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Czech mountains & rock towns

Sumava Mountains

Fragrant woods and meadows, valleys lost at the end of the world, bottomless bogs, a glacial lake and vistas full of hills and mountains – that’s Šumava, the largest forest complex in Central Europe. Endless forests hide a stony sea, primeval forest, moorlands, fierce river currents and other natural wonders. The sublimity of the mountains here are guarded by beautiful castles (Rožmberk, Velhartice), and chateaus (Hluboká nad Vltavou). Unique built gems certainly include the Vyšší Brod and Zlatá Koruna cloisters, and of the folk architecture sights, one cannot leave out the remnants of original historical estates in the small town of Volary (14 carved houses in the Alpine style) when wandering. Exceptional technical sights also include two nautical canals, thanks to which the Šumava woodcutters were able to transport tree trunks from the mountains to the mainland. An attractively marked route passing one of the settlements through a 400m long water tunnel leads there these days.  
We can get to know the spirit of the Šumava wilderness, the hospitality of the locals, and explore its inimitable natural beauty on foot, by bicycle, boat and on horseback.  
Welcome to the land of memorial towns, majestic mountains and deep forests.

 

Price: from 435 €

Getting to know Šumava up close is a MUST. An almost 190 km long mountain range and the largest NP in the country, a whole half of which we will explore over 8 days. We can look forward to secret peat bogs, majestic peaks, a glacial lake and well-preserved technical memorials. The close in beautiful Český Krumlov will be a fitting cherry on the cake after travelling through the magical and beautiful countryside of the Šumava wilderness.

Bohemian Switzerland

A world of wild coves, chasms, sandstone cliffs and tabular mountains spreads out on both banks of the Labe River between Děčín and German Pirna. Its symbol is the unique Pravčická brána, the largest cliff gate in Europe, reaching an awe-inspiring 27m and the height of both arches goes up to 16m.
You can set out towards it from Hřensko, a former woodcutter settlement and the current gateway to the park. The settlement, with its 115m above sea level is at the same time the lowest built area in the Czech Republic. Another gem of this diverse countryside is the deep canyon of the Kamenice River, some segments of which are accessible only by water. A little boat powered by human strength will take us between the rock formations and the ferryman will acquaint us with the live and petrified inhabitants of the chasms… 
The unusual harmony of nature is given a finishing touch by numerous examples of folk architecture of carved and wood-framed houses in the municipalities fringing the borders of this unique territory. 
The Czech Saxon-Switzerland National Park is rightly ranked among the 21 most significant tourist regions in Europe.
 

 

Hřensko, Czech-Saxon Switzerland
Price: from 183 €

During our 2-day sporting-cultural trip, we'll be taking a look at the picturesque region of Czech Central Mountains, visiting the Terezín military fort, tasting excellent wines from the best Czech wine makers, and delving into the coombs of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

Bohemian Switzeland at a glance
Price: from 99 €
Mighty cliff towers, wild canyons, castles and labyrinths – that’s the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. A region of unique sandstone formations, a landscape literally destined for hiking. Our excursion is headed towards the largest natural cliff gate in Europe, Pravčická bránaWe pass through the canyon of the Kamenice River and navigate the quiet Edmund’s Pass by faltboat.

Czech Paradise

Czech Paradise is our oldest protected nature reserve. Dramatic landscape scenery and the romantic atmosphere of historical sights are melded together into its poetic name. The unique jagged scenery of sandstone cliffs and canyons, fishponds, medieval castles and folk architecture etches itself into the memory of every visitor. The beautiful fairy-tale region on a surface area of 180 km2, a mere 70 km from Prague, is dominated by two vast rock towns. The peaks of bizarre sandstone shapes have been climbed by mountaineers from time immemorial, yet the labyrinth of cliffs intertwined by paths is a true paradise for hikers
 
The observatory on Kozákov is among the places of interest. The hill of volcanic origin, 744 m high, was and is a semi-precious stone deposit, and is also a sought-after location for paragliding. Another marked symbol Czech Paradise is the ruins of the castle TROSKY, built in the 14th century between two basalt hummocks. The towers of the ruins are an unmissable, dominant feature of the landscape. 
 
1.5 million tourists from up to 35 countries of the world make their ways to Czech Paradise annually. The area has been ranked in the prestigious European geo-park network under the auspices of UNESCO. It is thanks to the combination of natural curiosities, history and hospitality of the local inhabitants that it is rightly among the most favourite of destinations.
Price: from 180 €

The imposing sandstone towers of the Hruboskalsko cliff town, accommodation at a 14th century chateau, wellness with a touch of rock or the magical path along the Podtrosecké valley pond from a bicycle seat. We plan to view part of the unique Czech Paradise reservation from up close “without taking a breather” during the two-day trip. 

Czech Paradise sandstone rock
Price: from 99 €

A remarkable world of sandstone towers just an hour’s journey from the capital city. The one-day walking trip includes a tour of the rocky labyrinth of Prachovské skály, a tour of the Gothic castle Trosky and dinner at a medieval tavern with an accompanying programme.

Giant Mountains

Krkonoše lie in the North-eastern Czech Republic, spanning an area of 631 km2 and a length of almost 40 km. They rightly rank among the Czech best. It’s our oldest national park (since 1963) and it’s been a UNESCO biospheric reservation (since 1992).
 
They’re the most frequently-visited mountains, although this doesn’t detract from their beauty in any way. They’re magnificent and harsh at the same time, and you’d be hard pressed to find such varied, attractive natural splendour. They boast unique arctic-alpine tundra, a breath-taking panoramas with inimitable, poetically named peaks, meadows full of all sorts of rare flowers, deep valleys, rocky ridges, torrents, waterfalls, glacial lakes and secretive primeval forests.
 
Countless mountain chalets, where you can often find accommodation to this day, are another phenomenon. The cuisine is also worth trying – where else could you taste soup from bread yeast?
 
 
Biking at The Giant Mountains
Price: from 99 €

The Polish part of Krkonoše and the Jizera Mountains began to scrape the tourist scene only after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. Biking on well maintained forest trails, delightfull views,picturesque settlements await us during this one-day cycling trip to Polish side of the Krkonoše mountains.

The most beautiful part of the Krkonoše through mountain chalets
Price: from 260 €

A trip for lovers of kitsch views and fresh loud noises in the mountain quiet. We’ll be walking through a large part of the main ridge of the Krkonoše from Sněžka (the highest mountain in the Czech Republic) over a Labe spring all the way to the well-known Špindlerův Mlýn mountain resort.

Summit Of Snow Mountain
Price: from 399 €

During a 5-days tour we get to know the broad region of Eastern Krkonoše (Giant Mountains). First we go by cableway to the highest mountain in the Czech Republic, followed by a whole-day colourful trek over the ridges and a visit to mountain farms with a display of sheep wool processing, an electro bike trip and well-deserved wellness.

Price: from 99 €

In just one day we visit the best known winter resort of Krkonoše (the Giant Mountains), a stream of the Elbe River, feast our eyes on breathtaking views of the highest peaks of the Krkonoše, including the highest – Sněžka; we pass by waterfalls and interesting traditional mountain chalets.