From flat-out fun to crazy climbs: Scenic cycling trips from Prague for everyone

June 3 is World Cycling Day, the perfect time to plan a two-wheeled adventure from Prague; here are one reader's tips for where to start. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 03.06.2024 16:46:00 (updated on 05.06.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

Today is World Cycling Day, the perfect time to plan a two-wheeled adventure into the Czech countryside surrounding Prague. We spoke with reader Johan, a Dutch resident of Prague and a long-time cyclist who has been hitting the Czech trails for 15 years.

Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, Johan’s recommended trips are designed for various skill levels and include tips for pit stops and links to Distances represent round-trip tips from railway to railway.

Flat-out fun for families

Radotín to Zadní Třebaň

For those seeking an easy, family-friendly ride, consider the 19 km flat stretch from Radotín to Zadní Třebaň. This scenic path follows the Berounka River, offering plenty of opportunities to stop for drinks, ice cream, and breaks. It’s a great option for cycling with kids.

  • Total trip length: 19 km
  • Find the map here

Easy-going for intermediates

Senohraby to Senohraby

If you’re looking for something more challenging, the route from Senohraby to Senohraby with a 20 km, 400 m elevation gain is an excellent intermediate option. Be sure to stop at the Bastirna, a local spot along the river (no website) known for its charming atmosphere.

  • Total trip length: 20 km
  • Find the map here

Krč to Velké Popovice

Take the 26 km, 300 m elevation gain route from Krč to Velké Popovice for a more advanced ride. This trip culminates with a visit to the historic Kozel brewery, where you can refuel and then catch the train back.

  • Total trip length: 26 km
  • Find the map here

Luka pod Medníkem to Zbraslav via Jílové

This intermediate route takes 29 km at 460 m elevation from Luka pod Medníkem to Zbraslav via Jílové. Stop at Restaurace U Zdeňky, a hidden gem beloved by cyclists who stop to enjoy Czech classics from a small kitchen run by a mother-daughter duo. or stop at Florian in Jílové, a wooden-beamed wonder in a renovated burgher's house.

  • Total trip length: 29 km
  • Find the map here

For challenge-seekers

Radotín to Beroun

Those seeking a true challenge can tackle the 37 km, 600 m elevation gain route from Radotín to Beroun, including a fun water section. Stop for lunch at the Hospůdka U Krobiána in Hostim or one of several restaurants in Svatý Jan pod Skalou.

  • 37 km
  • Find the map here

Zbraslav to Modřany

The 54 km, 660 m elevation gain ride from Zbraslav to Modřany for cycling enthusiasts will surely get their heart pumping. Refuel at the Bikeclinic Cafe in Písnice before heading back.

  • Total trip length: 54 km
  • Find the map here

The iconic Řevničák climb

This 100 km, 1,700 m elevation ride has a bit of everything: climbing, including the iconic Řevničák climb, fast descents, great views, small country roads, a Slapy Lake crossing, and a stop in Dolní Břežany for some well-earned sushi at Corso before dropping down the twisty Točná descent.

  • Total trip length: 100 km
  • Find the map here
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