Karlstein Castle Bike Tour

Karlstein Castle

 By Lukáš KalistaOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link


Every week Thursday – Sunday 11.30h

  • Start: Prague 5

  • Duration: 5-6 hours (3,5 hrs cycling)

  • Distance: 40 kilometres by bike, 30 by train

  • Difficulty: easy

  • Points of interest: Prague river area (Naplavka, Podoli, Zlute lazne spa, parks), confluence of the Vltava and Berounka rivers, towns and villages (Radotín, Černošice, Dobřichovice, Řevnice, Zadní Třebaň), Karlštejn village and castle.


  • self guided 590 Czk (top quality trekking bike, helmet, lock, map, itinerary, bottled water, bike repair kit)

  • guided tour 890 Czk (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Hebrew)




    Tour map (train section in blue)

    Elevation Profile of the tour


    Karlštejn (Karlstein, Carlstein) is a gothic castle, situated about 30km southwest of Prague and one of the most important sites in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia and is visited by more than 200.000 tourists every year. Apart from its unique architecture and valuable collection of medieval art, this is a beautifully located place in the densely wooded hills of the Berounka river valley.

    Cycling from Prague to Karlštejn is a very rewarding experience and not physically challenging at all because the bike path follows the Vltava and Berounka rivers, so there is hardly any climbing required. 

    We offer the Karlštejn tour both self-guided and with experienced and knowledgeable guides, who will explain the points of interests along the way and help with the bikes, in case there should be any problem. From Karlštejn, you can take the train back to Prague, if you don’t feel like pedaling the +30k again.