Have you done enough walking in the Old Town and have you seen all the shops in Nove Mesto? Then it's time to go on a Baja Bikes City Tour. Mount a sturdy city bike and discover Prague's hidden treasures. You need not be an experienced cyclist to ride along almost traffic-free streets.
You'll pedal on proper cycle tracks or along the pavement that you share with pedestrians. The only time you mix with other traffic is on the bridges when you cross the River Vltava. Your guide knows the city like the back of his hand and will stop at famous but also lesser-known sights.
John Lennon Wall — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
Pick a sturdy city bike with coaster brake or a sports bike with 7 gears and hand brakes. All have baskets for your belongings. Some have a suspension fork. This is no luxury as cobble-stone streets are ubiquitous in Prague. The bikes are well maintained; no rattling parts and good brakes.
Wenceslas Square and guide Imanuel — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
The tour starts at the City Bike Shop in Kralodvorska steet, near Republiky Square. Your first stop is the Old-New Synagogue in Josefov, the Jewish district. You continue on to Old Town Square and Prague's most famous sight: the Astronomical Clock.
You'll ride across the Vltava River to Kampa Island which offers the best view of Charles Bidge. After a short stop at the John Lennon wall, a symbol of protest again the Communist regime, you sail past the National Theater and along Narodni Street. Your last stop is the Municipal House, the best example of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague.
Tip: Ask for guide Imanuel. He knows the city like no one else, speaks English and Portuguese. He doesn't give boring facts and dates, but tells a vivid story and points out secret details.