What makes biking here exciting, is that there are just innumerable fascinating historical sites to visit. You will see the glorious old castles Karlstejn and Krivoklat and then Pribram, a town that has a long history of silver mining, but also, a chilling history of 20th century uranium mines,a picturesque town of Dobris, to name just a few.
If you are an experienced cyclist, you will enjoy the challenges of this tour. The route climbs at several points and you will also get a chance to ride through some rougher terrain. The splendid views from the peaks of Brdy hill country are certainly worth all the sweat!
Day 1: Arrival in Prague, check-in in a Prague hotel, free day in Prague.
Day 2: Transfer with bikes to the starting point at a suburb of Prague - cycling path No. 3 (Praha - Hlubocepy), Route Prague – Karlstejn Castle 38 km (24 miles). A very pleasant and relaxing ride along the Berounka river all the way to Karlstejn.
Karlstejn is the second most important monument of the reign of Charles IV, the most famous Czech King and the Roman Emperor, the first being the Charles Bridge. We recommend you to a take a tour of this castle, it is definitely a must-see!
Day 3: Karlstejn Castle– Krivoklat Castle 41 km (25 miles). This is a more demanding route, compared with the previous day. There are many climbs and descends and you bike both on unpaved forest trails and on paved roads with little traffic. The trail then leads you back to the Berounka river and to a place where the ancient castle Krivoklat rises majestically over the river.
Day 4: Krivoklat Castle– Zebrak 53 km (33 miles). Also during this trip, you take good use of your biking skills and your fitness, since there are again several climbs and downhills on the way. You visit the ruin of Tocnik, a medieval guard castle built by Vaclav IV, the son of Charles IV.
In summer, many cultural events, including theatre performances, historic swordplay performances, traditional fairs and others take place at the castle. Contact us for a detailed program. The trip's destination is a small, cosy town called Zebrak (which means "Beggar" in English). The town is located right at the foot of another castle, and there is lovely view of the whole region from the castle's tower.
Day 5: Zebrak – Pribram 42 km (26 miles). You bike to Pribram, a district town. Pribram has always been a mining centre, since the Middle Ages, however, a more recent history is rather chilling. Pribram uranium mines were the place where many political prisoners were forced to work, during the Communist regime.
There is a noteworthy museum of mining in Pribram and another site definitely worth visiting is a pilgrimage church with a monastery, Svata Hora. Pribram also offers a nice to relax - a swimming pool with an aqua park.
Day 6: Pribram – Prague 59 km (37 miles). The way back to Prague leads almost exclusively through Brdy forests. This area is very popular with cyclists from Prague and elsewhere. The final destination is the village Revnice, there you meet a minibus, which takes you to your Prague hotel.
The last part you of the trip is the sweet reward you surely deserve after having biked for 5 days - two nights in Prague! Prague is surely one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Europe. There are innumerable cultural events, cafes, pubs and restaurants and vivid night life waiting for you! That is the perfect closure to a splendid holiday!
Day 7: Free day in Prague.
Day 8: Checkout, departure.Our company reserves the right to change the daily programs and places of accommodation according to hotel capacities and the size of the group. Visits to the above stated sites and appropriate daily bike trips are guaranteed.
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