Sport for All
Statistics show a steep rise in the popularity of cycling in the Czech Republic. Almost one in three people in the country use their bikes regularly, partly thanks to one of the densest cycle route networks in Europe. If running causes you pain in your knees or ankles and water is too cold for you in the spring, choose the bike. Is it fi ne down the hill, but too laborious back up? Opt for an electric bike – just make sure the battery is fully charged.
Bike on Board
You can take your bicycle on all our trains. Our low-floor cars make it easy to board with a bike even for children. We will give you seats near your bicycles to keep an eye on them. Up to four bikes fit into one train.
Where to Go?
The Elbe Cycle Route
One of the longest cycle routes in Europe runs through Czechia and Germany. You can hardly cover it in one go – it is nearly 1,300 km long. As the name suggests, it runs along the banks of the Elbe (or Labe). You can visit many Czech towns or continue to Dresden or Hamburg. The popular route is being developed with new smooth wheelchair-accessible parts.
Trip to Buková Hora
Combine your family sports trip with a chair lift ride and experience something new in the Pardubice region. The lift will take you from Červená Voda to the top of the Buková Hora mountain where you can choose from six diff erent routes. They are between three and 20 km long and all go mostly down the hill, which makes them perfect for all.
Dolní Morava Single Trails
The site which is popular among elite mountain bikers as well as the general public lies in the beautiful region of Orlické Hory under the Kralický Sněžník mountain. A chair lift will take you to the start of the trails. Try the Rock Trail and go down 347 m over just 4 km. The Elephant Trail is 660 m long with no elevation difference but many mild rollers and banked turns.
For the Big and Small
Gyroboard, hoverboard, or self-balancing scooter are all names for self-balancing personal transporters. Easy control makes them popular among adults and kids alike. The rider controls it by shifting weight back or forth – to brake or accelerate. If you want to turn, just move to the desired side. The “toy” has captivated many celebrities, such as actor Jamie Foxx, singer Chris Brown or rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Text: Marek Hubač, Martin Minha
The whole article can be found in the spring issue magazine Leo Express.