43 – The Praha-Prčice

The Pochod Praha – Prčice is an annual walk which takes place in May and offers an array of hiking routes, all ending in the village of Prčice ; you just need to choose whichever route and distance best suit you and your dog. The hike has been held since 1966 and owes its origins to an expression in Czech: “Jdi do Prčice!” which basically means “Go to hell!” but literally means “Go to Prčice!” So why not take an insult literally, right ?

When all the surviving participants meet up in Prčice, there is always a friendly atmosphere of satisfied walkers, nursing blistered feet and a pint of celebratory pivo. If the bold truth be told, I should add that each year when we set off at 8 a.m., there are already walkers, adapting their gait to accommodate transporting their first beer of the day. Indeed, no need to drive when one can walk !

Start training for this year’s edition by trying out some of my long walk suggestions! Routes proposed in the Praha-Prčice suitable for dogs between 20-33 Km…

To access complete itineraries for 39 of my walks, complete with maps and elevations, purchase the book “Dog Walks Prague”. Coming soon!

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