Prague - Vienna via Cesky Krumlov, Greenways Trail
8-days / 7 nights - 7 biking days
Guided group tour or Self-guided individual tour
Length 322-380 km / 195-225 miles, depends on route
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
We offer more options. To the main recommended route are added easier (in green) and longer/harder alternatives (in red). These routes combine roads without traffic, paved path as well some short off-road sections. The profile includes all from long flat section to some rolling hills. This route does not have a long steep up hills.
Greenways is the name of the most beautiful bike trail, connecting Prague to Vienna. For the first part of the trail from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, you will travel by minibus or car. We leave Prague early in the morning in order to have sufficient time to explore the best-preserved medieval town in Europe, Cesky Krumlov. If you can not wait to get on the bike you can cycle 26 km long round trip up to Klet hill from Cesky Krumlov on the first day. During the following days, we will travel through the lands of the Trebon ponds, and through the woods on the border with Austria called Czech Canada. You will visit the Renaissance towns of Trebon and Telc and many others. The trail will take you through the vineyards of South Moravia, where you will lodge in the cultural centres of the region, Znojmo and Mikulov. The whole trip ends in Vienna. The programme for the tour consists of a ride from Prague to Vienna and ends with a night in Vienna. As the tour does not include accommodation in Prague before the tour, We recommend that you purchase two or three extra nights in Prague before the beginning of the tour. That way you will have enough time to overcome jetlag and explore Prague. We can offer a special price for hotels listed on www.avehotels.cz. Ask for details. Some extra nights in Vienna will give you enough time to relax after six demanding days of biking.
The tour from Prague to Vienna combines biking and minibus transfers so that you can visit all the famous historical sites along the way and have a pleasant ride through the beautiful landscapes of Southern Bohemia and Moravia.
Guided Group Tours use a support vehicle for parts of the route that may be too long for some riders. It always depends on the weather, your physical condition, preferences and on the overall fitness of the group or many other circumstances, whether you decide to take advantage of the support vehicle for the remainder of a given daily ride.
We wish you a pleasant trip!
|Tour type||Guided Group Tours||Self-Guided Individual Tours|
13.05.2018 - 20.05.2018
10.06.2018 - 17.06.2018
08.07.2018 - 15.07.2018
05.08.2018 - 12.08.2018
26.08.2018 - 02.09.2018
23.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
|Daily, from April till the end of October|
|FREE pre-tour night for Guided Group Tour starting on 10th June||N/A||N/A|
|Price per person Cat B
(based on double-room occupancy)
|1025 €||895 €|
|Single occupancy Cat B||1200 €||1070 €|
|Price per person Cat A (based on double-room occupancy)||N/A||1080 €|
|Single occupancy - Cat A||N/A||1290 €|
|Solo Traveller Cat B||N/A||1310 €|
|Solo Traveller Cat A||N/A||1490 €|
|Bike rental||75 €||75 €|
STANDARD TOUR PROGRAMME
Day 1 Guided Group tours usually start on the scheduled day at 9 a.m. Self-Guided tours and non-schedule tours start at the clients' request on any day from the beginning of April to the end of October.
Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov (185 km = 111 miles by minibus or car), checking in at the hotel, sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov, dinner at town, adaptation of bicycles to match to bikers' body dimensions, practical training in safe cycling (guided group tours only). If you prefer to cycle you can cycle up to Klet hill. It is 26 km long round ride up to Klet hill, 1079 m asl. Total elevation gain 692 m.
Day 2 Cesky Krumlov - Trebon
(53/61 km = 32/38 miles by bicycle - depends on chosen route).
Optional visit of the castle and garden in the morning. Route leads through the beautiful hilly landscape surrounding Cesky Krumlov. However, the closer you get to Trebon area, the flatter the landscape becomes. A scenic ride through a picturesque landscape ends in Trebon, also well-known as a major spa resort. In Trebon, you will check in to your hotel and you can visit the Schwarzenberg Tomb. In case you would like to relax in a spa, we can arrange a massage, whirlpool or other services at Trebon's wellness centre.We also recommend an evening walk around the Renaissance town.
Day 3 Trebon - Telc
(78 km = 47 miles by bicycle - can be shortened for Guided group tours)
Optional tour of Trebon chateau in the morning. The trail winds along many ponds and man-made lakes, so typical of this region, to Perslak, the most northern point of Austria. You will follow the border with Austria on the Greenways trail passing through Nova Bystrice, where you will have lunch. From Nova Bystrice the trail will take you through the forests of the National Park called Czech Canada. The day ends in Telc, a Renaissance town registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. Houses on the main square in Telc, with facades decorated with typically renaissance sgraffiti, form the best-preserved Renaissance square in the Czech Republic. It is extremely interesting to compare the differences between the towns of Trebon, Cesky Krumlov and Telc.
Day 4 Telc - Vranov
(54 km = 33 miles by bicycle - can be shortened for Guided group tours)
Optional tour of Telc chateau in the morning. You will ride through several charming villages typical for this area of the country. We will cycle gently through the region of South Moravia. We will stay overnight in Vranov which is situated near a dam.
Day 5 Vranov - Znojmo
(32-38 km = 20-23 miles by bicycle)
You will cycle on the Greenways trail following the river Dyje and the southern Czech border with Austria. This very beautiful trail leads through the national park of Dyje. Znojmo is the gateway to the region of South Moravia, a region of wine production. Check-in to Znojmo hotel, followed by a walk round the historical centre of Znojmo in the evening.
Day 6 Znojmo - Mikulov
(62-72 km = 37-43 miles by bicycle)
This flatland region is a traditional vine-growing area and there are many wine cellars. Dinner is usually arranged in a restaurant and includes a wine tasting. Mikulov is a town with a rich history, a beautiful castle and an historical square. Check-in to Mikulov hotel in late afternoon, leisure time in the evening.
Day 7 Mikulov - Vienna
(50 km = 30 miles by bicycle and 50 km = 30 miles by car).
You cross the border at the Mikulov border checkpoint, we spend the rest of the day in Austria. The ride in Austria is, to begin, very similar to the Czech section. There are vineyards, fields and small villages along the trail. Experienced bikers can reach the Vienna hotel by bike. We recommend finishing the cycling part of the trail in Poysdorf (25 km) or in Mistelbach (48 km) and travelling by car or minibus to Vienna. For Self Guided Tours you should agree in advance with the AVE representative if you want to cycle all the way to Vienna or where you want to meet the driver taking you to Vienna, skipping the last cycling part of the tour. The official tour programme ends with a check-in to your Vienna hotel.
Important notice: For guided group tours the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by supporting vehicle to Prague for free. These bikers spend their last night in Prague. We will happily offer them other additional services in Prague, such as additional accommodation, a guided tour of Prague and other services.
Day 8 Vienna
The tour ends with a breakfast either in Vienna or in Prague.
- at last 10% discount on pre tour nights in Prague. We will send you the best available offer for the hotel you choose from www.avehotels.cz.
AVE reserves the right to change the daily programmes and places of accommodation according to hotel capacities and the size of the group. Visits to the sites above and outlined daily bike routes are guaranteed.
Information about sights you visit during the tour
Chateaus and Castles
- Vranov – Originally royal castle from 11th century rebuilt in later to a baroque chateau.
Towns and Villages
- Cesky Krumlov – The Town Where Time Stood Still - Gothic-Renaissance Castle and Urban Conservation Area, UNESCO Site.
- Mikulov – Pitoresque town dominated by gothic castle, that was rebuilt several times during its rich history.
- Prague – Capitol of the Czech Republic - one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in Europe.
- Telc – Renaissance Chateau and Urban Conservation Area, UNESCO Site.
- Trebon – Beautiful town with chateau, the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
- Znojmo – One of the most significant towns on the Czech-Austrian border, center of the famous moravian wine district.
Interesting destinations outside Czech Republic
- Vienna – One of the most beautiful cities in the world featuring all the extravagances of the Habsburg Empire.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Fountain of Cesky Krumlov Castle
Inside Telc Castle
George in pub
Bikers in front of Landstein
Car and bikers on Nove Hrady Square
Slavonice - view from tower
Telc Castle garden
Znojmo - St. Nicolas Cathedral