You travel at the heart of Europe, from the romantic Czech capital, by the edges of one of the most beautiful rivers of the continent.
The Czech Republic is a destination for cycling: an extensive network of small, uncrowded roads will lead you to discover its important cultural heritage, unspoilt natural areas and numerous historic sites. Stops full of romance await you around the corner of picturesque landscapes full of charm, far from mass tourism.
Many treasures await you during your bike stay, on the cycling path along the Elbe or through the vineyards.
The Czech Republic has existed as an independent state since 1993 but the territory it occupies is rich in historical events and influences that have forged it. Torn between the influences of Germany, Hungary, Austria, it became part of Czechoslovakia in 1918 after World War I and following the dismantling of the Austrian Empire.
The communist period will crystallize tensions between Czechs and Slovaks. In 1968, the Prague Spring announced the gradual disintegration of Czechoslovakia until the Velvet Revolution of 1989. This followed a transition that led to the creation of two independent states: Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
This tormented past did not erase traditions close to those of the German and Austrian neighbors, with sometimes some French influences. Here, art and knowledge are highly appreciated so that the cultural and artistic offers are numerous.
Czech cuisine is influenced by neighboring countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. Czechs enjoy grilled or roasted meat dishes, often served in sauce and served with rice, potatoes and knedliky, a type of dumpling. As for drinks, the Czechs are very proud of the “pivo”, the local beer, available in more than 300 varieties! This does not mean that you will not find wines worthy of interest …
The Czech Republic is a destination (still) little known for cycling tourism but its facilities allow cyclists to discover in good conditions all the riches of the country, through the variety of its landscapes.
The national network of marked cycle routes has a dozen major routes that allow you to discover the different regions of the country away from car traffic. You will enjoy more than 2000 km served by the 4 routes of EuroVelo that cross the country.
The climate of the Czech Republic is mostly very suitable for cycling holidays. Temperatures are never extreme. The winter is very cold and snowy but in the spring the temperatures become milder as well as in autumn, recommended seasons for you to cycle to discover the treasures of the Czech Republic. Summer is hotter but also rainier.
The Czech Republic is full of sites to visit. Here is a selection that will stir your curiosity:
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence (08/2018)
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)
Hello again Nathalie (...) It was wonderful and we so appreciated everything you organized to make it so. (...) The hotel was first class, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfast......5* (...) Your maps and directions were excellent and we only got lost a couple of times! Don't forget to tell your clients about the beautiful gardens....Le Jardins Botanique de la Boirie at Saint Pierre Ile d'Oleron. They are amazing and not to be missed! Journeys over the bridges were thrilling and we especially liked the Ile de Re....we might have to return there one day! Again our thanks Nathalie. We'll be in touch for next year. Sincerely, Brenda & Michael (09/2018)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)