Walking tours in the Czech Republic

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Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic
photo: Walking tours in the Czech Republic
photo: Walking tours in the Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary
  • Marianske Lazne
  • Moravian Karst
  • Snow Mountain
  • Bohemian paradise
  • On a note

In the Czech Republic, you can not only drink beer! This is one of the most beautiful European countries with its own "Switzerland": huge caves, clean lakes, mineral springs and beautiful mountains. There are four large national parks and more than a thousand small protected areas around the most interesting natural sites. Routes along them are laid out for every taste: you can climb mountains and walk through swamps, inspect ancient castles and modern bomb shelters, climb gorges or high observation platforms.

Two super-long European routes pass through the Czech Republic. This is E-3 - the road that starts from Portugal and leads through all of Central Europe, ending in Turkey. It crosses the Czech Republic from the German border to the Polish border. The E-10 route leads through the Czech Republic from Germany to Austria and passes through Prague.

Karlovy Vary


The most famous Czech spa among the fertile wooded mountains. Here you can not only drink healing waters, but also explore the surroundings: more than 20 interesting routes have been laid around the resort.

  • The Beethoven Trail - named after the most famous guest of the most famous hotel in Karlovy Vary, which now bears the name of the composer. It starts from the Postal Yard and the Beethoven Monument and climbs the Vitkova Gora, so that it offers a view of the city. On the way, you can see roe deer, and in the fall - and wild boars. The trail is well-groomed, covered with gravel, along the road there will be benches and observation platforms over the cliff. The length of the route is 5.5 km.
  • The village of Brezova is a small tourist village on the banks of a reservoir that supplies the resort with water. They say that it was in the local smithy that Peter I studied blacksmithing. The road here goes up through the forest past the ruins of an old chapel. The length of the route is 8 km.
  • The road to the Loket castle is a full day route if done on foot. However, there are options for a bicycle trip, and it is best to go there by transport, and then slowly return through the picturesque forest to Karlovy Vary. A beautifully preserved castle of the 13th century, once the center of the local lands, and a small town around it with a church, a restaurant and a museum. The length of the route is 10 km. one way.

Marianske Lazne

The second most popular Czech resort, around which you can walk if you are relaxing here.

  • Kladska nature reserve nature trail. The nature reserve around Lake Kladska is located very close to the resort. The settlement at this place was founded by Prince Otto of Waldenburg, and his grave is located in the same forest. In memory of the prince, a monument "Dying Deer" was erected near the village. And the reserve itself tells about the local peat bogs. The nature trail leads along a wooden deck through bogs and blueberry thickets. The length of the route is 1, 4 km.
  • Geological Park in Marianske Lazne. The road starts from Goethe Square and leads to the Spichak Hill, where the picturesque pavilion of Friedrich Wilhelm IV stands. On the descent from the mountain, several viewing platforms and a chapel await the tourist. The length of the route is 5.3 km.
  • In Little Switzerland. The pearl of the route is a cluster of interesting boulders, which is called "Little Switzerland" here. Further, the road goes through the Hirtenruhe observation tower - once shepherds used to rest here - and the old water tower. The length of the route is 7, 3 km.

Moravian Karst

The Moravian Karst is a huge branched system of caves, its total length is 25 km, several caves are open to visitors. There are several routes there from all the nearest settlements, they also sell entrance tickets. In caves, the temperature does not rise above 8 degrees, so you need to take care of warm clothes. There is a cable car up the mountain with an observation deck.

Despite the fact that the routes through the caves themselves are not long, they are not located too close to each other, so usually only two or three can be seen in one day. On the very territory of the karst, among the picturesque slopes, there are several usual free walking routes, so you can just walk here.

  • Balcarka and Slope-Shoszów Caves - a route through three caves, one of which has preserved drawings of primitive man. The length of the route is 1.6 km. along the caves themselves and 5 km. before them.
  • Vypustek Cave is the oldest and most modern cave. It was formed earlier than others and has been used by humans since ancient times, but its main attraction today is the bomb shelter of the 1960s. The length of the route along the cave itself is 150 m, but to the cave itself you will have to walk about a kilometer in one direction.
  • Macocha - a former cave, and now the deepest abyss - the deepest in all of Europe, 138 meters. The path to which leads through the Punkvenny caves. The route along them is partly on foot, and partly - by boat along an underground river, and further to Macocha itself. Once this place was also a karst cave, but the vaults collapsed long ago. The total length of the route from the nearest ticket sales point is 3.7 km.
  • The Katerzynska Cave is famous for its highest hall with stalactites and stalagmites; it even hosts music concerts. The length of the route is about 1 km.

Snow Mountain

The highest mountain in the Czech Republic - Snezka - is located almost on the very border with Poland, and its height is 1602 m. At the foot of the mountain there is a small tourist village Pec pod Snezkou, and from it the trail starts up. Those who want to make the journey easier can take the funicular, but the walking path is not too difficult here, although it is a constant ascent.

There are wonderful views from the top of the mountain, and as the main attraction there is a small post office, and you can send a letter to someone directly from the highest point in the country.

The length of the route is 17 km. or 13 km. walking there and back, depending on the specific route. You can go up the more difficult road, and go down the easy one, or go up the cable car and then just go down comfortably.

Bohemian paradise


This is the name of the national park in the north of the Czech Republic. It is huge; in addition to natural attractions, ancient castles and churches are scattered along it, so you can always find a route for every taste.

Prakhovskie Rocks is a visiting card of the reserve. This is a rock formation, occupying more than a hundred kilometers, composed of an interesting rock - gray sand-dust. It was he who gave the name to the entire area. Wind and rain have given these soft rock formations the most bizarre shapes. There are pillars, columns, arches here. In addition, there are the ruins of two medieval castles from the 14th century: Trosky and Parges. Two routes have been laid along the Prahovsky Rocks - 1.5 km. and 5 km. with 8 observation platforms. In addition, part of the route is designed in such a way that you can drive along it with a wheelchair or in a chair.

Rock Monastery Drabske Svetnichki. Once upon a time there was a whole rocky city here - soft sandstone allows you to carve out rooms and fortifications in the rocks. There has been a monastery here since the 13th century. A rock-cut church with an altar and carved crosses has been preserved. A wooden path leads up to the rocks, the cliffs are neatly fenced, so it is quite safe here. The length of the route is 1.4 km, but a significant part of it is stairs.

On a note

In the Czech Republic, everything is ideally arranged for hiking. Routes are neatly marked and mapped, there are comfortable resting places, information posters and signs. Cellular communication is available almost everywhere. There are not many mosquitoes here - it is dry and hot, but ticks are found even in the capital's parks.


Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic
Walking tours in the Czech Republic