Cycling routes and hiking in the Novohradské Mountains
Nové Hrady-Doudleby is a region that favours people who enjoy active tourism. In the region you will not find large tourist centres, where crowds of visitors literally trip over one another. The region has a very well-marked network of cycling and walking trails, most of which can be combined to form circuits, so the starting point is also the destination. One example of this is three cycling educational trails, which, in addition to the experience of cycling through a very varied landscape, also offer an introduction to the history of the region. The names of the individual cycle trails – the Memory of Novohradsko region, the Memory of Vitorazsko region and the Memory of the Slepičí Mountains – suggest a lot about the places they pass through. Each trail has its own logo, which can be found on cycling signs in the field, and on each circuit there are information panels from which you can learn real historical stories, interesting legends or rumours.
The big advantage is, that in addition to these trails, there is a network of e-bike rental shops in the region, which will significantly ease the physical effort required to overcome the hills, and at the same time allow you to fully enjoy the experience of the Nové Hrady landscape.
For lovers of hiking there are three mountains: Vysoká Mountain (1,034 m above sea level), Kraví Mountain (953 m above sea level) and Kuní Mountain (925 m above sea level). These are the three peaks of the Novohradské Mountains, which will be the first you see upon your arrival in direction from České Budějovice. A trail marked with red striped hiking signs leads to each peak, and on each of the three peaks you will find a pillar with a metal stamp bearing the emblem of the relevant mountain. If you manage to conquer all three mountain peaks and print the emblem from the stamps on the top sheet (this can be picked up in various places, for example at the IC in Nové Hrady), you can exchange it for a commemorative coin when you return.
Tourist region: Nové Hrady-Doudleby region
Destination management Novohradsko-Doudlebsko, z.s.
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Nové Hrady Cultural and Information Centre, nám. Republiky 46, 373 33 Nové Hrady
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