Service-Tree Path (25 km)
Rideability: all the year round
The path is marked with red inclined stripe
and goes from Tvarožná Lhota (from the
Service-Tree Museum) to the Atilla Club above the
village and then to a group of gardens where we turn to the right to get to
a meadow. We pass the protected Špiruda´s service-tree
and reach the motorway to Lučina. We leave this motorway immediately and go
to the look-out tower of Travičná. Here we can decide – we make a
small tour through a forest and meadows with three big service-trees and
reach Tvarožná Lhota; or we go down the hill passing the wooden statues of
Carpathians creatures and meet the blue-marked tourist path. When we come to
the information centre in Radějov, we
follow the blue-marked tourist path going up to the forest where we can find
a spring, and we continue on a path through high forest to the cross-roads
with a yellow-marked path. Now, we have to follow the yellow path, we leave
the forest and we can enjoy wonderful view of the landscape. Following the
yellow-marked path, we go below the Žerotín hill and we can see a lot of
robust service-trees among the vineyards. We go up hill, following always
path, among vineyards. On the Žerotín hill, we can relax at a chapel
and then continue to the asphalt bike path, which leads us back to Radějov.
When we take the field-path beginning at the church, we go over a hill and
come back to Tvarožná Lhota.
This path is divided into two circles – 3 and
7 km. On the way, we can see wonderful service-trees. Service-tree is
a robust and very decorative tree, growing mostly in south-eastern Europe.
It does not create coherent stands, but it is spread in light forests. In
autumn, it attracts your attention with its colourful leaves and fruits.
More information about this tree you can get in the service-tree museum with
an information centre. Here you can also buy some products.
You can visit the holiday area of the sheep-cot with some timbered buildings
and original Carpathian timber species. You can become acquainted with old
handicrafts, ecology or sports in nature. The serviceberry harvest festival
takes place at the end of September within the sheep-cot area.
Another interesting place is the Travičná hill (379 m n. m.) with a
look-out tower and exhibitions about the Protected Landscape Area of the
White Carpathians. From the height of 35 m above ground, you can see not
only the service-tree tops, but also the hills of Pálava, Chřiby and Beskids.