Karlstejn Castle Scenic Bike Tour

Karlstejn Castle Scenic Bike Tour

Overview

“Let us take you to the most stunning castle in the Czech Republic, avoiding all traffic en route.“

We can’t imagine an easier and more enjoyable ride than the one to Karlstejn – a 27 km ride along two rivers with next to zero climbing, and the best – with no traffic at all! We avoid cars by starting our ride right on the edge of Prague, where we’ll drive you from your hotel.

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Highlights

  • Escape busy downtown and enjoy laid-back countryside
  • Hotel pickup means no riding on cobblestone streets
  • Flat paved cycling paths with zero traffic
  • Seriously small groups: 2017 average group size was 2.5
  • Enjoy villages and little towns, lovely river banks and parks
  • Ideal for couples, families and all skill levels

Description

About 97% of the ride follows designated (mostly paved) cycling paths and before seeing the castle for the first time, you will enjoy peaceful Czech countryside and lush green forests that will make you think you’re much farther than a few minutes from Prague by train. If you feel like it, we can stop for a swim in the river or have a break at one of many little biker’s cafés that local cyclists like so much… Or perhaps we can make a small brake at our favourite bakery? If you prefer only paved tracks, no problem, if you don’t mind a bit of dirt, we know some shortcuts (still easy)!

The best comes at the very end of our ride, when we take you to a meadow squeezed between dense forests, where there is the most stunning view of the Karlstejn castle. It’s so stunning not just because Karlstejn is suddenly below us but especially because we see nothing but the castle and forests all around. Suddenly you feel like there might just be Charles IV and his companions marching on horses across the meadow…If you like to, feel free to attend a 55 minute tour inside the castle (170 CZK, not included in price), though we think castle’s beauty is rather outside than inside.

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If you are a beginner to intermediate biker and you want to explore the Czech Republic capital’s surroundings, this is the way to go! Feel free to join your guide for a lunch at our favourite restaurant by the castle at the end of the ride (included in price). Finally you get back to Prague by pleasant 40 minutes ride on train, without having to worry about the bikes as we leave them at Karlstejn.

Additional info

  • Total time needed (hotel to hotel): 7 hrs
  • Total kms on bike: 27

Inclusions

  • High-end bike rental incl. helmet
  • Guide
  • Lunch & beer
  • Hotel pick up
  • Train ticket back to Prague

Schedule & pricing

  • Group (scheduled) tour price: 66 EUR/person
  • Group (scheduled) tours run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; April to October
  • Group (scheduled) tours pick-up time 8:30 AM
  • Private tours run daily
Private group size Price per person
2 – 3 110 EUR
4 – 5 90 EUR
6 – 7 76 EUR
8 – 12 66 EUR
13 – 16 59 EUR

For group sizes larger than indicated, please ask us for a tailor-made quotation.

“HIGHLIGHT OF OUR 15 DAY VACATION”

Robert O`Donell, USA, June 2017 – Viator

This bike ride/micro brewery lunch was the highlight of our 15 day vacation. Touring Europe is great, but my wife and I look for outdoor exercise daily biking/hiking/walking. We can only see so many cities, castles, cathedrals and museums. Searching for a bike tour on line I discovered this one. When reading the description and reference to Small-Group we anticipated 4-6 people on the ride. Much to our surprise we were picked up at our hotel, on time actually early by our personal guide, Maertin who informed us it would be just us on the tour. Maertin’s English was excellent and his knowledge of the region combined with a sense of humor made for a great day. The ride and sights were excellent, not too difficult. When I asked if we could limit our time at Karlstejn Castle and focus on pedaling, he was very accommodating. We felt the cost of this tour was extremely reasonable downright cheap and great value. The micro brewery we had lunch at has a wide menu to choose from. The food and beer were outstanding and included in the tour price. If you are looking for some exercise, scenery, history and a good meal/drink this is the tour for you.

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