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  • Discover two intriguing countries and cultures
  • Experience gentle pastoral strolls in the Czech Republic and dramatic alpine treks in Austria
  • Explore Ceský Krumlov, an incredible World Heritage site
  • Hike glorious glacier-carved valleys to castles and picture-perfect villages
  • Trace Czech history with Helena, our friend and historian

Journey from Prague, where the Czech Republic reveals itself one village at a time. Quiet farmland. Raw beauty. Earnest people eager to share stories. Cross the Danube and encounter Austria's stark jagged peaks. Find joy in the countryside, the culture and the contrasts of these neighboring European countries.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip. Biking in Netherlands, May 2014 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Day 1: Start your adventure in the Czech Republic with gentle pastoral strolls to picture-perfect villages

After lunch at a secluded farmhouse-turned-inn, stride through rolling pastureland, evergreen forests and roads lined by fruit trees in southern Bohemia.

Day 2: A local guide leads us on a visit of enchanting Český Krumlov

An incredible World Heritage site with cobblestone streets, baroque and Renaissance houses, vaulted passageways and hidden squares  Hike into the hills for sweeping city views  Rendezvous at a popular pub for a tasting of Czech beers.

Days 3-4: Journey to Austria and discover a World Heritage site

Ascend by cable car from Traunsee (one of Austria's deepest lakes) to Feuerkogel peak, where a heavenly hike with stunning vistas awaits When better to taste apfelstrudel, the delicious signature highland dish, than mid-trek at a cozy alpine hut  A walking tour of the tiny World Heritage town of Hallstatt reveals ancient salt-mining roots  Keep your eyes peeled for chamois as you explore the beautiful Dachstein Massif and amble among waterfalls  Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance.

Days 5-6: Gear up for crystal-clear lakes and a historic pilgrimage trail

Ride a cogwheel train, in operation since 1893, from the storybook village of St. Wolfgang up Schafberg Mountain—you won't want to miss this photo op!  Have lunch overlooking much of the Salzkammergut Lake District, including Wolfgangsee  Hike to the lovely resort town St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart's mother and the setting for many scenes in The Sound of Music  Stretch your legs on a leisurely walk around Fuschl, an idyllic lakeside village set in a nature reserve  Pine-clad hills shelter the lake, which offers several secluded bays as well as calm beaches ideal for swimming.

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$ 3,698

Price Per Day:

$ 616 per day
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 890
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations as mentioned
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Personal Expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
12 or more people

Hotel Ruze: Český Krumlov (2 nights)

A former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, with a perfect location in the town's center. (pool, spa)

Heritage Hotel Hallstatt: Hallstatt (1 night)

An exclusive retreat composed of three historic houses overlooking spectacular Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region.

Hotel Schloss Fuschl: Fuschl (2 nights)

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450. (pool, spa, golf)

Start City
Prague, Czech Republic
End City
Salzburg, Austria
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Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

96+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200

61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

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