Iron Curtain Bike & Wine Tour

Ride the border between Austria & the Czech Republic to see & taste this off-the-beaten-path yet truly magical region

Bike tour May-Oct Wine tasting

Mikulov Wine Tour from Vienna

During the cold war, the Iron Curtain separated lands controlled by the old Soviet Union from 'western' countries. Austria was in the west, the Czech Republic in the east. On both sides of this 'Iron Curtain' each country produces amazing wines from two distinct regions: the 'Weinviertal' or 'Wine Quarter' of Lower Austria and the Mikulovská wine region of south Moravia. Both are steeped in viticultural tradition and history and are home to some incredibly beautiful villages and landscapes. Our Iron Curtain Wine Tour makes it possible for you to visit this area on a one day tour from Vienna, taking in all the very best that this hugely underrated region has to offer...

Tour with the best

Venture Vienna is Trip Advisor's number 1 ranked Outdoor Activities operator because of our creative, unique, and off-the-beaten-path itineraries. We don't follow in the tracks of others, we forge our own. That's what makes us and our tours original.

Discover a new world of Czech Wine

Take a deep dive into the world of Czech wines in the very heart of wine country in Mikulov. Also, visit its magnificent town centre and marvel at the expansive views from the center of town.

All equipment provided

As with all of our outdoor activities and tours, we provide comfortable, quality equipment to make your time with us enjoyable, comfortable and safe. On this tour, that means a bike, helmet, and a phone case.

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Mikulov Wine Tasting Tour - Highlights & Pricing

Please note that the group discount for groups of 4+ is automatically applied on the booking calendar, resulting in a per person cost of €129

Small-group Iron Curtain Wine Tour
April-October (max 8 people)
  • Guided bike tour through the gently undulating vineyards and wine villages along Austrian/Czech frontier
  • Cross the border into the Czech Republic to discover the breathtaking hilltop village of Mikulov with grand baroque chateau, Jewish cemetery & synagogue and its gorgeous town square
  • Experience an intimate and extensive wine tasting & cellar visit in the south Moravian vineyards of Mikulov
  • Return transportation from Vienna
  • Wonderful photo opportunities en route, encompassing expansive hilltop views, vineyards and picturesque villages
  • Be a little active on your vacation and burn off (at least some!) of the holiday calories
  • Native English-speaker and local wine expert on hand throughout
Private Iron Curtain Wine Tour
Available year round (max 5 people)
from €599/group
  • Opportunity to develop your own bespoke itinerary with us by selecting which elements of our tour most appeal to your group (additional costs may apply)
  • Tour at your own pace, taking as long as you wish at each stop.
  • Cross the border into the Czech Republic to discover the breathtaking hilltop village of Mikulov with its baroque castle, Jewish cemetery and gorgeous center
  • Experience an intimate and extensive wine tasting & cellar visit in the south Moravian vineyards of Mikulov
  • Return transportation from Vienna
  • Get in touch with us directly to discuss all options, including alternative start times/locations
day trips from vienna to mikulov in moravia - view across the rooftops to holy hill

Mikulov Wine Tour from Vienna Itinerary

Summer (May - Oct)

8:30am - Meet & greet
We meet at the westen entrance of Kaisermühlen-VIC u-bahn station for initial introductions before boarding our train. This is on the U1 red line, and takes around 10 minutes from the center of Vienna – see the map below for full details of how to get there.
Train ride
After cruising through north east Austria’s Weinviertal (wine quarter), we’ll grab our bikes and other equipment and start riding through the lovely countryside…
Border crossing & arrival into Mikulov
After crossing the international border into the Czech Republic, we’ll arrive to Mikulov, one of the most enchanting and romantic towns in the whole of central Europe! Choose to climb its Holy Hill for gorgeous views over the vineyard landscape, or just meander through the lovely old town center.
Winery tasting and cellar tour with local Moravian producer
After lunch in the old town, and having enjoyed some free time in the village, we’ll then visit a local vineyard and winery for an extensive and intimate exploration of Czech wines. You’ll be joining one of south Moravia’s finest producers right in the heart of the Mikulovská region to learn about modern Czech wine making, via an extensive wine tasting.
Approx 6:30pm - Arrive back to Vienna by train
After a full day of exercise and sampling the local goods we’ll circle our way back to our starting point to return our bikes and to head back to Vienna.

Iron Curtain Bike & Wine Tour Booking Calendars

Choose which day you'd like to join our Czech Wine Tasting tour of Mikulov from Vienna, using either our small-group or private booking calendars - your taste buds will thank you! The group discount of €129 per person is automatically applied for groups of 4+. Please get in touch via our contact page if you would like a private wine tour outside of our published availability, or if your group is larger than 5 people.

Iron Curtain Bike & Wine Tour Meeting Point

The tour meeting point is the western entrance to the 'Kaisermuhlen-VIC' u-bahn station. From the city center take the U1 red line and exit the train to the right. The correct entrance is the one with the 'Tabak' and 'Snack stop' directly opposite. If you are arriving by uber then please tell your driver to head to the 'Platz der Vereinten Nationen' and you will then see the u-bahn station entrance on arrival.

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