Pearls of Bohemia:
From Ceské Budejovice (Budweis) to Prague.
On this bike tour you cycle through Bohemian landscapes often passing fishponds, many lakes and wide-stretched forests. Along the Moldau river you reach castle Hluboká, which is worth seeing. Slightly hilly roads takes you to the fairy tale castle Cervena Lhota, a water castle , which has often been scenery for movies. Discover as wess the famous Konopiste castle, where archduke Ferdinand, heir apparent of the Austrian-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, used to live. You finally reach Prague, the destination and height of your journey - the 'golden Prague'. It enjoys the call, to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not for free, Prague received the sobriquet ‘golden Prague’, ‘Crown of the world’ or ‘the stony dream’.
1. day Ceské Budejovice (Budweis) Arrival
Your journey starts in Budweis. Your hotel is located in the central part of the town. In the evening you are going to receive your travel documents and an introduction for the tour. Afterwards you should go for a stroll through the city centre and may try a Budweiser beer. Parking site at the hotel.
2. day Trebon (Wittingau) 51 km
You are heading north along the Moldau river to castle Hluboká, which is worth seeing. On a slightly hilly road, often passing fishponds, you subsequently cycle west to Trebon. Trebon is a beautiful small town with a picturesque market place with old middle-class houses and access balconies and is situated directly on a lake.
3. day Jindrichuv Hradec (Neuhaus) 48 km
Today you will be cycling through wide-stretched forests and along many lakes to Jindrichuv Hradec. An nice Old Town with many romantic roads and corners, pastel patrician houses at the market place and a wonderful, at a lake located, imposing castle. Today, the castle is one of the biggest and most visited in Bohemia.
4. day Tabor 49 km
From Neuhaus you are cycling to the fairy tale castle Cervena Lhota, a water castle , which has often been scenery for movies. You reach Tábor in the afternoon. Tábor is one of the most visited cities of the Czech Republic, because of it's rich history, architectural memorials and romantic landscape which stretches along the Luznice river.
5. day Benesov 56 km
On an especially for cyclists created road you are cycling through Bohemian landscapes. You are visiting important sites of the life of Jan Hus, the well known church reformer. Just shortly apart from Benesov you reach the world famous Konopiste castle, where archduke Ferdinand, heir apparent of the Austrian-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, used to live. In the most visited castle of Bohemia are more than 300.000 hunting trophies.
6. day Prague 46 km
On your last cycling day your are rolling on small roads to Prague. In the beginning you are cycling through the park of Konopiste, subsequently through splendid Bohemian hill country, where you again enjoy wonderful views. You finally reach Prague, the destination and height of your journey - the 'golden Prague'.
7. day Prague
Your hotel is in the centre so you can use the whole day for the cultural maximum and the destination of this cycle holiday – and you definitely should do it! In Prague, nearly every house, every place and every street corner invites for a break. Prague enjoys the call, to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not for free, Prague received the sobriquet ‘golden Prague’, ‘Crown of the world’ or ‘the stony dream’.
8. day Prague Departure
Unfortunately your cycling holiday will be finished after breakfast. It's your choice whether to return by train to Budweis or go directly back home from Prague. If you wish you surely can prolong your stay in Prague.
prolongation Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO world heritage)
You can also start this tour in Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO world heritage). This adds one day and a stage of 47/55 km to the tour.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
15.04. – 08.05.2020
01.10. – 31.10.2020
09.05. – 30.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about your Budejovice (Busweis) - Prague tour
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by train
Budweis is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. .
You can park on a secured parking lot 1 km away from the hotel. The tranfer to this parliking lot will we organised after your arrival.
Condition of cycle paths
The bike trails are mostly paved and lead you over country roads with less traffic. The route is flat or a little hilly.
Available rental bikes
The rental bikes are 21-speed gear shift trekking bikes (men's and women's bikes). On request we can offer electric bikes as well.
1 Euro is about 26 CZK. The exchange rates are best in the exchange offices. You can get money at cash maschine in every city.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Budvar (České Budějovice)
Elegant townhouses gathered around one of the largest squares in Europe, an idyllic salt store and a brewery cooking up the original Budvar beer – this is České Budějovice, the capital of South Bohemia. This city has preserved its historical character over the centuries but is also a modern regional centre. So come and savour the city’s pleasant atmosphere with a tankard of our world famous beer.
Take a peek into Franz Ferdinand’s bedroom at Konopiště Chateau. Visit a chateau where one of the first electric lifts, electricity and plumbing mains were installed! Walk through the sitting rooms and guest rooms, the dining room and armoury and imagine yourself for a moment in the life of the chateau before World War One. In the official factory museum of the JAWA brand, you can then admire unique exhibits, trophies and historical documents relating to the most famous of Czech motorcycles.
A labyrinth of medieval streets, monumental city walls, and a fascinating history. You’ll find all this in the South Bohemian city of Tábor, founded in the 15th century as a model of the perfect city, where everyone is equal. Come learn the story of a place which in the Middle Ages became indelibly inscribed in the history of the Czech lands – and soak in its unparalleled atmosphere.
Cervená Lhota Castle
The summer house rebuilt from the Gothic fort in the 16th century was a place of amusement, celebrations and leisure. At the beginning of the 17th century it obtained a new red brick roof and the original name of Nová Lhota (New Village) changed to Červená Lhota (Red Village), and later the same colour was acquired by the facade.
The location of Třeboň, a city in the middle of a protected landscape area in South Bohemia, makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Czech Republic today. Not only does the city possess a historical centre and spas, but it is surrounded by forests and lakes of the “Třeboňská Pánev”.
Hluboká Castle is the ideal destination in South Bohemia for history buffs, incorrigible romantics and even those who worship sport. The castle owes its current appearance to the Schwarzenberg family and is often described as the most beautiful Czech castle.
A piece of Windsor England in the middle of South Bohemin: that’s how one could sum up the magical Hluboká Castle, which got its present appearance in the 19th century after a Neo-Gothic reconstruction. Hluboká Castle was originally founded as a guardian castle in the middle of the 13th century by Bohemian kings. Within the context of the Romantic modification of the noble residence, the Schwarzenbergs founded an expansive landscaped park in the mid 19th century.
Prague (Praha in Czech) was the ancient capital of Charles IV's Bohemian Kingdom, and has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Its epic history has produced a vibrant city of stunning buildings and lovely old squares, with the result that today Prague is one of the world's most beautiful cities. As visitors to Prague have increased, tourism has become of vital economic importance to the city.
Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from the remains of Romanesque-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications of the 14th century. The famous Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik was responsible for extensive renovations in the time of the First Republic (1918-1938). Since the Velvet Revolution, Prague Castle has undergone significant and ongoing repairs and reconstructions.
Charles Bridge, Prague
It is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe: the Karlsbrücke over the Vltava. It is limited by two towers and is only open to pedestrians and is very lively around the clock. The Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) connects the Malá Strana and Staré Mesto districts with 16 arches. Numerous figures of Saints line the edges of the bridge. The most famous is that of Saint Jan Nepomuk, who was thrown into the Vltava at this point. The bridge is something like a open-air museum, although many figures are no longer can be seen as original.
Prague, Jewish Town
Few European cities can boast a better preserved Jewish Ghetto than Prague. Six synagogues, a Jewish Town Hall, magical cemetery and the unique genius loci make Josefov in Prague a place which you should certainly not leave out when you are wandering around the “Golden City”. Get to know the unsettled history of the Prague Jews, their architecture, traditions, customs and stories, which rank among some of the most tragic of the 20th century.
Prag, Astronomische Uhr
Every hour, hundreds of tourists from all over the world with cameras at the ready gather in front of the Old Town Hall to enjoy a fascinating mechanical performance which in the Middle Ages was considered one of the wonders of the world. The Prague Astronomical Clock, which for 600 years has been one of the greatest treasures of the city, still amazes people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time like no other instrument in the world.