Arrival at Domazlice and sightseeing around the town with its
valuable protected monument
reserve. The most visited monument
is Chodsky castle and gothic Dean’s Church of the
Nativity of the
Virgin from the 13th century with a 56 m high tower that leans
190 cm from
the vertical axis.
Overnight in Domazlice.
Domazlice - Nyrsko (35 km / 22 miles)
The first day cycling will take you to town of Nyrsko. Here
is it possible to include a longer
variant of the tour with
town of Furth im Wald (57 km / 35 miles), where
there is a
famous, annual, festival, ‘Slaying
the Dragon’. The representation of a traditional
local legend consists of a Dragon show and a parade of 1400
people in tra-
ditional costume with 200 horses.
Overnight in Nyrsko.
Nyrsko – Srni (55 km / 34 miles)
Passing though the largest recreational area of Zelezne Rudy
in central Sumava you can
view the baroque church of the Virgin
Mary with its special bulbous roof. You will finish
the village of Srni with its typical Sumava architecture
and superb view of the Vydra river
valley, made famous in the
work of the Czech writer Klostermann.
Overnight in Srni.
Srni – Lenora (42 km / 26 miles)
Today’s route is the most demanding in terms of hills. From
the village of Srni the route
leads uphill (16 km) to the village
of Kvilda - highest point on the Sumava Mountain Trail
m). Kvilda is the highest village above sea level in Bohemia.
The reward for this long
climb is a 25 km downhill stretch
to all the way to Lenora in the Vltava river valley.
Overnight in Lenora.
Lenora – Horni Plana (41 km / 26 miles)
Along the Vltava River you will reach the Lipno reservoir.
This 40 km long reservoir
result of building a dam
on the Vltava and flooding the valley alongside.
By the village Nova
Pec you will follow the left side of
the reservoir to Horni Plana. The
profile of the route has
difficult ascent to Cesky Zleb, after this the ascent is
to Horni Plana.
Overnight in Horni
Horni Plana – Vyssi Brod (48 km / 30 miles)
Today you with go through easy terrain (only one large ascent
after Frymburk) to Vyssi
Brod. Here is one of the oldest monasteries
in the Czech Republic, built in the second half
of the 13th
century. This monastery area is well preserved and is perched
on a rocky
outcrop on the western side of the Vltava.
In history it was protected by a defense wall
towers, of which only the north and east parts survive today.
there are other important monuments including
the monastery church - Assumption of the
Virgin Mary, built
in 1259 and also the Post Museum, which details the history
of the postal
system from the 16th century until today.
Overnight in Vyssi Brod.
Vyssi Brod – Rozmberk – Cesky Krumlov
(36 km / 23 miles)
The last day cycling leads through Rozmberk with its majestic
castle and directly above
the Vltava river valley, leading
to the jewel of South Bohemia, the town of Cesky Krumlov
UNESCO Heritage Site). Cesky Krumlov is situated on the banks
of the meandering upper
course of the Vltava River. The old
town preserves, virtually intact and still vital, an unpa-
ensemble of gothic, renaissance, and baroque structures. Among
are the second largest castle complex in the
Czech Republic and the oldest working baro-
que theatre in Europe.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Sightseeing around Cesky Krumlov is an experience indeed and
as well as its assortment of
valuable architecture, Cesky Krumlov
hosts many festivals and cultural events throughout
(Five-petaled Rose Festival or the International Piano festival).
Besides these we
will be happy to recommend many others.
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