- Relaxed cycling through tranquil landscapes
- Rich cultural heritage including UNESCO sites
- Local folklore, local wines and local cuisines
Southern Moravia and western Slovakia offer some wonderfully varied and peaceful cycling. The landscape here is a joy to discover, with mediaeval towns, hill top castles and chateaux flanked by flourishing vineyards and forests.
We base ourselves in three towns that encapsulate what makes this region so fascinating. Mikulov is a small town dominated by the castle and square at its heart. The cycling here takes us to the Palava hills, past ruined castles and through small villages, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Our next stop is Breclav, from where we cycle to the 800 year old wine cellars of the Templar Knights and see beautiful chateaux before arriving at our final stop, the royal town of Skalica in Slovakia. Skalica is our springboard for picturesque river and canal-side riding as well as routes up into the southern White Carpathian mountains all the way to the Golden Valley.
This week showcases the rich cultural and natural heritage of this relatively undiscovered corner of Europe.
What makes this trip responsible?
We have established a long term partnership with a local operator, who is committed to promoting tourism as a means of income throughout Slovakia. As such, we stay in locally-run accommodation, and use local guides and transport companies.This tour brings tourism to rural areas that are not on the main tourist map. This generates extra revenue for the local economy. During our trip we visit local wine producers which both promotes and protects the proud tradition of wine production in the area.