Austria Bike Tours
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.
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 how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.
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.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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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 enjoy a catered event in a winery, 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 central 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.
This morning follow quiet roads from Cesky Krumlov to nearby UNESCO World Heritage site, Holasovice. After lunch head north toward Prague to enjoy a short walking tour before retiring to our final night dinner venue.
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. Check out our Insider’s Guide to Prague for an in-depth look at some of its most famous features.
Hotel Kirchenwirt, Weissenkirchen
The perfect hotel for families is, not surprisingly, run with care by not one but two Austrian families, the Wildeis’ and Köcks. The four-star Kirchenwirt’s rooms are airy and comfortable, and its location, tucked in the streets of a charming riverside town along the Danube bike path, is ideal. View hotel website »
Hotel Ruze, Cesky Krumlov
The Hotel Ruze is the best hotel in Ceský Krumlov. Constructed as a 16thC Jesuit Monastery in the Renaissance style, it is now a comfortable (though not luxury) hotel with a beautiful view of the village, the 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 »
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.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- 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 transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
"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
Vienna to Prague Biking
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