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Bike rental in AustriaIf you’re considering touring Europe by bicycle but don’t think your bike is sturdy enough for the trip, check out Pedal Power in Vienna, Austria. The cycling company supplies top-quality touring bikes as well as maps and information on accommodation and train schedules.

Tour suggestions include biking a 213-mile stretch of the Danube River from Vienna, Austria, to Budapest, Hungary; the 210-mile trail from Vienna to Passau, Germany; or taking the 215- to 285-mile Greenways trail from Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic.

A seven-day bike rental costs 100 euros, with panniers costing 10 euros. Bike delivery or pick-up prices vary.

The company also offers guided and self-guided tours of Vienna as well as daily and weekly bicycle rentals.

For more details, go to www.pedalpower.at.

Berlin toursTourists looking for more in-depth information than is offered by a typical walking tour should look into Context Tours (www.contexttravel.com), which recently expanded its program to include Berlin.

Context’s walks often are led by local doctorate-level scholars and experts in history and architecture. Historical walks offered in Germany’s capital include “Walking the Wall,” “Divided City: Berlin in the Cold War,” “Topography of Terror: Nazi Berlin” and “Jewish Berlin.” Gallery tours are “Life and the Afterlife at the Neues Museum,” highlighting the museum’s extensive Egyptian artifacts, and a tour of the Pergamon Museum, home to a great collection of ancient art and architecture.

Tours cost 65 euros. The company also offers tours in other European cities.


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