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.
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 ****
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 ****
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 ***
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 ****
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 ****
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 ****
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 ****
Breakfast in the hotel, free day dedicated to the visit of the marvelous city of ?esky Krumlov.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov: Hotel Bellevue ****
Breakfast in the hotel in Cesky Krumlov. In the mornig, transfer in minibus (without bikes) to Prague. Free day and individual trip back.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum 14 – maximum 24 participants.
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.
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.