Although it is several months before the new cycling and roller skating season starts, Horní Planá and its surroundings are well prepared for it now already. Intense work was underway since July last year to construct two new bike paths, which will complete the current tourist infrastructure in the area of the Lipno Dam.
Stage 1: Bike path on the left bank of Lipno Bělá – Horní Planá – Jenišov
The first stage of the bike path connects the current bike path from the car camping site U pláže to the ferry and then to the camp U Kukačků. The path partially leads along the bank of the lake, around the railway station and then along the railway tracks. The 2,5 km long bike path is important mainly from a safety point of view. The investor received a grant in the amount of almost 90% of the costs for the construction of the first stage from the cross-border program European Territorial Co-operation Austria – Czech Republic. The construction of the first stage was launched on 17 June 2013 and completed on 2 November 2013.
Stage 2: Bike path on the left bank of Lipno
Already during the construction of the first stage, a public tender was organised to choose the supplier for the next stage. The Division Traffic Infrastructure from HOCHTIEF CZ again won in the selection procedure. The new bike path on the left bank of the Lipno Dam starts in the village Pihlov and goes around the railway tracks to Hory pod Pernekem. The investor again managed to acquire a 90% grant from the Regional Operational Program South-West for the second stage of the construction. The construction of the second phase was launched on 7 August 2013 and completed on 20 November 2013.
Thanks to the new bike paths the city of Horní Planá can offer its guests a connected series of biking trips on a safe route, which can take you all the way to our neighbouring countries.