Travel to your holiday destination and move around Austria and beyond entirely without stress and traffic jams When travelling by train, your holiday gets underway during the journey. The countless train connections from Europe are a cost-efficient, fast and relaxed way to get to the EuroVelo 9. For more information about the connections of the ÖBB [Austrian Federal Railways], contact the call centre of Austrian Federal Railways on tel. +43 5 1717. The Cyclists' Hotline in Germany can be reached at +49 1805 151415. In the Czech Republic, the call centre of the Czech Railways (ČD) can be reached on tel. +420 840 112 113 or at www.cd.cz.
Bikes and trains can easily be combined on the EuroVelo 9. Bikes can be taken on the trains of the Czech Railways (ČD) and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Please note, however, that space is limited. For more information about bike transport, click here. One interesting connection is when, after your arrival in Maribor, you either take the train or bike (on the Mur Cycling Path) to Graz and then take the Railjet back to Brno. The timetable information of the ÖBB is ideal for planning and scheduling enquiries. Tip: Use the Sparschiene ticket to get to the Czech Republic with the ÖBB!
You must reserve a place for your bicycle for long-distance transport (Railjet, Intercity, Eurocity and Nightjet). The online reservation costs EUR 3.00. With the ÖBB customer service on +43 (0)5 1717 and at the ÖBB ticket counter you will pay EUR 3.50 for your bike. Please note: bicycles with a tyre size of at least 29 inches, tandem bicycles, recumbent bicycles and bicycle trailers can only be transported in special luggage compartments. Online reservations cannot be made for these. In order to guarantee the best possible sequence of events, please note that the trains do not stop for very long. So please find out in advance about the location of the bicycle coach and please take luggage (e.g. panniers) off your bike in due time before the train arrives. In the case of rail replacement transport at short notice, the ÖBB hopes you can understand that no bicycles can be taken on the buses.
Note: the climb to Mönichkirchen in particular requires a good level of fitness. The Andreas Graf taxi and travel service from Mönichkirchen offers a transfer service here, which can be accessed via tel. +43 (0) 2649 319 or mobile phone +43 (0) 664 155 38 88.
Arrival and departure by car: The starting point of the EuroVelo 9, the small town of Blansko a few kilometres north of Brno, is easily accessible from the west and east by car via the D1 motorway (from Prague, from the Nuremberg area via the D5 motorway to Prague, from the Dresden area via the D8 motorway to Prague). From the south it is easily accessible via the D2 motorway. Detailed planning can be found at www.maps.google.com