Greenways Bicycle Tour
Vienna - Cesky Krumlov - Prague
Self-guided or guided bicycle trip.
km / 163 miles
Greenways bicycle tour from Vienna to Prague through Cesky
The Czech Greenways bicycle tour offers an ideal
balance between recreational cycling and historical sightseeing.
The cycling days are relatively relaxed, and include the Lednice-Valtice
Area, Telc, and Cesky Krumlov all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
For much of the way you will hug the Czech side of the Czech / Austrian border,
an area taken away from Czechoslovakia before WW II under the Munich Accords.
After the war the whole region was cut off from the outside world for 40 years
by the Iron Curtain, the remants of which you will encounter in several places.
Medieval castles and chateaus, row on row of vineyards and wine cellars, pristine
rustic villages and Baroque towns, are all there to remind you of the great
wealth this region once boasted. Despite the great improvement in the fortunes
of the local people and the development of services since 1989, the entire
region still retains the aura of mystery belonging to a hidden, fairytale land.
Add to that the best beer in the world, and safe back roads with good surfaces,
and you have all the ingredients for our most popular tour.