Overview

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia

This longer route follows the original Greenways Vienna - Prague trail and connects the two most popular tourist regions of the Czech Republic, South Moravia, focused on growing grapes and producing mainly white wines, and South Bohemia, famous for its historical and nature monuments and excellent local beers. You will start your journey in Mikulov at the foot of the Pálava Hills, visit the Lednice-Valtice area (UNESCO) and continue through the wine-growing region of Znojmo, the charming valley of the Podyjí National Park and the forgotten landscape of Czech Canada to southern Bohemia. The journey continues through the Třeboň Lowland with its many ponds and pine forests to Český Krumlov (UNESCO), a picturesque historic town in the valley of the Vltava River. You will visit medieval fortresses, castles and towns, fairytale castles and picturesque villages. The last 3 days you will explore the southern part of the Šumava Forest National Park and the surroundings of Lake Lipno. This trip is suitable for true explorers!

Highlights

  • Mikulov wine region
  • Lednice- Valtice area (UNESCO)
  • NP Podyjí
  • Český Krumlov (UNESCO) & Hluboka chateaux

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1

    Mikulov – Nové Mlýny - Mikulov

    Total distance 44 km
    (27 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning we will pick you up at your hotel in Prague (or Vienna) and drive you to Mikulov, a picturesque wine-growing historical town at the foot of the Pálava protected landscape area. Upon arrival at the hotel, a breefing will follow, when our representative will introduce you to the organization of the whole trip, hand over the bicycles to you and adjust them according to your requirements. On the first day, the route initially leads through the vineyards on the Pálava Protected Landscape Area through the wine-growing villages of Bavory, Perná and Dolní Věstonice, a famous archaeological site from the Early Palaeolithic period. Along the way, you will have many opportunities to taste local excellent (especially white) wines directly in the wine cellars. Don’t be afraid to ask the winemakers for a tasting if you see an open cellar. From Dolní Věstonice, a flat trail leads past the Novomlýnské reservoirs, which were built here in the 1970s. Novomlýské reservoirs are a breeding ground for many bird species and a nature reserve and Natura 2000 bird area. The church, preserved on one of the islands, still towers over the water from the extinct village of Mušov. You will return to Mikulov via another wine-growing village, Dolní Dunajovice. Overnight in Mikulov.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Tanzberg
    Mikulov

    Hotel Tanzberg

    https://www.hotel-tanzberg.cz/
  2. Day 2

    Mikulov – Lednice - Mikulov

    Total distance 54 km
    (34 miles)
    Profile of this day

    This day of biking sets out through the flat and gently rolling hills around Valtice-Lednice area with breath-taking castles set into the romantic landscape. The first third of the route leads through vineyards and brings you to Valtice, a small wine-growing town with a beautiful Baroque chateau. In the cellars of the chateau we recommend to visit the public tasting exhibition of wines awarded the title Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic. The journey then continues through forests and meadows with a number of small historical monuments to Lednice (UNESCO), the pearl of South Moravia, with its massive chateau, beautiful gardens and water canals. On the way back to Mikulov you can still visit the border castle of Hlohovec on the bank of the Hlohovec pond. Overnight in Mikulov.

    Accommodation

    Hotel Tanzberg
    Mikulov

    Hotel Tanzberg

    https://www.hotel-tanzberg.cz/
  3. Day 3

    Mikulov – Znojmo

    Total distance 76 km
    (47 miles)
    Profile of this day

    On the third day we will leave the Mikulov wine region and change it for the Znojmo wine region. The fairly flat route leads through the agricultural region along the border with Austria, mostly on dirt and asphalt roads. As you approach Znojmo, fields and meadows are replaced by vineyards. Just before Znojmo you will pass several wine-growing villages such as Šatov with its painted cellars or Hnanice with its breathtaking view of the Šobes Vineyard and the Podyjí National Park. Then you will cross the river Dyje and find yourself in Znojmo, a town associated with history, religion, culture and most of all with wine. If today’s route seems long, you can shorten it by train from Mikulov. Overnight in Znojmo.

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    Accommodation

  4. Day 4

    Znojmo - Vranov

    Total distance 42 km
    (26 miles)
    Profile of this day

    The route of the next day is not long, but it is definitely interesting. All day you will basically be wandering through the valley of the Podyjí National Park and enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside. You will stop at several breathtaking viewpoints on the Dyje River, visit Nový Hrádek (New Castle ) ruins with its mystical atmosphere or get to know what the Iron Curtain” looked like when Europe was still divided. The trip finishes in Vranov nad Dyjí with its dominant castle perched above the Vranovská Lake. Overnight in Vranov nad Dyjí.

    Accommodation

    Grandhotel Sluchátko
    Vranov nad Dyjí

    Grandhotel Sluchátko

    https://grandhotelsluchatko.cz/
  5. Day 5

    Vranov - Slavonice

    Total distance 53 km
    (33 miles)
    Profile of this day

    On the fifth day we leave the Dyje River and drive through open, gently hilly countryside to the edge of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands to Slavonice, a town full of Renaissance houses with rich sgraffiti and finely decorated interiors. The road follows the Austrian border, crosses the Dyje River several times and then continues partly on the Czech, partly on the Austrian side before leading you to picturesque Slavonice. Overnight in Slavonice.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Besídka
    Slavonice

    Hotel Besídka

    https://www.besidka.cz/
  6. Day 6

    Slavonice – Jindřichův Hradec

    Total distance 47 km
    (29 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today we are waiting for a beautiful route leading through the wild nature of Czech Canada”. First you will be able to explore the natural monument of Slavonice Ponds, with its protected flora and fauna. The trail then leads through hilly terrain to one of the oldest stone castles in Bohemia, Landštejn, and continues mostly on forest and farm roads to the South Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec, a historic Renaissance town with its own dominant castle. Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Concertino
    Jindřichův Hradec

    Hotel Concertino

    https://www.orea.cz/hotel-concertino
  7. Day 7

    Jindřichův Hradec - Třeboň

    Total distance 50 km
    (31 miles)
    Profile of this day

    This day you will ride through countryside featuring lakes and pine groves. This picturesque landscape is filled with romantic hideaways, meadows surrounded by forests, and ponds, founded in medieval period by famous hydro engineer Jakub Krčín. In the afternoon you ride to Třeboň, the center of Czech fishing as well as a town rich in Renaissance architecture with its own castle and spa. Overnight in Třeboň.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Zlatá Hvězda
    Třeboň

    Hotel Zlatá Hvězda

    https://zlatahvezda.cz
  8. Day 8

    Třeboň - České Budějovice

    Total distance 44 km
    (27 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today several highlights await you! Quite and easy ride, leading firstly through pine forests and ponds to Hluboka nad Vltavou, arguably the most beautiful castle of Czech Republic. Don´t miss the castle tour! After lunch, continue on a new smooth cycle track Greenway RD ( Eurovelo 7 ) along the Vltava river to České Budejovice, the city, that gave the name to the famous Czech beer Budweisser Budvar. We reccommend you to taste the local beer specialities at Masne Kramy restaurant, the flag ship of Budvar Brewery or in the small private brewery Krajinská 27 . Overnight in České Budejovice.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Budweis
    České Budějovice

    Hotel Budweis

    https://www.hotelbudweis.cz/
  9. Day 9

    České Budějovice - Český Krumlov

    Total distance 31—50 km
    (19—31 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today there are two options. A shorter relaxing route leads on the main cycle track Greenway RD ( Eurovelo 7 ), folowing the Vltava river valley through the picturesque villages including Zlata Koruna, with its famous 13th. century monastery and ending in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of Czech Republic. You can spend the afternoon wandering through the narrow streets, visiting castle museum or just relaxing on the boat trip on the Vltava river. If 30km of cycling is not enough for you, choose the second option. The route leads through rolling terrain to Holasovice (UNESCO), village famous for its village baroque style” houses and then climbes through Blansky Forest to Cesky Krumlov. If you feel tired, you can use the chairlift in Krasetin which takes you and your bike to Kleť, the highest peak of Blansky forest park. At the top you can take in the views from the stone lookout and then enjoy 11km of downhill riding to Cesky Krumlov. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Gold
    Český Krumlov

    Hotel Gold

    http://www.hotelgold.cz
  10. Day 10

    Frymburk - Svatý Tomáš - Dolní Vltavice

    Total distance 35—53 km
    (22—33 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning we will transport you by car (about 20 minutes) to Frymburk, a small town on the bank of Lake Lipno. On this day, you can choose from three routes of different lengths, which lead along car-free trails around the lake and the Vltava River. For this reason, you can start in the morning or even in the early afternoon if you want to spend more time in Český Krumlov. The shortest route runs only along the lake with a detour to the ruins of Vitkov Kamen Castle, whose tower offers a beautiful view of Lake Lipno. The other two routes continue along the new cycle path through the national nature reserve Čertova Stěna to Vyšší Brod, the mecca of Czech paddlers and an impressive Cistercian monastery. One of the routes then returns along the other side of the Vltava River back to Lake Lipno and the other one, more challenging, continues along the border with Austria, through the location of abandoned villages. All three routes end in Kyselov, from where you can take a ferry to your hotel on the other side of the lake. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Resort Relax
    Dolní Vltavice

    Hotel Resort Relax

    https://www.hotelresortrelax.cz/
  11. Day 11

    Dolní Vltavice – Nová Pec – Lipno – Dolní Vltavice

    Total distance 49—60 km
    (30—37 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning, take the ferry back to the other side of the lake. Today’s journey takes you first into Austria, and then the route follows the Schwarzeberg Canal, a national cultural monument, which was used to transport timber in the past. The route leads through the Šumava National Park to Nová Pec, where the Vltava River flows into Lake Lipno. On the other side of the lake, trail 33 will lead you back to your hotel. If you find today’s route short, you can extend it with a detour to Jelení vrchy, where you can also see the Schwarzeberg Canal exposition. Especially on the way from Nova Pec to your hotel you will have many opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. Overnight in Dolní Vltavice.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Resort Relax
    Dolní Vltavice

    Hotel Resort Relax

    https://www.hotelresortrelax.cz/
  12. Day 12

    Dolní Vltavice – Kleť (1084 m) – Český Krumlov

    Total distance 35—53 km
    (22—33 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today you can choose from two differently challenging routes. The first easy route leads through the protected area of Boletice, stop off at the newly reconstructed church of Svatý Mikuláš, and continues directly to Český Krumlov. The second route departs from the first one in Boletice and leads you to Český Krumlov via Klet’ (1084 m), the highest peak of the Blanský Forest. Klet’ is a beautiful place! Here you will find a historical lookout tower from where you can often see the Austrian Alps, an astronomical observatory and a local famous restaurant. Reaching this peak would definitely be a great way to finish your trip in style! Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Gold
    Český Krumlov

    Hotel Gold

    http://www.hotelgold.cz
  13. Day 13

    Český Krumlov - Prague

    Enjoy your last day in Český Krumlov — take a free boat trip on the Vltava river, take a walking tour of the city, discover the city from a wooden raft or visit the castle. There are many things to do here! Transfer by coach to Prague depending on your requirements.

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Reviews

5/5 stars

John, Australia

I completed the Best of South Morovia and South Bohemia ride. Czech Bike Tours did an excellent job patching together a route across the south of Czechia that covered the best of what is on offer. Information on…

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia
I completed the Best of South Morovia and South Bohemia ride. Czech Bike Tours did an excellent job patching together a route across the south of Czechia that covered the best of what is on offer. Information on the route and what to see along the way was complete with several mediums when one let you down. Recommended restaurants were always good. There was a bit more dirt and rough patches than I expected which make it a ride for a keen cyclist. Highly recommended
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
So many … castles, forests, lakes, beer, wine, dumplings
What do You think we could do better?
Difficult to fault such a well organised tour.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

4.9/5 stars

Karen & Jacob, Australia

We had a fabulous time and hope to do another trip in the future. Thanks Petr!

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia

4.9/5 stars Karen & Jacob, Australia

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia

We had a fabulous time and hope to do another trip in the future. Thanks Petr!
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Too many highlights- beautiful forests (really enjoyed lovely ride through the forest to Novy Hradek ruins), pretty towns, magnificent castles…
What do You think we could do better?
Maybe for our worn out knees, hotel rooms on the ground or lower floors if no lift in the hotel :) And suggest a day a rest in the middle of a 13 day tour :)
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 4/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

4.8/5 stars

Nadia & Jon, United Kingdom

Petr, thank you so much for designing such an excellent holiday and with so much attention to detail. The navigation could not have been easier, with the combination of satnav and map making it simple to overcome…

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia

4.8/5 stars Nadia & Jon, United Kingdom

Best of South Moravia and South Bohemia

Petr, thank you so much for designing such an excellent holiday and with so much attention to detail. The navigation could not have been easier, with the combination of satnav and map making it simple to overcome unexpected obstacles like roadworks! The routes were brilliant, taking us through beautiful and peaceful countryside with a good mixture of tarmac and rougher tracks. The hotels were all interesting in different ways and some of the recommended restaurants were truly outstanding.
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Cycling through fields and forests on tranquil tracks, picking roadside cherries and looking forward to the next wonderful beer!
What do You think we could do better?
The trip was so good it’s hard to suggest improvements. If we did it again, we’d probably choose to have a break from cycling and spend an extra day sightseeing in Jindřichův Hradec or Třeboň.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 4/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 4/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

What's Included

Self-guided

  • Transport from Prague at the beginning of your trip by van

  • Transport to Prague  at the end  of your trip by luxury public direct bus

  • 12 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 and 3 stars ) based on double occupancy

  • 12 * Buffet-style breakfasts

  • Baggage transport

  • Transfers as per program

  • Quality hybrid bike rental including accessories for the duration of the trip

  • Information book with detailed description of the routes in English and daily suggestions

  • High-scale bike maps

  • GPS navigation

  • Guidebook of sights, cities and nature monuments

  • Cellphone

  • Hotline support

  • Tours, trips and activities as per program

  • Some available supplements / extras :

    • 220 EUR / person - single room use

    • 60 EUR / person - extra pre-trip or post-trip night in Cesky Krumlov in a double room

    • 190 EUR / person - group size - 1 person

    • 120 EUR / person - electric bike rentals

    • 0 EUR / person - start in Vienna

    • 30 EUR / person - finish in Vienna

    • 0 EUR / person - start or finish in Linz

Guided

  • for request

Discount Policy

We will provide a group discount on the base price if you book the trip:

  • 4-5 people on the trip: 10% discount
  • 6-9 people on the trip: 15% discount
  • 10+ people on the trip: 20% discount

Testimonials From Happy Bikers

5/5 stars

Jane & Leo, United Kingdom

Thank you Petr and your employees for a memorable holiday, we loved it!

Best of South Bohemia

5/5 stars Jane & Leo, United Kingdom

Best of South Bohemia

Thank you Petr and your employees for a memorable holiday, we loved it!
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Great way to see the Czech Republic! And the beer!
What do You think we could do better?
No improvements necessary
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes