We continued following the Elbe, which is called the Labe in Czech, and then its main tributary, the Vltava, to Prague. After a few days in the capital, we more or less followed the Czech cycle route 1 from Prague to Brno. This route led us through Kutna Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and across the Bohemian-Moravian highlands to Brno. After Kutna Hora, the route also merges with the Eurovelo 4, the Central European cycle route. From Brno, we continued towards Bratislava in Slovakia.
Following designated bicycle routes, of which there are plenty in the Czech Republic, made our trip easier as they are fairly well marked, and made up from a mix of dedicated bicycle paths and mostly small, quiet roads between villages. After being pampered by the bicycle paths in Germany, we were unsure of what to expect on the roads in the Czech Republic, but Czech drivers have been unexpectedly gracious and careful, giving us a wide berth of space when overtaking. Cycling along the rivers and through the hills, through forests and villages, it has been a varied and interesting experience!
We crossed from Germany into the Czech Republic at a tiny crossing for bicycles and pedestrians only. The impressive rock formations of the Elbe Sands→ Continue reading
After a good two rest days in Prague, we continued our journey more or less following the Cycle Route 1 from Prague to Brno, the second largest city i→ Continue reading