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$84.55 Day Trips & Excursions

Karlstejn Castle Bike Trip from Prague

Start your bike tour in Prague, and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you head southwest toward the town of Karlstejn, home to the Gothic castle of the same name. Suitable for cyclist of all abilities, the pleasant 18-mile (30 km) cycle will last approx. 4.5 hours and will take you through the flat, yet scenic countryside of the Cesky Kras area, along the Vltava and Berounka rivers.On arrival in the village of Karlstejn, hop off your bike and re-fuel with a hearty Czech lunch (own expense) before venturing on to the famous Czech castle. Karlstejn Castle has a history of more than 650 years and houses an impressive collection of treasures from the Roman Empire, as well as a gallery featuring portraits of famous Czech rulers. During your one-hour guided tour, learn about King Charles IV's life in the castle and admire the majestic Gothic architecture.You will return to Prague by train, where your tour will end in the early evening.

$52.01 Walking & Biking Tours

Small-Group Bike Tour to Karlstejn from Prague

This tour will pick you up from your central Prague hotel in the morning and will bring you to the tour starting point to meet your guide and for an overview on the day tour ahead of you. Your guide will also assist you adjusting your bike.Once you started your 32km (20 miles) bike tour to Karlstejn, you will take a special cycle path after the first two kilometers leading you along the beautiful river banks of Vltava river and later Berounka river. Cycling through the Czech countryside with its picturesque villages, there will be plenty of great photo opportunities along the way as well as stops for refreshments. A must-see is Dobrichovice Castle with its richly decorated restaurant on the first floor, where the tour will stop for a short break. From here it is only 9km to Karlstejn village.Once the tour arrives in the village of Karlstejn, bikes will be parked close to the train station where the group will stop at restaurant. Your bike tour ends here and tour and you will have free time in the afternoon to explore the splendid village of Karlstejn with its many shops and entertainment possibilities as well as to enjoy a visit to the famous Gothic Karlstejn Castle (on your own). Karlstejn is surrounded by many hiking tracks, which also make for a great afternoon activity after your bike ride. Spend as much time as you like in Karlstejn village and return to Prague by train when you're ready. Your return train to Prague leaves every 30 minutes.You will be handed a train ticket by your guide for your return trip to Prague by train. The train ticket is open and you can take any train from Karlstejn -- trains to Prague are leaving each 30 minutes. Enjoy the flexibility of this bike tour to Karlstejn and spend as much time in this picturesque village as you like before returning to Prague.

$76.28 Outdoor Activities

Scenic Karlstejn Castle Bike Small-Group Day Trip from Prague

We can’t imagine an easier and more enjoyable ride than the one to Karlstejn – a 17 mile (28 km) ride along two rivers with next to zero climbing, and the best – with no traffic at all! We avoid cars by starting our ride right on the edge of Prague, where we’ll drive you from your hotel.About 97% of the ride follows designated (mostly paved) cycling paths and before seeing the castle for the first time, you will enjoy peaceful Czech countryside and lush green forests that will make you think you’re much farther than a few minutes from Prague by train. If you feel like it, we can stop for a swim in the river or have a break at one of many little biker’s cafés that local cyclists like so much.Or perhaps we can make a small brake at our favorite bakery? If you prefer only paved tracks, no problem, if you don’t mind a bit of dirt, we know some shortcuts (still easy)!Secret viewpointThe best comes at the very end of our ride, when we take you to a meadow squeezed between dense forests, where there is the most stunning view of the Karlstejn castle. It’s so stunning not just because Karlstejn is suddenly below us but especially because we see nothing but the castle and forests all around. Suddenly you feel like there might just be Charles IV and his companions marching on horses across the meadow…If you like to, feel free to attend a 55 minute tour inside the castle (fees not included) though we think castle’s beauty is rather outside than inside.If you are a beginner to intermediate biker and you want to explore the Czech Republic capital’s surroundings, this is the way to go! Feel free to join your guide for a lunch at our favorite restaurant by the castle at the end of the ride (included in price). Finally you get back to Prague by pleasant 40 minutes ride on train, without having to worry about the bikes as we leave them at Karlstejn.Price includes high-end bike rental incl. helmet, guide, lunch & beer, pick up at your hotel, train ticket back to Prague

$67.61 Walking & Biking Tours

Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour to Karlstejn Castle from Prague

Your Karlstejn Castle bike tour from Prague will roll you southwest of Prague along the Vltava and Berounka Rivers and through the Czech countryside to the Gothic fortress of Karlstejn Castle, built by King Karel IV to house the imperial jewels and his collection of holy relics. Karlstejn Castle with its enchanting, monumental architecture is one of the most-visited castles in the country.Start your guided bike trip to Karlstejn from the center of Prague. Cycle about 3.5 hours (35km/22miles) to the castle and pass through several villages, making observation and refreshments stops on the way. Upon arrival at Karlstejn Village (with a population of 800) you will stop for lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. Leave your bike behind afterwards to take a 15-minute walk up to the castle grounds. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the castle as well as the life of Karel IV and will show you around the exterior. Return back to Prague by train. Trains depart from Karlstejn to Prague approx every 20 minutes with the journey lasting about 40 minutes. Your trip ends in central Prague in the late afternoon/early evening. For the whole trip you will be accompanied by a friendly and helpful tour guide. Your high-quality bikes will be well-maintained and comfortable.

$139.17 Private & Custom Tours

Konopiste Chateau and Nový Knín and Karlstejn Castle Private Tour from Prague

Start your tour by heading out of Prague on a 45-minute drive in a private air-conditioned minivan through the landscape of central Bohemia. Arrive at Konopiště Chateau and explore the residence of the successor to the emperor of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1914 in Sarajevo, marking the beginning of WWI.Afterwards continue on to visit the city of Nový Knín, known for it's gold mining days and for being a permanent settlement that dates back to the 9th century. The estimated yield of the mines is around 1 kilogram of gold per ton of rock. One of the last attempts to restore the mines was at the end of the WWII. Visit the gold museum that chronicles the town’s history. The museum is located in a historical building, and its exhibits focus on the history of the mining and refining of gold.The tour continues on to the town of Karlštejn, where you’ll ride a horse-drawn carriage to the castle. Enjoy a typical lunch at the U Adama restaurant and choose from a variety of traditional Czech dishes.Conclude your tour back in your centrally located hotel in Prague.

$86.68 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Karlstejn Castle Small-Group Bike and Beer Tour From Prague

After pick up at your hotel it is about 20 min drive to the starting point at the very edge of Prague. This way we avoid most traffic and we start enjoying great cycling paths along the Vltava and Berounka rivers. We are biking on flat trails surrounded by meadows and small towns all the way to the most beautiful and best preserved castle in Czech – Karlstejn. After about one hour break to soak the medieval atmosphere we head for a final push of about 10 miles to our favorite microbrewery in the area.Though we have to climb a bit during the last part, it is really worth it. There are no more towns along the way, just little villages and lush countryside all around us. It seems people here live the same way as years ago, when communists operated a Czech biggest air-missile base carefully hidden in forests of a hill above us. When we arrive in the cozy village of Vseradice, we enjoy a decent late lunch and taste locally made beer.We have more options for our way back, though usually we ride back (8 miles) our bikes near Karlstejn and then take a train back to our car and finally we drop you off at the hotel. Be aware that you have to be able to cover up to 30 miles with a few (easy) uphills in about 6 hours.

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