Rested from Laa, you will set out through a landscape dotted with vineyards to Wildendürnbach, famous for its spiral cellar alley called Šibeniční Vrch (Gallows Hill). From here, past one of the most picturesque rest areas in Moravia at the Ottental-Mikulov crossing, it is just a short ride to romantic Mikulov. The historical centre of the town, situated at the foot of the Pálava Hills and surrounded by vineyards, offers a square with sgraffito buildings, the tomb of the Dietrichsteins, a castle with a museum and a Jewish quarter with a synagogue and a Jewish cemetery. If you have seen the Mikulov Castle, the Jewish cemetery and if you have taken a look around the landscape from the Holy Hill, you will first follow the Freedom Route in parallel with the railway. Information panels along the route will inform you about the fates of the people who tried to leave in order to find freedom. You can also stop by the so-called Gate to Freedom, a series of steel steles in memory of fifty-three Iron Curtain victims in the years 1948–1989. In nearby Sedlec you can refresh yourself and continue on to Úvaly, which was almost entirely surrounded by barbed wire during the totalitarian era. After riding up to the Valtice–Schrattenberg border crossing, you can visit the Iron Curtain Museum in the former customs house or see one of the outdoor artefacts of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, Reistna with a Colonnade, offering a breathtaking view of the Pálava Hills or miniature Austrian fields and vineyards. Along the road down the hill it is just a short ride to Valtice, famous for its castle with a large park and herb garden, but also for the National Wine Salon, where you can taste the best years of Moravian wines in the castle cellars.
EquipmentBitte den Reisepass nicht vergessen!
Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.