Tour description

Old traderoute

Let’s cycle along a medieval route between the Bohemian kingdom and the Holy Roman Empire that connects two majestic cities – Prague and Regensburg.   Both, thanks to their unique architecture and preserved centers, are enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list.

A way of culture, nature and history

The route will lead us to countless castles, chateaux, monasteries, and through some of the finest nature in the area. Soon after leaving Prague we pass the most visited castle of Bohemia – Karlštejn, a mighty imperial fortress.  And next we can admire the “beer kingdom” of Pilsen. Not just Pilsner, but a rich jewish culture and the lively atmosphere of a 2015 European Culture Capital waits for us there! Another mighty fortress in Švihov guards the entrance to the extraordinary Chodsko region with Klatovy as its capital. Of the many natural riches we should at least mention the  Regen River’s nature reserves.

Part of the Santiago pilgrim route

Between Prague and Pilsen our tour follows the best-known pilgrimage of Europe, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  Winding along the routes on bike you might even hear the ancient pilgrims footsteps, or at least an old tune sung to pass the time...

It can go yet further…

From Regesnburg on you can easilly continue biking either along the Danube towards Passau or Vienna. Another option could be to continue towards the Bavarian capital Munich to experience some of the best german beer traditions.

NEW ROUTING 2024!!! Two central european pearls. And much more! The mighty Karlštejn castle with unique paintings, Pilsen - the beer capital of the world! Fairytale Švihov castle, picturesque Chodsko region, monasteries and towns in the Regen valley. The Old trade route offers a lot!

TOP departure dates - need to check availability:

9-12.5.2024 - Christi Himmelfahrt  in Germany

17-20.5.2024 - Pfingsten in Germany

09-11.8.2024 - Chodske Slavnosti v Domazlice


Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price!

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0 Day
This day is yours to explore the "Paris of the Central Europe,", relax, or have a unique Prague-by-bike tour (see more in our Prague-by-bike section). Do not hesitate to ask us for this extra tour – it is our clients favorite! If time is not your worst enemy, we do propose you stay in Prague more days to fully explore its beauty and hidden corners. Feel free to ask us about more nights or other attractions!

Hotels: Night in Prague is not included as most of our guests prefer to stay more nights. We recommend to use one of our standard partner hotels (3/4/5* Standard) as our route description, GPS files, maps etc. starts from there. If you decide to book your own hotel additional 20 € administration fee will apply.

Please note we require hotel with 24/7 reception + bike storage room. We do not accept Air B&B accommodation and it will be your responsibility on day 1 to find way by bike to our starting point.  

Prague - Karlstejn - Žebrák

Distance 69 KmShow day
1 Day

 We start our trip from Prague along the beautiful Vltava and Berounka rivers all the way to the mighty Karlštejn castle, built in the 14th century to serve as a calm retreat for the Bohemian kings, but moreso as an unconquerable fortress guarding the Bohemian and Imperial crown jewels!  With gentle terrrain, well-marked bike routes, and beautiful, wooded countryside, this first part of the day is a popular trip for Czech and foreign visitors alike. Following the banks of the Vltava will reveal beautiful views of Prague before we reach the Aula Regia monastery in Zbraslav and veer towards the quiet Berounka. Along this river, we bike through small, picturesque villages like Dobřichovice with its chateau. By midday you can either visit the Karlstejn castle and village or, should it be not enough biking for you, there is always the option to enjoy to the Karst region of Malá and Velká Amerika!
In the afternoon we can admire the beauties of the Czech Karst natural protected area. We start with a ride  through the limestone canyon of the Berounka river, soon to arrive at the old royal town of Beroun with its nicely preserved gates and town centre. Saying goodbye to the Berounka, we will follow the small river Litavka that leads us to two gothic castles. In the valley the Žebrák castle perfectly represents a romantic ruin, while the second castle, Točník, on a hill, is perfectly restored.  From here, only a little pedaling remains to today’s lodgings in the small town of Žebrák or Zbiroh.

Žebrák - Pilsen

Distance 62 KmShow day
2 Day

Today the beautiful hills of the Brdy nature reserve greet us on our way to the town of Dobřív. Here we can admire a 14th-century stone bridge and perfectly preserved iron water mills from 17th century – the biggest in the country! Following the Klabava river we first check out the sleepy town of Rokycany before we slowly reach our day’s destination – Plzeň (Pilsen). Rightfully called the world capital of beer, the legendary Pilsner Urquell is brewed here. We suggest visiting the brewery itself to taste the best large-production beer in world right at its birthplace!

Pilsen - Domažlice

Distance 73 KmShow day
3 Day

Before you start biking, we do recommend visiting the Pilsen town centre. You can admire the third biggest Synagoge in the world or climb the highest church tower in Czech Republic with a beautifull view of the countryside and town. Back on the bike, we follow our route south to visit the memorial of the victims of communism. Afterwards, we bike along the Radbuza river,  which will guide us through a big part of today, through a small natural preserve to the towns of Dobřany and Chotěšov with monumental monastery. Meandering with Radbuza we end up in Horšovský Týn - a cozy town with a castle, chateau and super lovely square. From here it is just across a hill to Domažlice, the centre of a proud people called Chodové with their own specific culture. Founded in the 13th century it served as an important royal presence, and today exemplifies a thriving Czech town. In the Middle Ages the locals were responsible for the border defense and thus released from field labor for the aristocrats. Many permutations and ancient habits mark the culture here, like the use of bagpipes in music! Take time to admire the old town square with its imposing tower, or simply listen to the song of the night guard! 

Domažlice - Roding

Distance 55 KmShow day
4 Day

Today we continue by bike across the old Iron Curtain border to the german town of Fürth. From Fürth, known for its dragon festival and dragon museum, we bike along the river Cham to its confluence with the river Regen and onwards to the old town of Cham, passing through its Beer Gate and Old Town. Along the lovely Regen we meander to the small but cozy Roding, dating back to 9th century and called the gate to Bavarian forest, where we spend the first german night.

Roding- Regensburg

Distance 59 KmShow day
5 Day

On the last biking day we stay with the river Regen, biking through numerous nature preserves and wetland areas with many endangered birds and more! And not „just“ nature awaits us today: we bike through an area called Schlossareal (Chateau land) because of its numerous chateaux, castles, ruins and monasteries. Among many, one can highlight the monasteries in Walderbach and Rheinbach. Our day’s destination is the stunning town of Regensburg. With over 1500 historical buildings in its town centre, one will not be surprised to find it on the UNESCO heritage list! 


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6 Day

The last day of the tour is dedicated to the sightseeing of Regensburg. With a history running back some 2000 years, we find here many Celtic, Teutonic, Roman and Holy Roman Empire wonders! Highlights include the oldest bridge in central Europe, the imperial palace, a fantastic cathedral… but that is just the start. For those who would like to prolong the journey, we can happily offer a way to the bavarian capital, Munich, or start a journey along the Danube!

Services and prices

Selfguided tour without luggage transfer
Selfguided tour without luggage transfer545 €
Selfguided with Luggage transfer included
2 Persons685€
4 Persons635€
6 Persons599€
Fully guided tour
Price from995 €
Bike rental90 €
Road/Cross bike rental120 €
E-bike rental150 €
Single surcharge165€
Solo rider surcharge160 €
Premium accommodation surcharge205 €
Premium accommodation single surcharge195 €
Halfboard surcharge130 €
Premium halfboard surcharge170 €
Extra night in Prague55 - 80€
Extra night in Regensburg65 - 90€
Car parking in Prague14€/day
Booking fee30€/group
Booking fee (tailormade tour)100€/Group

We highly recommend

Our tips
Tip 1We do recommend prolonging the tour by a day in both Prague and Regensburg
Tip 2When in Prague, we strongly recommend the Prague by bike tour!
Tip 3When in Pilsen, do try the Urquell beer right in the brewery – a taste you never forget! 

Tour datesAny scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

Fully guided terms
21. 07. 2024-26. 07. 2024Request now!

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Our rental bikes

At Europe Bike Tour, we understand that a high-quality bicycle is key to an enjoyable vacation. That's why we ensure all our bikes are regularly serviced to maintain their perfect condition. For additional equipment, please refer to the "Bike Equipment" section where you'll find items included in the bike fee or available for rent/purchase at an extra cost.

Our diverse fleet includes bikes for men and women in various sizes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, children's bikes, and even recumbent bikes upon request. If you have any special requirements or wishes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and ensuring you have the best experience possible!

What is included and what notOn self guided idividual tours

  • Individual pre-tour meeting at appointed time at client's hotel on the first day of the tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions (city standard/premium)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Day by day description with altitude profiles, places to visit and local tips
  • Official biking maps with highlighted routing (per room)
  • Detailed tailor-made cycling maps (per room)
  • Detailed town maps with highlighted routing to/from hotel (per room)
  • Step by step route description (per room)
  • Train tickets and train timetables (for tours where train transfer is part of a tour schedule)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels between 9-17:00 (for option including luggage transfers only!)
  • Practical bike ride and safety information
  • 24-hour hotline assistance service
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Meals (except for breakfasts)
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

On fully guided tours

  • Specialized Bike Holidays bicycle tour leader during all biking days
  • Pick-up from any Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Dinners without drink on specific number of biking days (usually every other day but for more info, please contact your tour coordinator)
  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
  • Water for bike-flasks
  • Welcome briefing on the first day
  • Maps of towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
  • Detailed cycling maps (on request)
  • Program and detailed day-by-day description (per room)
  • Practical bike ride safety training
  • Technical service on the route
  • First aid service on the route
  • Support vehicle
  • All transportation of participants and their luggage and bicycles during the tour
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air-tickets) to/from Prague – starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on the departure day
  • Other meals than mentioned in "What is included"
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

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We at Europe Bike Tour do know, that a good bike is the most important part of a nice vacation. So we let all our bikes serviced regulary so they stay in perfect condition. Under "Bike Equipment" you can find other aditional equipment that is either in the bike fee included or you can rent/buy it for adittional funds.

We offer male and female bikes with different sizes, E-bikes, Tandembikes, Bikes for kids and on request the Recumbent bike as well. Should you have a special wish/need, do not hesitate to ask us, we will make our best to fullfill your wish!

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Why with us?

With a rich 12-year history, Europe Bike Tours offers more than just cycling trips; we provide immersive "Culture Biking" experiences across the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Our tours blend the thrill of biking with cultural exploration, taking you from charming local eateries to ancient, hidden castles. We handpick the most captivating locations, ensuring each bike, family, or wine holiday is an adventure in itself. Catering to diverse preferences, our tours come in various formats, from self-guided to fully guided, with options for luggage transfer and different accommodation levels. For those seeking something unique, we're always ready to craft a tailor-made tour that perfectly fits your vision of a cycling holiday.

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  • Tailor made maps
  • More biking options for each day
  • 24/7 Hotline with personal approach
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Who we are

Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

Guide since 2008

Lukas was born and raised in the Czech capital of Prague. His keen interest in history and sports influenced his determination to study both subjects at university in Germany. His passion for travel also led to Lukas adding a tourism degree to his studies. Biking, exploring, and discovering interesting places was one of the determining moments when in 2010 he decided to start Europe Bike Tours. Since than Lukas is keen on developing new products, improve services and above all, share his passion for traveling while guiding one of the tours!

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Vitek ProchazkaManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish

Guide since 2012

Vitek was born in Prague, Czech Republic and has remained there most of his life. During his travel and tourism studies he began guiding mostly bike and rafting trips all around Europe. Through his years in the office of a travel agency, guiding remained an important part of his life. Eventually went of for  year in New Zealand and after returning started guiding and preparing programs in and around his homeland

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Our self-guided tours

Accommodation is one of the most important parts of each trip that strongly influences the final look of it. We make our best to offer you the best possible accommodation in the prefered category. The hotels we offer are either comfortable small hotels or quite guesthouses both in 3* quality, all of it rather small and with personality than big chain. All the tours have accommodation in or near the town/village centres so you can spend the afternoon and evening after biking exploring the town itself or simply enjoy the peace of the place.

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TestimonialsWhat our clients say about us

22 May

Herman Oerbekke

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Thanks for all.We had nice hotels, good breakfasts and the transport of the luggage was excellent.And of course a magnifieke cycling route along the Elbe (and Moldau) and trough beautiful cities.We will recomment it to other people.Kind regards,Geesje and Herman.

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13 May

Emanuelle Grandaud

Tour Prague-Vienna Greenways May 2023

nous avons fait le séjour de prague a vienne en vélo électrique.les parcours sont magnifiques, les vélos sont d'excellente qualité et très confortablesl'équipe était joignable 24/7 et super réactivenous recommandons à 2000%(Translated by Google) We traveled from Prague to Vienna by electric bike.the courses are magnificent, the bikes are of excellent quality and very comfortablethe team was rea...

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07 May

Mr. and Mrs. VanderVelde

Tour Prague-Budapest short

Overall we were very happy. I put 2 for most things because there is always room for improvement , I suppose. But we were pleasantly surprised how good everything was and how well the biking went. Lots of variety each and everyday. And with 12 different hotels all being very nice except one, we couldn’t ask for anything moreIron curtain was a highlight. But also all the towns we ended up in. It...

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01 May

Nielsen group

Tour Prague-Dresden

Arrived Dresden today. The trip has gone very fine.

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01 Aug

Mark and Nicola Fleming - June 2023

We found the Prague to Vienna Greenways trip to be a great way to discover the peace and tranquilty of the Czech Republic after having enjoyed the bustle of Prague. The attention to detail from Lukas was excellent and we were most impressed by the selection of hotels and pensions along the way. The bikes were well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

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30 Jul

oscar cattorini y gladys slobodzian

Hello . Good afternoon. We want to thank you for the service provided, from the bicycles to the hotels of excellent quality and well located, the excellent gpx, the schedules fulfilled to perfection. everything has been very very good !! It has been a pleasure to come from Argentina to get to know this wonderful country and its people and to have everything waiting for us to enjoy. From now on ...

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22 May

Mark & Brenda Regensburg-Prague-Vienna Tour

It is always good to start a new season with satisfied clients but to start with such a positive feedback is GREAT!!!!

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26 Dec

Angela and Ray // Prague to Dresden

Great self-guide bike tour from Prague to Dresden through beautiful countryside. We received the best route directions we have ever had after many bike tours with other operators. The directions were clear, understandable and offered options. We also appreciated the route information with directions on sightseeing, cafes, pubs, restaurants. The recommended GPS was very helpful to provide ou...

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Eric & Jola George, Queensland, Australia

In September 022, we met with European family members to ride from Spindleruv Llyn to Nymburk along the Labem/Elbe. It was our third trip with Europe Bike Tours and it did not disappoint. We love riding in the Czech countryside, and stopping every night is such interesting towns, and we'll be back again as there is so much of Czechia to see. We preparing a 3 episode account of our trip for ou...

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27 Aug

Family Lodder

Dear Lukas, Great tour from Prague to Vienna, with beautiful routes, well equiped bikes and lovely stops. We enjoyed Tjechie! The castles, food and vineyards. It was wonderful. The cycling, the canoeing, the hiking and the service on the jacket ;-) . Everything well organized and with a personal touch. Best regards, Alfred, Christine, Jonathan and Olivier Utrecht, Netherlands

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