Protected Nature at Hostýn in Moravia BOOK TOUR

Forested foot hills of the Byskydy Mountains that miraculously stood the test of time.

Enjoy the Beauty of Mountain Meadows where Wild Orchids Bloom

Here, in the mystical forests of central Moravia's Hostýn Hills, you can journey through valleys guarded by sleepy ruins, and historic battle fields which are now peaceful mountain meadows. If you listen closely, you may just be able to hear the foxes saying "dobrou noc".

Depart from Prague early on Saturday (pick up at your hotel), and transfer via Kroměříž (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Bystřice pod Hostýnem, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch after a short hike. Following lunch, there will be free time to take a refreshing swim at a nearby pool, or to further explore the wooded surroundings. There are an abundance of scenic country roads and well marked hiking trails here.

This weekend's lodging will be in a small Inn made from a 15th century water mill. It's extraordinary
charm comes from it's individually named rooms (each with their own unique characteristic). In addition, the dining area is reminiscent of a traditional Czech "Country Kitchen" from days long gone. Bring your appetite and a thirst for a lively evening of song and music.


The well known pilgrimage site with a beautiful baroque church and the remains of a prehistoric settlement. In the 13th century many lives were miraculously saved here from the Tatar invasion. Thus, many people still believe these hills have mysterious and supernatural powers that still protect those who visit here. Now protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the natural environs are exactly the sort of medicine that many people crave. The peace and quiet here is unrivaled anywhere in the the Czech Lands.

Right above the village Štípa, you may be surprised to find a wind mill built in 1858. Although it appears unusual in these surroundings, it has been preserved as a museum, complete with the mill keepers house and tools. Certainly, it is not what you might expect while wandering through these hills, and it conjures images of Cervantes' Spain.

3750 Kč per Person* | $150 US per Person

Price includes:
  • English speaking guide
  • Private transportation from Prague & back
  • Lodging (based on double occupancy)
  • Picnic (bagged) picnic lunch on Saturday with bottled water, and Sunday breakfast,

- Rate based on minimum of 4 participants (double occupancy)

- Single occupancy option is available for an additional 750Kč ($30).  
- 10% Discount available for groups of 5 to 7 participants.
- Bicycle and equipment rental optional (prices on request)