Road riding in Czech

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Road riding in Czech

Postby geordynige » 28 Jan 2019, 8:41pm

hi all,
Has anyone experience of road riding in the Czech republic?

Me and a friend are looking at Czech republic in early June and have had some great advice from locals but wondering if any UK fold had any experience?


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Re: Road riding in Czech

Postby eileithyia » 29 Jan 2019, 8:10am

Not really sure what you are asking? Road quality, treatment from other road users? As far as I recall it was no different to riding on any other road in any other country on the continent.
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Re: Road riding in Czech

Postby les tocknell » 7 Feb 2019, 9:36pm

There are extensive signed routes across the country. We have cycled through town and country, on and off road. The numbering system is easy to follow and is replicated on the range of Shocart maps that you can buy (try Upton Maps of Upton upon Severn) and that are given out at tourism outlets. In addition, this same mapping is available free for you Iphone or Android from Phonemaps so you can use gps to be sure you're on the right road. The same numbering appears on yellow signs on the road, and, we have found, deep in the forests on logging roads etc, as on the maps. Recommended routes for cycling are shown on the maps with colour coding. Exemplary.

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Re: Road riding in Czech

Postby Tigerbiten » 7 Feb 2019, 10:27pm

Main roads where busy, back roads where quite.
I knew roughly where I was going, Danube to Elbe.
I saw plenty of signs for bike routes but didn't have a map showing where they went.
So I made the route up as went along.
Apart from getting my tent raided at the Prague campsite, I liked the country.