Compared to the Mikulov region or Znojmo, the Slovácko wine sub-region is not such a popular destination for wine and cycling lovers, but this is certainly unjust. You can find out for yourself when cycling around Bzenec - for most of you it will be a real discovery.
In Bzenec itself, the town's landmark - the Chapel of St. Floriana on the top of the hill of the Old Castle was reconstructed. Just below it you can find rare historical cellars, allegedly dating back to the 12th century. At Bzenec castle you can see the impressive castle cellars with amazing wine tasting - this is where our first sparkling wine was created in 1876.
The first stop will be the chateau and open-air museum in Strážnice with an extensive set of vineyard buildings
You will cycle around the charming cellar alley V Barákách and head south along the road.
The first stop will be the chateau and open-air museum in Strážnice with an extensive set of vineyard buildings. You will drive down to the famous Baťa Canal, along which you will reach Petrov, where the wine jewel of this route is located - the Plže wine cellars. These are some of the oldest and certainly the most beautiful buildings of folk architecture in our territory.
In the neighbouring Sudoměřice you can taste the local refreshing wine Frašták and take a tour of the cellar alley in the Starý potok area. Just along the Czech-Slovak border you will reach Ratíškovice, where you can also pedal on a historic railway carriage for a change.
You will not miss another cellar alley behind the wine-growing village of Vacenovice. A visit to the state chateau in Milotice, which is rightly called "the pearl of South Moravia", is certainly a powerful experience.
After the village of Vlkoš, you climb up the hill to one of the most beautiful cellar colonies in Slovácko
After the village of Vlkoš, you climb up the hill to one of the most beautiful cellar colonies in Slovácko - the area of cellars under the vineyard mountain Achtele.
Along the deep pine forests, you will then reach Vracov through a beautiful cycle path. If you are lucky, you can peek into one of the cellars in the cellar alley, which are over 70 metres long. From there you will cycle back to Bzenec, where you can end the trip with a glass of wine - refreshing Bzenec lime.
This cycling route is more demanding in terms of length and elevation, but if you look at the cycling trails in mapy.cz you will certainly find a number of options to shorten and simplify your journey. One tip can be found in the attachment. But be sure not to miss the most beautiful places on the route: the open-air museum and chateau in Strážnice, the cellar area of Plže, the chateau in Milotice and the cellars above Vlkoš.