A circular route takes you from Znojmo
to the Czech-Austrian border and into the heart of the Podyjí National Park
, whose main feature is the deep canyon of the river Dyje (Thaya), which forms a natural border with Austria. For most of the route you will follow the signs for the Znojmo Wine Trail, but on the way back to Znojmo you’ll use the backbone Moravian Wine Trail. You set out from Znojmo along an asphalt road through Mašovice to the village of Podmolí, from which you’ll enter the Podyjí National Park. An interesting variant for getting into Podmolí is to cycle along route No. 5000, which runs through the woods along an unpaved road directly above the river canyon. This challenging route, however, has more zigzags, thus adds a few extra kilometres. Past Podmolí, the biggest climb is already behind you, so you can deservedly coast down the paved road to the Šobes
vineyard and the meandering river Dyje. Along the way, do not forget to take in the beautiful views of the surrounding area. At the vineyard the paved road becomes a dirt road, which brings you to a long suspended footbridge across the river. Cross to the opposite side, where the Gruber Mill once stood, and continue along the Znojmo Trail through Hnánice
to an infantry cabin near Šatov. In Šatov
, follow the short educational trail named History, Wine and Fortifications. Then why not sample some wine at the Moravský sklípek wine cellar in Šatov. Do not miss the unique Painted Wine Cellar
(Malovaný sklep), which is directly on the road back to Znojmo. On the return to Znojmo, follow the Moravian Wine Trail and route No. 5000, which veers off in Konice and runs along a red-marked hiking trail down a dirt road.