Vienna - Valtice
Arrive by train from Vienna (or Prague) to Breclav, just on the
Czech side of the Czech-Austrian border. Our contact person will
meet you as you get off the train, and drive you 15 min. to your
hotel. There your contact person will brief you on the tour,
and hand over the bikes and information materials.
Overnight in Valtice.
Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (38 km / 23 miles)
You will start your biking trip in Lednice-Valtice area,
formerly the main estate of the Liechtenstein family, a designed
landscape (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you will
ride on forest and field trails. Two magnificent chateaux
grace the area, along
with 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,
and the old Jewish Quarter and Jewish cemetery, where the
oldest tombstone dates back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov
Mikulov - Znojmo Vranov nad Dyji (42 km / 26 miles)
Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Znojmo. Then cycle
through the Podyji National
Park with its unspoiled 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 Dyji.
Vranov nad Dyji Slavonice Telc (46 km / 29 miles)
Vranov skim the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten Renaissance
jewel with sgraffito houses. Then a short transfer by local
train to the town of Telc, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage
Site for its perfectly preserved town center.
Overnight in Telc.
Telc Jindrichuv Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through
fields and forests so lovingly evoked in the music of Gusatv
Mahler, who grew up nearby. A unique stop on the way is the memorial
in Kostelni Myslova to Jewish painter Frantisek Moritz Nagl,
a local artist who died in Auschwitz along with his family. Finish
the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the
third largest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Jindrichuv Hradec Trebon (30 km / 19 miles)
Take in the historic town and castle of Jindrichuv Hradec, then
start cycling through the
mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District
to Trebon, 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 Trebon.
Trebon Cesky Krumlov (63 km / 39 miles)
The last day of cycling leads through hilly terrain to the jewel
of South Bohemia, the town of Cesky Krumlov (a UNESCO Heritage
Site), situated on the banks of the meandering upper course of
the Vltava River.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov - Prague
Enjoy the magic of Cesky 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 Cesky Krumlov to Prague.
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