A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
The restaurant called Koliba in Roztoky.
Daisy and I went on a quick trip on Saturday (May 19) from Prague 6 to Roztoky, to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Koliba. I've written about it before. It's a charming chalet set amid the forest just on the outskirts of Roztoky, at the end of a street called Tiché údolí. Turn left just before the Victoria restaurant on the corner of the main street in Roztoky and go all the way to end.
Koliba is situated at the beginning, or end, of one of our favorite trails, so it's a perfect place to have a beer and some food while out cycling.
Especially on a day like Saturday -- sunny and very warm.
Koliba is known for its grilled food. I ordered grilled sardines (I don't recall ever seeing that anywhere on a menu in Prague!), and Daisy ordered grilled salmon. We also had a plate of grilled vegetables -- potatoes, peppers, and onions.
That may not sound all that spectacular, but restaurants in the Czech Republic (especially in this price range) are not exactly known for their selections of fish (unless you're talking about carp or trout), or for offering a selection of vegetables, for that matter. My sardines, for example, were 100 CZK, or about $4.75. Our entire meal came to $27.
It was delicious. We washed it all down with two half-liters each of Budvar beer.
So it wasn't so much a ride for exercise as it was a ride to get somewhere where we could sit outside and eat and where I could have a few beers and not worry about driving home (there's 0% tolerance in the Czech Republic). Koliba is the perfect place.
We cycled from Prague 6 through Stromovka park, where we saw a new fountain that's been installed. I also took a picture of a house in our neighborhood that's being swallowed by monster ivy (see below).
We then cycled along the Vltava to Sedlec, past the Riverside School, and along the highway that takes you into Roztoky. It's a beautiful stretch of road, with the river and cliffs on the far bank, but it can be a bit dangerous, since the cars are always going too fast for conditions. And there's no shoulder on one stretch, so cyclists are particularly exposed.
Length of ride: 24 kilometers
Average speed: 15.8 kph
Maximum speed: 38.9 kph
Time on bike: 1.30
Distance ridden in 2007: 665 kilometers