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Czech Republic to Austria Family Bike Tour – Teens & Kids

Czech Republic & Austria Storybook Adventure

From $3,198 - $3,398 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$660 for sgl. occ.)

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.

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Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague, Czech Republic / End Vienna, Austria

Czech Republic and Austria Biking Map

Highlights

  • Discover the hidden charms of Český Krumlov, a 13th-century Bohemian town with storybook castles and bustling squares
  • Crisscross the 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
  • Taste hearty Czech and Austrian specialties at local family-friendly restaurants
Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague, Czech Republic / End Vienna, Austria

Czech Republic and Austria Biking Map

Itinerary

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Days 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.

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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,198 - $3,398 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$660 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Hotel Zlatý Andel

Český Krumlov (2 nights)

Hotel Kothmuhle
Hotel Kothmühle

Neuhofen an der Ybbs (1 night)

Hotel Kirchenwirt
Hotel Kirchenwirt

Weissenkirchen (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 Zlatý Andel

Český Krumlov (2 nights)

Three buildings in the Gothic style compose this unique and central hotel, set on the town's main historic square.

Hotel Kothmuhle

Hotel Kothmühle

Neuhofen an der Ybbs (1 night)

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

Hotel Kirchenwirt

Hotel Kirchenwirt

Weissenkirchen (2 nights)

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

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 10* 200 26 1200
16* 700
2 8* 400 26 2000 41 2500
15 500
Adults: Cesky Krumlov Guided Walk (45 Minutes)
Kids: Renaissance Romp (1.5 Hours)
3 8* 300 20* 600 28 1000 36 2200
Kids: Afternoon Living Museum Visit (1.5 Hours)
Kids: Evening Bowling
4 17* 100 25* 100 32* 300 50 1000
5 19* 200 25* 300 39 1500 54 3200
Kids: Schloss Rosenburg Visit & Falconry Show (1 Hour)
6 13 200
Hiking (1.9 Miles; 100' Elevation Gain)
 

Note: 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.

* 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 (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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 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 or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

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)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

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)

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)

Custom 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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

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.

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.

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 Český 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.

The Best Leaders in Czech Republic and Austria

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Czech Republic and Austria, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Navigate Your Way in Czech Republic and Austria

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Czech Republic and Austria. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

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.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Czech Republic and Austria, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Czech Republic and Austria live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

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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.

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.
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