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Prague to Vienna Guided Cycling Holiday

7 nights from £1840.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Cycling beside the great Danube River
  • Diverse scenery, including cities, quaint towns and countryside
  • Traditional European architecture
  • Europe’s best beer and an optional brewery tour
Prague to Vienna Guided Cycling Holiday
7 nights from £1840.00
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WE LOVEEuropean Architecture
Feast your eyes on some of the best preserved buildings in Europe, ranging from the Bohemian in Prague to the Classical in Vienna.
WE LOVEBeautiful Rural Landscapes
Serene scenes of castles atop hills, the romantic villages of the Danube River and mystic forests layer each of your rides.

What's Included

Day By Day Prague to Vienna Guided Cycling Holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival in Prague

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.

Day 2Ride Around Ceske Budejovice

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.

Total distance30kmTotal climb200m
Day 3Ceske Budejovice to Cesky Krumlov

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.

Total distance35kmTotal climb600m
Day 4Cesky Krumlov to Ardagger

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!

Total distance42kmTotal climb680m
Day 5Ardagger to Melk

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.

Total distance53kmTotal climb150m
Day 6 Melk to Krems an der Donau

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.

Total distance43kmTotal climb220m
Day 7Krems an der Donau

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.

Total distance40kmTotal climb100m
Day 8Final Day in Vienna

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.

Departure Dates

4 May 2024 (Saturday)
1 June 2024 (Saturday)
29 June 2024 (Saturday)
10 August 2024 (Saturday)
24 August 2024 (Saturday)
7 September 2024 (Saturday)
21 September 2024 (Saturday)

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What to ExpectFrom Medieval Villages to the Danube River

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.

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How's the Weather? in Prague to Vienna

SpringMarch to May
Pleasant temperatures, not too hot or cold, and blooming flowers makes Prague and Vienna beautiful places to cycle between in spring.
SummerJune to August
Temperatures are fairly hot in summer (on average 22C), especially in July. Great weather for cycling in, and to get a tan on at the same time!
Autumn September to November
The scenery during August turns beautifully colourful, with leaves turning shades of red, yellow and orange. Temperatures are still warm but decreases into November.
WinterDecember to February
Winter is cold with the high potential for snow - not ideal cycling conditions. A beautiful time to visit if you don't mind wrapping up, however not on the bike.

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