While there are several mountain chains that run through the Czech Republic, the best ones for Via Ferrata climbing are located in the country’s north, along the borders with Poland and Germany.
Up in the north, Moravia nd Děčín are two of the most popular Via Ferrata destinations. They offer pretty simple routes that can easily be climbed in one day, but yield spectacular views over the fairytale-like surroundings.
The Shepherd’s Wall is one of the country’s premier destinations. Boasting 16 Via Ferrata routes to its top and overlooking river, valley and city below, the route is certainly scenic and can be done with no previous experience.
Indeed one of the best parts of climbing Via Ferrata is the fact that is can all be done with no previous experience and you only need to be in moderately good physical condition to do it.
During the summer months, temperatures can get quite hot. July and August are the hottest months and frequently experience temperatures in the upper-20s. The rest of the summer months have average temperatures in the mid-20s. Storms are also quitte frequent in the summer, so be sure to have a few buffer days added to your trip in case of rain cancellations.
Any trip to the Czech Republic likely begins with a flight into the international airport in Prague (PRG). From here it is quite easy to take a bus or train to the north of the country, where most of the Via Ferrata routes are.
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May to September, but some guides offer trips from April to October.
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