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Best of South Bohemia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Czech Republic  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Sightseeing  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 980 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1560 Euro (EUR)

A great way to experience our part of the world to the fullest! Visit the most beautiful historic and natural monuments by bike and float down the most charming section of the Vltava river by boat. The route begins at Tábor and continues to historic Třeboň known for its many lakes, passes the most beautiful chateaux Hluboká and leads through Blanský Forest to Český Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia (UNESCO), and for three days continues along the Vltava River and Lipno lake to the Šumava National Park. This route is ideal for those seeking out history, natural beauty, and a slower pace of life.

• 8-day / 7-night
• Self-guided or guided bicycle trip
• Distance: from 307 km (192 miles) upto 336 km (210 miles)
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Included: Boat trip on the Vltava river, Guided tour of Eggenberg brewery, Catamaran sailing on Lipno lake

Day 1: Tábor - Červená Lhota - Jindřichův Hradec - 55 km / 34 miles

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Prague 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 you will discover one of the pearls of South Bohemia, the romantic chateau of Červená Lhota, built on a tiny island in the middle of a lake. In the evening you arrive in Jindřichův Hradec, a historic town with its own dominant castle. Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.

Day 2: Jindřichův Hradec - Třeboň - 54 km / 34 miles

This day you ride through countryside featuring lakes and pine groves. This picturesque landscape is filled with romantic hideaways, meadows surrounded by forests, and a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. In the afternoon you ride to Třeboň, the center of Czech fishing as well as a town rich in Renaissance architecture with its own castle and spa. Overnight in Třeboň.

Day 3: Třeboň - České Budějovice - 45 km / 28 miles

Today several highlights await you! Quite and easy ride, leading firstly through pine forests and ponds to Hluboka nad Vltavou, arguably the most beautiful castle of Czech Republic. Don´t miss the castle tour! After lunch, continue on a new smooth cycle track Greenway 12 along the Vltava river to České Budejovice, the city, that gave the name to the famous Czech beer Budweisser Budvar. We reccommend you to taste the local beer specialities at Masne Kramy restaurant, the flag ship of Budvar Brewery. Overnight in České Budejovice.
Day 4: České Budějovice - Český Krumlov - 29 km / 18 miles or 52 km / 32 miles

Today there are two options. A relaxing route leads on the main cycle track Greenway 12, folowing the Vltava river valley through the picturesque villages including Zlata Koruna, with its famous 13th. century monastery and ending in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of Czech Republic. You can spend the afternoon wandering through the narrow streets, visiting castle museum or just relaxing on the boat trip on the Vltava river. If 30km of cycling is not enough for you, choose the second option. The route leads through rolling terrain to Holasovice (UNESCO), village famous for its "village baroque style" houses and then climbes through Blansky Forest, with the highest peak Klet (1084m), to Cesky Krumlov. Both options offer a possibillity of a morning tour of Budvar Brewery. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 5: Lipno - Vyšší Brod - Dolní Vltavice - 42 km / 26 miles or 48 km / 30 miles

First we take you by van 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 formations to Vyssi Brod, with its magnificent monastery. Have lunch here :-). Relaxing route continues along the right bank of Lipno lake to Kyselov, where the ferry takes you directly to your hotel in Dolni Vltavice. There are many oportunities for swimming in the lake along the way. If you feeel like a longer ride, from Vyssi Brod you can continue through more hilly terrain along the Czech - Austrian border through abandoned villages Kaplicky and Krasne Pole to Svaty Tomas and Vitkuv Kamen, from where is amazing view of the whole southern part of Sumava National Park and the Lipno lake. From here it is only 11 km descent to the ferry. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

Day 6: Dolní Vltavice - Schwarzenberg Canal - Dolní Vltavice - 44 km / 28 miles

You can tailor this day to your own preferences. The route leads through the typical Sumava Forest countryside of deep forests and pastures, along the Schwarzenberg Canal, a technical monument to lumber transport. You can decide for yourself how long you wish to cycle and what you would like to see. Either you climb the highest peak of Sumava National Park, Plechy (1348m), or after swimming in the Lipno lake you wander down to the caffe, it will be a memorable day. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

Day 7: Dolní Vltavice - Český Krumlov - 38 km / 24 miles

Today you have the option to say Na shledanou to the virgin landscape of Šumava by relaxing for a few hours aboard a catamaran on Lipno lake. Then continue by bike through the protected area of Boletice, stop off at the newly reconstructed church of Svatý Mikuláš, and continue to Český Krumlov, where you spend the last night of your trip. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 8: Český Krumlov

Enjoy your last day in Český Krumlov and choose from different activities like boat trip on the Vltava river, a guided tour of Eggenberg brewery or visit a castle. Transfer by coach to Prague in the afternoon.

Price :

Self - guided tour : 980 EUR / person
Supplements: 180 EUR / single room
120 EUR / person ( group size 1 person )

Guided tour : 1.560 EUR / person
Supplements: 180 EUR / single room
100 EUR / person ( group size 2-3 people )

Discount for groups :
5 -7 clients 7 %
10 and more clients 10 %

The self-guided tour includes:
Transport from and to Prague (Vienna, Linz ) at the beginning and end of your trip
7 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 and 3 stars ) based on double occupancy
7 * Buffet-style breakfasts
Baggage transport
Transfers as per program
Quality hybrid bike Giant X-Sport 3 including accessories for the duration of the trip
Detailed description of the routes in English including high-scale bike maps and town maps
Cellphone
Hotline support
Tours, trips and activities as per program

The guided tour includes:

Transport from and to Prague (Vienna, Linz ) at the beginning and end of your trip
7 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 and 3 stars ) based on double occupancy
7 * Buffet-style breakfasts, dinners, snack, water and fruits during cycling
English-speaking guide
Support vehicle
Baggage transport
Quality hybrid bike Giant X-Sport 3 including accessories for the duration of the trip
Detailed description of the routes in English including high-scale bike maps and town maps
Tours, trips and activities as per program

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Self - guided tour : 980 EUR / person
Supplements: 180 EUR / single room,120 EUR / person ( group size 1 person )

Guided tour : 1.560 EUR / person
Supplements: 180 EUR / single room,100 EUR / person ( group size 2-3 people )

Discount for groups :
5 -7 clients 7 %
10 and more clients 10 %

Supplier Information
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Location: Czech Republic
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009
Client Request Served: 26

Our company is part of the Vltava sport service company, working in Český Krumlov tourism since 1994. Over the years, we have become more focused on sporting activities, including bicycling, river rafting, and catamaran sailing on Lake Lipno. We love our work and love showing our home country to visitors of all...

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