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Castle RozmberItinerary

8-day itinerary for Cycling Trail
Domazlice - Cesky Krumlov

Length: 257 km / 160 miles

Day 1)

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.

Day 2)
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 a trip to Bavarian town of Furth im Wald (57 km / 35 miles), where
there is a famous, annual, festival, ‘Slaying the Dragon’. The representation of a traditional
1000-year-old local legend consists of a Dragon show and a parade of 1400 people in tra-
ditional costume with 200 horses.
Overnight in Nyrsko.

Day 3)
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 in
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.

Day 4)
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
(1147 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.

Day 5)
Lenora – Horni Plana (41 km / 26 miles)

Along the Vltava River you will reach the Lipno reservoir. This 40 km long reservoir was the
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
a more difficult ascent to Cesky Zleb, after this the ascent is easier to Horni Plana.
Overnight in Horni Plana.

Day 6)
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
with cylindrical towers, of which only the north and east parts survive today. In addition,
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.

Day 7)
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
(a 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-
ralleled ensemble of gothic, renaissance, and baroque structures. Among the attractions
are the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic and the oldest working baro-
que theatre in Europe.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 8)
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
the year (Five-petaled Rose Festival or the International Piano festival). Besides these we
will be happy to recommend many others.

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