If your idea of a great escape is to walk a day through breathtaking scenery and then find an outstanding local pub or restaurant to reward yourself (and at less than $1 a beer you can do a lot of rewarding!) then the Beskdy mountains in the region of Vallasske ("Wallachia") in Moravia will be your version of paradise!
We can't get enough of the place, and will be sure to help you 'find your way' around!
The Beskydy mountains are dotted with pacific lakes
Traditional Wallachian "Senk" pub/restaurant situated at strategic points in hill walks. Great beer guaranteed!
One of our favourite mountain restaurants - Skalikova Louka - worth the walk!
It's difficult to get machinery up to these fields so animal power still common
Village in the valley
The views from restaurant Skalikova Louka add taste to your lunch!
The hill trails (and the mountain restaurants - senk) are popular with bicyclists
Many isolated cottages in the hills have been here for centuries
Breakfast with a view
Sheep were largely driven out of the region in the past centuries, the reverse of the Scottish Highland clearances!
Many fire & logging roads make for great ski, bike and walking trails
This brings good luck!
Small and cozy
Small and cozy
Another classic mountain restaurant, this one more conveniently situated on the road!
The summit of Radhost - with TV tower and the summit hotel to right
Take a break from your walk...
Beskydy mountain fields
Entrance to the Skalikova Louka restaurant
Perhaps not a year-round dwelling!
Take the road less travelled
The cottage has several acres of private forest in the back yard!
I want to live here!
Small shrines are common throughout the mountains (it wasn't always easy to walk to the town!) Note the traditional 4 linden trees
The pub from heaven. Two tables outdoors, lovely views, the best beer I have ever tasted (drawn from 400 yr old cellar!)
Radegast is the local beer, this was beer the way God intended it to be...