Karlštejn Castle Scenic Small-Group Bike Tour - in Prague - LikeALocal Guide

Karlštejn Castle Scenic Small-Group Bike Tour

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We can’t imagine a more enjoyable bike trip than the one to Karlštejn Castle: a 30-kilometre ride along two rivers with next to zero climbing! Czech countryside, a 16th-century castle, little towns – you’ll love it!

Duration: 7 hours
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This is the perfect trip for a day in the country outside Prague! Martin is an excellent guide. His bikes are top notch and in excellent condition. He is patient and adjusts to the strengths of his group. The ride is not difficult or too long. The scenery is beautiful along the river and through little villages. He makes time for a pastry and coffee stop - yummy. Riding into Karlstejn was so interesting. After a good lunch and cold beers, you have a time to visit the castle. Martin then provides train tickets back. A real plus on a hot day. I cannot think of a better way to spend a summer day in Prague.
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Reviewed by Ethel

Highlights

  • Escape busy downtown and enjoy laid-back countryside
  • Hotel pickup means no riding on cobblestone streets
  • Seriously small groups: 2017 average group size was 2.5
  • Enjoy villages and little towns, lovely river banks and parks
  • Ideal for couples, families and all skill levels

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Description

If you want explore Prague’s surroundings, this is the way to go!

The peaceful Czech countryside and lush green forests will make you think you’re much further than a few minutes from the city by train.

If you feel like it, we can stop for a swim in the river, or take a break at one of the many little cafés along the way. Or perhaps we can pop into our favourite local bakery? If you prefer paved tracks, no problem. If you don’t mind a bit of dirt, we know some (easy) shortcuts!

The best bit comes at the very end of our ride. We’ll take you to a beautiful meadow surrounded by dense forests, offering the most stunning view of Karlštejn Castle. You can almost feel Charles IV and his companions marching on horses across the meadow…

If you wish, you can attend a 55-minute tour of the castle’s interior for CZK 170 (not included in the tour price).

At the end of the ride you’re welcome to join us for lunch at our favourite restaurant by the castle (included in the tour price).

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up
  • Local guide
  • High-end 29” bike rental
  • Safety helmet
  • Beer
  • Lunch
  • Train back to Prague
  • Personal travel insurance

Meeting point

We will come pick you up in your hotel/appartement

Reviews from travellers (7)

5.0/5

Great trip with Martin
This is the perfect trip for a day in the country outside Prague! Martin is an excellent guide. His bikes are top notch and in excellent condition. He is patient and adjusts to the strengths of his group. The ride is not difficult or too long. The scenery is beautiful along the river and through little villages. He makes time for a pastry and coffee stop - yummy. Riding into Karlstejn was so interesting. After a good lunch and cold beers, you have a time to visit the castle. Martin then provides train tickets back. A real plus on a hot day. I cannot think of a better way to spend a summer day in Prague.
Best way to spend a Sunday
We took the bike trip with Martin from Prague to Karlstejn castle. The bike ride was not difficult, though it was our first time riding a mountain bike.
The trip went along the river through small lovely villages and we even got the chance to swim in the river nearby.
After the bike ride we enjoyed local cuisine and cold beer and wandered around the Karlstejn castle.

We recomment the trip to everybody who wish to escape the city for one day.

Thank you for an excellent day, Martin!
A great tour!
My husband and I had not ridden a bike in 10 years but we decided to take the bike tour to Karlstejn castle. Martin, our guide, set a pace which was easy to follow and ensured that we knew how to operate the bikes. A 16 mile ride, mostly flat with one part that is half-way up hill. No shame in walking that part and Martin made sure that no one was left behind. One has options to take a final uphill ride for a great view of the castle or continue on to the castle via a flat road. We chose the uphill and it is steep toward the end, but we made it walking. The view is worth it.

Mid-way there is a break for coffee and pastry and the tour concludes with a nice lunch (including a glass of beer or wine if you chose). We had a small group and just enjoyed the scenery and company.

Helpful Information:
Tour duration: about five-six hours. You can visit the castle if you wish. We passed as a bit OD'd on castles but it looked interesting.
Tour includes: hotel pick-up, transportation to the bikes, helmet, lunch, and train ticket back to Prague (about 35-40 minutes). Bring a bottle of water for yourself when riding.
Bike Experience/fitness: You don't forget to ride a bike. If you prefer a leisurely ride, no problem. My husband and I are in reasonable shape, walk daily, and hike. We had no problems. Check with Martin about young children and if you have health issues.
Fellow riders: We had a great group- various biking levels of experience but no problems.
Booking: In the summer and fall, I would book ahead as the tour fills up.

I give the day an A+. Thank you Martin.

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4.6/5

That was wonderful!!
During the entire trip our guide Petr was a wonderful teacher and friend, took up us from train station and transfer to the river, told many interesting things about canoeing and Czech republic, teach us to drive canoe and shows amazing places on the river!
Everything was included (thanks Martin):
- transfer (in\out), even some sightseeing;
- rent a boat, lifejacket and other things;
- facilities to leave the luggage (van and dry bag)
- training and guiding;
- amazing beauty of Sazava;
- lunch in Cafe (free beer!);
- ride on the mountain train with breathtaking sights!

I'm strongly recommend to book this trip and to see this with you own eyes!
Best Day of Vacation!!
Martin was an awesome guide. The river and mountains were breathtaking. Would go on this trip a hundred more times. Highly recommend!
Perfect day out!
Wife and I had a great time canoeing with Martin. He took us out even when it was just 2 of us (some guides would cancel). He was very patient (we were doing this for the first time) and offered good advise when needed - you get the hang of it after some practice. The river is very scenic and beautiful, would highly recommend it. Also had an awesome Czech lunch with him and he was more of a friend rather than a guide. If you wanna take a break from the city and enjoy the natural beauty, this is something you just have to do!
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