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Cycling is an increasingly popular weekend activity in nice weather, though its full potential has yet to be realised. Southern Moravia, especially along a marked wine trail that runs between vineyards, is ideal for cycling.

  • Off the main highways, the country is criss-crossed by hundreds of kilometres of secondary roads that are relatively quiet and ideal for cycling.
  • The cycling infrastructure, such as dedicated cycling trails and a network of bike-rental and repair shops, is slowly improving but still not adequate.
  • A handful of large cities, including Prague, do have dedicated cycling lanes, but these are often half-hearted efforts and leave cyclists at the mercy of often ignorant and aggressive drivers.
  • It’s possible to hire or buy bicycles in many major towns, though not all. Rates average from 400Kč to 600Kč per day.
  • A helpful website for getting started and planning a cyclist route in the Czech Republic is Cyclists Welcome (Cyklisté vítáni; www.cyklistevitani.cz).