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Cycling along Salzkammergut, Salzburg to Prague bicycle route.

 

 

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Salzburg to Prague - Austria & Czech Republic Cycling Vacations

8-day / 7 night bicycle tour; 374 km / 234 miles

This trail has a superb combination of landscape, chateaux, and three fabulous cities.

Trip rating: Moderate

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Stadt Radf, Salzburg to Prague bicycle route.

Start your bicycle tour in Salzburg with a panorama of the Alps at your back, cycling through the spectacular Salzkammergut, to medieval Cesky Krumlov. Then on to Prague, city of a thousand spires. Between them you
will bike through country that epitomizes what most people think of when they hear the word “Europe”: small towns watched over by ancient castles, deep green forests and rolling hills, little villages with church steeples dotting the countryside. Enjoy an original Budweiser in Ceske Budejovice, then go with the flow of the Vltava River until you reach magnificent Prague.

 

Salzburg to Prague Bicycle Tour Itinerary:

                        

Map of Salzburg to Prague bicycle route.

 

Day 1 Salzburg - St. Gilgen (45 km / 28 miles)
Start in Salzburg. This impressive town, situated on the banks of the Salzach River, is where the composer Mozart was born and raised. On this first day cycle along the Mozart cycling path. This winds its way through beautiful Alpine countryside, the Salzkammergut, along the Mondsee and Wolfgangsee lakes to St. Gilgen.

Overnight in St. Gilgen.

Day 2 St. Gilgen – Gmunden - Linz (59 km / 37 miles)
Today you will cycle to Bad Ischl at the foot of the 1450m high Katrin Mountain. Here you can visit the Imperial Villa, the summer residence of the Austrian Emperor. Continue along
the river Traun to Lake Traunsee where you will see the major highlight of the day, chateau Orth, situated on an island in the middle of the lake. Transfer by train from Gmunden to Linz.
Overnight in Linz.

Day 3 Linz – Cesky Krumlov (47 km / 30 miles)
Cycle from the Danube river valley up into the hills that form the border of the Czech Republic and Austria. In Vyssi Brod is one of the most venerable monasteries in the Czech
Republic, built in the late 13th century. Transfer by car from Vyssi Brod to Cesky Krumlov.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 4 Cesky Krumlov – Ceske Budejovice – Hluboka nad Vltavou (42 km / 26 miles)
Cesky Krumlov has an unparalleled medieval town center, and an ornate chateau and tower overlooking the town. From here cycle to Ceske Budejovice, home of the real Budweiser beer where it has been brewed for the past 700 years. Finish by cycling to Hluboka nad Vltavou. The Tudor Gothic chateau in Hluboka nad Vltavou is one of the most beautiful chateaux in Bohemia.
Overnight in Hluboka nad Vltavou.

Day 5 Hluboka nad Vltavou – Pisek (53 km / 33 miles)
Today you start out by cycling from Hluboka through Tyn nad Vltavou to the historical town of Pisek. The oldest bridge in Bohemia, built in the 13th century (older than Charles
Bridge in Prague), crosses the river at Pisek.
Overnight in Pisek.

Day 6 Pisek – Pribram (69 km / 43 miles)
The highlight of this cycling day is Zvikov Castle on a rocky hill overlooking the confluence of the Otava and Vltava rivers. It is known as the “Queen of Bohemian castles” due to its majestic position. Next stop is Castle Orlik, on Orlik Reservoir. At Vysoka u Pribrame there is the memorial to the Czech composer Dvorak. Continue on to Pribram, which has a
longstanding legacy of mining. Silver, lead and other metals were mined here from the 12th Century.
Overnight in Pribram.

Day 7 Pribram – Prague ( 59 km / 37 miles)
The cycle from Pribram to Prague first takes you to the town of Horovice and its Baroque chateau, and then to the Gothic castle of Karlstejn atop a wooded hill. This sturdy castle,
founded by Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, once guarded the Czech crown jewels.
Overnight in Prague.

Day 8 Prague
Prague is the “city of a thousand spires”. The Charles Bridge, the Old Town square and Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in Europe, are great places to visit.

 

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DATES

Guided Set Departures 2017:

Dates for a guided tour:

July 10-17
August 21-28

Private self-guided tours available from April to the end of October.

Land Costs

Self-Guided:
Price Net Per Person

EURO

1,390.-

(based on twin - bed room)
• Single supplement:

 EURO 350,-

•15% supplement for single travelers on a self-guided tour

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Included:

• accommodation in selected hotels and   pensions
• buffet breakfast
• luggage transfer
• information package (route instructions, maps, suggestions)
• transportation by car according to program
• welcome briefing upon arrival
• quality bike rental
• stand-by support
• GPS navigation system and cell phone

 

Guided Set Departures:

4-7 people:
Price Net Per Person

EURO

2,090.-

8+ people:
Price Net Per Person

EURO

1,890.-

(based on double occupancy)
• Single supplement:

EURO 350,-
• Minimum size of group:
   4 people

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Included:

• professional bilingual guide
• support van
• accommodation in selected hotels and    pensions
• buffet breakfast and dinner included
• luggage transfer
• quality bike rental
• private guided tours at chateaux, castles, museums, and other select attractions
• special events, including wine tasting and picnics

Difficulty Level

Moderate

 

Trekking bikes provided on the tour:

TREK 7300 FX

• American manufacturer
• lightweight aluminum frame Alpha SL Aluminum
• front fork suspension RST CT FREE T4
• gear components Shimano Deore
• men’s frame sizes 17.5“, 20“, 22.5“
• women’s frame sizes 17.5“, 20“

• Size: men’s 17.5“, 20“, 22.5“; women‘s 17“, 20“
• frame: Alpha SL Aluminum
• fork: RST CT FREE T4
• wheels: Alloy F, Shimano Deore R hub
• tires: Bontrager Invert HC, Kevlar belt, 700x35c
• rims: Alexrims ACE 19
• shifters: Shimano Alivio
• front derailleur: Shimano Nexave T 301
• rear derailleur: Shimano Deore
• crankset: Shimano T 303 48/38/28
• cassette: SRAM 850 11-32, 8 speed
• pedals: Alloy ATB clipless adaptable w/clips and straps
• saddle: Bontrager Sport
• seatpost: Bontrager Sport
• stem: Bontrager Sport 15 degree
• headset: Aheadset, semi-cartridge, sealed
• brakeset: Alloy linear pull w/alloy levers
• weight: 13,5 kg

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