Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

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Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby Garry Booth » 21 May 2018, 1:55pm

Does anyone have any experience of riding in the Cesky Krumlov area? We're heading that way beginning of July and I'd be interested to know whether bikes and and/or their wheels are more or less likely to get nicked than anywhere else when unattended. Sounds like a slightly paranoid question but I'm just wondering which bike to take...

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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby b1ke » 21 May 2018, 8:29pm

I was in Czech in 2010 and my memories are of Cesky Krumlov being a very quaint town and I didn't feel like our bike was in any danger of being stolen. That said, erring on the side of caution is sensible in any town.

Actually I'm underplaying Cesky Krumlov. It's a beautiful town and I'm pleased our route took us that way.
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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby Garry Booth » 22 May 2018, 8:31am

Thanks B1ke. G

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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby simonhill » 22 May 2018, 1:39pm

I was in CK just after the wall came down. Sleeping in a side road in my VW camper, with bike on the back rack. I was awoken some time late evening by someone 'touching' my bike. I don't know if they were trying to steal it or just touching it or even if it was a drunk who staggered against it. It may even have just been curiosity.

I think I probably shouted out something, but there was no further activity. I can't really say how unsafe the area is on this one isolated incident, its just that its the only time it has happened to me.

Generally I found the area safe and fascinating, but it was still very 'Eastern' then. Local beer in the countryside was a few pence for half a litre. Very different now.

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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby brynpoeth » 22 May 2018, 6:23pm

Better now maybe, lots of people speak English or German, and the strangeness is still there if you look for it, just like in Wales or East Germany
I recommend trying to learn the language, you could get much more out of the trip then, and exercise your brain too
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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby Garry Booth » 23 May 2018, 8:55am

Thanks guys. G

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Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Postby bohrsatom » 23 May 2018, 10:41am

Not sure about bike safety in Krumlov (ours were stored safely in our hotel) but do be sure to ride up to the Šumava National Park. Cycling through the area was one of the highlights of a long tour I did a few years back.