The Czech Republic is relatively small in size with a rich history reflected in over 2000 castles and chateaux, the highest concentration in Europe. Its borders are naturally defined by mountain ranges and cyclists will discover a diverse interior of low mountains, hills, rolling plains and rivers across the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Cycle routes follow a variety of river valleys and quiet back roads through rolling, peaceful countryside between lively cities and towns with well-preserved medieval architecture. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe and many cycling adventures feature the capital.
A new road infrastructure has been built since the communist era leaving an extensive network of relatively quiet, low-traffic paved roads that are perfect for touring on two wheels. Thanks to its location and the ease of crossing borders, a bike holiday in the Czech Republic can easily be combined with the neighbouring countries of Poland, Germany, Austria and Slovakia.