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Czech Republic Bike Tours

The Czech Republic is the throbbing heart of Central Europe–home to spectacular cultural treasures and a varied, rich tapestry of natural wonders. This Bohemian wonderland offers one hidden gem after another. As we pedal our way from antiquity to modernity, we can only marvel at how this tiny country boasts over 2,000 castles and chateaus, 12 UNESCO sites and numerous Natural Heritage sites. You’ll be spinning in more ways than one.

Essence of Czech Republic

  • Visit the Castle and Chateau of Cesky Krumlov in Southern Bohemia
  • Explore the gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs, and bohemian cafes in Prague
  • Try out numerous beers and a sampling of Czech wines produced in South Moravia
  • Cycle to Holašovice, a picturesque village from 13th century whose present appearance is considered a true pearl of the rustic Baroque style

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Culture

The Czech Republic is relatively small in size with a rich history and the highest concentration of castle properties in Europe. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe. The Czech Republic’s borders are naturally defined by mountain ranges and by bicycle together we’ll discover a diverse interior of rolling hills, valleys and rivers that cross the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Our routes follow peaceful countryside lanes (newly paved roads!) between lively cities and towns seeped in well-preserved history and stunning medieval architecture.

Food & Wine

This is hearty food with a very simple, rustic (and poor) history. The body of Czech meals typically consists of two or more courses; the first course is traditionally soup, the second course is the main dish, and the third course can include supplementary courses, such as dessert or compote (kompot). Many dishes are based on stewed or cooked vegetables and meats, often with cream, as well as baked meats cooked in their own natural flavors and juices.

This is (mostly) beer country. In fact, the Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world! The most common Czech beers are pale lagers of pilsner type, with characteristic transparent golden color, high foaminess and lighter flavor. Hops have been grown in the region for a long time, and were used in beer making and exported since the twelfth century.

Of course there is no missing out on Southern Moravia wines–an area just 150 miles southeast of Prague–covered in lush vineyards.

Landscape

Low mountains, hills, rolling plains and rivers valleys

Best Time to Visit

Late July, August and September

What to Bring on Tour

On the Bike:

  • 2-3 pairs of cycling shorts with chamois lining
  • Chamois cream
  • 2-3 brightly colored bicycle jerseys (one will be provided by us)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes and pedals (if you use them)
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof wind breaker or rain jacket
  • Light weight jacket or vest
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Day pack/hip pack
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Saddle (optional)

Off the Bike:

  • 2-3 interchangeable evening outfits – our style is very casual and comfortable; jacket and tie not necessary
    • We occasionally have a more formal evening, feel free to bring something for that occasion
  • 1-2 lightweight sweaters
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts or slacks
  • Intimate clothing/sleepwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes for evenings in town

For Alpine Tours:

Pack warmer clothing (layers), waterproof gear, warm gloves and hat

Personal Supplies:

  • Passport and photocopies of your passport
  • Wallet ☐ Airline ticket/e-ticket information
  • Camera and camera charger
  • Cell phone
  • Electrical adapter and adapter plug
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions or other medications
  • Bathing suit and sunscreen
  • Cash for guide gratuity and meals on own
  • Cash for wine kitty (optional)

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