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Bicycle Ride

From Hrotovice through the Rokytná valley

Bicycle Ride · Hrotovice
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  • Courtyard of Hrotovice castle
    / Courtyard of Hrotovice castle
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Natural park Rokytná
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Rokytná river
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Extinct village Mstěnice
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Castle in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
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Distance 26.7 km
2:32 h
175 m
169 m
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Update: July 29, 2020
Highest point
454 m
Lowest point
372 m

Start

Hrotovice (423 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.107917, 16.056662
DMS
49°06'28.5"N 16°03'24.0"E
UTM
33U 577119 5439990
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Destination

Jaaroměřice nad Rokytnou

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hrotovice through the Rokytná valley

From the square in Hrotovice you head towards Rouchovany along the green tourist signs, past the castle, which serves as the town office. Afterless than five kilometres the signs will lead you to the crossroads in the direction to the devastated village of Mstěnice. The village was destroyed by the armies of Matthias Corvinus. A site survey revealed 17 farms in the locality. The excavation area is freely accessible to the public – individual objects have been fitted with information board swith reconstructions of the original appearance of the settlement, and you can also see a virtual 3D archeoparc. At the crossroads, you continue to the right to Biskupice, where you can first expect a walk up followed by a downhill ride to the Rokytná valley. There is a track with yellow tourist signs that you will accompany until the end of your trip. In Biskupice you cross the Rokytná river and turn left past the bridge. In the valley of the Rokytná river you will arrive at Pulkovský mlýn and the Pulkov fortification. The valley of the meandering Rokytná river is unique for its preserved landscape. It is formed by turns of the river, old shore bushes and numerous rocks. One of them is called Justýnka. A girl of the same name, accordingto legend, was killed in the Thirty Years’ War at that place. The disaster supposedly occurred at the time when the area was besieged by Swedish troops in 1645. The Swedish troops went to plunder the surroundings. One of them discovered Justýnka. She escaped from him and while being chased she tragically fell from the rock. Through the village of Příštpo you continue along the track with yellow tourist signs or on road II/361 to Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, where your trip ends.

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Public transport

Access from EV13:

by car:

• II/411 Uherčice – Moravské Budějovice, II/152 Moravské Budějovice – Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou – Hrotovice

by train:

• line 248 Retz – Znojmo, line 241 Znojmo – Moravské Budějovice – Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou

Coordinates

DD
49.107917, 16.056662
DMS
49°06'28.5"N 16°03'24.0"E
UTM
33U 577119 5439990
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
26.7 km
Duration
2:32 h
Ascent
175 m
Descent
169 m

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