Bilovice nad Svitavou
Czech Republic,  South Moravia

Bilovice nad Svitavou

There’re many things in the Czech Republic I’ve tasted for the very first time, like perfectly flavoured pig baked on fire, traditional Czech dumplings with meat or super sweet honey-cake. However, the first place goes to goulash from Bilovice nad Svitavou, probably the best I’ve ever eaten. You may argue that number one goulash comes from Hungary, but I stick to my point. It’s Sokolovna restaurant close to bicycle path and in line skates trails that serves this delicious soup only for 40 kc (around 2 Euro) It’s especially palatable after a long and tedious bike trip, you can indulge yourself a bit. Eating goulash soup there is a real treat.

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Bilovice nad Svitavou

I want to ride my bicycle

But how to get to that wonderful place….Bicycle path from Brno centre leads through Moravske square Koliste and Francouzska street, then it turns to the bank of the Svitava river. From now on you should keep to river’s borders because it goes more or less straight to Bilovice nad Svitavou, it’s about 13 kilometres. This route should take you about an hour, but if you ride wildly through Cejl (one of the more dangerous districts of Brno) you can save some time.

Bilovice nad Svitavou
Bilovice nad Svitavou

The path

Even though there’re many zealous sportsmen on this path I particularly like it, because of the picturesque spots, beautiful rock formations covered by moss or groomed gardens I can admire. In addition, a light breeze from Svitava River makes me feel liberated and happy. If you don’t feel like cycling, there’s plenty of space left for skaters or walkers, this place is also accessible by car. In front of the restaurant, there’s a parking place for few cars, much more space for bikes, however. This is a perfectly located place at the crossroads, ideal for those who finish their journey, just started it, or are halfway.

Everyone will find here what he or she wants, thirsty skaters, hungry cyclist or tired child. I truly recommend it and don’t forget to order decent goulash.

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