Vienna - Valtice
Arrive by train from Vienna (or Prague) to Breclav, just on the Czech side of
the Czech-Austrian border. Our contact person will meet you as you get off the
train, and drive you 15 min. to your hotel. There your contact person will brief
you on the tour, and hand over the bikes and information materials.
Overnight in Valtice.
Valtice - Lednice - Mikulov (30 km / 19 miles)
You will start your biking trip in Lednice-Valtice area, formerly the main estate
of the Liechtenstein family, a designed landscape (now a UNESCO World Heritage
Site) where you will ride on forest and field trails. Two magnificent chateaux
grace the area, along
with numerous 'follies', romantic structures set in a harmonious way into the
landscape. A paved road with little traffic then leads you to Mikulov with its
castle, historic square, the tomb of the Dietrichstein family, and the old Jewish
Quarter and Jewish cemetery, where the oldest tombstone dates back to 1605.
Overnight in Mikulov
Mikulov - Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (42 km / 26 miles)
Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Znojmo. Then cycle through the Podyji
Park with its unspoiled nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river
valley and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Vranov chateau, perched high
on a rock above the Dyje River is another highlight.
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji.
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (46 km / 29 miles)
skim the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten Renaissance jewel with sgraffito
houses. Then a short transfer by local train to the town of Telc, listed as
a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfectly preserved town center.
Overnight in Telc.
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through fields and
forests so lovingly evoked in the music of Gusatv Mahler, who grew up nearby.
A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelni Myslova to Jewish painter
Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz along with his
family. Finish the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the
third largest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (30 km / 19 miles)
Take in the historic town and castle of Jindrichuv Hradec, then start cycling
mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District to Trebon,
a medieval town whose walls are still largely intact. Enter the historical
center through a gate in the old fortifications and across a moat, part of
a unique water regulation system dating back to the 16th century.
Overnight in Trebon.
Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (63 km / 39 miles)
The last day of cycling leads through hilly terrain to the jewel of South Bohemia,
the town of Cesky Krumlov (a UNESCO Heritage Site), situated on the banks of
the meandering upper course of the Vltava River.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov - Prague
Enjoy the magic of Cesky Krumlov. The old town preserves a virtually intact
and unparalleled ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque structures. Among
the attractions are the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic
and the oldest working Baroque theatre in Europe. Late afternoon transfer by
bus from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.
Vienna - Stockerau
After your arrival in Vienna, make your way individually to Stockerau
(an easy ride by commuter train from Vienna city center; 18 km
by bike is also possible). There you will check yourself in,
and enjoy the evening atmosphere in this quiet Austrian town.
Overnight in Stockerau.
Stockerau - Mikulov (77 km / 48 miles)
On the first day of the route you will follow the Leiserbergweg
bike path to Ernstbrunn
(Leiser Berge Natural Park). After passing into the Czech Republic
through the border post
at Laa an der Thaya, the South Moravian
lowland terrain is flat all the way to Drnholec.
- Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji (93 km / 61 miles)
After breakfast you’ll have a 15-min car transfer from Mikulov
to the village of Drnholec. From there you’ll cycle to the
historic city of Znojmo. After Znojmo you begin your gradual
climb into the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through Podyji National
Park with its unspoiled nature, beautiful views of the deep,
forested river valley, and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain.
Another highlight is Vranov castle, perched high on a rock
above the Dyje River. A shorter cycling option is available,
beginning with a car transfer from Mikulov to Znojmo (cycling
43 km / 27 miles).
Overnight in Vranov nad Dyji
Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc (78 km / 50 miles)
Cycle along the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel
with sgraffito houses.
Then cycle from Slavonice to Telc, which
has a well-preserved Renaissance town center
listed as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. A shorter cycling option, with a train
from Slavonice to Telc, is available (cycling 48 km
/ 30 miles).
Overnight in Telc.
Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through
fields and forests.
A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelni Myslova
to Jewish painter called
Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist
who died in Auschwitz extermination camp along with
Finish the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing
the third big-
gest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Jindrichuv Hradec - Tabor (49 km / 30 miles)
This route leads through a tapestry of woods and ponds
to Cervena Lhota, with a beauti-
ful little chateau built on
a rocky island
in the middle of a pond. Afternoon arrival in Tabor
plenty of time for a tour of this historic town, founded by
Overnight in Tabor.
Tabor - Benesov (73 km / 46 miles)
From Tabor we ride up and down through a region of highlands,
woods, and pastures, an area known as the Czech Siberia for its
blustery winter weather and unspoiled environment. The highlight
of this day is a visit to the magnificent chateau of Konopiste
with its extensive English park and Rose Garden. Konopiste was
formerly the estate of Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the Austrian crown
prince who was assassinated at Sarajevo, touching off World War
Overnight in Benesov.
Benesov –Pruhonice - Prague (40 km / 25 miles)
The final part of this bicycle tour takes you
to Pruhonice with its Renaissance chateau and enormous arboretum,
a center of botany and horticulture in the Czech Republic. Transfer
by car from Pruhonice to Prague city