From Prague to Vienna in 13 days via UNESCO sites

From the Czech Republic to Austria, discover UNESCO World Heritage sites

Highlights

The riches of Prague and Vienna, dynamic European metropolises
6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
- Kutná Horá, Bohemia's most beautiful village
- The Kladruby stud farm, one of the busiest in Europe
- Olomouc, capital of North Moravia with a rich heritage
- Litomyšl and its Renaissance arcaded castle
- Kroměříž Castle and its garden with 200 species of trees
- Lednice-Valtice, Europe's largest landscape garden

A trip rich in history, from the Czech Republic to Austria via Slovakia

A cycling trip of over 600km, from the romantic Czech capital to the imperial metropolis of Vienna, via UNESCO World Heritage sites. Welcome to your cycling adventure, an enchanting journey that takes off from magical Prague and guides you along a circuit of signposted roads and paths to discover UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the Czech Republic to Austria via Slovakia, the secrets of this region's UNESCO World Heritage Sites will hold no secrets for you! The trip offers a complete cycling itinerary combining mostly flat landscapes along the Elbe and Morava rivers, with a few short, more demanding stretches between the two rivers.

Your epic journey begins in the heart of Prague, a city where history and architecture intertwine in a spellbinding way. The cobbled streets of the Old Town and Prague Castle bear witness to a rich and complex past. Head east to the Elbe River and spend a few days riding alongside it. Along the way, you come across the fascinating mining town of Kutná Hora or the former stud farm of Kladruby.

Leaving the banks of the Elbe, you plunge into the heart of a hilly region on the border between Bohemia and Moravia. Here, you discover architectural treasures such as the Renaissance towns of Litomyšl and Moravská Třebová, witnesses to the past splendor of these lands.

Your journey culminates in the former capital of Moravia, the university town of Olomouc, sometimes called Little Prague. From Olomouc, head south along the Morava River. From here, trace your route south along the Morava River, passing iconic landmarks such as the Archbishop’s seat in Kroměříž and, further south, explore the charms of Slovakia.

After your stopover in Slovak lands, you slowly approach the wine region, where the charming towns of Lednice and Valtice, once part of the former Lichtenstein, welcome you with their picturesque vineyards. You say goodbye to the Czech Republic in these historic places, before crossing the border into Austria.

Your adventure continues to the great European capital of Vienna, where majestic boulevards and imperial palaces reveal the city’s historic grandeur.

Let yourself be carried away by this cycling escape, where every turn reveals the beauty of Central Europe.

Carte séjour De Prague à Vienne 13j sites UNESCO
Niveau FitFit
Day 1

PRAGUE Niveau Loisir

Arrive on your own to Prague. Nicknamed the city of a thousand towers and a thousand spires, take the time to visit after you’ve settled in. Welcome to your new cycling adventure!

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From PRAGUE to NYMBURK 63km Niveau Forme

Leaving Prague, you ride northeast towards the fertile Polabí region. Take time along the way to stop in the old towns of Čelákovice and then Přerov nad Labem, home to Europe’s oldest museum of village culture. In case of hot weather, you can swim in a local lake before arriving in the former royal town of Nymburk, whose ancient walls line the Elbe. You can commemorate Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, who grew up in the local brewery, by tasting Postřižiny beer!

Day 3

From NYMBURK to KUTNA HORA 42km Niveau Loisir

Starting from Nymburk, on a pleasant, easy cycle path, you cycle along the river to the spa town of Poděbrady and on to the royal town of Kolín with its ornate Renaissance synagogue. From Kolin, you leave the Elbe to cycle to one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: the former silver mining capital of Kutná Hora. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the most important towns in Europe, extremely wealthy thanks to its mines, its mint and its location on the trade routes. Afterwards, take time to relax in the pleasant old town, with its fascinating medieval and baroque structures. All of this is crowned by the astonishing St. Barbara’s Church, a true gem of Gothic architecture!

Day 4

From KUTNA HORA to PARDUBICE 56km 449m Niveau Loisir

Before leaving Kutná Hora, take the time to visit an extraordinary place: the Sedlec ossuary. The decorations were created from the bones of over 30,000 people, making for a curious and macabre display.

Just before returning to the Elbe, you can visit a charming castle in classical style, Kačina. Rejoining the river, you pedal to the Kladruby National Stud, which has produced exceptional horses for the Habsburgs since the 16th century. In the afternoon, you pedal along Lake Buňkov, in case of high temperatures, take time for a cool break and even a swim!

The last stop of the day is the medieval town of Pardubice. A charming, tranquil old town with a beautiful castle and old streets. Pardubice is also the Czech capital of traditional gingerbread.

Day 5

From PARDUBICE to LITOMYSL 62km 578m Niveau Forme

Leaving the Elbe, you come across the first gentle hills and the mighty castle of Kunětická Hora. A short detour and climb up the majestic hill is definitely worth a try! After a break, you reach the Loučná River, which you follow to the village of Vraclav and its memorial to the noble Vršovec family. Next stop is the town of Vysoké Mýto, today a hub of bus manufacturing. Its much longer history is displayed by the beautiful town square and its beautifully preserved gates.

You finish the stage in the UNESCO-protected town of Litomyšl, home to a fantastic Renaissance castle and superb gardens. Litomyšl is also the birthplace of the famous composer Bedřich Smetana, celebrated each year with a classical music festival: a highlight in the Czech cultural calendar!

Day 6

From LITOMYSL to MORAVSKA TREBOVA 44km Niveau Loisir

Say goodbye to Bohemia, crossing the historic border with Moravia and spanning the divide between the Bohemian-Moravian highlands to the south and the Eagle Mountains to the north. You can admire the Renaissance town of Svitavy with its beautiful square and explore the history of its most famous inhabitant, the little-appreciated Oskar Schindler.

From here, you climb above the Hřebeč range, then your route descends quietly to your accommodation in the town of Moravská Třebová. This small town boasts a fantastic Renaissance castle, one of the finest examples of its type in the whole of Moravia.

Day 7

From MORAVSKA TREBOVA to OLOMOUC 68km Niveau Forme

The day starts easily on the Třebůvka River, which continues along the former border between Bohemia and Moravia, where there is a high density of castle ruins. As you leave the river, you come across the largest of today’s castles: Bouzouv, one of the most romantic places in the Czech Republic.

Shortly afterwards, you leave the high plateaus behind and descend to the Morava River, which guides you for the rest of your day. At times, you can take advantage of the bike path that meanders along the river.

Former capital of the Moravian Empire, Olomouc offers visitors fascinating sculptures, spectacular churches and an astronomical clock dating from the Communist era.

Day 8

From OLOMOUC to KROMERIZ 45km Niveau Loisir

On this stopover, enjoy the surrounding beauty and towns of Olomouc and Kroměříž, both of which are well worth a visit. In Olomouc, there’s the Collum Plaque, the archiepiscopal palace, numerous museums and much more!

After a beautiful morning in this charming town, you head south by bike. Along the way, you can stop off at the beautiful church of Dub, the renowned castles of Tovačov and Chropyně, and finally arrive at the charming town of Kroměříž. Another UNESCO heritage site, this town once served as a summer residence for archbishops. It boasts a fantastic castle and romantic gardens!

Day 9

From KROMERIZ to SKALICA 63km Niveau Forme

You take the new bike path along the Baťa Canal and ride along the Morava River to Uherské Hradiště, where you can admire the lighthouse, probably the only one on the continent. A short detour brings you to one of the country’s most sacred sites, Velehrad. You arrive in the town of Strážnice, famous for its museum of rural architecture and above all for its folk festivals. You then cross the border into Slovakia to visit two historic towns – Skalica and Holič.

Day 10

From SKALICA to LEDNICE 65km Niveau Forme

You cycle through one of the most culturally interesting regions on the Czech-Slovak border. The Slovak region is known for both its distinctive culture and its fine wines. So it’s only natural that a visit to the village of Petrov is a must! The village boasts a remarkably well-preserved complex of wine cellars dating back to the 19th century.

You return to the Czech Republic at Hodonín and continue through the enormous archaeological site of Mikulčice. Alongside Pohansko Castle and the town of Břeclav, you arrive in the Lednice – Valtice cultural landscape region.

This former Lichenstein estate, now a UNESCO heritage site, is packed with charming spots such as man-made castle ruins and small sanctuaries in the forest, making for a fairytale ending to the Czech part of the tour.

Day 11

From LEDNICE to MISTELBACH 51km Niveau Loisir

You follow the Lichtenstein Heritage Cycle Route towards Austria. On the way, you pass through the village of Herrnbaumgarten, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the Poysdorf Wine Museum, where you have the opportunity to learn all about wine that was a mystery to you until now! Then on to Wilfersdorf and its castle, which was the prince’s main residence between the 17th and 18th centuries. The tour ends in the town of Mistelbach.

Day 12

FROM MISTELBACH TO VIENNA 67km Niveau Forme

You pedal through an undulating landscape with numerous wind farms on the horizon. You follow the EuroVelo 6 cycle path, partly built on former steam railroad tracks. Your day ends in Vienna, former capital of the Habsburg monarchy, city of waltzes and opera.

Day 13

VIENNA

Make the most of your last moments in the country’s wonderful capital. Take time to visit the iconic monuments of this magnificent city and soak up the rich Austrian culture one last time. Seize every moment to soak up Vienna’s unique atmosphere and take home unforgettable memories of this trip.

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.


Starting from 1325€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.


Starting from 1650€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.


Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 12 nights in a Double room
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Application fee
  • Roadbook
  • Detailed travel documents (1 per room)
  • Navigation app including GPS tracks
  • If renting a bike: bike rental insurance included

*Luggage transfer: 2 pieces of luggage per person, 15kg maximum

  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to do a bikefitting and receive your travel documents.
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Tourist taxes
    • Drinks, visits and other personal expenses

    A “home-made” tour by a local partner specializing in the Czech Republic and Austria:
    • Routes selected with the Abicyclette team for their tourist and cycling interest, fully marked out and kept out of traffic.
    • Accommodation selected for the quality of its welcome, atmosphere, services and gastronomy.
    • Flexible organization that adapts to your needs and desires: you leave on the date you want! We check accommodation availability to ensure your departure.

    Local assistance:
    • A personalized welcome on the first day of your trip by a local guide who will give you your travel documents (welcome in your choice of French, English or German).
    • An application to follow the itinerary without ever having to look for your way (bike support supplied)
    • 7/7 telephone assistance from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the ABICYCLETTE team.
    • Local telephone assistance 24/7
    • Luggage transfer service

    And also :

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


    Trekking bike

    Aluminium frame

    Shimano Alivio groupset, 29 speeds, disc brakes.

    Wheels 28″

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 anti-theft device
    • 1 pump
    • 1 20-litre rear pannier
    • 1 luggage rack
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 bottle holder
    • 1 telephone holder

    Electric Bike

    Aluminium frame, adjustable fork suspension, 26″ wheels, 8-speed drivetrain.

    Bafang motor, 400Wh battery, 65-90KM autonomy.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 anti-theft device
    • 1 pump
    • 1 20-litre rear pannier
    • 1 luggage rack
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 bottle holder
    • 1 telephone holder

    Gravel Bike

    Aluminium frame.
    Microshift Advent X groupset, 11-48T, disc brakes.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 anti-theft device
    • 1 pump
    • 1 20-litre rear pannier
    • 1 luggage rack
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 bottle holder
    • 1 telephone holder

    Child Bike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 bottle holder

    Getting here

    Departure city : PRAGUE

    Coming by car

    • at 10h from PARIS
    • at 15h from BORDEAUX
    • at 10h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Prague train station - 12h from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Prague airport

    Arrival city : VIENNA

    Coming by car

    • at 12h from PARIS
    • at more than 16h from BORDEAUX
    • at 12h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Vienna Train Station

    Coming by plane

    • Vienna airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    How to get back to the starting point

    • By train from Vienna to Prague in 4h (hotline)
    • Return by car in 3h30 to your starting point
    • Private shuttle: see detailed fares or contact us

    Recommended equipment

    Bike

    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads

    Other

    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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