Bohemian UNESCO World Heritage - Bohemian UNESCO World Heritage – 9 Days
This tour leads through three of the most scenic towns of the Czech Republic. Due to their exceptional cultural and historical value, these towns have been recorded in the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage List.
In Renaissance Telc, where the 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 theater, royal garden and open-air theater with a revolving auditorium.
The historical center 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 Ceské Budejovice, 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/8 miles to Hluboká Chateau. The bike trail ends at Hluboká chateau, from where you will travel in the AVE minibus back to Prague.
You have the opportunity to stay in Cesky Krumlov for two nights, in order to give you sufficient opportunity to relax and to get to know this jewel in tourist crown more intimately.
1. Renaissance Telc with renowned square and royal castle gardens
2. Cesky Krumlov, listed as the best preserved medieval town in all of Central Europe
3. Second largest chateau in the Czech Republic with a uniquely preserved Baroque theater and open-air theater with revolving auditorium
4. Historical center of Prague
5. Trebon, a famous spa resort
6. Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments
7. Ceské Budejovice, the town that gave its name to Budweiser beer
Day 1: Prague
Arrive in Prague, check into your hotel.
Overnight in Prague.
Day 2: Prague
Welcome briefing, transfer from Prague to Telc (160 km = 100 miles by van), check-in at the hotel in Telc, fit and test ride bikes.
Overnight in Telc.
Day 3: Telc-Jindrichuv Hradec (24 miles/40 km)
After an optional visit to Telc Renaissance Chateau and world-renowned square, you will set out for Strmilov where you will stop for lunch. Then enjoy sighhtseeing in the town of Jindrichuv Hradec with an optional visit to the castle in Jindrichuv Hradec. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon (27 miles/45 km)
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.
Overnight in Trebon.
Day 5: Trebon – Cesky Krumlov (37 miles/60km)
This is a strenuous ride through partially hilly countryside mostly on tarmac road. 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.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 6: Free day in Cesky Krumlov
Free day in Cesky Krumlov to discover and enjoy this pearl among Czech towns. Optional program: sightseeing, visit of Cesky Krumlov castle and gardens, cycling trip in the surrounding area of Cesky Krumlov or rafting on the Vltava River.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 7: Cesky Krumlov – Hluboka nad Vltavou (25 miles/42km)
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 miles to Hluboka where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Hluboka nad Vitavou.
Day 8: Hluboka nad Vltavou – Holasovice (33 miles/52km)
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.
Overnight in Prague.
Day 9: Departure
Breakfast, transfer to Prague airport to catch your plane, unless you are extending your holiday in the Czech Republic.
• Specialized AVE bicycle tour leader during all biking days
• Transfer on Day 2 from any Prague hotel to the tour start
• Accommodation in selected standard class hotels and pensions
• Buffet breakfast on all days
• Dinners with drinks except the last night
• Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
• Water for bike-flasks
• Welcome briefing on the first day
• Maps of Prague and towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
• Detailed cycling maps (on request)
• Program and Route Book (per room)
• Practical bike ride safety training
• Technical service on the route
• First aid – health service on the route
• Support minibus
• GST (Government Sales Tax)
• Tips & Gratitude
Bikes available for rent on this tour (reserved in advance at the time of booking):
• Hybrid touring bikes: Leader Fox Point or Sumava Lady
• Mountain bikes: Specialized or Author
• Electrically assisted bikes (must be reserved in advance)
• Tandem bike (on request, limited quantity)
• Child seat or Tag-along (on request)
Bikes come equipped with:
• Handlebar bag
• One repair kit per group, including pump, spare tubes, and tools
• One GPS per group on self-guided tours only
The bikes are equipped with flat pedals. You may bring your own pedals if desired.
Tour saddles are included, but you may bring your own seat. Please let us know if you intend to bring your own seat, so we can ensure the post will fit the bike.
Helmets are provided as part of the bike rental package, but we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.