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Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

Medieval Villages from Prague to Vienna

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Casual & Premiere Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,299 pp dbl occ

($700 for sgl occ)

Captivating Prague. It's only the start of your trip. Bike Bohemia's gentle contours, discovering enchanting Tábor and Český Krumlov. Explore Austria's Wachau Valley wine region. Even find Richard the Lionheart's castle. Last stop: romantic Vienna. There's so much to experience in the Czech Republic and Austria. 

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

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

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


  • Explore culturally rich Czech Republic destinations including Český Krumlov, a charming 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs 
  • Bike along the fabled Danube River and past idyllic vineyards in the Wachau Valley, a remarkable World Heritage landscape
  • Discover Austria's living folklore in picture-perfect villages with locals donning traditional attire and onion-shaped church steeples 
  • Experience two very different countries and cultures in one trip, with Prague and Vienna as intriguing bookends 
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
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. 

Hotel Nautilis
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

Cycle across the hills of Bohemia, through tranquil farmland and the village of Holašovice, an impeccably preserved World Heritage site | Fall in love with Český Krumlov, a charming medieval town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs where most of the buildings are designated cultural monuments | Behold views of ornate 13th-century Krumlov Castle, the second-largest in the Czech Republic | 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. 

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

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 bike | Ride along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards and private estates | 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 | Bike through 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 | Head to vibrant Vienna, an enchanting place to extend your vacation.  

Hotel Schloss Durnstein
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: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 3 | 26 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 36 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 4200 ft. gain
Beer Tasting (1 Hour)
Day 3
Level 1 | 11 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Czech Culture Q&A (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 3600 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 43 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 700 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Castle Ruins Hike | 1.5 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

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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