Total tour distance: 355 miles
Daily tour distance: 44 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
This biking adventure gives us a fascinating taste of the medieval towns and cities of the Czech Republic and its impressive castles as we cycle on quiet country lanes through gently rolling hills. Crossing into Austria the excellent cycle ways continue as we bike first by the Danube and then head for the lakes and the mountains – a dramatic change in scenery.
You will have every excuse to sample the local Czech beers and of course, the strudel and ice cream in Austria. It’s a fabulous trip.
Day 1. Prague.
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its setting on both banks of the Vltava River and its townscape of burger houses and palaces punctuated by towers.
Day 2. Konopiste.
Start from Kalstejn Castle, one of the most impressive castles in Europe, and cycle on one of the Czech Republic's many cycle routes.
Day 3. Tabor.
Follow quiet country lanes, through attractive countryside to Tabor, one of Bohemia's most attractive town squares.
Day 4. Hluboka.
The Tabor region is wonderful biking with its forests and meadows, streams and lakes and gently rolling terrain.
Day 5 + 6. Cesky Krumlov.
Cesky Krumlov, with its fairy tale castle, is among the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic and features on the prestigious UNESCO list of World and Cultural Heritage.
Day 7. Freistadt.
Follow the Vlatava River through the woods heading to the Austrian border.
Day 8. Steyr.
Follow an off road cycle way along the Danube to Steyr, one of Austria's most attractive towns.
Day 9 + 10 Gmunden.
Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains of Salzkammergut from the shores of Lake Traunsee, all achieved with very little climbing.
Day 11 + 12. Salzburg.
Bike over the one major hill on this tour to Salzburg, a small but very pretty city which deserves an additional few days.
Pedaltours has been operating since 1985. All trips are fully supported, with a seat in the minibus for everyone. Accommodation is of high standard – locations chosen for character and comfort. Rental bikes are available.