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Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Fairy-Tale Český Krumlov to Danube Castles

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

Casual Hotels

From: $3,699 - $3,849 pp dbl occ

($500 for sgl occ)

It's a storybook adventure. Start in captivating Prague. Bike past spires, turrets and onion-shaped domes. Explore the cobblestone lanes of Holašovice and magical Český Krumlov. Kids get a taste of the Renaissance watching falconry at Schloss Rosenburg. Pedal by the Danube. Savor Wachau Valley wine and grape juice. Final scene: fascinating Vienna. Happily ever after.

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

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

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

Highlights

  • Discover the hidden charms of Český Krumlov, a 13th-century Bohemian town with storybook castles and bustling squares 
  • Crisscross the enchanting Danube River amid timeless villages and iconic onion-domed churches 
  • Journey to two countries and distinct cultures in one trip, with Prague and Vienna as intriguing bookends 
  • Ride through baroque hamlets and along evergreen woodland, undulating pastures and the Wachau Valley's terraced vineyards 
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The Backroads Experience
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Family Adventures
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Cruise through Bohemia's rolling pastures, evergreen forests and quiet villages to Český Krumlov, a 13th-century town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs | Tilt your gaze skyward to admire the second largest hrad (castle) in the Czech Republic | Adults dive into Czech history with a local friend and guide, while kids explore Český Krumlov | Coast into the countryside, passing lush meadows and homesteads sporting traditional architecture | Kids and kids-at-heart head out for a fun rafting adventure on the Vltava River | History comes to life for the younger set during a scavenger hunt | Folk musicians provide the soundtrack for a traditional meal cooked over an open fire.

Accommodations
Old Inn
Hotel OLDINN
Český Krumlov
| Casual Hotel

Comprised of three historic buildings, this lovely inn is ideally located on the town's main square.

Day 3
Description

In Austria, pedal through rolling green hills in the famous Mostviertel district, known for its distinctive most (hard apple cider) | Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at a most farm | Delight in our hotel's exceptional amenities—splash around in the pool or opt to visit the spa | Dinner is served with a rousing performance by Schuhplattler dancers.

Accommodations
Hotel Kothmühle
Hotel Kothmühle
Neuhofen an der Ybbs
| Casual Hotel

A charming family-owned country inn, set amid rolling green hills in the cradle of Austria. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6
Description

Crisscross the fabled Danube as you ride along the Donauradweg, the well-loved riverside bike path | Impressive Melk Abbey, a World Heritage site towering on a bluff above the river, comes into view en route to the charming town of Weissenkirchen | Cycle through picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples | Picnic at a traditional Austrian Heuriger (wine tavern) with gorgeous views over a valley dotted with vineyards | Follow hiking trails through vineyard terraces above the Danube | Spin to the archaeological site of Willendorf. 

Accommodations
Hotel Kirchenwirt
Hotel Kirchenwirt
Weissenkirchen​
| Casual Hotel

Austrian hospitality and Danube views abound at this comfortable guest house.  

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.

Route notes

On this Family Trip, our routes follow rolling terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 11 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Rafting
on the Vltava River (2 hours)
Other
Adults: Culture & History Q&A (45 minutes)
Just For Kids
Activity in Town (1 hour)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Evening Bowling
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 17 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 13 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 15 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Richard Loewenherz Hike | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 800 ft. gain
Other
Panoramaweg Hike (1.9 miles; 100 ft. 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! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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, our most popular 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.
$400 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

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
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 aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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

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