National cycle path No. 6, which leads through the regions of Chebsko, Sokolovsko, Karlovarsko and Ostrovsko connects to the Wallenstein-Radweg trail in Bavaria, Germany. It provides the ideal opportunity to take things at a leisurely pace as it is considered to be an easy trail without much elevation and a length of 110 km or about 68 miles. It will take you past some of the most attractive sights that Western Bohemia has to offer. The flat route is good for families with children as well as keen cyclists of all ages. The 28km-long trail between Carlsbad and Sokolov could also be alternatively called “the Castle trail” because of the number of highly memorable and beautiful castles important to Czech history it has along the way – most notably Loket or Cheb. Apart from that, the trail leads riders to several places of natural beauty, the most prominent of these are the Svatosh rocks, created by centuries of erosion caused by the River Ohre. Today we can admire this set of mammoth rock pillars and other rock formations from the opposite bank of the river, a spectacle that will leave few unimpressed. Many a myth and legend is linked with the spot, but all have a common theme – tragic romance. Further along the trail you arrive at Loket Castle which contains a special exhibit – the Loket meteorite. There’s also an exhibition examining torture, porcelain collections and a tower with great views where Loket’s very own Dragon lurks. At a crossroads near the castle you’ll discover the trunks of old ivy plants. This species is usually a kind of vine, however constant care has transformed it into a unique spectacle.
The trail ends all the way in the town of Litomerice in the Usti nad Labem region, after it takes you through the towns of Terezin and Bohusovice.
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