If you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the City and have an authentic Czech experience then the Karlstejn Guided Cycle Tour is perfect for you. Included in the price of the tour is a native English speaking guide, a fantastic Trek DS 2 Dual sport bike (worth €670), all the equipment necessary and a train ticket back to Prague!
You really get the best of both worlds with The Karlstejn tour.
Upon departing from the bike shop, your guide will lead you through the winding streets, taking you down to the river Vlatva where you can enjoy a stunning view of the Castle and Charles Bridge. Once you have taken in the sights you will hug the river Vlatva, following it south on the smooth and well maintained A1 bike path. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments as you follow the river out of Prague. It is also a great place to get a feel for Czech culture as it super popular with local Czechs who are out to do some exercise and enjoy some sun.
Once you have left the City behind a new chapter to the tour begins. You will cross over the Vlatva and meet up with the river Berounka, which heads in a mellow southern easterly direction. You will then keep the Berounka company for the vast majority, passing through quaint Czech villages where yet again you will gain a taste of rural Czech life. The Vlatva and Berounka are beautiful rivers, which are full of wildlife, so you won't be short of interesting things to see. You follow the Berounka for 15 km before reaching the final destination, Karlstejn Castle.
Once at Karlstejn your tour guide will provide you with some information regarding the little village and the beautiful Medieval castle, which was once home to the crown jewels of Roman Emperor, King Charles IV. Your guide will then take you to a traditional Czech restaurant, where you can experience local Czech food and beer. You will have a big appetite after your cycle so make the most of the feast! Expect to pay around 200czk for your meal. Once you have eaten you have free time to explore the village and the medieval castle. Tours of the castle are run hourly and there are plenty of gift shops if you would like to pick up a souvenir. Once you have explored the castle and village sufficiently then you will take a leisurely 5 minute cycle down to the train station where you will board a train back to Prague. The journey back takes about 35-40 minutes and will give you another opportunity to take in some Czech scenery. Once back in Prague it is just an easy 10 minutes cycle back to the shop where you can finish off with a coffee or drink at a local cafe to unwind after a day of biking and sightseeing!
Make some new friends on your cycle trip to Karlstejn Castle!