The Czech Republic is a central European country that is bordered by Germany and Poland to the North-east and North-west, and Austria and Slovakia to the South and South-west. The Czech Republic has an area of 78,866 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 10.5 million people. It’s Capital, Prague, is home to 1.28 million people – just shy of 1/10th of the population.
From a cycling standpoint, the Czech Republic has a multitude of cycle tours to choose from. All of these Czech Republic bike tours range in difficulty, from easy ones which follow the Czech section of the Elbe river, to those which meander through countries – beginning in the Czech capital of Prague and heading to the Austrian capital of Vienna. There’s also a great many scenic routes, which favor mountain bikers as you glide through the gorgeous southern region of Bohemia.
This is a relaxing Czech Republic bike tour through two similar countries – each with its individual characteristic. You will experience the best both countries have to offer. Discover two important capitals os Central Europe, Prague and Vienna, with their cultural and historical sights.
A great way to experience a Czech Republic bike tour and get to know this part of Europe to the fullest! Visit the most beautiful historic and natural monuments by bike and float down the most charming section of the Vltava river by boat.
Come with us down the Vltava and Elbe Rivers to visit two important cultural centers in Europe on this Czech Republic bike tour. Prague, since ancient times the melting-pot of Czech, German and Jewish ethnic groups and Dresden, seat of the Saxon dukes and the “Florence of the North”.
Czech Republic Bike Tours – Popular Destinations
Prague is not only the Czech capital and central hub, it is also the beginning of trips which can take you anywhere, both inside the Czech Republic, and beyond. There are several multi-national routes which will have you traversing Austrian hills before the tour is over. Prague comes with the usual hustle-and-bustle of a big city, but it also offers stunning architecture, restaurants, and is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union.
The Czech Greenways are a network of between 250 and 350-mile long bicycle paths, which are webbed together, offering the rider multiple routes to get to their destination. These Greenway trails primarily link the Czech Republic to Austria and most link Prague, to Vienna. Some Greenway trails take the rider through the luscious Bohemia region, some take a more direct route to Vienna. It really is up to you which route you take on your Czech Republic bike tour!
The Amber Trail leads you on a North-South adventure through the Czech Republic from the Austrian border, to the Polish border, winding through the Republic’s Moravia region, which is home to the country’s second-largest city (by population) of Brno. From the metropolis to the mountains, the trail then winds through an ancient cave system, continuing on to Czech castles before reaching it’s border-town of Cesky Tesin.
The Moravian Trail gives you the opportunity to explore the most eastern part of the Czech Republic and drink some of the finest Czech wine. There are many wineries and vineyards to explore, so many in fact, that they make up entire streets in some locations. From there, you head into a mountainous region called Beskydy mountains, where there is a unique outdoor museum.
The Czech Gothic Trail sends you back in time, to the Gothic period in the history of the Czech Republic – during the late Middle Ages. On this trail, you’re treated to a look back into that time period, with Gothic architecture springing up everywhere as you ride North-west, from Brno, back to the capital city.
The Vltava River is the most significant Bohemian river – rising in the south of the country, running through Prague, and eventually flowing into the Elbe (Labe) River to the north. It is immortalized in Smetana’s poem, Ma Vlast. The Berounka River is a tributary of the Vltava. The meeting of the two rivers is just 12 km south from the centre of Prague. The river valleys are picturesque countryside, with many forested areas, gently undulating hills and small villages.
We invite you to join us and discover the mountains of northern Bohemia on this Czech Republic bike tour – Jizerské hory and Krkonoše (The Giant Mountains) – the highest mountains in Czech Republic. From Liberec, an important historical, economic and cultural centre of northern Bohemia, we climb to the Jizerské hory mountains.
Facts About the Czech Republic
The national currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (CZK).
The “Czech Republic” is a fairly young country, only being named so in 1991, after the Czech’s split from their neighbours, Slovakia. The two countries made up Czechoslovakia, in what is formerly known as Yugoslavia, during the rule of the Soviet Union.
90% of Czechs have completed at least secondary education, this percentage is the second-highest score in the European Union.
The Czech Republic has the most hospital beds per inhabitant in the European Union.
There are over 2,000 castles, keeps, and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest densities in the world. Notably after Belgium and France.
The Czech Republic is almost entirely surrounded by mountains, except in the south (towards Austria and Slovakia), but mountains make up the country’s natural borders with Germany.
Within the European Union, the Czech’s part-time workforce, work the longest hours in the country – up to 24 hours a week! But, part-time work is a rarity.
One of the famous Czech sportswomen, Martina Navratilova (born 1956), is statistically the second-best female player of the 20th century, behind the German, Steffi Graf.