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 -
control the wind and rain”. The Palava Hills – a Protected Landscape Area and
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
landscape around hypermarkets and mega-parking lots that represent a
change in social
Overnight in Brno.
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
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.
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
Overnight in Moravsky Kras Area.
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
St. Wenceslas Cathedral is an experience not to be missed
as is seeing the Trinity Column
in the square, which was designated
Overnight in Olomouc.
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
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
journey to Helfštyn we ride on to the spa town of Teplice
nad Becvou, where you have the
opportunity to visit the Zbrasovska
Overnight in Teplice nad Becvou.
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
just a short distance to the destination Stramberk, a small town
for its tower, part of a gothic castle ruin.
From this tower you have a beautiful view of the
You could taste the local specialities – the so-called Stramberk
also have the opportunity to visit the museum of Zdenek
Burian – a famous painter whose
paintings depict the Stone Age.
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-
cars. Hukvaldy is another delightful stop on the route, which
is famous for
its ruined castle of the same name
as being the birthplace of the composer Leos
His original home, now a protected monument, houses an exhibition.
takes you through Frydek-Mistek to Tesin, where the
Czech - Polish border separates
Cesky Tesin and Polsky Cieszyn.
Overnight in Cesky Tesin.