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Prague & surroundings

Sazava

Posázaví is a beautiful wilderness with a ragged canyon of the Sázava River, where rapids roar and winding paths twist over the rocky slopes towards log cabins. And the “Posázavský pacific train” has been riding in this unbelievably hilly and rocky terrain for more than a hundred years. Young tramps chose the name for their favourite locale, projecting the landscape of the Wild West into the local nature as they imagined it from their readings of adventure stories by E. T. Seton and Jack London. 
15 tunnels were drilled on the railway built on difficult terrain, and the valley was bridged by stone and steel bridges. Hundreds of chalets spread over steep slopes above the river, tramp settlements with Indian totems, breath-taking views into the steep canyon-like valleys – all of this can be seen in a single day when we ride through the 10 km long Posázaví path. The canoe ride through the Sázava rapids from Týnec nad Sázavou is considered to be the most picturesque boating route in the country. And we can continue – in Posázaví we can also find Konopiště, the famous hunting chateau, or the eyewitness to ten centuries of Czech history – the ancient Sázava Cloister.  
The unusual landscape in the “Zlatá řeka” (Golden River) area is just 30 kilometres away from the southern end of Prague. It offers every sightseer a piece of history and pure, unspoiled nature. 
 
Canoeing Sázava river
Price: from 72 €

Wild coves, tramp settlements lining the canyon of a gold-bearing river, gentle rapids. This is a paradise for water-sports lovers and hikers. You must see this, and it’s best from the water. Our tour of the “Wild West” countryside starts with a scenic train ride over a river canyon, continues on a canoe and ends with a tasting of quirky local delicacies in a little tramp pub.

Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city in Czechia. Beautiful, possibly the most beautiful in Europe, at least so they say, and the locals will certainly confirm that…The historical city centre with the panorama of Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world, is a UNESCO memorial reservation. The National Theatre, the National Museum, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Hall with the Astronomic Clock, Strahov Cloister or the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul are among the best-known historical buildings. But you can read more about that in any guidebook.
Prague is also very “green”. You’ll find beautiful and especially valuable natural territory, forests, forest parks, fishponds and rocky wilderness here. All of this literally a few steps from the city centre. We’ll be pleased to show you how simple it is to see the hundred-spire metropolis from a bird’s eye view, how you can spend the afternoon actively after a “classic tour with a tour guide” and still remain within the city gates.
Okoř castle ruins
Price: from 70 €
A vast forested region, with rocky valleys, narrow passes, remnants of former mills, new residential complexes on the outskirts of picturesque villages, or a micro-brewery from the 16th century. We can look forward to these and other points of interest on the way to the romantic ruins of Okoř Castle, a mere 15 minutes from the very centre of Prague.
 

Karlstejn

Just a short distance from South-Western Prague, we find a landscape with varied and wild nature few would expect. The romantic River Berounka intertwines between cliffs and forms a craggy valley with rocky slopes. We can here encounter vast, beautiful underground caves as well as wonderful historical monuments.

A true historical jewel, the medieval Castle Karlstejn, lies on a buttress deftly hidden between 5 peaks, surrounded by high forest slopes and vineyards. It occupies an entirely unique position among Czech castles. The castle was established in 1348 by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for depositing royal treasures, especially the collection of sacred relics and the empire crown jewels. The spaces of the Chapel of the Sacred Cross, with their unique collection of 129 Gothic panel paintings of saints, are especially attractive to visitors.

The immediate surroundings of the castle, especially the Former Benedictine Monastery of St. John under the Cliff, the Velká and Malá Amerika limestone quarries or the Koneprusy Caves with their rich stalactite ornamentation are well worth exploring.

Karlštejn castle
Price: from 82 €

Czech Karst– famous for its carstic phenomena and just few steps out of the capital is ideal for 1 day active trip. We hike through beautiful countryside to ancient Benedictine Monastery, watch tiny Bubovicke waterfalls, untill the trail will finally leads us to the gates of the medieval Karlštejn castle.