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Cycling to Křivoklát Castle

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Thursday 18.07.

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From Rakovník to the Royal Castle Křivoklát

A route that can be conquered even with the smallest cyclists connects two royal places, the town of Rakovník and Křivoklát Castle. The path through the valley of the Rakovnický brook is also suitable for bike carts.

Take the smallest members of your family, who will be rewarded with a large forest playground at the end of the trip, and set off from the royal town of Rakovník to the royal castle of Křivoklát. In addition to touring the castle interiors, you can try archery in the castle courtyard or escape from Kelley’s jail. 

From the train station in Rakovník, go down to the Rakovnický Brook and let yourself be led along the bike trail 303 to Křivoklát. Along the way you will pass several well-preserved buildings of former water mills, you will cross the stream and the railway line several times. The surroundings of the trail and the trail itself are very varied. Almost halfway through the trip you will pass through the village of Pustověty, where you can have a snack in the Na Ostrov pub and regain your strength for the second half of the bike trip. This will lead you to the iconic Křivoklát Castle. 

  • Tip for you: If you do not want to take the main access road to the castle, which is a steep, in the tourist season busy, paved road that can be dangerous for riding with children, we recommend an alternative in the form of a forest path turning off the 303 bike trail just after the wooden footbridge slightly to the left (marked local walking circuit) and climbing up the slope to the Křivoklát Recreational and Educational Area, which is a true children’s paradise thanks to its forest playground and play centre. 

The bike trip does not have to end with the tour of the castle. In the foothills of Křivoklát there is the Motorcycle Museum with an exhibition of a complete collection of Jawa and ČZ travel motorcycles up to 1959. You can end the trip with a pleasant rest in the garden of the restaurant of Hotel Sýkora or a little further in Hospůdka Pohoda with a view of the castle. From there you will go to the train station and take the train back to Rakovník. 

Trip start:

Rakovník

Trip length:

18 km / 11.1mi

Trip duration:

1,5 hours

Trip end

Křivoklát

Altitude profile:

+101 m / 331 feet

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Elevation profile of the route

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