From captivating Prague, pedal through a nature reserve aptly dubbed Bohemian Paradise | Ride flat roads through sleepy villages and admire the remains of a 14th-century castle
Prague, Czech Republic
||Chateau Mcely||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Mcely, Czech Republic
||Chateau Mcely||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Delight in Czech beer at a private tasting with the brewmaster | Dine at a roubenka (traditional cottage) run by the sister-in-law of former Czech President Vaclav Havel
||Hotel Schloss Durnstein||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Bike past majestic castles and historic towns | Forests, lakes and rivers line the road to the World Heritage site of Telč, a storybook village of houses with lovely sgraffito façades | Meet locals who share stories about life near the iron curtain in the communist era | Learn about World War II history as we cross into Austria en route to Dürnstein | Relax on the terrace at our hotel, a beautiful 17th-century castle overlooking the Danube
||Hotel Schloss Durnstein||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
A ride on the famous Donauradweg (Danube bike path) offers views of orchards, villages and churches perched on hillsides above the magnificent Danube River | Behold Melk Abbey, towering high on a bluff | Join a wine expert at Nikolaihof, Austria's oldest wine estate, for a private tour and tasting of acclaimed rieslings
Savor an exquisite dinner at Landhaus Bacher, one of the country's top culinary spots | Enjoy one last ride along the Danube to Spitz
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Has the 21st century gone missing? Look around. It seems as if time has stopped among half-timbered villages almost too quaint to be real. Amid storybook countryside and alongside a mighty river. Explore Austria's splendid Wachau Valley and an undiscovered corner of the Czech Republic. We hope it stays this way forever
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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