Biking Tour To The Czech Republic Prague To Vienna ZU02

8 Days From £0 (1,448 USD)

This opportunity gives you a chance to discover new impressive places on your bikes. This little known corner of Europe is dotted with the picturesque villages of Moravia, architectural pearls of Bohemia and beautiful scenery.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Prague, Czech Republic
End Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: CECTA, ASTA
Years In Business: 15

This opportunity gives you a chance to discover new impressive places on your bikes. It will take you over impressive countryside of Moravia and Bohemia Lands which are still less visited corners of central Europe The tour takes you through picturesque villages of Moravia, architectural pearls of Bohemia and natural oases of the country.
The Czech - beautiful country in central Europe has been cultivated by people living in harmony with nature for ages. Past generations have left a treasure of cultural and historical monuments reflecting a rich and diverse history - ancient towns full of life and culture, Gothic castles and churches, Renaissance chateaus, and exmples of folk cultures. More than two thousand castles, chateaus and castle ruins have been preserved in the Czech Republic. Only a few countries of Europe can match its richness of historical and architectural monuments

General information

Biking
As we arrange holidays for our clients, we try to make our trips as enjoyable as possible. If you are looking for race, this is not your level. Every day is different but generally most of days we ride between 25 to 50 miles and most of days offer more than one option. All suggestion is disscused with our experinced and frindly guides in the evening before ride.

Accommodation
We stay in the first class (3-4star hotels). Choosen hotels are always the best opportunity in the area. Hotels offer full range of services and are beautifully located.

Meals
Full or half-board throughout. Picnic lunches are prepared by our guides where we can not stop in suitable local restaurant.

Local transport
All transfers and transport of luggages is arranged by supported vehicle - small comfortable coach or minivan (depends on size of group). Supported vehicle follows the group most of days. Sometimes we use small roads where cars are not allowed.
Most of days trials going through beautiful and ever changing landscape
with little traffic and unspoiled countryside.

Guides
Group will be accompanied by experienced guide for full time. Our guides are not only keen bikers but also experts of local architecture, culture and life They can help you with most of your requests and answer most of your questions.

Sightseeing
Our guides will be pleased to reccommend you places of cultural and natural importances if you would like to know more about area or gett off group for a day.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- accommodation in smaller and nicely located 3-4star hotels ,
-half-board,
-programme as per itinerary,
-service of guide,
-supported vehicle,

Excludes
-air-fare,
-Vienna hotel,
-insurance,
-renting of bikes,
-other personal expenses

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Fly to Prague (or Vienna). Transfer to hotel and then head in to Prague to explore. Clients making their own travel arrangements will meet us at the hotel in the evening. Hotel
Day 02. A car transfer takes us out of the busy streets of Prague and south to the town on Pisek. Here we climb on to the bikes and begin our cycling through the central European landscape. We will start our ride in beatiful village of Holasovice, where you can enjoy rural barogue architecture. The village is on a list of UNESCO world heritage. Continuing south, the days ride finishes on the banks of the Vltava river in the wonderful old town of Cesky Krumlov, another UNESCO protected area, with its impressive castle and well preserved medieval town centre. Riding distance approx. 30km. Hotel in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 03. We ride from the hotel, continuing through the southern Bohemian countryside to the beautiful Renaissance town of Trebon, located in a region of oak woods, meadows and large lakes. The international importance of the fishponds and lakes of this area is acknowledged by its status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is also the town of one of the oldest Czech breweries, Regent. Many of the fishponds date from the 15th and 16th centuries, and we will cycle around them. Ride approx. 50km. Hotel in Trebon
Day 04. From Trebon we head eastwards out of Bohemia and into neighbouring Moravia. Moving away from the carp-rearing Trebonsko area of the previous day, the landscape becomes more rolling. Our target today is Telc. This town boasts a wonderfully-preserved square with Renaissance gabels and sgraffitto facades. The medieval town square was destroyed by a great fire in 1530, but it was rebuilt, and its houses, in the Renaissance and Baroque styles, survive to this day and since 1950 have undergone careful restoration. Ride approx. 50km. Hotel in Telc.
Day 05. We are now heading towards the boarder with Austria. This region and the area around the River Dyje has seen shifting fortunes: in earlier centuries it looked south to Vienna, but with the forced removal of the Germanic population after the Second World War and then the establishment of the Iron Curtain to form one of the most tightly guarded borders in Europe, it became a poor, quiet backwater. Passing through Rennaisance town Slavonice, through mostly wooded, hilly country, castle pass by as we ride to Vranov nad Dyji. The castle belong to gems of Czech baroque architecture. Ride approx. 70km. Hotel in Vranov nad Dyji.
Day 06. In the morning it should be possible to take an optional guided tour of the castle before setting off. The road rises out of town, and after a while it is possible to visit a short stretch of the Iron Curtain the barbed wire and watch-tower are a potent symbol of a recent and very different time. A mix of dirt road and broken tarmac leads us through the forest, and there is a rocky descent after lunch. In Jaroslavice there is an opportunity to load up in the support vehicle, but it is worth pressing on, following forest tracks built originally for troops guarding the border. We are on the way to the old town of Mikulov, on the edge of the limestone Pavlovske vrchy hills. The town sits under its large castle, destroyed by the Germans and rebuilt in the 1950s, and now home to the town museum. In the surrounding countryside the emphasis is on vineyards and wine production. Ride approx. 60km to Jaroslavice or Drnholec(extra 20 km). Accommodation in beautiful hotel in Drnholec.
Day 07. After shorter ride, we will stop in town of Mikulov and possibly visit the museum of wine in local kastle. Later cosntinue through vineyards which are famous by production of excellent duality of white and red wines. We will visit world heritage site and the largest park in LEDNICE, which is close to the Austrian border, there are seven castles, two huge parks, two historical towns and several pilgrimage churches, which all belonged in former times to the Liechtenstein and letter Dietrichstein families. We will visit the castle and park in Lednice and later castle and park in Valtice. Valtice castle is the counterpart of the Liechtensteinsď Lednice residence whose present appearance has resulted from a baroque restyling, in which J.B.Fisher was involved, of an older chateau. VALTICE park, begun in 1727, consists of the garden and the English Park linked by avenues. Here there are mythological sculptures, the man-made
Day 08. Valtice-Vienna - Transfer to Vienna for flight or extra day there. People may be also transfered back to Prague or continue for another few days to Budapest(Hungary). Details of hungarian ride on request.