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Czech Republic Family Bike Tours – Cycling in Czech Republic

Our Czech family bike tours offer the opportunity to discover 2 countries and cultures. Czech republic distinguished by ornate castles and long history. Austria characterized by rugged Alpine terrain and imperial history. Your trip starts in the city of Prague and ends in Vienna. On the way, your bicycle tour takes you cycling along the Danube river and participate in a half day canoe ride on the Vltava river. Each day provides an opportunity for kids and adults to spend time together and apart. No matter when you decide to travel, a DIGnGO cycling tour is carefully planned so that you can simply focus on enjoying your time as a family. Eastern Europe boasts scenic cycling routes, ornate castles and long history so don’t wait any longer and join us today.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Prague
Finishing Location Vienna
Activity Level Easy
Price $2,798
Sgl. Suppl. $830

Details of our Czech Republic family bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Prague

From Pelhřimov to Herálec (19 miles)
Prague nicknamed the “city of hundred spire“ is your meeting location. From the main train station, transfer to Pelhrimov also know as “The Gateway to the Highlands” for the start of your first bicycle ride. Later that day, the kids go visit of a local dairy farm.

Day 2: Cycle through the countryside on your way to Zeliv

From Herálec to Želiv (41 miles)
Today’s ride leads you through the countryside on your way to the town of Zeliv, famous for the Premonstratensian monastery and the Church of the Nativity of our Lady. Later that day, the kids go visit of a local dairy farm.

Day 3: Discover the Chateau of Hulboka before arriving in Cesky Krumlov

From Hluboká to Český Krumlov (30 miles)
Transfer to Hluboká nad Vltavou featuring the chateau of Hulboka considered by many one of the most beautiful castle in Czech Republic. The Vltava river often referred as Czech national river provides the perfect setting for the kids to go canoeing. Český Krumlov is where you end the day.

Day 4: Transfer to Austria

From Jaidhof to Dürnstein (30 miles)
Your guides transfer you to Austria this morning. Your route takes you through the countryside before reaching your hotel located on the bank of a famous river, the Danube known as Europe’s second-longest river.

Day 5: Ride your bicycle along the Danube river on your way to Melk

From Dürnstein to Dürnstein (37 miles)
The Wachau Valley inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000 is your playground for the day. Cycle on the Donauradweg, the most popular European bicycle path, on your way to the town of Melk. Later on, a wine tasting is organised with a winemaker.

Day 6: End the trip in Vienna

End of the trip
Central Europe won’t have any more secrets for your family following a week cycling through South Bohemia and along the Danube. Vienna nicknamed the “city of music” is where you end your cycling vacation.

*The mileage refers to the basic cycling route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily bicycling routes. You may read more about those biking routes in the activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Chateau Herálec (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Herálec
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of:

Hotel Bellevue (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Český Krumlov
Amenities: Sauna
Member of: Asten Hotels

Sanger Blondel (2 nights)

Star rating: ***
Location: Dürnstein
Amenities: Luxury services available
Member of:

Activity level

Our family bike tour in Czech republic provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride together. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more. You cycle at your own pace, no matter the route you choose.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1      19  1500    
2  25  1700  41  3100 49 3800
3  13  700  30  2000  43  3400
4  14  600  31  2300  44  3700
5  19  800  37  1500  47  2600

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Kids’ Bike (Included)

Age: 8 and more years

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Trailercycle (Included)

Age: 4 to 7 years

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Bike Trailer (Included)

Age: 1 to 3 years

Tour map

Pelhrimov

Herálec

Želiv

Hluboká nad Vltavou

Holašovice

Český Krumlov

Dürnstein

Melk

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Prague
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Vienna:

  • Hotel Sacher | Rates: €€€€€
  • Hotel Sans Souci | Rates: €€€
  • Hollman Beletage | Rates: €€
  • Palais Hansen Kempinski | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Rathaus Wein & Design | Rates: €€
  • Small Luxury Hotel Das Tyrol | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Am Stephansplatz | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Altstadt Vienna | Rates: €€
  • Best Western Kaiserhof Wien | Rates: €€
Prague:

  • Hotel Residence Agnes | Rates: €€
  • Golden Well Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Pod Vezi | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

  January February March April May June
High F 37 41 48 58 68 73
Low F 28 29 33 39 47 53
Prec. (In) 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.1 2.0 2.6
  July August September October November December
High F 77 77 67 57 44 37
Low F 56 56 49 42 34 29
Prec. (In) 2.4 2.5 1.6 1.0 1.2 1.0

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