From the Old World charm of Prague and the Czech Republic, our journey will include the Unesco World Heritage site of Cesky-Krumlov and idyllic countryside of southern Bohemia; in Austria, we’ll follow the Danube River, where you can choose between gentle bike paths or venture into the nearby moderate hills where vineyards tempt. Our trip finishes in Vienna, one of Europe’s most important artistic centers.

Location

Tabor

Tábor, Czechia

Day 1

Cesky-Krumlov

Český Krumlov, Czechia

Day 2+3

Maria Taferl

Maria Taferl, Austria

Day 4

Weissenkirchen

Weißenkirchen, Austria

Day 5+6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers and the transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Enns
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Any start date between April 1 and October 31.

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights with 6 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Prague / Vienna

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate: 20-40+ miles daily.

TERRAIN

Czech Republic has some hills; the Danube paths are mostly level along the river.

COST

Casual / B&B : US $1,635
Single Supplement: US $400

Classic Accommodation: US $1,835
Single Supplement: US $450

Luxe Accommodation: US $2,250
Single Supplement: US $560

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.

Getting There

Your tour begins from Tabor, which is easily reached from Prague. Your trip finishes in Weissenkirchen and you can reach Vienna by train from Krems. We will provide you more information with your confirmation package.


1

Day 1+2

Tabor

You can reach Tabor from Prague by train. We suggest the 9:05 train that arrives in Tabor at 10:55. Your bikes will be waiting at the hotel. You will have options of 25, 37, and 58 km as you explore the countryside here. Tabor is a Hussite village with Renaissance buildings and a beautiful historic center. If time permits, visit a labyrinthe of tunnels dating from the 15th century, used by defenders of the town. The Hotel Nautilus is a 4-star boutique hotel in the historical center

2

Day 2+3

Cesky-Krumlov

Avid riders can cycle all the way from Tabor to Cesky-Krumlov, or for those prefering a more moderate day, transfer first to Cesky-Budejovice, which has a fascinating center. Arrive to Cesky-Krumlov, the most exquisite town in the Czech Republic. Next day, ride south to Lake Lipno in Sumava National Park returning along the Vltava River. Back in Cesky-Krumlov, we have included a walking tour with a local historian including a visit to the castle of Krumlov Hrad. There are terrific restaurants to choose between here- we’ll share our favourites with you.
Ride Distance D2: 30 up to 95 km, elevation gain 360 up to 959 m.*
Ride Distance D3: 36 km, elevation gain 567 m or 42 km, gain 526 m.*

3

Day 4

Maria Taferl

We will arrange a transfer from Cesky-Krumlov to Enns, the oldest city in Austria and situated on the Danube. From here, cycle downstream through the fertile Machland, crossing Europe’s oldest wooden bridge and the villages of Ardagger Markt, with its many museums and the pretty village of Grein. You’ll cross the Danube at Ybbs and at Marbach, climb up to Maria Taferl where your hotel boasts an exquisite view over the valley. Those wishing a longer ride, can challenge themselves with a loop to the village of Artstetten nearby.
Ride Distance: 77 km, elevation gain 841 m up to 114 km, gain 1200 m.*

4

Day 5+6

Weissenkirchen

Following the Danube east through the Wachau, a region of abbeys, churches and castles we’ll reach Melk Abbey, a magnificent Baroque building still used by Benedictine monks; our hotel, the Raffelsberger Hof, located in Weissenkirchen, dates from 1574 and was renovated into a boutique hotel by the Anton family.

Next day, our cycling route continues to Durnstein, with the romantically-situated ruins of Durnstein castle above town. England’s King Richard the Lionhearted was held hostage for a king’s ransom in the castle in the 12th cenutury. In Krems, visit the Weinstadt Museum, in a restored 13th century Dominican monastery, and for those interested in more wine knowledge (and tastings), the Winzer Krems, a prominent winery. The short option loops back to the hotel and the moderate ride continues on to Tulln, the ‘flower town’ on the Danube. There is also a long (and hilly) option to the castle at Schloss Rosenburg. We will have a festive final night dinner, as we always do, toasting our time in this fascinating and beautiful region.
Ride Distance D5: 42 km, elevation gain 280 m or 62 km, gain 871 m.*
Ride Distance D6: 20 km, elevation gain 91 m or 38 km, gain 428 m.*

5

Day 7

Transfer to Krems for train connections into Vienna for flights or extended stay.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Casual/B&B

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Staromestky Pension, Tabor

We like this small inn! It’s friendly and charming – we’ve stayed here and very much enjoyed the ambience.


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Pension Rozmaryna, Cesky-Krumlov

Located close to the castle, this is a lovely B&B with friendly and efficient staff and excellent breakfast.


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Hotel Zur Schoenen Wienerin, Marbach

This small 3-star inn has just 7 rooms and is well-situated with magnificent views of the varied landscape of the Danube valley.


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Gaestehaus Heller, Weissenkirchen

Located in the charming village of Weissenkirchen, the terrace boasts views over the Danube and the Durnstein castle ruin. There is a quiet garden and a new breakfast room and a warm welcome from Annemarie and Alexander Heller.


Classic

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Hotel Nautilus, Tabor

This 4-star boutique hotel was renovated from a former townhouse and is located on the central plaza of Tabor, with comfortable rooms and an exquisite restaurant. Frommers notes, "Easily the most stylish and comfortable hotel in town."


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Hotel Konvice, Cesky-Krumlov

This hotel is one of the highest-rated by guests in CK; this charming family owned hotel is in a quiet location in the historical center of town. Frommers notes, "As you gaze at the river and the castle on the opposite bank, you'll wonder why anyone would choose to stay elsewhere." If you prefer to stay at Hotel Zlaty Andel, this is an option, but its drawbacks are that it is on the main square and noise can be an issue.


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Hotel Schachner - Kaisherhof, Maria Taferl

This 4-star hotel is located in the village of Maria Taferl, with views of the Danube. The restaurant here is excellent and there is a pool and spa facilities.


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Hotel Raffelsburger, Weissenkirchen

Built in 1574, this property was renovated by the Anton family and now is a treasure of antiques. With just 15 rooms, it is intimate and boasts a location overlooking the Danube, and is walking distance to great restaurants in Weissenkirchen.


Luxe

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Hotel Nautilus, Tabor

This 4-star boutique hotel was renovated from a former townhouse and is located on the central plaza of Tabor, with comfortable rooms and an exquisite restaurant. Frommers notes, "Easily the most stylish and comfortable hotel in town."


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Hotel Bellevue, Cesky-Krumlov

We have stayed in every hotel in CK and this is our favourite 4-star hotel. It's got a fabulous location and the superior rooms are comfortable and the service is excellent. The restaurant here, Le Jardin is one of the best in the city.


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Hotel Schachner-Krone House, Maria Taferl

This 4-star hotel is located in the village of Maria Taferl, with views of the Danube. The restaurant here is excellent and there is a pool and spa facilities. Panorama Room booked when available.


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Hotel Richard Lowenherz, Durnstein

This 4-star hotel located in Durnstein on the banks of the Danube has large guest rooms, and a lovely, heated swimming pool and beautiful cloister gardens. “The ambiance is one of a dignified hunting lodge, with heavy furniture, and trophies on the walls. The bedrooms are pleasantly spacious, modern in their décor, and comfortably appointed.” (Karen Brown Guides)



Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips Between Prague and Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours from Prague to Vienna
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