Few things are more lovely than cycling around Wrocław on a sunny day, as the plethora of long-legged loose-skirted citizens doing just that will attest. Full of bridges, canals and green riverfront, Wrocław didn't just draw the nickname of 'Poland's Venice' out of a hat at the tourist bureau. This is one of Poland's greenest cities with 200 kilometres of cycling paths to back it up. Having a bike is not only a great way to negate a night of hard living but also an ideal way to take in the city's natural beauty and visit further out destinations like the lovely Szczytnicki Park to the east and further south to Rackowiecki forest.
Wrocław has its own public bike system - Nextbike - which has proven a huge success, but unfortunately it isn't much help to foreigners since the website (www.nextbike.pl) is only in Polish and you need a Polish bank account to get started. Unfortunately for tourists, getting some pedals under your feet isn't as easy as it could be. Check at reception at your hotel or hostel, and try the places listed below: