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Cycling Vienna - Prague
Walking Vienna - Prague
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Walking Budapest - Cracow
Czech experience tour
Flexible multisport tour
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Czech Greenways by car

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Walking Vienna - Prague
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Walking Prague - Dresden
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Czech Greenways Multisport Flexible Tour Vienna-Prague
Economy flexible tour

History and Architecture

Tour of chateaux, castles, historic towns and formal gardens
Archaeology Tour
Jewish Heritage Tour

Czech art & culture tour

Pottery and Czech Glass Tour
Painter´s Tour
Czech Music Tour
Czech Folklore Tour
Cultural Events Tour

Local beverage experiences

Beer Tour
Wine Tour

Exploring Nature

Birdwatching Tour
Ecology Tour

Active Holidays

Mountain Bike Tour
Horse Riding Tour
Canoe Tour
Fishing Tour

 

Hiking in the Czech RepublicThe 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 nearest towns.

Czech Hiking symbols

Signpost
Marks
Mark on tree
Singpost

Mark

Mark at crossroads

Mark on tree

Czech Walking Maps

Cyech walking mapsIn 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.

Chateau ValticeCzech Walking Experience:
Prague-Vienna Greenways

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 South Moravia.
• 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.

 

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