Self Guided Walking Holidays in the Czech Republic
Our Czech Republic walking holidays include the beautiful regions of the Bohemian Paradise and the Giant Mountains (part of the Sudeten). All itineraries finish in gorgeous Prague, where you can spend one or more extra nights after your trip.
Explore on foot the best parts of Saxon Switzerland in Germany and Bohemian Switzerland in Czechia. Part of the route follows the Malerweg (Painters Trail). You will reach famous sights such as the Bastei viewpoint and bridge near Rathen, the Königstein Fortress and Pravčická Brána, the biggest natural rock arch in Europe.
The Giant Mountains offer great hiking opportunities in the heart of Old Europe, beautiful alpine meadows, bare ridges, picturesque waterfalls and fairy-tale villages. And maybe you will have a chance to meet the mischievous but friendly guardian goblin Krkonos (Rubezahl) himself! Your holiday will end in Prague with plenty of time to take in this beautiful city.
Take a walk through the narrow corridors of “rock cities”, exciting rock labyrinths, and splendid viewpoints. Explore castles, ancient ruins, waterfalls, and stunning rock phenomena. Visit Trosky Castle – the symbol of the Bohemian Paradise. Finish your Bohemian Paradise holiday in Prague with plenty of time to get to know the City of a Hundred Spires.
Where Do our Walking Holidays in Czechia Take Place?
Our Czech Republic walking holidays include three distinct and beautiful regions. Most of the itineraries finish in gorgeous Prague, where you can spend one or more extra nights before or after your trip.
The Bohemian Paradise
The Bohemian Paradise is a picturesque hilly region situated 90 km north of Prague. It combines unique nature, sandstone rock cities, spectacular landscapes, remarkable historical sights, and rural architecture. The area is included in the UNESCO’s list of Geo-parks. Our Bohemian Paradise walking tour combines a visit to beautiful Prague with hiking in this fascinating region.
The Krkonoše or Giant Mountains are a mountain range located in the north of the Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, part of the Sudeten mountain system. The Czech-Polish border, which divides the historical regions of Bohemia and Silesia, runs along the central ridge. The highest peak, Sněžka is the Czech Republic’s highest point with an elevation of 1,603 metres. Large areas of the mountains are designated national parkland and offer a network of well-marked hiking trails. Our Czech Republic walking holiday in the Krkonoše will let you experience this gem hidden in the heart of Europe.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains (also called Saxon Switzerland) are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden and expanding into Czechia. They were named by two Swiss painters who were impressed by the similarity of the area to the landscapes of their own country. You will see bizarre rock formations, walk through ancient woods and picturesque valleys alongside the winding Elbe River. In the Romantic Era, many painters from Switzerland and England discovered this region with its beautiful wilderness.