Obecnice – Brdy

With daylight savings and cooler autumn weather, we are going back to shorter trips from Prague and into the Brdy mountains as there are still so many different routes to explore. Most of the Brdy mountains is covered by forest, and it is one of the largest contiguously forested areas in the interior of the country. Part of our trip was on logging roads which were very muddy and full of stick obstacles. We re-routed at least once to avoid some of the logging machines only to come up on ten large military trucks on the bike route.  When we asked what they were doing the soldier replied getting their driving licenses. Military use of the Brdy mountains gradually decreased after the Velvet Revolution in 1989, as a result of military cost-cutting and eventual professionalization in 2005. And if you are hiking, there are areas where going off the path is forbidden due to unexploded ammunitions.

Parking in the village of Obecnice is easy and in summer they even extend the parking lot into a neighboring free space next to the football pitch.

This ride is mostly on well-maintained paved roads and logging roads. To add some difficult riding we added the green tourist mark path between points 3 and 5. Although during this time of year these bikeable paths can be precarious to ride. At point 4 you will be crossing a little stream. Little stretches through points 6 and 7 can be easily avoided by staying on the road if you don’t want to improve your off-roading skills. The only place with a view can be found at point 13, which we recommend as a place to take a break.

https://en.mapy.cz/s/bacalapelu 30 km with 572 m elevation gain

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