Cycle Path Bečva

You can take a bicycle trip literally from the mountain springs to the valleys thanks to the unique Bečva Cycle Path project, which is a part of the so-called first ''cycle motorway'' C1. From the springs of the Rožnov or Vsetín Bečva Rivers to their confluence with the Morava River, you will travel more than 141 km along a marked cycle path runs along the Bečva River.

You will cycle across two Moravian regions (Zlín Region and Olomouc Region), through tiny villages, through smaller and bigger towns, picturesque countryside; you will se interesting places, tourist attractions, but most importantly you will experience an incredible cycling adventure.

Because of the good quality asphalt surface, even in-line skaters can use certain parts of the Bečva Cycle Path and enjoy the beautiful countryside along the river.


An important part of the Bečva Cycle Path runs along the Rožnovská Bečva River; it is approximately 16 km long and it runs through Zašová, Střítež nad Bečvou, Zubří, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Dolní Bečva, Prostřední Bečva and Horní Bečva. It includes not only already existing roads, but also newly built paths suitable for in-line skating. If the weather conditions are favourable, it is used as a cross-country ski trail during winter.


The most important landmark in Zašová is the patish Church of the Visitation of our Lady, which has been a well-known destinationof pilgrims for a long time. They have been coming here with their wishes and praying at the painting called ''Madonna with Baby Jesus'' located on the main altar of the church. The baroque church was built between 1714 and 1725 by the owner of the Rožnov-Meziříčí estate Charles Henry of Žerotín. The church, the statues and the crest of the Žerotín family situated on its front are all protected by the State Conservation Commission.


The ''Petrohrad'' House dates back to the half of the 19th century and it was the home of the family of Rozárka Otáhalová, niece of the famous Czech historian and politican František Palacký. The Otáhal family livd there together wit Ondřej, younger brother of František Palacký. The house was later used by teachers who taught in Zubří. One of them was Marie Schobrová who estabilished the private school of needlework in Zubří in 1920. Every year there are exhibitions of works of art made by pupils of the local elementary school, exhibitions of dried flowers, paintings, photographs, etc. The exhibiions are regional in character - they advertise works of art made by artists and common people who are connected with Zubří and Wallachia in some way.

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm can be considered a kind of  ''Wallachia in miniature'' , at least as far as is concerns the history of its settlement. It was founded as early as the 13th century, when the first farming colonization took place. From the 16th century onwards, paseky (meaning clearings or glades) began to be made on the foothills and in the mountains around the town. These clearings later became two separate settlements known as Dolní Paseky and Horní Paseky (''Upper Clearings'' and ''Lower Clearings''). Least but not last, shepherd's huts began to appear above Rožnov (Bača's Hill, Black Mountain and Radhošť), these were called ''salaše'' : traditional Wallachian huts occupied by shepherds.

Dolní, Prostřední and Horní Bečva

When passing through these towns, the thing that will probably enchant you the most is the beautifil countryside. The traditional Wallachian architecture set in the charming landscape will definitely catch your attention. For those of you who like mushrooms and like to collect them, these towns are just what you are looking for : forests surrounding them are very rich in mushrooms. The Bečva Cycle Path ends in Horní Bečva, but you can continue your trip either to Pustevny or Bumbálka.