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8-day / 7-night walking tour
Self-guided or guided walking trip
Length of walks: 80 km / 50 miles
Trip rating: Moderate

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Greenways Vienna to Prague

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Mikulov, Vienna to Prague walking route.

Jindrichuv Hradec, Vienna to Prague walking route.

Valtice, Vienna to Prague walking route.

Lednice, Vienna to Prague walking route.

8-days walking tour Vienna to Prague

Program is aimed at hiking in the Greenway corridor. For this purpose the most interesting parts of the Czech Greenway have been selected, both from the point of view of density of tourist destinations and the attractiveness of the hiking trails. Since the entire length of the corridor is over 350 miles (500 km), the hiking program covers only a selection of the most attractive foot trails within the Greenway corridor. This program is suitable for hikers capable of covering greater distances on foot, or for mere recreational hikers (up to 6 miles/10km per day).

 

Highlights:
- 6 World Heritage Sites (protected by UNESCO)
*Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna
*Chateaux in Lednice - Valtice
*Renaissance square in Telc
*Medieval town of Cesky Krumlov
*Baroque village of Holasovice
*Old Town of Prague
- old walled town of Trebon
- Jewish cemetery in Mikulov
- last remnant of the Iron Curtain in Cizov
- rolling pine-clad hills and fields adorned with carp ponds, beer hops growing on racks, brilliant yellow fields of grape, and world-famous Czech beer

About Czech Greenways:

The Czech Greenways is a newly-designated corridor of 100-year-old hiking trails stretching for 250 miles from Vienna to Prague along the Dyje River in Southern Moravia and the Vltava River Valley in Southern and Central Bohemia. It connects beautiful countryside with cultural monuments, historic towns and villages with restored castles and churches. Since much of the Czech Greenways stretches along the former Iron Curtain, where there was limited access and no development for 45 years, the countryside remained untouched and the environment clean.

 

 

 

                       

Walk Vienna to Prague: 8 - day trip itinerary

Day 1)
Vienna (Prague)

After arrival to Vienna (Prague) you will take the train ride to Breclav, where you will be picked up by our representative and driven to Lednice-Valtice area, with your first overnight at a local hotel. You will meet with the program coordinator, who will introduce you to the program, give you all necessary materials, and be your contact person for the whole trip.
Overnight in Lednice-Valtice area.

Day 2)
Valtice - Lednice (15 km/9,4 miles)

Start by touring the Baroque Valtice chateau, then follow the path through fields, vineyards and forest. Stop for lunch at the romantic Border Chateau, see the follies on the way to Lednice, and wrap up your day in the Gothic Revival Chateau of Lednice, one of the most ornate examples of this historical architectural style.
Overnight in Lednice-Valtice area.

Day 3)
Pavlov - Mikulov (10 km / 6 miles)
Walk along the Palava hills through the ruins of Divci hrady (Maiden's Castles) and across  Devin, the highest point of the Palava hills (550 m). After crossing the "saddle" you arrive at the ruins of Sirotci hradek (Orphan castle). From there climb to Tabulova Hill and over Turold Hill down to Mikulov, a magic castle town surrounded by vineyards.
Overnight in Mikulov.

 

Day 4)
Mikulov -
Cizov - Hardegg - Vranov nad Dyji – Telc (14 km / 9 miles)

Morning transfer by car from Mikulov to Cizov. Take in the unspoiled beauty of Podyji National Park. The trail starts in the village of Cizov, where you can see the last remnant of the Iron Curtain, continues to the Austrian village of Hardegg with its ancient castle and a sweeping view of the Dyje valley, and then leads back to Vranov nad Dyji. Finish your day with the tour of the magnificent Baroque chateau in Vranov, perched atop a cliff over the Dyje River. Late afternoon transfer by car from Vranov to Telc.
Overnight in Telc.

 

Day 5)
Telc - Slavonice –
Landstejn – Nova Bystrice – Jindrichuv Hradec (12 km / 7 miles)

Transfer by train from Telc to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. The hiking trail begins in the town and finishes at the castle of Landstejn. On the way, you will see an interesting outdoor museum of military bunkers that were built along the Czech borders in the 1930s. You will have a short transfer by car from Landstejn to the town of Nova Bystrice to take the quaint narrow-gauge railway dating from 1897, which winds through the sparsely inhabited, forested region called “Czech Canada”.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

 

Day 6)
Trebon – Svet - Kojakovice (14 km / 9 miles )

First, take in the historic town and castle of Jindrichuv Hradec, then continue through the mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows of the Bohemia Lake District and its capital, Trebon, a medieval city whose walls are still largely intact. After arriving in Trebon, take the trail around the Svet man-made lake, an engineering wonder of the 16th century.
The hiking tour ends in the village of Kojakovice with interesting local village museum. Late afternoon transfer by car from Kojakovice to Cesky Krumlov.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

 

Day 7)
Cesky Krumlov – Klet – Cesky Krumlov (16 km / 10 miles)
Morning transfer by train from Cesky Krumlov to Zlata Koruna, which is famous for its monastery. You continue over the highest peak of the Blanský Forest: Klet, with a restaurant, a lookout tower and an astronomical observatory. Then hike back to Cesky Krumlov.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

 

Day 8)
Cesky Krumlov to Prague

The recommended program gives you ample time to enjoy all that Cesky Krumlov has to offer within one day.
Late afternoon transfer by train from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.

 

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Time to go:

Weather
The Central European continental climate consists of long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time for cycling and walking tours is between April and October. In the summer months it can get quite hot. Bear in mind that it will be cooler on the mountain tours at this time. May June and September are generally good months to take advantage of the cooler, but still warm weather.

Crowds

It must be noted that, according to the tourism calendar, the first two weeks in August are when most people go for their holidays. Generally July and August are the busiest months. We mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO protected areas with greater ease and with less people around.

 

Cultural Events
During September, many towns and villages in the winegrowing regions of Central Europe have wine harvest celebrations (vinobraní). Local people dress up in traditional folk costumes and there is a lot of singing and dancing washed down with copious amounts of wine. These are wonderful traditional events and should not be missed. You also might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:

 

Vienna:

The Long Night of Music is where music lovers and night owls can visit more than 50 locations with a single ticket – using the special shuttle buses. The program ranges from jazz to classical, from pop and rock to musicals and special performances in the DJ scene.
http://langenacht.orf.at

The Vienna Festival is renowned for its superb international theatrical performances, also invites musical ensembles and opera companies from all over the world, in addition to staging many Austrian musical productions.
http://www.festwochen.at/

Wien Modern is a contemporary music festival celebrating only composers from the 20th century.
http://www.wienmodern.at/

 

Tabor:

Hussite Days Theatre presentations of the life of the 15th century Catholic reformer Jan Hus.

The Tabor Meeting has a medieval atmosphere with markets, fireworks, fencing and demonstrations of historical craft making.

 

Jindrichuv Hradec:

The Folk Rose Festival attracts folk groups from all over the world to perform their music and dances.
http://www.folkcountry.cz/ruze.htm

Trebon:
Anifest is a festival of animated films from all corners of the world. Oscar winning works are presented side by side with new talent.
http://www.anifest.cz/index_en.php

Around Trebon The Around Trebon Festival (in Czech, Okolo Trebon) is one of the longest-running multigenre festivals in the Czech Republic. It was first organized in 1992. The festival offers a variety of musical genres, unusual combinations of concerts and theatre performances, street happenings, competitive and fun races, and other entertainment.
http://www.okolotrebone.cz

 

Cesky Krumlov:
The Festival of the Five-petal Rose is a historical Renaissance festival with parades of people in medieval clothes as well as music concerts and historical demonstrations.
http://www.ckrumlov.info/apps/en/slperu.xsp

Festival of chamber music Festival of the classical music with the longest tradition in Cesky Krumlov. Part of the festival is the project ‘Music through the ages’ where music can be heard on the tour route of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

Festival of early music Medieval, renaissance and baroque music sound on the original musical instruments where the original musical sources and the customs of interpretation of the period are respected.

The International Music Festival has been going since 1992 and includes music of all periods with the participation of renowned instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras.
http://www.czechmusicfestival.com/

 

Prague:

Prague Spring is an international music festival featuring orchestral and theatre series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts, chamber music and symphony orchestras.
http://www.festival.cz

DATES

Guided Set Departures 2017:

Dates for guided walking tour:

May 6-13
June 11-18
(incl. Five-petalled Rose Festival)
August 19-26
September 24-October 1
(incl. St. Wenceslas Celebrations)

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

Land Costs

Self-Guided:
Price Net Per Person

EURO

1,290.-

(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

1,990.-

8+ people:
Price Net Per Person

EURO

1,790.-

(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

Easy to moderate

Elevation profile, Vienna to Prague walking route.

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