Durnstein, Austria, Wachau Valley, Danube River
Castle ruin where Richard Lowenherz was imprissioned, Durnstein, Lower Austria, Austria
Biker in Backroad's jersey looking at a lake
Two people's shadows making a heart shape on a wall
8 people standing on and balancing on a raft
Two bikes resting on a building
Dancing men
Two people sitting in Backroads gear
Three people standing in sunflower forest
Four soft pretzels in a basket
Four wooden puppets
Cityscape Of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Baskets of ripe apricots
Landscape in Mostviertel, lower Austria
Aerial drone shot of Basilica Sonntagberg in Austria.
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Czech Republic & Austria Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

From Prague to Vienna Discovering the Heart of Europe

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $4,099 pp dbl occ

($850 for sgl occ)

Picture Bohemia’s wild Vltava River. A rushing stream speckled with lazy rafts. Or the blue Danube. Bordered by steep vine-covered slopes. Rivers are life in Central Europe, but you won’t stop there. You’ll cycle along peaceful family-friendly bike paths. Hike wooded mountainsides. Savor the taste of a locally made cheese or a perfect ripe apricot. Two countries. Endless ways to experience them. Why settle for just one?

Czech Republic and Austria Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Czech Republic and Austria Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Vienna

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


  • Connect two fascinating countries and four World Heritage sites on one spectacular family trip
  • Hike forest tracks to mysterious castle ruins and bike through lush vineyards and orchards 
  • Learn why dry Czech humor complements a pale lager, how animals live on an organic farm and just how many snacks come from apricots
  • Make a splash on the sun-drenched rivers of Europe’s secret summer paradise


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

Say ahoj to Bohemia from the saddle of your bicycle | Savor hearty Czech cuisine such as goulash, roast and dumplings under the painted gables of the World Heritage village of Holašovice | Castles abound on our bike route, from ornate Hluboká Castle to the pastel-painted tower of Krumlov Hrad | Hop in a sturdy raft and follow the winding Vltava River through pastoral countryside, with a few thrills along the way | Wander the World Heritage site of Český Krumlov, one of Europe’s most gorgeously preserved medieval cities | Adults are invited to an informal Q&A on Czech history while youngsters take on kids-only adventures like disc golf, a mirror maze and more.

Exterior view of 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

Travel to the Mostviertel, Austria’s so-called Cider Quarter and off-the-tourist-track border district, where orchards and woods alternate with a patchwork of fields | Take in views that seem to go on forever as you hike the steep slopes of the Sonntagberg | Meet the animals and taste the local bounty at a kid-friendly organic farm | Kids hone their skills at the bowling alley before families are treated to a delightful Schuhplattler (traditional dance performance).

Exterior view of Hotel Kothmuhle
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

Welcome to the Wachau, a majestic valley lined by vineyards and centered on the wide Danube | Check out the mountaintop views from thousand-year-old Melk Abbey, which inspired Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose | Follow the river on the car-free Danube Bike Path, a cyclist's paradise | Hike to the intriguing ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned | Take to the Danube’s waters for some summer watersports | Adults taste local wines and Wieser (apricot spirits) while kids get to test their own palates with a juicy apricot tasting | Say farewell to your traveling companions in Vienna, Austria’s dynamic capital, a great place to extend your vacation.

Hotel Schloss Durnstein
Hotel Schloss Dürnstein
| *Premiere Hotel

A "stately castle-hotel on a fortified promontory at a scenic bend of the Danube River," raves Andrew Harper about this gem. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

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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Activity Level: 1-3

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
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
on the Vltava River (2 hours)
Level 2 | 11 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Adults: Culture & History Q&A (45 minutes)
Just For Kids
Scavenger Hunt & Mirror Maze (1 hour)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 700 ft. gain; 900 ft. loss
Just For Kids
Evening Bowling
Day 4
Level 1 | 12 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Afternoon Water Activities on the Danube (half day)
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 400 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation 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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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, this 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+

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.

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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