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Czech Republic + Austria Family Bike Tour

Bohemian Forests and Baroque Castles from Vienna to Prague

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price From: $4,595Collection: Family

Tour Highlights

  • Witness a falconry demonstration in the meticulously manicured gardens of Lednice castle
  • Kayak on the same rapids featured in the Slalom World Cup
  • Cross several UNESCO sites off your must-see list, including Prague Castle and the Wachau Valley
  • Ride the flower-freckled former roads of the Iron Curtain for a pointed lesson in Cold War history
  • Discover castle ruins hidden in the green hills of Vysočina and pick fresh fruit from route-side trees

Eat

Fusion cuisine, sweet and savory dumplings, regional cheeses like hermelín, pečená kachna (roast duck), and strudel

Drink

Outstanding pilsners, local wine including Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch, and non-alcoholic št’ávas (fresh drinks from regional fruits)

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Vienna to Dürnstein

    Meet your guides in Vienna, and we’re off to the village of Dürnstein. Hike up to the ruins of Dürnstein Castle and learn about the Lionheart legend. We’ll be rewarded at the top with a breathtaking view over the huge meandering Danube River and its cascading vineyards, small villages, and wonderful country side. Back in Dürnstein you can explore this fairy tale town and visit the many wonderful shops. Enjoy the first of two evenings at the historic Hotel Richard Löwenherz.

    Meals: Dinner
    Destinations: Dürnstein
    Accommodations: Hotel Richard Löwenherz

  • Day 2

    Cycling Along the Danube

    Start the day riding towards Melk. Travel upstream through the charming medieval village of Weissenkirchen to the town of Spitz. Take the ferry to the other bank and cycle along the river until reaching the town of Melk. Enjoy a sensational lunch in town. Then visit the Benedictine Monastery in Melk, which inspired Umberto Eco to write The Name of the Rose. Enjoy a boat trip back to Dürnstein, where the evening is yours to explore the town and try the local fare.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Wachau Valley, Melk, Dürnstein, Krems, Weissenkirchen
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km
    Accommodations: Hotel Richard Löwenherz

  • Day 3

    The Palaces of Moravia

    A transfer will deliver us this morning to Breclav on the Czech-Austrian border to cycle into the UNESCO heritage sites of Lednice and Valtice, which contain two palaces of the Lichtenstein family. We’ll watch a falcon demonstration at the Lednice Château as the birds hunt fake animals in the gardens. At Valtice Château we’ll explore the 14th-century wine cellars before coming out to former Iron Curtain roads. Bike the whole way or take the van to Mikulov. We’ll enjoy an excellent meal together tonight before heading back to our hotel in town.

    Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Lednice, Valtice, Mikulov, Iron Curtain road
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km
    Accommodations: Hotel Galant

  • Day 4

    Bohemia

    Take a transfer to the Kokorinsko nature preserve—a forested landscape laced with hiking and biking trails. Cycle through this beautiful area filled with sandstone formations and traditional wooden villages en route to the impressive medieval Kokorín Castle. Here, we’ll hike to the top and be rewarded with amazing views of the area. Continue past a unique rock-cut home before arriving at Château Liblice, a 17th-century zamek, and your home for the evening. Enjoy a local wine tasting before dining at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Kokorinsko
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km
    Accommodations: Château Liblice

  • Day 5

    Veltrusy to Prague

    A short morning drive brings us to the white water course in Veltrusy. After getting equipped with all the necessary equipment, go rafting on the artificial slalom course, where the national white water slalom cups are held every year. After this, make your way to the Renaissance Nelahozeves Chateau where we have a private tour through the chateau and nice picnic in the courtyard. From here we bike all the way to Prague. Finish with a short stroll through the city on the way to our hotel, just on the edge of the city center. The day ends in a stylish restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Veltrusy water channel, Nelahozeves, Veltrusy and Troja Chateaux, Prague
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 38 km
    Accommodations: Hotel Paris

  • Day 6

    Prague

    This morning we’re off to view the riversides of Old, New, and Lesser towns on foot—all of them under the shadow of the impressive Prague Castle. After one final lunch in the castle’s elegant gardens, bid the city of a hundred spires goodbye as your guides see you off to your next adventure

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Prague

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Vienna, Austria Pick-Up Location: Vienna Pick-Up Time: 1:00 pm
Departure Details

Airport City: Prague, Czech Republic Drop-Off Location: Augustine Hotel in Prague Drop-Off Time: Between 1:00–2:00 pm
Younger Travelers
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike; trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles provided to all children on tour

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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