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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Trails

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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Shocart 405 AŠSKO, CHEBSKO - Asch, Eger / Wandelkaart Tsjechie |
  • Gedetailleerde deelkaart van Tsjechie met daarop naast vele topografische details ook ingetekende wandelroutes, hutten en andere toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Voor de wandelaar zijn de routes en bijvoorbeeld hoogtelijnen van belang. Goed kleurgebruik en legenda in meerdere talen. Als wandelkaart of fietskaart dan ook prima te gebruiken Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Te Voet
Belgium
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Tsjechië - Bohemen-Moldau
  • Een actief programma waarbij jullie verwend worden in een door Nederlanders gerund gasthuis. Middenin de natuur, in een omgeving met veel wild. Geniet van gastvrijheid, rust en uitzicht. Per mountainbike verken je de omgeving en wandel je door bos en veld naar een kasteel aan de Moldau. Natuurlijk kan er op de Moldau gekanood worden, maar... Read more
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