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Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

Medieval Český Krumlov to Danube Castles – Prague to Vienna

From $3,499 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$630 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.

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Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

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Highlights

  • Explore Český Krumlov, a charming 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs
  • Bike along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards
  • Discover Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples
  • Experience two countries and cultures in one trip, with Prague and Vienna as intriguing bookends
Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

Czech Republic Austria Map

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 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 Helena, our local guide and longtime friend | Gather at a local pub for a pint-sized taste of Czech culture.

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 bike | Ride 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 winemaker invites us over for a private estate tour and tasting of famous rieslings and grüner veltliners.

Day 6 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 | Say goodbye in vibrant Vienna, an enchanting place to extend your vacation.  

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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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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  • 10 or more guests: from $3,499 pp dbl occ
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  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,099 pp dbl occ
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From $3,499 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$630 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Hotels

Hotel Nautilis
Hotel Nautilus

Tábor (1 night)

Hotel Ruze
Hotel Ruze

Český Krumlov (2 nights)

Romantik Hotel Richard Lowenherz
Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Dürnstein (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Czech Republic and Austria

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Hotel Nautilis

Hotel Nautilus

Tábor (1 night)

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

Hotel Ruze

Hotel Ruze

Český Krumlov (2 nights)

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

Romantik Hotel Richard Lowenherz

Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Dürnstein (2 nights)

Enjoy superb views of the Danube at this former convent, surrounded by the remains of the medieval city wall. (pool)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 26 1600 36 2100
2 15* 800 24* 1200 40 2900 45 4000
3 15 800 28 1800 41 3000
Cesky Krumlov Guided Walk with Czech History Q&A (1 Hour)
4 10* 500 29* 1300 36* 2000 44 3600
5 24* 900 42 1900 42 2600
29 1600 48 3300
6 14 900
Castle Ruins Hike (1.5 Miles)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Accommodations

On this trip we spend two nights at the historic Hotel Ruže, a former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, where gest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its ideal location in the center of the World Heritage site of Český Krumlov.

Shuttles

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Czech Republic and Austria

More Leaders to Support You

On our Czech Republic and Austria trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Czech Republic and Austria, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Navigate Your Way in Czech Republic and Austria

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Czech Republic and Austria you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Czech Republic and Austria live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Czech Republic and Austria—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Czech Republic and Austria trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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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.

Accommodations

On this trip we spend two nights at the historic Hotel Ruže, a former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, where gest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its ideal location in the center of the World Heritage site of Český Krumlov.

Shuttles

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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