tours in Europe are ready for cycling!
the traditionally popular bike
tour countries, mainly Austria
and Germany, you
now go by bicycle in countries that
decades were concealed behind the Iron Curtain:
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
and Poland. Since the fall
countries, too, have been discovering
of cycling. Recently a large number of
trails have sprung up,
becoming worthy competition for popular bike
such as the Danube Trail from Passau
offers both the traditional
as well as bike tours in
countries whose cyclotourism boom is just coming.
The basic categories of Top bicycle tours
in Europe are based on the
difficulty of the route:
From Vienna to Prague
(Austria - Czech Republic)
only 1 or 2 easy days; the rest of the route is challenging
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.
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.
bike tour follows a course of a river,
usually downstream; the terrain profile is almost
level, the route can be easily traveled by beginner
Why are bike tours in Europe a good choice?
Europe is rich in history, yet it offers modern facilities and sophisticated services.
2. Its compact dimensions are well suited for cycling tours – distances between
be easily covered by bicycle.
3. It offers a well-balanced mix of both cultural and natural features for every traveler –
architecture, arts, scenery, medieval castles, fairytale-like palaces, traditional cuisine,
quaint little cafes, and much more.
4. European drivers are accustomed to cyclists and respect them, which, in combination
with a dense network of well-surfaced backroads, creates ideal
conditions for biking.
5. Moreover, visitors to Central Europe benefit from an excellent price/value
Top bicycle tours in Europe – surfaces you will encounter
All our bicycle tours follow mostly a solid surface (tarmac), and are well suited for hybrid bikes, many of them also for road bikes. At some tours there are a few short sections with fine gravel or compacted dirt surface, where we either provide modified road bike itineraries (Greenways) or encourage you to ride a hybrid (e.g. Amber Trail or Danube Trail II).
In Central Europe there is a dense network of backroads ideal for cycling. Their surface is of
good quality and there is little traffic. All our routes follow the 2nd or 3rd class roads or dedicated bike paths (mainly in Austria and Germany).
Should you cross a busy road, the route instructions will always warn you in advance.
Top bicycle tours in Europe - daily sections
The average daily riding distance at our tours is about 50 km / 32 miles. The road bikes tours daily average is about 80 km / 50 miles. Our desire is to offer a balanced, but not a boring tour, so some riding days might be quite short with ample time to relax and do sightseeing, other a bit longer to enjoy the ride itself.
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