The Central European continental climate
consists of long, hot summers and
winters. The best time for cycling
tours is between April and October.
summer months it can get quite hot.
Bear in mind that it will be cooler on
tours at this time. May June and
September are generally good months to
of the cooler, but still warm
It must be noted that, according to the
tourism calendar, the first two weeks
are when most people go for their
holidays. Generally July and August are the
months. We mention this with regard
to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO
areas with greater ease and with less people around.
day from April
to the end of October
us an email for custom guided tours in different
You might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with
the following festivals and
Genussfestival (May) presents culinary specialties from Austria.
The Vienna Festival (May-June) is renowned for its superb international theatrical performances, it invites musical ensembles and opera companies from all over the world, in addition to staging many Austrian musical productions.
Jazz-Fest Wien (June-July)
World Choral Festival (July)
Vienna Popfest (July)
Mikulov Wine Fare (May) is a prestigious wine tasting event with rich cultural programme and Czech championship in filling a wine pipette from a barrel.
The Town of Mikulov Festival (May) includes scenes from the traditional life in Mikulov, opening of sights to the public with complementary events, performances of local ensembles and schools, wine tasting and gastronomic specialities.
The International Guitar Festival (July) features master-classes of interpretation and concerts by world-class guitarists.
The Festival of the Nations from the Podyji (July) presents the original cultural and culinary specialties of the nations living in the Podyji region.
www.narodypodyji.cz (in Czech only)
Festival Of The Three Neighbors (August) is a meeting of folklore ensembles.
Mikulov Beer Festival (August) offers tasting of different beer brands and attractive cultural programmes.
www.mikulovskepivobrani.cz (only in Czech)
Kampanila (August-September) is an international choir festival with a long tradition.
Pilgrimage to Holy Hill (September) to the Black Loretan Madonna at Mikulov
Palava Wine Harvest Festival (September) is a grand event with a historical fair and wine market, historical and folk costume parades, wine tasting, a program of events for all ages and local culinary specialties.
www.palavske-vinobrani.cz (in Czech)
Days of Jewish Culture (September)
Festival of Sacred Music (April)-international
music festival. Six concerts at Easter time devoted
solely to sacred music.
Brno (April, May and September) http://www.jazzfestbrno.cz/en/
- City in the Center of Europe (May-June)
- Festival of fun under Spilberk and Veveri Castles
in Brno. Includes: International fireworks competition IGNIS
NIGHT presentation of Brno museums
and galleries and CHURCH NIGHT.
Moraviae (June) This international
music festival offers the opportunity to travel around
the various châteaux and churches of South Moravia
and the Highlands listening to music. The programme
is subtitled “Shakespeare, Beethoven and the Czech
Quartet Tradition”, and includes about thirty concert
at The Old City Hall (June-September)
The Old City Hall comes alive with culture in the summer.
Its rich and colourful programme consisting of concerts,
theatre, a literary programme, (video) art and open-air
cinema takes place outdoors in its courtyard
Guitar Festival (August) annual
International Guitar Festival which is considered to
be one of the most important festivals of its genre
in Central Europe
International Music Festival Spilberk (August) - Music Festival in the grounds of Spilberk
castle in Brno.
Brno (October) - International Music
and Theatre Festival – prestigious biennale dedicated
to Leos Janacek
Dvorak's Olomouc (May) is an international classical music festival. A tribute to one of the most famous Czech composers, Antonin Dvorak, of New World Symphony fame.
Beerfest Olomouc (May)
Olomouc Cultural Holidays - Olomoucke kulturni prazdniny (July-August) is the series of open air shows, concerts, exhibitions, literary evenings, theatre performances in the historical city center.
Autumn Festival of Sacred Music (September-October) brings first class concerts and performances of sacred music in Olomouc churches.
International Organ Festival (September) is held in St. Maurice church which houses the biggest Czech organs from 1745.
Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival (April) where dozens of famous performers and ensembles play the music of this great composer as well as other famous composers of the time.
Krakow International Film Festival (May-June)
Jewish Culture Festival (June) is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world. It started in 1988 as a modest occasion but it turned out to have enormous significance, considering the boldness of the subject matter, upon which the communist authorities of the day looked askance.
List of all festivals in Krakow: