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19 nights | 34 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 3059
Self guided from EUR € 3099
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
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19 nights | 34 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 3059
Self guided from EUR € 3099

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

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  • Prague-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest

    19 night guided or self guided bike tour in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia

    This romantic route is designed to highlight the most significant landmarks of UNESCO heritage and the most beautiful places. The tour leads through 4 countries of Middle Europe – the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

    We will visit 8 most renowned UNESCO landmarks, various urban listed preserves, and the southern part of the Czech Republic, which with its landscape and beautiful castles and chateaus is the most scenic area in the Czech Republic.

    This tour includes 19 nights with 18 days of cycling without any van transfers. On the self-guided tour, your route can be altered with extra nights to give you enough time for landmarks, relaxing, and entertainment.

    The tour can be shortened or extended at your request, or transfers in a van can replace some parts of the tour.

    Please note the guided tour requires a minimum of 6 participants, with a maximum of 20. The self-guided tour requires a minimum of 2 participants, with a maximum of 20. Medical insurance is recommended for participation.

    Highlights

    UNESCO historical centers

    • Prague
    • Cesky krumlov
    • Telc
    • Melk city center & Benedictine Abbey
    • Wachau Valley
    • Krems an Donau
    • Vienna
    • Budapest

    Other recommended wonderful sights and places along routes

    • Castle Karlstejn
    • Chateaux Dobris (overnight here)
    • Zdakovsky bridge
    • Orlik dam
    • Orlik water chateaux
    • Zvikov castle
    • Pisek
    • Hluboka chateaux
    • Spa city Trebon
    • Jindrichuv Hradec
    • Czech Canada
    • Landstejn castle
    • Slavonice city center
    • Bratislava
    • Esztergom

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    Not sure which tour to book? Learn about the differences between guided and self-guided tours.

  • Traveler photos

    • Ceske Krumlov castle (photo by Mycycle50)
    • Photo 2 (photo by Mycycle50)
    • Cesko food (photo by Mycycle50)
  • Daily program

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

    Day 2: Prague – Karlstejn – Dobris (41 miles/66 km)
    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 settled, we can set out on a visit of the beautiful chateaux with a large French garden. And we must ask the question - are we spending a night in an authentic chateau? It will be an unforgettable experience for us.
    Overnight in Dobris.

    Day 3: Dobris – Zvikovske Podhradi (42 miles/67 km)
    From Dobris, 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 33 km/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 and a Zvikov castle at a junction of the river Vltava and the river Otava. We will be accommodated there. An optional visit of Zvikov castle is recommended.
    Overnight in Zvikov.

    Day 4: Zvikovske Podhradi – Pisek (18 miles/29 km)
    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 by 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 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 create an unforgettable atmosphere for tourists, well-being, and relaxation.
    Overnight in Pisek.

    Day 5: Pisek – Hluboka – Ceske Budejovice (34 miles/55 km)
    From Pisek, we will set out on a route to Hluboka chateaux, also called the Pearl of Southern Bohemia. After an 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 around the city center.
    Overnight in Ceske Budejovice.

    Day 6: Ceske Budejovice – Cesky Krumlov (31 km/19 miles)
    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.
    Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

    Day 7: Cesky Krumlov – Trebon (33 miles/53 km)
    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 center - urban listed preserve - and can also visit a chateau and its romantic garden. You may also wish to purchase a spa treatment in a local spa.
    Overnight in Trebon.

    Day 8: Trebon – Jindrichuv Hradec (33 miles/53 km)
    We are leaving Trebon and are looking forward to the city of Jindrichuv Hradec. Its well-kept historical center will fascinate us with 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 to one of the biggest chateaux in Czechia.
    Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

    Day 9: Jindrichuv Hradec – Slavonice (29 miles/47 km or 41 miles/66 km)
    Today you will choose from two route options, both of which end in Slavonice.

    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 center 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.

    OR

    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 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 center 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.
    Overnight in Slavonice.

    Day 10: Slavonice – Zwettl, Austria (38 miles/61 km)
    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 beautiful romantic Unesco city on the Danube - Melk.
    Overnight in Zwettl.

    Day 11: Zwettl – Melk (37 miles/60 km)
    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 in Melk.

    Day 12: Melk – Krems (24 miles/38 km)
    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. 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 in Krems.

    Day 13: Krems – Vienna (51 miles/83 km)
    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. (It is recommended to spend an additional day in Vienna.)
    Overnight in Vienna.

    Day 14: Vienna – Bratislava, Slovak Republic (45 miles/72 km)
    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 center; we can recommend you to visit the Bratislava castle or castle Děvín above Danube. (We recommend spending an extra day in Bratislava). Having bought some presents and enjoyed suppertime farewell in a restaurant or tavern, we are looking forward to Hungary.
    Overnight in Bratislava.

    Day 15: Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (24 miles/39 km)
    We will depart from Bratislava and alongside the Danube we will come to a large lake - the megalomaniac dam of Gabcikovo, built 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.
    Overnight in Mosonmagyarovar.

    Day 16 Mosonmagyarovar – Gyor (27 miles/43 km)
    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 center 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 center of the town.
    Overnight in Gyor.

    Day 17: Gyor – Komarno, Slovakia (34 miles/55 km)
    Our next day trip will cycle back to the Danube River. This day’s route is also very easy and it will lead us again on the Slovak side of the city of Komarno. Komarno, situated at the confluence of the rivers Vah and Danube is one of the oldest settlements in the Carpathian basin. It is a town with a rich history. Its territory has been systematically inhabited since the Early Bronze Age. Most of the cultural and historical memorials are in the historical centre. At the moment Komarno is a busy frontier town of the Slovak republic.
    Overnight in Komarno.

    Day 18: Komarno – Esztergom, Hungary (33 miles/53 km or 43 miles/69 km)
    Today you can choose between two different routes that lead to the same city, Esztergom. You could choose to travel on the Slovakian side or the Hungarian side on your way to Esztergom.

    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 center with its famous basilica.

    OR

    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 center with its famous basilica.
    Overnight in Esztergom.

    Day 19: Esztergom – Budapest (46 miles/74 km)
    Enjoy one of the most beautiful parts 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 extending your stay. 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 center on a pedestrian zone and farewell dinner in a restaurant will follow.
    Overnight in Budapest.

    Day 20: Budapest departure
    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.

    Surface and terrain

    The cycle path is marked, and 90% of the time the route is on blacktop cycle paths or on roads with low motor traffic.


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels and pensions. It may be possible upgrade to 4- and 5-star accommodations for a surcharge based on the preference of the group. Please inquire for further details.

    Salvator, Prague
    www.salvator.cz

    Chateaux Dobris, Pribram
    www.zamekdobris.cz

    Zvikov, Zvikovske Podhradi
    www.hotelzvikov.cz

    U Kaplicky, Pisek
    www.ukaplicky.cz

    Clarion, Ceske Budejovice
    www.clarioncongresshotel.com

    U Maleho Vitka, Cesky Krumlov
    www.vitekhotel.cz

    Zlata Hvezda, Trebon
    www.zlatahvezda.cz

    Pension Na 15. poledniku, Jindrichuv Hradec

    Arkada, Slavonice
    www.hotelarkada.cz

    Bergwirt Schrammel, Zwettl
    www.hotel-bergwirt.at

    Unter den Linden, Krems
    www.udl.at

    Am Brillantengrund, Vienna
    www.brillantengrund.at

    Ibis Bratislava centrum, Bratislava
    www.ibishotel.com

    Panorama, Mosonmagyarovar
    www.panoramahotel.hu

    Ibis, Gyor
    www.ibis.com

    Banderium, Komarno
    www.banderium.sk

    Bazilika Panzio, Esztergom
    www.bazilika.eu

    Ibis Center, Budapest
    www.ibis.com

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start
    Nearest airport and train station: Prague, Czech Republic

    Tour End
    Nearest airport and train station: Budapest, Hungary

    Private transfers available upon request from Prague airport to start hotel, or from the final hotel to the Budapest airport at the beginning/end of the tour. Please inquire at the time of booking.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Self-guided: Daily: Apr 18-Sep 19, 2022 (minimum 2 persons)
    Guided: Jun 6, 2022 (minimum 6 persons)

    Prices

    Self-guided package
    Category A: 4- and 5-star hotels

    Per person, double occupancy € 3729
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 720

    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike € 280

    Extra Nights

    Prague - Per person, double occupancy € 160
    Cesky Krumlov - Per person, double occupancy € 130
    Vienna - Per person, double occupancy € 160
    Bratislava - Per person, double occupancy € 110
    Budapest - Per person, double occupancy € 120

    Self-guided package
    Category B: 3- and 4-star hotels

    Per person, double occupancy € 3329
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 555

    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike € 280

    Extra Nights

    Prague - Per person, double occupancy € 70
    Cesky Krumlov - Per person, double occupancy € 70
    Vienna - Per person, double occupancy € 100
    Bratislava - Per person, double occupancy € 70
    Budapest - Per person, double occupancy € 65

    Self-guided package
    Category C: 3-star hotels

    Per person, double occupancy € 3099
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 510

    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike € 280

    Extra Nights

    Prague - Per person, double occupancy € 55
    Cesky Krumlov - Per person, double occupancy € 50
    Vienna - Per person, double occupancy € 75
    Bratislava - Per person, double occupancy € 50
    Budapest - Per person, double occupancy € 55

    Guided package

    Per person, double occupancy € 3059
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 510

    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike € 280

    Extra Nights

    Prague - Per person, double occupancy € 55
    Budapest - Per person, double occupancy € 55

    Included services

    Self-guided tour includes:

    • 19 nights accommodation in the booked category
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Luggage transfers
    • Mile by mile itinerary and graphs, including terrain/elevation and optional sightseeing recommendations; package of original cycling maps and town maps
    • Emergency service in case of questions or problems
    • GPS console with programmed routes
    • Transfer from the Prague airport to your hotel on Day 1
    • Transfer from the hotel in Budapest to the Budapest airport on Day 20
    • Quality hybrid bikes

    Guided tour includes:

    • 19 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels and pensions
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Luggage transfers
    • Professional licensed guide, daily briefings, mile by mile itinerary, graphs/terrain elevation, and route instructions
    • Van support
    • Hybrid touring bike
    • Welcome dinner including welcome drink
    • 3 group dinners
    • Farewell dinner

    The self-guided tour requires a minimum of 2 and has a maximum of 20.
    The guided tour requires a minimum of 6 and has a maximum of 20 participants.
    Medical insurance is recommended for participation.


    Bike rentals

    Bikes available on this tour, and included in the tour cost (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Hybrid touring bikes: 16- or 24-speed, sizes 16"-24"

    Bikes available to rent on this tour (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Electrically-assisted bikes*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Bikes come equipped with:

    • Mudguards
    • Rear rack with panniers
    • Kickstand
    • Front and tail light
    • Water bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Handlebar bag
    • Saddle bag
    • Water bottle (gift from CZET )
    • Pump, lock, repair kit and tools (inner tube, keys, tire levers, patch kit)

    Pedals:
    The bikes are equipped with flat, strappy or SPD pedals. You may bring your own pedals if desired.

    Helmets:
    Although helmet rental is available, we recommend bringing your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Htim November 21, 2019

      Historic Cities,Castles and Countryside

      Delightful and sometimes challenging tour through southern Chechia, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Good to excellent accommodations. Many old castles, chateaus, and classic walled medieval towns made for an enchanting experience. The tour provider was excellent. The routes were interesting and sometimes challenging. Most cycling was on paved roads but there were several stretches of unsaved roads and even trails. Navigation with the Garmin unit provided proved generally very good, but some independent navigation skills were sometimes needed, such as when there were unexpected detours for construction. Bicycles were adequate.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September to October 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      12
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Timr October 9, 2019

      Great Long Tour of Czechia, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary

      We had never been to this part of the world but were intrigued by the great cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest as well as by the innumerable castles, chateaus, and charming small towns. We were not disappointed. Nearly 3 weeks of cycling the area satisfied exceeded our expectations. As we self-guided, we had to be ever vigilant with navigation, but the Garmin never failed to deliver (although some unexpected road construction sometimes required creative navigation). Hotels were all in the range of good to excellent. Tour provider CZ Tours was always responsive to our concerns and always made sure luggage and other transfers happened in a timely way. Very happy with this excellent adventure.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 18-October 9, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      7
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 10, 2019

        Tim - thanks kindly for this review! We're so delighted that you enjoyed this part of the world - we also feel it's a bit of a hidden (and lesser-traveled) gem. We love that you embraced creative navigation. And thank you for noting this tour requires attention to navigation. We really appreciate knowing these aspects so we may better assist future clients in booking tours that fit their preferences. Thanks again, and so, so glad you are happy with your adventure.

      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Mycycle50 July 1, 2019

      Very beautiful but more difficult than advertised.

      Our outfitter provided lots of info- maps, gps routes and suggested sites to visit. Some very rough roads, some steep hills.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 22 to June 15
      How many tours have you completed?
      9
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Ceske Krumlov castle (photo by Mycycle50)
      • Photo 2 (photo by Mycycle50)
      • Cesko food (photo by Mycycle50)
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe July 2, 2019

        Thanks kindly for your review. We're glad to hear that the operator provided material aplenty to guide you on your trip. We appreciate you letting us know that you experienced some rough roads and steep hills. That's wonderful information for future clients considering this tour to be aware of.

      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection