President wasn’t tempted
This year, the bobsleigh track entered its 10th season. Since its beginning, it has been visited by over 1 700 000 people and the total distance covered on the bobsleigh has been 1 200 000 km. A number of celebrities have tried out the track, for instance Miss World Taťána Kuchařová, Dara Rolinc and superstar finalists. However President Václav Klaus was not tempted, but his advisers set out on the track while their boss was admiring the view from the restaurant. Also the popular film Román pro ženy (A Women’s Novel) was filmed on the track. Anyone can come and attempt riding a bobsleigh.
The bobsleigh track is one of the few places in Prague where the maximum speed of 50km/h does not apply. Daredevils can speed down at up to 62 km/h. “Thanks to an automatic break, you do not need to worry that the bobsleigh would get out of control. Even children from the age of eight are allowed to ride the bobsleigh. The younger ones can take a ride with their parents,” said Michal Sadil, the COO of the track. “We organize a number of events for families with children. We have just had an Easter event and a witch-burning event. For June, we are holding e.g. a final bell event,” added Mr. Sadil.
During holidays, racers gather here for the world bobsleigh championship. Beside the bobsleigh track, you can also try out the rope park, intended for both adults and children from the age of three. Last year, low obstacles were built for little climbers. Younger children can enjoy themselves at the playground, where they have a climbing wall, slides and climbing frames. Visitors can also re-energise themselves in the local restaurant with a garden and a terrace and enjoy the view of Prague skyline, the nearby wood and Machálka vineyard. There is a children’s corner on the terrace. The bobsleigh track is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., meaning that you can even experience an adrenaline evening ride in artificial light. The rope park only opens at weekends and holidays from April to September.