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 8. in Europe
  • Oranginas, long distance 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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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Rick Steves Prague & The Czech Republic, 9th Edition
  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Prague and the Czech Republic.With this book, you'll create your own unforgettable tour of the ''Golden City of a Hundred Spires.'' Walk across Charles Bridge at twilight, stroll the grounds of Prague Castle, and wander through the city's stunning Old Town... Read more
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Belgium
  • Rick Steves Prague & The Czech Republic, 9th Edition
  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Prague and the Czech Republic.With this book, you'll create your own unforgettable tour of the ''Golden City of a Hundred Spires.'' Walk across Charles Bridge at twilight, stroll the grounds of Prague Castle, and wander through the city's stunning Old Town... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Insight Guides Travel Map Poland
  • Travel Map Poland is a double-sided, indexed, road map at 1:800 000. It includes detailed city plans of Krakow and Warsaw together with plans of Prague in the Czech Republic and Bratislava in Slovakia, each city has its own separate listing in the attached index. Places of interest including nature reserves, national parks, museums, monuments... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Insight Guides Travel Map Poland
  • Travel Map Poland is a double-sided, indexed, road map at 1:800 000. It includes detailed city plans of Krakow and Warsaw together with plans of Prague in the Czech Republic and Bratislava in Slovakia, each city has its own separate listing in the attached index. Places of interest including nature reserves, national parks, museums, monuments... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Trotter 48 Praag | Lannoo
  • De beroemde en terecht gewaardeerde reisgidsenuitgever Trotter heeft nu een mooie serie stadsgidsen op de markt gebracht. Uitgevoerd in harde kaft staan deze zoals gebruikelijk vol met informatie. Niet alleen de bezienswaardigheden maar ook de info hoe je er moet komen, wat je er niet mag missen etc. Het beproefde Trotter-recept in een trendy... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Ultimate Prague & Czech Republic Travel Planner & Journal
  • Most travel guide books do not give you the comprehensive information you require when traveling to a new country. Well, that is no longer a problem. For You now can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling.. Following the self-guided tours in Rick Steves' Prague & Czech Republic guide book, you'll create... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Ultimate Prague & Czech Republic Travel Planner & Journal
  • Most travel guide books do not give you the comprehensive information you require when traveling to a new country. Well, that is no longer a problem. For You now can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling.. Following the self-guided tours in Rick Steves' Prague & Czech Republic guide book, you'll create... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Rough Guide Pocket Prague - Praag | Rough Guides
  • Een kleinere versie in zakformaat van de grotere versies van de Rough Guides. Als altijd weer vol met goede informatie over cultuur en praktische zaken. Achterin een kaart van de stad. The best Prague has to offer – in your pocket. Pocket Rough Guide Prague is your essential guide to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with stunning... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Prague
  • Travel Czech Republic Eastern Europe Guidebook. Eastern Europe Czech Republic General Short Reads Women Travel.Learn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Prague from an Expert - Erica StewartThe Insider´s Guide for Women Traveling to this Amazing City! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips and recommendations to off-the-beaten path... Read more
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Belgium
  • Prague
  • Travel Czech Republic Eastern Europe Guidebook. Eastern Europe Czech Republic General Short Reads Women Travel.Learn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Prague from an Expert - Erica StewartThe Insider´s Guide for Women Traveling to this Amazing City! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips and recommendations to off-the-beaten path... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Trotter Tsjechië | Lannoo
  • Tsjechië Trotter is een originele reisgids met een eigen mening en persoonlijkheid. Trotter houdt geen cliché's in stand, maar biedt de individuele reiziger een persoonlijke visie. De traditionele trekpleisters worden verfrissend beschreven en ongekende schatten worden geopenbaard. De selectie van hotels en restaurants is uniek en de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Praag | ANWB Media
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming of een weekendje stad. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Ontdek Praag met de compleet vernieuwde reisgids ANWB Extra Praag! Met zijn prachtige historische gebouwen, groene heuvels en gezellige kroegen is Praag een perfecte... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Just the Shorts
  • Retracing My Father's WWII Path Can you really travel for nearly a month in Europe taking no more than a pair of swim shorts, a cell phone and a few toiletries? Absolutely But my trip was so much more than just an exercise in traveling light. In an unforgettable solo journey through Europe, I retraced my father's WWII path in the Czech... Read more
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Bol.com
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  • Just the Shorts
  • Retracing My Father's WWII Path Can you really travel for nearly a month in Europe taking no more than a pair of swim shorts, a cell phone and a few toiletries? Absolutely But my trip was so much more than just an exercise in traveling light. In an unforgettable solo journey through Europe, I retraced my father's WWII path in the Czech... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czechia - Slovakia Michelin
  • 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
  • Czechia Michelin
  • 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
  • Czechia
  • Indexed road map of Czech Republic at 1:250,000, with 1:100,000 scale enlargements of Prague, Ústí nad Labem, Karlovy Vary, Ceské Budejovice, and Plzen. The main map shows the major road network and some minor roads, with road distances marked in kilometres; filling stations are shown. Railway lines and airports are clearly displayed.Topography... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech - Slovak Republics F&B Superatlas
  • Road Atlas of the Czech Republic and Slovakia at 1:150,000 from Freytag & Berndt, presenting each county separately and accompanied by street plans and enlargements for main urban areas, plus mapping of the whole of Europe for route planning.The atlas, published in an A4 spiral-bound format, presents each country on a separate set of maps, with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic Marco Polo Road Atlas
  • Czech Republic Road Atlas from MairDumont in an A4 spiral-bound format, with 18 street plans and the publisher’s innovative system of providing peel-on/peel-off stickers for making selected locations more prominent when navigating.MairDumont’s distinctive cartography boldly stresses main roads and motorways in strong colours and selected towns... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic 100K Cycling Atlas
  • Czech Republic Cycling Atlas at 1:100,000 from Shocart in an A4 ring-binder format with removable pages, including additional more detailed mapping of 231 specially selected routes, each with elevation profiles, etc. The whole volume comes in a protective presentation case.The 170-page atlas section has detailed, GPS compatible mapping covering... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oder-Neisse Cycle Route Bikeline Map-Guide
  • 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
2017
  • Czechia Shocart 75K Cycling Atlas
  • Czech Republic Cycling Atlas at 1:75,000 from Shocart in an A4 spiral-bound format, providing a detailed picture of the country’s extensive network of waymarked cycling paths, including routes in the adjoining areas of the neighbouring countries.Topography is shown by contours at 20m intervals with spot heights and relief shading, complemented... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • EuroVelo 9 Cycle Route: Brno - Vienna - Maribor (550km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • A 550km section of the EuroVelo 9 from Brno in the Czech Republic, across eastern Austria including Vienna, to Maribor in north-eastern Slovenia presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Karkonosze
  • Karkonosze Mountains in Poland and the Czech Republic on a detailed hiking map at 1:50,000 from EKO-GRAF, with on the reverse on overview map of hiking trails with timings, seven street plans and a sightseeing map of the region highlighting locations of palaces and other historic buildings in Poland.On one side is a detailed map at 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic Road Atlas
  • Czech Republic Road Atlas from Shocart in an A4, paperback format with enlargements showing access to 13 main cities, illustrated notes on the country’s UNESCO heritage sites, plus an extensive index.Road and rail networks are shown on a base map with relief shading to present the topography. National parks and other protected areas are marked.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 431 ?eský les, Domažlicko | Shocart
  • 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
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland
  • Self guided walking tour in Saxon Switzerland. Saxon Switzerland, or the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, is one of the most captivating of parts of eastern Germany. Saxon Switzerland lies either side of the River Elbe south of Dresden and crosses into the Czech Republic; the contrast between riverscapes and dramatic rock outcrops makes for a unique... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Tsjechië - Bohemen
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Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Tsjechië - Praags heuvelland
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  • Duitsland - Sächsische Schweiz
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