Český Ráj, or in English, Bohemian Paradise, is located around 90 minutes drive, North East of Prague. It was the very first nature reserve in the Czech Republic, named as such in 1955 and spans over an area of approximately 180 Km2. Scenes from films such as Hellboy, The Brothers Grimm and Van Helsing have been shot there; hardly surprising, as this area of varied landscape is quite sensational! In order to become acquainted with the area, it is best to spend the weekend sampling several trails. You can make for one of the three following towns : Turnov, Jičín or Mnichově Hradiště, as many trails radiate from these locations. Our suggestion for a weekend (or even better, 2 days mid-week to avoid crowds), I can be found in volume 2 of our book DOG WALKS PRAGUE. Coming soon!
Difficulty of hikes: easy to moderate Distance: four hikes of varied length.
Day 1 – Hike #1
Day 1 – Hike #2
Difficulty: moderate Distance : 4,3 Km
A beautiful hike with viewpoints and thus, several climbs.
Day 2 – Hike #3
A flat, easy hike along several bodies of water and marshland, inhabited by a multitude of bird species.
Difficulty: easy Distance: 13 Km (possible to shorten)
Day 2 – Hike #4
Finally, to end your hiking weekend what about a short but arduous climb to an exhilarating viewpoint?
You will pass several water sources at the beginning of the trail before heading on up into higher ground. Expect several steep flights of metal stairs but all are passable for man’s best friend.
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