Beskydy – Valašská Bystřice

Not too far from the industrial town of Ostrava lies the Moravian–Silesian Beskyds mountains with a small part reaching Slovakia. It lies on the historical division between Moravia and Silesia, hence the name. Using the site called Amazing Places in Czech Republic ( we found a place to stay at the last minute in a tourist town called Čeladná for our rides through Beskydy. Our place was in a lovely location but there are so many interesting holiday homes through out the area and next time we might choose the town of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. You should definitely visit the open air museum of local architecture, which is the largest of its kind in Europe.

We started our trip at Valašská Bystřice, a village stretched along the river Bystřice. During this ride you will never cross any tributaries of this little river, rather you will ride around all 78 of them.

Our ride was one of the most scenic of the summer, but the stretch from point 2 to point 3 was one of the most challenging ones. However, if you do not insist on riding everything and are not shy to walk your bike every now and then, then you will enjoy many views and you probably won’t meet anybody during the whole time there. The disadvantage of that is that the only place for a refreshment is at Santov, which is a very pleasant restaurant with a beautiful view of the countryside. 28 km 668 m elevation gain

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