Central Loop "BIKO" - Stage 6

Olomouc to Kroměříž

The amazing river Morava will lead you today!

This stage was created thanks to the kind support of

BIKO Adventures s.r.o

Stage general description

Today you will ride to Kroměříž, a city that is truly worth it with it’s UNESCO listed sights and great culture.

You will follow the Morava river riding on one of the most famous Moravian cycling route through amazing countryside and around beautiful lakes.

You will also be enjoying  majestic chateaus and churches on the way.

Minimum distance and gain: 9 km / 22mt

Maximum distance and gain: 72 km / 460 mt

Road Bike version distance and gain: 72 km / 460 mt

Stage Highlights

Church Očišťování Panny Marie

This baroque church is a protected cultural sight and rightfully so. It is a spectacular view. The look it has now was built in the first half of the 18th century. The foundation can be traced into the 13th century where we can find the first mentions.

Chateau Tovačov

A wide complex of buildings where the originaly renaissance church dominates with it's 96m tall "graceful" tower. According to legends it was founded all the way in the second half of the 11th century as a hunter refuge.

Rotunda and the Květná gardens

Eight-sided rotunda with a rich inside decoration. The gardens around it belong in the UNESCO list and it belongs in one of the most significant garden work in the world scale. The main part was created by Giovanni Pietro Tencally in the 17th century.
UNESCO

Videos

"Bohemian Cyclist" unofficial video

Disclaimer: please keep in mind that the Bohemian Cyclist is mainly riding Regular Stages which are supposed to be hard. Shorter variants are easier!

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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that although we try to keep an eye on all the loops and constantly update them also with the help of municipalities, You might still find last minute detours and unpredictable hazards on the way. So when riding Cesko Okolo you are doing it under your full responsibility 

Stages Level

Regular Stages

Regular stages are designed for avid cyclists who love to ride every cm of the loop. They are long and on many different kind of terrains. Sometimes specific sections of the route need good sense of orientation and love for maps. E-bikes strongly recommended for occasional cyclists.

Shorter Variants

Shorter variants are designed for more casual cyclists and families and combine bike and train and the easiest terrain when possible. If trains allow us we like to design two shorter versions: one slightly longer for those wh owould like to challenge themselves and one much shorter for those who want to play it safe.

Road Bike Stages

Road Bike stage are designed specifically for racing bikes so are normally long as the regular stages or more and they follow small back roads with good asphalt as much as possible. Easy gravel or patched asphalt sections are present from time to time when unavoidable but for real short distances.

Today stage is not hard so if you are fast you can spend some more time exploring Olomouc. If you are a very strong rider think about riding Stage 6 and 7 in one shot.

Regular stage - 48 km

Regular stage - 48 km

Start: Horní Namesti, Olomouc (main square)

Finish: Rotunda in Květné gardens

Once more you ride out of the city and join the Morava river right away. Almost all the ride today is on cycling route 4. 

Going through little villages and following the meanders of the river you will get to Dub nad Moravou. In this village is located the Church Očišťování Panny Marie. A beautiful church worth stopping for.

Then you get back on your saddle and continue following minor roads that will play hide and seek with beautiful little streams of water. Soon you will get to Hradecký  lake and you will cross it thanks to a tiny road just built in the middle of it.  Tovačov will welocme you right after the lake. Here you can stop to have lunch and also to check out the chateau.

More lakes, riverbanks and  great forests will lead you to Chropyně where there is another nice cheateau and also a  pastrry shop wher e to get coffee and something sweets.

A little bit more riding and you will find yourself in Kroměříž and its UNESCO listed gardens.

Stage lenght: 48 km / Gain: 103m

Tired, injured, bad weather, not enough time? Here a quick tool to shorten the stages with trains in case of need.

Click on the triangles to jump to the Czech Railway website and see the timetable.

Shorter variant - 8,5 km

Shorter variant - 8,5 km

Start: Horní Namesti, Olomouc (main square)

Finish: Rotunda in Květné gardens

If today you don’t feel much for riding, you can do this very short variant.

You will ride to the TRAIN station in Olomouc. Here is the MAP. Take a direct train to Hulín and the follow the minor road to Kroměříž.

Stage lenght: 8,5km / Gain: 22m

Tired, injured, bad weather, not enough time? Here a quick tool to shorten the stages with trains in case of need.

Click on the triangles to jump to the Czech Railway website and see the timetable.

Road Bike variant - 72 km

Road Bike variant - 72 km

Start: Horní Namesti, Olomouc (main square)

Finish: Rotunda in Květné gardens

From Olomouc you depart and ride into the countryside right away. And after a few kilometers you will get to Prostějov where a nice chateau is located. You leave this town on a road going to Plumlov where you can find another beautiful chateau. After that you will turn your direction south and go through nice villages all the way to Otaslavice where you can find a beautiful church and two castle ruins. In the next village Brodek u Prostějova where is a nice chateau. Which unfortunately is open only for events. In this town you can also take a brake in a classic Czech inn U Mojmíra. After this you will continue following the little stream through more villages all the way to Kroměříž.

Stage lenght: 72 km / Gain: 460m

Tired, injured, bad weather, not enough time? Here a quick tool to shorten the stages with trains in case of need.

Click on the triangles to jump to the Czech Railway website and see the timetable.

Stamp book

Save, print, fold, enjoy!

Get the  specifically designed booklet where you can collect stage stamps that could be hidden in a geocache or to be found in a coffee shop, restaurant info point etc

Get your "Stage 6" stamp!

You can get your stamp at: Kroměříž Information Center

Location: Velké nám. 115, 767 01 Kroměříž

Opening hours:  Mon to Fri 9AM–6PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-5PM

 

Usefull links and apps

Best maps

Mapy.cz offers local bike & hike friendly maps that works also perfectly offline.

Transport

Idos.cz is the local transport app, allyou need to travel all over the country

Weather

Meteor always knows what is coming with this local accurate satellite app

Good food

Gastromapa has the best places where to eat around you according to locals

Beer!

Brewee will always find you freshly brewed gold on your way!

Best maps

Mapy.cz offers local bike & hike friendly maps that work also perfectly offline.

Transport

Idos.cz is the local transport app, allyou need to travel all over the country

Weather

Meteor always knows what is coming with this local accurate satellite app

Good food

Gastromapa has the best places where to eat around you according to locals

Beer!

Brewee will always find you freshly brewed gold on your way!

Enjoy your destination

Taste every moment of your trip with our unbiased tips based on our own experience.

Help for you and your bike

How to read the map:

Red dots: hospitals

Blue dots: bike shops

Useful numbers:

  • 150 – fire brigade.
  • 155 – rescue/ambulance.
  • 156 – metropolitan police.
  • 158 – police.

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