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Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Medieval Český Krumlov to Danube Castles – Prague to Vienna

From $3,298 - $3,499 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$620 to $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 for you and your family to experience in the Czech Republic and Austria.

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Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

Czech Republic and Austria Biking Map

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 and Austria Biking 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 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.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,499 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,099 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,499 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,099 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,499 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,298 - $3,499 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$620 to $630 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Hotel Nautilis
Hotel Nautilus

Tábor (1 night)

Hotel Ruze
Hotel Ruže

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 Ruže

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)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee) – Available until 11/15/18

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

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 stay 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 you

Why Travel with Backroads in Czech Republic and Austria

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 20s. These 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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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 stay 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 you
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