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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.