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Czech Greenways Bicycle Tour: Vienna - Český Krumlov - Prague

Prague Vienna GreenwaysDuration: 8 days / 7 nights
Length:
261 km / 163 miles
Trip rating:
Moderate
Highlights: The town of Mikulov, Lednice Chateau (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Valtice Chateau (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Slavonice graffiti houses, Renaissance town square in Telč (UNESCO World Heritage Site), last remnant of the Iron Curtain, the town of Třeboň, the town of Český Krumlov (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The bestselling Czech Greenways bicycle tour is ideal for those who like history. It offers relaxed cycling days and includes the Lednice-Valtice Area and the beautiful medieval town of Český Krumlov. Cycling in the Czech / Austrian border area that was cut off by the Iron Curtain for 40 years is a unique experience. Medieval castles, a varied landscape, fairytale chateaux, pristine countryside with rustic villages and baroque towns, and safe back roads with good surfaces for cycling make this tour a well-balanced vacation.

  SELF-GUIDED TOUR  
  Price (based on double occupancy)  what's included 2017 Dates
  1390 EUR per person Daily from April through October
  Single supplement: 350 EUR  
  15% supplement for single travellers on a self-guided tour*  
  *The car and luggage transfers are calculated based on a minimum of two
   people. If you go solo on a self-guided tour, you will pay a 15% tour
   supplement to cover the cost of the extra person not going.

 

  GUIDED TOUR  
  Price (based on double occupancy)  what's included 2017 Dates
  2090 EUR per person: Group size 4-7 people June 10 - 17 (includes Five-Petalled Rose Festival in Český Krumlov)
  1890 EUR per person: Group size 8+ people July 15 - 22
  Single supplement: 350 EUR
August 12 - 19
  September 8 - 15 (includes Mikulov Wine Festival)
  Contact our partner if you would like to request a custom, guided bicycle tour on different dates




Itinerary

Day 1: Vienna - Valtice
Arrive by train from Vienna to Břeclav where you meet your contact person, who will drive you to your hotel and introduce you to the program. You will get all necessary information materials.
Overnight in Valtice.

Day 2: Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (38 km / 23 miles)
You will start your biking trip in the Lednice-Valtice area (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will ride on forest and field trails. Two magnificent chateaux grace the area, along numerous 'follies', romantic structures set in a harmonious way into the surrounding landscape. A paved road with little traffic then leads you to Mikulov with its imposing castle, historic square, the tomb of the Dietrichstein family, as well as the synagogue and Jewish cemetery, where the oldest tombstone dates back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3: Mikulov - Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyjí (42 km / 26 miles)
Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Znojmo. Then cycle through the Podyjí National Park with untouched nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Vranov Chateau, perched high on a rock above the Dyje River is another highlight.
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyjí.


Day 4: Vranov nad Dyjí – Slavonice – Telč (46 km / 29 miles)
From Vranov skim the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. Then transfer by a local train to the town of Telč, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved Renaissance town center.
Overnight in Telč.


Day 5: Telč – Jindřichův Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through fields and forests. A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelní Myslová to Jewish painter František Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz along with his family. Finish the day in the old town of Jindřichův Hradec, containing the third biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.


Day 6: Jindřichův Hradec – Třeboň (30 km / 19 miles)
Take in the historic town and castle of Jindřichův Hradec, then start cycling through the mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District to Třeboň, a medieval town whose walls are still largely intact. Enter the historical center through a gate in the old fortifications and across a moat, part of a unique water regulation system dating back to the 16th century.
Overnight in Třeboň.

Day 7: Třeboň – Český Krumlov (63 km / 39 miles)
The last day of cycling leads through hilly terrain to the jewel of South Bohemia, the town of Český Krumlov (UNESCO World Heritage Site), situated on the banks of the meandering upper course of the Vltava River.
Overnight in Český Krumlov.


Day 8: Český Krumlov - Prague
Spend the day in Český Krumlov. The old town preserves a virtually intact and unparalleled ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque structures. Among the attractions are the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic and the oldest working Baroque theatre in Europe. Late afternoon transfer by bus from Český Krumlov to Prague.


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