To the saddles

To the Saddles – guided rides through the history, culture and nature of Ostrava.

The second year of guided rides To the Saddles will take place from May to October 2021. Cultural and Sports Association Elegant has prepared ten beautiful routes with various themes such as From Park to Park, From Theatre to Theatre, From Cathedral to Wooden Church, From Cafe to Wine Bar and many others. On the route, the participants will be accompanied by a guide, who will supplement the ride with an engaging commentary at several stops. Everyone will receive a brochure with valuable information supplemented by historical photographs, the content of which is being prepared by the Ostrava Museum. Rides are free of charge.

In case of bad weather or an unfavourable pandemic situation, interactive maps of rides with audio recordings of individual stops will be available, supplemented by historical photographs. The participants will be able to ride the routes themselves, listen to a commentary and discover the history, nature and beautiful stories of Ostrava.

The project was established in 2020. The Cultural and Sports Association Elegant, in cooperation with the Ostrava Museum, wanted to offer the Ostrava residents a holiday leisure activity aimed at the general public and children in the first year of the Covid 19 pandemic. The aim of the project is to support an active lifestyle, city bikes and public interest in the history, culture and natural beauty of Ostrava. At the same time, emphasis is placed on education in the field of safety, acquaintance of the public with cycle paths and the possibilities of bicycle transport in Ostrava.

The project is realised with the financial support of the Statutory City of Ostrava.

The Ostrava Expat Centre is also involved in some of the rides, which will make the rides available to foreigners in English:

25th July 2021 Since Prehistory on Landek

Route: Ostrava centre – Landek

History of Ostrava heaps, architecture and technical curiosities of shafts, riparian forest and natural attractions, prehistoric settlements, mammoth hunters, Slavic fortified settlement, medieval guard castle.

Masaryk Square, Ostrava Museum
Komenského sady (Park) – in front of Muglinov bridge
Gravel deposits of the Ostravice river and their importance
Cumulus heap of the Hubert Mine (Stachanov)
Hrušov chemical plant and ceramics factory
Ferdinand’s Northern Railway
Confluence of Ostravice and Odra
Outcrops of coal seams to the surface
Small heap by the cycle path
Odra flow arm
The rest of degraded riparian forest
Anselm Mine
Landek Park

Accompanying program:
Landek Museum – new circuit Heroes from the Mine – symbolic entrance fee for participants of the ride CZK 50.
If the participants are interested in other sightseeing tours in Dolní Vítkovice and Landek Park, the entrance fee for all participants of the ride will be reduced by 20%.


12th September 2021 From Theatre to Theatre

Route: Ostrava Vítkovice – Mariánské Hory – Ostrava Centre

The first theatre performances in Ostrava, the German House, the Czech House, the Hotel Zuber, the National House, guest halls, the history of Ostrava’s theatres, ensembles, architecture of buildings, awards, stories of bohemians, geniuses, patriots and important cultural figures.

Mír Theatre
House of Culture of Ostrava
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Petr Bezruč Theatre
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Puppet Theatre
Myron Theatre
Theatre 12
Theatre studio G
Chamber stage Aréna

Accompanying program:
A tour of the Mír Theatre – being prepared
A tour of the Aréna Theatre
Other entrances to theatres and surprises are also under discussion.


17th October 2021 Ostrava Castles

Route: Ostrava Jih – Vítkovice – Ostrava Centrum

Jubilejní colony, architecture of buildings, Little England, chateau, history of Vítkovice and the Lower area of Vítkovice, technical curiosities, important personalities, stories, Střed railway station.

Jubilejní colony
Cooperative – 100 years
Malý Londýn (Little London)
Vítkovice Chateau
The lower area of Vítkovice
Ostrava Střed railway station

Accompanying program:
Admission to the exhibition The Phenomenon of Cycling in the Little World of Technology U6 – free of charge.
Entrance to the Little World of Technology U6 – for participants of the ride for a symbolic fee of CZK 50.
If the participants are interested in other sightseeing tours in Dolní Vítkovice and Landek Park, the entrance fee for all participants of the ride will be reduced by 20%.


Nadcházející akce

  1. Do sedel – komentované vyjížďky za historií, kulturou a přírodou Ostravy

    23. května, 14:00 - 28. října, 17:00
  2. Swingové léto

    19. června, 17:00 - 25. září, 22:00
  3. Fenomén cyklistka – U6

    1. července, 10:00 - 31. prosince, 18:00
  4. Swing City Ostrava 2021

    23. července, 15:00 - 25. července, 23:30
  5. Swingování ve Farské zahradě

    23. července, 15:00 - 20:00
  6. Swingování u řeky

    24. července, 15:00 - 18:00
  7. Swingový ples

    24. července, 20:00 - 25. července, 2:00
  8. Do sedel 2021: Od pravěku na Landeku (5)

    25. července, 14:00 - 17:00
  9. Swing piknik u rybníků

    25. července, 15:00 - 20:00
  10. Fenomén cyklistika v Hradci nad Moravicí

    1. srpna, 9:00 - 30. září, 17:00