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Water Gate Via Ferrata in Czech Republic

Water Gate Via Ferrata in Czech Republic
Water Gate Via Ferrata in Czech Republic
Water Gate Via Ferrata in Czech Republic
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.

Giant Mountains

1/2 Day

May - Oct



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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

About the guide

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Mountain 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.


English | Czech

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What people are saying about this trip



We had a great tour with my kids (6, 11 and 12) and Vojtech. Perfect guide who understands how to deal with our group. Kids happy, everything achieved and all safe and sound back to the car. Thaks Vojtech!

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