Valtice – Lednice (12 km / 7,5 miles)
Explore the charms of the largest designed landscape in the World protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your tour of this special place at the Baroque Valtice Chateau, then take the path through rolling fields and vineyards, let the romantic follies on the way brighten your walk through the forest and by the centuries old fishponds to Lednice where you will end your day of walking with the visit of Lednice Chateau and park. In the afternoon 15 minute transfer to Mikulov.
Overnight in Mikulov.
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Mikulov – Moravian Karst – Sloup (9 km / 5,6 miles)
After 1 hour transfer from Mikulov you will get to the area of Moravian Karst with famous cave systems and number of other highlights to see. Start your walk at Skalni mlyn, a former mill on the river Punkva. Follow the river and see even its underground section during the visit of Punkva Caves and the bottom of famous Macocha (Step Mother) abyss. Then continue slightly uphill through the charming karst canyon called Suchy Zleb (Dry Trough) to the small town of Sloup.
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Sloup – Hruba Voda – Svaty Kopecek (14 km / 8,8 miles)
Start the day with 1,5 hour transfer through picturesque Haná plain to the village of Hruba Voda. From Hruba Voda start off climbing for 2 miles by a little creek to Jedova hill. Through the village of Pohorany continue slightly downhill and enjoy forests and views of open landscape comming to Svaty Kopecek (Holy Hill) near Olomouc. Pass by local zoo park to the magnificent Baroque Church on the hill side, which is a landmark for the whole region. Great view of Olomouc area. 15 minute transfer will take you to the heart of the historical town of Olomouc, UNESCO site with many monuments, such as Trinity column, the Přemyslid Palace or St. Wenceslas Cathedral, to name just a few.
Overnight in Olomouc.
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Olomouc – Teplice nad Becvou (14 km / 8,8 miles)
After 30 minute transfer start your day at Lipnik nad Becvou, an ancient town, once fortified and still retaining remnants of its medieval walls. After seeing the historic center continue to the imposing Helfstyn Castle. Ruins of the castle, which was once guarding the Moravian Port, wide Becva river valley are perched on a hill above the left bank of the river. Aside from featuring the most massive cloak wall in Europe (up to 36 feet thick), the castle is renown as a venue of blacksmith art festival and hosts a fine collection of this art. From Helfstyn continue through a nice forest to the spa town of Teplice nad Becvou.
Overnight in Teplice nad Becvou.
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Teplice – Hukvaldy – Koprivnice – Stramberk (17 km / 10,6 miles)
After 45 minut transfere start the day in Hukvaldy, birthplace of famous music composer Leos Janacek and visit his memorial here or pay visit to the local castle ruin on top of the hill. After enjoying great views go by the game preserve with fallow deer and throug Mnisi village and Vetrkovice come to home of Tatra car company – Koprivnice. Pay a visit to the Tatra museum featuring some amazing cars, such as the first mass produced stremlined car in the world which originated in this town. Today´s destination, Stramberk, is not far, and there is a fine view tower on the way there. In Stramberk enjoy the cosy local square and Truba tower (Tube), gothic remnant of local castle. Remember to taste the local speciality, the so-called Stramberk ears.
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Stramberk – Nydek – Cesky Tesin / Cieszyn (15 km / 9,4 miles)
First take 1 hour transfer to Beskydy mountains near the Polish border and start walking from the village of Nydek. From Nydek start walking uphill to Velka Cantoryje mountain. There is a challet with refreshments there and a tower with a great view of Silesian Beskydy mountain panorama. Continue downhill through mountain forest along a well marked trail to historic lime kilns near village of Vendryne which is the final destination. From Vendryne you will be transfered 30 minutes to Polish part of once united city of Tesin called Cieszyn.
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Cesky Tesin /Cieszyn – Jasienica – Wapienica – Oswiecim (16 km / 10 miles)
Today´s walk takes you to the Polish side of Silesian Beskydy mountains. After 20 minute transfer start walking from Jaworze village along a well marked trail leading up through the Beskydy forests to mountain hut with refreshments. From there descend through natuer reserve Jaworzyna to the lake Wielka Laska. After enjoying the views continue down to Wapienica. From Wapienica you will be transfered 45 minutes to Oswiecim (Auschwitz), with the largest WWII German concentration camp, reminder of one of the saddest chapters of European history.
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Berfore leaving Oswiecim you can pay visit to the Auschwitz museum and then continue to the magnificent city of Krakow (1 hour transfer). Enjoy the charms of Wawel Castle, the Old Market Square, the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, the town walls, Royal Way and many fine cafes and restaurants everywhere.