The Czech Republic in Central Europe is renowned for its beauty. Its capital, Prague, is one of the most stunning cities in the continent. It also boasts breathtaking landscapes and charming towns and villages that are well worth exploring.
The whole country spans an area of 78,866 square kilometers and includes the historical regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. Sněžka mountain, at an altitude of 1,603 m, is the highest point in the country, in the Giant Mountains.
The Czech Republic is also well known for its rock climbing options and via ferratas, with unique rock formations and caves to discover.
Read on to find out our pick of best places to visit in this stunning country for an active holiday adventure. Don’t miss the chance to go with a certified guide that can point you in the right direction and teach you the skills you need to tackle any challenge!
1. Czech Paradise (Bohemian Paradise)
Czech or Bohemian Paradise is a 700 km² nature reserve north of Bohemia and north-east from Prague. This stunning region is famous for its breathtaking wilderness, its sandstone rock, dolomite caves, ruins, and castles. The area is perfect for hiking, mountain bike adventures, and rock climbing. Some of the most renowned spots to visit in the reserve include the Kozakov hill, the Bozkov dolomite caves with their underground water lake, and the Prachov rocks where you can practice slab, friction or crack climbing.
Closest city/town: Turnov, Jičín, Nová Paka, Semily, and Železný Brod are all big towns inside the region which are connected to Prague.
How to get there from Prague: Options include driving or taking a bus or train. Travel times are approximately 2-3 hours by public transport from Prague to one of the towns of Bohemia.
2. Moravian Karst
Closest city/town: Blansko
How to get there from Prague: You can get to the Moravian Karst by train, bus or car. The travel time is approximately 2-3 hours.
Join a via ferrata day tour in the Czech Republic, or take your children on a rock climbing adventure for kids in the Moravian Karst.
3. Giant Mountains National Park
Closest city/town: Harrachov, Rokytnice nad Jizerou Špindlerův Mlýn, and Pec pod Sněžkou.
How to get there from Prague: Going by bus is your best bet. Trains also run to many of the towns in the Giant Mountains but are not so frequent. Driving is another option although you will need to get permission to drive through the hills outside the towns.
Join a 1-day ski touring program in the Giant Mountains, or try your hand at ice climbing in Bud’ Fit.
Closest city: Dresden
How to get there from Prague: You can travel by train or bus and train to Děčín from Prague. Another option is to drive there. The approximate travel time is 1-3 hours.
Participants of all ages can join this unique Děčín Via Ferrata adventure in the surrounding areas of the town!
Closest city: Wroclaw
How to get there from Prague: You can take a bus, a train or drive to the Adršpach-Teplice Rocks from Prague. Driving there takes approximately 2-3 hours, other options can take between 4-5 hours.
Join a unique sandstone climbing adventure in Adršpach-Teplice Rocks and learn a new way to approach this exhilarating sport.
The Czech Republic is a unique destination in Europe, with amazing active holiday opportunities. Enjoy this beautiful country year round, discover its culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes on an unforgettable adventure. Browse Explore-Share’s guided trips in the Czech Republic and start planning your trip!