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Once again, we are in the south of Moravia, in a region of wine, fruit trees, traditions and people with a warm nature. This time we will move around the protected landscape area of Pálava, which is the driest and warmest place in the whole of the Czech Republic. Pálava is an extremely valuable landscape, there are some of the most fertile vineyards in Moravia.
The picturesque town located in the south of Bohemia near Třeboň attracts mainly nature-loving tourists. It is surrounded by several important nature reserves and gatherings of waterfowl.
The Blue Mountains region is located in southern Moravia and unites the villages of Kobylí, Vrbice, Bořetice, Němčičky and Velké Pavlovice. Today we will ride a bike from Kobylí through Bořetice, Vrbice and Velké Pavlovice. This circuit has 25 relatively undemanding kilometers and a large number of attractions await us on the route, which are worth seeing.
Vrch nad Příbramí, where a small wooden chapel for hermits originally stood, has changed over the centuries to the most famous place of pilgrimage in Bohemia. In the 17th century, an extensive building with cloisters and several chapels was built here. The procession of pilgrims is constantly heading here for the statue of the Virgin Mary of Mount Athos.
The term Moravian Tuscany has only appeared in the last few years. This undulating part of South Moravia with its colorful fields and vineyards really resembles the famous region of Italy. No wonder it is very popular among photographers from all over the world who come here to create their best images. And not just among photographers.
This time we decided to go for hop gardens west of Rakovník, where hop plants thrive in a rolling landscape in reddish soil. We will follow local roads, dirt roads or the forest. This route has a total of 47 km and can be considered slightly challenging for mountain biking.
Another tip for an active weekend in the Czech Republic is a visit to the beautiful Kokořínsko area. There are ideal conditions for hikers, but recently Kokořínsko has become more and more known to cyclists and especially bikers. There are so-called Kokostezky (Kokořínské stezky), which are forest paths, footpaths and trails around the castle Kokořín, but also Housky and partially reach up to Bezděz.
The town located in the Hradec Králové region on the river Kněžná is associated with several historically significant names. The author of the novel There Were Five of Them comes here - the writer Karel Poláček, the composer Jiří Rychnovský, Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová wrote the famous Domestic Cookbook here and the Kolowrat family owns and manages one of the largest Baroque complexes in Bohemia - the Kolowrat Castle.
On a hot summer day, not everyone wants to spend time marching all day, but what if you don't even want to lie down by the water all day? If you are looking for a compromise, today's walk is a great tip for you. In addition, children will appreciate an interesting trip, they will definitely not be bored. The whole trip can also be completed with a dog or bicycle.
The forest-park on the south-eastern edge of Prague, founded at the beginning of the 18th century as a part of the Milíčov Court, is perfect for a walk on a hot summer day. The paths take you to relaxation areas, a children's playground or ponds where people can swim. However, bathing dogs is prohibited.
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