Moravian Wine Paths
Written by Hana Minarikova
The Moravia wine-growing region is composed of the Znojmo, Mikulov, Velke Pavlovice and Moravian Slovakia sub-regions. You will be lured by beautiful vineyards, streets with wine cellars and urban protection zones with wine cellars, wine expositions, trade fairs and vintage festivals. It’s hard to visualise a more relaxed holiday than a cycle ride through the magnificent countryside of South Moravia. Discovering its architectural gems, stopping off at wine cellars along the way and enjoying the best the region has to offer. The flat lands of the Znojmo district, the hills of the hilly country of the Blue Mountains around Velke Pavlovice Town, ascending the steep wineries on the slopes of Palava Mountains, vineyards below the forest slopes of Chriby Mountaints, views of the ridges of the White Carpathians Mountains from the vineyards of Uherske Hradiste, is a fraction of what the wine paths can offer to cyclists. Moreover, you will also be absorbed by the atmosphere of wine cellars, meeting really nice winemakers and falling in love with Moravian wines. 746 miles long Moravian wine paths run through all four wine-growing sub-regions and are marked with a yellow cycling marker. If you prefer more active breaks and want more from your time here, pump up your tyres, oil your chain and head off into a sun-drenched landscape hung with wineries to seek out untouched countryside, flower-filled meadows, bountiful chateaux, idyllic little towns and centuries-old wine cellars for an experience you’ll remember for a long time to come. The Wine Salon of the Czech Republic is the highest and most prestigious wine competition in the country. Only wines made from grapes grown in the Czech Republic can apply. Every year a hundred of best wines are selected and exhibited in historical cellars of the Valtice Chateau as a wine-tasting exposition. You can taste the wines and even purchase them on site.
For more information about the South Moravian Region where this place is located click here.