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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 bike tour from Prague to Vienna 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. See Our Prague to Vienna Family Edition»
From:
$3699 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
2 - Recreational Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 More options available
Reviews:
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Trip Wows
Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the splendid Medieval town of Ceský Krumlov
Ride across the border between the Czech Republic and Austria
Enjoy a private wine tour and tasting in the Wachau, Austria’s premier white wine making region and visit the gardens at Gasthof Schindler
Pedal along the bicycle paths that line the shores of the Danube River, part of the famed Passau to Vienna bike tour
Stop for lunch at a charming cafe in the city of Melk and visit Stift Melk, one of the most famous Benedictine abbeys in the world
Watch the Experience
We fell in love with the old city of Prague and very much enjoyed every day of the trip. Riding through the fascinating and ancient villages was so much fun. I only wish we had more hours in each day to explore them.
-Madonna

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  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Josef at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 2.5 hour private shuttle to the medieval village of Ceský Krumlov, you'll enjoy a delicious and hearty lunch at Hotel Bellevue, your home for the next two nights. Afterward you’ll change into your cycling gear and your Trek Travel guides will spend some time familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle and make any final adjustments to ensure a perfect fit. You'll then have a chance to spin your legs on a beautiful warm-up ride in the Bohemian countryside before spending 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!
Today's Ride:

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

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today’s ride follows the Vltava River south to the quiet and historic town of Rožemberk. Continuing along the riverbank, you’ll ride beneath the expansive 13th-century Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod before arriving on the shores of the stunning Lake Lipno. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice and soak in the sun on a waterfront patio or beach. The ride back takes us over rolling forest and farmland back to Cesky Krumlov. This afternoon feel free to kick back at the hotel or explore the town by way of a local favorite: rafting the Vltava river! 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.
Today's Ride & Activity:

Ceský Krumlov to Lake Lipno | Private walking tour of Ceský Krumlov
Approximately 27 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Vyšší Brod
Approximately 22 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Lake Lipno Loop
Approximately 48 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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. Tonight, you’ll transition to Austrian cuisine when we’ll enjoy regional specialties for dinner at our hotel.
Today's Ride:

Ceský Krumlov to Weitra
Approximately 47 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Omlenice to Weitra
Approximately 36 miles with 2,250 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ceský Krumlov to Nové Hrady to Schloss Rosenau
Approximately 57 miles with 5,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Schlosshotel Rosenau

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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, a bustling university town, to today’s destination in the quaint village of Durnstein. 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 before exploring Durnstein’s winding streets for dinner on your own.
Today's Ride:

Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler to Dürnstein
Approximately 47 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler
Approximately 18 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Wine Tour and Tasting

Hotel:

Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

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, 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.
Today's Ride:

Dürnstein to Melk Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

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

Hotel:

Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

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 Hotel 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.
Today's Ride:

Stift Gottweig Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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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.
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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.
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Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz

Durnstein, 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Josef, Prague, Czech Republic

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Wien Mitte Train Station, Vienna, Austria

Arriving

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 Václav Havel Airport Prague (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).

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).

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz. A private shuttle will take you to Wien Mitte Train Station in Vienna, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM. Please do not schedule departing trains prior to 3:00 PM.

View our post hotel recommendations

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
is also available on this trip

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Social hour of drinks and hors d’oeuvres on your first and last night of the trip
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7, Trek’s newest Electric-Assist, or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • Three daily route options
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL cycling jersey
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals of your choice
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike to use
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity to use
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL cycling jersey
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle to use
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Flat pack
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 -Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
34 miles
TOTAL MILES:
204 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,817 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
10,900 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
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. 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.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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. 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 wine tour and tasting in the Austrian Wachau region
  • Shopping in Durnstein and Melk
  • Optional self-guided hike to the Durnstein ruins

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. 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. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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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:

after

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 city's cathedral Stephansdom is a stunning building with a glittering roof and a mighty south tower, which symbolizes Vienna for many. The Opera House is another iconic building of Vienna and is an important stop during your visit of the city, especially for passionate music fans.

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, 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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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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