Czech Heritage Bicycle Tour

Rolling over quiet farm roads, the first clue you're in Czech country may be the Kafka Realty signs. A second tip might come when you taste kolaces (co-la-chees). The famous writer's namesake and the popular poppy seed and prune pastry are proof positive that Czech immigrants, from an area once called Bohemia, settled in this part of Wisconsin. Your starting point is at Maribel Caves, a 19th century spa for city-weary folks. En-route you'll pass the ruins of a stone hotel that once catered to vacationers, and a campground that preserves an 1847 pioneer mill (the Old Rock Mill Museum) and a Bohemian crafted log cabin. Czech it out.


Maribel Caves County Park off County R, 1.5 miles from the I-43/Hwy147 exit for Maribel and Mishicot, Manitowoc County.