Bohemia and Moravia

Wonderful itinerary among the charming villages of Telc e Cesky Krumlov and the castles of Bohemia and southern Moravia, surrounded by stunning landscapes and lush nature

guided tour
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€ 1.120,00

  • FROM 18 TO 26 AUGUST 2018
  • 9 days, 8 nights
  • medium
  • Min. 14 participants
  • Panorama su Cesky Krumlov
  • Telc, namesti Zachariase z Hradce
  • Castello di Vranov nad Dyji
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A long part of the tour tracks the Prague-Vienna Greenway, which runs through the Southern Bohemia close to the Austrian borderline from Mikulov to Jindrichuv Hradec. We add some variations to this trail and undertake other bike itineraries, to visit among others the lovely cities of Telc e Cesky Krumlov, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The environment is a relaxing undulating countryside, with torrents, woods, romantic flowering gardens, city centers, castle and abbeys of undiminished beauty.

This tour features both a great naturalistic value and artistic and architectonical wonders. Stunning castles and charming villages enhance the beauty of the natural landscapes. The territory, both in the cities and the countryside, is really tidy and preserved, a feast for the eyes.

  • DAY 1 / Arrive to Mikulov

    Arrive to Mikulov
    • Individual transfer to Vienna. Meeting at the main train station, then transfer to Mikulov (just participants, not bikes). Meeting with the agency in the hotel: briefing and bike delivery.

      Overnight in Mikulov: Hotel Volarik ****

  • DAY 2 / Mikulov > Znojmo

    Approximately 70 km – some small climbs – altitude 150 m
    • The tour starts off in Mikulov, lovely little city situated in the Plava flat region dominated by its large castle. We head then to Znojmo, old royal city with important buildings and Roman marks, built on a cliff that overlooks the Dyie river.

      Overnight in Znojmo: Hotel Premium ****

       

  • DAY 3 / Znojmo > Slavonice

    Approximately 75 km – some climbs – altitude 500 m
    • We cycle to the fabulous castle of Vranov nad Dyji, built on a hill during the XVIII century, and then through the cultivated countryside to the Austrian border, where the military barracks of the Cold War are still to be seen. Finally, we get to Slavonice, where we can admire the beautiful main square surrounded by building of the Renaissance, all decorated with frescos and graffiti.

      Overnight in Slavonice: Hotel Arkáda *** 

  • DAY 4 / Slavonice > Telc

    Approximately 35 km – some climbs – altitude 220 m
    • In Kostelní Vydrí we visit the Carmelitane sanctuary and after a relaxing break we get to Telc. Telc is a unique city, it features a wonderful square flanked by houses which fronts and arcades are patterned with different colors and drawings, then parks, lakes and ancient walls. After the marvelous square, the gothic castle is a noteworthy city monument. Guided visit of the square and the externals of the castle is included.

      Overnight in Telc: Hotel U Hrabenky ****

  • DAY 5 / Telc > Jindrichuv Hradec

    Approximately 45 km – some climbs – altitude 250 m
    • Our route brings us among forests, beautiful countryside and a tiny lake, in front of which we have dinner. We finally get to Jindrichuv Hradec, with a lovely castle, which was one of the most important towns in Bohemia during the Middle Age. The The shape of the castle, symbol of the town, is romantically reflected on the water of the fishpond of Vajgar: it features a beautiful hanging garden with a charming red and white tower.

      Overnight in  Jindrichuv Hradec: Hotel Concertino ****

  • DAY 6 / Jindrichuv Hradec > Trebon

    Approximately 70 km – some climbs – altitude 250 m
    • We follow a stretch of the Prague – Vienna Greenway and suddenly Carvenha Llota (the red castle) appears in a romantic scenario, surrounded by a lake and a forest. The next landscape is the large natural reserve of Trebonsko, rich in lakes and ponds. The town of Trebon, facing a lake, has a preserved old centre and a Renaissance castle, with a green park all around its bastions.

      Overnight in Trebon: Hotel Zlatá hvezda **** 

  • DAY 7 / Trebon > Cesky Krumlov

    Approximately 70 km – some climbs – altitude 650 m
    • Our last stage is slightly challenging but the route is really pleasant. We enjoy a coffee in the beautiful Ceské Budejovice, the main city of the district, founded in 1265 by king Premysl Otakar II at the confluence of the rivers Vltava and Malse: it’s famous for the lovely square, the biggest and one of the most ancient in Bohemia. We flank the river Moldava, then we get to the Cistercian monastery Zlatá Koruna, a rich monument in gothic style. We enjoy a great view over Cesky Krumlov from the top of the last hill of our bike trip, then we ride down and we reach the charming town, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

      Overnight in Cesky Krumlov: Hotel Bellevue **** 

  • DAY 8 / Free day in Cesky Krumlov

    Free day in Cesky Krumlov
    • Breakfast in the hotel, free day dedicated to the visit of the marvelous city of ?esky Krumlov.

      Overnight in Cesky Krumlov: Hotel Bellevue ****  

  • DAY 9 / Departure from Prague

    Departure from Prague
    • Breakfast in the hotel in Cesky Krumlov. In the mornig, transfer in minibus (without bikes) to Prague. Free day and individual trip back.

Fee per person
  • € 1.120 in double room
  • € 1.330 in single room
  • € 1.190 in triple room

The route

The tour is a 6 days bike route from Mikulov to Cesky Krumlov. The trail is mostly on secondary roads with low car traffic, and short stretches with middle car traffic. The road bank is mostly asphalt, with the exception of some short stretches of smooth dirt road. The path is partly flat and partly up and down with some shorts climbs.

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  • Included
    • 8 overnights with breakfast in four stars hotels, only one three stars hotel
    • 8 city taxes
    • 7 dinners with local recipes, side dishes and drinks (½ l water, 1 glass of wine wine or 300 cl beer)
    • 6 pic-nics with bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert and ½ l water
    • 2 tour guides: one on bike and one on the support vehicle; 3 tour guides from 17 participants
    • Guided tour of Vranov nad Dyji Castle
    • Guided tour of Telc old town
    • Support vehicle with luggage transportation, pic-nic service and assistance
    • Medical and luggage insurance
    • Minibus transfer from Vienna to Mikulov (going) and from Cecky Krumlov to Prague (back), in order to facilitate arrival and departure to those who wants to reach the cities by train or airplane.
  • Not included
    • Bike rental
    • 1 dinner, 1 lunch, entrance to museums or monuments
    • Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “included”
  • Extra
    • € 100 bike rental
    • € 200 e-bike rental
    • € 5 helmet rental
    • € 80 per bike tranport on the agency’s van

Please note

Bike rental

Padlock and one waterproof side bike pannier “Ortleb” are included in the bike rental. Bike delivery and retired on the spot. Discover our bikes here.

Hotels

Details about the hotels are written on the program; due to reason of force majeure, hotels may be substitute with others of the same (or higher) category.

Participants numbers

Minimum 14 – maximum 24 participants.

Information about the price, booking, substitution and penalties

250 € needs to be deposited as downpayment at the moment of the enrolment. Once the tour is confirmed, balance needs to be deposited not later than 30 days before the departure.

Customer renouncing may be substitute by another person if the organizer receives written notice. The substitute must satisfy all the conditions necessary to the service fruition. The substitute must reimburse the organizer for all the secretarial allowances, 20 € are to be deposited plus any extra costs related with the substitution.

If the customer withdraws from the contract, penalties are applied. Penalties may be refunded by the withdraw insurance, if taken out. Penalties are: from the moment of the enrolment to 46 days before departure, the downpayment; 45 days before departure, 50% of the cost of the tour; 30 days before departure, full cost of the tour.

Information and program changes

Full information will send via email before the departure, with tour leaders’ name and contacts. Due to logistic or weather problems, there might be some program changes.