner
All activities as per itinerary
Bike hire including: pannier, lock and spare parts
Support vehicle and luggage transfers
Drinking water, soft drinks and snacks (carried by the support vehicle)
English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish

International flights
Airport transfers
Travel insurance
Cycle helmet – you must bring your own
Lunch with the local family (EUR 10 per person)
Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

During this trip you’ll stay in a comfortable three-star hotel.

For an extra charge we offer the option to book a single room throughout the trip. Additional hotel nights before and after the tour are also available.

Hot and cold buffet breakfast.

English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish.

Normally min four, max 16.

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

Mikulov

Vienna.

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 Vienna as this is the nearest airport from Mikulov. Alternative airports include Bratislava and Brno.

You can reach Mikulov by public transport or 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.

If you prefer travelling by public transport let us know which airport you are flying into and we will find the best option for you.

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

1. Check availability online or contact us by email: booking@slovakia-explorer.com or phone +421 908 021 469

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You’ll need a non-refundable deposit of 100 Euros per person, and can pay by debit or credit card (no fees apply) or by bank transfer (fees apply)

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Have a look at our detailed trip notes or please 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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