Route from Havlíčkův Brod through Chotěboř
The rich history of Havlíčkův Brod is reminded to visitors by the medieval walls with bastions, the historical centre with a Baroque square, the folk Štáfl’s House, ornate churches and a fountain with Triton. At the local grammar school in the Augustinian monastery, J. Dobrovský, B. Smetana and K. Havlíček Borovský studied. At the top of the square you will see the tower of the Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which offers a beautiful view of the town. From the square take the green track past the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. You join cycle track 4157 and pass the church of St. Trinity, a winter stadium and Rantejch pond. Cycle track 4157 will lead you past several buildings in Občiny, then you go through a forest, go to Břevnice and through Kyjov, Ždírec and Jilemník to get to České Bělé, where you turn and follow the road towards the village of Cibotín, which you go through. You arrive at a junction and turn left towards Jitkov. Goalong track 4156 through Jitkov, Střížov, Mariaves to reach Chotěboř. There you will find a nice square and an early Baroque chateau with an arcade courtyard, the chapel of the Holy Trinity and a museum. From Chotěboř you go for about 7 km along the road using cycle track 4156 through Nový Dvůr, Klouzovy and Nejepín. From Nejepín continue on track 4156 to the Květinov – hájovna (gamekeeper’slodge) Crossroads. From there gradually descend along a forest path following the blue signs to Jilemský pond, cross the river Sázavka, ascend to the treeless Klenek hill with a transmitter and then go to the village of Jilem. Track 4153 will further lead you through Lysá, Horní Krupá, Knyk and Český Dvůr back to the centre of Havlíčkův Brod.