Day 1: Tabor – Cervena Lhota – Jindrichuv Hradec (48 km/30 miles). In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Prague (or Vienna or Linz) and take you to historic Tábor, known as the center of the Hussite movement. Continue on your bicycle through gently rolling countryside with pine groves and picturesque lakes. Halfway through the trip we discover one of the pearls of South Bohemia, the romantic chateau of Cervena Lhota, built on a tiny island in the middle of a lake. In the evening we arrive to Jindrichuv Hradec, a historic town with its own dominant castle.
Day 2: Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (44 km/28 miles). Today we ride through a countryside of lakes and pine groves. This landscape is full of romantic little nooks, meadows surrounded by forests, and a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. In the afternoon we ride to Trebon, the center of Czech fishing as well as a town rich in Renaissance architecture with its own castle.
Day 3: Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (75 km/47 miles). The third day of cycling leads through the flat Trebon lowlands amidst its largest lakes to Hluboka nad Vltavou, home of the Czech Republic's most beautiful castle. Pass through the gentle landscape around lakes to Holasovice, a village recognized by UNESCO for its well-preserved rustic Baroque architecture. Continue through the Blanský Forest Protected Landscape Area to Cesky Krumlov around Klet, the tallest mountain of Blansky Forest, offering a possible view to the Austrian Alps from its lookout tower.If you feel tired don´t hesitate to use shuttle transfer for free! Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO) is one of the best preserved historic villages in Bohemia with a number of historic and cultural monuments, winding streets, locally renowned restaurants, and a rich cultural life. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 4: Cesky Krumlov – Zlata Koruna – Divci Kamen – Cesky Krumlov (15 km/10 miles by boat and 33 km/20 miles by bike). This day you can relax on boat and enjoy the most beautiful part of Vltava river from Cesky Krumlov to Zlata Koruna. Don´t forget to stop for refreshment (pivko and utopenec) at any stylish pub along the river! After short visit of monastery Zlata Koruna you will cycle throughout nature reserve to ruins of castle Divci Kamen and back to Cesky Krumlov. Night tour with guide, overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 5: Lipno - Vyssi Brod – Svaty Tomas (47 km/29 miles). First we take you via minibus to village Lipno, where you will start your cycling day. The route takes you through the Vltava River valley, through the Devil´s Wall Nature Park with its impressive rock cliff formations to Vyssi Brod. After visit of monastery and short refreshment starts a bit more difficult part of the day. It leads you through hilly terrain around the peat moss bogs to the top of St. Tomas, where a broad view of the Lake Lipno region and northern Austria awaits you at the top of the hill. Overnight in Svaty Tomas.
Day 6:Svaty Tomas – Schwarzenberg Canal – Horni Plana (43 km/27 miles). You can tailor this day to your own preferences. The route leads along the Schwarzenberg Canal, a technical monument to lumber transport, and you can decide for yourself how long you wish to cycle. The ideal path is partly by foot to Lake Plesne, then through Stozec, Cerny Kriz and Nova Pec to Horni Plana, a center of activities for Lake Lipno. Overnight in Horni Plana.
Day 7: Horni Plana – Cesky Krumlov (34 km/21 miles). Today we say Na shledanou to the virgin landscape of Sumava and Lipno lake from the board of catamaran. Enjoy your sailing on the lake! Then continue on bike across the restricted MTA Boletice, stop off at the newly reconstructed church of St. Mikulás, and continue to Cesky Krumlov, where you spend the last night of your trip.
Day 8: Cesky Krumlov. Enjoy your last day in Cesky Krumlov and choose from these different activities: boat trip on Vltava river, kick bike ride from hill Klet to Cesky Krumlov or guided tour of brewery Eggenberg. Transfer by coach to Prague (Vienna or Linz) later afternoon.
- Tour Distance: 324 km/202 miles, easy - moderate
- Tours Include in addition:
* Guided tour of Cesky Krumlov
* Boat trip on Vltava river
* Sailing on Lipno lake
* Kick-bike ride or guided tour of brewery Eggenberg
Guided tour dates:anytime from April to October
Self-guided tour dates: anytime from April to October
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