One Day Trip to Okor
One-Day Bicycle Trip from Prague to Okor Ruins
One day bicycle trip (6 – 10 hours)
Self guided individual tour
Length 65 km (41 miles)
Grade of difficulty: moderate
This route will take you through the wonderful natural scenery called Divoka Sarka, which is just on outskirts of Prague, to the mystical ruins of Okor castle. On the way back you will visit Lidice Memorial and will have the opportunity to swim in a beuatiful open-air swimming pool surrounded by nature at Divoka Sarka. You can experience all this on this one-day trip!
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 = 24 EUR, 37 USD, 18 GBP)
+ 300 CZK per group
Difficulty: Moderate ride suitable for recreational cyclists, 65 km (40 miles).
Departure: Daily from 1st April till 31st October
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.)
The route begins at Metro Station Dejvicka. The marked route leads through Divoka Sarka, a famous nature preservation area with wild forest and spectacular rock formations. After this leisure bike ride in the shadows of forest and rocks you will cycle through open farm fields to Okor village.
Okor castle was built in the 14th century by Chancellor Frantisek Rokycansky. It was reconstructed after the Thirty Years´ War at the end of the 17th century. In the 18th century it became a Jesuit college. After the order was abolished in 1773, the castle started to decay, the tower tumbled down at the turn of the 18th and19th centuries.
Another interesting place that you will see is the Lidice memorial. Lidice was a small village that was annihilated by the Nazis on 10th June 1942. All 173 Lidice men were shot on that fateful day. Most of women and children also did not survive and all the houses were destroyed.
On the way back to Prague you will pass Ruzyne Airport. During hot sunny days you will welcome the opportunity to swim in the open-air swimming pool or to have a beer in a restaurant in a little valley of Divoka Sarka.
Reservations: At least two working days before you want to join the tour by phone. +420 721 861 742 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced reservation: Request a tour
Additional offer: We would like to offer you several other bicycle trips around Prague. All 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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