New in 2019: Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and...by Jessie Beyer - Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A new twist on an old favorite, we’ve taken our award-winning Danube tour and made it even better! This three-part tour allows riders to enjoy this fantastic cycling route while immersing yourself in countries with deep political, historical and cultural histories.
Discover the unforgettable landscapes and cycle through living history as you Cycle from Passau to Vienna. It will be hard not to fall in love with Central Europe as you explore the “greenways” and rural roads of this fascinating region. The tour begins in Passau, a city that was an important trade center for centuries in part due to its location on the confluence of three major rivers, the Danube, the Inn, and the Ilz. We’ll literally begin on the Danube with a boat ride from Passau to Aschach where you’ll start your first day of cycling with a stunning viewpoint over the riverbed of the Schlögener Schlinge, or Danube loop. Every day you’ll explore the region’s colorful towns, and impressive historical sites including a stop in the town of Melk to visit the Benedictine Melk Abbey, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river. You’ll get a flavor for the local food and landscape while pedaling past vineyards (and stopping to taste some fantastic wine)!
Highlights: Spectacular part of the Danube valley, Melk Abby, Wine tasting, Vienna.
Jul 26-Aug 2
Join the second week of this tour, Cycling Vienna to Prague, and explore Bohemia, the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic as of 1918. Bohemia is one of the prominent parts of the Holy Roman Empire and one of the richest parts of the Austrian Empire as you’ll notice while cycling through its thick forests dotted with castles, chateaux and picturesque towns. Get off the beaten track while pedaling through farmland past gently rolling countryside, by lakes, and through tiny towns.
Highlights: Crossing the border into Czech Republic, Visit to the original Budweiser Budvar Brewery, Cycling along the Moldau river, Prague
Jun 27-Jul 4
Aug 29-Sep 5
Combine both of these tours for the full experience as you explore Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic to find out what makes this a once in a lifetime cycling tour.
Highlights: Cycling bike paths, Boat ride on the famous Danube river, Crossing three borders, Wine tastings, Historic abbeys and castles.
Jun 21-Jul 4
Jul 26-Aug 8
Aug 23-Sep 5
Book by Nov. 15th and save $200 per person!