At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Two capitals with endless charms
Our guide Marie knows all about the Velvet Revolution – she was there. Get the inside scoop over drinks. Bike from Prague’s Bohemian chic to Vienna’s stately elegance. Add vineyard cycling, towering castles, hilltop monasteries (one is our hotel), and dinner at the legendary Landhaus Bacher. Finish off at the best hotel in Vienna, the Hotel Sacher. Sweet dreams.
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Day by Day
Start the day with a ride from Bohemia into the rolling landscape of the Moravian highlands. Enjoy the scenery along the Sazava River before making your way to Lipnice Castle for a local feast at the home of Czech's most translated writer.
Explore rural Czech life with an adventurous ride through the Vysocina highlands. After a home-cooked lunch at a privately restored chateau, spend the afternoon cycling or enjoying the hotel spa.
Embark on a scenic drive into Austria for a mind-blowing falconry show at Rosenburg Renaissance castle. Then roll through the sun-dappled forests of fabled Waldviertel and discover the thousand-year-old riverside towns of the Kamptal wine region.
Cycle the delightfully flat, orchard-lined paths along the Danube. Wander the hallowed halls of the Baroque Melk monastery before a tasting at the 2000 year-old cellar of Wachau's greatest winery.
Pedal into the vineyards for lunch hosted by a local wine-making family at their traditional Heuriger. Take a guided walk around Vienna, then celebrate the trip in style at one of the city’s most imperial settings.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and bis speda in magnificent Vienna.
Hit the road.
Chateau Heralec - EUR, Heralec
A luxury 5 star boutique property opened to great acclaim in 2010, this former national heritage site and re-imagined 17th century chateau is the brainchild of Alexandra Kasperova. Surrounded by a stately 18th century English park and outfitted with an over the top spa, this is the perfect Czech getaway—and one of Europe's top 5 castle hotels.
Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna
Established in 1876 in the centre of the city, Hotel Sacher Wien blends traditional décor and modern amenities, and is conveniently located across from the Opera House, the Kärntner Straße, and a mere five-minute walk from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. But it’s this Leading Hotels of the World’s famed eponymous chocolate dessert that may leave the most enduring impression!
Hotel Richard Loewenherz, Durnstein
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 Thiery and her staff quickly make us feel at home whether we’re lounging with an after-dinner schnapps, lazing by the pool in the convent garden, or enjoying refined Austrian classics on the arbour-covered terrace overlooking the Danube.
The ride along the Danube and the stop to taste a great apricot tart, the last morning ride through the vineyards and the lunch at the winery... The ride in horse carriage to the restaurant in Vienna...the whole experience was memorable!— Maria Gonzalez
The riding in the Czech Republic and Austria offers much variety in landscape. Heading southeast of Prague and through the forested area around Chateau Heralec, we encounter some moderately hilly terrain. The bike paths along the Danube are virtually flat and hassle-free. Long options are also available.
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 hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and all 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
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip, you can choose between a customized hybrid with flat bars or a road bike with drop bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Vienna
Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is often described as Europe’s cultural capital. It is a wonderful city, and we certainly recommend you continue your stay here by at least a day. We’ll happily recommend a city guide if you want to see an insider’s version of Vienna.
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