Water Gate Via Ferrata in Czech Republic

Climb the beautiful Water Gate via ferrata in northern Bohemia, in the Czech Republic, along with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Vojtech. This program is perfect for beginners.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

Giant Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Water Gate is a short via ferrata located in the Giant Mountains (1,603m), over the Jizera River, close to the town of Semily, in the Liberec region, on the north of Bohemia, the westernmost and largest historical area of the Czech Republic. It lays 100 kilometers away from the country’s capital city of Prague.

    The journey is mostly along a secured path, without artificial steps, and is usually completed in about an hour. The trail begins by the Jizera River’s bank. It then features a slight overhang, which is the most difficult section, followed by three alternating hobs, and a few other challenging sections. Then the descent is quite easy, along a steel rope. As a fun fact, on the ferrata’s top there is a record book, where you will be able to write down your name leaving evidence of your achievement!

    The outing’s total duration is from 2 to 3 hours. It includes a theoretical introduction to via ferrata climbing and safety guidelines, some practical exercises, and the ascent and descent along the route.

    Given its proximity with Semily, its natural beauty, and the easy nature of the route, Water Gate is a very popular via ferrata, often crowded. Therefore, if possible, holidays should be avoided. In addition, if time permits, once you complete Water Gate, I recommend you to hike across the red Riege’s Trail, on the opposite side of the ferrata, which consists of hanging bridges over the rugged canyon. I also recommend visiting the Kosákov sightseeing point, which offers a beautiful view to the Bohemian Paradise and the Giant Mountains, still covered in snow in May!

    This program is open to everyone, including kids over 6 years old. It is perfect for beginners and serves as great preparation for more challenging routes.

    Try this exciting via ferrata getaway near Semily. Send me your booking request now!

    If you are looking for other activities in the area, check out the Prachov rocks climbing and the guided sandstone climbing in the Bohemian Paradise.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    60 EUR

    Group of 2
    30 EUR

    Group of 3
    20 EUR

    Group of 4
    15 EUR

    Group of 5
    12 EUR

    Group of 6
    10 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Please note that the price includes group climbing gear (helmet, harness, chest harness, and inhibitor).

    Other details

    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone


    About the Guide


    My name is Vojtěch but everybody calls me Watt. I started climbing when I was 16. In 2009 I got certified as a mountain guide.
    My favourite activities include climbing, MTB, skiing and trail running.
    These are some of my favourite crags: Prachovské skály, Bišík and Zbiroh (sandstone in The Bohemian Paradise) and Moravian Karst (limestone).
    One of my best climbing achievements was in Val Qualido (Italy), also the north face of Malý Kežmarský štít, in the High Tatras (Slovakia), and many more!
    As a side job, I am the editor in chief of an outdoor web, I write methodology articles for climbing magazines and climbing comics.



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    What People are Saying about Vojtech Dvorak


    Vojtech is clearly an expert in his field. He made me comfortable every step of the season. He also took the time to show me around Turnov, very cool!
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    Eric Adams
    Votjech is top of the pack where guiding is concerned! He understood our level of fitness and still pushed and helped to make the experience special. Very safe and safety conscious! Highly highly recommend him !!
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    Chris Jansen
    Vojtech is a fantastic guide - safe, knowledgeable, and very good at assessing the skills of his client. The sandstone in the two City of Rocks sites we visited is even more interesting than I had guessed. It was also enjoyable to climb Trad-with-knots! I highly recommend Vojtech and this region.
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    Deb Frincke
    I had a magnificent ski-tour from hut to hut in the Giant Mountains. The powder snow conditions were wonderful, the scenery very fine and there is a very good network of comfortable mountain hostels and huts. However, a key element that made my tour such a success was the expert help of the organisers and my guide. Jan Novotny and Roman Kubát have an excellent outdoor store in Vrchlavi and were able to provide me with all the equipment I needed as well as taking care of all the organisation. The guiding service offered by Vojtěch Dvořák was excellent and I give him 10 out of 10 for each of technical expertise, knowledge of the area (including ability to explain many interesting features of history and geography) and care of the client. Thanks to these three, this was an excellent outdoor experience I shall not forget and that I can highly recommend to anybody interested in Alpine ski-touring.
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    Stephen Senn

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