- Hans Weber
- July 5, 2022
Where Do Locals Mountain Bike in Prague?
If you have been cycling in Prague, you probably know that the city is fairly hilly. The same can be said about certain areas in suburbs and outside of the city.
These areas are often going places for Prague’s mountain bike community.
Trail Center Letnany
There is a new official single-trail in Letnany where there are four easy trails with some berms, small jumps, and wooden obstacles. The complete length of the trails is 5km.
The forests around the Točná Airport are known areas for mountain bikers. There are a lot of trails in the woods and you can find them in lots of difficulties from cross country trails to enduro trails. The airport on the hill serves as a good starting point from which you can discover the local trails, there is also a parking lot if you need one.
If you´re looking for a place to go mountain biking with a family of beginners, Kunratický Les could be an option for you. The area is located not far from the city center and is well connected via a cycling path. In the forest, there is a cycling path following the creak to Kunratice, but there are also plenty of trails in the forest.
Try cycling to the ruin of a castle on the hill, it’s a great starting point for discovering the area. There are some nice restaurants and beer gardens in the area, so you can connect the two into a nice day out.
In general, there are a lot of places you can enjoy mountain biking in Prague and its surrounding. The city is slowly starting to build official trail centers, but most of the places are just public forests and their trails and paths. For this reason, it’s important to respect other people, watch out for dogs and just be respectful in general.
If you’re planning a trip and not sure where to go, you can send me a message, or stop by our shop for a chat or coffee and I will do my best to help you.
I’m a lifelong cyclist who runs a small independent bike shop in Prague’s Žižkov. My riding abilities range from mountain biking all the way to BMX. I spent several years living in one of Europe’s cycling capitals, Copenhagen. Together with my friend I attempted to cycle from Europe to Japan and had to stop due to the pandemics.
Those two months on the bike gave me an understanding of bike-packing. If you’re new to cycling, looking for cycling partners, or need anything related to cycling, you can text me or stop by my shop Pavé Cycles for coffee or a public bike ride.