Brno - Vir/Rovecne (64 km / 40
The cycle trail starts in Rakovec at the Brno resevoir and
goes past Pernstejn castle to the town of Bystrice nad
Pernstejnem. Pernstejn castle is strategically placed on
a huge, rocky outcrop at the meeting point of the two rivers
Nedvedicky. Its unusual and pure beauty ranks it among
the historical gems of the Czech Republic. Although its dates from
the 13th century it is very well preserved because it
was never conquered or damaged by combat.
Overnight in Vir or Rovecne .
Vir/Rovecne – Policka (30 km / 19 miles)
Today’s route takes you through the Zdarske hills Protected
Landscape Area to the
charming town of Policka. The historical
center of the town is surrounded by a defense wall (length
1220 m). The walls are around 2,25 m thick and 8 m high
with 19 look out towers along one half of the town. The wall
is one of the best preserved defense walls in Central Europe
and worth seeing. A delightful walk along a reconstructed
part of the wall allows superb views of the nearest castle
Overnight in Policka.
Policka – Zdar nad Sazavou (35 km / 22
Leading through the hilly terrain of the Czech-Moravian Highlands,
today’s route brings you past Nove Mesto na Morave to Zdar
nad Sazavou, which is famous for its unique church of St.
John of Nepomuk. This construction of two styles – gothic
and baroque is the height of the work of architect genius
Jan Blazej Santini Aichl. A testament to its brilliance,
the church is the only solitary building in the Czech Republic
to have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It
was awarded the title in 1994.
Overnight in Zdar nad Sazavou.
Zdar nad Sazavou – Hlinsko (27 km / 17
This stage of the route is the shortest and goes through
hilly landscape to Hlinsko. In the
town of Hlinsko ther is
a unique collection of folk houses called Betlem – which
of the town and whose wood work was a living craft in the
last century. It is possible to visit the seasonal and
annual exhibitions in some of these wooden houses. In between
them is a stylish restaurant and tearoom.
Overnight in Hlinsko.
Hlinsko – Klokocov (32 km / 20 miles)
The trail leads around the out-door museum - Vesely Kopec
housing the largest collection
of folk buildings in East Bohemia,
the Zelezne Mountains Protected Landscape Area to town
of Sec. Close to the town is a water reservoir of the same
popular recreational area.
Overnight in Sec.
Klokocov – Kutna Hora (45 km / 28 miles)
From the town of Sec, todays route goes through the village of
Ronov nad Doubravou
placed in the magical landscape between
the Zelezny mountains and the river Doubrava.
The picture gallery of Antonin Chitussi, a
Czech painter and
local resident, is located in the village. Also exhibited
are 60 pictures from the National Gallery in Prague.
then continues through the town of Caslav to Kutna Hora.
Kutna Hora developed
as a result of the exploitation of nearby silver
mines. In the 14th century it became a royal
city endowed with
monuments that symbolized its prosperity. The Church of St.
a jewel of the late Gothic period and the Cathedral
of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was
restored in line with the
Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence
architecture of Central Europe.
Overnight in Kutna Hora.
Kutna Hora – Jemniste (62 km / 39 miles)
After sightseeing in Kutna Hora you continue along the cycle
route by the river Sazavy,
which takes you to the town of Cesky
Sternberk. Above the town, the dominant castle
perches on a
rocky outcrop with a wonderful view over the romantic river valley.
Overnight in Jemniste.
Jemniste – Tynec nad Sazavou - Pruhonice (53 km / 33 miles)
The last day on the cycle route takes you along the river Sazava
via Tynec nad Sazavou,
famous for its water tourism on the river, to Pruhonice with
its Renaissance chateau and enormous arboretum, a center of
botany and horticulture
in the Czech Republic. Transfer by car from Pruhonice to Prague city center.
cycling option with car transfer from Tynec nad Sazavou to
Prague (23 km / 14 miles) is available.
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