go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Bicycle

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).