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Czech Republic & Austria Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in Medieval Villages from Prague to Vienna

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Casual Hotels

From: $4,199 - $4,299 pp dbl occ

($700 - $750 for sgl occ)

Bohemia's gentle contours are made for e-biking. The Wachau Valley wine region is vacation bliss. From the wild Vltava to the blue Danube. From Prague to Vienna. There's so much to soak in between the Czech Republic and Austria.

Czech Republic & Austria Easygoing Biking Tour
Czech Republic & Austria Easygoing Biking Tour

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Cruise on your e-bike along the fabled Danube River and past idyllic Austrian vineyards, pausing to sip local vintages and savor sun-warmed landscapes along the way. 

Immersive Travel
Get to know two distinct yet intertwined countries and cultures in one amazing and in-depth adventure, from the 13th-century Czech town of Český Krumlov to the riverside castle ruins of Dürnstein. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Relais & Châteaux luxury awaits in Lower Austria. Unique pieds-à-terre welcome you into former monasteries and castles. Dinners of the region’s exquisite cuisine pair with crisp Rieslings and Grüners.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Kick off your two-country e-bike tour in the colorful Czech region of Bohemia | Explore Tábor, a 15th-century enclave sitting atop a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside | Stroll cobbled streets lined with colorful homes, open-air cafés and artisan vendors in the lovely old town | A clever maze of tunnels lies below the streets, which in times of danger were used to shelter its citizens. 

Exterior view of the Hotel Nautilus
Hotel Nautilus
| Casual Hotel

Set on medieval Tábor's main square, this hotel features guest rooms decorated with original artwork, antique furniture and ancient fossils. (spa)  

Days 2-3

E-bike through tranquil farmland to the village of Holašovice, an impeccably preserved World Heritage site | Fall in love with Český Krumlov, a charming medieval town with twisting lanes, red-tile roofs and a 13th-century castle crowned by an iconic cannon-shaped tower | Enjoy views of the tranquil Vltava River, which bends around Český Krumlov and provides the view from countless bar and restaurant terraces before flowing onward to Prague | Dive into the country's fascinating history with our local guide and longtime friend | Gather at a local pub for a pint-sized taste of Czech culture. 

Exterior view of Hotel Ruze
Hotel Ruže
Český Krumlov
| Casual Plus Hotel

A former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, with a perfect location in the town's center. (pool, spa)  

Days 4-6

Czech countryside gives way to Austria's beautiful Waldviertel (Woodland Quarter), where forests are punctuated by rolling fields of barley and wheat | Ride along the fabled Danube River, whose network of bike paths is perfect for sailing on e-bike from one waterside village to the next | In the Wachau Valley, hills are laced with vineyards and apricot orchards | Visit Melk, whose magnificent baroque abbey is perched high on a rocky promontory | A local winemaker invites us over for a private tasting of his family's famous Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners | Soak up the views from Dürnstein's castle ruins, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned | Savor Relais & Châteaux hospitality at our historic hotel | End in vibrant Vienna, an enchanting place to extend your vacation.  

Exterior view of Hotel Schloss Dürnstein
Hotel Schloss Dürnstein
| *Premiere Hotel

A "stately castle-hotel on a fortified promontory at a scenic bend of the Danube River," raves Andrew Harper about this gem. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The e-biking terrain on this trip ranges from flat to moderately rolling. Most of the hills are not especially steep but they are numerous, and you'll encounter them on every route (our e-bikes offer the perfect boost!). And while we avoid car traffic by traveling along bike paths during portions of our routes, these paths are popular with other cyclists. The road quality is variable in both countries, so some sections may be bumpy.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 19 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Beer Tasting (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 1 | 12 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Czech Culture Q&A (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 700 ft. gain
Castle Ruins Walk (1 hour)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.


On this trip we spend two nights at the historic Hotel Ruže, a former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, and two nights at Schloss Durnstein, a 17th-century castle. Guest rooms in these hotels are clean and comfortable, but smaller and simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen these properties because of their ideal locations and unique historic character.


To bring you to our favorite parts of the Czech Republic and Austria, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van for an hour or so on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next ride.

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