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Vienna - Prague

8-day / 7-night
Self-guided or guided cycling trip.
Length: 463 km / 289 miles
Trip rating: Moderate

Day 1)
Vienna - Stockerau

After your arrival in Vienna, make your way individually to Stockerau (an easy ride by commuter train from Vienna city center; 18 km by bike is also possible). There you will check yourself in, and enjoy the evening atmosphere in this quiet Austrian town.
Overnight in Stockerau.

Day 2)
Stockerau - Mikulov (77 km / 48 miles)
On the first day of the route you will follow the Leiserbergweg bike path to Ernstbrunn
(Leiser Berge Natural Park). After passing into the Czech Republic through the border post
at Laa an der Thaya, the South Moravian lowland terrain is flat all the way to Drnholec.
Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3)
Mikulov - Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (104 km / 64 miles)
From Mikulov you’ll cycle along the Austrian border to the historic city of Znojmo. After Znojmo you begin your gradual climb into the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through Podyji National Park with its unspoiled nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley, and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Another highlight is Vranov castle, perched high on a rock above the Dyje River. A shorter cycling option is available, beginning with a car transfer from Mikulov to Znojmo (cycling 43 km / 27 miles).
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji

Day 4)
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (78 km / 48 miles)
Cycle along the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses.
Then cycle from Slavonice to Telc, which has a well-preserved Renaissance town center
listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A shorter cycling option, with a train transfer
from Slavonice to Telc, is available (cycling 48 km / 30 miles).
Overnight in Telc.

Day 5)
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through fields and forests.
A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelni Myslova to Jewish painter called
Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz extermination camp along with
his family. Finish the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the third big-
gest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

Day 6)
Jindrichuv Hradec - Tabor (49 km / 30 miles)
This route leads through a tapestry of woods and ponds to Cervena Lhota, with a beauti-
ful little chateau built on a rocky island in the middle of a pond. Afternoon arrival in Tabor
leaves plenty of time for a tour of this historic town, founded by the Hussites.
Overnight in Tabor.

Day 7)
Tabor - Benesov (73 km / 46 miles)
From Tabor we ride up and down through a region of highlands, woods, and pastures, an area known as the Czech Siberia for its blustery winter weather and unspoiled environment. The highlight of this day is a visit to the magnificent chateau of Konopiste with its extensive English park and Rose Garden. Konopiste was formerly the estate of Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the Austrian crown prince who was assassinated at Sarajevo, touching off World War I.
Overnight in Benesov.

Day 8)
Benesov –Pruhonice - Prague (40 km / 25 miles)
The final part of this bicycle tour takes you to Pruhonice with its Renaissance chateau and enormous arboretum, a center of botany and horticulture in the Czech Republic. Transfer by car from Pruhonice to Prague city center.


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