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Kings and Castles Tour CKC

Austria   |  Czech Republic   |  Germany   |  Hungary   |  Poland   |  Slovakia

In terms of culture, history and sightseeing, this motorcycle tour must be our number one.

This tour across East-Central Europe features six amazing countries, five spectacular cities, five different languages, four different currencies, dozens of castles, several mountain ranges, a handful of national parks and a bucketful of history around every corner.

The Blue Danube escorts us out of Vienna. Budweis, the city of beer, and Česky Krumlov, an impossibly picturesque medieval town, welcome us to the Czech Republic. And then Prague: words can’t describe it; you have to see it to believe it. Dresden, destroyed during World War II, rose again from the ashes, while Cracow, the secret capital of Poland, escaped undamaged and evolved into the most beautiful city east of Paris.

After spending our fourth and last rest day in amazing Budapest we head back to Vienna, but not without visiting the very place where the Iron Curtain began to crumble, back in 1989. As we said, bucketfuls of history.


Start/Finish: Vienna
Nearest airport: Vienna
Duration: 15 days vacation, 13 riding days
Route: Total distance: 2200-3575 km, 1367-2221 miles
Daily distances: 90-390 km, 56-242 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels.
Rest day: Praha (Prague)
Dresden
Kraków (Cracow)
Budapest
Highlights: Praha (Prague), Dresden, Kraków (Cracow), Budapest, Tatra Mountains, Saxon Switzerland, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Český Krumlov, Wieliczka, Zwettl Abbey, Šumava (Bohemian Forest)
Minimum number of participants: 6
15 days vacation
13 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Vienna
Day 2: Vienna - České Budějovice
Day 3: České Budějovice - Praha (Prague)
Day 4: Praha (Prague)
Day 5: Praha (Prague) - Dresden
Day 6: Dresden
Day 7: Dresden - Lázně Bělohrad
Day 8: Lázně Bělohrad - Starý Jicín
Day 9: Starý Jicín - Kraków (Cracow)
Day 10: Kraków (Cracow)
Day 11: Kraków (Cracow) - Rajecké Teplice
Day 12: Rajecké Teplice - Budapest
Day 13: Budapest
Day 14: Budapest - Vienna
Day 15: Departure from Vienna

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 5.920,-$ 6.530,-$ 7.080,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 6.080,-$ 6.850,-$ 7.400,-
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 6.240,-$ 7.180,-$ 7.730,-
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Harley-Davidson® Sportster Models
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 6.450,-$ 7.590,-$ 8.140,-
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Models
$ 6.690,-$ 8.070,-$ 8.620,-
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
$ 6.930,-$ 8.550,-$ 9.100,-
OPTIONAL:
Guided City Tour (Minimum number of participants: 1)
$ 480,-$ 480,-$ 550,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 5.920,- *$ 6.530,- *$ 7.080,- *
BMW F 700 GS
$ 6.080,- *$ 6.850,- *$ 7.400,- *
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 6.240,- *$ 7.180,- *$ 7.730,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Harley-Davidson® Sportster Models
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 6.450,- *$ 7.590,- *$ 8.140,- *
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Models
$ 6.690,- *$ 8.070,- *$ 8.620,- *
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
$ 6.930,- *$ 8.550,- *$ 9.100,- *
OPTIONAL:
Guided City Tour (Minimum number of participants: 1)
$ 480,- *$ 480,- *$ 550,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 5.920,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1

Testimonials

Riding around the Bloc

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Constantin Mouzouris for participating in our Kings and Castles Tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in the December issue 2015 of Motorcycle Mojo.
Published with the permission of Motorcycle Mojo for Edelweiss Bike Travel. Not for resale or distribution.

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Constantin Mouzouris

Kings and Castles Tour

In 2014, I had the opportunity to enjoy two back-to-back motorcycle adventures with Edelweiss. The first one was a ride through Eastern Europe on the 'Kings and Castles Tour'. Having earlier visited these same countries when they were still behind the Iron Curtain, I was pleased and amazed to witness the progress that has been achieved since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in 1989. And did we see castles and palaces? There must be no other place on earth with such historic and lavish living accommodations. Following this tour, I enjoyed a train ride across Austria to link up with the group with whom I would enjoy a week of spirited riding in the Alps on Zero brand electric motorcycles. I learnt that electric motorcycles are wonderfully powerful and satisfying when employed to enjoy the variety of roads that abound in the Alps. Every lunch stop was arranged to accommodate the recharging needs of the bikes, and absolutely no one was stranded with a bike that ran out of 'juice'. I've been a fan of Edelweiss Bike Travel tours since my first trip with them in 1984. Both they and I have I think aged gracefully and positively, and retain the ability to give as good as we get.

Gary Prickett, United States of America

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Tour dates

09.07. - 23.07.2017
03.09. - 17.09.2017
08.07. - 22.07.2018
02.09. - 16.09.2018
Riding hours per day:
6 to 8 h 
Route grading:
Intermediate 
Guided City Tour (opt):
Vienna 
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