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Prague to Vienna

Recreational

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Prague to Vienna

Czech Republic and Austria

A bicycle is truly the best way to discover the secret forests, charming Baroque palaces, and quiet cobblestone streets of this enchanting Bohemian wonderland.

This Central European tour wends through history, preserved Renaissance towns and countryside laden with dense forests and rolling hills. Take in the sweeping vistas of the lush Danube River Valley as you immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine, and adventure that continue to make Bohemia a favorite for active travelers and cyclists worldwide. And all at a pace catered specifically to you.

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Prague, Czech Republic | Vienna, Austria

Dates

2015
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Daily Itinerary


Day

1

Today's Ride:

Blansky Forest
Approximately 23 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Josef (Rybná 20, CZ - 110 00 Praha 1, Prague) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Today, after a delicious and hearty lunch, you’ll change into your cycling gear and your Trek Travel guides will spend some time familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle, ensuring a perfect fit. A beautiful warm-up ride will lead you into the medieval village of Ceský Krumlov and Hotel Bellevue, your home for the next two nights. You’ll spend the evening getting to know your new friends at one of the best restaurants in the village. Relax over cocktails as your Trek Travel guides discuss the week ahead on your vacation of a lifetime!

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Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride & Activity:

Ceský Krumlov to Lake Lipno | Private walking tour of Ceský Krumlov
Approximately 26 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Vyšší Brod
Approximately 20 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Vyšší Brod Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today’s ride follows the Vltava River south to the quiet and historic town of Rožemberk. Continuing along the riverbank, you’ll stop at the 13th-century Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod. After a self-guided tour of the Gothic Church, you’ll enjoy a Trek Travel picnic of Czech specialities, including a variety of beers, in the Vyšší Brod Park. Then, choose to spend some time on the Vltava river, or challenge yourself with some steep climbs through the Lake Lipno region. Although the afternoon ride option is tough, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the lake and dense Blanský Forest on your way back to Ceský Krumlov. If you prefer however, you can head back to Rozemberk to by way of a local favorite: rafting on the Vltava river and then shuttle to the hotel! This evening, our long-time friend and local guide will meet the group for a lively, historic walking tour of Ceský Krumlov. Afterward, explore Ceský Krumlov and have dinner on your own in this lovely little medieval town.

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Ceský Krumlov to Nové Hrady
Approximately 40 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Omlenice to Nové Hrady
Approximately 30 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Nové Hrady to Rosenau
Approximately 54 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll head south into the picturesque Waldviertel region of northern Austria. Before leaving, you’ll enjoy one last spin through the patchwork patterns and vivid colors of the southern Czech countryside. Just a few miles from the Austrian border, the small 13th-century castle of Nové Hrady stands ahead as your guiding landmark. After a hearty lunch of Czech specialties, you and your traveling companions will cross into Austria, led by your Trek Travel guides. The nearby town of Weitra and its historic “Altstadt” (old town) beckon and are the perfect introduction to your time in Austria. The afternoon is yours to explore any way you wish. Choose to spend the rest of the day following quiet, winding roads through medieval villages, lush farmland, and dense forest, or opt for a ride directly to tonight’s hotel, Schlosshotel Rosenau. If you feel up for it, enjoy a game of tennis before the group gathers for drinks and dinner at the hotel.

Hotel:

Schlosshotel Rosenau
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler to Dürnstein
Approximately 47 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler
Approximately 23 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Description:

With almost no traffic on the roads, you’ll enjoy the quiet beauty of your morning ride in Austria’s Waldviertel. Pedal through the village of Zwettl, whose Stift (abbey) includes one of the most beautiful churches in northern Austria. Rolling forested hills eventually give way to deep valleys, leading down to the Danube river. You’ll stop midday and refuel with a hearty Austrian lunch at a cozy, family-run restaurant. Long gradual downhills bring you to Austria’s famed Wachau region, where vineyards blanket the hillsides and fall steeply into the winding Danube river. Once on the valley floor, you’ll ride through Krems. If there’s time, visit the ruins overlooking town or stroll along the cobblestone streets. This evening, join your Trek Travel guides for a private wine tasting of some of the region's best wines, followed by a hearty Austrian meal. Afterward, take a midnight stroll along the winding streets of Dürnstein. The views at night are second-to-none!

Hotel:

Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Dürnstein to Melk Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Dürnstein to Melk on the Donauradweg
Approximately 25 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Private tour of Stift Melk, a Baroque monastery in Melk, Austria

Description:

Today’s ride boasts some of the most scenic views of the week! This morning, you and your cycling companions will join the locals and pedal along the bicycle paths that line the shores of the Danube River, part of the famed Passau to Vienna bike tour. You’ll explore many delightful villages along the way, each one known for its Wachau wine, medieval history, and baroque architectural gems. Once you have arrived in the charming city of Melk, you are free to enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants. After your last piece of Mozart chocolate, your Trek Travel guides will invite you to a private tour of Stift Melk, one of the most famous Benedictine abbeys in the world. Had enough riding for the day? Opt to shuttle to Dürnstein or cycle back to the hotel, stopping to sample some of the region’s most distinctive wines along the way. You’ll spend your last evening dining on exquisite fare at your hotel, overlooking the gorgeous banks of the Danube.

Hotel:

Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Dürnstein Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Description:

This morning you’ll ride to the base of Gottweig Abbey Hill, where you’ll enjoy fantastic views of this spectacular abbey in its venerable post. If you’d rather, enjoy a morning hike to the ruins of Dürnstein or a leisurely stroll through town. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz. A private shuttle (approximately 1 hour) will take you to Vienna’s MainTrain Station, Wien Mitte. Please do not schedule departing trains or flights prior to 3:00 PM.

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Included Meals:

Breakfast



OPTIONAL Amsterdam ADD-ON PACKAGE


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Explore the city of Amsterdam

3 days | 2 nights

$1099 per person

Based on double occupancy.

About:

Visit the capital city of the Netherlands and experience the metropolitan side of Holland. Explore the Van Gogh and other world-class museums, discover the renowned local flower markets and wander the streets and canals throughout the city. Celebrate Dutch cuisine and enjoy this eclectic and free-spirited town with plenty of diverse activity and dining options.

Explore Amsterdam with a city pass. Free Entrance to 5 museums or attractions of your choice. In addition, enjoy 50% discounts and specials at restaurants, shops, sightseeing tours, public transportation and additional attractions (list provided at booking).

What's Included:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at a 4 star property in downtown Amsterdam
  • 1 Arranged Dinner at a hand-picked unique bistro
  • 1 City Pass to explore area attractions. See our ‘Explore the City’ details above.
  • Ground transportation arranged accordingly from Amsterdam to your Trek Travel trip start or from your Trek Travel trip-end location to Amsterdam
  • Detailed list of our recommended area attractions and restaurants
  • Dedicated travel coordinator to assist with connections and reservations for your entire Trek Travel trip at no additional fee

How to get there

Choose the Amsterdam add-on package before or after your Belgium, Bruges, Ireland, Prague to Vienna or other European trip package. We include an arrival transfer from the airport or train station, call for details.

Suggested Area Attractions:

  • Rijksmuseum
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Floating Flower Market ‘Bloemenmarkt’
  • Anne Frank House
  • Shopping in Jordaan neighborhood
  • Amsterdam canal ring



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Travel Coordinator Services:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description:

As your dedicated travel coordinator I’ll make sure your travel arrangements are seamless. Assistance with arranging flights and full advisory services are included with your add on package. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation with exact dates, hotel and restaurant details along with a detailed list of suggested attractions & city guide.

Lindsay Juley

Please note: Gratuity is not included for any part of the package. Please tip at your own discretion.




Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2015


Jun
28th -
Jul
3rd
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Jul
5th - 10th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Jul
12th - 17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Jul
19th - 24th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Jul
26th - 31st / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Aug
2nd - 7th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Aug
9th - 14th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Aug
16th - 21st / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Aug
23rd - 28th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3399 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Hotels

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HOTEL BELLEVUE

CESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC

Hotel Bellevue is nestled into the pedestrian mall close to the Český Krumlov Castle, in the center of an historical zone listed since 1992 as part of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. The first mention of the building dates to 1561. A renowned bakery and baker´s shop were located in the building during the 16th and 17th centuries. Well known for outstanding service, beautiful guest rooms and exquisite dining options, Hotel Bellevue sets the tone for the fantastic hotels on this trip.
CZ_schlosshotelrosenau

SCHLOSSHOTEL ROSENAU

ZWETTL, AUSTRIA

This fully-restored hotel was built on the present site at the end of the 16th century and was altered to the Baroque style you see today by Count Leopold Cristoph von Schallenberg in the middle of the 17th century. The decorated rooms of the south wing were once the meeting place of Freemasons and are now a Masonic museum. Features also include tennis courts, gardens, and a pond.

Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz

DÜRNSTEIN, AUSTRIA

Located on the Danube river, in green hills of the Waldviertel ("forest district") and the Dunkelsteinerwald ("dark stone forest"), sits this 800-year old historic gem that was built for the royalty of the Wachau region. Don't forget to visit the convent garden and heated swimming pool for a picture-perfect, relaxing escape.

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Prague to Vienna trip, you will stay in fine and unique accommodations that offer spa options and historical significance. The hotels range from a remodeled 16th century Jesuit seminary to a stunning Baroque Castle.
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Prague to Vienna trip, you will dine in three luxury-level restaurants and one authentic Austrian Heuriger restaurant. Lunches will generally be in a local bistro or “Gasthof,” allowing you to experience the authentic local cuisine. You will also enjoy a Trek Travel picnic, featuring local favorites chosen and offered to you by your guides. Breakfast is always served at the hotel, a varied buffet style.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 40
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,700

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Prague to Vienna is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is gentle rolling hills and smaller roads with very light traffic the first three days of our trip. Upon reaching the Danube River, the routes are on beautiful (and flat) bicycle paths.

Expect moderate and sometimes hot temperatures in the 70s-90s, and moderate humidity. Rain and thunderstorms are possible at any time and can be substantial. Please pack appropriate rain gear.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Tours and tastings at Czech and Austrian breweries and wineries
  • Private guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit a 13th century Cistercian Monastery in Vyšší­ Brod
  • Rafting on the Vltava river
  • Explore the medieval towns of Zwettl, Krems and Dürnstein
  • Private guided tour of the monastery Stift Melk
  • Private guided wine tour and tasting in the Austrian Wachau region

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

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How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) and then take a taxi to your hotel or Day 1 pickup hotel, Hotel Josef, Rybná 20, CZ - 110 00 Praha 1. A taxi from the airport will cost about 500 Czech Koruna ($30-$40). Alternatively, take the Cedaz airport shuttle to your hotel or Day 1 pickup hotel. Cedaz runs every 30 minutes from PRG. Cost is about 150 CZK ($8). www.Cedaz. CZ/About-Transport-Airport-Prague.php

At the end of your trip,a private shuttle will take you toVienna SouthTrain Station orViennaAirport (VIE).

Hotel Josef | Prague, Czech Republic

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Josef (Rybná 20, CZ - 110 00 Praha 1, Prague) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A private shuttle (approximately 2.5 hours) will take you to the medieval village of Ceský Krumlov and Hotel Bellevue, your home for the next two evenings. Make sure to pack your first day's riding gear in a separate bag.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Bellevue (+420 380 720 177), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may decide to meet us in Ceský Krumlov, at the Hotel Bellevue. In that case, you will have to arrange your own transportation from Prague or your specific departure point to Ceský Krumlov. Regular bus service runs between the capital and Ceský Krumlov (about 3 ½ hours).

Vienna Main Train Station Wien Mitte | Vienna, Austria

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz. A private shuttle (approximately 1 hour) will take you to Vienna's Main Train Station, Wien Mitte (Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 1030 Vienna). Please do not schedule departing trains or flights prior to 3:00 PM.

Before: PRAGUE, Czech Republic

Prague is a maze of narrow streets and small squares, with Baroque buildings and enchanting corners. It’s wonderful to get lost in it, but there are places that you really shouldn’t miss.The Church of Saint Nicholas, located in the Little Quarter, is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Europe - it is a sight to behold.A walk on Charles Bridge, with its 31 groups of statues, is a must-see as well. For those who have a passion for music, the Mozart Museum offers them the chance to see the place where the great composer lived when in Prague. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Hotel Josef

Located in the city center, this chic design hotel has a contemporary feel. Staff is friendly and will make you feel welcome upon your arrial.This is a great base to begin your exploration of Prague before your trip. Ask about special Trek Travel rates. This is also the trip pick up location.

Rybná 693/20, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic | +420 221 700 111| http://www.hoteljosef.com/ | ~$350

987 Prague

987 Prague is located in the dazzling center of Prague, close to area attractions and historical sites.

Senovázné nám. 15 | +420 255 737 200 | www.987hotels.com | ~$205

Hotel Kampa Garden

Accommodations in spacious rooms with views of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Certovka canal. All 35 rooms are equipped with internet access via WIFI, LED TV. Hotel Kampa Garden opened in 2005 and is a pleasant three-star hotel,right in the heart of Prague.

U Sovových mlýnu 9| +420 257 930 160 | www.KampaGarden.cz | ~$225

After: VIENNA, Austria

Vienna has long been one of Europe’s most important artistic centers and is a Baroque delight. It maintains the grandeur of its past as longtime seat of the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.The Hofburg, winter residence of the Habsburgs, is a city within the city.The Stephansdom, the city’s cathedral, is a stunning building with a glittering roof and a mighty south tower, which symbolizesVienna for many.The Opera House is another symbol ofVienna and is an important stop during your visit of the city, especially for passionate music fans!

Kärntnerhof

This is one of the friendliest small hotels in downtown Vienna. Take the beautifully restored

Grashofgasse 4 | +43(0)1 512 19 23 | www.Karntnerhof.com | ~$280

Altstadt

This small distinctive hotel has charming rooms with modern comforts and is a short walk from the city’s major museums.The upper floors have views of the city. 25 rooms.

Kirchengasse 41 | +43(0)1 522 66 66 | www.Altstadt.at | ~$200

Austria

This older house is very quiet and is only a 5-minute walk from the city center.A pretty courtyard terrace, combined with pleasant rooms and fine decor, make this an excellent quality hotel. 46 rooms.

Am Fleischmarkt 20 | +43(0)1 515 23 | www.HotelAustria-wien.at | ~$150


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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