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Giant Ride

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Czech Republic   Poland  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 570 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 660 Euro (EUR)

Standard Tour Programme:

Day 1: Prague - Liberec (Transfer 105 km/62 miles by shuttle bus). We transfer you from Prague Airport or from your hotel in Prague to the cultural and economic centre of North Bohemia - the city of Liberec. Here you can visit the Babyloncomplex, one of the most visited attractions outside Prague, before you start cycling the following day. There is an extensive aqua park, a wellness centre, a casino, restaurants, bars and much more at Babylon.

Day 2: Liberec - Harrachov (52 km = 30 miles by bicycle). We start with a warm-up by ascending to the Jizerské hory mountain range. There are pleasant paved car-free tracks as we reach the upper levels of the Jizerské hory nature reserve. These gently rolling tracks will be a very pleasant surprise for you. Enjoy this nice leisurely section of the tour. During the cycling day there will be opportunities for refreshments at several mountain chalets that we pass by. This leg ends with a descent into the recreational resort of Harrachov. This town is situated on the borderline between Jizerské hory and the Krkonoše national park. Harrachov is also well-known because of its ski-jumping competitions and glass production.

Day 3: Harrachov - Špindlerův Mlýn. (21 km = 13 miles by bicycle, 37 km with a detour to Labská bouda). The profile of the terrain changes upon entering the Krkonoše (Giant mountain) national park. Soon after leaving Harrachov, we start a long uphill climb to Dvoračky cottage. This is rewarded by wonderful vistas of the Czech lowlands, far to the south of the Giant mountains. After a short descent we start climbing again. The path takes us along a quiet road leading to the mountain resort of Horní Mísečky. It is possible to take an 8 kilometer detour to the Labská bouda mountain chalet and then hike 950m to the source of River Elbe - one of the most important rivers in Europe. The River Elbe flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven after 1154 km. A pleasant downhill ride then leads from Horní Mísečky all the way to Špindlerův Mlýn. We recommend prolonging your stay in this well-known mountain resort in the centre of the Giant Mountain region.

Day 4: Špindlerův Mlýn - Pec pod Sněžkou (26 km = 15 miles by bicycle). You can take a lift up to St. Peter (bikes are carried free of charge) and continue on the cycling path with a long slightly downhill ride through the forests to Strážné. Or you can warm-up with a6 kilometer uphill climb to the same point, where both groups can meet. Shortly after Strážné village, we start to climb again. This is the most demanding uphill climb of the whole route - 610m elevation change in 10 kilometers. As you ride on the paved car-free cycling track and gain height, you can enjoy wonderful views of Black Hill and the deep valleys below. Here we will reach 1,357m above sea level. We strongly recommend taking a short detour to get an excellent view of the highest mountain in the Czech Republic - Sněžka (1,602m above sea level). This detour leads to Luční Bouda mountain chalet (1,400m above sea level). If you are in good physical condition, it is possible to hike to the summit following a well-marked three and a half kilometer hiking track. The remainder of the route is an easy 5 kilometer descent to Pec pod Sněžkou.

Day 5: Pec pod Sněžkou - Prague (Transfer 180 km/108 miles by shuttle bus). Transfer to your hotel in Prague unless you have decided to continue cycling further to Teplice nad Metují.

Day 6: Prague. Breakfast and check out, unless you are prolonging your holiday in the Czech Republic. We would like to offer 10% discount on any hotel price list for any extra nights, so you can enjoy and discover one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Suggestion to extend the tour by visiting the Adršpach-Teplice Rock Town. Ask as for details.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Price based on double room occupancy
- Bike rental 40 Euro.

About This Supplier
Location: Czech Republic
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2007

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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