- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Josef at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. We will get on a private 2 hours to a small, charming village of Holasovice, which is UNESCO world heritage known for its authentic Folk Baroque architecture. After you enjoy a delicious and hearty lunch at typical Czech “hospoda”, 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!
Approximately 23 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
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.
Ceský Krumlov to Lake Lipno | Private walking tour of Ceský Krumlov
Approximately 27 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Ceský Krumlov to Vyšší Brod
Approximately 22 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Ceský Krumlov to Lake Lipno Loop
Approximately 48 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
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.
Ceský Krumlov to Weitra
Approximately 47 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
Omlenice to Weitra
Approximately 36 miles with 2,250 feet of climbing
Ceský Krumlov to Nové Hrady to Schloss Rosenau
Approximately 57 miles with 5,300 feet of climbing
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.
Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler to Dürnstein
Approximately 47 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing
Rosenau to Gasthof Schindler
Approximately 18 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Wine Tour and Tasting
Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz
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.
Dürnstein to Melk Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Dürnstein to Melk
Approximately 25 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Romantikhotel Richard Lowenherz
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.
Stift Gottweig Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 500 feet of climbing
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
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
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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:
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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