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 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 | En garde! A theatrical sword-fighting display entrances kids and adults alike.
2 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 | 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 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 | Grown-ups bike the Kamptal region while the youngsters head to a Renaissance castle for a fascinating falconry demonstration | Spin to the archaeological site of Willendorf.