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Best Time of Year: April - September
Munich To Prague Bike
From Bavaria to Bohemia - Take yourself on a cycling adventure like no other. This trip is all about enjoying the countryside, the people, but most of all the culture. Immerse yourself in the unmistakable Bavarian countryside before entering the rolling hills of the Czech Republic and of course the capital of Bohemia - Prague. You shall experience food and drink fit for a king while soaking up the beautiful surroundings of gothic architecture and ancient culture deep in the heart of central Europe.
Fly into Munich the night preceeding the first days cycling gets you up in time for a good start on this first day. We head straight out to the road on across the flat Bavarian plain through many charming villages along the route to our first nights destination situated on the banks of the mighty Danube river - Vilshofen an der Donau.
After a hearty breakfast it's onwards to the Bohemian Forest and the Czech border. On route we cross the beautiful Lake Lipna and through the town of Horni Plana before making our way to our night stopover - Cesky Krumlov.
From Cesky Krumlov we stop for coffee in the famous town of Cesky Budejovice - the home of Budweiser Lager. From here it's gentle riding across the Vltava river valley. We cross the river at Tyn nad Vltavou and continue to our nights destination the hill town of Tabor.
Another sharp start to the day from our overnight stop, Tabor, giving us good time to make our way through this mysterious part of Europe. Miles of untouched scenery dotted with charming villages we encounter a few gentle undulations before the descent down to the 'City of a Hundred Spires' and our final destination - Prague. Once in the city we will make our way to the famous 'Old Town Square' for photographs and refreshments before making our way to the hotel and a well earned night out in one of the greatest cities in Europe.
Pre-Event - Fly to Munich.
Arrive afternoon/early evening for your transfer to the hotel and bike preparation. Evening meal and route briefing for the event.
Day 1 - Munich to Vilshofen an der Donau (80miles)
Awesome ride along the plains of Eastern Bavaria to our overnight destination - Vilshofen an der Donau. Nestling beside the Danube, this is our final proper stop in Germany - before we cross borders tomorrow into the Czech Republic.
Day 2 - Vilshofen an der Donau to Cesky Krumlov (80miles)
It's an early start and hit the open country roads of this picturesque part of Europe. Probably the most challenging day of the overall ride, we encounter the majority of the hilly riding during today as well as the Danube crossing at Passau and border crossing to our days destination in the Czech republic - Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is certainly a highlight of the trip, a World Heritage Site, and a beautiful town.
Day 3 - Cesky Krumlov to Tabor, Czech Republic (67miles)
Today is a stunning days cycling through the Czech countryside. We stop en-route at the home of pilsner lager - Ceske Budejovice for coffee or other suitable refreshments(!) after which we make a heading towards the historic hill town of Tabor.
Day 4 - Tabor to Prague (53miles)
A slightly shorter distance but an undulating days riding ahead. Passing through many of the charming ancient villages of the Bohemian Kingdom and finally arriving at it's capital - Prague. With the final 22 miles downhill all the way to Prague it's an easy ride to the city centre and a cool pilsner after four long days in the saddle.
If you have booked your flight for this evening to return home, our event team will assist you with packing your bike and transfer to the airport.
4 Nights Accommodation is included in your fee. Beginning in Munich, we will be in simple hotels throughout the event (including breakfasts). The standard of accommodation will fluctuate throughout the trip - but is designed to be functional - and to enable us to get a good night's sleep - and continue with the challenge. Please note that the final night's accommodation is not included. You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a small supplement will be payable). Upgrades are also available for an extra charge if required.
What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?
These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Experienced Cycle Leader/First Aider.
Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation en-route.
Full buffet breakfasts every day.
4 dinners and 4 lunches.
Excluded From Trip
International Flights to and from start and end of the ride.
Final night's accommodation in Prague.
Personal insurance cover.
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Personal Medikit Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable), Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Casual Evening Wear
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
We should catch the end of the summer - and have mild warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - so be prepared to protect against the sun. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case….
Notes on Cycling Events
This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss!
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