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Cycling from Cesky Krumlov to Prague along the Vltava River

offered by supplier M15941 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Czech Republic  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 850 Euro (EUR)

We will take you from Prague to second most visited city in the country - Cesky Krumlov, UNESCO heritage city, in the south of the country. The cycling tour starts here and follows the Vltava River through beautiful, scenic landscape back to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Taking a trip following the most important Bohemian river is an excellent choice, because it naturally takes you to the places that used to be the centers of life in the country in the Middle Ages. The trip starts in Cesky Krumlov. Not only is it a fascinating medieval center, but also the flair and cultural life in this town are truly unique.

Another world-famous stop on your trip will be Ceske Budejovice, which gave the name to the Budweiser beer. Other attractions are Pisek, a town with a remarkable historical center and the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic, and Pribram, a town with a long history of silver ande mining, but also the chilling history of the 20th century uranium mines. You can also visit museum of only preserved communist labor camp in Eastern Europe. The route leads on small roads with little traffic and biking trails with mostly firm surface. You will receive a brochure with detailed information about all sights on your journey at the welcome briefing.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Guided Group tours start on the scheduled day usually at 9 a.m. Self-Guided tours and non-scheduled tours start upon clients’ request on any day from April until the end of October. Pick-up from Prague airport or from hotel reception (for earlier arrivals). Welcome briefing at our company's office, where bikes and all information materials are presented. Transfer to Cesky Krumlov (170 km = 110 miles), the starting point of the tour. Cesky Krumlov is a medieval town registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Free time to see world-known Renaissance town, the Cesky Krumlov castle with famous garden and other sites.

Day 2: Bike ride Cesky Krumlov – Ceske Budejovice – Hluboka nad Vltavou 41 km (25 miles). There are two bigger hills to climb on this trip, but otherwise the trail follows the scenic valley of the Vltava River. The first site to visit on the way is the monastery Zlata Koruna (Golden Crown). Then you will ride on to Ceske Budejovice, the town that gave the name to the famous Budweiser beer (possible excursion). After seeing the city, your trip continue to Hluboka, a chateau 12 km from Ceske Budejovice. The chateau is well worth visiting, and you can also take a pleasant stroll in the elegant park either when you arrive in Hluboka or on the following day.

Day 3: Bike ride Hluboka nad Vltavou – Tyn – Pisek 50 km (31 miles). You will see a different face of Vltava in this part of the trip. There is a complex of four dams and therefore Vltava forms here four huge lakes. One of the dams is 91 m high, which makes it the largest dam in the Czech Republic. You will pass nuclear power station Temelin and ride through forest into Pisek, a picturesque town on the Otava River. The main attraction of Pisek is a 13th century stone bridge, the oldest one in the country.

Day 4: Bike ride Pisek – Pribram 65 km (41 miles). The route leaves Pisek along Otava river and through forest to Orlik Castle, where you can take a tour of the castle to see its splendidly decorated rooms. Todays route ends at Pribram. Pribram has been a mining centre since the Middle Ages. However, the more recent history of the town 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. Another site definitely worth visiting is a pilgrimage church with a monastery, Svata Hora. Pribram also offers a nice place to relax - a swimming pool with an aqua park.

Day 5: Bike ride Pribram – Horovice (37 km = 23 miles by bike). We will visit a 14th - 17th century pilgrimage church with a monastery, Svata Hora (Holy Mountain), in the morning. We will then continue the ride through this picturesque region. We will cycle through an extensive former military area in the beautiful forested hills of Brdy. You will cycle "in the middle of nowhere" on 9 metre-wide paved roads used by the army in the past.

Day 6: Horovice - Karlstejn (50 km = 31 miles by bike). We will cycle from Horovice to the impressive 14th century ruins of Tocnik Castle. The ruins are on the top of a little hill called Zamecka Hora (Chateau Hill) (402 m.) The middle part of the day leads through forested rolling hills. Shortly afterwards, we will arrive at Beroun. This is a medieval town in the heart of the Karst district with romantic valleys, caves, pits and localities where pre-historic fossils can still be found. The remaining part of the day follows the Berounka river through the romantic valley all the way to Karlstejn village, where we will stay for a night.

Day 7: The last section of the trip is a sweet reward which you surely deserve after having cycled for six days. The route is very easy as it leads along both banks of the Berounka River and later along the Vltava river bank. You can easily reach your Prague hotel by bicycle.

Day 8: Breakfast, transfer to the Prague airport to catch your plane, unless you decide to prolong your holiday in the Czech Republic.

We can arrange pre-tour acommodation in Prague.

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: Czech Republic
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2007
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Our company is the first Czech privately owned travel agency established after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and it is also the first Prague travel agency organizing bike trips and tours for foreigners. Our company has been accommodating tourists coming to the Czech Republic since 1990. Besides traditional tourist...

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