Overview

Prague Vienna Odyssey

Relaxing trip through two similiar countries but each with its individual characteristic. You wil experience the best both countries have to offer. Discover two important capitals os Central Europe, Prague and Vienna, with their cultural and historical sights. The first two days of the trip follow the most beautiful part of the main Austrian cycling path "Donauradweg" in the Wachau Valley following the banks of the Danube river and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Then move to Czech republic and travel a part of Czech Greenway cycling trail through the varying landscape of South Bohemia with deep forests, mysterious lakes and picturesque villages. Discover the most beautiful town in South Bohemia, Cesky Krumlov, with its cobbled streets, magnificent castle and amazing Genius Loci. For two days drive in the virgin landscape of Lipno lake, the Vltava river valley and Sumava national park, the largest forest area in Central Europe. Along the way there are endless oportunities to taste excellent Czech beers, Austrian wines and local specialities. This trip is for those who are not in a a hurry.

Highlights

  • Austrian Danube Bike Path
  • Czech Greenway
  • Dürnstein (UNESCO) & Melk (UNESCO) & Český Krumlov (UNESCO)

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1

    Krems – Dürnstein – Melk

    Total distance 39 km
    (24 miles)
    Profile of this day

    the morning we will pick you up at your hotel in Vienna and dropp you to Krems, historical city on the bank of Danube river and gate to the Wachau Valley. The first day leads on the left bank of the Danube, lined with vineyards and orchards. The first highlight you arrive at is Dürnstein, one of the most beautiful towns of the enchanting Wachau Valley. The town is dominated by the local monastery and is overlooked from the top by the castle where the English King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Then you continue steadily upriver and visit the famous wine villages of Weissenkirchen and Spitz, where you’ll have many opportunities to taste the local, mainly white, wines and other specialities offered in the local Heuriges” wine bars. In the afternoon you will arrive in Melk, a picturesque town on the right bank of the Danube, with an impressive Baroque monastery. Overnight in Melk.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Zur Post
    Melk

    Hotel Zur Post

    https://www.post-melk.at/
  2. Day 2

    Melk – Maria Tafferl – Melk

    Total distance 56 km
    (35 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today’s route follows on the left bank of Danube river to the historic town of Ybbs an der Donau, then continues along the other bank to Marbach an der Donau and climbs through hilly wine country to Maria Taferl, the most important pilgrimage site in Lower Austria. This place is mystical and the views of the Danube valley are magnificent. After refreshments, you will then have an easy 15 km descent back to Melk. Overnight in Melk.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Zur Post
    Melk

    Hotel Zur Post

    https://www.post-melk.at/
  3. Day 3

    Jindřichův Hradec - Třeboň

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

    In the morning we will pick you up at Melk and drive (about 2 hours) you to Jindřichův Hradec, a Czech historic Renaissance town with its own dominant castle. 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
  4. Day 4

    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/
  5. Day 5

    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
  6. Day 6

    Frymburk – Vyšší Brod – Svatý Tomáš – Dolní Vltavice

    Total distance 35—54 km
    (22—34 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/
  7. Day 7

    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/
  8. Day 8

    Dolní Vltavice - Český Krumlov - Prague

    Transfer to Prague by direct public bus up your request.

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What's Included

Self-guided

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

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

  • 7 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 stars ) based on double occupancy

  • 7 * 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 :

    • 190 EUR / person - single room use

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

    • 150 EUR / person - group size - 1 person

    • 70 EUR / person - electric bike rentals

    • 30 EUR / person - start in Prague

    • 30 EUR / person - finish in Vienna

    • 0 EUR / person - start or finish in Linz

Guided

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

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

  • 7 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 stars ) based on double occupancy

  • 7 * Buffet-style breakfasts, snack, water and fruits during cycling

  • 7 * Dinners

  • English-speaking guide

  • Support vehicle

  • 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

  • Guidebook of sights, cities and nature monuments

  • Tours, trips and activities as per program

  • Some available supplements / extras :

    • 190 EUR / person single room use

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

    • 70 EUR / person electric bike rentals

    • 30 EUR / person - start in Prague

    • 30 EUR / person - finish in Vienna

    • 0 EUR / person - start or finish in Linz

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

Glendyr, Australia

I have been thinking about so many people I would like to refer to this company. It has been one of the highlights in my 62 years

Prague Vienna Odyssey

5/5 stars Glendyr, Australia

Prague Vienna Odyssey

I have been thinking about so many people I would like to refer to this company. It has been one of the highlights in my 62 years
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
There were too many highlights. The scenery, picnic lunches and support crew
What do You think we could do better?
It was perfect
  • 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