A self-guided hike through the "Bohemian Paradise", rural and unspoilt, complete with castles and rock labyrinths.
Castles, rock labyrinths and fairytales
The 'Bohemian Paradise' is a landscape of meadows, pine forests and extraordinary sandstone rock formations - labyrinths of rock towers through which the walker will wind and clamber. Although a 'medium' graded route, it is the odd short, sharp climb which tips it over into this category - most of the walking itself is easy. Situated at the northern edge of the Czech Republic, this historically rich area allows the walker a glimpse of rural middle Europe in microcosm. Fairytale castles, each with its own story, punctuate your journey, from Kost - one of the finest examples of its kind - to the volcanic double-coned Trosky. Moravian wines, local herbal liqueur and of course beer, for which the republic is famed, will, we guarantee, undo all the good work of the walking day. After a stay in the old town of Jicín, you should add a night or two in Prague (not included). Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Debbie (and Thomas)
See Annabel's slide show of her 2015 walk
5 nights: EITHER miss one night in Turnov (and Day 2's walk) OR one night in Hruba Skala (and Day 4's long circular walk and therefore Kost castle)
4 nights: miss both the above