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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.



Hradišťany is the second highest mountain in the Bohemian Central Highlands with its altitude of 752 metres.

It is located near the village of Hrobčice in the Teplice district. A red hiking trail leads to the top and in ancient history there was a hill fort here. It dates back to the Early and Late Bronze Age. It is thus an important archaeological site from the Knovíz culture (8th to 6th century BC). A pair of ramparts and the remains of a well are still preserved here. The mounds are up to two metres high in places.

The upper part is currently protected as the Hradišťanská louka Nature Reserve. It has been declared for the protection of the plant communities of the foothill meadow, in which it is possible to find a number of rare plant species such as the highest upolina, low snake mord, white moss, amethyst fescue, golden-headed lily, narrow-leaved spurge, various-leaved pea and others. Orchids, which were the leading motive for the former designation of the nature reserve, have been absent for many years. They have disappeared mainly due to inappropriate management of the site.

Hradišťany is not a typical peak of the Bohemian Central Highlands. The peak is formed by a pebble-shaped body on a nephelinite escarpment, from which a trachyte ridge emerges towards the northwest. The flat, gently sloping summit is flanked by steep slopes with frost scarps, scree and boulder flows. The slopes are covered with mixed forests of spruce, beech and maple.




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