Overview

Best of South Bohemia

A great way to experience our 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 the north of South Bohemia and continues to historic Třeboň known for its many lakes, passes the most beautiful chateaux Hluboká and leads through Blanský Forest to Český Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia (UNESCO), and for three days continues 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.

Highlights

  • Český Krumlov (UNESCO)
  • Šumava forest & Lipno lake cycling
  • Boat trip on Vltava river

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1

    Tábor (Kardašova Řečice) - Jindřichův Hradec

    Total distance 50—55 km
    (31—34 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Prague and take you to the north of South Bohemia. On the first day you can choose from two routes. The first route starts in historic town 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. The second route will be especially appreciated by nature lovers. You will start in Kardašova Řečice, a small village near Tábor. The route is mostly on car-free cycle paths and largely passes through the Třeboňsko protected landscape area, known for its ponds, pine forests, meadows and an area rich in waterfowl. Along the way you will have several opportunities to swim in local sandpits. Both routes will take you to Jindřichův Hradec, a historic town with its own dominant castle. Overnight in Jindřichův Hradec.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Concertino
    Jindřichův Hradec

    Hotel Concertino

    https://www.orea.cz/hotel-concertino
  2. Day 2

    Jindřichův Hradec - Třeboň

    Total distance 50 km
    (31 miles)
    Profile of this day

    This day you will ride through countryside featuring lakes and pine groves. This picturesque landscape is filled with romantic hideaways, meadows surrounded by forests, and ponds, founded in medieval period by famous hydro engineer Jakub Krčín. 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.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Zlatá Hvězda
    Třeboň

    Hotel Zlatá Hvězda

    https://zlatahvezda.cz
  3. Day 3

    Třeboň - České Budějovice

    Total distance 44 km
    (27 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today several highlights await you! Quite 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 RD ( Eurovelo 7 ) along the Vltava river to České Budejovice, the city, that gave the name to the famous Czech beer Budweisser Budvar. We reccommend you to taste the local beer specialities at Masne Kramy restaurant, the flag ship of Budvar Brewery or in the small private brewery Krajinská 27 . Overnight in České Budejovice.

    Accommodation

    Hotel Budweis
    České Budějovice

    Hotel Budweis

    https://www.hotelbudweis.cz/
  4. Day 4

    České Budějovice - Český Krumlov

    Total distance 31—50 km
    (19—31 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today there are two options. A shorter relaxing route leads on the main cycle track Greenway RD ( Eurovelo 7 ), folowing 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 30km 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 climbes through Blansky Forest to Cesky Krumlov. If you feel tired, you can use the chairlift in Krasetin which takes you and your bike to Kleť, the highest peak of Blansky forest park. At the top you can take in the views from the stone lookout and then enjoy 11km of downhill riding to Cesky Krumlov. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

    Accommodation

    Hotel Gold
    Český Krumlov

    Hotel Gold

    http://www.hotelgold.cz
  5. Day 5

    Frymburk – Vyšší Brod – Svatý Tomáš – Dolní Vltavice

    Total distance 35—54 km
    (22—34 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning we will transport you by car (about 20 minutes) to Frymburk, a small town on the bank of Lake Lipno. On this day, you can choose from three routes of different lengths, which lead along car-free trails around the lake and the Vltava River. For this reason, you can start in the morning or even in the early afternoon if you want to spend more time in Český Krumlov. The shortest route runs only along the lake with a detour to the ruins of Vitkov Kamen Castle, whose tower offers a beautiful view of Lake Lipno. The other two routes continue along the new cycle path through the national nature reserve Čertova Stěna to Vyšší Brod, the mecca of Czech paddlers and an impressive Cistercian monastery. One of the routes then returns along the other side of the Vltava River back to Lake Lipno and the other one, more challenging, continues along the border with Austria, through the location of abandoned villages. All three routes end in Kyselov, from where you can take a ferry to your hotel on the other side of the lake. Overnight in Dolni Vltavice.

    Accommodation

    Hotel Resort Relax
    Dolní Vltavice

    Hotel Resort Relax

    https://www.hotelresortrelax.cz/
  6. Day 6

    Dolní Vltavice – Nová Pec – Lipno – Dolní Vltavice

    Total distance 49—60 km
    (30—37 miles)
    Profile of this day

    In the morning, take the ferry back to the other side of the lake. Today’s journey takes you first into Austria, and then the route follows the Schwarzeberg Canal, a national cultural monument, which was used to transport timber in the past. The route leads through the Šumava National Park to Nová Pec, where the Vltava River flows into Lake Lipno. On the other side of the lake, trail 33 will lead you back to your hotel. If you find today’s route short, you can extend it with a detour to Jelení vrchy, where you can also see the Schwarzeberg Canal exposition. Especially on the way from Nova Pec to your hotel you will have many opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. Overnight in Dolní Vltavice.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Resort Relax
    Dolní Vltavice

    Hotel Resort Relax

    https://www.hotelresortrelax.cz/
  7. Day 7

    Dolní Vltavice – Kleť (1084 m) – Český Krumlov

    Total distance 35—53 km
    (22—33 miles)
    Profile of this day

    Today you can choose from two differently challenging routes. The first easy route leads through the protected area of Boletice, stop off at the newly reconstructed church of Svatý Mikuláš, and continues directly to Český Krumlov. The second route departs from the first one in Boletice and leads you to Český Krumlov via Klet’ (1084 m), the highest peak of the Blanský Forest. Klet’ is a beautiful place! Here you will find a historical lookout tower from where you can often see the Austrian Alps, an astronomical observatory and a local famous restaurant. Reaching this peak would definitely be a great way to finish your trip in style! Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Gold
    Český Krumlov

    Hotel Gold

    http://www.hotelgold.cz
  8. Day 8

    Český Krumlov - Prague

    Enjoy your last day in Český Krumlov — take a free boat trip on the Vltava river, take a walking tour of the city, discover the city from a wooden raft or visit the castle. There are many things to do here! Transfer by coach to Prague depending on your requirements.

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Reviews

5/5 stars

Eat&Drink&Cycle group, Turkey

Dear Petr and his team members Market, Adam, David and Ales, We are a group of 8 people from Turkey and call us EatDrinkCycle team. We made 7 similar trips, got the same service in different countries. But the ex…

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5/5 stars Eat&Drink&Cycle group, Turkey

Best of South Bohemia

Dear Petr and his team members Market, Adam, David and Ales, We are a group of 8 people from Turkey and call us EatDrinkCycle team. We made 7 similar trips, got the same service in different countries. But the experience we had with your company and people was exceptional and the best so far. The country is beautiful, the tracks are fantastic, the bikes are new and appropriate. The communication was excellent and the smiles on the faces are the most valuable thing one can have. Hotel choices were nice, the service was superb. Everything went so smooth and we enjoyed all, our unforgettable trip in Czechia. Thanks everybody. Hope to meet you again in the future.
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
The routes were beautiful.
What do You think we could do better?
We cannot think of anything you could better. It was the best service we got so far.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

4.9/5 stars

Eva & Fred & Cheryl, USA

It was very helpful to have the combination of maps, cue sheet, and GPS. I felt supported and cared about. Issues (including user error with the GPS) were addressed in a timely manner. It was a professionally run…

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4.9/5 stars Eva & Fred & Cheryl, USA

Best of South Bohemia

It was very helpful to have the combination of maps, cue sheet, and GPS. I felt supported and cared about. Issues (including user error with the GPS) were addressed in a timely manner. It was a professionally run tour. I would ride with them again.
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
the forest trails, the small country / farm roads, the incredible views, the historic towns, the food.
What do You think we could do better?
the first day was not as we expected. The road was narrow, with fast traffic. Drivers were courteous and considerate, but it was still a little scary
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 4/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

5/5 stars

Jane & Leo, United Kingdom

Thank you Petr and your employees for a memorable holiday, we loved it!

Best of South Bohemia

5/5 stars Jane & Leo, United Kingdom

Best of South Bohemia

Thank you Petr and your employees for a memorable holiday, we loved it!
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Great way to see the Czech Republic! And the beer!
What do You think we could do better?
No improvements necessary
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

5/5 stars

Kemal & Bahadir & Osman & Asli & Guldun & Murathan, New Zealand

Hi Czech Bike Tour, I am a member of Eat&Drink&Cycle team from Istanbul/Turkey. First of all thank you to your services through our visit in Czechia. Very welcoming team with great knowledge and hospitality. The…

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5/5 stars Kemal & Bahadir & Osman & Asli & Guldun & Murathan, New Zealand

Best of South Bohemia

Hi Czech Bike Tour, I am a member of Eat&Drink&Cycle team from Istanbul/Turkey. First of all thank you to your services through our visit in Czechia. Very welcoming team with great knowledge and hospitality. The bikes and all the other equipments were first class. As a navigator of the team the gps was working perfect. So with your support we had an amazing trip in Czechia.. We highly recommend Czech Bike Tours to the new comers. Thank you.. Kind Regards Murathan KURAL
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Great team with amazing attitude.
What do You think we could do better?
Nothing, everything was ok.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

4.9/5 stars

Lana & Richard, USA

Almost all of the pictures were current, but a couple did not correlate. The same was true with the directions, particularly the trails in the Lake Lipno area. We really relied on the cue sheets and the pictures…

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4.9/5 stars Lana & Richard, USA

Best of South Bohemia

Almost all of the pictures were current, but a couple did not correlate. The same was true with the directions, particularly the trails in the Lake Lipno area. We really relied on the cue sheets and the pictures were fabulous - thanks for keeping them up to date! You made it very easy to ride and explore on a self-supported trip!
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Staying at Relax Hotel 2 nights and exploring the trails around Lake Lipno. Biking back to Cesky Krumlov
What do You think we could do better?
Keep doing what you’re doing.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 4/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

5/5 stars

Mike & Kathy & Jack & Nancy, USA

We were on the self guided trip (four of us) and had no problems. We put together a short YouTube of our trip if you want to see how much fun we had. Here is the link, you might have to cut and paste it into your…

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5/5 stars Mike & Kathy & Jack & Nancy, USA

Best of South Bohemia

We were on the self guided trip (four of us) and had no problems. We put together a short YouTube of our trip if you want to see how much fun we had. Here is the link, you might have to cut and paste it into your browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFfelVC-Jj8
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
There were so many highlights it is tough to pick one. The route was easy to follow and lead through some beautiful countryside, the hotels were great and were located in the middle of the places we wanted to see, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the suggestions of where to eat were bang on. The staff gave us many suggestions of places off the beaten trail of where to go for food and beer which were also great.
What do You think we could do better?
The town of Dolní Vltavice is pretty small and if you are there in weather that isn’t appropriate for the beach it can be a little quite. However, in the summer it would be a great place to be.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

5/5 stars

Peneplope & Barry, Australia

We already have recommended Czech Bike Tours to our friends. We had a great time!

Best of South Bohemia

5/5 stars Peneplope & Barry, Australia

Best of South Bohemia

We already have recommended Czech Bike Tours to our friends. We had a great time!
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
Difficult to say
What do You think we could do better?
We can’t think of anything — except smoking which of course you can’t influence
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

5/5 stars

Thomas & Sarah & Jeff & Sue, USA

Thank you for pulling this together, your full staff was absolutely the best:):)

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5/5 stars Thomas & Sarah & Jeff & Sue, USA

Best of South Bohemia

Thank you for pulling this together, your full staff was absolutely the best:):)
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
First of, no guides, so self guided, The highlight was the full trip, this was so well organized, the maps were great the hotels were wonderful, the Czech people were extremely friendly. We loved our time
What do You think we could do better?
Our mid-day meals were a challange, we really had to look for the Co-Ops to get something to eat, very few restaurants in and between the towns. Would recommend suggests on placed to at least get an apply, or a snack in the towns we went through.
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes

What's Included

Self-guided

  • 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 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 stars ) based on double occupancy

  • 7 * Buffet-style breakfasts

  • Baggage transport

  • Transfers as per program

  • Quality hybrid bike 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

  • Guidebook of sights, cities and nature monuments

  • Cellphone

  • Hotline support

  • Tours, trips and activities as per program

  • Some available supplements / extras:

    • 180 EUR / person - single room use

    • 60 EUR / person - extra pre-trip or post-trip night in Cesky Krumlov in a double room

    • 120 EUR / person - group size - 1 person

    • 70 EUR / person - electric bike rentals

    • 30 EUR / person - start or finish in Vienna

    • 0 EUR / person - start or finish in Linz

Guided

  • 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 * Accommodations in selected premium hotels ( 4 stars ) based on double occupancy

  • 7 * Buffet-style breakfasts, snack, water and fruits during cycling

  • 7 * Dinners

  • English-speaking guide

  • Support vehicle

  • Baggage transport

  • Transfers as per program

  • Quality hybrid bike rental including accessories for the duration of the trip

  • Information book with detailed description of the routes in English and daily suggestions

  • Guidebook of sights, cities and nature monuments

  • Tours, trips and activities as per program

  • Some available supplements / extras :

    • 180 EUR / person - single room use

    • 60 EUR / person - extra pre-trip or post-trip night in Cesky Krumlov in a double room

    • 70 EUR / person - electric bike rentals

    • 30 EUR / person - start or finish in Vienna

    • 0 EUR / person - start or finish in Linz

Discount Policy

We will provide a group discount on the base price if you book the trip:

  • 4-5 people on the trip: 10% discount
  • 6-9 people on the trip: 15% discount
  • 10+ people on the trip: 20% discount

Testimonials From Happy Bikers

5/5 stars

Janice & Barry @ Jaime & Deryl & Joanne, Canada, Canada

Thank you Petr for an amazing trip. We have recommended your company to many friends.

Prague Vienna Odyssey

5/5 stars Janice & Barry @ Jaime & Deryl & Joanne, Canada, Canada

Prague Vienna Odyssey

Thank you Petr for an amazing trip. We have recommended your company to many friends.
What was the highlight of the trip for You?
It is difficult to pick one thing. From cycling through the forests to cycling through the vineyards on the Danube and everything in between it was extraordinary.Cesky Krumlov was stunning. We really enjoyed two nights in Cesky Krumlov as there was so much to see .We will never forget cycling around the lakes and stopping for strudel at any available spot. Another highlight was getting to meet Petr and the drivers who transported us and our bikes.
What do You think we could do better?
The entire trip was fantastic
  • How would You rate communication with Czech Bike Tours? 5/5 stars
  • How did our offer and trip description meet Your expectations? 5/5 stars
  • How were You satisfied with the bikes? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the hotels we chose? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the restaurants we recommended? 5/5 stars
  • How would You rate our Info book we provided for the trip? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like the trail routing, descriptions and navigating through? 5/5 stars
  • How did You like our guides? 5/5 stars
  • What would be Your overall rating of the trip? 5/5 stars

Would You recommend us to Your friends? Yes