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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in 3 star
  • 1 night in 4 star hotels
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$1990USD

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Overview

Trip Code: PVG

Trip highlights


  • Cycling through the Czech countryside through woods, the Djie national park and past the Trebon Ponds
  • Prague, Cesky Krumlov and the renaissance towns of Trebon and Telc
  • Crossing the border into Austria and arriving in Vienna
  • Interesting regional cuisine and a good selection of restaurants for dining out

The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This specially designed trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns where castles and impressive squares dominate, the route offers both diversity as it traverses national parks and wine country and a full appreciation of this captivating pocket of the Czech Republic. Crossing the border at historical Mikulov, the route heads south through Austrian vineyards, fields and villages before reaching the cultural city of Vienna.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Transfer to Cesky Krumlov (175km/109mi) from a specified hotel in Prague at approximately 9am. We recommend that you spend the night before the tour in Prague - we can assist with hotel bookings. There will be free time for sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Welcome briefing with the group and dinner at a restaurant.

Meals:  D

The first cycling day leads you through the beautiful hilly landscape surrounding Cesky Krumlov. As you near the Trebon area, the trail gradient begins to level off. A scenic ride through a picturesque landscape ends in Renaissance town of Trebon, also well-known as a major spa resort. In Trebon you can visit the Schwarzenberg Tomb.

Meals:  B,D

Optional tour of Trebon chateau in the morning. The trail winds past many ponds and man-made lakes, typical of this region, to Perslak, the most northern point of Austria. You follow the border with Austria on the Greenways trail passing through Nova Bystrice. From Nova Bystrice the trail takes 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 graffiti, form the best-preserved Renaissance square in the Czech Republic.

Meals:  B,D

Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. Todays cycle takes you 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.

Meals:  B,D

Cycling on the Greenways trail the route takes you alongside the river Dyje and next to the southern Czech border with Austria. This very beautiful trail leads through the national park of Dyje to Znojmo, the gateway to the wine producing region of South Moravia.

Meals:  B,D

This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. We continue the cycle to arrive in Mikulov, a town with a rich history, a beautiful castle and an historical square. Check-in to your hotel in late afternoon, leisure time in the evening.

Meals:  B,D

You cross the border at the Mikulov border checkpoint and the rest of the day is spent 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 finish the cycling part of the trail in Mistelbach (48km/30mi) and travel the rest of the journey by minibus to Vienna. Overnight Vienna – dinner not included. Note: The support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. You can return by support vehicle to Prague for free and therefore spend the last night in Prague (must be advised at time of booking) or stay on in Vienna.

Meals:  B

The tour ends after breakfast around 9am in Vienna and individual departure.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices
  • 6 dinners with one drink per meal – these usually consist of 3 courses using local ingredients. The meals may be provided at a local restaurant or in the hotel dining room.
  • 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and 1 night in 4 star hotel on a twinshare basis with ensuite facilities
  • 27 speed hybrid or mountain bike equipped with panniers and helmet
  • English speaking tour leader from day 1 to 7
  • Luggage transfer and support vehicle
  • Pick up from selected hotels in Prague and transfer to Cesky Krumlov on day 1
  • Transfer on day 7 from either Poysdorf or Mistelbach to Vienna hotel
  • Group welcome and trip briefing
  • Water for bike-flasks and refreshments whilst cycling
  • Information pack including route notes and maps (per room)

  • Travel to Prague and from Vienna
  • Lunch, dinner on Day 7 and beverages other than those specified
  • Items of a personal nature including laundry, phone calls
  • Entrance fees and guided tours of castles and monuments enroute
  • Departure transfers
  • Travel insurance - mandatory

Bike information


Grading

moderate  

The cycling distances range from 25 to 96km (15.5 to 59.5mi) over undulating terrain with some steep hills - you may need to walk your bike uphill for short sections. The rides follow mostly well surfaced tarmac lanes and secondary roads with little traffic however there are parts of the ride on dirt tracks with a few soft sand areas where caution is required. Inevitably, near the larger towns there is more traffic. It is considered suitable for cyclists with a good level of fitness, able to tackle some hills. E-bikes are available should you be concerned about your fitness. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with road cycling in light traffic in order to participate comfortably. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets are worn whilst cycling.


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Total Priceper person from

$1990USD

Options & Supplements*
  • One Day Bike tour from Prague to Karlstejn Castle (daily except Mondays)USD$70
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$120
  • Single SupplementUSD$250
*Prices listed are per person

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Why travel with us

Making Europe Affordable

We offer different levels of accommodation and comfort so that even the most budget conscious can treat themselves to active holidays on Europe's most celebrated tracks and trails. Our trips are great value for money because you only pay for what you want.  

Self-Guided Specialists

Our wide range of self-guided itineraries embody the UTracks philosophy of exploring Europe your way. We handle the logistics so all that's left for you to do is enjoy exploring Europe at your own pace. Most depart daily with a minimum of two people, meaning maximum flexibility.

Our Wide Range

With close to 400 trips in almost 50 countries, including the largest range of bike & boat holidays in Europe, we're confident that we can organise an Alps walk, Camino de Santiago or Via Francigena experience, Food Lovers' trip or a tour in a lesser-known pocket of Europe that you will love. 

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