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UNESCO World Heritage Site Cesky KrumlovCzech Greenways Itinerary

Version A
(Vienna) Valtice - Cesky Krumlov (Prague)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 265 km / 165 miles
Daily avg.: 44 km / 27 miles

Version B
Vienna - Prague
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 466 km / 290 miles
Daily avg.: 66 km / 41 miles

Version C
(Vienna) Valtice - Cesky Krumlov - Prague
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Distance: 414 km / 257 miles
Daily avg.: 52 km / 32 miles

Difficulty: Moderate
Self-guided or guided cycling trips
Road bike versions available

In the following itinerary there are three alternative versions of the bicycle route from Vienna to Prague which vary in daily distances and amount of sightseeing.

Version A is favored by those who like history and sightseeing. Short daily distances allow you to see all charming castles, fairytale chateaux and historic towns with no rush.

Version B is for avid cyclists who really want to bike the whole way from Vienna to Prague and enjoy the views of varied countryside. It is also recommended for road bike riders.

Version C combines sightseeing with longer cycling options and allows you to set your pace taking or skipping some transfers.

Version A

Day 1)
Vienna - Valtice

Arrive by train from Vienna to Breclav. On the platform you will meet our representative who will drive you 15 min to your hotel in Valtice. There you will be introduced to the tour and given the bike and all information materials.
From Valtice you can take a short cycling loop towards the Czech-Austrian border to see the former “no man‘s land“ of the Iron Curtain and familiarize yourself with the rented bike.
Overnight in Valtice.

Day 2)
Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (40 km / 25 miles)

Start your biking trip in Valtice, the former Liechtenstein family seat, and cycle to Lednice through the designed landscape graced with two magnificent chateaux and numerous romantic 'follies' set in a harmonious way into the surrounding countryside, all enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage. From Lednice head for a bike path along the former Iron Curtain with a memorial to its victims. Arrive to Mikulov with its imposing castle, pilgrimage Holy Hill and the Jewish cemetery where the oldest tombstones date back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3)
Mikulov - Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (41 km / 26 miles)

After morning transfer by car from Mikulov to a viewpoint above Znojmo, the former royal town, enter Podyji National Park. Pass the last Iron Curtain remnant to get beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and ride down to the smallest Austrian town of Hardegg and back across the border. Finish the day descending to Vranov with a Baroque castle perched on a rock above the Dyje River.
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji.

Day 4)
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (48 km / 30 miles)

From Vranov go up through rolling terrain to visit a Jewish cemetery in Safov, hidden off the beaten track. Then pass numerous pre-WWII bunkers on your way to Slavonice, a forgotten Renaissance jewel with sgraffito houses. From Slavonice take a local train (ticket included) to Telc listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved Renaissance and Baroque town center.
Overnight in Telc.

Day 5)
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (43 km / 27 miles)

Bike in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands through a mosaic of fields, forests, meadows and ponds nicknamed “Czech Canada“. A unique stop on the way is the memorial to a local Jewish painter Frantisek Moritz Nagl murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp. Finish the day in Jindrichuv Hradec, where you can see the world‘s largest mechanical nativity scene.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

Day 6)
Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (32 km / 20 miles)

Take a relaxing ride through the Bohemia Lake District ending up in the medieval town of Trebon, famous for its brewery founded in 1379, a unique water regulation system interconnecting large fishponds full of carps – the traditional Czech fish, or a family tomb of once mighty Schwarzenberg noble family.
Overnight in Trebon.

Day 7)
Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (63 km / 39 miles)

Today‘s cycling route starts in the flat Trebon basin, the RAMSAR prorected wetland, and gradually becomes hillier as you approach Cesky Krumlov, the gem of South Bohemia. Before the final climb touch the Vltava River at the Gothic monastery in Zlata Koruna and descend back to the river passing the country’s second largest castle in Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 8)
Cesky Krumlov - Prague

Enjoy the magic of Cesky Krumlov with virtually intact ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures including the oldest working Baroque theatre in Europe.
Leave the bike in the hotel in Cesky Krumlov and take a comfortable coach (ticket included) to Prague, the Czech capital.

Version B

Day 1)
Vienna – Stockerau

After your arrival in Vienna, the Austrian capital combining modern architecture with the Habsburg empire traditions, make your way individually to Stockerau (40 min by train). Check in and enjoy the evening in this cosy town.
Overnight in Stockerau.

Day 2)
Stockerau – Mikulov (72 km / 45 miles)

After breakfast meet our representative who will introduce you to the tour, give you the bike and all information materials.
The first cycling day follows the rolling countryside of Weinviertel (Austrian Wine District) past picturesque Galgenberg Hill encircled with wine cellars. Leave Austria for the Czech Republic arriving at Mikulov with its imposing castle, pilgrimage Holy Hill and the Jewish cemetery where the oldest tombstones date back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3)
Mikulov – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (99 km / 62 miles)

Take a flat dedicated bike path along the Austrian border, then continue on a road through the medieval town of Znojmo to enter Podyji National Park. Pass the last Iron Curtain remnant to get beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and ride down to the smallest Austrian town of Hardegg and back across the border. Finish the day descending to Vranov with a Baroque castle perched on a rock above the Dyje River.
A shorter cycling option (41 km / 26 miles), with a morning car transfer from Mikulov to Znojmo, is available.
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji

Day 4)
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (78 km / 48 miles)

From Vranov go up through rolling terrain to visit a Jewish cemetery in Safov, hidden off the beaten track. Then pass numerous pre-WWII bunkers on your way to Slavonice, a forgotten Renaissance jewel with sgraffito houses. From Slavonice ride to Telc, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved Renaissance and Baroque town center.
A shorter cycling option (48 km / 30 miles), with an afternoon train transfer from Slavonice to Telc (ticket included), is available.
Overnight in Telc.

Day 5)
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (43 km / 27 miles)

Bike in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands through a mosaic of fields, forests, meadows and ponds nicknamed “Czech Canada“. A unique stop on the way is the memorial to a local Jewish painter Frantisek Moritz Nagl murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp. Finish the day in Jindrichuv Hradec, where you can see the world‘s largest mechanical nativity scene.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

Day 6)
Jindrichuv Hradec – Tabor (58 km / 36 miles)

Cycle through a tapestry of woods and ponds to Cervena Lhota, a beautiful little red chateau in the middle of a pond. Continue through the calm countryside and descend to the Luznice River at Sezimovo Usti, the birthplace of Edvard Benes, the “designer“ of Czechoslovakia and its second president. Finish your day in Tabor, a medieval town founded by the Hussites.
Overnight in Tabor.

Day 7)
Tabor – Benesov (68 km / 42 miles)

Bike up and down the area called “Czech Siberia“ for its unspoiled environment. Enjoy the winding roads and horizons with rewarding vistas before descending to today's highlight, Konopiste Castle. Until 1914 it used to be the estate of Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the Austrian crown prince whose assassination in Sarajevo touched off the WWI. Then it is just a short ride to the town of Benesov.
Overnight in Benesov.

Day 8)
Benesov – Pruhonice – Prague (48 km / 30 miles)

The final part of this bicycle tour takes you via Tynec nad Sazavou, with a 1000 years old castle above the Sazava River, and Krhanice, the site of one of the largest European open air military museums, to Pruhonice, famous for its UNESCO enlisted park with a Romanesque church and a Renaissance chateau.
From Pruhonice you will be transferred by car to Prague, the Czech capital.

Version C

Day 1)
Vienna - Valtice

Arrive by train from Vienna to Breclav. On the platform you will meet our representative who will drive you 15 min to your hotel in Valtice. There you will be introduced to the tour and given the bike and all information materials.
From Valtice you can take a short cycling loop towards the Czech-Austrian border to see the former “no man‘s land“ of the Iron Curtain and familiarize yourself with the rented bike.
Overnight in Valtice.

Day 2)
Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (40 km / 25 miles)

Start your biking trip in Valtice, the former Liechtenstein family seat, and cycle to Lednice through the designed landscape graced with two magnificent chateaux and numerous romantic 'follies' set in a harmonious way into the surrounding countryside, all enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage. From Lednice head for a bike path along the former Iron Curtain with a memorial to its victims. Arrive to Mikulov with its imposing castle, pilgrimage Holy Hill and the Jewish cemetery where the oldest tombstones date back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 3)
Mikulov - Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (41 km / 26 miles)

After morning transfer by car from Mikulov to a viewpoint above Znojmo, the former royal town, enter Podyji National Park. Pass the last Iron Curtain remnant to get beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and ride down to the smallest Austrian town of Hardegg and back across the border. Finish the day descending to Vranov with a Baroque castle perched on a rock above the Dyje River.
A longer cycling option (99 km / 62 miles), without the morning car transfer to Znojmo, is available. It begins with a flat bike path along the former Iron Curtain.

Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji.

Day 4)
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (48 km / 30 miles)

From Vranov go up through rolling terrain to visit a Jewish cemetery in Safov, hidden off the beaten track. Then pass numerous pre-WWII bunkers on your way to Slavonice, a forgotten Renaissance jewel with sgraffito houses. From Slavonice take a local train (ticket included) to Telc listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved Renaissance and Baroque town center.
A longer cycling option (78 km / 48 miles), without the train transfer to Telc, is available.
Overnight in Telc.

Day 5)
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (75 km / 47 miles)

Bike in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands through a mosaic of fields, forests, meadows and ponds nicknamed “Czech Canada“. From Jindrichuv Hradec, where you can see the world's largest mechanical nativity scene, take a relaxing ride to the Bohemia Lake District. End up in the medieval town of Trebon famous for its brewery founded in 1379, a unique water regulation system interconnecting large fishponds full of carps – the traditional Czech fish, or a family tomb of once mighty Schwarzenberg noble family.
Overnight in Trebon.

Day 6)
Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (63 km / 39 miles)

Today's cycling route starts in the flat Trebon basin, the RAMSAR prorected wetland, and gradually becomes hillier. Before the final climb you will cross the Vltava River at the Gothic monastery in Zlata Koruna. Then descend to the river again, underpassing the country's second largest castle in Cesky Krumlov, a town enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its virtually intact ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures including the oldest working Baroque theatre in Europe.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 7)
Cesky Krumlov – Hluboka nad Vltavou (41 km/26 miles)

After sightseeing around Cesky Krumlov start riding to Ceske Budejovice, home of the real Budweiser beer for the past 750 years. Continue along the Vltava to Hluboka nad Vltavou with one of the most beautiful chateaux in Bohemia, built in Tudor Gothic style.
Overnight in Hluboka nad Vltavou.

Day 8)
Hluboka nad Vltavou – Bechyne – Tabor (41 km / 26 miles)

Leaving Hluboka follow a bike path in the Vltava River valley past the ruins of Charles IV private castle. Then ride the rolling countryside to the picturesque town of Bechyne to take the oldest electric train line in Central Europe (ticket included) to Tabor, the heart of the medieval Hussites religious movement.
A longer cycling option (74 km / 46 miles), without the train transfer to Tabor, is available. It includes a ride over the only chain bridge preserved in the country.
Overnight in Tabor.

Day 9)
Tabor – Konopiste – Prague (65 km / 40 miles)

Bike up and down the area nicknamed “Czech Siberia“ for its unspoiled environment. Enjoy the winding roads and horizons with rewarding vistas before arriving to today's highlight - Konopiste Castle, until 1914 the estate of Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the Habsburg crown prince whose assassination in Sarajevo touched off the World War I.
From Konopiste you will be transferred by car to Prague, the Czech capital.

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