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Czech Republic & Austria Family Breakaway Bike Tour

From Prague to Vienna along the Danube

  • Discover two intriguing countries and cultures in one trip
  • Český Krumlov, charming 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs
  • Enjoy an informal Q&A session with a Czech historian
  • Bike along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards
  • Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples

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 for you and your family to experience in the Czech Republic and Austria.

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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 Holašovice, an impeccably preserved World Heritage-site village  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 ride  Bike 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 oenologist invites us over for a private estate tour and tasting of famous rieslings and grüner veltliners.

Day 6 Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples  Soak up the views from the Dürnstein's castle ruins, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned  Say goodbye in vibrant Vienna, an enchanting place to extend your vacation.  

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. Read the Straight Talk

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.

Service Standards

The Czech Republic is a welcoming and fascinating country in the process of exciting change. While not a priority during the country's communist years, service is improving, though you may not always experience the level of convenience or service typically found on Backroads trips. Know that your Backroads leaders are there to smooth out the edges and make you as comfortable as possible.
$3,198 - $3,598
pp dbl. occ.
(+$620 to $850 for sgl. occ.)

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Prague, Czech Republic/Vienna, Austria

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All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches included

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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)

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With distinct and rich cultures, a blended history and untrammeled beauty, it's no surprise that the Czech Republic and Austria are considered world-class destinations for bike touring. On this Family Breakaway journey, you'll pedal the gentle contours of the Bohemian landscape and encounter magical places like Český Krumlov, with its medieval castle and cobblestone streets. Then bike along the Danube, through Wachau Valley vineyards and gaze at one of the world's most stunning monasteries. This is sure to be one of your greatest family adventures!

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Dates & Prices

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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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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.

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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 27 800 38 1100
2 15* 500 24* 900 40 1600 45 2800
3 13 300 26 1500 48 2500
51 3000
Cesky Krumlov Guided Walk (1 Hour)
4 18* 500 29* 600 36* 1500 46 3200
5 23* 200 41 400 47 1800
52 2700
6 14 200
Castle Ruins Hike (1.5 Miles)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Czech Republic and Austria

A Taste of Life Underground

Following a flight of stone steps down into an arched corridor, you're met in a courtyard and ushered into Restaurace Mázhaus – a restaurant near Cesky Krumlov castle that was a retreat for free-thinkers in the Communist era and remains a well-kept secret. As you enjoy a hearty meal cooked over an open fire, musicians play gypsy and Czech tunes, some tinged with strains of country-and-western that once had a poignant appeal for people dreaming of freedom.

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.

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.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Czech Republic and Austria designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

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.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,298 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,798 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,498 pp dbl occ

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