Top Bicycle Tours are a small operator specialising in Central Europe, namely the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. Their tour entice with the promise of the best of less travelled roads and lanes.
"Topbicycle is different:
We concentrate exclusively on Central and Eastern Europe. We don’t offer other
destinations. We simply organize tours in the place we know best - where we live. We have
been developing our tours, based on a detailed local knowledge of our region, since 1996.
Our carefully planned self-guided tours are ideal for individual cyclists. Navigate with
ease using English route descriptions, detailed maps and precise GPS satellite navigation.
Efficient stand-by support via cellphone, selected accommodation, smooth luggage transfer, and TREK 7300 or Scott Sportster 40 bikes complete the package. Choose the most convenient time for your cycling trip and we will arrange it for you.
Our bikes, the world-renowed TREK 7300 and Scott Sportster 40 models, come in all sizes in both men's and women's frames. The combination of the two brands makes for broader spectrum of frame sizes, and provides a more exact fit on your ride. We take good care of our bikes because we believe a quality bike is the cornerstone of a quality ride.
Our strategy is to use only, local guides on our guided tours. This means, people who know a lot about their country, and have lived through the incredible changes that Central and Eastern European countries have faced over the years.
We listen to your feedback. We improve our tours based on people’s suggestions and recommendations. The feedback and experience gathered since 1996 is reflected in our tours. A lot of our guests are from North America and Australia and it is our pleasure to provide for this level of service and expectation.
More about bicycle tours in Central Europe:
All our bicycle tours in Central Europe (we Czechs much prefer using the term Central
Europe rather than Eastern Europe - probably the legacy of communism) begin and end
in major cities or capitals that are great destinations in and of themselves.
This system makes it easier to begin the trail, and allow you to combine your bicycle tour
with a stay in the city at the beginning or the end. For more accomplished bikers the
routes can be combined into a challenging super-tour going through five major cities of
Central Europe (Dresden - Prague - Vienna - Budapest - Cracow).
Six reasons to cycle in Central and Eastern Europe:
• Excellent network of paved backroads. These roads with little traffic connect
picturesque towns and villages with historical monuments to make a cycling paradise.
• Beautiful medieval castles and chateaux. The surprising density of palaces and royal
residences is perfect for lovers of history and Old Europe.
• Variety of landscape. It is refreshing to see the countryside change while cycling - from
deep forests, through lake and wetlands to highlands, river valleys and wine country.
• Easy access to Central Europe. All our bicycle tours begin and end in major cities or
capitals. There are international airports in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava.
• Quality accommodation and sophisticated services. Since the fall of Communism in
1989, the level of service has greatly improved to satisfy even the discerning traveler.
• Compact "human" dimensions are well suited for cycling and walking tours. Easily
cover the distances between towns, and get to know the towns, villages, and countryside
of Central Europe up close."
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
If you have any queries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.