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Austria Bike tours – Cycling in Austria & Czech Republic

Welcome to Vienna! From biking along the Danube bike path and through the Wachau Valley on your way to Krems to cycling through the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic, our Austria bike tours take you on a spectacular ride. Cycle on a bike path through the vineyards located on the banks of the Danube river. Visit the town of Melk and the Melk Abbey before a wine tasting in Durnstein. And bicycle through Czech Republic on your way to Prague. Join us today and discover Czech Republic & Austria by bike.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Vienna
Finishing Location Prague
Activity Level Easy
Price $4,098
Sgl. Suppl. $1,000

Details of our Czech Republic & Austria bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet your leaders in Vienna and cycle through the Wachau Valley, Krems and on the Danube bike path

From Senftenberg to Dürnstein (17 miles)
Welcome to Vienna! Meet your trip leaders in the city of Vienna also referred as the city of Wien. From there, your leaders drive you to a restaurant for a light lunch and introduction to the week to come. Get on your bike and start riding through the Wachau also called the Wachau valley. Cycle through Krems and pass many of the famous Wachau valley wineries. As you leave Krems an der Donau, you start biking along the Danube river and on the Danube bike path, all the way to the town of Durnstein.

Day 2: Bike along the Danube river on your way to the Melk Abbey before a wine tasting

From Dürnstein to Dürnstein (37 miles)
This morning, ride your bike along the Danube river. Don’t be surprised by how many people cruise on the Danube river as it is an extremely popular activity. The Danube is the 2nd longest river in Europe so it’s easy to understand why. Ride on a bike trail all the way to Melk, famous for the Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery also referred as Stift Melk. In the afternoon, ride through the vineyards covering the banks of the Danube. In the evening, participate in a wine tasting at a local wine domaine. During the wine degustation, try dry wines made from Riesling and other grapes varieties, which gives you a new appreciation of wine.

Day 3: Transfer to Czech Republic and ride to Cesky Krumlov

From Hluboká to Cesky-Krumlov (30 miles)
This morning, leave the Wachau valley castles and the Danube river behind as you transfer to Hluboka castle, one of the most beautiful chateau in Czech Republic. From there, bike to Holašovice, a typical town of Tcheque Republic and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch is on your own in this typical Bohemian town. In the afternoon, get back on your bike and ride to Cesky Krumlov, an other UNESCO site. In the evening, walk through Cesky Krumlov old town and find a restaurant. You may ask your leaders for recommendations if you really want to try local delicacies.

Day 4: Start cycling in the medieval town of Jicin

From Jcin to Mcelyn (40 miles)
This morning requires another minivan transfer. Shuttle to the town of Jicin. This medieval town was founded in the 12th century. Walk your way around the medieval city, while your leaders set up your bikes. It is a large town but you have plenty of time. Ride through the countryside before arriving at your hotel, Chateau de Mcely, a 5-star hotel with all the amenities you can dream off.

Day 5: Ride your bicycle to Detenice and visit a Brewery

From Mcely to Mcely (34 miles)
For you last day of cycling, get on your bicycle and ride a scenic and almost traffic free route. This means that you can ride along with your new found friends if you wish. Later morning, each rider arrives in the town of Detenice for a tour of a brewery. For lunch you may choose to be entertained by the waiters in medieval costumes and enjoy fire-roasted meat. Upon returning to your hotel, leave your bicycle accessories behind and enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or a massage at the spa. In the evening dinner is served at the hotel gourmet restaurant.

Day 6: End your cycling trip in Prague

End of the trip
Cycling is coming to an end this morning. Pack your cycling gear and head to Prague with your newfound friends. Your trips leaders drive you to the Prague airport but if you have time, we recommend that you stay a day or 2 over there to discover a city known as the city of 100 spires.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it 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 tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • 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

Hotel Richard Lownherz (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Dürnstein
Amenities: Pool
Member of: Historic Hotel Europe

Hotel Bellevue (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Cesky-Krumlov
Amenities: Sauna
Member of: Asten Hotel

Chateau Mcely (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Mcely
Amenities: Pool, Spa
Member of:

Activity level

Our Austria bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  17  1400
2  19  800  37  1500 47 2600
3  13  1700  30  1900  43  3300
4  24  900  40  1100
5  20  800  34  1400  42  1600

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

Road bike (Upgrade)

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

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Senftenberg

Dürnstein

Melk

Hluboká

Holašovice

Český Krumlov

Jičín

Mcely

Dětenice

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

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

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. 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

Prague:

  • Hotel Residence Agnes | Rates: €€
  • Golden Well Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Pod Vezi | Rates: €€
  • Hotel 16 | Rates: €
  • Hotel General | Rates: €
  • Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa | Rates: €€
  • Alchymist Nosticova Palace | Rates: €€
  • Unitas Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Aria Hotel | Rates: €€€
Vienna:

  • Hotel Sacher | Rates: €€€€€
  • Hotel Sans Souci | Rates: €€€
  • Best Western Kaiserhof | 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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