Mikulov is not only a pearl of medieval architecture, but also a renowned wine town with 440 hectares of vineyards around the town.
During a tour of the chateau, wine lovers can enjoy the sight of the Renaissance and richly decorated giant barrel, one of the largest in Europe. In the chateau grounds, you should not miss the modern exhibition Wine Across the Centuries with a number of interactive elements. Don't miss a hike up to Svatý Kopeček (you don't have a chance on a bike) or a visit to the wine shop with local wines just below the square.
When it comes to wine cycling, the Mikulov area is a paradise for less skilled cyclists or families with children.
When it comes to wine cycling, the Mikulov area is a paradise for less skilled cyclists or families with children. You can easily avoid all the climbs. The best proof of this is the international "cycle highway" Greenways, which you can take to the west. If you like historic wine architecture, you will really enjoy it along the way! For example, after a few kilometres you can take a turn to the wine-growing village of Březí with the cellar colony U rybníčka and a cellar alley by the railway line. Another location of old cellars can be enjoyed behind the village of Dobré Pole.
Between the vineyards you will drive down to Nový Přerov, where you can refresh yourself at the stylish farm Jáňův dvůr. Then you will be welcomed by Novosedly, which belongs to the "wine bastions" of the Mikulov region where you will definitely find an open cellar.
In Brod nad Dyjí you can see the cellar area Městečko with more than 150 cellars. The road continues along the impressive Nové mlýny reservoir to Pasohlávky. You can refresh your tired body at the Merkur camp with sandy beaches or Aqualand Moravia. Further kilometres lead along the shore of the reservoir through a beautiful nature reserve to Strachotín. There are also a number of wine cellars just off the road waiting for your visit.
You can refresh your tired body at the Merkur camp with sandy beaches or Aqualand Moravia.
On the other side of the reservoir you will be welcomed at Dolní Věstonice, famous for the Venus of Věstonice.
Here you can decide to continue to the wine-growing village of Perná under the Pálava Hills. It is in the local vineyards that some of the most famous wines of Moravia are born. We can even go out among them and admire them. You can also taste local wines in the cellar alley in nearby Dolní Dunajovice or Bavory. Mikulov is only a few kilometres away.
The other option is to continue from Věstonice to Pavlov, where the wine really lives. In addition to a number of cellars open in the summer, you can also visit the historical museum Archeopark or the Pálava Wine Gallery Venus with a sales area.
Be prepared, however, that the way back to Mikulov follows a tough climb through the Pavlov Hills to Klentnice, from where you will quickly descend back to Mikulov.