403 (Ivančice, railway station – Senorady)

Route tracking:

Ivančice, railway station – Biskoupky – Senorady – (Mohelno)

Characteristics:

The bike trail runs upstream the river Jihlava from the Ivančice landscape and the Boskovice cut without many forests to the picturesque landscape of the central Jihlava basin. The trail consists of surfaced roads (local roads, III class roads), the stretch in the river valley is of poor quality in some places.

Route parameters:

Route difficulty: Turista
Length: 15 (16) km
Route marking: Traffic signs with number
Choosing the right bicycle: Krosové
Maximum / minimum altitude: 369 m.s.l. / 204 m.s.l.
Total elevation: 420 m
Total of vertical meters ascended: 190 m

Places of interest along the trail:

Ivančice: a town on the confluence of the rivers Oslava, Jihlava and Rokytná, in the middle ages it was a royal town. In the 16th century, before the Thirty Years’ War, the Unity of the Brethren was present in the town, there was a printing house and a school. The town conservation area covers the remains of the Gothic fortification, Gothic castle converted to a Renaissance arcade chateau by the Lords of Lipá, a late Gothic town hall with diamond vaults, Gothic parish Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and other monuments. The Jewish synagogue from 1853 has been preserved as well as the Jewish quarter ground-plan and a large Jewish Cemetery. There is an Alfons Mucha permanent exhibition and museum of actor Vladimír Menšík, a local native.

 

Pekárka: a natural monument including remarkable round rocks of red Rokytná conglomerates adjacent to the road. Thermophilic plants are to be found.

 

Řeznovice: parish Church of Sts. Peter and Paul from the 12th century is a remarkable Romanesque structure. It is a three-apse rotund with a stone pyramidal cover on the dome. A nave was added in the 16th century. Valuable works of art, frescoes and tombstones, can be found in the interior.

 

Hrubšice: the original 14th century stronghold was converted to a Renaissance arcade chateau by Oldřich of Lipá. Nowadays it is not open for the public. The water mill opposite the chateau comes from the 19th century, the Baroque Virgin Mary Chapel from the 18th century.

 

Biskoupky: birthplace of poet Vítězslav Nezval, his bust is situated on the school building.

 

Biskoupky serpentine steppe: nature reserve, steppe on serpentine bedrock, specific flora and fauna.

 

Střední Pojihlaví Natur Park: it includes the river Jihlava canyons under the Dalešice and Mohelno reservoirs, the only area that has not been flooded. The westernmost outpost of thermophilic plants in Českomoravská vrchovina.

 

Senorady: remains of a stronghold probably from the end of the 13th century on the south-west outskirt of the town, above the town a prehistoric settlement from the Eneolithic period (2200 BC).

 

The trail continues to the Vysočina region, direction of Mohelno.