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One Day Trip to Konopiste Chateau

One-Day Bicycle Trip from Prague to Konopiste Chateau

Konopiste ChateauOne day bicycle trip (6 - 10 hours)

Self guided individual tour

Length 62 km or 50 km (39 miles or 31 miles)

Grade of difficulty: moderate

The Hunting Lodge of the former Heir to the Throne (his assassination in June 1914 led to the outbreak of WWI).The neo-Gothic chateau, Konopiste, was used as the summer residence of the heir to the throne of the Austrian Empire. The first part of the recommended route from Prague to Konopiste is the well-known Prague-Vienna Greenways bicycle route.

The Self-Guided individual tour includes:

  • welcome briefing
  • rental of a 21 speed bicycle
  • water bottles and safety helmets provided
  • panniers (if required)
  • bicycle repair kit (per group)
  • cycling map (per group)
  • GPS console with pre-recorded route (per group)
  • AVE hot-line assistance service

Price: 600 CZK per person (approximately = 22 EUR, 31 USD, 15 GBP)

+ 300 CZK per group

Difficulty: Moderate ride suitable for recreational cyclists, 62 or 50km (39 or 31 miles).

Departure: Daily from 1st April till 31st October

Return: Back to Prague between 4 pm and 8 pm, depending on your activities (for example castle tour, sightseeing).

Bicycles: Modern mountain bikes with front suspension and 21 or 24 speeds, equipped with front bag, mud-guards, etc.)

The Programme: the information briefing is held at our office AVE Travel, Pod Barvirkou 6, Praha 5 - Smichov, at the appointed time (provided at the time of booking). You will receive maps, route book, GPS with the pre-recorded recommended route and a bicycle with all necessary equipment. The bicycles will be adjusted to each client's body dimensions.

(The tour can also start at the client’s Prague hotel, if the client takes a guided trip with AVE the previous day and has already obtained bicycles and all materials.)

There are two options how to start.

First option: The route begins at AVE office. You ride the bike 12 kilometres on minor roads to the same point when the second option starts. The second option starts at the Opatov Metro Station, line C. The beginning of the route leads through open farmland. As you reach the town of Kamenice, the terrain changes to forested hills. However, you will ride along streams without any steep uphills. At Tynec nad Sazavou you cross the Sazava river, which is popular for canoeing. Just a few more kilometres and you will finally reach Konopiste.

The Hunting Lodge of the Heir to the Throne - Neo-Gothic Chateau Konopiste was used as the summer residence of the heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand d'Este, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered the First World War. The archduke was a passionate hunter, and a fascinating exhibition of his hunting trophies is on display at the chateau. The collection of historical weapons and arms is the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. A game preserve and a wonderful park with abundant exotic and indigenous tree species border the chateau.

As you have already ridden around 50 km, we suggest that you return to Prague by train from Benesov. A direct train to Prague Main Railway Station takes around 1 hour 15 minutes.

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: 10 % off the trip price for students under 26
  • Multi Trip Discount: 10 % off the trip price of the second and further trip
  • Group Discount: 10 % off the trip price for groups of four or more people

Two or more of the trip discounts above can be applied simultaneously!

Reservations: At least two working days before you want to join the tour on telephone +420 721 861 742 or at bike@avetravel.cz

Advanced reservation: Request a tour

Additional offer: We would like to offer you several other bicycle trips around Prague. All routes are pre-recorded to your GPS console. You can also take multiple-day tours to different parts of Czech Republic as well as to Vienna, the capital city of Austria or to Dresden in Germany.

We wish you a pleasant cycle-ride with AVE Travel.

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