The Central European continental climate consists of long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time for cycling tours is between April and October.
In the summer months it can get quite hot. May, June and September are generally good months to take advantage of the cooler, but still warm weather.
day from April
to the end of October
It must be noted that, according to the tourism calendar, the first two weeks in August are when most people go for their holidays. Generally July and August are the busiest months.
We mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO protected areas with greater ease and with less people around.
You might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:
Genussfestival (May) presents culinary specialties from Austria.
The Vienna Festival (May-June) is renowned for its superb international theatrical performances, it invites musical ensembles and opera companies from all over the world, in addition to staging many Austrian musical productions.
Jazz-Fest Wien (June-July)
World Choral Festival (July)
Vienna Popfest (July)
Valtice Wine Fair (May) is a prestigious wine exhibition.
Mikulov Wine Fare (May) is a prestigious wine tasting event with rich cultural programme and Czech championship in filling a wine pipette from a barrel.
The Town of Mikulov Festival (May) includes scenes from the traditional life in Mikulov, opening of sights to the public with complementary events, performances of local ensembles and schools, wine tasting and gastronomic specialities.
The International Guitar Festival (July) features master-classes of interpretation and concerts by world-class guitarists.
The Festival of the Nations from the Podyji (July) presents the original cultural and culinary specialties of the nations living in the Podyji region.
www.narodypodyji.cz (in Czech only)
Festival Of The Three Neighbors (August) is a meeting of folklore ensembles.
Mikulov Beer Festival (August) offers tasting of different beer brands and attractive cultural programmes.
www.mikulovskepivobrani.cz (only in Czech)
Kampanila (August-September) is an international choir festival with a long tradition.
Pilgrimage to Holy Hill (September) to the Black Loretan Madonna at Mikulov
Palava Wine Harvest Festival (September) is a grand event with a historical fair and wine market, historical and folk costume parades, wine tasting, a program of events for all ages and local culinary specialties.
www.palavske-vinobrani.cz (in Czech)
Days of Jewish Culture (September)
Znojmo Wine Festival (September) is one of the biggest wine harvest festivals in the Czech Republic with burcak, young wine only a few weeks old.
Holidays in Telc (July-August) include folk festival, theatre, discussions, performances and exhibitions.
Hot-air Balloons above Telc (August)
Historical celebration Zachariáš from Hradec and Kateřina from Valdštejn (August)
The Folk Rose Festival (July) features folk groups from all over the world performing their music and dances.
Trebon Cultural Summer (June-September) includes concerts by various chamber ensembles in the town churches and the chapel of Schwarzenberg Tomb.
Around Trebon Music Festival (June-July) is one of the longest-running, multigenre festivals in the Czech Republic since 1992 offering a variety of musical genres, unusual combinations of concerts and theatre performances, street happenings, competitive and fun races, and other entertainment.
Trebon´s nocturna (July) is a summer festival of classical music featuring top Czech and foreign performers, at other times are only found on the most respected world stages, combined with the cosy atmosphere of Třeboň square or chateau to guarantee its visitors an unforgettable, uplifting experience.
Krcin´s Trebon (July) is a medieval celebration of Jakub Krcin, the local fishponds builder.
The Five-petalled Rose Festival (June) is a historical Renaissance festival with parades of people in medieval clothes as well as music concerts.
Festival of Chamber music (June) is the classical music festival with the longest tradition in Cesky Krumlov which includes ‘Music through the Ages’ where music can be heard on the tour route of Cesky Krumlov Castle.
The International Music Festival (July–August) is the largest of Cesky Krumlov´s festivals going on since 1992 which includes music of all periods with the participation of renowned instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras.
Celebrations of St.Wenceslas (September) is an autumn fair, celebration of good food and drink, theatre pieces, and concerts for St.Wenceslas Day (Czech Patron Saint)
Hussite Days (June) show the life of the 15th century Catholic reformer Jan Hus.
The Tabor Meeting (September) is a medieval celebration with markets, fireworks, fencing and demonstrations of historical crafts.
Summer of culture in Tabor (July–September) includes open air concerts, historical evenings, exhibitions.
International Prague Spring Music Festival (May–June) is an international music festival featuring orchestral and theatre series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts, chamber music and symphony orchestras.
Khamoro (May-June) is a Roma festival which strives to show the richness of Roma culture and traditions as an integral part of Czech, European and world culture.
Prague Food Festival (May)
United Islands (May-June) bring rock, pop, indie, electro, world, folk & jazz music.
Bohemia Jazz Fest (July)
Prague Autumn (September-October) international music festival closes the season.
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