At the start of your Prague Bike Tour you should make your way to Dlouha 24, Praha 1 where you will meet your guide. On this easy-paced bike ride you will see all the highlights of Prague without having to go uphill. Plus you will learn fascinating facts and legends about the city along the way.
Highlights of the tour include the following:
Municipal House: Built in the early1900s, this has been described as the most beautiful art nouveau building in Prague. It is one of the venues for the Prague Spring International Music Festival.
Powder Gate: This Gothic Tower was put up in the 15th century on the site of one of the 11th century entrances to Prague’s Old Town. It became known as the Powder Gate in the 17th century when it was used to store gunpowder.
Theater of the Estates: One of the most beautiful historic theaters in Europe. It was constructed in the 18th century by the aristocrat Count Nostitz Rieneck to promote culture and enhance the city.
National Theater: Built by public subscription in the late 1800s because people wanted to put on plays and operas in their own Czech language instead of German – language of the ruling Austrian Empire.
The Dancing House: When you see this extraordinary 1990s building you will at once understand how it gets its name. It looks like a pair of dancers and provides a marked contrast to the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.
Panoramic views: Your route gives you splendid panoramic views over the Vltava river that runs through the city.
Small Quarter (Lesser Town): This historic district lies close to the castle and is the part of town that has been least affected by modern developments. One of its most important buildings is the Baroque St Nicholas Cathedral.
John Lennon Wall: A wall full of John Lennon-inspired graffiti and lyrics from Beatles’ songs. Before the Velvet Revolution of 1989 young Czechs expressed grievances by writing on this wall. The wall is owned by the Knights of the Maltese Cross, who allowed the graffiti to remain.
Kampa Park: A famous restaurant patronized by the rich and famous located on a small peninsula jutting out into the Vltava River.
Charles Bridge: This famous Bridge is adorned with 30 statues and statuaries. As one of Prague’s most famous landmarks, Charles Bridge is a lively place by day when it is full of craft stalls, street artists, buskers and pedestrians.
Rudolfinum: This music auditorium is one of the most important neo-renaissance buildings in the city. For many years it has been the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and it is one of the main venues for the Prague Spring Festival.
Josefov: Formerly the Jewish ghetto, this area contains Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, in use from the 15th to 18th century. During Nazi occupation, the ghetto was preserved to provide a site for Hitler’s grisly plan for a museum featuring the soon- to-be- exterminated Jewish race.
Old Town Square: In the 12th century this was Prague’s central marketplace. Through the centuries many beautiful buildings in Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected here by wealthy merchants.
Astronomical Clock: Located in Old Town Square and one of Prague’s most popular attractions. On the hour, every hour, a small trap door opens and Christ marches out ahead of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell.
The 2- hour tour ends at the starting point.