Arrive by train from Vienna (or Prague) to Breclav, just
on the Czech side of the Czech-Austrian border. Our contact
person will meet you as you get off the train, and drive
you to your hotel. There your contact person will
brief you on the tour, and hand over the bikes and information
materials. Sightseeing around this historical town famous
for its longstanding connection to wine-making and its Jewish
monuments – synagogue and old cemetery.
Overnight in Mikulov.
Mikulov – Lednice-Valtice Area – Cejkovice
(57 km / 36 miles)
The first day on the cycle route takes you to Valtice with
its reknowned baroque chateau
(in its cellers the National
Wine Salon serves only the very best wines in the Czech
On to the fairy-tale, neo-gothic castle in Lednice with its
outstanding park and
greenhouse. Finish the day in Cejkovice
with accommodation in a hotel situated at
Overnight in Cejkovice.
Cejkovice – Kyjov (35 km / 22 miles)
Today is one of the less demanding stages, the route of which
leads you through the
fertile, wine-growing landscape to Milotice.
Here you have the possibility to visit its
baroque chateau and
French-style gardens with water lily ponds and wetland areas.
exhibition of Moravian baroque sculpture in the chateau orangery
is also worth a visit.
The last, short part of the route goes
straight to Kyjov.
Overnight in Kyjov.
Kyjov – Uherske Hradiste (53 km / 33 miles)
The trail goes through the Chriby Hills and this is one of
the more demanding days on your
tour, cycling uphill to the gothic
castle at Buchlov, the first stop. Next comes Buchlovice
its impressive, renaissance chateau and the trail leads you further
on to the village
Tupesy famed for its ceramic studio. The
last stop before Uherske Hradiste is Velehrad,
town with a basilisk and a monastery.
Overnight in Uherske Hradiste.
Uherske Hradiste – Kromeriz (40 km / 25 miles)
The route from Uherske Hradiste goes along the river Morava,
through the town of Napa-
jedla, famous for its horse-breeding
farm and on through Otrokovice to the town of
place has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for
chateau gardens - Podzamecka and Kvetna. The chateau
itself holds a valuable collection
of European paintings from
the 15th - 18th centuries, which is twinned the collection
French kings by Tizian, Durer and Rubens at the Louvre in
Paris. The chateau with its
beautiful interior and gardens
(UNESCO protected) was, in history, the summer residence
the archbishop of Olomouc.
Overnight in Kromeriz.
Kromeriz – Vsetin (61 km / 38 miles)
The long route makes this day demanding and it is possible
to shorten the journey by car
by 18 km and start in Holesov.
Holesov contains many interesting Jewish monuments – a
decorated synagogue, an exhibition of Jews in Moravia and a
valuable cemetery with
a ceremonial hall. The cycling to Vsetin
is an uphill stage to the upper pass of the Beskydy
Here you will be traveling along one of the most interesting
parts of the whole
route with the amazing landscape and distinctive
villages of the region called Wallachia.
Overnight in Vsetín.
Vsetin – Roznov pod Radhostem (28 km /18 miles)
The last day of your route is short but contains demanding
uphill cycling. The first 14 km
lead up Ptacnic hill (830 m)
but after that the trail is downhill all the way to Roznov
Radhostem. Roznov lies at the foot of the magnificent Beskydy
mountain Radhost and is
known for its out-door museum of Wallachian
architecture. This museum consists of three
Wooden Hamlet, Wallachian Village and Mill Valley.
Overnight in Roznov pod Radhostem.
8) Roznov pod Radhostem - Beskydy Mountains
last day you have several opportunities – visiting the
outdoor museum of Wallachian architecture, or hiking up
to the peak of Radhost, the most famous peak in the Beskydy
mountain (1129 m). On the way you will pass a wooden effigy
of the pagan god and mountain spirit called Radegast, sculptures
of Cyril and Methodius and a small wooden chapel. For dedicated
cyclists, the ideal program is a ride to Pustevny, a popular
village with its collection of wooden structures by the
architect Dušan Jurkovič.