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Chateau ValticeItinerary:

8 - day itinerary for Cycling Trail
Vienna - Prague

Length: Version A: 253 km / 158 miles
            Version B: 419 km / 262 miles

In the following itinerary there are two
alternative versions of the bicycle route
from Vienna to Prague. Version A is favored
by those who like historical monuments and
adds the unique Lednice-Valtice area and

Cesky Krumlov (both have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Version B is for
cyclists who really want to cycle the whole way from Vienna to Prague.

Version A

Day 1)
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.


Day 2)
Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (30 km / 19 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

Day 3)
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.

Day 4)
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (46 km / 29 miles)

From 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.

Day 5)
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.

Day 6)
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.

Day 7)
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

Day 8)
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.

Version B

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 (93 km / 61 miles)
After breakfast you’ll have a 15-min car transfer from Mikulov to the village of Drnholec. From there you’ll cycle 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 / 50 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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