Bohemian UNESCO Heritage Tour
8 days / 7 nights – 6 biking days
Guided group tour or Self-guided individual tour
Length 240 km / 145 miles
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
This route combines road without traffic, paved path as well some short off-road sections. Also profile includes all from long flat section to some rolling hills. On Self Guided option you should be able to cycle up to 60 km in a day with some up hills. Although there are not any long steep ones.
The route of this tour leads through three of the most attractive towns of the Czech Republic. Due to their exceptional cultural and historical value, these towns have been recorded in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. In Renaissance Telc, where our bike tour begins, you will have the chance to admire the renowned square and castle with its royal garden. Cesky Krumlov is recorded on the UNESCO list as the best preserved medieval town in the whole of central Europe. It is the home of the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic with a uniquely preserved Baroque theatre, royal garden and open-air theatre with a revolving auditorium. The historical centre of Prague has become the most visited town in Europe following the fall of Communism. In addition to these three UNESCO towns, you will spend nights in Jindrichuv Hradec, the seat of the region’s administration, and in the Renaissance town of Trebon, a famous spa resort. Both towns have a millennium-long history, Renaissance chateaus and many other Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The route will take you through České Budějovice, the town that gave its name to Budweiser beer. You will certainly not want to miss the opportunity of tasting the beer in its hometown, where it has been brewed for over 600 years. After a tour of the city we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboká Chateau. The bike trail ends at Hluboká chateau from where you will travel in the AVE minibus back to Prague. We have planned for you to stay for two nights in Cesky Krumlov, in order to give you sufficient opportunity to relax and to get to know this jewel in tourist crown more intimately.
The tour will take you through many diverse landscapes. Sometimes you will have to conquer hills, which will be replaced by flatlands around rivers and ponds. The itinerary is designed to be a gentle ride with a balance of cycling and sightseeing. Take it easy, take your time, it is your holiday, after all!
We wish you a pleasant trip!
- take a canoe/rafting trip. Only 22 Euro per person. You can choose from 2 km, 5km, 15 km or 30 km long passage. Included - all equipment. transfer to starting point with all equipment. Tour ends in Cesky Krumlov.
- at last 10% discount on pre tour nights in Prague. We will send you the best available offer for the hotel you choose from www.avehotels.cz.
|Tour type||Guided Group Tours||Self-Guided Individual Tours|
23.07.2018 - 30.07.2018
||Daily, from April till the end of October|
|Price per person Cat B
(based on double-room occupancy)
|920 €||720 €|
|Single occupancy Cat B||1095 €||895 €|
|Price per person Cat A (based on double-room occupancy)||N/A||895 €|
|Single occupancy - Cat A||N/A||1105 €|
|Bike rental||75 €||75 €|
|E-bike rental||155 €||155 €|
Standard tour programme
Day 1 Guided Group tours start on the scheduled day at 9 a.m.
Self Guided tours and non-scheduled tours start on the clients’ request on any day from the beginning of April until the end of October. Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Telc
(160 km / 100 miles by Ave van), Check-in at the hotel in Telc, adjusting bicycles to suit bikers' body dimensions, practical safety bike training (on guided group tours only).
Day 2 Telc to Jindrichuv Hradec
(45 km / 27 miles by bicycle)
optional visit to Telc Renaissance Chateau and world-renowned square, lunch on the way at Strmilov, sightseeing in the town of Jindrichuv Hradec, optional visit to the castle in Jindrichuv Hradec. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 3 Jindrichuv Hradec - Trebon
(45 km / 27 miles by bicycle)
An easy route through the deep forests of the Czech border area and through the Trebon region of fishponds and man-made lakes. Lunch at the border hotel at Peršlák or at U Emy Destinové restaurant. Walking tour of the medieval town of Trebon, an optional visit to the chateau, the chateau gardens and the Schwarzenberg Tomb. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 4 Bike ride Trebon - Cesky Krumlov
(64 km / 40 miles by bicycle)
This is a strenuous ride through partially hilly countryside mostly on tarmac roads. On Guided Group tours some bikers can take advantage of the support vehicle. Cesky Krumlov is probably the most splendid medieval town in the Czech Republic with the second largest chateau in the country. Lunch in one of many villages and small towns on the way. Check-in at the hotel.
Day 5 Free day in Cesky Krumlov
to discover and enjoy this pearl among Czech towns. Optional programmes: sightseeing, visit of Cesky Krumlov castle and gardens, cycling trip in the surrounding area of Cesky Krumlov or rafting on the Vltava River.
OPTIONAL - a canoe/rafting trip. Only 19 Euro per person. You can choose from 2 km, 5km, 15 km or 30 km long passage. Included - all equipment. transfer to starting point with all equipment. Tour ends in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 6 Bike ride Cesky Krumlov - Hluboka nad Vltavou
(42 km / 25 miles by bicycle)
Easy ride following the Vltava River passing through Ceské Budejovice, the hometown of Budweiser beer. Lunch at Ceske Budejovice square. After the tour of the city we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboka where you will spend the night.
Day 7 Bike ride Hluboka nad Vltavou - Holasovice and back, transfer to Prague
(45 km / 27 miles by bicycle, transfer to Prague by AVE shuttle bus)
Optional chateau excursion in Hluboka at the end of the tour. Departure from Hluboka to Prague by AVE minibus in the late afternoon. Arrival in Prague, check-in to the hotel, free time in Prague.
Day 8 Prague Breakfast, check out unless you are prolonging your holiday in the Czech Republic.
- at last 10% discount on pre or post tour nights in Prague. We will send you the best available offer for the hotel you choose from www.avehotels.cz.
AVE reserves the right to change the daily programs and places of accommodation according to hotel capacities and the size of the group. Visits to the sites above and outlined daily bike routes are guaranteed.
Information about sights you visit during the tour
Towns and Villages
- Cesky Krumlov – The Town Where Time Stood Still - Gothic-Renaissance Castle and Urban Conservation Area, UNESCO Site.
- Holasovice – Typical example of so-called \'rural baroque\' architecture in South Bohemia.
- Jindrichuv Hradec – Natural administrative centre of the region with many cultural monuments in the town surrounded by beautiful landscape.
- Prague – Capitol of the Czech Republic - one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in Europe.
- Telc – Renaissance Chateau and Urban Conservation Area, UNESCO Site.
- Trebon – Beautiful town with chateau, the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Cesky Krumlov town
Jindrichuv Hradec chateau
Landstein - view from tower
Slavonice view from tower
Telc chateau interior
Zlata koruna monastery