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  • Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour
  • Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour
  • Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tours
  • Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour
  • Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour
  • Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tours

Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour

Bohemian Knights & Danube Castles

  • Discover two intriguing countries and cultures in one trip
  • Český Krumlov, a 13th-century Bohemian town with storybook castles and charming squares
  • Crisscross the Danube River amid timeless villages and onion-domed churches
  • A private, theatrical sword-fighting display entrances both kids and adults 
  • Dig into hearty Czech and Austrian specialties at local family-friendly restaurants

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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Itinerary

Day 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.

Day 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.

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 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.

We took the trip with our young adult children (2-early 20's)! A great time was had by the four of us, plenty of time to ride, enjoy the quaint villages and spend quality time together and alone. We travel every year together and we ranked this trip as a ten in our book!
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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. Read the Straight Talk

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.
$3,198 - $3,598
pp dbl. occ.
(+$660 to $1,110 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic/Vienna, Austria

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All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners  included

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Casual Inns

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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.

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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We took the trip with our young adult children (2-early 20's)! A great time was had by the four of us, plenty of time to ride, enjoy the quaint villages and spend quality time together and alone. We travel every year together and we ranked this trip as a ten in our book!

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Dates & Prices

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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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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.

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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 12* 500 26 1000
2 8* 400 26 1200 39* 1800 51 3000
13 300
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 levels 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.

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 Cesky 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—both are 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 why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

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 Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip 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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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 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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