In about a week I'm going to start a cycling trip from Jicin to Plzen. I have a month and would like to visit the most interesting places in that part of the country. The loose route at the moment is Jicin-Turnov-Mala Skala-Liberec/Jested-Czech Switzerland-Usti-Terezin/Litomerice-Hora Rip-Melnik-Budec-the mining areas around Most and Chomutov-the spa towns-Loket-Cheb and then finishing up in Plzen. I don't care at all about getting from A to B as quickly as possible-far more important is to make sure I don't miss too many interesting places, as I may never have the chance to do this trip again. If you know that part of the country well, do you see any glaring omissions; are there any especially beautiful cycle trails that I should be following and do you have any favourite cafes, restaurants or pubs that you'd be willing to tell about? Or good value places to stay? Is there somewhere along that route that would be especially good for mushroom hunting in late Sept-early October? If I want to learn about beer making should I go to Zatec or be content with Plzen? Thanks in advance for any hints, tips or advice.