On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who travel to Czech Republic (you can share your experiences here).
Rolling Across Europa
My site tells the story of my ride from Lviv, Ukraine to Napoli to London in 2006. (There's just a little info on Heathrow toward the end, plus mention of the Channel ferry I took.) There are many stories and photographs, with a lot of information for other travelers. Hopefully, others will find it helpful. I rode as an amateur and completed my route, which shows that you don't have to be a great cyclist to travel far (about 7900 km). The trip also raised a little money for HIV orphans in Ukraine, and I hope to do a longer ride in 2008 and raise a lot more!!John Robinson, June 28, 2007
Cyclists welcome – the Czech certification scheme
Anyone who cycles in the Czech Republic will have run into the problem of inadequate services for cyclists. Your hotel has nowhere for you to store your bike, the staff have no idea where the nearest bike repair shop is, and restaurants do not usually cater for those doing strenuous exercise. The Cyclists Welcome project is here to improve the quality of services for cyclists.
Take a look at www.cyclistswelcome.eu.
Cyclists Welcome is a nationwide certification scheme for evaluation and inspection of the tourist services and facilities of participating establishments. Certified establishments are labeled with a green and white logo depicting a smiling bicycle. The certification involves standards comparable with systems in other European countries (e.g. Bett & Bike in Germany and RADfreundliche Betriebe in Austria). Every tourist facility that wants to be awarded the Cyclists Welcome logo must meet certain requirements.
Czech Republic and Poland
Altogether, very pleasant and simple. To get my bike from Wroclaw to Berlin was harder: There's only one train a day with a luggage van, and the Germans ban cycles in IC and EC trains. One can solve the problem by travelling under Polish rules to Frankfurt an der Oder, and changing to a German Rail regional train, which takes bikes.Ben Haines, October 21, 1997