The 60km long cycle route offers several interesting stops: The Gothic Pernštejn Castle, the extensive castle ruins in Dalečín, the deep valleys of the Nedvědička and Bystřice rivers and the Vír reservoir.


Turistické informační centrum Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Masarykovo náměstí 1
59301 Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
region Žďár nad Sázavou
49.522945, 16.261467Map
Period: summer

Route description or Where to go

The starting point for our trip is the town of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, which lies in the heart of the Svratecká hornatina Highlands. The addition of "nad Pernštejn” to its name was given to Bystřice between the two world wars. Tourists are lured here by the architectural monuments such as the Parish Church of St. Lawrence.

During the first pedal strokes at the beginning of the route, follow the blue sign to Bratrušín and then Věchnov to the overgrown Babylon peak. This is followed by a descent through Kovářov to Nedvědice.

In the next few metres you will find Pernštejn Castle, one of the largest and best preserved castles in the country. During the Hussite wars and at the time of Jiří z Poděbrad it was one of the most important Hussite castles in Moravia. It was built as a typical island castle with a massive fortified tower, a castle palace on a rune rock, a courtyard and a chapel. Over time, the castle was extended with additional towers and the core was enclosed by walls. An effective defensive system made the castle an impregnable fortress

The next path leads to the valley of the narrow Nedvědičky river and to Rožná and Dolní Rožínky. From there, head to the village of Rozsochy and the crossroads Domanínský rybník Pond, where you will join the yellow trail to Bohuňov, Velké Janovice and Dalečín. The Vír reservoir is 13 km from here and Bystřice is around 8 km.

TIP: Via Ferrata by Vír reservoir

There are many sports you can try in the area around the Vír reservoir, especially if you like to try new things and are not afraid of adrenaline.