Hiking the dark woods in the Bohemian Forest

Hiking on the edge of the Bohemian Forest

The national park Sumava is better known as the Bohemian Forest. Together with the Bayrischer Wald on the German side, this is one of the largest natural reserves in Europe. The region is sparsely populated because everyone was forced to move out during the cold war due to the proximity to a capitalist country. From Vyssi Brod you will hike towards sites of national heritage. You´ll end the hike in the Unesco world heritage town of Cesky Krumlov, famous for its renowned Schwarzenberg castle. You will spend three nights here in total. The hike takes you to the largest mountain of the whole region from which you will have a magnificent view over the whole valley. Then you will walk along a wildly flowing river towards the to the next town in which you will spend the night. On your way you will come across old ruins of fortresses on your way, and small picturesque villages. The routes are moderately hilly. = The national park Sumava is better known as the Bohemian Forest. Together with the Bayrischer Wald on the German side, this is one of the largest natural reserves in Europe. The region is sparsely populated because everyone was forced to move out during the cold war due to the proximity to a capitalist country.

Close to Vyssi Brod there are sections of primeval forest –forest that has never been cut down- through which you will hike towards Rozmberk. In Rozmberk a pearl white castle is located romantically on a hill along the Moldau river. From Vyssi Brod you will hike towards sites of national heritage. You´ll end the hike in the Unesco world heritage town of Cesky Krumlov, famous for its renowned Schwarzenberg castle. You will spend three nights here in total. The hike takes you to the largest mountain of the whole region from which you will have a magnificent view over the whole valley. Then you will walk along a wildly flowing river towards the to the next town in which you will spend the night. On your way you will come across old ruins of fortresses on your way, and small picturesque villages. The routes are moderately hilly.

Day-by-day schedule

 

Day 1: Arrival Vyssi Brod

Arrival in Vyssi Brod, 50 km south of Budweis, near the Austrian border. In the evening you will receive your travel documents. Parking at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Vyssi Brod – Devil´s Wall – Vyssi Brod

Via the village of Loucovice along the Vltava River to the geologically very interesting Devil's Wall. Walk through forests and fields to Vyklestilka (887 m). Of course you will come across an old chapel on your way! And at the end of the hike you will see the big and special Cistercian monastery.

Route codes: Route: 20 km, difference in altitude: 690 m up, 690 m down, time: 6.5 hours.

 

Day 3: Vyssi Brod – Rozmberk

You leave the Vltava valley and hike over the plateau to Rozmberk. Through meadows and forests to the Kravi Hora vantage point. Then on to Rožmberk on the Vltava River, where the mighty rulers Rosenberg left behind two castles.

Route codes: Route: 12.5 km, difference in altitude: 430 m up, 490 m down, time: 4.5 hours.

 

Day 4: Rozmberk – Cesky Krumlov

Along the Vltava to Zaton, a small settlement with a striking red church. The beautiful hiking day ends in Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia. The town was for a long time in possession of the rulers Rosenberg and Schwarzenberg. Almost everywhere in the city you can still see the signs of the Rosenbergs, the rose with the 5 leaves.

Route codes: Route: 24.5 km, altitude difference: 740 m up, 780 m down, time: 7.5 hours.

 

Day 5: Your day of rest in Cesky Krumlov

Rest day to enjoy the beautiful city. Visit the second largest castle in the Czech Republic (Hrad?any in Prague is the largest). In the evening go to the castle park theatre with revolving stage. The painter Egon Schiele was in Krumlov for a long time and there is a museum dedicated to him.

 

Day 6: Cesky Krumlov – Klet – Cesky Krumlov

The last day of hiking is through the castle park to climb the highest mountain in the surrounding area, the Klet (1083 m). The beautiful route through the forest is rewarded with a magnificent view from the tower.

Route codes: Route: 19.5 km, difference in altitude: 805 m up, 805 m down, time: 6.5 hours.

 

Day 7: End of the journey

After breakfast end of the trip. Take the bus or local train back to Vyssi Brod, or make it convenient with a special transfer that you can book in addition.

 

Level: 2 of 5

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Total length of the tour: 80 km / 50 miles

Price per person
6 nights in three or four star hotels / pensions € 415
Double room, incl. breakfast Included
Luggage transport Included
Detailed maps and gps files (gpx / kml) Included
24-Hour SOS service Included
Route description Included
Single room € 525
Surcharge solo traveller € 70
triple room / family room (4 beds) € 385 / 385
6 x Half board € 88
Extra night first hotel (single, double, triple, quad) € 75 / 95 / 123 / 166
Extra night last hotel (single, double, triple, quad) € 75 / 95 / 123 / 166
Special transfer back to first hotel (max. 4 Pers. / max. 8 Pers.) € 70 / 80
GPS device € 25

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