Vienna to Prague 7 Nights
This self-guided bicycle tour from Vienna to Prague offers an ideal balance between recreational cycling and historical sightseeing. The cycling days are relatively relaxed, and travel through the Lednice-Valtice Area, Telc, and Cesky Krumlov; all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
For much of your route, you will hug the Czech side of the Czech / Austrian border. This area was taken away from Czechoslovakia before WWII under the Munich Accords. After the war this whole region was cut off from the outside world for 40 years behind the Iron Curtain, the remnants of which you will encounter in several places. Also along the way, you will see medieval castles and chateaux, row upon row of vineyards and wine cellars, pristine rustic villages and Baroque towns; all there to remind you of the great wealth this region once boasted. Despite the great improvement in the fortunes of the local people and the development of services since 1989, the entire region still retains the aura of mystery to it. Add to that the brewing of some of the best beer in the world and safe back roads with good surfaces and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable tour!
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Day : 1
The modern hotel Besedni Dum is located in the heart of Valtice, about 100 meters from the square and 200 meters from the castle Valtice. It was built from the foundations of the original roadhouse Besední dům. Its origins date back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The hotel offers 14 rooms all air-conditioned and fitted with modern furniture and a bathroom with a bath or a shower. Some offer views of the Valtice town centre. The hotel's wellness centre features a hot tube, sauna and massages. The surrounding Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape offers many sights to see.
Day : 2
The Hotel Templ is located in a complex of three historic buildings in the heart of the Jewish quarter. In the main part, in the renaissance house, you will find stylish rooms, reception, restaurant, templ hall and wine cellar. In the second building you will find stylish rooms and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel can cosily accommodate up to 34 guests. The comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated and offer a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Guests who appreciate a quiet meditative environment will feel at home here, as well as clients who seek a social atmosphere whith opportunities for active recreation.
Day : 3
Penzion Inspira is a charming guest house located in the heart of the village Vranov Nad Dyji in a peaceful, quiet street on the river banks Thaya. From the terrace and rooms, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Castle, which dominates Vranov. Rooms are all equipped with bathroom, television and satellite.
Day : 4, 5
Hotel Celerin is located on the main square of Telc, "namesti Zachariase z Hradce", in a quiet place.Nestled on the main square in the medieval village of Telc (1.5 hours drive from Prague), this no-frills hotel offers double rooms, some of which face the square. Rooms come with a comfortable bed, a bathroom, a phone and a TV. A neat restaurant located in the cellar takes care of your gastronomic needs. In summers, it features an outdoor seating under shady umbrellas. All in all, this is a simple, clean and reasonably priced accommodation.
Day : 6
Pension is located in the centre of the historical heart of Jindrichuv Hradec. We offer accommodation in double, triple and four completely equipped bedrooms. There is also tavern and coffee shop to go to. Regular services as well as special services for cyclists are available in our pension.There are many cultural, historical and natural sights in Jindrichuv Hradec as well as in its surroundings. The landscape around Jindrichuv Hradec offers a lot of occasions for hiking and cycling.
Day : 7
In the middle of the charming Český Krumlov you can find a hotel offering a much-welcome refuge and accommodation. All of the famous sites of Český Krumlov are only a few steps away from Hotel Peregrin. The Hotel combines a historic building with modern design and offers private grounds and free Wi-Fi. You will not find two identical rooms in this hotel. Each room is slightly different from another in its set up, layout and design. All rooms in Hotel Peregrin however offer maximum comfort and en suite amenities
Day : 1
Welcome to Valtice, the original residence of the Liechtensteinfamily, which is now a part of the Lednice-Valtice areaenlisted in the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage. The cosy family guesthouse PRINZ is located in the historical square of Valtice and was named as Pension of the Year in 2010. All the rooms are comfortably furnished with a TV set, telephone, internet connection and en-suite bathroom with shower-box and toilet. Breakfast is served in a stylish dining room as a buffet or in summertime on the terrace.
Day : 2
Presenting a restaurant and a wine cellar on site, Hotel Galant offers air-conditioned rooms and suites with free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and spa and wellness area. The rooms and suites are equipped with modern furniture, bathroom, and a satelitte TV. Breakfast is served in the mornings and the on-site restaurant offers both the a la carte and the buffet-style selections. Guests can also enjoy the wine cellar with a selection of over 150 kinds of the local Pálava wines, including individual tasting. The Galant Winery is located within the hotel venue and tours therof can be arranged for.
Day : 3
Set in a historical building in the Vranov nad Dyjí, 600 metres from the chateau, Zámecký Hotel offers buffet breakfast and à-la-carte restaurant with local cuisine, and free Wi-Fi in the entire building. All rooms come with a view of the town or the chateau. Each unit is equipped with a TV and comprises a private bathroom fitted with a shower or a bathtub. Guests can relax on the terrace, or explore the surrounding wine region hiking or cycling. During high season, Saturday live music can be enjoyed Saturday evenings.
Day : 4, 5
Hotel U Hraběnky is the only four-star hotel in Telc. Offering a high standard of accommodation and services, it is a popular and sought-after place among many well-known personalities who pay their visit to the “fairy-tale“ town of Telc. Hotel U Hraběnky was established on the premises of an original Baroque house. Thanks to the careful reconstruction of the building, even the subtlest of the original details have been preserved, adding atmosphere to the unique character of the building, to its spirit of an aristocratic residence.
Day : 6
Town and chateau Jindrichuv Hradec is a well known city in South Bohemia. Hotel Concertino Zlatá Husa is located in the center of Town and just a two minute walk away from third largest castle in the Czech Republic. This family-run hotel offers not only comfortable accommodation but also first-class Czech, international and fish cuisines in its Zlat Husa Restaurant, pleasant time in the Caf Bar and many other options such as barbeque on its summer patio.
Day : 7
Hotel Mlýn is situated in the historical centre of the town at the end of a quiet blind street on the bench of the river Vltava in newly reconstructed building of an old mill that was built at the end of the 15th century. The hotel offers comfortably furnished interior in which some elements of the original object have been kept. From all rooms, there is a wonderful view of the river and of the most beautiful landmarks of the town and its surroundings.