The Adria Hotel, the holder of the prestigious award – the “Flower” EU Eco-label, put electric bikes through a demanding test – hotel employees saddled up and set off to conquer the steep Petřín Hill!
Karel Doubek, the Hotel Director, explains; “Last year the Adria Hotel assumed the patronage of the “Petřínka” water spring and since the springtime arrived it was time to go together to Petřín and “unlock” our spring and prepare it for the upcoming season. Last year we walked to Petřín and carried our tools to the spring by car. This year we wanted to choose an even cleaner mode of transport and we were presented with an ideal opportunity. At that same time Prague was the venue of the Week of Electro-Mobility and therefore we decided to get first-hand experience and test one of the means of transport with alternative propulsion by going up the steep Petřín Hill. With the support of the PRE company, which is also one of the organisers of the event, we were lent 12 electric bikes of various types and so from the Vltavská underground station we set off in the direction of Petřín”.
And what does the term “electric bike”, “ebike”, or the so-called “comfortable adrenalin” actually mean? It is the newest, fastest and cheapest means of transport around the city. Admittedly, it is necessary to pedal on the ebike, but the electric drive assistance is sufficient for every slope and after the test carried out by the Adria Hotel we can say even Petřín Hill! The electric bike gives you the feeling that something is constantly pushing you forward, you ride smoothly even in steeper sections and when you reach your destination you have not even broken sweat. Not to mentioning the euphoria you feel when you are overtaking uphill a “gasping” cyclist. Karel Doubek, the Hotel Director adds; “After riding the electric bikes we had sufficient energy and strength left to “open” the “Petřínka” water spring and clear around the Petřín fountain called “At Frogs’”.
The patronage of the water spring is only one of the many activities with which the Adria Hotel attempts to contribute to its environs. The joint symbol of these activities is the “Flower” EU Eco-label, which the Adria Hotel has held for the third year running. The Adria Hotel employees make this invitation: “Why not enjoy a pleasant afternoon setting out on a walk to Petřín and visit our spring on the way”. Near the spring you can admire the unforgettable view of the whole of Prague.