Czech Republic

The Czech Republic with a population of approximately 10.5 million is a landlocked country bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. Although famous for ornate castles, beer and even hockey players, the country also posts about 39,000 kilometres of hiking trails – most of which are maintained by the Friends of Czech Greenways. Biking is also excellent ranging from flat cycling along the Elbe River through to hilly rides in the mountainous landscapes along its borders.