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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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Archaeological finds show that Lovosice was an important trade center in prehistoric times. The first written mention of Lovosice, however, comes "only" from 1143, when Prince Vladislav II. donated Lovosice to the Strahov Monastery.

In the 13th century, the village belonged to the lords of Lichtemburk, who sold them twice - in 1251 and 1272 - to the Meissen Cistercian monastery of Altzella. They belonged to the Lovosice monastery until 1415, when King Wenceslas IV. took it and made it to a fief of Vlášek from Kladno. Roughly, in the 15th century a fortress was built in Lovosice, about which very little is known. In 1510, the village was registered into the hands of the Šlejnice family, who probably had the local fortress rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau. At some point in the third quarter of the 16th century. In 1574, Lovosice was acquired by Jan of Valdštejn, whose son Adam achieved the promotion of the village to a town in 1600.

In 1756, the first battle of the Seven Years' War was fought near Lovosice, in which King Frederick II. the Great of Prussia defeated the Austrian army led by General von Brown. In 1783, the Lovosice estate was acquired by the Schwarzenbergs, who held it until 1945. In the first half of the 19th century, the town was hit by two catastrophes: in 1809 a large fire and in 1845 a large flood, but the town recovered from both.

Lovosice has been a free town since the middle of the 19th century. The industrial development of the city was supported by the railway, which in the years 1850 - 1851 connected it with Prague and Dresden. This was followed by the founding of a “cikorka” factory, a sugar factory, a brewery and most importantly the first chemical factory in 1900. The town acquired a modern character through a radical reconstruction in the second half of the 20th century, during which a number of older buildings were demolished, including the former Jewish ghetto.

Although Lovosice is traditionally seen as an industrial town, there are interesting monuments: in addition to the already mentioned castle, it is mainly the Baroque church of St. Wenceslas from 1745 and the so-called Pfannschmidt's villa from 1887. The villa has a remarkable stucco decoration in the interior. Lovosice is a popular starting point for trips to Lovoš and further to the Central Bohemian Uplands.


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