Level 3. Although the tour is demanding you will be highly awarded by a beautiful and changeable landscape. Some steeper and longer rises are ideal for admiring the landscape while pushing the bike. Following the river you will be cycling on rural roads as well as forest tracks. If you have bikie experience, you will love it.
Individual arrival at the "Golden City" Prague.
Today's stage leads you through small picturesque bohemian villages. Small houses with wooden pediment remind you of the huts within the alps. Have you ever tasted bohemian beer? Take the chance to stop at one of the comfortable taverns. You will spend the first night of the tour in the sourroundings of Sedlcany.
Following the Moldau you will get to Orlik. Feel like a noblemen of the 19th century while discovering the interieur of the gothic castle Orlik. Not to forget castle Zvikov - only a few kilometers from castle Orlik, placed above the confluence of Moldau and Otava, the castle Orlik was one of the most important castles of Bohemia. Today's tour leads you further through almost virgin landscape to Pisek.
A short trip through the woods will lead you to castle Hlubokà with its fantastic view at the Moldau. Today you will reach Budweis - a city not only famous for its fantastic beer, but also worth visiting for its huge market place with Samson fountain, as well as numerous gothic and renaissance "Laubenhäuser". You can take the train if you do not want to cycle (access to train along the route not possible)
Today you will only cycle a short distance. The colourful ribbon of the river leads you to the ancient town Krumau. You will be deeply impressed by 300 ancient houses, an impressive castle, wooden balconies and colourful houses, which will remind you of mediterranean villages. Krumau became UNESCO world cultural heritage in 1992. You can take the train if you do not want to cycle (access to train along the route not possible)
Today you can show your sportive talent while cycling the ascent of the bohemian forest, "the green roof of Europe". You will be highly rewarded with a splendid view. Cycling along the Moldau you will reach Lipno Dam, soon you reach the border to Austria. For the night you will stay in the romantic Mühlviertel.
Today you will pass varied wood areas and gently hill ranges while cycling through the Mühlviertel. The cycle path along the Danube is deeply embeddedd within the valley . By passing the famous Schlögener Schlinge "Great Loop" you come close to Passau - "the city of the three rivers". You can take the ship from Engelhartszell to Passau to shorten the tour (-25km, approx. € 13,50/Person bike included, payable locally)
Individual departure or extension.
Arrival day: every Sunday
Dates: May 05 - Oct. 06, 2013
individual departures from 6 people on
Airport: Prague: 30km to starthotel with taxi, approx. € 25,-/direction. Munich: train to Passau or shuttle service from € 49,- per person (reservation necessary, payable with booking)
Train station: Prague: central station (Hlavni nadrazi, 15 minutes to start hotel with taxi, approx. € 15,-/direction) or Masaykovo; Passau (taxi to hotel, or on request hotel shuttle service free of charge
Parking: road charge in Czech Republik vignette approx. € 10/week
Prague: free of charge at the hotel , reservation not possible
Passau: hotel garage, approx. € 7/day, reservation not possible, payable locally
Bustransfer Passau - Prague: sundays approx. 9 a.m., duration approx. 4hours, € 60 pp incl. bike, payable locally
national 3-4* hotels, inns or guest houses
+ 7 nights, private facilities, breakfast
+ luggage transport
+ 1 handle bag bar with maps and information material/room
Bikes incl. panniers:
21-gear touring bike or electro bike with pannier
Additional/extra bed in double with 2 full paying adults: 0-3,99 years: -100%, 4-13,99 years: -25%
prices per person in €
single room supplement
half board supplement (Prague BB)
bicycle incl. panniers
21 gear unisex touring bike
single room supplement