If you haven’t noticed yet, here is the truth: Czech people are obsessed with sports. If you’ve just been born to Czech parents, you’d better be prepared for a regular workout. While you can’t walk, your parents will put you in a special cart behind their bikes and take you cycling. Going on a bike ride without pedaling? Sounds pretty cool, ha?! However, things get tough when you get on your feet and start walking. You’re immediately switched from a comfy cart to a hardcore bike without pedals. Yep, no pedaling here either. What you are supposed to do though, is to keep your balance and pull yourself off the ground using your feet. That’s where the real hard work begins.
It’s obvious, that when you start cycling at such early age, you’ll still be passionate about cycling when you grow older. While other European capitals, like Amsterdam or Berlin, are designed particularly for city bikes, Prague and Czech Republic are perfect for off road cycling. Don’t get me wrong: cycling paths are widely spread around the city of Prague. However, there’s a slight disadvantage: since Prague is based on 7 hills, cycling up and down those can get quite challenging.
Czech countryside, on the other hand, is not that steep, and will charm you with lovely landscapes. You can plan your route in advance based on the distance and points of interest you’d like to see on the way. For example, use this online tool (also available in English!).