CZECHIAAUSTRIA | PRAGUE TO VIENNA TOURING PREMIUM

Prague to Vienna

Touring Premium Private Package

 

A premium bike holiday from Prague to Vienna through hidden Eastern and Central Europe with van support. Not only you are going to see two of the most beautiful European Capital cities but you are going to explore hidden corners of Bohemia seldom touched by tourism but so dear to locals.

 

Among the highlights are the medieval city of Hluboka nad Vltavou, Cesky Krumlov and Durnstein.

 

We will connect the land of beer to the land of wine. We will ride over rolling hills, through forests, along hundreds of lakes in the Czech Canada and will zig zag through many vineyards. We will taste both great beer and fine wine. The tour can be done also from Vienna to Prague without losing any appeal.

Mileage / Gain

290 km (180 m) / 2000 mt (6800 ft)

Longest day: 62 km (36 m)

Longest climbing day: 600 mt (2000 ft)

When to go

From mid April to mid October

Level

Recreational

Bike tours with longer stages, some uphills and a wider variety of terrains

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Price per person

2-3 People

3590 €

4-5 People

2890 €

6+ People

2590 €

390 € single room supplement

Do you want to share the ride?

This version could become semi-private if you wish. Which means that you could share the ride with other cyclists (max 8 pax). So you would have the price advantage of shared ride while keeping a high grade of privateness. If you are interested in this option just let us know and we will try to pair you with other like minded cyclist.

You need only van support?

Our “Premium Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 0 - Welcome to Prague

Meeting at our shop for briefing and bike setting.

If you are not in Prague or you have other plans, we pick you up the day after, Day 1,  at 8.00 a.m. at your accomodation and we will set the bikes just before leaving.

DAY 1 - From Tabor to Hluboka Nad Vltavou

62km / 600 mt elevation

Transfer to Tabor and short visit of the beautiful medieval center.

 

After that we will start cycling through the amazing South Bohemian typical landscape: rolling Hills, fields, forests, lakes and old fairytail villages.

 

At the end of the ride we will get to Hluboka Nad Vltavou, where the famous Hluboka castle is. Hluboká – due to its scale, character, original furnishings and extensive park – is one of the most significant Romantic monuments in the European and world context.

DAY 2 - From Hluboká nad Vltavou to Český Krumlov

Three available variants: easy, medium and hard

 

Shortest variant: 44 km / 300 mt elevation

 

We start our morning with a visit of Hluboka castle.

 

After that we start cycling and we have 3 different possible variants easy, medium and advanced.

 

The easy and hard version will take us to Ceske Budejovice, a beautiful town with an amazing square, and the famous Unesco town famous for the classical Bohemian architecture Holasovice. In Budejovice we can also visit the iconic Budwar brewery.

 

The medium and hard route will take us through Unesco Holasovice. Holašovice is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. It has a large number of outstanding 18th- and 19th-century vernacular buildings in a style known as ‘South Bohemian folk Baroque’, and preserves a ground plan dating from the Middle Ages.

 

At the end of the day we will arrive in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of Bohemia.

DAY 3 - From Český Krumlov to Třeboň (Czech Canada)

58 km / 500 mt elevation

 

Time to ride east (did you know that Vienna is further east than Prague?!). Today we are going to cross the Czech Canada national reserve.

 

With its ancient network of canals and ponds, peaceful forests, remarkable historical attractions and traditional village architecture this area is among the most important local tourist destinations in the Czech Republic. The natural centre of the region is the bath town Třeboň.

 

The long-standing tradition of fish-farming creates a very genuine atmosphere in the town and its surroundings. We will spend the night there.

DAY 4 - From Třeboň to Slavonice

55 km / 400 mt elevation

 

We will leave Trebon and ride along the border with Austria on the former iron curtain. We will be crossing pristine forests and little villages.

 

After a nice beer at Landstejn castle, we will ride toward the town of Slavonice, 1 km from the Austrian border, where we will spend the night. But just before Slavonice we will visit an area full of bunkers that have been restored for us to see how the iron curtain looked. A local ex soldier will guide us through the history of the place.

 

Slavonice is very popular for its preserved renaissance town centre, for the underground tunnel system dating back to the 12th century. If you are not claustrophobic, you can think about a visit of the underground town. A unique experience!

DAY 5 - From Rosenburg castle to Durnstein (Wachau)

44 km / 300 mt elevation

 

Depart by minivan this morning the picturesque Waldviertal region. After a display of royal falconry in renaissance-era Rosenburg Castle, start swooping down through the thousand-year old riverside towns of the Kamptal wine region.

 

After glorious pedalling through vineyards and orchards, descend further to the Danube, finishing your ride at your hotel in the “Pearl of the Wachau”, Dürnstein.

 

If you still have energy, before dinner we will take you for a short but amazing hike to Richard Lowenhertz prison, now an old castle ruin with a great panorama over the Danube river.

DAY 6 - From Durnstein to Melk Abbey (and back)

30 km / 80 mt elevation

 

Today we will riding along the Danube and get to Melk, a very famous monastery located on the Danube river in Austria. It is not only a wonderful sight, but it is also the gateway to Wachau valley, a Unesco natural wonder. We will ride all the valley and appreciate the very distinctive landscape: vineyeards, old villages, cliffs over the river, old castles.

Once we get to Melk you will enjoy a self guided tour of the premise.

After that, you can either ride back following the other side of the river or get a boat that will take us all the way back to Durnstein where our hotel is.

 

In the evening we will enjoy a wine tasting in one of the local cellars.

DAY 7 - Auf wiedersehen!

The tour is over after breakfast. Our guides will pack everything and go back to Prague. Hope you had fun and you will bring home with you unforgettable memories. 

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

 

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in 3star superior and 4 star hotels (6 nights)

Food and Drinks

  • Half board: breakfasts and dinners
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van (Soigneur)
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance

Bikes & Gear

  • Touring bike rental  + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO bidons and drawstring bag

Activities

  • Guided tour of Hluboka castle
  • Bunker open museum Slavonice
  • Wine tasting in Durnstein
  • Entry fee to Melk

 

Not included

 

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratuity for your bicycle guide
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Transfer that are not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities that are not specified on the tour description

Touring bikes | INCLUDED

 

Models: Giant Roam (men) & Liv Rove (women)

 

With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Touring E-bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

 

Models: Giant Explore E+ (men) & Liv Amiti E+ (women)

 

It combines urban riding style with versatile performance that can handle rougher roads.  Designed for adaptability, Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to go wherever they want to go. Range in Eco mode 65-130 km. Yamaha 500Wh Lithium-ion battery for longer range.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Allux Road Bike | Upgrade - 15 euro per day

 

Allux Model: GIANT CONTEND 1 

Fast, fun and ultra-capable, these all-around road bikes for men are designed to help you take your road riding to the next level. Travel around and improve your performance with one of our versatile men’s road bikes. Liv Avail available for women (same bike typology).

 

Available in S,M,L, XL size

Group: Shimano 105

Frame : Alluminium

Brakes: Rim brakes

 

 

Carbon Road Bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

 

Carbon Model: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED 1

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.

 

Available in S, M and L size

Group: Shimano Ultegra

Frame : Carbon

Brakes: Disc brakes

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish us to and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, handle bar bags, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Hotel Stekl

Hotel Stekl**** Hluboka nad Vltavou Set in a stately chateau, this grand hotel is a 4-minute walk from the majestic Hluboká Castle.

Hotel Latrán

Hotel Latrán**** Cesky Krumlov A cosy boutique hotel in a quiet area a few meters from the castle.

Hotel Zlatá Hvězda

Hotel Zlata Hvezda**** Třeboň An upmarket hotel situated in a beautiful Renaissance building right on the historic square of Trebon, in the middle of Czech Canada lake region.

Hotel Besídka

Hotel Besídka***s Slavonice Ranging from old-world to contemporary, the 12 stylish rooms in eclectic shapes offer unique features like wood beams, slanted walls and/or vaulted ceilings.

Hotel Richard Loewenherz

Hotel Richard Loewenherz**** Durnstein The hotel radiates the unique atmosphere of a former convent of the Clares, right on the banks of the Danube.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists.. Filippo and Toby are also professionale video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

Exclusive tour of Cesky Krumlov Castle - Day 2

 

Exclusive after-hours visit into Krumlov castle, including its remarkable Baroque theatre by Bryce, an American expat who’s lived in Krumlov since the Velvet Revolution—and is therefore as “expert” as local experts get.

 

Price: 200 euro total including entrance fee to the castle

Duration: 2 hours

Rafting in Cesky Krumlov - Day 2

 

Float through the historical city center of Cesky Krumlov on a boat. Enjoy the atmosphere on the river and unique views of the city. Later on you go through beautiful nature until you reach your ending point in Zlata Koruna we you will be picked up and taken back to Cesky Krumlov by van.

 

Price per person: 50 euro

Private wine tasting with a local expert in Wachau wine region - Day 6

 

Taste some of the local white wines in your hotel’s garden with Martin, the best local expert.

 

Price: 200 euro total including wine

3 different wines

Duration: 1 hour

We highly recommend spending a few days on your own exploring Prague and Vienna before and after your trip with us.

If you wish we can help you with your accommodation and to connect with our local experts.

  • Extra day in Krumlov, the Pearl of Bohemia

 

While cycling, if you have the chance we recommend you extending your trip and spend one extra night in Cesky Krumlov, an Amazing small medieval town. There you can just hang around the exquisite old town center enjoying one of the many amazing cafes and restaurants, visit the imposing castle above the rock or take a river trip in a raft, kayak, or canoe.

 

Price varies according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

My wife and 2 grown kids joined me on a most extraordinary and well sculpted biking adventure. From my first contact with Filippo until the evening we begrudgingly had to say goodbye, the tour was managed flawlessly and was much more than I could have imagined or planned myself. Our accommodations were comfortable and convenient, meals delicious and intriguing, bike paths and country roads easy to navigate with beautiful vistas at every turn… a feast for the senses. Filippo read the four of us like a book, catering to each rider along the way, making slight adjustments as he got to know us better. This was truly a personalized bike trip for me and my family. We LOVED our adventure with Biko and our fun-filled, free spirit leaders. Doesn’t get better than this!

Andy M.

Attorney, Boston USA

BIKO made our first trip to Czech Republic amazing...and it certainly wont be the last! We are already looking at Biko for our next trip in 2021 - this time a little further afield in Europe... there are so many more biking adventures to be had! We couldn’t fault Biko, their guides, their bikes, their organisational skills....I highly recommend that you let them look after you on your adventure!

Helene A.

Administrator, New Zealand

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