6 days (Bike: 3 days)
130 km (~43km per day)
Cycle, sail and hike
This route offers huge variability on short distance - rolling hills, paved flat special path on river´s banks, paved roads without cars as well off-road section in forest. On last day you can hike and settle down meeting point for pick up and transfer to Prague.
What makes this tour different is the combination of canoeing, cycling and hiking. You can build your own tour as you wish. It is you who decide how far you would like to travel each day by canoe and by bike.
For the first part of the tour from Prague to Cesky Krumlov you will travel by minibus or car. On Guided Group tours we leave Prague in the morning. On Self Guided tours you can choose your departure time. Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO heritage site, is not only a fascinating medieval center, but the cultural life and history of this beautifully well-preserved town is truly unique.
For the next day you can decide how far you would like to travel downriver by canoe or life-raft. Distances can vary from 2 to 35 km (1-21 miles). We will convey you to the starting point. The river trip ends at the boat rental agency in Cesky Krumlov, which is within walking distance from your hotel.
The next day you cycle from Cesky Krumlov to another world-famous town - Ceske Budejovice, which gave its name to Budweiser beer, and then on to Hluboka nad Vltavou. You will certainly not want to miss the opportunity of tasting Budweiser 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 Hluboka nad Vltavou where we stay for the night. This little town is famous for its chateau. The neo-gothic Chateau Hluboka is perhaps the most romantic chateau in the Czech Republic. The second cycling day will take you through rolling forest and farmlands to Pisek, a town with a remarkable historical center and the oldest stone bridge in central Europe.
If you have had enough of cycling, you can choose to hike 30 km to Zvikov. The royal castle of Zvíkov stands high above the confluence of the rivers Vltava and Otava. From here you can take a boat to Orlik Castle. The voyage takes around 45 minutes. Or you can cycle from Pisek to Orlik (33 km / 20 miles). Our shuttle will take you from Orlik back to Prague (85 km /50 miles). The hiking or cycling distance on this day can be modified according to your wishes.
Guided € 770
Self-Guided € 650
August 22, 2021
Self-guided tour any day
Pick up from any Prague hotel or from Prague Airport on the first day of the tour (Self Guided option) Pick-up from AVE Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time (Guided Group option) Accommodation in selected standard class hotels and pensions Buffet breakfast on all days Dinners with drinks except for the last night (Guided Group option) Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit) (Guided Group option) Detailed town maps Detailed cycling maps (per room) Programme and English route book (per room) Bicycle repair kit (per room) Transportation of participants, their luggage and bicycles from Prague to the starting point of the bike route and from the end of the route to Prague (according to the programme of the tour) Transportation of luggage between hotels 24 hour hotline assistance service GPX or KML data of recommended route, GPS device only on request if in stock (Self Guided option) Specialized AVE bicycle tour leader during all biking days (Guided Group option) Practical bike ride safety training (Guided Group option) Technical service on the route (Guided Group option) First aid - health service on the route (Guided Group option) Support minibus (Guided Group option) Water for bike-flasks from the support vehicle (Guided Group option)
Self-guided tour from 650 €
Bike rental 55 €
E-bike rental 120 €