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Day Two: Following the Traces of the Battle of Znojmo

7 / Around Znojmo and Mikulov by Bike

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Day One: From Mikulov do Drnholec

Mikulov – Bavory – Perná – Dolní Dunajovice - Brod nad Dyjí – Drnholec – Novosedly (railway station)

You and your bike will easily reach Mikulov by train. The starting point of the trail is at car park near the bank beyond the square and it is equal to the Wine Educational Trail of Mikulov (Vinařská naučná stezka Mikulov). Explore the city centre, get enough information and leaflets from the local TIC (Tourist Information Centre) and do not forget to see at least one of the exhibitions in the Chateau where Napoleon spent a night after the Battle of Austerlitz. Then keep on the marked trail through Kostelní Square, Pavlovská and Dukelská Streets. As soon as you get out of the city - on the crossroads - take direction to the left towards Bavory and Perná. Before you reach the village of Perná turn left on the crossing towards Dolní Dunajovice. Now you leave the Wine Educational Trail of Mikulov and join the Stará hora Wine Trail. Both Wine Trail signposts contain information on long and rich wine-growing history in the region. There are all vine-yards around you. Before the Battle of Znojmo, marching across the wine-growing region caused troubles even to French Marshal Marmont´s Corps. It is said that some of his soldiers got drunk as a lord. So, be careful.

Our trail follows the Educational trail through Brod nad Dyjí as far as Novosedly. After the Battle of Znojmo, four French regiments put up a military camp in the mountains of Brod surroundings. Turn right at the crossroads before you reach Novosedly, then cross the River Dyje and drive up to Drnholec. Even before the Battle of Znojmo had started there was a clash between the Austrian divisions of Lieutenant Field Marshal Radecky and parts of French Marshal Marmont´s Corps. There is a Chateau, a parish built in early Gothic style, or the 18th century Church of the Holy Trinity. Leaving Drnholec return the same way back to the crossroads.

The Educational trail Stará hora round Novosedly will take you to the railway station – there are trains to Znojmo every hour – and it takes 40 minutes to get there. Just do not miss the last one. Information regarding accommodation facilities will be accessible from the TIC office but we recommend to do it in advance. And you can also return to Mikulov – it is not more than fifteen minutes by train to get there.


Day Two: Following the Traces of the Battle of Znojmo