Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Stage 6 route plan

It’s a long stage, this one, but it’s the flattest one of them all - especially once I’ve completed the first day’s ride between Horní Dvořiště and Nové Hrady. With a bit of luck I’ll have the prevailing wind aiding my progress as well. I’ve cycled through this region before, on my way to Vienna on the Prague-Vienna Greenways route. This time, though, I’ll be criss-crossing the border with Austria to vary things up a bit. Points of interest along the way include the northernmost point of Austria, the tripoint where the historical borders of Bohemia, Moravia and Austria meet, two national parks (Podyjí in southern Moravia and Thayatal in Austria) and several historical towns (Slavonice, Hardegg, Znojmo and Mikulov). And just before I end the stage in Břeclav there are two real treats in store in the form of the Pálava Landscape Protected Area (a UNESCO biosphere reserve) and the immediately adjacent Lednice-Valtice Area (a UNESCO world heritage site). I just hope I’ll find time to sample some of the region’s best-known products - its excellent wines.

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Date: Summer 2011
Starting in: Horní Dvořiště
Ending in: Břeclav
Distance: 380 km approx.
No. of days: 5 (4 nights)
Overnight stops in: Nové Hrady (@ 60 km), Slavonice (@ 155 km), Znojmo (@ 250 km), Mikulov (@ 335 km)
Bike type: MTB

Stage 6 elevation profile

4 comments:

Nel said...

The website is very good!
Congratulations!
http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

Circuit Rider CZ said...

Thank you :-)

CZECH POINT 101 said...

Very great idea and goal! I've ridden quite a bit around Brno and one time from Cesky Krumlov to Brno but you are much more audacious. It's inspiring me. Nathan

Circuit Rider CZ said...

Thanks, Nathan, I appreciate your encouragement. If you have any tips about places to visit, trails to follow or places to stay at, I'd be glad to hear them.

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