Highlights of the Famous Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Parks
Duration: 13 hours Medium Best daytrip from Prague
Why we love this tour
A full day of roaming the dense forests of the famous Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Hike beautiful trails, take a dinghy ride and admire the monumental Pravcicka Gate.
- Pravcicka Gate - the largest natural arc in Europe
- Breathtaking 19 km hike
- Bastei Bridge and Neurathen ruins
- River Elbe Canyon views
- Hike through unique sandstone formations
- Gorges of Kamenice dinghy ride
- Have a tasty lunch at a local restaurant
If you ask the local Czechs which site you simply can’t miss, they point you to the Pravcicka Gate, Bastei Bridge, Neurathen ruins, and a dinghy ride through the gorges of the Kamenice (Kamnitz) River. On this day trip, you get the local special with both a hike through the country’s prized national park and a peaceful water trip.
Our local guide picks you up in the morning at your accommodation to start our day. Our hikes take place in the most precious part of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. One the way to the gate we trek through sandstone formations, steep rock walls, and towering trees. You’ll know the gate when you see it! The largest natural arch in Europe, this rocky formation juts out over the beautiful landscape for an unbelievable spectacle.
Once we catch our breath (from both the hike and the view) we continue through the park’s sandstone towers for an outstanding 2-hour hike. If we keep quiet as we stroll through the oak and beech trees, we may spot a falcon flying high.
Next stop is important - lunch! A main course and drink are included in the tour, as we stop in an authentic Czech restaurant. How about beef tenderloin with dumplings or wild boar goulash? Don’t forget a beer from a local mini-brewery - that's a must!
After the meal, we descend into a small, vibrantly green canyon full of lichen and moss. With the fresh air and the natural wonders around you, it’s almost like walking on a different planet. Next, we hop in a dinghy to glide down the calm waters of the Kamenice River. As the ferryman uses poles to navigate the boat, we take a dreamlike travel through dense forests, maybe admiring a waterfall on the way.
When we drop you off at your hotel around 8 p.m., your senses are full of the sights, sounds, and smells of Czech nature. After this hike of a lifetime, you’ll be glad you listened to the locals.
Need to know before you goPlease bring your passport! (not a copy)
The tour is available daily from April 15th to October 30th.
Group tours hold up to 8 people.
Groups of 8 people are discounted to 156€ per person.
The final pickup time will be confirmed to you the day before your trip.
The total distance is 19 km. Suitable for moderate to experienced hikers.
Clients should also mind their physical condition, as the trip is not recommended for those with no previous hiking experience.
We carry on the trip during most (safe) weather and rain conditions.
Please note your passport is required for the tour.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts
Pickup at your accommodation
We will contact you after booking confirmation
Provided byNorthern Hikes
Reviews for this tour
14 Jul 2022
Really great review. Very punctual and friendly guide, had lots with him and learned a lot. Great team spirit with other participants. The tour was indeed quite demanding but extremely rewarding with beautiful views. Lunch was delicious. Everything was as described.
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