Blogs from Vranov, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic, Europe


Europe » Czech Republic » South Moravian Region » Vranov September 25th 2014

Early Sunday morning we found our way a couple miles through the streets of Pest to the Kaleti Station to catch an express train back to Bratislava. The streets were busier than we had expected for 6 AM Sunday, and we soon realized that the activity was Saturday night revelers finishing their evening out on the town. Again we found comfortable places for us and our bikes on a modern Czech rail car, and we debarked at the Old Town Bratislava in 2 1/2 hours, a trip that we had recently completed in reverse in five days of cycling. The plan now was to begin the second part of the trip by cycling up the Morava (Slovak and Czech) or March (German) River for two days to Mikulov, Czech Republic, where we join the Vienna-Prague Greenway ... read more
Families play in front of former border bunker
Numerous named and  numbered bike routes here
Wine cellar where we stayed in Jarislavice

Friday 23rd May 2014 Woke up to a fine day, no wind, and left Slavonice just after 0830. The first section was a bit of a slope, for about 3kms before flattening out, then going downhill. This pattern seemed to repeat itself all morning although Judy was finding it a little difficult. She used the electric motor a little more than Rags to compensate, he saved his battery in case hers ran out. An early morning tea at Rancirov, about 10kms out, was had, as we were both a little hungry. The roads we travelled on were narrow but mainly good, with very little traffic. We were travelling mainly through fields of barley and canola, with the occasional patch of forrest. We kept our eyes open for deer as there were warning signs for motorists, unfortunately ... read more
Vranov nad Dyji
The Chateau

Tuesday 20th May 2014 Judy didn't sleep well last night, as she is little bit worried about getting back on the bike since her fall. The hand is still swollen but is going down. Because of that she was downstairs working in the dining room of the penzion just after 0500. Rags dozed for a while but he too got up early and started preparing for the day's ride. Kevin had written and suggested that we stop at Tucapy, about 25kms away, as they had some penzions either side of it. This way Judy wouldn't be under any pressure to ride a long distance and it would renew her confidence. After another yummy breakfast (love that muesli slice) we were off. The day was perfect, sun shining and no wind. Just outside of the town boundaries ... read more
Castle at Cervena Lhota
Open spaces

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