I will show you my favorite place close to Bratislava - Svätý Jur. On the walk we will connect the history, the nature and local products (wine). You will get to know more about Slovakia, then just spend time in Bratislava and its center. I will tell you about the local nature and how the wine is made. Itinerary 3-4 hours: We will meet at the bus stop (train stop) in Svätý Jur. I will provide you with a detailed instructions how to get there from Bratislava. I will guide you through the old center of the city to the vineyards. We will visit a View Tower up in the vineyards, next to an old wine house. From the tower there is a beautiful view on the city and the country. Then we will continue through the forest and visit ruins of an old castle (Biely kameň). We will stop for a drink in a local bar (old fashioned). Then we will continue down to the center of the city. At this point there are more options (You will pay extra to staff in a shop/restaurant or to a wine maker): 1. We can visit a wine shop where it is possible to taste 15 different wines from the local wine makers which you can also buy. You can taste just 1 sample... or 30 :) Price is from 1 to 10 EUR. 2. I can arrange a degustation with a wine maker in his cellar (the price is from 15-20 EUR per person) 3. Stop at the restaurant to have a food and beer. Then I will guide you back to the bus/train stop.
I am fond of spending time in the nature - mostly hiking and biking or just take my dog out, sit and observe trees, flowers and animals. I have traveled the whole Slovakia to visit all the mountains. I have also visited surrounded countries (Czech rep., Austria, Poland, Slovenia). I have been hiking for almost 20 years. I studied natural sciences at university, so I am close to the nature for the majority of my life. I have been living in Bratislava (I lived in Svätý Jur for a while too) all my life, so I know Male Karpaty (mountain where Bratislava is partially located) wery well. I am also a big fan of the slovak wine. I have attended many degustations and wine tours. South-west slopes of Male Karpaty mountain offer great conditions for growing excellent grapes. I can take you to wine makers who make really good wine.
a beer or a non-alcoholic drink in the local bar below the castle Biely kameň (old fashioned bar. you will like it :) ).
* Svätý Jur - small, historical and beautiful city close to Bratislava was declared as the town conservation reservation. The city is also known for its great conditions for grapes and excellent wine. * The View Tower - it is located on the hill above Svätý Jur next to the old wine house * Biely Kameň - the old castle - ruins in the forest * Neštich - the upper part of Svätý Jur with a beautiful church on the slope * Vinocentrum - wine place
Svätý Jur - Hike, explore, taste