Cyklotrasy 039 – Polabím do Nymburka (Zahrádkáři v Kersku a středověká vesnička)

Cycle trails (for MTB) Along Elbe to Nymburk We returned to Elbe. We set out from the peat Spa Toušeň together with guest cyclist Gabina. Our target is to avoid all the asphalt cycling paths and take the wilderness paths. We will visit several nature reserves, open-air museum, prehistoric hillfort, gardeners in Kersko, a medieval village and other interesting places. The route is long, but the elevation is slight. Upside down! Actually up, upstream of Elbe. As there is no asphalt, we meet only a few cyclists and fishermen. Otherwise, there is peace. On the footpath through the Hrbáček’s Nature Reserve, which is a floodplain forest around the former Elbe meanders, we head to Přerov nad Labem. So we’re kind of like pigs. Look at my feet. I got mud up on my nose! The Elbe Museum of Ethnography shows local folk architecture. There are 9 cottages, 7 pantry, 4 barns and a chapel. And a lot of figurines our girls were afraid of. Because we are hungry, we head to the Inn at the open-air museum. Servus! Strengthened, we headed up the Prerov mountain. Such a hill and there is nothing! You’re right, Týnka. At least there will be a nice downhill. I don’t want to meet wild boars here! Do not worry. There are none here. Nothing remained of the promised Bronze Age fortified settlement. So at least we will enjoy the downhill ride from the only mountain today. After returning to the Elbe we continue on the footpath to the lock in the river kilometer 878.1 according to the new scale. We are witnessing a thrilling struggle. We hope Mr. fisher is a supporter of the catch and release method. Unlike me, who eats everything I catch. There are races close to Bohumil Hrabal Bridge. Ready, forward. The name of the bridge reminds us that Kersko is approaching, famous for the film Festival of snowdrops. In the place of today’s pine forest, the oak forest used to grow before. And the oaks had such a reputation that they used their wood in Holland on the manufacture of windmill shafts. From the boundary stone of uncertain origin and meaning, it could also be a Celtic menhir, head for the Kersko alley for a good lunch. To the clubhouse of Kersko gardeners, because Hajenka is closed today. Look Týnka, bear’s garlic . Oh, can I taste it? If it’s not a lily, it’s poisonous. It doesn’t smell like bear’s garlic . No lily, it is lily of the valley! Yes, it was a lily of the valley. There are many of them. They do not have deer goulash. Roasted duck leg … I’ll order it. Yeah, I guess so. Roasted pork shoulder … Servus. Girls, do you eat it? I don’t know. Probably not. We will visit the spring of acid mineral water and go further. Next time we will try boar roasts in Hájenka. Kersko is no longer what it used to be, villas and cabins are being replaced by new buildings, not always quite tasteful. Hrabal would probably wonder. We passed Lake Sadska and now our road is heading for a natural wonder – Sand dump near Písty. It is a dune made up of blown sands. There were many such in the Elbe River, but most of them had long since grown. It is also an important archaeological site. People lived here in the Mesolithic. Servus. Through Písty we approach the Elbe and reach Nymburk. There we cross over to the other side and start returning. The lock from the First Republic is an architectural gem, as well as the medieval city walls, rebuilt in romantic form in 1909. After a while the asphalt ends. Along Elbe there is a beaten path or a wider gravel road. Mydlovar Castle was founded by Princess Libuše. Under the massive oak trees she judged the disputes of the subjects. And there is also Libuše’s garden with rare flowers. Along the Mydlovar floodplain forest we will reach the lake Ostrá with great swimming. We will visit Ryo Refreshment. Servus. We can’t miss the historic village of Botanicus, which Prince Charles visited before us. In addition to the exhibition of metal sculptures and gardens with fragrant herbs here you will find a number of attractions in historic houses. Shoots Gábina, Majda and Týnka. Touché! The highlight of the program is a visit of a cosmetics shop. We will return to the Elbe river and pass the Hrabal Bridge. The system of natural pools, the former Elbe meanders, forms a nature reserve where the eurasian bittern and water rail lives. The number of rare plants grow in waterlogged meadows and floodplain forests. The nature trail leads through the area, but beware, it is easy to get lost. We’ll get to where we were in the 13th episode. Wenceslas Eremitage, where the statues of the angel of life and the angel of death stand. We already know the way to Karany. It leads through nice terrain. Servus. We cross the bridge and we are at the finish. And next time we will visit Hodonín Oak Forest

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