4. 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.