Details of the Prague and Krakow by bike trip
A proposal to cycle through the history between these two central European capitals: Prague and Krakow.
The trip will start by the Elbe River, and you will cycle through medieval cities, colorful villages like Moravská Třebová or fairytale castles like Bouzov. But not only that, as the trip also includes getting to know the Beskydy Mountains and its panoramic view of the area, other postcard villages like Hranice or Pszyna with its castle and open-air museum.
But it is in Oswieczim (Auschwitz) and the nearby Nazi concentration camp where the trip will be completed. We will reach the capital of Poland via the Amber Trail, where we can visit its famous old town and Wawel Castle.
Discover for yourself and through the pedals dream castles, cross forests and rivers while riding through hidden villages of Central Europe. Go cycling and get to know Prague and Krakow by bike.
Day 1: Arrival at Prague
We arrive in the capital city of Prague. We will check in at the hotel and go straight to explore the city by ourselves. Cycling or walking through the streets of the Golden City will make you fall in love with it completely.
You can’t miss the opportunity to finish the visit with a glass of local beer.
Rest and get your strength back, your trip has only just begun!
Day 2: Prague – Nymburk – Kutna train transfer 42km
You are now ready for this new adventure. To get to Nymburk, our first stop, we must catch a train that will take us there. It’s time to get on our bikes.
Enjoy a pleasant ride on cycling paths along the Elbe River until we reach Poděbrady, famous for its spa and natural spring – they say its water is healing!
Nearby is the town of Kolin, where its synagogue is the star attraction. Don’t hesitate to visit it if you have time. It’s time to head to our final destination, Kutná Hora also called “Silver City”.
It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List for its great historical value and its architectural jewels, including St. Barbara’s Church. A true work of art from the Gothic period.
Day 3: Kutna Hora – Pardubice 56 km
We cannot say goodbye to this great city without first visiting the Sedlec Ossuary. A chapel decorated with human bones and skeletons. We assure you that it will not leave you indifferent.
Do you like horses? Meet the royal stables of Kladruby Nad Labem, one of the oldest and most famous stud farms in the world. A real experience.
We are still on the road and for those who are looking for something sweet, you have found it! – Pardubice is the Czech capital of traditional gingerbread. Delicious.
Day 4: Pardubice – Litomysl 62 km
A day of hills and slopes will be rewarded by climbing a small mountain and glimpsing the beautiful castle of Kunětická Hora, a real hidden treasure. If you like golf, you are in luck, there is an 18-hole professional golf course right here.
You will pass through an almost uninhabited but charming village although our real destination will leave you speechless. The town of Litomyšl (protected by UNESCO) keeps a monumental castle from 1500, the square and its renaissance and baroque houses make it a very special and particular destination. You will not stop taking pictures!
Rest and sleep in this beautiful city while you continue to discover its secrets.
Day 5: Litomysl – Moravska Trebova 44 km
We say goodbye to the beautiful Bohemian lands and cross between the mountains of Moravia and the Eagle Mountains. We will find a tiny but history-laden town, the town of Svitavy; birthplace of Oskar Schindler whose life and story is well known from Steven Spiellberg’s film Schindler’s List.
Our last stop is Moravská Třebová, time to rest and recharge our batteries.
Day 6: Moravska Trebova – Olomouc 68 km
It is a day to get to know the nature of the area, continue along the border between Bohemia and Moravia, explore along the way great castles that are now only their ruins, all but one. Bouzouv Castle is an imposing castle dating from 1300 and the setting for many medieval-themed films. You will love to visit one of the most romantic castles in the country.
Ride your bike down the Morava River that will accompany us throughout the day. To reach Oloumoc, (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its beautiful column of the Holy Trinity. It is very famous for its crafts and culture.
You can take a train and get there faster or if you prefer, enjoy the road on your bike until you arrive.
Day 7: Olomouc – Teplice nad Bečvou 58 km
Very close to Olomouc is the hill of Svatý Kopeček (Holly Hill), is a spectacular Baroque complex that attracts many tourists and pilgrims. Legend has it that to a local neighbor Our Lady appeared. Spend a pleasant time visiting the zoo in the area or enjoy the beautiful views from the lookout point.
You will pass through Přerov, this region has an open-air museum with more than 30 typical Czech buildings. An interesting option to enrich ourselves even more of the Moravian culture.
On this route we will find one of the warmest and deepest caves in the country, in the Teplice nad Bečvou spa. It is open to the public and you can visit it if you wish. You also have the option to relax and enjoy the spa at the spa if that is what you wish.
Day 8: Cesky Tesin – Osvetim (Auschwitz)Travel by train. Stage of 79 km
We will travel by train to Cesky Tesin. From there we will start our route for the day.
Today is the day we cross the border and start our journey through Polish lands. The roads will take us to the banks of the Vistula River, one of the most important rivers in the country and in Eastern Europe.
You will reach the city of Pszyna, with a special charm; historic streets, castles and an ethnographic museum.
We suggest you visit its cemetery, full of feeling and history. Keep pedaling, our last stop is getting closer and closer.
Finally we arrive at Auschwitz, known for the concentration camp of the Second World War. A practically obligatory stop if we visit Poland.
Day 9: Auschwitz – Cracovia 84 km
A day full of kilometers but on flat roads and trails that you won’t even notice, you will enjoy the company of the Vistula River. Get to know the gastronomy and try a typical lunch of the area.
A few kilometers from Krakow you will find the Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec, with more than 1000 years old and is the oldest monastery in Poland. It is beautiful.
Day 10: End of the trip
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What is it like to do the Prague and Krakow by bike trip
The accommodations for this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodations, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!
Are there roads?
Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.
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