Czech Republic

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Czech Republic - by Henk Nouws Although by nature Czechs are bikers rather than hikers, the Czech Tourist Club has set out 40.000km of hiking trails across the country. Enough to keep any globetrotter occupied.

The Czech Republic is a friendly country, covered in forested hills, undulating meadows and roads lined with apple trees. Most famous is Bohemia, Sumava for the Czechs, bordering on Germany and Austria. This region of high hills, forests and marshes is the most touristic. But there are other beautiful mountain regions on the border with Poland. Starting from Karlovy Vary in the west there are the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory), followed by the Izera Mountains (Jizerské hory) with their spectacular rock formations north of Liberec. Next are the Giant Mountains (Krkonoše), and the Eagle Mountains (Orlické hory) northeast of Hradec Králové. Further east are the High Ash Mountains (Hrubý Jeseník), and all the way on the border with Slovakia, the Beskids (Beskydy).

KCT publishes excellent 1:50.000 maps carrying descriptions of all hiking trails. These are for sale in regular bookshops. Hiking trails don't normally carry a name or number, just follow your heart. In the landscape the trails are marked using an ingeneous system of stripes. Possibilities for lodging are marked on the maps, there is a campsite in every village, and beer flows more profusely than in Germany.


If you are intent on walking a fully-fledged long distance hiking trail, then follow one of the European long distance trails passing through the Czech Republic. The E3 runs back and forth across the border with Germany and Poland, and includes the aforementioned mountain regions. The E6 passes through the Bohemian forest. The E10 leads straight from north to south right through the capital of Prague. A new project is the Prague-Vienna Greenways, a 400km hiking and biking trail between Prague and Vienna.

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Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 4. in Europe
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe April 2008
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A lot of way marked trails. Where ever you go: there are signposted routes. You just park your car somewhere and start, on trail! You can buy very good walking maps in shops, kiosks. On trail the marks are very well maintained. And Czech beer is better than.........
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
  • The Michelin National road map of the Czech and Slovak Republics at 1:600,000 scale is ideal for route planning and touring. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing all major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and most single-lane roads. The map is divided by grid showing latitude and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic
  • The Michelin National road map of the Czech Republic at 1:450,000 scale is ideal for route planning and touring. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing all major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and most single-lane roads. The map is divided by grid showing latitude and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oder-Neisse Cycle Route: the Source of the Neisse to the Baltic (630km)
  • Oder-Neisse Cycle Route, a 630-km long cycle route from the source of the Neisse in the Czech Republic to the Baltic with variants on both the German and the Polish side of the two rivers, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sumava National Park: Northern Part
  • Map No. 2080, Sumava National Park: Northern Part, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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eBooks.de
Germany
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sumava National Park (2-map set)
  • Map No. 2000, Sumava National Park (2-map set), in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski routes. A... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sumava National Park: Central Part
  • Map No. 2081, Sumava National Park: Central Part, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski routes.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart WK 2081 Böhmerwald-Dreiländereck CZ/D | Kompass |
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sumava National Park: Southern Part
  • Map No. 2082, Sumava National Park: Southern Part, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart WK 2082 Böhmerwald-Moldaustausee CZ/D | Kompass |
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cesky Raj
  • Map No. 2086, Cesky Raj, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski routes. A wide range of symbols... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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eBooks.de
Germany
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Luzicke Hory
  • Map No. 2084, Luzicke Hory, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski routes. A wide range of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Jiserske Hory
  • Map No. 2085, Jiserske Hory, in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass covering popular hiking and recreational areas of the Czech Republic. The maps have contours at 20m intervals. An overprint highlights footpaths, indicating their waymarking, cycling routes, and where appropriate, ski routes. A wide range of... Read more
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  • Buch.de, Germany
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart WK 2085 Isergebirge - Jizerské hory | Kompass |
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie . Read more
Buch.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
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