Austria and Czech Republic Bike Tours
The Best of Baroque architecture, Bohemian Forest and Budvar beer
From Austria’s fabled Danube River to the lush Lake District and Bohemian Forest of the Czech Republic, this nine-day adventure offers an ideal recipe of scenery, history and culture.
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- Bike along the Danube through the vineyards and villages of the Wachau region, pausing for a glass of Neuburger wine, the local specialty
- Explore the lavish Baroque abbey in Melk
- Pedal to the red-roofed town of Ceske Budejovice and enjoy a pint of Budvar beer at the original Budweiser brewery
- Opt for a gentle canoe trip down the Vltava River
- Take in the incredible views from Gottweig Abbey as you enjoy lunch on its terrace
7 days/6 nightsNights 1 & 2: Hotel Richard Löwenherz
Named after Richard the Lionheart, the first true guest of note in Dürnstein, Hotel Richard Löwenherz offers guests what the illustrious English King enjoyed eight centuries ago—true royal treatment. The hotel sits on one of the most beautiful, pristine river landscapes in Europe and it radiates the unique atmosphere of a former convent of the Clares, right on the banks of the Danube. Nights 3 & 4: Grand Hotel Zvon
A cultural and historical monument with a tradition that goes back to 1553, Grand Hotel Zvon is situated in the main square of Ceske Budejovice. The hotel features a restored fresco and a hand-carved ceiling from the 17th century.Nights 5 & 6: Hotel Ruze
The finest hotel in Cesky Krumlov, the Hotel Ruze was built in the 16th century as a Jesuit Monastery and University and has preserved the beauty and style of the Renaissance, even after extensive interior restoration.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go…
1. The music: Enjoy a classical concert in one of Prague or Vienna's many atmospheric venues, which include ancient churches, opulent concert halls, historic buildings, and outdoor theatres.
2. The Frankfurters: Otherwise known in the US and Germany as Wiener (German for "Viennese"), Vienna offers a wide variety of tasty Frankfurters such as Burenwurst or Käsekrainer.
3. The Fountain of Sampson: A big and beautiful 18th-century fountain located in the center of one of the largest squares in Europe, the Fountain of Sampson once served as Ceske Budejovice's main water supply.
4. The “Pivo”: The most famous Czech drink is actually beer, or pivo. A half-liter glass is often cheaper than a soft drink or cup of coffee.