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Church of st. John of NepomukItinerary

8-day itinerary for Cycling Trail
Brno - Prague

Length: 355 km / 222 miles

Day 1)
Brno -Vir/Rovecne (64 km / 40 miles)

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 Svratky and 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 .

Day 2)
Vir/Rovecne– Policka (30 km / 20 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 Svojanov.
Overnight in Policka.

Day 3)
Policka – Zdar nad Sazavou (35 km / 22 miles)

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.

Day 4)
Zdar nad Sazavou – Hlinsko (27 km / 17 miles)

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 were part 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.

Day 5)
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, through the Zelezne Mountains Protected Landscape Area
to town of Sec. Close to the town is a water reservoir of the same name and is a popular
recreational area.
Overnight in Sec.

Day 6)
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. The route 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. Barbara, 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 the architecture of Central
Europe.
Overnight in Kutna Hora.

Day 7)
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.

Day 8)
Jemniste – Tynec nad Sazavou (23 km / 14 miles)

The last day on the cycle route takes you along the river Sazavy to Tynec nad Sazavou,
famous for its water tourism on the river. Steadfast cyclists can continue on to Prague
(30 km / 19 miles), or can be transported by car from Tynec nad Sazavou to Prague.


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