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Prague to Vienna Family

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Prague to Vienna Family

Czech Republic and Austria

Bring the whole family on a trip to discover the heart of Europe, the place where European history was crafted.

The Czech Republic and Austria are two separate countries that have shared a similar and turbulent history. They now live peacefully in the heart of the EU with ever-expanding art communities and economies. In Ceský Krumlov, your family will discover the details of this land’s rich past and architecture on a walking tour at dusk.The kids will love a fun-filled afternoon of rafting on the Vltava, the river that runs right through town. Finishing in Dürnstein, a village overlooking the Danube, scramble through the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was captured! During a private cooking class at an organic winery, the kids can learn all about apricots. We’ll ride across the border between the Czech Republic and Austria; through poppy fields and then castle country along the Danube. Your family is about to discover a different lifestyle, a different culture, a different landscape, and we can’t wait for you to begin the journey!

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Daily Itinerary

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Today's Ride:

Holasovice to Cesky Krumlov
Approximately 22 miles with 1,500 ft elevation of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Josef at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A private shuttle will take you approximately 2 hours to the picturesque village of Holašovice, where you'll enjoy a delicious and hearty lunch in the Czech Hospoda, a traditional restaurant where you can sample typical dishes based on old recipes, including Svíčková, Goulash or sweet pancakes. Afterwards, your Trek Travel guides will spend some time familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle to ensure a perfect fit. You'll then have a chance to spin your legs on a beautiful warm-up ride to Český Krumlov, our home for next two nights. If you feel inspired you can challenge yourself on a climb to Klet mountain from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of South Bohemia. This evening your guides will discuss the week ahead and you will enjoy dinner together in the hotel’s restaurant.

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue
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Included Meals:

Lunch |Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Cesky Krumlov to Zlata Koruna
Approximately 14 miles with 1,200 ft elevation of climbing

Today's Activity:

Kayak Vltava River & Guided Walking Tour

Description:

Today you’ll participate in one of the locals’ favorite activities as we raft on a calm Vltava River. We will ride along the banks of the winding river, partly on a bike path to a small village of Zlata Koruna (Gold Crown), where we board a river boat to float back to Český Krumlov. Take in all the sights in a leisurely fashion on the water and under the sun. This afternoon you can enjoy the city at your leisure. Cesky Krumlov offers plenty of interesting attractions, including the Egon Schiele Art Centrum or the Marionette museum. If you did not make it to mountain Kleť yesterday, you can take time to hike, bike or enjoy a fast chairlift up to the top. This evening, our local guide will meet the group for a private walking tour of Ceský Krumlov. On the tour, you’ll learn about the great history of this medieval village and maybe even see a bear or two living in the castle moat. This evening's dinner is for you to select from the smorgasbord of Czech specialties at one of the town’s most festive restaurants on your own.

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Ride:

Lake Lipno to Austria
Approximately 9 miles with 500 ft elevation of climbing

Avid Option:

Lake Lipno to Austria with a climb
Approximately 17 miles with 1,400 ft elevation of climbing

Today's activity

Choice of activities: Bobsleigh, treetop walk, toboggan or swim in the lake

Description:

Today we will shuttle to the lake Lipno, where you'll get to pick from a wide range of adventure activities such as a bobsleigh track, or the treetop walk, which includes a massive toboggan and lookout tower. See what Šumava looks like from above! After a delicious lunch on the lake we will bike along the water and enjoy one last spin through the patchwork patterns and vivid colors of the southern Czech countryside before we cross the border by bike into the picturesque Waldviertel region of northern Austria. Afterwards we'll shuttle two hours to the Danube river valley, our home for the next three nights. This evening, your Trek Travel guides invite you to join them at a local restaurant for a hearty Austrian meal touched with local Wachau flair. If you are feeling festive, take a midnight stroll along the winding cobble streets of medieval Durnstein. The views at night are second-to-none!

Hotel:

Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch |Dinner


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Ride:

Dürnstein to Melk Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Dürnstein to Melk Ride
Approximately 20 miles with 150 feet of climbing

Today's activity:

Stift Melk Private Tour

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 cycle along the bicycle pathways 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 invite you to join them for a private tour of Stift Melk, one of the most famous Benedictine abbeys in the world. Opt to shuttle to Durnstein or cycle back to the hotel, stopping to sample some of the region’s fresh apricots, grapes and apples along the way. Once we return to our hotel, you’ll have an opportunity to explore town on your own and find the perfect place for a relaxing dinner.

Hotel:

Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
5
Day
5

Today's Ride:

Durnstein to Gottweig Loop
Approximately 13 miles with 600 ft elevation of climbing

Avid Option:

Durnstein to Stift of Gottweig
Approximately 17 miles with 1,150 ft elevation of climbing

Today's activity

Cooking class

Description:

This morning, you’ll ride to the base of Gottweig Abbey Hill and enjoy fantastic views of this spectacular abbey in its venerable post, before heading back to Durnstein. Then you’ll head to the World of Morwald, where you’ll get to taste, first-hand, the sophisticated twists on classic Viennese cuisine for which chef Toni Morwald is world-renowned. You’ll also learn how to make two traditional desserts in our private cooking class. In the afternoon relax by the hotel pool, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through town and don’t forget to stop in local shops to get few souvenirs. Tonight we will toast to a fine week and dine on exquisite fare at Romantik Hotel Richard Lowenherz.

Hotel:

Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day
6
Day
6

Today's ride:

Optional ride to Spitz and back
Approximately 15 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Today's activity

Hike the ruins of Dürnstein

Description:

Enjoy a morning hike to the castle ruins overlooking Dürnstein. This is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 12th century. Enjoy a beautiful view on large green fields of vineyards and Danube flowing in a wide valley. You may choose to add in one last ride along the vineyards to the town of Spitz and soak up the final moments in Austrian countryside. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Romantik Hotel Richard Lowenherz. A private shuttle will take you to Vienna South Train Station or Vienna Airport (VIE) for you to continue on to your next destination.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Dates & Pricing

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Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Stay at Hotel Bellevue on a Trek Travel Prague to Vienna family bike tour

Hotel Bellevue

Cesky 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.
Stay at Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz on a Trek Travel Prague to Vienna family bike tour

Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Durnstein, Austria

The Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz is situated on the cliffs, overlooking one of the most beautiful, pristine river landscapes in Europe - the mighty Danube. Serenity and romance are everywhere you look in this hotel, be it in the open hearth fireplace, the terraced restaurant overlooking the Danube, or the spacious, dreamlike convent gardens, which now play host to an idyllic swimming pool. The Thiery family extends a Wachau welcome to their guests and everyone here is treated royally!

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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 family 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 to a former convent-turned-hotel overlooking the Danube River.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, some social hours, 3 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
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle. For the kids, the use of a Trek Superfly 20 or 24
  • The use of GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey or Trek Travel t-shirt

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. 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 7.5-10% 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 |1&2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 25
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 900 ft.

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 1-2 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 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. When we reach the Danube River, we will be riding mostly on beautiful (and flat) bicycle paths. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

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:

  • Private guided tour of UNESCO
World Heritage Site of Cesky Krumlov

  • Kayak on the Vltava River
  • Various activities on Lake Lipno: bobsleigh, treetop walk, toboggan or swim in the lake
  • Explore the medieval towns of Krems and Dürnstein and Melk
  • Private guided tour of the monastery Stift Melk

  • Cooking class

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

If you’re going we’re going on almost all our trips. Trips with 1 guest booked are guaranteed to run. Select trips like Cross Country, Race and Special Edition trips require a minimum number of guests to run and are not guaranteed until that number is reached. Contact your Trip Consultant for more details.

In the event that a departure has low enrollment, we will notify guests at 60-90 days before departure to give the option to select a different date with more guests booked. Please do not reserve airfare before confirming your Trek Travel trip.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

Please review our packing list page 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.

  • Children must be at least 9 years of age to ride their own bike
  • For children under 9 years old, a parent must ride a FX hybrid bike with their child riding a pedal bike attachment
  • Children have the option to receive a Trek Travel T-shirt or jersey prior to the trip depending on their preference
  • Trek Travel does not provide car seats or booster seats for riding in the support vans
  • The minimum age to go on a trip is 6 years old

Meeting & Departing

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 to Vienna South Train Station or Vienna Airport (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 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A private shuttle will take you approximately 2 hours to the picturesque village of Holašovice. 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 1⁄2 hours).

Vienna Main Train Station Wien Mitte or Vienna Airport (VIE) | Vienna, Austria

You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Romantik Hotel Richard Lowenherz. A private shuttle will take you to Vienna South Train Station or Vienna Airport (VIE) for you to continue on to your next destination. 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 arrival. 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 | +420 221 700 | www.HotelJosef.com | ~$120

987 Prague

987 Prague is located in the dazzling center of Prague, close to area attractions and historical sites. Offering 80 modern and comfortable rooms and suites, a euro-chic hotel.

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 of Vienna 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 Biedermeier elevator to the upstairs rooms with modern baths and reproduction furniture. 43 rooms.

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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