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Anyone do this ride in Southern Czech Republic?

Old 06-14-24, 07:06 AM
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Anyone do this ride in Southern Czech Republic?

I am planning a ride in September in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. I had hoped to make it to Prague, but it is just a bit too far to meet my time requirements. Instead, I am thinking about riding to Cesky Krumlov and then turning toward back toward my starting place (Trento, Italy). I've roughed out a possible route that spends some time on EV13 (the Iron Curtain Trail). It is a hilly area with not much development due to the years it spent as a no-man's land.

Here is the route from Cesky Krumlov to Innsbruck: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/595960

Has anyone ridden in this area? If so, any insight you can provide on the route would be welcome.
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Old 06-15-24, 12:25 AM
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Sumava National Park is a great place to cycle, you'll love it. Stick to the smallest roads. In summer the southern border region can be more crowded with local tourists than you'd expect but that won't likely be a problem in september. Chances are summer kit won't cut it because morning temps close to freezing are possible. When I cycled in/to Sumava (approaching from the east) some years ago, I had a strong tailwind but saw big rainclouds coming towards me. No mushrooms involved! Over the next days sudden, violent rain showers kept drenching the surroundings. Apparently, currents from the east and the west regularly clash right over the Bohemian/Bavarian Forest mountain range, resulting in bizarre weather phenomena.

Since you're not going to Munich but just ride around it, why not go over Salzburg and pick up the Mozart cycling route to the west, have a taste of the Bavarian Alps. Unsure of course if that's your thing, just a suggestion.
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Since you're not going to Munich but just ride around it, why not go over Salzburg and pick up the Mozart cycling route to the west, have a taste of the Bavarian Alps. Unsure of course if that's your thing, just a suggestion.
Thanks for your comments. Did you find the hills hard?

I have done some of the Mozart trail (from St. Johann in Tirol to Salzburg) and while it is a very pretty route, I prefer to ride in new places. From Salzburg, I rode to Passau along the Salzach River, which was an uninteresting brown for 2 days. The same goes for Munich. I spent a week there not long ago and would prefer to check out other areas. That said, the route isn't finalized yet and so I am still doing research.
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Did you find the hills hard?
Gentle slopes, as far as I recall. But it was at the end of a long tour that got me in good shape.
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