Arrive in Prague and head out onto the cobbled streets where you’re likely to find a beer hall around the corner. Optional activities such as visiting the Kafka Museum or going on an Urban Adventure beer and tapas tour can be booked.
After a guided tour of Prague in the morning, take the train (or vehicle, depending on group size) to the historic capital city of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice. You’ll have a bike fitting upon arrival, which will set you on your way for a short cycle in and around the city along with your journey to Vienna. As Ceske Budejovice is the home of Budweiser, it’d be rude not to take the option of a brewery tour to learn all about the beer’s history and have a pint at the onsite bar.
Wake up bright and early, refreshed for your first day en route to Vienna. Pedal into the picturesque rolling hills of the South Bohemian countryside and forests as you make your way to Cesky Krumlov. The medieval town has much to explore, which you can do at your leisure in the afternoon. Wander the hidden alleyways, or hike up to the state castle at Krizova Hora. Or, if you aren’t in need of a rest from today’s cycling, book a canoe trip along the river.
Today you’ll cycle alongside the Vlata River on your way to stunning Lipno Lake. The large lake near the Czech-Austrian border will provide the perfect place to stop and relax by its southern shore near the town of Lipno nad Vitavou. Then, a transfer by car will take you back to the Danube, this time in Ardagger. Take a break from cycling in this sleepy town, and make sure to try out the local Austrian cuisine for dinner!
Ride flat, traffic free cycle paths alongside the Danube River and admire the vast sparkling waters and surrounding countryside. Your next destination is the beautifully built town of Melk, which you’ll spot from afar due Melk Abbey’s high towers and domes. We’d definitely recommend visiting Melk Abbey, a grand monastery sitting above the Danube River. Old Town Melk is also well worth a wander, where you can explore its colourful squares and side streets.
Back in the saddle, you’ll meet the Danube’s river banks and traffic free cycle paths once again. There are a couple short steep hills on this route, however the views from the top of the climbs are worth the effort! Pass quaint villages, a few sandy beaches and the UNESCO listed Wachau vineyards, famous for its wine dating back to the Middle Ages. Embrace the descent as you make your way into Krems an der Donau, your stop for tonight.
Your final day on the bike travels on the Danube’s picturesque cycle paths to Austria’s capital city, the charming Vienna. Before hitting the saddle, you’ll be transferred to the start point in Tulln. Famous for it’s passion for the arts, culture and food, Vienna is a fascinating city to discover by foot. Make sure to try the local cuisine, such as an apple strudel, sacher torte, schnitzel and goulash. There will also be an orientation tour of Vienna, which will further immerse you into learning about Vienna’s history and culture.
With the cycling all finished you are free to explore more of Vienna at your leisure, which we highly recommend. There is so much to see and do! Or, say farewell to your fellow cyclists and head home to share your memories with friends and family.
Cycling from Prague to Vienna provides an opportunity to experience central Europe’s beautiful countryside. Ride against a backdrop of traditional villages, the mighty Danube River and hilltop castles that will relax and inspire you. There are no major climbs on these route, and you will mostly ride along flat, traffic free cycle paths. Because of the wealth of culture, you will be treated to tours and free leisure time in the Bohemian Prague and Classical Vienna, and every town in between.