Day 0 - Arrival to Prague - not included in tour price!
Description of the 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.
Day 1 Prague - Karlstejn - Žebrák
Distance: 69km / 43 miles
Description of the 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 king, 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 Hořovice with its beautiful baroque chateau and charming gardens.
Day 2 Žebrák - Pilsen
Distance: 62 km /39 miles
Description of the 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! After a invigorating ride through the Kormatický Creek natural park we get to the stunníng Kozel chateau with its breathtaking gardens. 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!
Day 3 Pilsen - Klatovy
Distance: 59 km / 37 miles
Description of the 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 through a small natural preserve to the town of Dobřany and over rolling terrain to the Švihov water castle. The Uhlava River then leads us all the way to the town of Klatovy. The town has always been 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. Take time to admire the old town square with its imposing church and city hall and its still-running 18th-century pharmacy. A creepier highlight is underground – in the local catacombs are mummies of Jesuit priests, the oldest dating back to 17th century.
Day 4 Klatovy - Roding
Distance: 55 Km / 34 miles
Description of the day: Optionally we can take a morning transfer (car or train) to Domažlice, a town, like Klatovy, very proud of its Chodové culture. 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! From Domažlice 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.
Day 5 Roding- Regensburg
Distance: 62 km / 39 miles
Description of the 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 can admire the ancient town of Roding, dating back to 9th century and called the gate to Bavarian forest. Further on 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!
Day 6 Regensburg
Description of the 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!