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6 - day itinerary for Cycling Trail
Mikulov - Cesky Tesin

Length: 315 km / 196 miles

Day 1
Mikulov - Brno (63 km / 35 miles)

The cycle route goes through the wine-making region of South Moravia and around the
contraversial dam 'Nove Mlyny' at the base of the communism in the spirit of the saying -
“we control the wind and rain”. The Palava Hills – a Protected Landscape Area and Bio-
sphere Reserve, will serve as the main panorama during the trip. You will pass the town of
Zidlochovice with a chateau, which till the present day serves as a representative place
for famous national meetings. Before arriving in Brno the journey goes through less relaxed
landscape around hypermarkets and mega-parking lots that represent a change in social
priorities.
Overnight in Brno.

Day 2
Brno - Moravsky Kras (38 km / 24 miles)

The journey through Brno demands concentration and caution (Brno tries to look similar to
Vienna but unfortunately this is not apparent from the cycle trails). Despite this, the first
village outside of Brno is the delightful Bilovice nad Svitavou, the scene of a famous Czech
opera ‘Liska Bystrouska’ by Leos Janacek. At the end of this stage is the famous cave
system – the Moravian Karst, a popular nature destination in the Czech Republic. Today’s
short ride could finish in a journey down the underground river Punkva in one of the caves
along with a trip to the bottom of the deepest Czech abyss called Macocha (depth 187,5
m).
Overnight in Moravsky Kras Area.

Day 3
Moravsky Kras - Olomouc (69 km / 43 miles)

This part of the trip is the most demanding not only in length but also hills (550 m) due to
the Drahan Hills. Our reward will be a visit to Plumlov, a small town with a dominant but
unfinished, baroque castle on a rocky outcrop and the opportunity to bathe in the cool,
refreshing Plumlov reservoir. Through Prostejov we get to Olomouc, the second most fa-
mous town for monuments in the Czech Republic, after Prague. A trip to Premysl palace or
St. Wenceslas Cathedral is an experience not to be missed as is seeing the Trinity Column
in the square, which was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Overnight in Olomouc.

Day 4
Olomouc - Teplice nad Becvou (64 km / 40 miles)

After sightseeing around Olomouc the trail brings you along the Amber Trail to Prerov and
from there straight to Lipnik nad Becvou (jewish cemetery and synagogue). In Lipnik nad
Becvou, a short trip takes you up to the imposing Helfstyn Castle, which is unique not only
in terms of area but also in its rich cultural calendar, dominated by the annual event of the
meeting of artistic blacksmiths – Hefaiston, at the end of September. After the the uphill
journey to Helfštyn we ride on to the spa town of Teplice nad Becvou, where you have the
opportunity to visit the Zbrasovska aragonite cave.
Overnight in Teplice nad Becvou.

Day 5
Teplice nad Becvou - Stramberk (40 km / 25 miles)

From the mineral rich spas of Teplice you travel on to Stary Jicin with its ancient ruins of
the same name, on to Novy Jicin with its arcade and renaissance chateau. From here you
journey just a short distance to the destination Stramberk, a small town especially famous
for its tower, part of a gothic castle ruin. From this tower you have a beautiful view of the
surroundings. You could taste the local specialities – the so-called Stramberk ears! You
also have the opportunity to visit the museum of Zdenek Burian – a famous painter whose
paintings depict the Stone Age.

Overnight in Stramberk.

Day 6
Stramberk - Cesky Tesin/Cieszyn (45 km / 28 miles)

This day on the Czech part of this route brings you to Koprivnice, where it is possible to
visit the Technical museum of the old Czech car maker - Tatra, displaying many intere-
sting, antique cars. Hukvaldy is another delightful stop on the route, which is famous for
its ruined castle of the same name and also as being the birthplace of the composer Leos
Janacek. His original home, now a protected monument, houses an exhibition. The route
takes you through Frydek-Mistek to Tesin, where the Czech - Polish border separates
Cesky Tesin and Polsky Cieszyn.
Overnight in Cesky Tesin.

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