Sazava River Canoe Adventure, from Prague
Duration: 8 hours Easy Lush Green River Gorge
Why we love this tour
Glide down the Sazava River Valley's lush forest for equal parts adventure and relaxation
- Experience unique Czech Republic family activity
- Absolutely breathtaking lush green gorge with easy rapids
- Become the only not-Czech speaking person on the river
- Charming communist-era cabins perched on rocks
- Tour tailored for canoeing first-timers
- Convenience of hotel pick up and drop off
- Really small group (max 8) ensures personal attention of a guide
- Great adventure and experience for couples and families
Leave the city behind and discover a deep gorge carved out by the Sazava River. After 15 years of leading outdoor activities around Prague, we can say this is the most outstanding one-day adventure around.
Enter a new world of green dense forests and dramatic rocks surrounding the ravine, along with little cabins built by locals in the late 20th century during the communist era.
The guide gives you detailed instructions at the beginning of the trip to test out steering the Canadian-style canoe on flat water. Of course, your guide will be there for you whenever you need assistance, though most beginners feel confident after a few strokes of the paddle.
We adventure down the water for 4-5 hours, enjoying the crisp, fresh air and the dense forests. We take a few breaks to rest, and we stop for lunch in one of the small villages settled along the ravine.
The voyage back to the city is just as incredible as the trip itself. On a local train, we weave through rocky terrain with some impressive stone viaducts along the railway. If you don’t have a head for heights, you better not look out the window!
The nature of the Sazava River leaves you refreshed and the canoeing adventure leaves you with an experience you won’t forget.
Need to know before you go
Total time needed (hotel to hotel): 7–8 hours
Group (scheduled) tours pick-up time 8:30 AM
Group (scheduled) tours run every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday; from April to October
Client name, hotel/apartment address, and phone number has to be provided
Private tours on request (2 people minimum)
No prior paddling experience needed
You don't need any special gear for this trip. In case of very low temperature and rainy weather, we recommend the use of wetsuit which we get for you upon request.
You don´t need to be a swimmer to join, but you should have basic physical abilities for swimming with a lifevest.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
The payment is fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours before the tour. For later cancellations, there is no refund.
Reviews for this tour
19 Sep 2022
Martin was the best River was purfect
10 Sep 2022
The canoe trip on Sazava was fantastic: great guide Michal, cool travelling companions, beautiful countryside, delicious lunch and beer. Paddling on the river was adventurous, with easy and calm bits and exciting rapids. I will come back for sure!
25 Aug 2022
I had a fantastic time with our guide. We drove to a location outside or Prague and then canoed this river with beautiful serene scenery. We had a picnic lunch along the way on the side of the river. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Prague.
6 Aug 2022
It was a great relaxing tour with some interesting rapids. Good organization and good food
5 Sep 2021
Incredible experience! Well worth the money and the instructor was very friendly and helpful.
27 Jun 2019
Martin was kind and a real expert , both with the canoe and with his thorough knowledge of the area. He looked after us and it was clear to the eye that it was important to him that our experience will be full, unique and different. His English is perfect. The canoe is easy and safe to ride at any age and Martin is a real expert. As a person he is kind with sense of humor, patient and full of life. It was a pleasure to take the journey with him We strongly recommend him and his unique tour.
3 Jun 2019
Highly recommended, fantastic day-trip from Prague. Martin was a phenomenal host, communicated well over email, picked up at hotel, took good care of us during the event, demonstrated ingenuity and good problem solving skills and ensured our family, with two kids aged 6 and 9, are safe at all times. Great activity for families, picturesque sites down the river and awesome host! Thank you.
4 May 2019
What a great day out! It was definitely a bit colder than we would have wished but that meant we had the river to ourselves and it is really beautiful at this time of year with all the fresh spring green. Martin was a really great host and guide. He picked us up exactly ontime and made us feel really welcome throughout as well as seeng a pair of pretty inexperienced canoists safely down the river whilst having a lot of fun. Prague is a beautiful city but if you want to see a bit of the countryside as well this is highly recommended way of doing just that.
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