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Bicycle Ride

Through Geoparc Vysočina to Javořice

Bicycle Ride · Mrákotín
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  • Javořice mountain (aerial view)
    / Javořice mountain (aerial view)
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Mícha's rock
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Velký pařezitý pond
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
  • / Castle ruins Štamberk
    Photo: Eva Nejezchlebová, Vysočina
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Distance 30.4 km
2:30 h
418 m
428 m
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Dung Duong
Update: July 29, 2020
Highest point
774 m
Lowest point
499 m

Start

Mrákotín (551 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.189409, 15.376045
DMS
49°11'21.9"N 15°22'33.8"E
UTM
33U 527400 5448579
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Destination

Mrákotín

Turn-by-turn directions

Through Geoparc Vysočina to Javořice

The starting point is the village of Mrákotín in the south-western part of the Vysočina region, a town connected with the extraction of granite. What is worth visiting is the museum of stonework and the centre of Geoparc Vysočina. It is one of eight national geoparcs in the Czech Republic. It covers an area of 204.86 km², which extends northwest of Telč, in the area of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands with its highest peak, Javořicí (837 m a.s.l.) From Mrákotín follow cycle track 5021 along the dam of the pond and with a slight ascent continue to Olší and then descend to Mysletice. Past Mysletice cycle track 5021 continues straight on, but you will turn left onto cycle track 5124, along which you will reach the lowest point of that day’s trip, to Horní Myslová. Along the same cycle track ascend slightly through Krahulčí, Hostětice, Částkoviceto Lhotka. After the village it is possible to turn and follow the blue tourist signs to the Štamberk castle ruins. A palace wall torso is preserved from the castle. The ruins are linked to legends of the Templars, their treasures hidden in the rocks and secret corridors, which allegedly led to Telč or to Roštejn castle. In the surroundings of the ruins a nature reserve was established, with original beeches and a boulder slope changing into a rock sea. There starts the ascent to the highest point of the Vysočina region, Javořice. Less than a kilometre before the peak you will arrive at an intersection with the cycle track Greenway ŘV. On the left you will reach the peak of Javořice, on the right the track leads to Velký Pařezitý pond. It is definitely worth seeing Mícha’s rock, a granite structure from which you can see the peaks of Javořická vrchovina. At the crossroads at Velký Pařezitý pond, cycle down cycle track 5126 to Řásná. From there turn right onto cycle track 5021, which will take you back to the starting point.

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Public transport

Access from EV13:

by car:

• II/406 Slavonice – Dačice – Telč, I/23 Telč – Mrákotín

• I/38 Znojmo – Moravské Budějovice – Želetava – Kasárna, I/23 Kasárna – Stará Říše – Telč – Mrákotín

 by train:

• line 227 Slavonice – Telč

Coordinates

DD
49.189409, 15.376045
DMS
49°11'21.9"N 15°22'33.8"E
UTM
33U 527400 5448579
w3w 
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Distance
30.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
418 m
Descent
428 m

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