Elbe Cycle Route

Bohemian Switzerland

Prague

Via Ferrata Děčín

Bohemian Midlands

Active holidays: Experience nature, culture, and gastronomy in the Czech Republic

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Enthusia Active Tours
Labské nábřeží 33,
405 02 Děčín 4

+420 724 006 865
info@enthusia.cz
www.enthusia.cz/en

 

The best hiking trails in the National Park Bohemian Switzerland, 8 days, selfguided

Explore the fairytale setting of Bohemian Switzerland National Park and the Lusatian Mountains. This unique area has attracted admirers since the 19th century, and little has changed since then. You'll enjoy its deep, dark forests, sandstone monoliths, deep valleys and countless panoramic views as well as the gorgeous folk architecture. Like the area's early visitors, you'll travel by historical modes of transportation. First a steam locomotive from 1890 will take you on narrow gauge rails into the heart of the Lusatian Mountains, later you'll ride a historical bus, and at the end of the tour you'll take a boat trip that has been enjoyed by tourists for 120 years.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Individual arrival to Děčín
Arrival Děčín - flight to Prague or Dresden; personal transportation to Děčín on demand.

Day 2: From the lookout tower Jedlová to the central town of the National Park - Krásná Lípa, 14 km
After the breakfast we transfer you to Lusatian Mountains for your first hiking. The tour starts with conquering of the castle ruin Tolštejn. Then you continue to Jedlová hora with a lookout tower with beautiful views. By descending from the hill Jedlová you will visit a pilgrim chapel on the top of the Křížová hora (Cross hill) with the calvary. Then you leave the Lusatian mountains and slowely you will slip in the National Park Bohemian Switzerland. You will stay overnight in a cosy heart of the park -  the town Krásná Lípa with national park museum, local brewery and chocolate manufacture.

Day 3: From Krásná Lípa over hills´ peaks and through the Kyjov dell to wooden statues in the Doubice village, 18 km
First of all you will make you familiar with the history of the town Krásná Lípa on the nature educational trail Köglerova naučná stezka. Further on the way the fairy Kyjov dell with many sand stone towers awaits your approach. At the end of the day you will come to Doubice village world of wooden statues. Not only children love this statues made by a local craftsmen. 

Day 4: From Doubice village through the deep forest to the Rynartice village, 22 km
This hiking day wonderful silent forest trails will follow your on you trip. You will come round to Kinsky nobel family swiss alps style build chalets. By Rynartice village you will admire one of the most stunnig panoramic views of the Bohemian Switzerland.

Day 5: Hike and conquer the robber castle Schaunstein, 17 km
Unawaited you will descent to the Pavlino údolí dell, where you will meet the Kamenice creek for the first time. This cold stream takes you to the traditional heart of the national park. Hierfrom you will continue a breathtaking ridge trip on the sandstone towers. You will discover the bird´s eye perspective views of the Bohemian Switzerland. Already the emotions same as of the first pilgrims will make you happy.

Day 6: 5-star hiking trip to the biggest sandstone arch of the Europe Pravčice gate followed by a descend into the deep Edmunds´gorge, 11 km / 19 km
Immerse yourself in the area's bizarre sandstone formations. You will see Pravčická brána sandstone arch, where Hans Christian Andersen dreamt up fairy tales, and later parts of the Chronicles of Narnia were filmed. The path runs over the hills, providing stunning views. Add a ride on a historical bus and a subsequent boat trip in a narrow gorge, and today is likely to become the highlight of your tour.

Day 7: Through the  river Elbe Valley and to the oldest man-made viewpoint in Bohemian Switzerland Belvedere 

In the morning pick you up with your luggage and transfer you to the start of the last hiking near Hřensko. You will climb up to the top of the sand stone rocks surrounded by the deepest river canyon in Europe. The whole day will be full of great romantic views from several natural and historical man-made viewpoints. The day tour ends in the city of Děčín in the same hotel, where you have started.

 

Day 8: Optional sightseeing in Děčín and departure
Breakfast and individual departure 

Dates and prices:

All prices are per person. Individual dates for groups of 6 or more.

Terms: 01.04. - 30.10.

Special prices for early booking min. 60 days prior to arrival

Accommodation Double bedrooms             Single bedrooms     
    2 PAX           535 €                               710 €
    4 PAX           525 €                               700 €
    6 PAX           510 €                               685 €

Prices for booking less than 60 days prior to arrival

 

Accommodation Double bedrooms             Single bedrooms     
    2 PAX           595 €                               710 €
    4 PAX           580 €                               700 €
    6 PAX           565 €                               685 €

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 Services:

  • Welcome drink with the local tour operator
  • Personaltransportation to Tolštejn
  • 7 x accomodation B+
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 5 x luggage transportation
  • 1 x a comprehensive information package with insider tips and sights that should not be missed, including detailed maps. incl. GPS mit tourtracks
  • hot-line and travel assistance

 

Extras:

  • Personal transportation Prague - Decin 2 PAX 83 Eur p. P., 4 PAX 45 Eur p.P.
  • Profi-hiking poles - 3 EUR/day
 

 

Map

Information

Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Tour category: Hiking tour
Days: 8 days
Stage length: 15 km
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Accomodation: cat. A, B
Board: Breakfast

Price

from 510 €

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+ 420 724 006 865
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