The Central European continental climateconsists of long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time for cycling tours is between April and October. In the summer months it can get quite hot. Bear in mind that it will be cooler on the mountain tours at this time. May June and September are generally good months to take advantage of the cooler, but still warm weather.
It must be noted that, according to the tourism calendar, the first two weeks in August are when most people go for their holidays. Generally July and August are the busiest months. We
mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO protected areas with greater ease and with less people around.
You might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:
Mikulov Wine Fare (20 May 2017) – prestigious wine tasting event, rich cultural programme,Czech championship in filling the wine pipette from the barrel
The Town of Mikulov Festival (29 – 21 May 2017) – scenes from the traditional life in Mikulov, opening of sights to the public with complementary events, performances of local ensembles and schools, wine tasting, gastronomic specialities
The International Guitar Festival (9 – 15 July 2017) – Festival with master-classes of interpretation and concerts by world-class guitarists.
The Festival of the Nations from the Podyji (21 – 23 July, 2017) – presentation of the original cultural and culinary specialties of the nations living in the Podyji region
http://www.narodypodyji.cz/ (In Czech only)
Festival Of The Three Neighbors (18 – 19 August 2017) – Meeting of folklore ensembles.
Mikulov Beer Festival (12 August 2017) – tasting of different beer brands, attractive cultural programmes
http://www.mikulovskepivobrani.cz/ (only in Czech)
Eurotrialog Mikulov (25 – 27 August 2017) – Central-European Music Festival with pop,
rock, alternative and ethnic music
Kampanila (1 – 3 September 2017) – International Choir Festival.
Pilgrimage to Holy Hill (3 September 2017) – Traditional pilgrimage to the Black Loretan Madonna on Holy Hill in Mikulov.
Palava Wine Harvest Festival (8 – 10 September 2017)-a grand event with a historical fair and wine market, historical and folk costume parades, wine tasting, a program of events for all ages and local culinary specialties.
http://www.palavske-vinobrani.cz/ (in Czech)
Days of Jewish Culture (22 – 24 September 2017)
Valtice Wine Fair (12 – 13 May 2017) – Prestigious wine exhibition.
Celebration of Wine and Open Monuments (September 2017) – Historical markets with traditional art and crafts, parade in folk costumes of the thirty wine regions and towns. Presentation of crafts, wines, local spesialties, music and singing in local historical objects.
Summer of culture in U.Hradiste (June-September 2017).
Uhershe Hradiste Summer Film School (July – August 2017)- is a specific kind of festival with unique atmosphere and a more than thirty-year tradition. Many invited international as well as Czech filmmakers
Roznov pod Radhostem
International Festival of Army Folk Ensembles “Roznovska Valaska”
(June 2017) – Show of groups performing the historical fencing folklore performances.
International Festival of folk ensembles – Roznov celebrations (7 – 9 July 2017)
International Festival of Slovakian Folklore in the Czech Republic “Janosikuv dukat”