It's a storybook adventure. Start in captivating Prague. Bike past spires, turrets and onion-shaped domes. Explore 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.
1 En garde! A theatrical sword-fighting display entrances kids and adults alike Cruise through Bohemia's rolling pastures, evergreen forests and quiet villages to the World Heritage site of 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—you can't miss its ornately painted tower.
2 Adults dive into Czech history with Helena, our local friend and guide, at an informal Q&A and walking tour of Český Krumlov while kids explore the town Coast into the countryside, passing lush meadows and timeless homesteads sporting traditional architecture Folk musicians provide the soundtrack for a delicious traditional meal cooked over an open fire.
3 In Austria, pedal through rolling green hills in the famous Mostviertel district, known for its distinctive most (hard apple cider) Kids visit a nature park with adventure playgrounds and a ropes course Dinner is served with a rousing performance by Schuhplattler dancers.
4-6 Crisscross the fabled Danube River as you ride along the Donauradweg, the well-loved Danube bike path Impressive World Heritage-site Melk Abbey, towering on a bluff above the river, comes into view en route to the charming town of Weissenkirchen Cycle through Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples Grown-ups bike through the Kamptal region while the younger crew heads to a Renaissance castle for a fun and fascinating falconry demonstration Spin to the archaeological site of Willendorf.