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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.



The first mention of the village of Třebívlice dates back to 1318, when Mikuláš of Třebívlice is mentioned. In the 14th century, we know several local lords and knights in connection with Třebívlice. We do not know where exactly they were; at the beginning of the 15th century, however, it is documented that there were two courtyards and two fortresses in Třebívlice - the upper and lower.

At that time, the village was divided for a long time and the owners of the individual parts probably changed quickly. The most historically important figure among them was Zikmund Řepanský of Hrádek (? - † before 1434), a radical Hussite and an important Tábor ideologue, who later moved to the extreme position of picarty; he held part of Třebívlice sometime after 1408. In 1470, the holder of the lower fortress was Evan of Údrče, whose heirs bought the upper fortress in 1560. In 1586, the sons of Vojtěch of Údrče divided the inheritance and since then Třebívlice has been divided into Horní and Dolní. The era of the Klebelsbergs, who rebuilt the lower fortress into a chateau in the 1880s, is remarkable in the history of Třebívlice. To the Klebersber family also belongs (the stepdaughter of František Klebelsberg) the well-known Ulrik von Levetzow (1804 - 1895), the last great love of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Ulrika is buried in the local cemetery.

Třebívlický chateau is a simple classicist building built on the site of an older chateau demolished in 1837; today it houses a school and a pavilion with a museum of Ulrika von Levetzow in the park. Other important monuments are the church of St. Wenceslas rebuilt at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, a baroque chapel from 1731 and a baroque rectory from 1787. Now, a wine-growing tradition is being purposefully built in the village.