The cycle route Jihlava – Třebíč – Raabs passes through the picturesque landscape of the Vysočina from the regional center of Jihlava through the valley of the river of the same name to Třebíč, city in UNESCO, through architectural pearls of the old towns Jaroměřice, Moravské Budějovice and Jemnice to the Austrian town Raabs. The entire route runs as far as possible outside the main road, mainly on field and forest roads or calm roads. The cycle route is therefore very safe and suitable for families with children. At present, partial sections of the route, which account for approximately one third of the total length, are built as cycle paths. Most of these sections can also be used by inline skaters. It is possible to combine cycling with rail transport. The route along the Jihlava River has been adapted to the terrain in some places, but even the unique climbs will provide the cyclist with a fair reward in the form of beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
We start the cycling route to Třebíč and Raabs at Masarykovo square in Jihlava, where we do not forget to visit at least the most attractive historical places of the city - the Gate of the Mother of God with an exposition of Jihlava fortifications and Jihlava catacombs. View from the st. Jacob has to be regretted for repairs in the next 2 years. So we step on the pedals and go along Brněnská street to Březinovy sady near ZOO, where our trail no. 26 starts. We get on the trails around Jihlávka and get out of the town by the Helenínská road along the Jihlava River and then on the cycle path around Holův mlýn towards Malý Beranov. We will bike along the rivers, she will be our guide to Třebíč. During this way we will cycle through the cycling and asphalt roads to the center of Luk nad Jihlavou. We can take a break and visit a small local museum. And we continue in the same rhythm through Bítovčice to Přímělkov, where we leave the river for a while and replace the narrow valley with a hike up the hills. We have a good reason for this - the extensive ruin of Rokštejn Castle in the valley of the Brtnice River. It's worth to visit - the remains of the castle or the romantic nature of the valley. After Rokštejn we will again overcome another climb to Panská Lhota before returning in Dolní Smrčné to the comfort of a cycle route around the river. Bransouze, the next one on the river flow, can expact more visitors in the future, when the mill building and the crafts school at the castle will be opened. Here we will run the route No. 26 up to Červená Lhota and we will follow the cycle route No. 162 in the valley, where we can get to Přibyslavice faster with the road through Číchov. The local temples are a popular pilgrimage site and the spiritual center of the Třebíč region. Again we will shift to sections of the road and new cycle paths that will lead us through Petrovice, Padrtův mlýn and Sokolí to Třebíč itself. The center is separated in the direction of our arrival by a pair of busy roads, so for that our route turns off from the city as far as possible. To visit the castle hill with the Basilica of St. Prokop, the Jewish Castle and the center of Třebíč, we have to choose our own route from the Podklášterní Bridge, where will lead us cycle route by river. In the historical center of Třebíč we will say goodbye to the valley of the Jihlava River and continue to the warmer south part of the Vysočina. After a little breakpoint overcoming the busy road below Borovina we get to the valley of the stream, which leads us through cycling paths to the fields south of the city. We continue still on a safe non-motorized route to Slavice, where we turn right up the asphalt road at the end of village up to Pekelný hill with a lookout tower. We wave for the last time to Třebíč and head for the forest and field paths to the south. From Masník we slip through the old volcanic hills of Mikulovice Mountain and Sádka to Kojetice. As in the Middle Ages, grapes grow on the saddle slopes on the northernmost vineyards of the Znojmo region, and this tells us how quickly we replaced the climate of the Vysočina for the warmth of the Podyjí. The landscape is therefore transformed into agricultural and the age of the monuments in the villages we pass by grows into the depths of both Slavic and Celtic settlements. The Romanesque church in Horní Újezd or the rotunda in Šebkovice could tell us about it. The Questenberg castle in Jaroměřice, which we reached by road through the Rokytná valley, already has the atmosphere of a southern resort, a palace of beauty, art and music. In Jaroměřice also ends the life pilgrimage of the poet of Vysočina, Otokar Březina, he is remembered here by the museum. Fascinated by the castle and its parks will lead us to cycle route to Blatnice. And then along field roads and asphalt roads we will go through Lažínky to reach Moravské Budějovice. The unique museum of old and extinct crafts of the region at the chateau will return us to the common people of the region and the antiquity of places reminds us that on the next journey we will meet rather traces of older history. The road returns us in the west direction up again to the rugged landscape of the Vysočina. The fields alternate with forests, asphalt roads and ascents up to 500 m altitude. At Budkov we overcome the highest peak on the route and the relief again breaks into another valley - Želetavka. From Lomy we enter the forests into old Jemnice. The medieval mining town is dominated by the top of the church st. Stanislav, while the rotunda in today's Podolí resembles the oldest royal Romanesque court. The city is surrounded by walls and a feeling of very slow passage of time in this part of the world. We are very close to the southern Moravian border. Through the valley of Želetavka through Radotice and Bačkovice we look into the South Bohemian region in the old settlement Dešná. Here we meet the cycling arteries of the border area - the Iron Curtain Trail EuroVelo 13 or Greenways Prague – Vienna. About the Iron Curtain draws attention a small museum in the last village in front of the border with Austria, in Hluboká. After the state border we continue on the road to Großau. There we join the Thayarunde cycle route and through Modsiedl we reach the flow of the Moravian and Austrian Thaya. Under the high rocks and Raabs Castle, our route ends.