Scenic Karlstejn Castle Bike Small-Group Day Trip from Prague
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, we can stop for a swim in the river or have a break at one of many little biker’s cafés that local cyclists like so much.
Or perhaps we can make a small brake at our favorite bakery? If you prefer only paved tracks, no problem, if you don’t mind a bit of dirt, we know some shortcuts (still easy)!
The best comes at the very end of our ride, when we take you to a meadow squeezed between dense forests, where there is the most stunning view of the Karlstejn castle. It’s so stunning not just because Karlstejn is suddenly below us but especially because we see nothing but the castle and forests all around. Suddenly you feel like there might just be Charles IV and his companions marching on horses across the meadow…If you like to, feel free to attend a 55 minute tour inside the castle (fees not included) though we think castle’s beauty is rather outside than inside.
If you are a beginner to intermediate biker and you 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 our favorite restaurant by the castle at the end of the ride (included in price). Finally you get back to Prague by pleasant 40 minutes ride on train, without having to worry about the bikes as we leave them at Karlstejn.
Price includes high-end bike rental incl. helmet, guide, lunch & beer, pick up at your hotel, train ticket back to Prague
- High-end 29" bike rental including helmet
- Lunch and beer
- Hotel Pick Up
- Your personal travel insurance
- Castle interior tour fees(courtyard is entered free of charge)
- Hotel drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If you book this tour for one person only, you might be asked to come to a meeting point within Prague downtown on the day of the tour
Dominika and Marcel were great guides. The scenery was so beautiful. The lunch was amazing local food at a great local outdoor cafe. We ended the ride at a beautiful castle. They took the bikes and helmets. They gave train tickets. Easy walk to the train station in a cute little village. The guides provided helpful insight.
What a great trip! Martin was a knowledgeable host and experienced cyclist who listened to his guests and showed the beautiful castle and countryside. The trip was about 15 miles of flat riding with a dash of trail ride. The surrounding town around the castle was quaint and the lunch authentic. We loved our day and would recommend this to all who seek physical activity during vacation.
We booked this trip because it was the only company that offered the convenience of a hotel pick up. Martin our tour guide picked us up promptly and was such a great guy. There were four people in the group and he was sensitive to the needs of everyone as well as having a great sense of humour. The ride was on lovely tracks through very pretty countryside and largely traffic free. The bikes were excellent, efficient gears, breaks and comfortable seats. The castle was spectacular and our hour in Karlstejn was a welcome break before the final push to the brewery. Martin has sourced a real gem for the end of the trip because the food and beer were fantastic rewards for all our effort. The summer weekends in Prague are manic and my husband and I are so pleased we escaped the city crowds on the Sunday for this wonderful day out.
This bike ride/micro brewery lunch was the highlight of our 15 day vacation. Touring Europe is great, but my wife and I look for outdoor exercise daily biking/hiking/walking. We can only see so many cities, castles, cathedrals and museums. Searching for a bike tour on line I discovered this one. When reading the description and reference to Small-Group we anticipated 4-6 people on the ride. Much to our surprise we were picked up at our hotel, on time actually early by our personal guide, Maertin who informed us it would be just us on the tour. Maertin's English was excellent and his knowledge of the region combined with a sense of humor made for a great day. The ride and sights were excellent, not too difficult. When I asked if we could limit our time at Karlstejn Castle and focus on pedaling, he was very accommodating. We felt the cost of this tour was extremely reasonable downright cheap and great value. The micro brewery we had lunch at has a wide menu to choose from. The food and beer were outstanding and included in the tour price. If you are looking for some exercise, scenery, history and a good meal/drink this is the tour for you.