This body of water is fun even for obstinate landlubbers and non-swimmers! You won’t see jumping dolphins but you will get to discover the sights around and taste the delicacies of the region.
The Bata Canal, or “Baťák” as the locals call it, is 53 km long and it is dedicated to recreational navigation from Otrokovice up to Skalice. Navigation also takes place on the separate river sections Kroměříž – Otrokovice and Rohatec – Hodonín. This unique technical achievement was built in the 1930s to provide irrigation for the surrounding areas and coal transportation for Baťa’s industry. To this day, you can see some surviving infrastructure, such as a coal tipper in Sudoměřice, tilting bridges, a lift bridge of a narrow- gauge railway, etc.
Rent a small motorboat for a cruise and be a captain sailing the waters according to your fancy. But feel free otherwise to take a more luxurious ride – just choose a regular cruise on a larger cruise ship.
But there is yet another way to navigate the local waters... houseboats ! With them, you can perfectly combine a cruise along the Bata Canal with discovering monuments, wine cellars and protected natural sites, as well as a bird habitat. And you don’t need a captain’s exam or a sea-wolf license from the Ministry of Rivers and Seas. Large groups can choose from several pre-arranged programs.
We recommend combining a cruise with cycling and, of course, with a visit to the sights in the area. Sampling regional specialities is basically a must, we probably don’t have to emphasize that. There is a great cycling route along the entire waterway (suitable for children of all ages and you don’t even have to have your own bikes, they can be rented here).
Motorboat, canoe and bicycle rentals are waiting for you in, for example, Staré Město, Uherské Hradiště, Veselí nad Moravou, Strážnice, Sudoměřice and Hodonín. So AHOY and see you on the boat!
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How about a picnic in one of the most beautiful chateau gardens in the Czech Republic?
The criers in the lead, the adjutants behind them with sabres drawn, a little boy with a rose between his lips, other criers, and other riders…
Visit the source of winemaking here, in a village that exported its most delicious wines to Europe as early as the 13th century. Tune your taste buds!
You will see it on a hill from far away. This majestic castle will show you the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
The Sahara Desert in the Czech Republic? Sure! Welcome to the Moravian Sahara Desert in Bzenec.
It looks like the Netherlands but it is... good old Moravia! The area of the wind mill in Kuželov will be fun.
The whole Strážnice area is alive with folklore and music, and that is why the local chateau is dedicated to folk music.
Dancing is not just for girls! Verbuňk, on the other hand, is a purely male affair. Gentlemen dance it mostly in groups and it’s a real experience.
Blueprint came to our country from the Far East. Today it is one of the rare traditional crafts of the Czech Republic. It evokes folk culture and can only be seen in two places in the country.
There is a place near Strážnice where the dreams of every biker come true. The five mountain-bike circuits with single trails in the pristine nature of the White Carpathians will bring you to a state of nirvana.
Divided into areas representing the regions of Moravian Slovakia (known as Slovácko in Czech), the Strážnice Open-Air Museum will pleasantly take you through history, entertain children, and show you live folklore.
A tree that sounds like it’s providing a true service. But it does really exist. It grows in the White Carpathian Mountains, and you can taste it – on the educational True Service Tree Trail!