Canoeing the famous river Vltava (Moldau)

From the monastry in Vyssi Brod to vivid Budweis

Your trip starts in Vyssi Brod, where a small lake after a hydroelectric dam offers an excellent starting position to get used to the water. Vyssi Brod is known for having one of the larges monasteries in the Czech Republic. Behind the monastery is one of the last sections of primeval forest in Central Europe. The river brings you to a small romantic village of Rozmberk, where the white castle sits peacefully on a hilltop surrounded by evergreens. Then you will paddle quietly among the forest to the unesco medieval town of Cesky Krumlov, but before you arrive there you have to make your way through a lot of fun sluices. Explore all the cultural highlights of this town in your day off, such as exploring the second largest fortress in the Czech Republic, or going to an open air play. If you feel like you haven’t moved enough it is also possible to ascend to the highest mountain of the region from Cesky Krumlov. From Cesky Krumlov you will go into more quiet water and paddle towards Zlata Koruna, which is a renowned monastery with one of the most impressing book collections in the Czech Republic. On your last day as you paddle to Budweis you see the mountains getting lower in height, which means that you are getting closer to the end of the trip. Along the way you have the opportunity to explore the ruins of an old fortress, Divci Kamen. Finally you arrive in Budweis, which has the largest square market place in Central Europe where you can enjoy a freshly brewed Budweiser beer.

  • You can use a raft (fits 3-7 persons) for an additional 60 €. Just inform us by email directly after booking the trip.
  • You can hire a guide for 60 € for the first day on the water. Just inform us by email directly after booking the trip.
Day-by-day schedule


Day 1: Arrival to Vyssi Brod

Handing over of travel documents at the reception. The central market place in the tranquil village is beautiful. Also the old Cistercian monastery at the edge of the village would be worth a visit.


Day 2: Vyssi Brod – Rozmberk (13 km / 9 miles)

You will be introduced to paddling and nautical techniques and enjoy the first canoe trip to Rozmberk. There you have the possibility to visit the castle.


Day 3: Rozmberk - Cesky Krumlov (25 km / 17 miles)

Experience a relaxing day on the Vltava River to Cesky Krumlov, the pearl of South Bohemia. Along the Vltava to Zaton, you will find a small settlement with a red church wide range of activities. Small campingsites offer you the possibilties to eat a snack and drink a beer.


Day 4: Day of rest in Cesky Krumlov

You will visit the beautiful city with its winding streets and the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. You will also have the opportunity to hike to the highest mountain in the area, Klet. This is the ultimate medieval city!


Day 5: Cesky Krumlov - Zlata Koruna (14 km / 9 miles)

You canoe through the old town and through numerous meanders via Rajov to Zlatá Koruna with its mighty monastery. One of the old bohemian kings has it´s grave here.


Day 6: Zlata Koruna - Ceske Budejovice (Budweis) (20 km / 13 miles)

Today you will experience the last stretch in the mountains. After the romantic ruin Divci Kamen you drive into the plain. We continue to Borsov, where you will be picked up on the shore and taken by bus to the hotel in Ceské Budejovice, also known as Budweis.


Day 7: Day of rest in Budweis

You will visit the Budweiser town with its numerous sights and have time for shopping. You can also cycle to the Hluboka Castle. Budweis, not least because of the beer with the same name. You should definitely try the 12 degrees Budweiser on tap! The view over the town and the largest square market square in Bohemia from the Black Tower is beautiful. The world, from American to Chinese, meets at the big Samson Fountain on the large square market square.


Day 8: End of the journey

After breakfast your journey is over. Take the train back to Vyssi Brod, or book a convenient transfer back to your starting hotel.

Or extension of your stay in the Czech Republic (e.g. Prague). Can be specified at the time of booking (or even during your trip!).


Level: 1 of 5

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Total length of the tour: 70 km / 43 miles

Price per person
7 nights in three or four star hotels / pensions € 735
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 € 960
Surcharge solo traveller € 75
triple room / family room (4 beds) € 715 / 705
Extra night first hotel (single, double, triple, quad) € 95 / 130 / 170 / 210
Extra night last hotel (single, double, triple, quad) € 95 / 130 / 170 / 210
Special transfer back to first hotel (max. 4 Pers. / max. 8 Pers.) € 110 / 110
GPS device € 25

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