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Bike trip through Bohemian Karst

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Through Beroun Not Only in the Footsteps of Czech Kings

An easy route connecting important places of Czech history. You will pass through two protected landscape areas, the Berounka River valley and several royal sites.

Here you will feel like royalty! A trip along the Berounka River will take you from Nižbor to Karlštejn itself, then to the Bohemian Karst, to the history-rich Beroun and to memorable Tetín. There will be no shortage of tempting gastrobreaks.  

Start in Nižbor at the train station or in the centre of the village at the car park, above which towers the château with an interesting exhibition dedicated to Celtic culture. The adjacent circular nature trail of the Stradonice Celtic oppidum is also based on this topic. The beginning of the bike trail called “In the footsteps of Czech kings” is by the river, where it passes under the road bridge.  

  • Interesting fact: The bike trail starts in a place that is also used for paddle boarding and swimming. You can also take a dip at a nice place by the weir in Hýskov.  

The bike trail will lead you through the Berounka River valley to the royal town of Beroun. The historic centre is famous for its spring and autumn Potters’ Markets. All year round you can visit the Museum of the Bohemian Karst and Geopark Barrandien directly at the square. A variety of great restaurants, led by the modern Blackdog Bar & Grill, will make your taste buds dance. It is also worth a visit to Městská hora, where, in addition to the lookout tower, you will find a forest park with a children’s playground and a bear enclosure. 

For the next part of the trip, leave the ‘In the Footsteps of Czech Kings” bike trail and instead ride to mythical Tetín along the “St. Ludmilla Trail” bike trail (an alternative to the “In the Footsteps of Czech Kings” bike trail on theleftbankofthe Berounka River, which is temporarily closed due to falling rocks). The fortress of Princess Teta offers a magnificent view of the lazily winding Berounka River, which crosses the Czech Karst Protected Landscape Area. The place is connected with the life and death of St. Ludmila, grandmother of St. Wenceslas.  

  • Tip for you: Take a ride on shared e-bikes: there is over a hundred of them available for rent at charging terminals in Beroun, Hýskov, Tetín and more places in the area. Or rent a bike in Beroun directly at the station in Czech Railways Bicycle Rental 

The last part of the route will lead you back to the Berounka River valley, where you will see the biggest gem among the residences of Czech rulers – Karlštejn Castle. You can also enjoy the view well enough by dismounting your bike in the pedestrian zone. Towards the end of the trip you will pass by Řevnice Brewery, an original restaurant in the former station building. The trail ends in Dobřichovice at the weir. The charm of this place is magnified by the adjacent Dobřichovice château and the nearby critically acclaimed restaurant Panská zahrada. You can get back to Nižbor by train with a change in Beroun.  

  • Tip for you: The “In the Footsteps of Czech Kings” bike trail does not end with this route. Its second branch takes you fromBeroun to the royal castles of Točník and Žebrák. 

Trip start:

Nižbor

Trip length:

35 km / 21.7mi

Trip duration:

2,5 hours

Trip end

Dobřichovice

Altitude profile:

+126 m / 413.3 feet

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Elevation profile of the route

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