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Best Time of Year: April - September
Vienna to Prague Bike Challenge
Join us as we head to the wild new frontier of Cycling! The fringe of Eastern Europe that is opening up to cycle tourism. Experience the iconic cities of Prague and Vienna, but also so much more as we ride beside the mighty Danube, and explore old world Bohemian towns and villages. This ride blends exploration and fantastic riding into one perfect package!
This ride begins from the largest city in Austria - known as the City of Dreams, and the City of Music, perched beautifully beside the Danube River. We shall follow the river to begin our journey northwards - as we cross through beautiful forests and quiet Austrian backcountry to reach the border and our first night in the Czech Republic.
Our second day is our longest riding day - so we had better ensure we get underway early, in order that we can savour a beautiful and fascinating cycling day. We shall be exploring small villages, and quiet peaceful forest roads once again - that will lead us through to the historic castle town of Tabor which was founded back in 1402. Doubtless we shall have a very enjoyable night here - sampling Czech Culture, food and refreshments..
The final day is where our anticipation for the grand pinnacle of our ride will reach fever pitch. We join the Vltava Valley - which will bring us all the way into town and to Charles Bridge before heading to our hotel via Wencleslas Square - before we get going on the business of exploring this most beautiful of cities.
Pre Event Day - Transfer from airport if on recommended flight to our hotel. Here we shall prep bikes and conduct an event briefing
Day 2: Vienna to Znojmo - 92km
Crossing the Czech Republic we have an uphill trend for most of the day with one or two medium climbs, ending the day in the historic and picturesque town of Znojmo
Day 3: Znojmo to Tabor - 135km -
Scenic and quiet woodland backroads through the Czech Republic
Day 4: Tabor to Prague - 110km
Up the River Valley of the Vltava to historic Prague - following the river as we ride up to the incomparable and atmospheric Charles Bridge.
Day 5: Time to explore Prague and return flights to UK
*Transfer to airport if booked onto recommended flight
4 Nights Accommodation is included in your event. Beginning in Vienna, we will be in simple hotels throughout the event (including breakfasts). The standard of accommodation will fluctuate throughout the trip according to availability - but is designed to be clean, conmfortable and good quality - and will enable us to get a good night's sleep - and continue with the challenge. You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a supplement of £100 will be payable).
What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?
These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Experienced Cycle Leader/First Aider.
Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic.
Transfers to/from Czech and Austrian selected airport. *If booked onto the recommended flight.
Transfers to UK Airport (in case of corporate events)
Bed and Breakfast accommodation en-route.
3 lunches, snacks and water on route each day.
Excluded From Trip
Flights from and return to UK airport.
Evening meals whilst on trip,
Personal insurance cover.
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Personal Medikit Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable), Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Casual Evening Wear
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
We should catch the best of the summer on this ride - and have warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - you should protect against the sun with long sleeves available and plenty of cream. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case….
Notes on Cycling Events
This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss!
Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions
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