Marked cycle routes in and around Vítkov
The picturesque countryside surrounding Vítkov offers a wide range of opportunities for cycle tourism. You can set off for a ride along the Moravice River, which flows along the most beautiful river valley in the Vítkov region – now in fact the Moravice Nature Park, or head towards the Odra Highlands (Oderské vrchy), which are a part of the Nízký Jeseník Mountains.
The following marked cycle routes pass through the Vítkov District:
Cycle tourism route "Moravice" (no. 551)
Route: Opava – Branka u Opavy – Hradec n.M. – Žimrovice – “Annino údolí” – Podhradí - Lhotka – Nové Těchanovice – Mokřinky – Jánské Koupele – Kružberk – Kružberk Reservoir
Length of route: 43 km.
The route mainly follows very minor (“class III”) roads or hard surface forest tracks. The directional signposting along the route is also complemented by information signs, notifying cyclists about available services and interesting facts.
At the Kružberk Reservoir you can link up with the cycle tourism route “Odersko” (no. 503).
Route: Krnov – Brantice – Zátor – (above Milotice n.O.) – Leskovec n.M. – Bohdanovice – Hořejší Kunčice – Kerhartice – Kružberk Reservoir dam
Length of route: 47.1 km
This leads you to the international cycle tourism route “Moravian Gate” (no. 5).
Route: Palačov – Starojická Lhota – Starý Jičín – Hůrka – Bernartice n. O. – Kunín – Bartošovice – Albrechtičky – Petřvaldík – Košatka – Jistebník – Polanka n. O.
Length of route: 47 km
We should warn you that should you choose to ride a cycle route, the journey is taken at your own risk.
Always follow the rules of highway. In areas where the natural environment is protected, follow the instructions of the area administrators and do not leave the marked route.
Bike trails – Mill Trails
The Mill Trails have been set up in the valley of the Moravice River, not far from the Kružberk Reservoir. The first section of the trail was opened in June 2013. This is quite a short skills trail and includes a pump track. The trails include optional routes around the Kružberk Reservoir and Janské lázně. Acting as a base for these trails is David’s Mill (Davidův mlýn), which offers a range of services, including a restaurant, accommodation, parking and bike hire.
You can find out more info about the Mill Trails at the website www.mlynskestezky.cz (in Czech)