The cycle path leads to the north of Vodňany and it runs in the fl at country to the village of Ražice which belongs to the Free Association of villages called the Golden hill. It goes through the villages and settlements of: Krašlovice, Kloub, Božovice, Humňany (behind it there is possible to turn to Štětice, it is a good choice especially for lovers of horse riding) and Ražice. You can go on to Kestřany where there are 2 village strongholds and annually the competition in panning for gold takes place there on the river Otava, to Putim – one of the destinations of a good soldier Švejk, to Sudoměř where nearby there is the memorial of Jan Žižka at the pond Škaredý, to Štěkeň where there is possible to watch the memorial hall of a writer Karel Klostermann in the local castle – convent.
Interesting places: Krašlovice – mills, a pub; Kloub – the village preservation area; Božovice – the ruins of a stronghold; Zlatá hora – 461 m above sea level, the geographical centre of the microregion of the Golden hill; Ražice – the South Bohemian village of the year 2007, a pub; Th e pond Řežabinec – a bird reserve with an observation tower; Ražický pond – the nature noteworthy place
The cycle path links the town of Vodňany with other close towns. The pleasant way to Protivín goes along the river Blanice past the Loucký mill and through Milenovice. In the direction of Bavorov you must get over the Svobodné mountains and it passes through the villages of Stožice, Křepice, Libějovické Svobodné Hory and Bavorovské Svobodné Hory. Crossing the river Blanice you reach your destination and you can go on along the way No 1112 to the forester´s district of Mlaka with huge ruins of the castle Helfenburk. From the local lookout tower there is a beautiful view of the surrounding country. Initially chosen way continues to the communities of Hájek, Dub, Vlachovo Březí, Lštění, Štítkov, Svatá Máří, as far as to the town of Vimperk (38 km).
Interesting places: Protivín – the Chapel of St. Anne, the school decorations by Mikoláš Aleš, a castle, the museum exposition of the exotic nature, the crocodile ZOO, a bike repair service; Milenovice – the listed feudal court; the Loucký mill – the pub U Korittů; Stožice – the parental home of a writer Josef Holeček, a natural swimming pool, a pub; Křepice – in 1927 the rare strike of gold was made in the nearby wood, it is exhibited in the Vodňany gallery; the Svobodná mountain – 640 m above sea level, particular villages came into being there at the end of the 18th century; Bavorov – the historical town, the Gothic church, a snack bar, a sweet shop, a swimming pool, the nature noteworthy place
called the Bavorov Hillside; Dub – a castle, the Jewish cemetery; Helfenburk – a shooting place of the fi lm fairy-tale “Princess from the mill” (1993) by Zdeněk Troška
This route passes the largest Vodňany pond called Dřemliny and the village of Strpí and it goes through the villages of Radomilice, Dubenec,
Dívčice (turning to the way No 1083/4 brings you to the memorial of a farmer Kubata), Mydlovary (it is recommended to refresh at the pond Mydlák or at the swimming pool in Olešník) and Zahájí. The goal of this trip is the castle in Hluboká nad Vltavou. From there you can individually choose the cycle paths to all directions of the Blata region including the regional capital České Budějovice.
Interesting places: the Dřemliny pond – built in 1528; Strpí – in the local part called Klůs there lived “the fi rst Czech aviator” Vít Fučík (1719 –1804), nicknamed Kudlička; Radomilice – the village architecture; Mydlovary – a pub; Hluboká nad Vltavou – a castle, a museum, ZOO, a swimming pool, refreshment
The cycleway shows the visitors round the most favourite tourist places in the Vodňany region in the past but also in the present time. It is worthy of mention that more than 100 years ago a writer Julius Zeyer walked along these places with his friends. And they have remained popular up to these days. The great importance of landscaping of the nature in the baroque times lead to the establishment of the Nature conservation area of the Libějovice-Lomec regions. The chosen way passes through the village of Chelčice. There you can opt for 2 possible variations how to get to the castle in Libějovice. The 1st option is to take the marked path past Záhorčí, the 2nd one leads you to the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in the place called Na Lázni and from there along the lovely tree-lined avenue. The way runs in the former castle park and takes you to the church of pilgrimage on the Lomec hill. Cycleway goes on to the castle Kratochvíle and to the village of Lhenice. There you can join the nature trail called the Historical country of the Netolice region and get to its centre – the town of Netolice (16 km).
Interesting places: Vodňany – the baroque house “U čápů” where there lived a writer Julius Zeyer, the memorial halls of Julius Zeyer and František Herites in the Town Gallery; Chelčice – the Church of St. Martin, the memorial hall of a religious thinker Petr Chelčický, a pub; Záhorčí – its former owner is identifi ed with Petr Chelčický; Libějovice – a stronghold, an “old castle”, a baroque “new” castle, a pub; Libějovice park – a nature reserve; Lomec (commonly Lomeček) the baroque church with the altar which is a free copy of Bernini canopy of the pontifi cal altar in St. Peter´s Cathedral in Rome
Two-way route was determined with the aim to show the area of the Vodňany region with its all natural and historical varieties with the emphasis on fi shing and fi sh farming tradition. Going south (less demanding) through Újezd and Hvožďany you get to the place called Na Lázni nearby Chelčice, from there the way continues to the village of Libějovické Svobodné Hory. Then, going north, you ride to Křepice and from the crossroads in Vodňanské Svobodné Hory to the village of Pražák. Th e fi nal lap of the journey runs among ponds and mills back to the town of Vodňany.
Interesting places: Na Lázni at Chelčice – the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, refreshment; Libějovické Svobodné Hory – the Schwarzenberg yard, the statue of St. George on the high column on the hill Holička; Vodňanské Svobodné Hory – the little Chapel of St. Leonard, refreshment; Pražák – the little Chapel of St. Trinity decorated on the draft of Mikoláš Aleš, the Jewish cemetery, a caravan campsite – protected tree – “the oak of Herites”, refreshment, swimming
The path is located west of Protivín and it is accompanied by 18 stops about the history of visited places and about their natural objects of interest. It goes through the village of Myšenec, down the river Blanice, past the stronghold Klokočín, to the villages of Skály and Budičovice. Further it goes along interesting remains of the stronghold Božovice at the Tvrzský pond
and it passes through the lovely country of the Protivín area. The pleasant break could be in the restaurant in Chvaletice and from there the way leads to Milenovice and back to Protivín.
Interesting places: Protivín – the Chapel of St. Anne, the school decorations on the draft of Mikoláš Aleš, a castle, the museum exposition of the exotic nature, a bike repair service, an information office; Myšenec – the remains of the Přemyslide castle, the geological nature noteworthy place “Myšenec suns”; Th e river Blanice – 95 km long, the tributary of the Otava river; Klokočín – a shooting place of the film “Markéta Lazarova” by František Vláčil (1967), the path to Maletice; Chvaletice – the restaurant “U roubené studny”; Milenovice – the listed feudal court
The way starts in Stožice, leads along the local road to the crossroads and turns right to the village of Křepice (or left to Chelčice). In
Křepice on the crossroads the way turns left to the hill called the Svobodná mountain (640 m above sea level with a view of the Šumava
mountains, the area of České Budějovice, the Písek mountains, the Vodňany mountains) and to the village of Vodňanské Svobodné
Hory. You can relax at the Chapel of St. Leonard or refresh yourselves at the farmstead U Šťástků. Th e fi nal part of the way leads to
Pražák (red tourist mark) and on the edge of the wood turns right back to the village of Stožice. Th e fi nal part needs heightened cautiousness
because of the terrain.
Interesting places: Stožice – the parental home of a writer Josef Holeček (1853 – 1929), a natural swimming pool, a pub; Křepice – the rare strike of gold in 1927 comes from the nearby wood, it is exhibited in the Vodňany gallery; Vodňanské Svobodné Hory – refreshment, an accommodation, horse riding
Suburban tourist way introduces the places in Vodňany which are directly related with fishing trade. On the outskirts it leads to the hatchery of the Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, past the pond Velká Podvinice, past the Secondary Fisheries School and past above mentioned the Research institute. The circle continues past the ponds Velká Outrata and Malá Outrata, to the pond Malá Podvinice and back to the beginning of the way. Th e end of the fi shing walk can belong to the visit of museums, to tasting of some fish specialities, f.e. Carp made in the special Vodňany way (U Zástavů restaurant) or Carp made after the recipe of Mr. Štěpnička (Hotel Prajer).
Interesting places: The Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (1953); The Secondary Fisheries School (1920) – the monument of a Vodňany native Theodor Mokrý, a forest and fishing expert (2000); protected tree – the lime – 265 years old; the complex of Vodňany ponds (2nd half of the 15th and 16th centuries); the “Fishing” museum in the former synagogue; the Mostecký mill – a miller´s museum; Th e mill Řepiš – a miller´s memorial
The path starts in the part of Vodňany called Rechle and it leads north-west up the Blanice brook (mill- race) and up the Blanice river to the village of Křtětice. On the path there are set 7 info points and a rest alcove. The visitors are informed about historical and natural objects of interest and about fi shing and miller´s tradition in the Vodňany region. Th e path joins the tourist way “Around Vodňany” which continues
from Křtětice to Radčice with an observation stop on the Radčice hill. Then the way leads up to the Loucký mill where meets the cycleway No 1075 with the possibility to come back to Vodňany. The refreshment in the pub U Korittů can be considered a pleasant stop on the way.
Interesting places: Th e Blanice river – fishing; The School Experimental fi sh culture facility of the Secondary Fisheries School and the Experimental fi sh culture facility of the Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice; Křtětice – the village conservation area of folk architecture, a children´s playground, a pub; Radčice – the complex of folk buildings, a pub; the Loucký mill – the water power plant, a pub