Day 1, Bratislava - Moravský Svätý Ján Tue, 13 Sept
The first stage of your journey takes you from Bratislava along the Morava river flood plains in the westernmost region of Slovakia, Záhorie.
In Bratislava, follow the Danube river bank promenade and then a 5-km section on asphalt road to Devín. There is a majestic medieval castle ruin above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, opening its gates at 10am. The views from the Devín castle are cool.
From Devín Castle, follow the bike path along the Morava river, with Devínska Kobyla hill with its sand rock Sandberg on your right side. A bit further, you will see a 1930’s concrete bunker, the Iron Curtain memorial and cyclist bridge to Austria.
From now on, the natural adventure begins. Options to refresh start to be a bit limited, but the route follows scenic flood plains, historic railway 1840’s bridge to Marchegg, with nice bird-watching options.
There are some options to refresh in villages Vysoká pri Morave, Záhorská Ves and Suchohrad. Behind Suchohrad, there is 30 kilometre section without any pub or shop, so be prepared with water and snacks.
Cafe Ahoy / 11 km
Pleasant open-air café with a view of the Danube river in Devín, open from 10am.
U Blažeja, Záhorská Ves / 42 km
Local pub with cheap beer/kofola and authentic fast food. Sausage or pickled cheese recommended!
Biker’s Caffé / Sekule
Restaurant for dinner in the next village, 2 km from your accommodation
Per Tutti guest house / Moravský Svätý Ján
Prievozská 782, Moravský Svátý Ján
+421 911 251 812
Basic but handy accommodation on the route with breakfast included. Please pay 42€ in cash on the spot.
Devín Castle / 11 km
Majestic medieval castle ruin above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Opened, from 10, entrance fee 6€ per person.
Iron Curtain memorial / 15 km
Open-air museum with a Iron Curtain memorial, 1930’s bunker and a bridge for cyclists across the Morava river to Austria.
Habánsky dvor, Moravský Svätý Ján
Open-air central village area dedicated to the culture of Habans, a specific culture that arrived in 16th century from the west and lived in self-sufficient communities.