A good report is here
. We rode the part of the route in May 2004 from northern Moravia to the south to the Austrian border, then along the border to the west and then to Prague. There are a lot of marked bicycle routes in Czech Republic almost 20000 km over the whole country. “Greenways Prague - Vienna” is number one. Though, it is possible to choose some parallel routes.
We bought a cycling map atlas 1:100000 for 20$ at the start point of our route. I think this is no problem to do in a bookstore there.
We had not any problems with accommodation in Czech, though it was in May. Campground was 4$ for two of us, we were the first visitors in the camping in the season, and we occupied a tiny wooden summer house with a table inside. Locals were very friendly to us, they don’t speak English, and German is the second language mainly. So, we used a phrase-book and spoke the Czech-Russian-Ukrainian mix of Slavs languages, it was amazing. Czech Republic is a hilly country, especially at the south boundary area. Some pictures and the map of our tour are available on my homepage
; the text is in Russian only.
Another our big impression was that the countryside looked like almost unpopulated because almost nobody was in the yards or in the streets of the villages. No one walked in the forest. Is wild camping legal or not I could not find out, because nobody knew about it there. So, our campsites were very well hidden. Of course, we did not camp in the national parks, where it is prohibited and we never used a campfire (we never use one in Russia as well).
Local hotels were pretty cheap, we used ones approximately 25$ for two person. For this price we had a two-person apartment in a village house with the personal kitchen, the personal shower and toilet, there was the TV set also. Nice breakfast that was made by the mistress of the house was included in rental. This paradise was in the village Lukov near to Znojmo - the province capital. They are near to the border of the national park “Podyji”. Approaching to the central area, things go a little worse. We had found out that an accommodation service for a reasonable price is much better in a province in Czech Republic. Meal was pretty cheap: 1 liter of apple juice was 0.5$ for example. Czech beer… no comments, enjoy! Moravian wine was outstanding as well!!!
I love Czech Republic!!!
Last edited by Alex L; 05-23-06 at 11:35 AM.