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8 Days Best of South Bohemia Cycling Holiday in Czech Republic
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday Czech Republic

This cycling holiday is a great way to experience this part of the world to the fullest! Visit the most beautiful historic and natural monuments by bike and float down the most charming section of the Vltava River by boat. The route begins at Tábor and continues to historic Třeboň. For the next few days, you'll cycle along the Vltava River and Lipno lake to the Šumava National Park. This route is ideal for those seeking out history, natural beauty, and a slower pace of life.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Countryside and single tracks
  • Starts in: Tábor
  • Ends in: Český Krumlov
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 192-210 Miles / 307-336 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike Giant X-Sport 3
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 70 EUR per person
  • Private tour can be arranged on demand

Highlights

  • Boat trip on the Vltava River
  • Catamaran sailing on Lipno Lake
  • Guided tour of Eggenberg brewery
  • High-scale bike maps and GPS navigation Mio Cyclo 200
  • Guidebook of sights, cities, and nature monuments
  • 7 nights accommodation in four-star hotels
  • Transfer from and to Prague
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Václav Havel Airport Prague
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will accommodation in various four-star hotels in double occupancy. A single occupancy option is also available. Your accommodations are as follows:

Hotel Concertino

Hotel Concertino is located in the center of town and just a two-minute walk away from the third largest castle in the Czech Republic. The hotel is a destination for organizing events, congresses, and a great place for family vacation, weekends, and wellness stay. The entire hotel design is barrier-free (except for the fourth floor - family suite), allowing free, comfortable motion around, from the garage to bedrooms or the patio or elsewhere.

Each of the hotel bedrooms is unique and there are no two identical bedrooms of the same floor plan or decorations. Every bedroom is equipped with either a bathtub or a shower, toilet, LCD satellite TV, phone, minibar, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, safety box, and an emergency call pushbutton.

Hotel Zlatá Hvězda

If you are a lover of good food, looking to relax and want to see the sights, Hotel Zlatá Hvězda in the heart of the pretty spa town of Trebon will fulfill all your wishes. The hotel has a Renaissance style and some rooms offer guests a view of the historic square of Trebon, which happens to make your stay in Trebon.

All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is permitted in designated areas. Each room has a unique layout, which means that there are no identical rooms. Room amenities include bathroom (a shower), hairdryer, telephone with direct dial, Wi-Fi internet connection, TV with satellite channels, safe, and minibar.

Hotel Budweis

The hotel is situated in the medieval center of the town of České Budějovice, within walking distance to the main square (one minute), by the Malše River. The place witnessed the most ancient history of the town and belongs to the most beautiful parts of the town of České Budějovice.

Silence, peace, romantic scenery combined with the town center are features that will certainly come up to your expectations concerning pleasant accommodation.

The hotel offers a variety of thoughtful amenities and services including high-speed wireless internet, air conditioning, doors with safety locks, color TV with satellite programs, minibar, ironing equipment, in-room personal safe, telephone with direct connection all over the world, radio set, bathroom with a bathtub and a toilet, hairdryer, make-up mirror, and tea and coffee maker. All of the hotel's areas are non-smoking.

Hotel Krčínův Dům

Hotel Krčínův Dům is located right in the heart of the city in one of the most important historic buildings with a 14th-century sgraffito facade. Its Renaissance interior is furnished with period furniture selected by the owner, a passionate collector of antiques. Some rooms boast an original beamed ceiling with ornaments or Renaissance wall paintings.

In each room, there is WC and shower or bathtub, satellite TV, Fridge, Wi-Fi internet, hairdryer, safe, telephone, and electronic security lock. All the rooms in Hotel Krčínův Dům are non-smoking.

Hotel Relax

Hotel Relax is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is located in a quiet place, at the widest point of Lipno lake. This credibly recalls a stay at the seaside and provides guests with a wide range of extra options. Experience beautiful nature and comfort in close proximity to the Lipno lake. You can expect full service, professional approach and friendly atmosphere.

The rooms are equipped with facilities such as an LCD TV, direct-dial telephone, minibar, office desk, safe, shower-bath, and hairdryer.

Program

Each self-guided tour begins with a meeting with a representative who will provide you with a detailed description of the entire program for your trip. Czech Bike Tours' representative will answer any of your questions and prepare your bikes and other necessary equipment. You will be also equipped with detailed maps that will have the daily routes marked out.

Your baggage will be transported each day after checkout to the next reserved hotel, so it is available to you when you arrive. You will only need to take a few necessary things with you during the day. Besides the detailed maps, you will also be equipped with GPS navigation for the routes, a cell phone with Czech Bike Tours' hotline in case of emergency, and a booklet (information kit) with all necessary information about the tour.

The route begins at Tábor and continues to historic Třeboň known for its many lakes. Then you will pass the most beautiful chateaux Hluboká which leads through Blanský Forest to Český Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia (UNESCO). For three days, you will continue along the Vltava River and Lipno Lake to the Šumava National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tábor - Červená Lhota - Jindřichův Hradec - 55 kilometers / 34 miles

In the morning Czech Bike Tours will pick you up at your hotel in Prague and take you to historic Tábor, known as the center of the Hussite movement. Continue on your bicycle through gently rolling countryside with pine groves and picturesque lakes. Halfway through the trip, you will discover one of the pearls of South Bohemia, the romantic chateau of Červená Lhota, built on a tiny island in the middle of a lake. In the evening you arrive in Jindřichův Hradec, a historic town with its own dominant castle. Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.

Day 2: Jindřichův Hradec - Třeboň (54 kilometers / 34 miles)

This day, you ride through countryside featuring lakes and pine groves. This picturesque landscape is filled with romantic hideaways, meadows surrounded by forests, and a sandy-bottomed swimming hole. In the afternoon you ride to Třeboň, the center of Czech fishing as well as a town rich in Renaissance architecture with its own castle and spa. Overnight in Třeboň.

Day 3: Třeboň - České Budějovice (45 kilometers / 28 miles)

Today several highlights await you! Quiet and easy ride, leading firstly through pine forests and ponds to Hluboka nad Vltavou, arguably the most beautiful castle of Czech Republic. Don't miss the castle tour! After lunch, continue on a new smooth cycle track Greenway 12 along the Vltava River to České Budejovice, the city that gave the name to the famous Czech beer Budweisser Budvar. Czech Bike Tours recommends you to taste the local beer specialities at Masne Kramy restaurant, the flagship of Budvar Brewery. Overnight in České Budejovice.

Day 4: České Budějovice - Český Krumlov (29 kilometers / 18 miles or 52 kilometers / 32 miles)

Today there are two options. A relaxing route leads on the main cycle track Greenway 12, following the Vltava River valley through the picturesque villages including Zlata Koruna, with its famous 13th-century monastery and ending in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of Czech Republic. You can spend the afternoon wandering through the narrow streets, visiting castle museum or just relaxing on the boat trip on the Vltava River.

If 30 kilometers of cycling is not enough for you, choose the second option. The route leads through rolling terrain to Holasovice (UNESCO), village famous for its "village baroque style" houses and then climbs through Blansky Forest, with the highest peak Klet (1084 meters), to Cesky Krumlov. Both options offer a possibility of a morning tour of Budvar Brewery. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 5: Lipno - Vyšší Brod - Dolní Vltavice (42 kilometers / 26 miles or 48 kilometers / 30 miles)

First, Czech Bike Tours will take you by van to village Lipno, where you will start your cycling day. The route takes you through the Vltava River valley, through the Devil's Wall Nature Park with its impressive rock formations to Vyssi Brod, with its magnificent monastery. You will have lunch here. Relaxing route continues along the right bank of Lipno lake to Kyselov, where the ferry takes you directly to your hotel in Dolni Vltavice.

There are many opportunities for swimming in the lake along the way. If you feel like a longer ride, from Vyssi Brod you can continue through more hilly terrain along the Czech - Austrian border through abandoned villages Kaplicky and Krasne Pole to Svaty Tomas and Vitkuv Kamen, from where you have an amazing view of the whole southern part of Sumava National Park and the Lipno Lake. From here it is only 11 kilometers descent to the ferry. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

Day 6: Dolní Vltavice - Schwarzenberg Canal - Dolní Vltavice (44 kilometers / 28 miles)

You can tailor this day to your own preferences. The route leads through the typical Sumava Forest countryside of deep forests and pastures, along the Schwarzenberg Canal, a technical monument to lumber transport. You can decide for yourself how long you wish to cycle and what you would like to see. Either you climb the highest peak of Sumava National Park, Plechy (1348 meters), or after swimming in the Lipno Lake you wander down to the caffe, it will be a memorable day. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

Day 7: Dolní Vltavice - Český Krumlov - 38 kilometers / 24 miles

Today, you have the option to say Na shledanou to the virgin landscape of Šumava by relaxing for a few hours aboard a catamaran on Lipno Lake. Then continue by bike through the protected area of Boletice, stop off at the newly reconstructed church of Svatý Mikuláš, and continue to Český Krumlov, where you spend the last night of your trip. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 8: Český Krumlov

Enjoy your last day in Český Krumlov and choose from different activities like boat trip on the Vltava River, a guided tour of Eggenberg brewery or visit a castle. Transfer by coach to Prague in the afternoon.

Included excursions

  • Boat trip on the Vltava river
  • Guided tour of Eggenberg brewery
  • Catamaran sailing on Lipno Lake

Location

This cycling holiday will be happening at various beautiful towns in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic is a safe and beautiful country in the heart of Europe. Its rich in history with many UNESCO sites and this is where the South Bohemia truly stands out.

Food

You don’t have to worry about food. Abundant buffet-style breakfast, which gives you energy for your everyday cycling, are included in the price. There are many interesting and cheap restaurants along the way and it is only on you which one you choose. There are some restaurants which you shouldn’t miss, including local specialists, and these are included in your information kit. If you love good beer and wine you will be very delighted. Every day there is a possibility to taste the local delicious beer, which has the nickname “liquid bread”.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transport from Prague at the beginning of your trip by van
  • Transport to Prague at the end of your trip by luxury public direct bus
  • 7 nights accommodations in selected premium four-star hotels based on double occupancy
  • Daily buffet-style breakfasts
  • Baggage transport
  • Transfers as per program
  • Quality hybrid bike Giant X-Sport 3 rental including accessories for the duration of the trip
  • Information book with detailed description of the routes in English and daily suggestions
  • High-scale bike maps
  • GPS navigation Mio Cyclo 200
  • Guidebook of sights, cities, and nature monuments
  • Cellphone
  • Hotline support
  • Tours, trips, and activities as per program

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague Airport transfer included: Václav Havel Airport Prague No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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