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Czech Republic & Austria Biking: From Prague to Vienna Along the Danube

Austria, Czech Republic

from $2,998* per person 6 Days May-September
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Airport near prague, czech republic
  • Active & Adventure trips
Prague. It's captivating. It's a trove of sumptuous architecture. And it's only the start of your trip. Trace the gentle contours of the Bohemian landscape on two wheels. Absorb firsthand accounts of the Communist era. And delve into enchanting cities including Tábor and Český Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with a medieval castle looming overhead and a warren of cobblestone streets. Roam through Austria's Wachau Valley wine region and stop in at a heuriger. Even find the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. There's so much to discover in the Czech Republic and Austria. Explore with us.
   
  • Discover two intriguing countries and cultures in one trip
  • Český Krumlov, charming 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs
  • Enjoy an informal Q&A session with a Czech historian
  • Bike along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards
  • Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples

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Austria, Czech Republic

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Special information

  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Tábor, a 15th-century enclave sitting atop a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. Stroll the cobbled streets of its lovely Old Town, lined with colorful homes, open-air cafés and artisan vendors.  A clever maze of tunnels lies below the streets, which in times of danger were used to shelter its citizens.

Days 2-3 Český Krumlov, a charming 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs where most of the buildings are designated cultural monuments. Pedal across the hills of Bohemia, through tranquil farmland and Holašovice, an impeccably preserved World Heritage-site village.  In Český Krumlov, behold views of ornate 13th-century Krumlov Hrad, the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic. Dive into Czech history with Helena, our local friend and historian, during an informal Q&A. Ride a wide tree-lined road into the pastoral landscape, passing lush meadows and homesteads seemingly untouched by time.

Days 4-5 Discover two intriguing countries and cultures in one trip. Czech treasures make way for Austria's beautiful Waldviertel, draped in forests and rolling fields of barley and wheat - a great place to pedal. Bike along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards. Visit Melk, whose magnificent Baroque abbey is perched high on a rocky promontory. A local oenologist invites us over for a private estate tour and tasting of famous rieslings and grüner veltliners.

Day 6 Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples. Soak up the views from Dürnstein's castle ruins, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned.

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