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Cycling in Prague

Want to explore Prague by bike? Discover the best cycling tips, bike tours and cycling routes and enjoy a relaxing ride through Prague!

Cycling in Prague

Prague often feels like a large open-air museum. You won’t find many new buildings in and round the city centre, but mostly stately buildings from previous centuries with a colourful mix of architecture. Most of the sights are located in four districts in the centre of Prague: Staré Město (Old Town), Nové Město (New Town), Hradčany (the Castle District) and the adjacent Malá Strana. The Old Town is ideal for walking, but for those who prefer to go cycling, the city centre is less suitable. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities for some relaxed cycling in Prague and you'll find a number of nice cycling routes, especially in the vicinity of Prague. There are more than enough places where you can rent a bike or enjoy a nice bike tour in Prague. We’ll help you discover all the cycling possibilities in Prague!

Bike tours in Prague

Cycle through Prague and discover all the top attractions & hidden secrets of the city. With these bike tours in Prague you will explore Prague with an expert guide full of passion for the city

Bike tours in Prague

Discover Prague and cycle through Prague with an English guide to see the best attractions and sights! In Prague you can choose from different bike tours, all with an expert guide included. With a bike tour you will see a lot of the highlights of this magical city in a short period of time. The local guide will take you to the best places in Prague and will tell you more about the history of the city and the sights you see. Feel free to ask the guide all your questions about Prague, the guide knows Prague by heart and will be happy to give you personal tips for the rest of your stay. This makes a bike tour in Prague the ideal way to experience everything that makes the city so special.

Best of Prague bike tour

Is this your first visit to Prague? Then opt for a bike tour along the highlights of Prague. Together with an expert guide you will cycle in a small group and see the top sights of Prague. You will get an excellent view of the city and learn more about the history, culture and identity of Prague. With this bike tour in Prague you will see sights such as the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Prague Castle, Letna Park, the Astronomical Clock and the St. Vitus Cathedral. We recommend doing a highlights bike tour on the first or second day of your visit to Prague. That way you can get the most out of all the useful tips that the guide will share during the bike tour.

Private bike tour in Prague

Groups who prefer to cycle through Prague with a private guide have plenty of choice. With a private bike tour you get to know Prague in a personal and unique way. You are guaranteed to cycle with your own group and a private guide who has the full attention for your group. In addition, a private bike tour can be completely adapted to your wishes and set up around a specific theme.

Hidden Prague bike tour

If you've already seen Prague's main attractions and would like to explore the local side of the city, opt for a bike tour of Prague's hidden gems. You'll cycle through the neighbourhoods where the locals live and work and see interesting places like Vyšehrad, the Dancing House and the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. During this bike tour you will experience local Prague and get an authentic view of the city. As a bonus, you'll also stop at some great viewpoints along the way.

Cycling in Prague

Cycling is very easy to do in the Golden City on the Moldau. Prague is a bicycle-friendly city, with many cycle paths, plenty of repair centres, bike rentals and places where you can store your bike safely. You'll be able to relax in the historic Jewish Quarter with its old Jewish cemetery and several parks, such as Wenseslas Park and the beautiful Malá Strana.

Do you want to experience the history of Prague? Then a bike ride from the Old Town over Charles Bridge to Prague Castle is a short but challenging bike ride. You'll cycle to the imposing Prague Castle and enjoy some breathtaking views of the city along the way. Looking for a bigger challenge? Then cycle from Prague to Karlštejn Castle. This cycling route of about 70 km is fairly flat and largely follows the Berounka River.

In recent years good investments have been made in cycle paths and your fellow road users in Prague are mostly used to cyclists. With about 180 kilometres of cycle paths, you can also cycle safely and relaxed through the city. In and around Prague the various a href="https://prahounakole.cz/en/prague-cycle-route-system/" target="blank" title="Bike Paths and Bike Routes Prague">bike paths and bike routes are marked well, but it doesn’t hurt to pick up the free bike map at the Tourist Information.

Old Town is less suitable for cyclists, especially due to the cobblestone streets. If you don't mind a bumpy bike ride, then the Old Town is a beautiful place to explore, but we recommend you to visit it on foot. Just outside of Prague, cycling enthusiasts will find what they are looking for, as you can follow great cycling routes through the Czech landscape. Especially along the river Moldau you will find a number of beautiful cycling routes, like this route of about 32 km. Please note that the landscape can get quite hilly, great to do with an electric bicycle, but perfectly doable for cyclists who are in normal shape.

Cycling routes in Prague

The Czech Republic is home to many cycling enthusiasts, so the network of cycling routes is well developed and routes are well marked along the way. In and around Prague you can follow various beautiful cycling routes, ideal for those who want to see more of the Czech Republic.

Cycling from Prague to Vienna

A popular cycling route is the route from Prague to Vienna, the so-called Greenways route. This cycling route is about 400 kilometers long (depending on your exact route, the distance will be between 350 and 530 kilometers). The route will take you through the countryside and past a number of picturesque villages and towns, where you'll have plenty of opportunities to spend the night and cycle the route over a number of days.

Cycling from Prague to Dresden

Cycle one of the most popular cycling routes in Europe and enjoy great landscapes and quiet cycling paths with this cycling route from Prague to Dresden. You will mainly cycle along two rivers: the Moldau and the Elbe. It is a flat cycling route of about 130 to 200 kilometres, especially in the Czech Republic the route is very well marked but also in Germany it is not too difficult to follow the signs. Feel free to take 3 to 6 days for this bike ride from Prague to Dresden, so you can enjoy the surroundings to the fullest. Spending an extra night in cozy Dresden is no punishment!

Renting a bike in Prague

Prague is a real cycling city (although the centre is not very suitable for cycling). There are several bike rental companies in Prague where you can rent good bikes. Do you want to explore for yourself? Cycle along the banks of the Moldau, but don't forget the beautiful Old Town Square, the green and relaxing Kampa Park and the National Theatre. Renting a bike in Prague is easy. Make sure that you always lock the rented bikes securely and that you can store them somewhere safe at night.

Bike Rental Companies in Prague