It is the home of the second biggest chateau in the Czech Republic with a unique baroque theater, royal garden and open-air theater with a revolving auditorium. The historical center of Prague has become the most visited town of Europe after the fall of Communism. Except for these three UNESCO towns, you will spend a night in Jindrichuv Hradec, the seat of the region’s administration, and in the renaissance town Trebon, a famous spa resort.
Both towns have a millennium-long history, renaissance chateaus and many other Gothic, renaissance and baroque monuments. Furthermore, the route will take you through Ceske Budejovice, the town that gave name to Budweiser beer. You will certainly not want to miss the opportunity to taste in its hometown, where it has been brewed for 600 years. The bike trail ends at Hluboká chateau from where you will ride the AVE minibus back to Prague. In Prague, as well as in Cesky Krumlov, we planned for you to stay for two nights, in order to give you a sufficient opportunity to relax and get to know these tourist jewels better.
The trail will take you through a diverse terpene. Sometimes you will have to conquer hills, which will be replaced by a flatland around rivers and ponds. The itinerary is designed as a gentle ride with a balance of cycling and sightseeing. Take it easy, take your time it is holiday after all! Brochure with detailed information about all sights on your journey you receive at the welcome briefing
Day 1: Guided Group tours start on the scheduled day at 9 a.m. Self Guided tours and non-scheduled tours start on the clients’ request on any day from the beginning of April until the end of October. Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Telc (160 km = 100 miles by Ave van), Check-in at the hotel in Telc, adjusting bicycles to suit bikers' body dimensions, practical safety bike training (on guided group tours only).
Day 2: Bike ride to Jindrichuv Hradec (40 km = 24 miles by bike), optional visit to Telc Renaissance Chateau and world-renowned square, lunch on the way at Strmilov, sightseeing in the town of Jindrichuv Hradec, optional visit to the castle in Jindrichuv Hradec. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 3: Bike ride Jindrichuv Hradec - Trebon (45 km = 27 miles by bike). An easy route through the deep forests of the Czech border area and through the Trebon region of fishponds and man-made lakes. Lunch at the border hotel at Peršlák or at U Emy Destinové restaurant. Walking tour of the medieval town of Trebon, an optional visit to the chateau, the chateau gardens and the Schwarzenberg Tomb. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 4: Bike ride Trebon - Cesky Krumlov, (60 km = 37 miles by bike). This is a strenuous ride through partially hilly countryside mostly on tarmac roads. On Guided Group tours some bikers can take advantage of the support vehicle. Cesky Krumlov is probably the most splendid medieval town in the Czech Republic with the second largest chateau in the country. Lunch in one of many villages and small towns on the way. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 5: Free day in Cesky Krumlov to discover and enjoy this pearl among Czech towns. Optional programs: sightseeing, visit of Cesky Krumlov castle and gardens, cycling trip in the surrounding area of Cesky Krumlov or rafting on the Vltava River.
Day 6: Bike ride Cesky Krumlov - Hluboka nad Vltavou (42 km = 25 miles by bike). Easy ride following the Vltava River passing through Seské Budejovice, the hometown of Budweiser beer. Lunch at Ceske Budejovice square. After the tour of the city we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboka where you will spend the night.
Day 7: Bike ride Hluboka nad Vltavou - Holasovice and back (52 km), Optional chateau excursion in Hluboka at the end of the tour. Departure from Hluboka to Prague by AVE minibus in the late afternoon. Arrival in Prague, check-in to the hotel, free time in Prague.
Day 8: Breakfast, transfer to Prague airport to catch your plane, unless you are prolonging your holiday in the Czech Republic.
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