Vienna to Prague Cycling

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Dates: May-Sep - see all dates

Total Days: 9

Activity Level: 3

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Price:

2014

REI member: $2,899

Non-member: $3,275

2015

REI member: $2,999

Non-member: $3,375

Additional Fees

Single supplement: $699

Trip Dates:

2014

  • May 17–25 Sold out
  • May 24 – Jun 1
  • May 31 – Jun 8
  • Jun 14–22
  • Jul 26 – Aug 3
  • Aug 23–31
  • Aug 30 – Sep 7
  • Sep 6–14
  • Sep 13–21 Sold out
  • Sep 20–28

2015

  • May 17–25
  • May 24 – Jun 1
  • Jun 7–15
  • Jun 21–29
  • Jul 26 – Aug 3
  • Aug 23–31
  • Aug 30 – Sep 7
  • Sep 6–14
  • Sep 13–21
  • Sep 20–2

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Group Size: 4-13

Activity Level: 3

Activities:

  • Cycling

Accommodations:

Hotels/Inns with private bath, 8 nights

Trip Highlights

  • Explore southern Moravia and Bohemia from the seat of a bike
  • Starting in Vienna, explore medieval towns and castles en route to Prague
  • Ride 25-35 miles a day with a support crew so you can focus on the scenery
  • Cycle through pastoral landscapes, sparkling lakes, and red-roofed villages

From the enchanting medieval towns of southern Moravia and Bohemia to the vibrant and cultured city of Prague, our Vienna to Prague cycle tour provides you with a close-up look at this fascinating, ever-evolving part of the world. Touring by bicycle allows for close interactions with both the friendly locals and the incredible Austrian and Czech landscapes.

Each day we ride approximately 25-35 miles (with some longer options available) through countryside famous for its magnificent castles, charming red-tile roofed villages, impressive architecture, sparkling lakes, rolling hillsides, and lovely forests. Tour three UNESCO towns including picture-perfect Cesky Krumlov with its iconic hilltop castle, labyrinth of medieval lanes and catacombs, and idyllic location on a bend in the Vltava River. Each night we wind down with delicious regional specialties for dinner, enjoying great local beer or sipping some of Moravia's famed wines. Lodging includes European-style pensions, small hotels, and country inns.

Join us for this unforgettable cycling trip!

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Vienna, Austria, the City of Music.
  • Day 2 - Bicycle into Moravia, with Renaissance mansions and Gothic castles.
  • Day 3 - Ride through Dyje canyon and Bohemian villages finishing in Telč.
  • Day 4 - Pedal to the spa town Trebon, near the spectacular Lake Svet.
  • Day 5 - Take a relaxed ride through pastoral Bohemian landscape.
  • Day 6 - Ride alongside lovely rivers and sparkling lakes to Česky Krumlov.
  • Day 7 - Cycle near Česky Krumlov; explore the town or raft the Vltava River.
  • Day 8 - Ride to Hluboka village, where a castle sits high above the river.
  • Day 9 - Depart Prague as our cycling adventure draws to a close.

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Trip Itinerary and Details

Important Notice: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Vienna, Austria, the City of Music.

    Your trip begins by arriving at any time today in Vienna, Austria.  Transfer on your own to our hotel for the evening.  Meals on your own.

  • Day 2 - Bicycle into Moravia, with Renaissance mansions and Gothic castles.

    Dressed in our cycling clothes, packed and ready to go, we enjoy an early breakfast followed by a group meeting with our guides in the hotel lobby. After introductions and a short briefing we travel by van for about 1 hour to the spectacular Austrian countryside to begin cycling. Our route takes us towards the border of the Czech Republic and into Moravia along quiet backcountry roads. Tonight we overnight at a 13th century mansion formerly occupied by the Knights Templar or stay near Lednice/Valtice on a former Lichtenstein estate, now part of the UNESCO World Heritage status. All meals included.

    Van transfer: ~1 hour; Cycling: 25 miles; Hours in the saddle 2.5: Terrain: rolling hills. Optional cycling add 15 miles; hours in the saddle: 1.5.

  • Day 3 - Ride through Dyje canyon and Bohemian villages finishing in Telč.

    After a hearty breakfast we transfer by van to Vranov nad Dyje where we visit the spectacular Vranov Castle built high on a cliff overlooking the town and the Dyje River. After a picnic lunch and a short van transfer, we cycle through Dyje valley and onto the picturesque Bohemian villages of Slavonice, Dacice and Telc. Among its Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque buildings, we make the charming UNESCO town of Telc our home for tonight. All meals included.

    Cycling: 25 miles: Hours in the saddle: 2.5; Terrain: rolling hills. Optional cycling add 15 miles; hours in the saddle: 1.5

  • Day 4 - Pedal to the spa town Trebon, near the spectacular Lake Svet.

    Before our 45-minute van transfer to the town of Strmilov, we take time to visit the Telc Castle. Once in Strmilov, we start cycling to the fortified 13th century town of Jindrichuv Hradec and continue to the walled city of Trebon near the spectacular Lake Svet. Trebon is a lovely town with an exceptionally well preserved historical core. Enjoy local beer, fresh fish and overnight in a quaint hotel located on the town square. There may even be time to enjoy an optional peat bath in one of Trebon's renowned "spas". You also have the option for a longer ride around Rozmberk Lake today. All meals included.

    Van transfer: 45 minutes; Cycling: 30-38 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3.5; Terrain: flat and rolling hills with a hard-packed dirt road around Rozmberk Lake.

  • Day 5 - Take a relaxed ride through pastoral Bohemian landscape.

    We have a full day of relaxed cycling through the pastoral Bohemian landscape surrounding Trebon. Today we cycle past ponds with jumping fish, forests of old gnarled trees and along winding roads with little traffic. After our ride, relaxing and sipping an icy cold Czech beer sounds great! Overnight in Trebon. Breakfast and lunch included; dinner on your own.

    Cycling: 40 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3; Terrain: mostly flat.

  • Day 6 - Ride alongside lovely rivers and sparkling lakes to Česky Krumlov.

    Today we cycle to the UNESCO town of Cesky Krumlov. Not enough can be said for the magical quality of this ancient town; archaeological findings indicate a settlement existed here as early as 1500 BC! Today, the city is capped with the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic and is a maze of narrow, cobblestone lanes lined with richly decorated Renaissance buildings. Our route takes us alongside the serpentine wanderings of lovely rivers and sparkling lakes, providing an idyllic background for our picnic lunch and much of the day's journey. Pass by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Overnight in the charming medieval town of Cesky Krumlov. All meals included.

    Cycling: 35 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3.5; Terrain: rolling hills.

  • Day 7 - Cycle near Česky Krumlov; explore the town or raft the Vltava River.

    Our day begins with a van transfer (1/2 hour) to the village of Cerna v Posumavi. Our route takes us to Lipno Lake and includes a downhill ride into the village of Vyssi Brod. We visit a 13th century monastery and world famous 17th century library. The river Vltava (Moldau) becomes our guide as we head back to spend a 2nd night in Cesky Krumlov. There are many options for the afternoon including a tour of the Krumlov Castle, rafting the Vltava as it winds through town, shopping and more. Enjoy dinner in one of the cool (both literally and figuratively speaking!) catacombs below the city. Breakfast and lunch included; dinner on your own.

    Van transfer: ~30 minutes; Cycling: 40 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3.5; Terrain: flat to rolling hills.

  • Day 8 - Ride to Hluboka village, where a castle sits high above the river.

    Heading out directly from Cesky Krumlov for our final leg of the journey, we cycle to the village of Hluboka. Here a romantic castle sits high above the river. Built in the spirit of the English Gothic style, based on the royal Windsor Castle, the castle is decorated with gargoyles, precious wood paneling with unusually rich workmanship and carving decoration, paintings by European masters of the 16th – 18th centuries, beautiful chandeliers and late Renaissance window panes. Enjoy a celebratory early afternoon meal before we say our formal good-byes to the guides as they will not be staying in Prague with us tonight. Breakfast and lunch included; dinner on your own.

    Cycling: 28 miles; Hours in the saddle 2.5: Terrain: rolling hills to begin, mostly flat at end.

  • Day 9 - Depart Prague as our cycling adventure draws to a close.

    Enjoy breakfast this morning at our hotel before departing to the airport on your own. Breakfast included.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. 

Price Includes

All accommodations; meals as noted in the daily itinerary; cycling guides and support staff; support vehicle; bikes (24 speed hybrid touring bikes, equipped with a small handlebar bag for your camera / map and a water bottle rack); sightseeing as noted in the itinerary.

Not Included

Round-trip airfare; airport/hotel transfers; 3 dinners, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, alcoholic beverages and items of a personal nature.  Please bring your own bike helmet.

Bikes

We provide 15" Suntour SCUD 24-speed hybrid touring bikes (unisex frame); 17", 19", and 21" Leader Fox Sumava Gent 24-speed hybrid touring bikes (men's and women's frames); and 23" and 24" Merida Crossway 24-speed hybrid touring bikes (men's frame). These heavy-duty bikes are perfect for this type of trip. All bikes have medium tires, flat pedals, upright handlebars, a rear bike rack and bag, and water bottle cage. You may choose to bring your own pedal and shoe system, or your own pedals with baskets/toe cages, and/or your own bike seat (don't bring the post).

Qualifications

This trip is rated Moderate [3] with many rolling hills in this region, and most days we keep you on the go the entire day. This trip is for active people in good health.  The Bohemian countryside is rarely flat, so regular conditioning prior to the trip is essential.  Most days also involve a van transfer ranging in length from a 1/2 hour up to 2 hours; please refer to the daily itinerary for approximate cycling times and distances.

Weather

Austria and the Czech Republic typically experiences mild temperatures in the spring and fall, warming up by 15-20 degrees in the mid-summer months. May temperatures range from the high 40s to the mid-60s F, with a limited chance of rain. June through September, expect temperatures from the low 50s at night to the mid-80s during the day. High humidity can compound the challenge of mid-summer heat.

Single Travelers

If you are traveling alone and specifically request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the single supplement fee. There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations, and we will assign you a roommate of the same gender if possible. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available.

General Information

This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A full gear list and pre-departure information is sent upon sign-up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).

We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.

Vienna to Prague Cycling Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you in choosing your equipment for the trip. Try to bring only what is necessary, as this will help you and the field staff.

Gear Checklist

Provided Gear
  • 24-speed hybrid bikes with flat pedals​
  • Small handlebar bag
  • Water bottle cage
  • Route map
  • Group bicycle pump
Required Gear
  • Helmet
Official Papers
  • Valid passport
  • Airline tickets
Luggage
  • One piece of luggage, wheels and a retractable handle are recommended
  • Daypack or carry-on bag
  • Luggage tags and locks
  • Security wallet or money belt
Footwear
  • Cycling shoes (see "Things to Consider")
  • Walking shoes or sandals
City Clothing
  • Sweater and/or light jacket
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat
Cycling Clothing
  • Cycling jerseys, short and long sleeve
  • Cycling tights or pants
  • Cycling shorts
  • Cycling raingear, jacket and pants, waterproof and breathable
  • Cycling vest
  • Arm and/or leg warmers
  • Cycling gloves, both short and long fingered
  • Headband, sweatband, beanie, etc.
  • Cycling socks
Travel Accessories
  • Sport/cycling sunglasses
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration pack
Optional Field Gear
  • Camera + memory, batteries, charger
  • Electrical adapter plug/converter
  • Ear plugs
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Watch with alarm or travel clock
  • Laundry bag, cord and soap
  • Bike rear view mirror
  • Bike computer
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Saddle or gel seat cover
  • Favorite energy snacks / drinks

Things to Consider

  • Always pack essential items such as your passport, REI Adventures trip final bulletin, money, eyewear, medications and a change of clothes in your carry-on baggage, in case your luggage is delayed.
  • We recommend bright-colored bicycle clothing for visibility and safety.
  • Always test your clothing layers before a trip. Your outer layer should fit easily over the inside ones without binding.
  • If you are not bringing a shoe and pedal system (optional), you will need a shoe designed for cycling or cross training to be used with the provided flat pedals (toe clips are optional). Consider these features: lightweight, closed toe, designed with stiffer soles to provide more efficient energy transfer as you pedal. Stiff soles protect your feet while riding and support the full length of your foot to reduce cramping and fatigue.
  • If you bring your own saddle, please bring only the seat and not the seat post. Seat posts are not universal and will likely not fit the bike you'll be riding. You are welcome to bring a gel seat cover for use on the provided saddle.
  • Formal attire is not required at restaurants. Comfortable, casual clothes are appropriate for sit-down meals. We suggest bringing slacks, shorts that are mid-thigh or longer, skirts, or summer dresses in fabrics that are easy to wash and wear.

Feel free to give us a call at (800) 622-2236 should you have any questions regarding the gear list. The staff at our stores and Direct Sales (800-426-4840) will also be happy to help you with gear questions. Or check out www.rei.com/learn. The Expert Advice section on our "Learn" page has great information to help you prepare for your trip.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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REI AdventuresVienna to Prague Cycling
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Activity level (10)
  • Guides (10)
  • Accommodations (9)
  • Group camaraderie (8)
  • Well organized itinerary (8)

Cons

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        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (4), Casual/ recreational (4), Casual adventurer (3)
        • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
        • All the details planned for me (9), I liked the itinerary (8), Active adventures (7), Travel with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts (6), Destination (5)

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      5.0

      Perfect way to see Czech

      By Kamal

      from New York, NY

      About Me First-Time Adventurer

      Pros

      • Accommodations
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      • Exceeded Expectations
      • Food
      • Group Camaraderie
      • Guides
      • Well Organized Itinerary

      Cons

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          Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

          Alena and Renata (our tour guides) were fantastic and a big part of making this trip successful.

          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
          • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination
          • Why did you choose this trip?:
          • I've wanted to go to Prague and Czech for a while and thought this would be the perfect way to see the countryside and local attractions without being trapped in a tourist filled location. Prague of course if very touristy but getting there was fantastic.
          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
          • Getting to see all of the small towns that were filled with character and charm.
           
          5.0

          Excellent Adventure in Czech Republic

          By Minnesota Cycling Gal

          from Marine-On-St. Croix, MN

          About Me Avid Adventurer, First-Time Adventurer

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          • Exceeded Expectations
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              Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

              The guides and the fellow travelers made this trip wonderful.

              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
              • Active Adventures, Destination, I Liked the Itinerary, Recommended by a Friend, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
              • Why did you choose this trip?:
              • It fit into my schedule and I wanted to see that part of the world.
              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
              • There were too many highlights to count! Learning about the culter and history of Czech Republic, Meeting and getting to know the wonderful guides, seeing the ancient castles/monestaries, getting to bike everyday for the whole trip!
               
              5.0

              Unique chance to see the Czech Republic

              By Tom from SC

              from Santa Cruz, CA

              About Me Casual Adventurer

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                  Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                  The guides (Alena and Veronika) were incredible -- both in terms of adjusting the trip details for folks' needs and sharing their enthusiastic insights into Czech history and culture.

                  • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                  • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                  • Why did you choose this trip?:
                  • We have traveled with REI before and had a great experience. We wanted to see somewhere different, with a mix of biking, cultural exposure and sightseeing. The trip did all of those things well.
                  • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                  • The variety of countryside - villages, agriculture, lakes, and forests - that we experienced on the rides.
                  • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                  • The rides are not that demanding, but you should be in biking shape. Try to learn a bit about Eastern European history before you go.
                   
                  5.0

                  What a treat!

                  By Biker Kat

                  from Dover, DE

                  About Me Casual Adventurer

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                  Pros

                  • Accommodations
                  • Activity Level
                  • Exceeded Expectations
                  • Food
                  • Group Camaraderie
                  • Guides
                  • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                  • Quality Equipment Provided
                  • Well Organized Itinerary

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                      Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                      Our guides Renata and Alena were absolutely fabulous. I would definitely recommend touring the Czech republic with either of them.

                      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                      • Recommended by a Friend
                      • Why did you choose this trip?:
                      • I had never been to Vienna or the Czech Republic and I thought this was a wonderful way to see them.
                      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                      • The highlight of my trip would have to be the bike routes the tour guides picked out for us. The great people that I was cycling with also made it a joy.
                      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                      • Consider taking your own saddle. Clipping in helped on the hills for sure.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent cycling & cheap beer!

                      By WanderlustNC

                      from Raleigh, NC

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                          Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                          + Well Planned and Managed yet Flexible: Our group was pretty well matched in terms of cycling ability and enthusiasm. However when part of the group wanted to go faster or slower or stop for a beverage, the GUIDES WERE FLEXIBLE enough to accommodate. The cycling route was well planned and managed.

                          + Activity Level was Challenging but not Killer.

                          + My bike was perfect for me for this adventure.

                          Suggestion: I would have liked more information about the history and culture of the areas where we cycled, especially in context with world or broader European events. The tours of the castles were not as worthwhile for the time dedicated to them; they should be quicker.

                          Suggestion: It would also have been fun and helpful for the Guides to teach us more Czech language - possibly during the bus rides.

                          Suggestion: Print the maps BIGGER so they can be read through the map holders quickly.

                          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                          • All the Details Planned for Me, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                          • Why did you choose this trip?:
                          • I wanted an active adventure that would motivate me to prepare for the trip. I had never been to either Austria nor the Czech Republic and wanted to see cities, small villages as well as the countryside.
                          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                          • A couple sections of the cycling route where the vistas were long range, the hills were rolling and the traffic was light.
                          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                          • Learn some Czech before you arrive. Do some cycling in preparation for the trip and you will enjoy it more.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Exceeded All Expectations

                          By Sandy K

                          from SE Michigan

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                          Pros

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                          • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                          • Well Organized Itinerary

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                              Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                              Seeing so many UNESCO sites in a single week felt like a great privilege. Visiting the numerous castles and palaces allowed me to link together in my head the rich history of a culture I previously knew little about.

                              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                              • All the Details Planned for Me, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Trust in REIs reputation
                              • Why did you choose this trip?:
                              • Area I knew little about and wanted to learn in a non-touristy way.
                              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                              • The relationships developed with the guides and the other travelers.
                              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                              • Train beforehand. The mid-west is flat and the "moderate rolling terrain" though not difficult is more challenging than my home terrain.

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A simply fabulous trip!

                              By MI Biker

                              from Michigan

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                                  Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                                  This was a fabulous trip. Every sight and every city was more beautiful than the one before. Czech food tended to be a bit on the heavy side. I would recommend this trip to any adventure minded travellor. Some in our group rode more miles daily than others, and that was perfectly fine: we all got the vacation we wanted. I would recommend planning 2 full days on each end of the trip to explore lovely Vienna and vibrant Prague.

                                  • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                  • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, I Liked the Itinerary
                                  • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                  • I have been looking for a European bike trip for some time. Central Europe is an area that is becoming more popular to visit, a place that I had never been, and the sights described sounded perfect.
                                  • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                  • The guides were outstanding: they were knowledgeable, fun, and built group morale. Many days we had beautiful picnic lunches set up for us: fruits, cheeses and meats, breads, desserts...we certainly ate like royality!
                                  • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                  • Keep an open mind on this trip: you will see amazking sights and eat great food! The REI packing list was perfect: I adhered to it and had everything I needed. I brought my own pedals and found the bike seat provided just fine. Many of the group brought backpack waterbags, but I found the water bottle sufficient. Pack like a European: you will be hauling your bag up stairs frequently!Any wash-in-the-sink quick dry clothing works best.
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Magic!

                                  By Dogwalker2

                                  from Minneapolis MN

                                  About Me First-Time Adventurer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Accommodations
                                  • Activity Level
                                  • Exceeded Expectations
                                  • Food
                                  • Group Camaraderie
                                  • Guides
                                  • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                                  • Quality Equipment Provided
                                  • Well Organized Itinerary

                                  Cons

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                                      Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                                      A flawless trip. What a respite to have someone else handle all the details. All we had to do was show up ready to pedal, enjoy the view, eat, drink and relax. There was so much to see along the way. We have hundreds of pictures and memories. And a couple of new friends too. We lost track of the day of the week. Forgot about everything at home, and just went with the flow. Hotels, food and sights were all perfectly orchestrated. Good bikes. Many many thanks to our wonderful guide, Pavel for the "nice hills". And to Jerry, the smiling man with the van.

                                      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                      • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                                      • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                      • We've been drooling over REI Travel catalogs for years, and finally decided not to wait another minute. With one teenager at camp, and an adult child available to watch the dogs the stars aligned and we were ready to sign up. We chose this trip mostly because it was the one that fit our budget and dates.
                                      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                      • Too many to count.
                                      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                      • Go, Go, Go. Don't wait. Just make it happen. Pack light! Wash and wear. It will make the trip so much easier.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Couldn't have been bettyer!

                                      By KT in Seattle

                                      from seattle

                                      Pros

                                      • Accommodations
                                      • Activity Level
                                      • Group Camaraderie
                                      • Guides
                                      • Quality Equipment Provided
                                      • The weather was perfect
                                      • Well Organized Itinerary

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                                          Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                                          We had such a nice group from a couple on their honeymoon to people in their 60s. The pace worked for everyone. Everyday there were great villages and castles to see, as well as the beautiful countryside.

                                          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                          • All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Down to earth, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                                          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                          • Go for it!

                                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Fantastic Trip!

                                          By Mike and Anne

                                          from Tacoma, WA

                                          About Me First-Time Adventurer

                                          Pros

                                          • Activity Level
                                          • Exceeded Expectations
                                          • Food
                                          • Group Camaraderie
                                          • Guides

                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about REI Adventures Vienna to Prague Cycling:

                                              On several of the days, the mileage stated on the web site and the printed info is much shorter than the actual ride (which I suppose is better than being longer). A few of the hills were a little more than our group thought of as "rolling", but all manageable.

                                              Staying right in these historic towns was great. The picnic lunches provided by REI were fantastic.

                                              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                              • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, I Liked the Itinerary
                                              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                              • Our guide Marian was the best. We learned so much about the Czech Republic from him.
                                              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                              • Contrary to all online and printed info, REI no longer provides toe baskets on the bikes. Bring your own. Daily route info was good but not error free. If you have a bike mountable GPS, that might enhance your trip.

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