dates: anytime May - September!
from: 750 EUR/person

Cross Country

Diffuculty: FLOWY FOREST

Basic info

Explore endless rolling hills with spectacular rocky formations offering stunning views over the region of Ceskomoravska Vrchovina. A true retreat from the urban jungle to an unbeliveably dense network of hiking and biking paths. Deep forest singletracks will guide you to traditional rural villages, UNESCO heritage sites, ruins of ancient castles or the XC world cup race course. Throw in local food and beer, wellness and you are in for an unforgetable treat.

This bike trip offers a perfectly balanced level of difficulty with a plenty of options to adjust the day´s schedule in the saddle.

Dates

Prices

Included

  • Transfers (modern minibus with a Thule bike rack)
  • 4 nights of accomodation with big breakfast
  • 5 days of guiding
  • Energy snacks

Extra:

  • Lunches, dinners, drinks (meals cost 6-10 EUR, beer 1 EUR)
  • Bike Rental (30-40 EUR / day)
  • Insurance

Accommodation & Transfer

We stay in cozy family guesthouses or apartmas with everything you need to rest after a long day on the bike. Safe bike storage in all locations.

Modern and spacious minibuses. No schedules or delays, the transfers depend only on us.

Food

Mostly homemade and local product based breakfasts and snacks. Lunches and dinners are up to you. Vegan or vegetarian? No problem, just let us know!

Difficulty

You should be able to ride natural singletrails and have a basic level of fitness. Our trip does not contain extra steep uphill and downhill sections. The most technical parts will be mostly on the flat and requires careful line choice between big rocks, treacherous roots are not on aour agenda :) There are no mandatory jumps or drops on the trails. The hardest sections could be found on the Nove Mesto World cup XC course, all with Chicken lines and we will help you to tackle them if you express the wish to try. We want you to have a good time on your bike!

Leisure time & Tips

We hve your downtime covered as well! Whether you prefer a beer in a local pub, wellness in a near by hotel or even a more active recovery of trailrunning and bouldering.

  • We will help you keep your bike running smooth/no need to bring tools. We can also help you assemble your bike after your arrival.
  • First time in Prague? Just contact us to get tips for accommodation
  • We can transport you and your bike from the airport (25 EUR) upon request
  • Non EU citizens - Travel insurance covering mountain biking needed
  • EU citizens - Extra travel insurance covering mountain biking recommended

Itinerary

Day 1

Scouting the area

Morning

  • Trip program introduction over a cup of coffee
  • 2,5 hour transfer from Prague to Ceskomoravska Vrchovina

Afternoon

  • Lunch. Czech Cousine in its best form (or food of your choice)
  • 3 hour ride Milovske Perničky (view), Čtyři palice (climbing spot+view), Buchtův kopec technical sections, Sněžné (refreshment in a pub). Drateníčky (rock climbing spot), Malínská skála followed by a rocky trail.
  • Chill time (beer optional)

(1 loop: 500m elevation, 25km)

Characteristic: back country remote roads, easy natural singletrails, last downhill section is rough at times but could be navigated safely.

Day 2

The highest peak

Morning

  • Breakfast & day briefing
  • 3 hour ride: 9 Skal (highest peak of Vysocina), Svratka- a typical village, Karlstejn castle, Zkamenely zamek rocky formations, Rybenske Pernicky (climbing spot)

Afternoon

  • Late lunch at Lucky Vrch (a typical hill top coutryside cottage)
  • 2 hour ride: Valley of Svratka River, Buchtuv kopec again in reverse direction
  • Chill time (beer optional)

(1 loop: 800m elevation, 45km)

Characteristic: forest roads, dirt roads, uphill and flat rocky sections with wide choice of lines, natural easy singletrails.

Day 3

Culture

Morning

  • Breakfast & day briefing
  • 3 hour ride: Technical section over Zakovska Hora – Tisuvka, Velke Darko (swimming possibility)

Afternoon:

  • Lunch in Zdar nad Sazavou
  • Visit of the UNESCO heritage site Zelena Hora - an unique pilgrimage site shaped as a giant star, Castle Zdar nad Sazavou with an interactive museum that was voted among the best in Europe in 2016, city centre.
  • 1,5 hour ride: Depending on the group level / time left we can make it short, long, easy or challenging.
  • Chill time (beer optional)

(1 loop: 700m elevation, 50km)

Characteristic: forest roads, dirt roads, technical rock riding of average difficulty, easy singletrails, county back roads in the last hour.

Day 4

May the Skill be With you

Morning

  • Breakfast & day briefing
  • 1 bike ride to Nove Mesto na Morave
  • World cup XC course selected sections (Rock and Roll, Mitas Choice, Big Drop, AC/DC, expert climbs and many more). The hardest lines has chicken ways too.

Afternoon

  • Lunch near trails.
  • Free activites - Riding through the selected sections of the course / Explore other artifically built trails in the area / Chill and relax
  • 1 hour transfer back (we can take the car back and spend the whole day riding our bikes on the trails)
  • Chill time (beer optional)

(very variable, 25-45km 400-700m)

Characteristic: Natural singletrails at the beggining, purpose buildt XC course for World cup races, easier artificial singletrails.

Day 5

Say good bye with a view

Morning

  • Breakfast & day briefing
  • 3 hours ride: Pasecká skála, Pohledecká skála, Zuberec lake (swimming posibility), Kamenice (view), Metodka (view), Bohdalec rock garden downhill section

Afternoon

  • Late Lunch
  • 2,5 hour transfer to Prague (ETA: 19:00)