2018-05-04 7:00 pm
2018-05-07 10:00 pm
Lose yourself in the labyrinth of the mysterious rock city, witness splendid views of majestic castles and explore forests that are so magical, they’ll make you feel like you’re in a Lord of The Rings film. There is no limit to the beauty and wonder here – Bohemian Paradise is proudly listed on the list of UNESCO Geoparks and is home to a large number of historical sites. You’ll also sample some of the finest Czech beer and celebrate the nightlife in the capital, Prague.
The hike through Bohemian Paradise will wind you through castles, sandstone pillars and rocks shaped by nature over a number of years. See the ruins of Trosky castle and learn why people were afraid of the mysterious place for so long. You’ll probably want to pause with wonder as you walk around the Czech Grand Canyon. It’s 800 metres long, 200 metres wide and more than 80 metres deep, decorated with a deep blue lake. Peaceful and unique, you’ll also visit a monastery built at the bottom of a 100-metre cliff – wait until you see the incredible view from the top.
-accommodation in Prague – 3 nights with breakfast (triple rooms)
-guided hiking day trip to Bohemian Paradise
– guided active day trip to Karlstejna Castle, St John Monastery and The Czech Grand Canion (transfers, water, snack and Czech beer included ;-))
-guided private tour of Prague
What`s not included:
-flights, insurance, dinners
Hiking in Bohemian Paradise
A hike in “the rock city” of the Czech paradise (Cesky Raj in Czech), a Unesco world heritage site 100 km from Prague.
The characteristic elements of the Bohemian Paradise are beautiful castles and sandstone rock pillars. Many of them have been shaped by wind, water, frost, erosion, and people into unique and curious shapes in many cases.
We will walk around, under and over many of the 365 sandstone pillars. We will discover rock gates, niches, caves and cavities, balancing boulders and rock mushrooms. We will walk through “Lord of the Rings” like forests.
A hike full of fun due to the uniqueness and peculiarity of the trek.
Km: from 8+
Diff. in altitude: 400 mt approx
Duration of the trip: 6/7h (4 to 4.30 hiking)
Visit in the Trosky Castle (tickets is included)
Trosky ruins is a majestic dominant of Český ráj. Rich history of Trosky is full of empty spaces, unbelievable stories and legends. For a short while people were afraid of Trosky very much, because famous robbers Kryštov and Švejkar used the castle as their base.
Big Karlstejn Adventure-Walking and Relaxing
We will travel by van from one location to another (no bike). We will spend all day out in the country side, from morning to evening.
1st stop: Prokopske Valley. We will walk in a natural park famous for its cliffs and views on Prague and of course, we will enjoy both. We choose for you a loop that includes all the nicest things that the park as to offer. Bring your camera!The walk is around 5,5 km on gravel and natural trails with up and down. You can find everything here: stunning cliffs, a little picturesque lake, views over Prague, forests, no tourists
2nd stop: The forest centre. When a local wild animal has a problem it is taken to the forest centre just outside Prague where veterinary can take care of it. When is healed, if the vets think it could not survive in the wild, they keep it in the centre which is located in the middle of the forest in a nice and silent place. The walk is about 1,5 km on natural trails, quite flat. The walk is about 1,5 km on natural trails, quite flat.
3rd stop: The Czech Grand Canyon
This former quarry is now a picturesque gorge that hides a sunken lake. It is 800 metres long, 200 metres wide and 80 to 100 metres deep and the lake at the bottom is 18-metre deep. It is a very popular site among locals who are looking to get a perfect glimpse of the deep blue waters. The walk is around 2,2 km on gravel and natural trails. It is a flat walk.
If you don’t want to walk this section you can stay at the main lookout which is located very close to the car and wait for the group to come back while taking some great picture.
4th stop: Karlstejn castle. Karlstejn is an amazing large gothic castle in perfect conditions, built upon a promontory, wanted by Charles IV in 1348. We will spend 2,5 hours in the area and you have the following options:
a– Skip the walk and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants of the castle area.
b– Go for the 1 hour guided tour of the castle although we don’t recommend visiting the interior as its beauty is in the external part. You can anyway enter the castle walls for free and it is very nice.
c– Walk to the best possible viewpoint of the castle. Then go down to the castle area and have food and enter the castle walls. This hike is around 2,7 km on natural trails with some ups and downs.
5th stop: The monastery & the rock. Svaty Jan pod Skalou in Czech means St. John under the Rock. It is a monastery built at the base of a 100m sheer cliff. The location is peaceful and bucolic. Some people consider it one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the country.
We will climb the rock and enjoy the great panorama on the valley and the monastery below.
The walk to get to the top of the cliff is around 2,3 km but very steep on natural trails. You can avoid this hike and wait at the monastery where there is a restaurant with a terrace.
6th stop: Prague!
From the 5th stop, the monastery, it is just a 30/45 minutes drive back to Prague. After the tour, we will have dinner and enjoy the nightlife along the river, one of the most vibrant places in Prague.
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
Ryanair, 4th May London Stansted-Prague, 17:05-20:00
Ryanair, 7th May Prague-London Stansted, 19:25-20:25
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.
Hostel style, triple rooms, central located (10 min walk from Charles Bridge, only 800 meters from the Old Town Square). All of the rooms have private bathrooms.
Delicious hearty breakfast is included.
Itinerary (subject to change):
Evening Flight to Prague. Airport transfer. Check in. Drinks in one of the pubs in the Old Town Square.
After breakfast departure to Bohemian Paradise.
Hiking day trip
Drinks and drinks!
After breakfast departure to Prokopske Valley, we will spend all day exploring Czech countryside and landmarks.
Dinner and Party! 🙂
Breakfast, private guided tour of Prague, free time in Prague, departure to London.
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance, so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities that you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section