Freewheel - Cycling in Silesia

Cycling in Silesia

Poland

Czech Republic

From £610 P/P

This fascinating tour leads along the Polish - Czech border that once divided the province of Silesia. Discover a high variety of nature and cultural heritage of the Polish, Czech and German inhabitants who once lived in this area. As a result of an 18th century dispute between Frederick the Great of Prussia and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the course of the border is a quirk of history, cutting through the villages seemingly at random. Since both Poland and the Czech Republic joined the Schengen agreement many old roads have finally reopened making this tour even more interesting as the attractions along the border are now quick and easy to reach by bike.

 

Along the way you’ll find many historical buildings and memorials to Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, known as the greatest of the German Romantic poets. Born at Lubowice Palace at Raciborz the poet has been named patron of this tour as, after spending many years abroad, he returned to Silesia shortly before his death.

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