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Top Bicycle Tours in Europe
Greenways
Vienna - Prague
Heart of Europe
Salzburg - Prague
Amber Trail I
Budapest - Krakow
Elbe River Trail
Prague - Dresden
Amber Trail II
Vienna - Krakow
Danube Trail I.
Passau - Vienna
Danube Trail II.
Vienna - Budapest
Stately Old Europe
Four Countries Tour

Tours by country
- Czech Republic
- Slovakia
- Hungary
- Poland
- Austria
- Germany

Tandem tours in Central Europe

Family vacation with Topbicycle

PragueTop bicycle tours in Europe are ready for cycling!

Labe River Trail Greenways Vienna Prague Greenways Vienna Prague Danube Trail Passau Vienna Amber Trail Vienna Cracow Danube Trail Vienna Budapest Amber Trail Budapest Cracow Alongside the traditionally popular bike tour countries, mainly Austria and Germany, you can
now go by bicycle in countries that
for decades were concealed behind the Iron Curtain:
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. Since the fall of communism, these
countries, too, have been discovering the magic of cycling. Recently a large number of
bicycle trails have sprung up, and are becoming worthy competition for popular bike routes
such as the Danube Trail from Passau to Vienna. Our program offers both the traditional
bicycle tours, as well as bike tours in countries whose cyclo-tourism boom is yet to come.

The basic categories of Top bicycle tours in Europe are based on the difficulty of the route:

Easy Tours
 
Moderate Tours
 
Challenging Tours
Danube Trail I.
From Passau to Vienna
(Germany - Austria)

Greenways
From Vienna to Prague
(Austria - Czech Republic)

Amber Trail I
From Budapest to Cracow
(Hungary-Slovakia-Poland)
Danube Trail II.
From Vienna to Budapest
(Austria-Slovakia-Hungary)

Heart of Europe Trail
From Salzburg to Prague
(Austria - Czech Republic)

Challenging - only 1 or 2 easy days; the rest of the route is challenging in terms
of terrain: several highland
or mountain ranges to be crossed during the tour, with long, steep climbs. The route is suitable for well-trained recreational cyclists or accomplished sports enthusiasts, who will enjoy the very difficulty of the terrain.
Elbe River Trail
From Prague to Dresden
(Czech Republic - Germany)

Stately Old Europe
Four Countries Tour
(Czech Republic, Austria,
Hungary and Slovakia)

Amber Trail II
From Vienna to Cracow
(Austria-Czech Republic-Poland)

Moderate – the bike tour is evenly distributed over
hilly terrain and less demanding flat parts;
1 or 2 more challenging
days of ascents and
descents (crossing a
mountain range), the
route can be managed by
recreational cyclists who
ride regularly at home.
Easy - bike tour follows a course of a river, usually downstream; the terrain profile is almost level, the route can be easily traveled by beginner bikers.

Why are bike tours in Europe a good choice?
1. Europe is rich in history and culture, we collect information for the
   Top bicycle tours in Europe events calendar.
2. Europe is offering modern facilities and sophisticated services.
3. Its compact dimensions are well suited for cycling tours – distances between towns can
    be easily covered by bicycle.
4. It offers a well-balanced mix of features for every traveler – architecture and arts,
    natural scenery, medieval castles, fairytale-like palaces, traditional cuisine, quaint little
    cafes, and more.
5. Drivers are accustomed to cyclists and respect them, which, in combination with a very
    thick network of well-surfaced backroads, creates ideal conditions for biking.
6. Moreover, visitors to Central Europe benefit from an excellent price/value ratio.

Top bicycle tours in Europe – surfaces you will encounter

All bicycle tours follow a solid surface (tarmac), and are well suited for a hybrid bike. Only
a few short sections go over easy terrain with fine gravel surface. For this reason we
don’t recommend using a road bike. In Central Europe there is a dense network of small
3rd class roads ideal for cycling. The surface is of good quality and there is little traffic.
All routes follow the 3rd class roads or special cycling trails, mainly in Austria and Germany.
If a cyclist should cross a busy road, the route guide will always warn you of the situation.

Top bicycle tours in Europe - daily sections

The average riding distance per day is about 50 km / 32 miles. We don’t recommend
exceeding 70 km / 45 miles per day. There is not enough time then to see noteworthy
sites, which would be a great shame. Our desire is to offer a balanced tour, with ample
time for you to absorb what’s going on around you and to relax.

Resources:
Bicycle tours in Europe - Trento Bike Pages.

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