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Karlstejn Castle Small Group Scenic Bike Tour

1. Karlstejn Castle Small Group Scenic Bike Tour

“Let us take you to the most stunning castle in the Czech Republic, avoiding all traffic en route.“ You will avoid cars by starting your ride right on the edge of Prague, where you will arrive from your hotel. 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, you can stop for a swim at the river or have a break at one of many little biker cafés frequented by local cyclists. Or perhaps take a short break at a popular bakery? If you prefer only paved tracks, no problem, if you don’t mind a bit of dirt, your tour operator knows some easy shortcuts. The best comes at the very end of your ride, when you will be taken to a meadow tucked away between dense forest. From here, there is the most stunning view of the Karlstejn castle, so stunning not simply because Karlstejn is suddenly below you, but as you will see nothing but the castle and forests around you. Suddenly, you'll feel as Charles IV and his companions might just march past on their horses. If you're interested, guests are welcome 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. If you are a beginner or intermediate biker and 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 their favorite restaurant by the castle at the end of the ride (included in price). Finally, return to Prague by a pleasant 40-minute train ride, leaving your bike at Karlstejn.

From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

2. From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

You'll be picked up from your central Prague hotel in the morning and then head to the starting point to meet your guide for an overview of the day ahead. Your guide will also assist you in adjusting your bike if necessary.  Start on the route (32 km) to Karlstejn, taking a special cycle path after the first two kilometers, which will lead you along the riverbanks of the beautiful Vltava and Berounka rivers. Cycling through the Czech countryside with its picturesque villages, there will be plenty of stops for refreshments and photo opportunities. A must-see is Dobrichovice Castle, with its richly decorated restaurant on the first floor. Here, the tour will stop for a short break. Then it's only 9 km to Karlstejn Village. Once the tour arrives in the village of Karlstejn, park your bikes close to the train station where the group will stop at the restaurant. The bike tour ends here and for the rest of the tour, you will have free time to explore the splendid village of Karlstejn with its many shops and entertainment possibilities. You may wish to visit the famous Karlstejn Castle (on your own). Karlstejn is surrounded by many hiking tracks, which also make for a great afternoon activity after your bike ride. Spend as much time as you like in Karlstejn Village and then return to Prague by train when you're ready. The train to Prague departs every 30 minutes. You will receive a train ticket from your guide. The train ticket is open and you can take any train from the schedule that you like. Enjoy the flexibility of this tour to Karlstejn and spend as much time in this picturesque village as you like before returning to Prague.

Prague to Karlstejn Castle E-Bike Tour

3. Prague to Karlstejn Castle E-Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Prague on a full-day e-bike tour to Karlstejn Castle, and marvel at the Czech countryside as you bike out of the city’s southwestern suburbs. Cycle on comfortable e-bike to one of the Czech Republic’s most popular castles in approximately 3.5-4 hours. Enjoy the flat terrain as you bike along the banks of 2 rivers. Depart Prague at 09:30, and pass through several scenic villages along the way. Stop at panoramic view points and to enjoy refreshments. Arrive at Karlstejn village (population 800) and stop for lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. Then, take a short 15-minute stroll to the castle grounds. Your guide will tell you the history of the castle as well as the life of Charles IV., and will show you around the exterior. Take an optional 55-minute guided tour of the castle interior (own expense) to see relics from King Karel’s life. Return to Prague by train, and relax on the 40-minute journey back to the city center.

Bike Tour to Microbrewery and Karlstejn from Prague

4. Bike Tour to Microbrewery and Karlstejn from Prague

After pick up at your hotel it is about 20 min drive to the starting point at the very edge of Prague. This way you avoid most traffic and you start enjoying great cycling paths along the Vltava and Berounka rivers. Biking on flat trails surrounded by meadows and small towns all the way to the most beautiful and best preserved castle in Czech – Karlstejn. After about one hour break to soak the medieval atmosphere you head for a final push of about 12 kms to a microbrewery in the area. Though you have to climb a bit during the last part, it is really worth it. There are no more towns along the way, just little villages and lush countryside all around you. It seems people here live the same way as years ago, when communists operated a Czech biggest air-missile base carefully hidden in forests of a hill above you. When you arrive in the cozy village of Vseradice, you enjoy a decent late lunch and taste locally made beer. Usually master is present and if so, he is always happy to show you around (this is no scheduled tour, he just likes to talk and you like to listen…) Then you will ride back to near Karlstejn and then take a train back to your car and finally you are dropped at the hotel. Please be aware that you have to be able to cover up to 50 km with a few (easy) uphills in about 6 hours.

Prague to Karlstejn Castle Full-Day Bike Tour

5. Prague to Karlstejn Castle Full-Day Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Prague on a full-day bike tour to Karlstejn Castle, and marvel at the Czech countryside as you bike out of the city’s southwestern suburbs. Cycle to one of the Czech Republic’s most popular castles in approximately 3.5-4 hours. Enjoy the flat terrain as you bike along the banks of 2 rivers. Depart Prague at 09:30, and pass through several scenic villages along the way. Stop at panoramic view points and to enjoy refreshments. Upon arrival at Karlstejn village (population 800), stop for lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. Then, take a short 15-minute stroll to the castle grounds. Your guide will tell you the history of the castle as well as the life of Karel IV, and will show you around the exterior. Take an optional 55-minute guided tour of the castle interior (own expense) to see relics from King Karel’s life. Return to Prague by train, and relax on the 40-minute journey back to the city center.

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What people are saying about Karlštejn

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

The excursion was very well organized. Punctual collection. The guide very friendly and very good explanations.

Lucy was fun and helpful and kind

Great trip outside Prague with nice scenery and a relaxed ride - our guide was fantastic! Thank you, Lucy!

Outstanding! Our guide was great. Biking through Czech countryside along river was awesome.

The tour was very nice and the guide was very professional and friendly.

very friendly guide and very pleasant walk without any difficulty. to do