Total tour distance: 70 miles
Daily tour distance: 27 miles
Difficulty: 50 / 100
What makes this tour different is the combination of canoeing, cycling and hiking. You can BUILD YOUR OWN TOUR as you wish. It is YOU who decides how far you would like to travel each day by canoe and by bike.
For the first part of the tour from Prague to Český Krumlov you will travel by minibus or car. On Guided Group tours we leave Prague in the morning. On Self Guided tours you can choose your departure time. Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO heritage site, is not only a fascinating medieval center, but the cultural life and history of this beautifully well-preserved town is truly unique.
For the next day you can decide how far you would like to travel downriver by canoe or life-raft. Distances can vary from 2 to 35 km (1-21 miles). We will convey you to the starting point. The river trip ends at the boat rental agency in Cesky Krumlov, which is within walking distance from your hotel.
The next day you cycle from Cesky Krumlov to another world-famous town - Ceske Budejovice, which gave its name to Budweiser beer, and then on to Hluboka nad Vltavou. You will certainly not want to miss the opportunity of tasting Budweiser beer in its hometown, where it has been brewed for over 600 years. After a tour of the city, we will ride the remaining 12 km to Hluboka nad Vltavou where we stay for the night. This little town is famous for its chateau. The neo-gothic Chateau Hluboka is perhaps the most romantic chateau in the Czech Republic. The second cycling day will take you through rolling forest and farm lands to Pisek, a town with a remarkable historical centre and the oldest stone bridge in central Europe.
If you have had enough of cycling, you can choose to hike 30 km to Zvikov. The royal castle of Zvíkov stands high above the confluence of the rivers Vltava and Otava. From here you can take a boat to Orlik Castle. The voyage takes around 45 minutes. Or you can cycle from Pisek to Orlik (33 km / 20 miles). Our shuttle will take you from Orlik back to Prague (85 km /50 miles). The hiking or cycling distance on this day can be modified according to your wishes.
This route offers huge variability on short distance - rolling hills, paved flat special path on rivers' banks, paved roads without cars as well off-road sections in forests. On the last day you can hike and settle down at our meeting point for pick up and transfer to Prague.