Bohemian UNESCO Heritage
8 Days/7 Nights, 240km/150miles, MODERATE
The bike tour in Czech Republic runs through three of the most attractive towns of this country. Due to their exceptional cultural and historical value, these towns have been recorded in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. In Renaissance Telc, where our bike tour in Czech Republic begins, you will have the chance to admire the renowned square and castle with its royal garden. Cesky Krumlov is recorded on the UNESCO list as the best preserved medieval town in the whole of central Europe. It is the home of the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic with a uniquely preserved Baroque theatre, royal garden and open-air theatre with a revolving auditorium. The historical centre of Prague has become the most visited town in Europe following the fall of Communism. In addition to these three UNESCO towns, you will spend nights in Jindrichuv Hradec, the seat of the region’s administration, and in the Renaissance town of Trebon, a famous spa resort. Both towns have a millennium-long history, Renaissance chateaus and many other Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The route will take you through České Budějovice, the town that gave its name to Budweiser beer. You will certainly not want to miss the opportunity of tasting the beer in its hometown, where it has been brewed for over 600 years. After a tour of the city we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboká Chateau. The bike tour in Czech Republic ends at Hluboká chateau from where you will travel in the minibus back to Prague. We have planned for you the stay in Cesky Krumlov for two nights, in order to give you sufficient opportunity to relax and to get to know this jewel in tourist crown more intimately.
This bike tour in Czech Republic will take you through many diverse landscapes. Sometimes you will have to conquer hills, which will be replaced by flatlands around rivers and ponds. The itinerary is designed to be a gentle ride with a balance of cycling and sightseeing. Take it easy, take your time, it is your holiday, after all!
We wish you a pleasant trip!
Day 1 - Prague - Telč
Description of the day: Guided Group tours start on the scheduled day at 9 a.m. Non-scheduled tours start on the clients’ request on any day from the beginning of April until the end of October. Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Telc (160 km = 100 miles by van), Check-in at the hotel in Telc, adjusting bicycles to suit bikers' body dimensions, practical safety bike training (on guided group tours only).
Day 2 - Telč - Jinřichův Hradec
Description of the day: Bike ride to Jindrichuv Hradec (40 km = 24 miles by bike), optional visit to Telc Renaissance Chateau and world-renowned square, lunch on the way at Strmilov, sightseeing in the town of Jindrichuv Hradec, optional visit to the castle in Jindrichuv Hradec. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 3 – Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon
Distance: 45 km / 27 miles
Description of the day: An easy route through the deep forests of the Czech border area and through the Trebon region of fishponds and man-made lakes. Lunch at the border hotel at Peršlák or at U Emy Destinové restaurant. Walking tour of the medieval town of Trebon, an optional visit to the chateau, the chateau gardens and the Schwarzenberg Tomb. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 4 – Trebon – Cesky Krumlov
Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
Description of the day: This is the most strenuous ride of this whole bike tour in Czech Republic through partially hilly countryside mostly on tarmac roads. On Guided Group tours some bikers can take advantage of the support vehicle. Cesky Krumlov is probably the most splendid medieval town in the Czech Republic with the second largest chateau in the country. Lunch in one of many villages and small towns on the way. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 5 - Český Krumlov
Description of the day: Free day in Cesky Krumlov to discover and enjoy this pearl among Czech towns.
Optional programmes: sightseeing, visit of Cesky Krumlov castle and gardens, cycling trip in the surrounding area of Cesky Krumlov or rafting on the Vltava River.
Day 6 – Cesky Krumlov – Hluboka nad Vltavou
Distance: 42 km / 25 miles
Description of the day: Easy ride following the Vltava River passing through České Budejovice, the hometown of Budweiser beer. Lunch at Ceske Budejovice square. After the tour of the city we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboka where you will spend the night.
Day 7 – Hluboka nad Vltavou – Holasovice - Prague
Distance: 45 km / 27 miles
Description of the day: Optional chateau excursion in Hluboka at the end of the tour. Departure from Hluboka to Prague by minibus in the late afternoon. Arrival in Prague, check-in to the hotel, free time in Prague.
Day 8 - Prague
Description of the day: Breakfast, transfer to Prague airport to catch your plane, unless you are prolonging your holiday in the Czech Republic. And this is the end of this whole bike tour in Czech Republic.
|City Standard Accom.||Premium Hotels Accom.||Bike rental|
|Price per person||Single supplement||Price per person||Single supplement||Price per person|
|Self-led Tours||760||185||920||230||70 / 105 Road / 145 for e-bike|
|Fully Guided Tour||1060||190||N/A||N/A||70/ 105 Road / 145 for e-bike|