Bicycle Touring Long-distance Trails Long-distance trail marking The yellow and black marking of long-distance cycling trails, including the trail number and its logo, is a reliable guide on your journey through the Czech Republic along EuroVelo, the long-distance European cycling trails, and river or cultural trails. Czech Trails A national brand focusing on bicycle touring and other active forms of tourism (in-line skates, hiking, water sports). A network of long-distance cycling trails and related bicycle touring products, including certified services. Czech Trails is based on Cyclists Welcome. www.czechtrails.com Cyclists Welcome! (Cyklisté vítáni!) Any good-quality network of cycling trails must offer good-quality services. The Cyclists Welcome certification for accommodation and catering facilities, or tourist destinations, guarantees a good quality of services. The “smiling bike” logo also guarantees safe bicycle storage, equipment for bicycle repairs and cleaning, clothes washing and drying, and other useful services. www.cyklistevitani.cz With a bike in public trans Most long-distance cycling trails in the Czech Republic are well-connected to the railways. The public transportation system also connects the regions with neighbouring countries – there is direct service with bicycles from Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Hamburg, Vienna, Graz, Linz, Bratislava, Košice, Žilina and Warsaw. Bicycles can be transported as accompanied luggage on Czech Railways trains (marked with the bicycle symbol), or in the storage carriage (marked with the suitcase symbol). Bicycles can be stored in the first or last door of the train set in special compartments of express, intercity, ordinary and fast trains without marking (2 bicycles at the most). The price of the service depends on the distance travelled. You can also take your bicycle on selected international trains. In EuroCity trains, a reservation is required. More about train connections at the Czech Railways information line +420 840 112 113 or at www.cd.cz With a bike in the borderland In the borderland with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland, you can conveniently travel with a bicycle: some selected routes even offer free bicycle transportatio. Czech Railways bike rental – ČD Bike You can rent a bicycle at selected railway stations in the Czech Railways rental, or have the bicycle transported for free on selected railway routes. Other bicycle transportation options Bicycles are also transported, for a fee, by boat, ferry, or chairlift. Boats and ferries usually transport bicycles for a fee. Cycling buses Usually, if train services are unavailable, there are cycling buses. They can be used as ecological transport on regular seasonal lines in national parks, as well as in most Bohemian and Moravian regions. Also, the offer of international bus lines by RegioJet, Eurolines or Flixbus is quite broad. You are considered a driver even when riding a bicycle. That means that the zero tolerance for alcohol in blood applies as well. When planning a trip on the bicycle, or in the middle of a trip, as a cyclist you cannot drink alcohol.