Private Hiking Day Trip from Brno to the Magical Pálava Hills and Vineyard Horse Riding

Outdoor Activities in Mikulov

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This amazing hiking day trip will take you to the heart of South Moravia, the region of wine and a fairy-tale landscape of vineyards. The ancient Pálava Hills, a landscape protected area and UNESCO biosphere reserve with two medieval castle ruins, is a place that will long remain in your memory. Beautiful nature with many protected animal and plant species and the romantic atmosphere of Sirotčí Castle Ruins (Orphan Castle) and Děvičky Castle Ruins (Girls' Castle) with the breathtaking views of picturesque little villages and vineyards below and the Nové Mlýny Reservoirs - this place is highly addictive for romantic souls! Your magical experience will be complete when you take a horse back ride through vineyrads and wine cellars (suitable for both complete beginners and experienced rides) with splendid views of the surrounding landscape. This day trip will simply take you far away from your everyday life.
We will collect you at your hotel in Brno in the morning (usually around 8 a.m.) and head off to a small village near Mikulov, where you will take your wonderful 45-minute horse ride in the surrounding vineyards (if you choose the option with horse riding). After you have enjoyed your time in the saddle, we will visit Mikulov, a beautiful historical town, where we will take a short walk around the historical centre and have a lunch in one of the picturesque local restaurants (own expense). Then we will take a walk about 5 km from Orphan Castle Ruins to Girls' Castle Ruins, which covers the main places to see in the Pálava Hills. This walk is of medium difficulty, including about 2 km of uphill walking. However, you can meet both children and elderly people while touring the Pálava Hills. During this tour, you will enjoy wonderful views, recharge your batteries in beautiful ancient untouched nature, and learn about the rich history of the Pálava Hills that reaches as far back as the Prehistoric times. We will take as many breaks as needed to ensure you can fully enjoy all the beautiful views. Around 6 p.m. we will return to your hotel in Brno.  Duration: about 10 hoursLocation: 50 km / 1-hour drive south from Brno For the option without horse riding, please see Schedule & Pricing.

What’s included

  • Driver and guide
  • Horse riding
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (admissions to both castle ruins are free of charge)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • You can buy fresh home-made goat's cheese while visiting the farm for horse riding


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level