PRAGUE - VENICE BIKE TOUR 2
Bike tour Description:
This unique cycle tour has been prepared by CZ EuroTour particularly for American, Canadian, Australian and other overseas clients; nevertheless it is also suitable for
tourists from Europe and Asia. Its romantic routes are designed to enable visiting and discovering the most beautiful landmarks of UNESCO heritage and the most
beautiful places along the entire route. The tour leads through 4 countries of Middle, West and South Europe - the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Italy. We will
visit 5 most renowned UNESCO landmarks, various urban listed preserves and southern part of the Czech Republic, which with its landscape and beautiful castles and
chateauxs is the cleanest area in Czechia. Simply put - you will enjoy greenways and much more ..... .
Program of this tour includes 10 days & 7 days cycling with 7 Car / VAN transfers and one Optional Car / VAN transfer. Tour can be supplemented with extra nights to give everybody enough time for landmarks, relax, and entertainment.
Also the tour can be adjusted at your request. Self-guided bike tours is available, guided bike tour on a special request only.
Bike touring Daily program:
Day 1 Prague arrival day
This day begins with a welcome at the airport, then transfer to hotel and accommodation. This day we will devote to discovering the magic places of Prague. We recommend visiting of the UNESCO historical centre of the city and following that we will prepare a welcome dinner in a restaurant.
Day 2 Prague - Karlštejn - Dobříš : cycling 66 km / 41 miles (terrain elevation)+(terrain elevation)
Our first cycle tour leads from our Prague hotel to the famous castle Karlstejn. After an optional visit of Karlstejn, another part of our first cycle tour to a city of Dobris is awaiting us. The city, which in the 10th century led "Golden Path" from Prague to Bavaria. Once we have put us up, we can set out on a visit of the beautiful chateaux with a large French garden.
Day 3 Dobříš - České Budějovice : VAN transfer 102 km / 64 miles; cycling 67 km / 42 miles (terrain elevation)
From Dobříš, our Car / VAN will take us from our hotel to Orlik dam in the morning - one of the dams of a Vltava-river cascade system, which also protects Prague against floods. The dam is 33km / 22 miles long and we will go alongside it to reach 500m long Zdakovsky bridge, which with its one span is one of the biggest bridges in the world. We can also visit a romantic water castle Orlik here. In the afternoon, we will leave for Zvikovske Podhradi & a Zvikov castle at a junction of the river Vltava and the river Otava. Optional visit of Zvikov castle is recommended. From Zvíkovské Podhradí, our VAN will curry us to České Budějovice in the late afternoon - a city of the famous brewery Budvar / Budweiser and a unique historical monument from 1825 - the first and biggest horse railroads in Europe, which once connected Austrian city of Linz and Ceske Budejovice.. Accommodation here.
Day 4 České Budějovice - Hluboká - Český Krumlov : cycling 53 km / 33 miles (terrain elevation)+ (terrain elevation)+ (terrain elevation)
From České Budějovice, we will set out on a route to Hluboká chateaux, also called the Pearl of Southern Bohemia. After optional visit of the chateaux we will return in České Budějovice. After lunch we will say good-bye to České Budějovice and will go through a beautiful landscape us to Český Krumlov - a last UNESCO place in the Bohemia. We will spend here unforgettable moments walking through historical lanes; we can visit the chateaux and its tower, a museum of medieval torture tools and many other interesting things.
Day 5 Český Krumlov - Passau (Germany) : VAN transfer 120 km / 74 miles
We are leaving Český Krumlov and are looking forward to the city of Passau - German city on the border with Austria called the city of three rivers. Its well-kept historical centre will fascinate us with its picturesqueness and baroque architecture. We will certainly be tempted by a visit of a Rathaus, St.-Stephans-Dom, church St. Paul, museum and many others. Or a visit the monastery Niedernburg with a tomb of Blessed Gisela? Overnight here.
Day 6 Passau - Salzburg (Austria) : VAN transfer 100 km / 62 miles; cycling 62 km / 38 miles (terrain elevation)
We will say good-bye to Passau and our Car / VAN will take us from our hotel to Attersee am Attersee - town in the fairy countryside at a beautiful lake Attersee. This day’s cycle route will lead us alongside the lake Attersee first; we will have a short break in a picturesque city of Unterach a. Attersee and then will hit the road alongside second beautiful lake Mondsee which dominated by the so-called "Dragon wall". We have to overcome one more bigger hill to the 28th mile and then just going downhill to Salzburg. We will arrive in Salzburg late afternoon and therefore we have time to visit only if it extends to our program for one day. We will accommodate with a subsequent walk through nocturnal Salzburg.
Day 7 Salzburg - Heiligenblut : VAN transfer 100 km / 62 miles; cycling 46 km / 29 miles; ( OPTIONAL CAR / VAN transfer 20 km / 13 miles ); (terrain elevation)
First our Car / VAN will take us from our hotel to Zell am See - one of the most visited sites in the Austrian Alps. Zell am See Spa is the capital of a district of the same name of the Austrian Province of Salzburg. We should not miss a romantic walk along the banks of Zeller See, one of the cleanest European lakes, where we can even swim. But we are sorry to say good-bye to the splendid Zell am See and after a delicious lunch we head to Heiligenblut. Today’s tour is literally an alpine tour, so to those who do not dare to climb on their bike up to the altitude of 2,545 m above sea level on the "Grossglockner High Alpine Road“, we can offer a VAN transfer from Fusch-Ferleiten to the Hochtor tunnel / the elevation difference of about 1,430 m. We shall not forget to take photos of fascinating views. And then an equally steep descent to Heiligenblut will be ahead of us. This village is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Alpine peaks and passes and has an attractive local church. Heiligenblut is also a starting point for climbing the often visited Grossglockner and also the end of the "Grossglockner High Alpine Road“. Accommodation here.
Day 8 Heiligenblut - Cortina D´Ampezzo : VAN transfer 80 km / 50 miles; cycling 38 km / 24 miles (terrain elevation)
Excited about the splendid scenery of the Austrian part of the Alps we will set off by our Car / VAN on the next route from Heiligenblut to a charming town on the Italian side located in the heart of the natural park of the Dolomiti di Sesto - San Candido. We will be fascinated by the amazing and diverse nature of towering mountains, green pastures, colorful meadows and dense forests. And certainly we will not forget to visit the pedestrian zone of the historic center and its rustic restaurants with Italian specialties.
Though a long time elapsed since those events – but nevertheless - do years 1956 and 1963 remind you of anything? If not, we will just remind you that the Winter Olympic Games were held here in 1956 and the World Figure Skating Championships took place here in 1963. Yes, we are on the right way to another attractive Alpine mountain resort, one of the most beautiful ones in the world, included in the UNESCO list - Dolomites - Cortina D´Ampezzo. This recreation center is an emblematic place thanks to its style, fashion and the Italian way of life that will be a unique experience for us. After today’s short route you may enjoy natural beauties, culture, traditions, art, food and wine to your heart’s content. Overnight here.
Day 9 Cortina D´Ampezzo - Venice : cycling 32 km / 20 miles; VAN transfer 130 km / 81 miles; (terrain elevation)
Couldn’t you get enough of Cortina? Today we have enough time to spend some hours Cortina, because our next route is short and easy. It will take us to Pieve Di Cadore, surrounded by mountain peaks and with a lake not far from the center. It is also the birthplace of the famous painter Titian. The town center is the witness of remote past and history and the attractive archeological museum and the museum of eyeglasses are certainly worth a visit. In the late afternoon our VAN will curry us to Venice, the capital of Veneto – the goal of our bike tour. In the past Venice used to be the center of glass making and a trading power, later it was a major metropolis of fine arts and architecture. Today it is saturated with culture and art and it is one of the most visited monuments of UNESCO in the world. Apart of main streets there is about one hundred of canals and over 400 stone bridges with some 15,000 houses standing on oak poles driven into the sea bed. And at the end of our „Romantic Europe“ bike tour it only remains to wish you that you enjoy the most romantic experience that culminates by the visit to Venice.
Day 10 Venice departure day
We have packed and are waiting for our VAN, which will take us from the hotel to the airport. We are looking forward to go home, yet inwardly we promise to come back at some stage in the future.
Self-guided bicycle tour - service at price
Quantity of persons : 2 - 20
* one transfer Prague airport - hotel & Venice hotel - airport
* visit the most beautiful tourist and Unesco sites in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Italy
* accommodation in selected 3*, 4*, 5* hotels or pensions
* all rooms with privat bad or shower and toilet
* 9 breakfasts
* reliable transportation of baggage
* quality bikes rental & bikes delivery (to Prague hotel & from Venice hotel)
* original package of cycling maps & town maps
* mile by mile Itinerary & graphs / terrain elevation & optional sightseeings recommendation
* GPS Garmin eTrex 20,30 with programmed routes
* Emergency service
Price per person - 3* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3 / 4 - 5 / 6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 2 569 / EUR 2 469 / EUR 2 359
EUR 290 / single supplement
Price per person - 4* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3 / 4 - 5 / 6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 2 749 / EUR 2 639 / EUR 2 529
EUR 350 / single supplement
Price per person - 5* hotels - shared double room
2 - 3 / 4 - 5 / 6 - 9 persons on the trip
EUR 3 029 / EUR 2 909 / EUR 2 789
EUR 530 / single supplement
* for more then 10 persons in the group
* Reverse tour (Venice - Prague) / EUR 240 per the trip
* the tour shortening or extension