Salzburg to Prague

GUIDED OR INDEPENDENT 8 Days/7 Nights 374kms

Start in Salzburg with a panorama of the Alps. Cycle through the spectacular lake area of the Salzkammergut across the Austrian border, to medieval Cesky Krumlov and finally to Prague.

Bike country that epitomises the word "Europe" - small towns overlooked by ancient castles; deep green forests and rolling hills; little villages with church steeples dotting the countryside. This trail has a superb combination of landscape, castles and three fabulous cities.

Your Journey

Day 1 Arrive Salzburg - St. Gilgen (45 km):

Start in impressive Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. First day cycle along the Mozart cycle path through beautiful alpine and lake-rich countryside of the Salzkammergut to St. Gilgen.

Day 2 St. Gilgen - Gmunden - Linz (59 km): 

Cycle to Bad Ischl at the foot of the 1450m high Katrin Mountain. Visit the residence of the Austrian Emperor then continue to Lake Traunsee and Chateau Orth, situated on an island in the middle of the lake. Transfer by train to Linz.

Day 3 Linz - Cesky Krumlov (47 km):

Cycle from the Danube River into hills that form the border between Austria and the Czech Republic. In Vyssi Brod is one of the most revered monasteries in the Czech Republic built in 13thC. Transfer to Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 4 Cesky Krumlov - Cesky Budejovice - Hluboka nad Vltavou (42 km):

Cesky Krumlov has an unparalled medieval town centre, an ornate chateau and tower overlooking the town. Cycle to Ceske Budejovice, home of real Budweiser beer, then to Hluboka nad Vltavou. The Tudor Gothic Chateau here is one the of most beautiful in Bohemia.

Day 5 Hluboka nad Vltavou - Pisek (53 km):

Cycle to the historic town of Pisek which has one of the oldest bridges in Bohemia (older than the Charles Bridge in Prague).

Day 6 Pisek - Pribram (69 km):

The highlight today is Zvikov Castle, known as the "Queen of Bohemian Castles". Continue to Priham, a mining town from the 12thC.

Day 7 Pribram - Prague (59 km):

Between Priham and Prague is the town of Horovice with its Baroque chateau. Continue to the Gothic castle at Karistejn, which once guarded the Czech crown jewels.

Day 8 Prague:

Day free to visit the Charles Bridge; the Old Town Square and Prague Castle, the largest in the country. Arrangements conclude after breakfast.


Moderate - a good level of fitness will allow you to enjoy this tour.


Breakfast daily on independent. Half board (breakfast and dinner) on guided tour.

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