Adventure Trip from Prague to Karlstejn Castle
Duration: Whole day (11 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Satisfy your inner explorer. Explore some of the best destinations around Prague including the famous Karlstejn Castle, Prokopské Valley, and monastery Svaty Jan pod Skalou.
- Famous Karlstejn Castle
- Rare views over Prague from cliffs in Prokopske Valley
- Picturesque monastery Svaty Jan pod Skalou
- Visit a local wildlife center
- Scenic Amerika Canyon
Want to see more than just Old Town and the Charles Bridge? On this adventure trip, we explore the outskirts of Prague, stopping at the famous Karlstejn Castle, Prokopské Valley, and the Svaty Jan pod Skalou monastery, each in their own beautiful setting.
On a splendid day out in the Czech countryside, we travel by van from one location to the next. If the weather is nice, we even take a swim at one of our stops to cool off. You don’t have to be super fit to join, just slightly active.
We begin with a 15-minute drive to go on our first hike in the Prokopské Valley, famous for its cliffs and rare views over Prague. We don’t know what’s better, the views or the lack of tourists. In the Amerika canyon, our next destination, you admire a huge rocky gorge that hides a sunken blue lake in a former quarry.
Next, we arrive at Karlstejn Castle. Here you can join us for lunch (included in the price), go for a 1-hour guided tour inside the castle, or walk a nature trail. We believe the castle is more beautiful on the outside, but if you would like to take a tour please note the price of admission is not included in this tour.
Finally, we visit Svaty Jan pod Skalou, meaning St. John under the Rock, a 15th-century monastery built at the base of a 100 m (333 ft) steep cliff. We climb the rock and enjoy a great panorama of the valley and the monastery below.
The tour includes around 14 km (8.7 miles) moderate walking with plenty of rest. If you prefer not to walk as much, you can avoid 3 of the hikes by waiting for the group in peaceful nature. In this case, the walking is around 7 km (4.3 miles). Together we stop five or six times and spend around 1.5 hours in the car.
At the end of the day, you may feel fatigued, but you will be full of new experiences from the remarkable places hiding in the Czech countryside. Your inner explorer will thank you.
Need to know before you go
Group tours run every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from April to October.
Private tours run every day from February to December.
The minimum age for group tours is 6. There is no minimum age for private tours, but please keep in mind that there is walking in nature involved.The maximum size for all groups is 8 people.
For group tours, we meet at 8:30 am at our shop on Vratislavova street 58/3, Vysehrad-Praha 2.
For private tours we pick you up at your accommodation at 8:00 a.m. At the end of the tour, we drop you off at your hotel.
Please wear sporty shoes and comfortable clothes. If possible bring a waterproof layer in case it rains. When the weather allows it we will swim in the river, so bring a swimsuit and a towel with you.
We will give you a communist bar called Tatranka in the late morning, and in Karsltejn we will take you to a great restaurant. We will also offer you a fresh beer or other beverage.
You don’t need to be super fit for this tour, just active and ready for adventure.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
For private tours, the booking payment is fully refundable until 48 hours before the tour. There is no refund for later cancellations.
For scheduled tours, booking payment is fully refundable until the third day before the tour. There is also a possibility of cancellation from our side in case if we have less than 4 guests. If this happens we will inform you by 6:00 p.m. the day before, so please stay tuned.
If the tour is cancelled, we will offer you an alternative date or we will fully refund.
BIKO Adventures Office
Vratislavova street 58/3, Vysehrad-Praha 2.