Join us for a bike tour from Czech Republic to Germany going down one of the oldest business routes connecting two important European centers – Prague and Regensburg. This trail was used already by prehistoric hunters and its importance is proved by the high number of castles and ruins. In the past they assured safe passage of goods on this important road and nowadays they create very romantic panoramas on the way. The natural beauty is granted by wonderful karst caves near Prague, lovely Regen and Chamb river valleys and Bohemian Forrest. Good food, but most importantly high quality beer will you find first of all in the center of the Czech brewing industry – in the town of Pilsen with its Pilsner Urquell. The “icing” of this tour is the medieval town and the former capital of Bavaria – Regensburg with more than 5000 historical buildings and Prague with its unrepeatable ambience.
Day 1 – Arrival to Prague
Description of the day: Accommodation in Prague, optional sightseeing tour of the city (not included). An evening briefing including information about the organization of this bike tour from Czech Republic to Regensburg, the travel plan, adjustment of bikes, and getting familiar with safety during transport. Extending your stay in Czech Republic is strongly recommended in order to be able to visit Prague and all its beauties. Adventura can arrange accommodations and tour guiding services for you. (for more see town tours).
Day 2 – Prague – Beroun
Distance: 52 km / 32 miles
Description of the day: Just before leaving Prague, we will pass two places, which played a very important role in the Czech history – Vysehrad castle and the Zbraslavsky Monastery. Today’s route weaves through a picturesque countryside along the Berounka River, which will lead us to a majestic castle and one of the most visited historical sites in the Czech Republic – the Karlstejn Castle. After visiting the castle, we have an option whether keep on going along the river, or enter region of the Czech Karst, where we will have the opportunity to explore the underground corridors of the Konepruske Caves. These caves were discovered only 50 years ago while mining in a nearby quarry. We will spend the night in a former royal town of Beroun.
Day 3 – Beroun – Rokycany – Plzen
Distance: 40 km / 25 miles
Description of the day: This stage of the bike tour from Czech Republic to Regensburg will be started off by being transferred to the town of Rokycany, where we will get on our bikes and head south to a former military town of Mirosovice. It´s Baroque castle beauty will be inviting us to visit its interior. From Mirosovice, we will ride through a wooded region all the way to the Kozel Castle, which used to be a hunting and entertainment estate of the highest Czech nobility of the second half of 18th century. Optional mountain premium of this stage in the form of a breathtaking view of the area awaits those, who will not get discouraged by a 200 m altitude difference of the Radyne Castle. The others go ahead towards the oldest building in West Bohemia – the 11th century Rotunda in Stary Plzenec. We will conclude this stage in the center of the Czech brewing industry – in the town of Pilsen, where we will be able to fully enjoy pints of the famous Pilsner Urquell. Guided tour through the brewery is highly recommended!
Day 4 – Plzen – Klatovy
Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
Description of the day: In the morning of the fourth day of this bike tour from Czech Republic to Regensburg, you can go for a sightseeing tour of Pilsen, famous for its world-known brewery. After that you will get on bikes and head south again. First, you will go along the Radbuza River and after couple kilometers you will continue upstream the Uhlava River all the way to Klatovy. The town of Klatovy, founded in 1260, is frequently called “The Gate to the Sumava Mountains”. Among its interesting sights belong the Black Tower, an old square, as well as catacombs with approximately 200 mummified bodies of Jesuit monks. Just before you reach the final destination of the day, we will have just enough time to visit a well-preserved Svihov Water Castle, from the end of the 15th century, or the Merklin Castle.
Day 5 – Klatovy – Cham (Germany)
Distance: 73 km
The today’s stage of our tour is the longest of all, thus we have prepared an option, in which you will have the opportunity of a short transport taking a train so you will overcome the most difficult part of it. However, if you will decide to complete the entire stage on bike, we will set out against the stream of the river Úhlava up to the Neo-Gothic castle in Bezděkov. Thereafter, we will climb along a Baroque castle in Běhařov up to the highest point of our whole cycle tour– the Orlovická mountain (719 meters above sea level). Afterwards, we will ride a long downhill to the village called Všeruby, which will be our last stop in the territory of Czech Republic. One of the first more important stops in Germany will be an old city called Furth im Wald, with beautifully preserved city hall with glockenspiel and an unique museum of dragons. The final destination of today’s stage of our cycle track from Prague to Regensburg will be the city called Cham, which is located at the confluence of the rivers Cham and Regen, with a historic square, castle and an imposing entrance gate!
Day 6 – Cham – Regensburg
Distance: max. 70 km / 43 miles
Description of the day: We will spend this last day, in the company of the Regen River, which will lead us to the second oldest town in Germany, which is the final destination of our week-long trip. All the area is called "castle area" so be sure to have enough space left on your cameras for your pictures! At first we will go through the town of Roding, which origins go back all the way to the year 844 and its two ancient monasteries. The Walderbuch Monastery along with the Monastery in the town of Rheinbach nearby was built in the 12th century. Nittenau Bodenstein Castle is the most significant building here and therefore should be visited as well. Visiting the Rampsau Village, its majestic castle and picturesque Main Square is definitely worthwhile as well. From here, we are just a skip away from Regensburg and our bike tour from Czech Republic to Regensburg will be slowly coming to the end. Important notice: For guided group tours the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Regensburg on Day 6 in the late afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by supporting vehicle to Prague for free. These bikers spend their last night in Prague.
Day 7 – Regensburg
Description of the day: The last remaining sites on our “to visit list” is picturesque square with a majestic cathedral, an ancient bridge and a stroll through narrow streets. There are more than enough sights to visit here since this town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More than 1 500 memorials of its two thousand year old history are waiting for you.
The tour ends with a breakfast either in Prague or in Regensburg.
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