Czech Republic is a perfect country for walking
With the largest density of castles and chateaux per square kilometer
in Europe and incredible, un-spoilt mountain, forest, river and
wetland landscapes, there is so much to see.
Czech Walking Trails
The foundations of walking in the Czech Republic were laid down
by the Czech Tourist Club over 100 years ago. At this time an extensive
network of hiking trails was created and marked out by hundreds
of club members. An excellent web - 38 500 km - of well-marked,
well-connected, Czech hiking trails is the legacy of their work.
Today the hiking trails are still maintained by Czech Tourist
Club members on a purely voluntary basis.
The marking system is very easy to follow and you will see painted
signs on posts, rocks and trees along the way. Sign
posts at main hiking route junctions detail kilometers to the
Czech Hiking symbols
Mark on tree
Czech Walking Maps
addition to this, the Czech Tourist Club publishes series of maps
of the Czech hiking trails. These maps (1:50 000) are based on military
maps and are detailed with topographical contours.
Unlike other countries, Czech hiking is made easier by the fact
that walkers and hikers have the right of way. This stems from
the 40 years of Communism in the Czech Republic where private property
was frowned upon. Locked away behind the Iron Curtain at this time,
the restrictions on travel outside the Czech Republic lead to the
hiking trails being well used.
One of the most renowned Czech walking routes is the Prague-Vienna
Greenways, a series of designated routes between these two culturally
rich cities. Our Greenways walking tour follows this route where
you will hike in best walking places along the Greenways.
• Hike through the Lednice-Valtice area, a rich, cultural landscape
with follies, collonades and lodges of the Lichtenstein family.
• Explore the limestone Palava Hills in the warm, wine-growing landscape of
• Walk along the remnants of the Iron Curtain at Cizov with an the old watchtower
and barbed wire.
• Wander in the lush, forested river valley of Podyji National Park.
• Ramble through the precious wetland and lake landscapes of South Bohemia.