ONE DAY TOUR TO GOTIC CASTLE KARLSTEJN ON CLASSIC BIKES:
We start the guided bike trip to Karlstejn from the Praha Bike office in the center of Prague. Our cycling time to the castle takes about 3.5 hours. During our trip, we will pass through several villages, making observation and refreshments stops. Upon our arrival at Karlstejn Village (population 800), we stop for lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. Then, we leave our bikes behind to walk (15 min) 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. (Guests have the option of taking a guided tour (55 min) of the castle interior (Adults 270Kc, Children, Students & Seniors (180Kc).
We'll return back to Prague by train. Trains depart from Karlstejn to Prague approx every 20 min with the journey lasting 40 min. Our trip ends at the Praha Bike office around 17:00. Throughout the whole trip, you will be accompanied by our friendly and very helpful tour guide.
Karlstejn Castle is a gothic castle with enchanting monumental architecture and is located southwest of Prague. It is one of the Czech´s most visited castles and was built by King Charles IV between 1348 and1355. Karlstejn Castle once held royal, imperial and coronation jewels, as well as state documents.
ONE DAY TOUR TO GOTIC CASTLE KARLSTEJN ON ELECTRIC BIKES:
E-bike ride through the spectacular Prague countryside in the Cesky Kras area and Czech "Grand Canyon" on your way to the 650-year-old Karlstejn Castle.
Enjoy riding through the Czech countryside on these new and exciting bikes. Electric bikes make covering the 35 km trip to Karlstejn easy and enjoyable. With the added electric motor, you will have zero difficulty riding through Prague’s outskirts. This gothic castle, with enchanting monumental architecture, is located southwest of Prague. It is one of Czech´s most visited castles and was built by King Charles IV between 1348 and1355. Karlstejn Castle once held royal, imperial and coronation jewels, as well as a state documents.
Our bike trip begins from the Praha Bike office in the center of Prague. Following a bike path along the Vltava and Berounka Rivers, we will enjoy an approximately 4 hour bike ride with regular stops and refreshment stop at a beer garden. We also stop at amazing Velká Amerika Canyon (Czech Grand Canyon is a partially flooded limestone quarry). We will view the quarry from an observation platform.
At Karlstejn, we will have a lunch break. Afterwards, explore the Karlstejn Castle exterior as your guide introduces you to the castle´s history, the life of Charles IV, his era, and the cultural impact. Your guide will also assist you on the train ride back to Prague, however, you will be able to depart wherever you prefer in the city.
Our trip ends at approximately at 5:00pm