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Cycle Route No. 25 - To the Oparenský valley and to Hradiště

Cycle route No. 25 is a relatively long route that leads through many interesting places in the Bohemian Central Highlands.

Start your cycling trip in Lovosice from where you follow the alternative route of the Elbe Trail 2A and ride to the ferry to Malé Žernosky. Here you will join the cycle route No. 25, which leads to the Oparenský valley. In the picturesque valley you can have a refreshment in the Černodolski mill and continue along cycle route No. 25 to the foot of Lovoš via the village of Oparno. From Oparno, the route then leads through Režný Újezd under the Boreč and Košťálov hills and past the ruins of Skalka Castle. And then to the second highest mountain of the Bohemian Central Highlands - Hradišťany. But the route does not end here either and continues on to Most and from there to the Ore Mountains. This is a long and demanding cycling route. Our trip turns off at Hradišťany and heads along cycle route No. 3119 to Třebívlice, where you can board the Plum Railway train that will take you back to Lovosice.

If 40 km is not enough for you, you can go back to Lovosice on your own thanks to cycle routes No. 3119 and 3118, which lead through Lkáň, Třebenice, Úpohlavy and Sulejovice to Lovosice. You can also make several detours along the route and visit other beautiful places. For example, we drove up to Holý vrch above the village of Sutom.

Trip length: 40 km; Climb: 870 m, Descent: 750 m

Route: Lovosice - Malé Žernoseky - Oparenské údolí - Oparno - Rezný Újezd - Sutom - Vlastislav - Hradišťany - Dřevce - Skalice - Třebívlice - to Lovosice along the Plum Track.

Basic route on mapy.cz and longer route on mapy.cz.

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Viewpoint “U Zámečku” – Lovosice

A 7.3-meter-high lookout tower including a gallery at 4 meters was built on an artificial hill, where ice was stored in the past for cooling beer in a nearby restaurant. The structure consisting of 40 twelwe-meter poles in the shape of a hyperboloid is anchored to a reinforced concrete platform.

Near the Café Zámeček and the ferry (across the river Elbe to Píšťany) there is a beautiful lookout tower. It is located on the site of the original wooden gazebo, which was built here in 1865 by a member of the Schwarzenberg family together with a inn. The viewpoint stands on an artificial hill, which consists of a buried two-storey building originally serving as a beer cellar and ice house for the needs of a cruise restaurant.

In the spring of 2019, it was built here by the company Raeder & Falge in cooperation with architect Luboš Hruška. Instead of the original gazebo above, the architect designed a wooden lookout with a steel staircase and a tarpaulin roof visible from afar. The place has a view not only of the river, but also of Porta Bohemica and Radobýl.

A tourist and historical business cards from “Wander Book” can be purchased in the café.


Vyhlídka U Zámečku



Lookout towers and viewpoints