Jihomoravský kraj
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Nature

Lower Moravia Biosphere Reserve

Lower Moravia Biosphere Reserve

Travelling through Lower Moravia:
The favourable climate conditions and countryside with a lowland character created on the confl uence of Dyje and Morava a picturesque swamp landscape with the biggest preserved remain of swamp forest in Europe that is a paradise for water birdlife. Together with the Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice complex it is included to the Lower Moravia UNESCO biosphere reserve covering more than 300 km2. There is a dense network of marked routes for hikers and cyclists.

www.dolnimorava.org

The White Carpathians

The White Carpathians

Romantics of the White Carpathians:
The White Carpathians are a long mountain range, found on its ridge is a Czech-Slovakian border. The countryside of the large meadows with scattered fi elds, orchards and pastures has been for centuries sensitively cultivated in a harmony of a human with nature. Today it is the UNESCO biosphere reserve. The highest peak of the White Carpathians is Velká Javořina (970 m) with beautiful views over Moravia and Slovakia.

www.bilekarpaty.cz/vis/

Podyjí National Park

Podyjí National Park

By bike through the Podyjí National Park:
The smallest local national park, declared in 1992, is composed of the Dyje River valley with deeply cut meanders, cliff s and stone seas between Vranov nad Dyjí and Znojmo. The nature lovers can visit the Visitors’ Centre with a permanent exhibition in Čížov and a well marked network of routes for hikers and cyclists, several thematic circuits and shelters for unfavourable weather.

www.nppodyji.cz

Moravian Karst

Moravian Karst

The underground world of the Moravian Karst:
Stalactite and stalagmite caves hiding underground of one the most signifi cant karst areas in Central Europe lure thousands of visitors every year. The accessible caves are: Punkevní (a tour includes a boat ride on the Punkva subterranean river), Balcarka, Kateřinská, Výpustek and Sloupsko-šošůvské caves. The starting point to the central part of the Karst is the Skalní Mlýn (Rocky Mill), to Punkevní caves you can get by an ecological electric train and a cableway will take you to the Macocha Abyss.

www.cavemk.cz

Pustevny

Pustevny

This is an area named after the nomads (literal translation “nomad refuge”) who wandered around Beskydy till about 1874. During the winter season it is a popular ski resort and in the summer it is an ideal hiking destination for those in search of a relaxing getaway with great views of mountain ranges.

www.pustevny.cz

Praděd

Praděd

Praděd is not only the highest mountain peak in Jeseník or the Morava-Silesian Region, its summit’s height overshadows all other mountains ranges in the entire Moravia Region. Her majestic peak reaches a height of 1,491m above sea level. During the winter season, Praděd is a popular getaway for downhill and cross-country skiers alike.

www.jeseniky.net

Protected Areas Poodří PLA

Protected Areas Poodří PLA

Poodří PLA is preserved valley with river Odra, a typical and unique preserved water system with the annual flooding of large parts of habitation. The greatest value represents meanders and blind creeks of the river Odry , high amount of grasslands, floodplain forests and pond system.

Protected Areas Beskydy PLA

Protected Areas Beskydy PLA

Beskydy PLA represents an exceptional natural value, particularly remnants of the original forests with occurrance of rare Carpathian fauna and flora. Remarkable are also species-diverse grassland, a unique surface and ground karstic phenomena. Beskydy landscape has an extraordinary aesthetic value, which was created by historical co-existence with man and mountains.

Javoříčské caverns

Javoříčské caverns

The Javoříčské caverns are a complex attraction made up of a maze of passages, lava domes and chasms. Currently, there are over 3.5km of passages, 788m of which are open to the public. The caverns offer incredible stalactical ornamentation which appears in abundance in two enormous locations: Suť Lava Dome and Lava Dome Gigant. For more caverns see

www.caves.cz

Litovelské Pomoraví National Nature Reserve and Jeseníky National Nature Reserve

Litovelské Pomoraví National Nature Reserve and Jeseníky National Nature Reserve

This is an area named after the nomads (literal translation “nomad refuge”) who wandered around Beskydy till about 1874. During the winter season it is a popular ski resort and in the summer it is an ideal hiking destination for those in search of a relaxing getaway with great views of mountain ranges.

www.litovelskepomoravi.ochranaprirody.cz
www.jeseniky.ochranaprirody.cz

Baťův kanál

Baťův kanál

Baťův kanál ranks among the most travelled hiking trails in the Zlín Region. This historical waterway features thirteen public reservoirs combining to cover a distance of 50km. This canal attracts tourists for recreation and offers some really original options for rest and relaxation. Visitors can jump out of their personal or rented boats and onto a bike or decide for a stroll and enjoy the beautiful Slovácko countryside. Here, you can get familiar with local specialties and excellent wines. While visiting this very special place, it would be a sin not to hike one of its most popular routes, actually named “The Wine Trail”.

www.batacanal.cz

From Chřiby to the White Carpathian

From Chřiby to the White Carpathian

The Zlín Region is full of natural wonders and interesting monuments and very alive with traditional folklore. The Morava River valley is both a wonder of nature and a natural axis. The Chřiby hills rise to the west and to the east the White Carpathian, Javorník and Beskydy mountain ranges are fronted by the Hostýn and Vizovice heights. These heights and ranges are well-known wonders among nature lovers, hikers, cyclists and skiers alike.

www.slovacko.cz
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