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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Imperial splendour & bohemian rhapsody
A journey between the great capitals of Vienna and Prague is a trip back in time. In Austria, we ride the UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, where wine has been cultivated for some 1,000 years. We follow the Danube through vineyards and villages, appreciate Baroque architecture and gape at medieval ruins. Crossing into the Czech Republic, in Bohemia we pedal through the breadbasket of the country, past castles and churches, lush forests and winding rivers. Cesky Krumlov is a fairytale town, its red roofs and spires soaring above the Vltava River. Arriving in renascent Prague by week’s end, we celebrate the adventure in style.
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Day by Day
Meet your bikes in the picturesque Waldviertal region for a ride, stopping to enjoy a falconry display and lunch (including wiener schnitzel, of course) at Rosenburg Castle. Later bike into the thousand-year old riverside towns of the Kamptal wine region.
Ride along the Danube’s banks to the town of Melk, home of the impressive, baroque Melk Monastery. For dinner tonight we’ll join the slow food movement in town, with (naturally) an expert-led wine tasting to precede the meal.
This morning we drive to the Czech Republic, where we’ll pedal together into Cesky Krumlov — with its perfectly preserved houses huddling around a curve in the serene Vltava River, you would swear it’s the 14th century come to life!
Head out for a ride through the quiet landscapes of south Bohemia and spend the afternoon touring the outstanding Krumlov Castle. Explore the medieval streets on your own before dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Ride from the medieval fortress of Karlstein to the center of Prague, better known as the City of One Hundred Spires. Explore its rich past with a tour before celebrating the final night dinner in style.
After breakfast together in the hotel, our B&R adventure ends. We highly recommend you stay on for at least another day in Prague to enjoy its sights.
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Hotel Richard Lowenherz, Wachau
Founded on the site of a 700-year-old Clarissinian Abbey, the Richard Löwenherz is now a hotel filled with Renaissance sculpture, elegant chandeliers and stone vaulting. Frau Theiry and her staff quickly make us feel at home whether we’re lounging with an after-dinner schnapps, lazing in the garden, or enjoying breakfast on the arbour-covered terrace overlooking the Danube. View hotel website »
Hotel Ruze, Cesky Krumlov
Constructed as a 16thC Jesuit Monastery, the boutique-style Hotel Ruze is now a comfortable getaway with a beautiful view of the village, river and surrounding hills. Our favourite place to enjoy this vista is from the restaurant terrace—with a glass of local pivo (beer) of course! View hotel website »
Hotel Hoffmeister, Prague
We are the only active travel company to stay at this hotel, one of Prague’s finest addresses. Mere minutes from Stari Grad (Old Town), the five-star Hoffmeister boasts two topnotch restaurants and a spa/wellness centre that is one of the best in the city. View hotel website »
This was my first B&R trip and first biking trip ever. I was so impressed by all the little details and the general experience. My most memorable moment was simply getting to know the people on the trip and taking part in the rides. Our trip was amazing—it was fun, active, adventurous, unique and a great way to see a new part of the world.— Robin Storfer
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
The riding in Austria offers much variety in landscape and is almost completely downhill or flat along the Danube river banks. In the Czech region of Bohemia, the landscape becomes more rolling, though the frequent hills are never very long nor steep. Long options are also available.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. Check out our bikes
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