Prague and the EuroVelo 4 cycle lane
The EuroVelo cycle lanes are a network of well-maintained cycle paths that spread out through Europe. The one we’re going to talk about today – and the most interesting one in our opinion – is EuroVelo 4.
EuroVelo 4 is a grand west to east path taking in some of the most exciting countries and beautifu scenery in all of Europe. Starting in Roscoff in northern France and traversing all the way to Kiev in Ukraine, it stops through both Prague, and the smaller, but just-as-stunning Brno in the east of the country.
Prague and Brno
Prague, of course, is the beating heart of the Czech Republic, a city with many hundreds of years of culture and history baked into it – with plenty to see, do, eat and drink. Whether you stay a week or just a day, you’ll receive a warm welcome from locals and no doubt have an unforgettable experience.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and the largest in the Moravian region. Its sights include the spectacular Špilberk Castle as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul visible from afar on account of its tall spires. Brno Exhibition Centre is one of the largest in Europe, so you’ll often find various trade fairs in the city on any given month.
Other Czech sights on the route
Two other important regions on the route include Carlsbad and Ostrava and you’ll also have the chance to see the Ohře (Eger) Berounka, Vltava (Moldau), Labe (Elbe) or Mora
va Rivers along the route.
Popular excursions include riding along the Ohře River from Cheb to the world famous spa Karlovy Vary. Or, you could cycle the beautiful Berounka-Střela greenway through Křivoklátsko to see the Karlštejn Castle. Finally, if you enjoy a challenge you could start at the UNESCO site of Kutná Hora and head through the Bohemian Highlands onwards to South Moravia’s capital, Brno.