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Guided bike tour / Self-guided bike tour

20 days / 19 nights in 3*, 4*, 5* hotels or pensions

18 days cycling : 979 - 1014 km / 608 - 630 miles

Trip Rating:
2.2 out of 5.0

Routes :
marced cycle path
90% cycle routes with low motor traffic
90% blacktop cycle path

Self-guided bike tours start
daily from April 10 to September 25, 2017

(different departure dates on request)

Guided bike tour start
August 21, 2017


Trip Begins / Ends :
Prague airport / Budapest airport


Prague-Budapest bike tours


Bike tour Description:

This unique CZ EuroTour bike tour has been prepared particularly for American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand clients. Of course it is also suitable for tourists from Europe and Asia. Its romantic routes are designed to enable visiting and discovering the most beautiful landmarks of UNESCO heritage and the most beautiful places along the entire route. The tour leads through 4 countries of Middle Europe - the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovak Republic and Hungary. We will visit 8 most renowned UNESCO landmarks, various urban listed preserves and southern part of the Czech Republic, which with its landscape and beautiful castles and chateauxs is the cleanest area in Czechia, simply put - Greenways and much more ..... .
Basic program of this tour includes 20 days / 19 nights & 18 days cycling without any Car / VAN transfers. Tour can be supplemented with extra nights to give everybody enough time for landmarks, relax, and entertainment.
Also the tour can be shortened at your request, or transfers in a Car / VAN can replace some parts of the tour. Self-guided bike tours or guided bike tours are available.


Bike touring Daily program:

Day 1   Prague arrival day
Prague This day begins with a welcome at the airport, then transfer to hotel and accommodation. This day we will devote to discovering the magic places of Prague. We recommend visiting of the UNESCO historical centre of the city and following that we will prepare a welcome dinner in a restaurant.

Day 2   Prague - Karlštejn - Dobříš : cycling 66 km / 41 miles  (terrain elevation)+(terrain elevation)
Our first cycle tour leads from our Prague hotel to the famous castle Karlstejn. After an optional visit of Karlstejn, another part of our first cycle tour to a city of Dobris is awaiting us. The city, which in the 10th century led "Golden Path" from Prague to Bavaria. Once we have put us up, we can set out on a visit of the beautiful chateaux with a large French garden. And we must ask the question now yet - did we spend a night sometimes in an authentic chateaux ? Therefore will be an unforgettable experience for us the accommodation at this chateaux.

Day 3   Dobříš - Zvíkovské Podhradí : cycling 67 km / 42 miles  (terrain elevation)
Dobris chateaux From Dobříš, we will go to Orlik dam in the morning - one of the dams of a Vltava-river cascade system, which also protects Prague against floods. The dam is 33km / 22 miles long and we will go alongside it to reach 500m long Zdakovsky bridge, which with its one span is one of the biggest bridges in the world. We can also visit a romantic water castle Orlik here. In the afternoon, we will leave for Zvikovske Podhradi & a Zvikov castle at a junction of the river Vltava and the river Otava. We will be accommodated there. Optional visit of Zvikov castle is recommended.

Day 4   Zvíkovské Podhradí - Písek : cycling 29 km / 18 miles  (terrain elevation)
Today we will ride from Zvikov through the romantic landscape and forests into a smaller town Pisek. Pisek City was founded on the banks of the river Otava Czech kings in the 13th century. From this period also comes his biggest sight - the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic, which is older than the Charles Bridge in Prague. Thanks to the gold-gold mining Otava Pisek is Zvíkov castle soon became an important commercial center. This romantic city, still called the city students, after 1989 blossomed into beauty. Houses, parks and monuments are all newly revised and creates an unforgettable atmosphere for tourists, well-being and relaxation.

Day 5   Písek - Hluboká - České Budějovice : cycling 55 km / 34 miles  (terrain elevation) + (terrain elevation)
From Pisek, we will set out on a route to Hluboka chateaux, also called the Pearl of Southern Bohemia. After optional visit of the chateaux we will finish today’s route in Ceske Budejovice, a city of the famous brewery Budvar / Budweiser and a unique historical monument from 1825 - the first and biggest horse railroads in Europe, which once connected Austrian city of Linz and Ceske Budejovice. After a dinner with Budvar beer, we definitely recommend you to enjoy a romantic evening walk round the city center.

Day 6   České Budějovice - Český Krumlov : cycling 31 km / 19 miles  (terrain elevation)
České Budějovice Town hall We will say good-bye to Ceske Budejovice and will go through a beautiful landscape us to Cesky Krumlov - a last UNESCO place in the Bohemia. We will spend here unforgettable moments walking through historical lanes; we can visit the chateaux and its tower, a museum of medieval torture tools and many other interesting things.

Day 7   Český Krumlov - Třeboň : cycling 53 km / 33 miles  (terrain elevation)
Another route will take us from Cesky krumlov through the landscape of ponds to a spa city of Trebon. We will spend here some relaxing moments in the historical centre - urban listed preserve - and can also visit a chateau and its romantic garden. You may also wish to purchase a spa procedure in a local spa.

Day 8   Třeboň - Jindřichův Hradec : cycling 53 km / 33 miles  (terrain elevation)
We are leaving Trebon and are looking forward to the city of Jindrichuv Hradec. Its well-kept historical centre will fascinate us with Hluboká chateaux its picturesqueness and we will certainly be tempted by a visit of a museum and the biggest mechanical Bethlehem in the world. Or a visit of one of the biggest chateauxs in Czechia?

Day 9a   Jindřichův Hradec - Slavonice : cycling 47 km / 29 miles  (terrain elevation)
We will say good-bye to Jindrichuv Hradec and will go through a beautiful landscape of a national park called the Czech Canada. We will pass by a ruin of Landstejn castle and will come to Slavonice - another historical centre and city at a border of three lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. After the accommodation and relaxation we can visit a wine cellar in the evening.

Day 9b   Jindřichův Hradec - Telč - Slavonice : cycling 66 km / 41 miles  (terrain elevation)+ (terrain elevation)
We will say good-bye to Jindrichuv Hradec and will go through a rugged beautiful landscape to Telc called the "Moravian Venice" or "Pearl of the Highlands". Telc was probably founded in the mid 13th century and from this century is also the oldest monument Jindřichův Hradec of the late Romanesque tower of St. Spirit. In 1339 was Telc changed into medieval water fortress. The historic city center was registered in 1992 in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. After a tour of the historic center of Telc and possibly Telc chateaux we will continue to Slavonice - another historical centre and city at a border of three lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. After the accommodation and relaxation we can visit a wine cellar in the evening.

Day 10   Slavonice - Zwettl (Austria) : cycling 61 km / 38 miles  (terrain elevation)
We have passed the last night in the Czech Republic and will continue into the first Austrian city - Zwettl. Path leads us beautiful wooded landscape „Green Waldviertel“, then over the border crossing into Austria called “Trojmezi” - boundary stone of three countries, Austria, Bohemia and Moravia. We spend the first night in Austria - Zwettl town. Zwettl was founded by the knights of Kuenring and was first mentioned in a monastery record in 1139. We look forward to the next tour, which takes us into the Krems city center beautiful romantic Unesco city on the Danube - Melk.

Day 11   Zwettl - Melk : cycling 60 km / 37 miles  (terrain elevation)
In the morning we leave Zwettl. This day’s route is a little more difficult, it will lead us beautiful wooded and rugged landscape. We will have a short breaks in a picturesque points and then will hit the road to the Unesco city Melk. At the point where the Danube enters the region of the Wachau lies the little town of Melk, dominated by the massive bulk of the Benedictine abbey, one of the best known and most splendid monastic houses in Austria. We will arrive in Melk afternoon and therefore we have time to visit the famous Melk Benedictine abbey. Overnight here.

Day 12   Melk - Krems an Donau : cycling 38 km / 24 miles  (terrain elevation)
Vienna This day’s route is very easy, it will lead us alongside the river Danube through Unesco Wachau valley to Krems an Donau. The Wachau valley begins just where the magnificent baroque Abbey Melk arises on the southern bank. It is also a pleasure garden, and one of the most beautiful river valleys on the world. In 2000, the Wachau was declared part of the UNESCO World heritage. This unique work of art extends up to the city of Krems 40 km. Krems is one of the oldest towns in Austria, whose history is more ancient than a thousand years. The historical center of Krems is one of the most beautiful in Europe and in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Overnight here.

Day 13   Krems an Donau - Vienna : cycling 83 km / 51 miles  (terrain elevation)
This day´s route is not difficult, it will lead us alongside the river Danube; we will have a short break in a picturesque city of Klosterneuburg and then will hit the road to the capital of Austria. We will arrive in Vienna late afternoon and therefore we have Bratislava castle time to visit only if it extends to our program for one day.

Day 14   Vienna - Bratislava (Slovakia) : cycling 72 km / 45 miles  (terrain elevation)
+ (terrain elevation)
A third capital city and a third country, which we will visit on our cycle tour, is Bratislava - the capital of Slovakia. To take advantage of leisure time, we will take a walk through Bratislava´s historical centre; we can recommend you to visit the Bratislava castle or castle Děvín above Danube, but probably the following day during the day off. But only if we extend our program for one day. Having bought some presents and enjoyed suppertime farewell in a restaurant or tavern, we are looking forward to Hungary.

Day 15   Bratislava - Mosonmagyarovar (Hungary) : cycling 39 km / 24 miles  (terrain elevation) + (terrain elevation)
We will depart from Bratislava and alongside the Danube we will come to a large lake - the megalomaniac dam of Gabcikovo, built Esztergom during the period of socialism. Originally it be a joint Czechoslovak-Hungarian building with a view both to prevent flooding in this area, both to improve the navigability of the river. Then we continue to Rajka - first Hungarian town on our bike tour. After a short break we leave for spa town Mosonmagyaovar. Above all things the town's most valuable treasure is its thermal water, which is one of the five best medical thermal waters in Europe. Accommodation here.

Day 16   Mosonmagyarovar - Gyor : cycling 43 km / 27 miles  (terrain elevation)
This day’s route is short and very easy, it will lead us through hinterland. We will bike through the small villages into one of the
largest towns in Hungary - Gyor city. Győr, this ancient and living town hosts a vast array of architectural, cultural and natural treasures. Győr, Hungary's second richest town in historic buildings outside Budapest has won Europe-award for the protection of the historic buildings, in acknowledgment of the reconstruction of the Baroque centre of the town. Churches, palaces, museums, characteristic corner-balconies and narrow lanes, all reminders of a historic past, invite visitors to take a walk in the centre of the Budapest town. Overnight here.

Day 17   Gyor - Komárno (Slovakia) : cycling 55 km / 34 miles  (terrain elevation)
In the morning you can enjoy the last breakfast in Slovak Republic. Also, the last Slovak route is very light and lead us into Sturovo / Esztergom, a frontier city divided into two parts by the border - Slovakian and Hungarian.. However, we will spend the night already on the Hungarian side not forgetting to visit the city centre with its famous basilica.

Day 18a   Komárno - Esztergom (Hungary) : cycling 53 km / 33 miles  (terrain elevation)
In the morning you can enjoy the last breakfast in Slovak Republic. Also, the last Slovak route is very light and lead us into Sturovo / Esztergom, a frontier city divided into two parts by the border - Slovakian and Hungarian. However, we will spend the night already on the Hungarian side not forgetting to visit the city centre with its famous basilica.
Budapest bridge
Day 18b   Komárno - Tata - Esztergom (Hungary) : cycling 69 km / 43 miles  (terrain elevation)
In the morning you can enjoy the last breakfast in Slovak Republic. We will say good-bye to Komarno on the Slovak side and will go through the Hungarian side through the city of Tata to the town Esztergom. This bike route is a little longer and last time, we can try ride through a fragmented landscape. We will spend the night already on the Hungarian side not forgetting to visit the city centre with its famous basilica.

Day 19   Esztergom - Budapest : cycling 74 km / 46 miles  (terrain elevation)
Enjoy one of the most beautiful part of cycle tracks in Hungary, leading through Szentendre village – an open-air museum. When we have visited it, we will pass through Szentendre city and are drawing nearer to Budapest - the goal of our journey. We will accommodate and dine with a subsequent walk through nocturnal Budapest. Because we did not have time to look at Budapest, we recommend to extend your stay by one day. This day is for relaxation and farewell at the same time and it is a day for the last UNESCO heritage on our tour. Therefore we will visit Buda Castle Quarter, maybe the Parliament; we can recharge the batteries on top of Gelert in a spa. Shopping in the city centre on a pedestrian zone and farewell dinner in a restaurant will follow.

Day 20   Budapest departure day
We have packed and are waiting for our VAN, which will take us from the hotel to the airport. We are looking forward to go home, yet inwardly we promise to come back at some stage in the future.




Self-guided bicycle tour - service at price

Quantity of persons :  2 - 20

* one transfer Prague airport - hotel & Budapest hotel - airport
* visit the most beautiful tourist and Unesco sites in the Czech Republic & Austria & Slovakia & Hungary
* accommodation in selected 3*, 4*, 5* hotels or pensions
* all rooms with privat bad or shower and toilet
* 19 breakfasts
* reliable transportation of baggage
* quality bike rental & bikes delivery (to Prague hotel & from Budapest hotel)
* original package of cycling maps & town maps
* mile by mile Itinerary & graphs / terrain elevation & optional sightseeings recommendation
* GPS console with programmed routes
* Emergency service

Price per person - 3* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3  /  4 - 5  /  6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 2 815  /  EUR 2 695  /  EUR 2 535
EUR 470  /  single supplement


Price per person - 4* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3  /  4 - 5  /  6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 3 095  /  EUR 2 945  /  EUR 2 785
EUR 530  /  single supplement


Price per person - 5* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3  /  4 - 5  /  6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 3 329  /  EUR 3 159  /  EUR 2 999
EUR 650  /  single supplement


Discount
for more then 10 persons in the group

On request
the tour shortening or extension

Guided bicycle tour - service at price

Quantity of persons : 6 - 20

* visit the most beautiful tourist and Unesco sites in the Czech Republic & Austria & Slovakia & Hungary
* accommodation in selected 3* hotels or pensions
* all rooms with privat bad or shower and toilet
* 19 breakfasts
* welcome dinner incl. welcome drink
* 3 group dinners
* farewell dinner
* VAN / CAR support with a reliable transportation of baggage
* professional licensed guide English speaking
* mile by mile Itinerary, graphs / terrain elevation, route instructions
* original package of cycling maps & town maps (for the Guide only)

* daily briefings

Price per person / 3* hotels
EUR 2 699 / shared double room
EUR 470 / single supplement

Discount
for more then 10 persons in the group

Supplement
* quality selected 4 stars or 5 stars hotels (for the whole group only)
* half board
* quality bike rental & bikes delivery (to Prague hotel & from Budapest hotel)
EUR 280 per bike

On request
the tour shortening or extension (for the whole group only)







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