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.

The route

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.

Cycling in lower Bohemia

Cycling in lower Bohemia

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.

A bike parked up in the snow

A bike parked up in the snow

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.

Taking in the view after a hard cycle

Taking in the view after a hard cycle

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.

Happy cycling!

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