What to expect
Beginning and ending in the World Heritage city of Prague, you’ll have plenty of time to experience the winding alleyways and famous palaces of one of Europe’s most celebrated cities. Riding through romantic river valleys, emerald forests and past undulating hills, the small villages and Renaissance towns you’ll pass on route give a genuine flavour of the spirit of Bohemia.
The Czech Republic is peppered with fairytale castles but the crenellated walls and delicate spires of the fortress at Karlstejn is one of the world’s most famous. An opportunity to explore a deep network of limestone caves adds an extra dimension to this trip, or you can allow yourself more time to sit back and take in the magical landscapes of Central Bohemia.
At a glance
- Winding alleyways and astonishing architecture in Prague
- Emerald forests, romantic river valleys and rolling landscapes
- Bohemian villages and the Czech Republic’s most impressive castle
- Forest tracks and paved paths make the cycling suitable for all levels
Arrive in Prague
Make your way to the World Heritage city of Prague and start your holiday with a Czech beer or refreshing drink in its enchanting cobbled streets.
Prague - Karlstejn
22 miles (35 km)
Set off on an easy cycle along the Vltava and Berounka rivers to the Gothic castle at Karlstejn.
Karlstejn - Svaty Jan Pod Skalou Valley - Karlstejn
18 miles (30 km)
Cycle along the banks of the Berounka River and tour through leafy forests to Svaty Jan Pod Skalou Valley. Pedal through the romantic countryside of the Brdy Forest and visit a cave where St Ivan the Hermit lived in the 9th century.
Karlstejn - Beroun - Karlstejn
21 miles (33 km)
Discover the medieval riverside town of Beroun, passing typical Bohemia villages on route. Take a detour to a spectacular complex of caves before strolling around the Gothic-style square and ruined city walls.
Karlstejn to Prague
25 miles (40 km)
Ride to Prague alongside the riverbank, taking your time to enjoy your last day of cycling or pedalling back into the city in time to see the sights.
Depart from Prague
Start your journey home after a final breakfast in Prague, or stay on in the Czech Republic to extend your holiday.
3 & 4* Hotels
We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.
- A mix of 3* and 4* hotels
- Breakfast included, half board available
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transfer
Dates & Prices
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- 5 nights accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Maps and route information including GPS device on request
- Luggage transportation
- Local contact number for assistance
- Flights and transfers.
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Entrance fees to museums and castles
- This route is offered as a guided tour on the 18th of August 2019 and prices start from approximately £689pp (based on a twin share room). Please contact us for further details
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handlebar bag, waterproof pannier, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
Hybrid bike with 27 gears
You can add these when you price your trip
How to Get There
Fly to Prague
Take a taxi from the airport to your first hotel.
Take a taxi to the airport.
Fly from Prague
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What other customers have said
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This was our first ever cycling holiday. The ladies on ebikes and the men on the hybrid bikes. The Prague end was organised really well by the cycle company there. Everyone was polite and very helpful. Both hotels were good. We went in April 17. Lucky with the weather except for one brief (memorable) hailstorm! We enjoyed seeing the Karlstejn castle and the sights of Prague. Eating out was not expensive. We self guided so there was map reading to do and some navigating of traffic at times, but we found the other road users courteous and we felt safe. Lots of fun and would recommend.emma Allatson, United Kingdom, April 2017
Bohemian Escape was an excellent self guided tour. Distances were ideal, leaving time for sightseeing and coffee stops. Staff at Freedom Treks have been very helpful, from the time of making enquiries about the tour to the day of departure.Jennifer Gregge, September 2016