COTTAGE ON THE WINE TRAIL
Hustopečsko is an ideal place for cycling. It is an admirable region. In one day you can admire the fertile fields and vineyards of the lowlands and before long you can be in the forests and climb variously steep hills with wonderful views of the region. In addition, we can lend you bicycles for small and large cyclists.
On the Hustopeče – Starovičky – Velké Pavlovice – Bořetice – Vrbice route, you will get to know not only the vineyards of Velkopavlovice, but also the best vineyard routes of the region and monuments that have shaped its history for centuries. The wine exhibition in the Renaissance house U Synků in Hustopeče bears witness to the glorious past of the medieval bastion of Moravian winemaking,
the lookout point above Starovički offers a panoramic view of Pavlovské vrchy and Novomlýnské reservoirs. The center of the area is a showcase of unique buildings of cellar architecture with a year-round offer of wine tourism programs. Cycling events, open cellars and competitive wine exhibitions in Velké Pavlovice welcome thousands of wine lovers every year at the traditional festivities of Hanácký Slovácko. The independent wine-growing village of Kraví Hora and the wine-inspired recession adorn the neighboring Bořetice, the ancient Vrbice spread out on the plateau below the Stráž hill has been the place of the best quality red wines in Moravia for the last decade.
Route length 18.6 kmTotal elevation gain 160 mSuitable for: CyclistsDifficulty of the route: Intermediate hiker
The 31 km long cycling and walking trail of the Blue Mountains is a touristic part of the wine project, which was created by Professor Vilém Kraus. He put his faith in the region, whose wine-growing hillsides are given the blue color of summer mornings and grape berries in autumn, in the following sentences:
“The five-star group of Moravian wine-growing villages, led by the town of Velké Pavlovice, has long been known for its red wines from hillside vineyard locations spread out in a circuit in the undulating landscape. The “hand” open to the flat south is like a calloused palm, from which emerge five active and creative fingers that modeled slopes in the vicinity of human settlements into the shape of fields, orchards, vineyards and forests. A random pilgrim walks through these imaginary fingers and syllabifies their names, as if reading the joy of the touch of a child’s hand: Velké Pavlovice, Němčičky, Bořetice, Kobylí and the highest placed Vrbice.”
Route length 20 kmTotal elevation gain 600 mTarget group: Young peopleSuitable for: HikersDifficulty of the route: Intermediate hiker
The Moravian Wine Trail also passes through the town of Hustopeče. We can use it to get to Klobouk u Brno or the Pálava Hills. It is up to us whether we will go through the Novomlýn reservoirs and admire the beautiful panorama of Pálava or drive through the vineyards and look at the sunset through the vines.
Route length 290 kmTarget group: Adults without childrenSuitable for: CyclistsDifficulty of the route: Professional touristCycle route around ATC Merkur
The route passes through the popular recreation area of Pasohlávka and leads around the upper and middle reservoirs of the new Mlýny waterworks. It is a popular local route with a low degree of difficulty, leading on paved and unpaved roads, part of the busy road E561. It is suitable for trekking and mountain bikes. The route is connected to a wide network of other cycling routes, which enables planning trips according to difficulty and thematic focus in the surroundings, including the neighboring Austrian region.
Through the landscape following the monuments to the Lednice-Valtice area
For more active cyclists, we have prepared a route in flat terrain across natural and cultural monuments to the Lednice-Valtice area and back.
The route measures 66 km there and back and is more of a full-day trip by bike along nature cycle paths around ponds and cultural monuments up to Valtice Castle. The route starts along the Nová Mlýny dam through the observation tower in Zaječí on Přítlucká hora, from where you can see all the way to the destination of this route. From Přítlucká hora, the road leads to Rakvice and then through nature around the Kutnar lake and Květné jezera to the Lednice-Valtice area, where you can see not only the newly reconstructed Lednice castle with a greenhouse and a park, but also the Minaret, John’s castle, Hunter’s castle, etc. From Lednice route it continues through the landscape near Rybniční zameček through Lednické rybníky, from where it is not far from the unique buildings of Vol. Temple of Apollo and At the Three Graces. On the way to the Valtice Castle, you can stop and rest at the Rendez-vous vol. Diana’s temple or behind Ladenská alley by the Belvedere castle.
Route length 66 kmDifficulty of the route: Advanced hiker
Around the water and after the wineries
We recommend this easy route in flat terrain around the Nové Mlýny dam, the vineyards under Pálavou and the wine-growing architecture of the local region not only for demanding cyclists, but also for recreational cyclists and families with children.
On the route Starovičky – Šakvice – Zaječí – Pavlov – Strachotín – Popice – Starovičky, which is 38 km long, you will see the vast water reservoir “Nové Mlýny”, the sun-baked Pavlovské hills, as well as the architecture of the local picturesque villages with vineyards and cellars. Among the most attractive