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Imagine visiting a place where one of your friends has lived for a longer time. Would you ask them to give you a tour and show you the best spots so you can experience it as local and not a tourist? Of course you would do that!
And now imagine that we are your friends from Bohemian Switzerland. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know us yet. Just give us a few minutes and you’ll feel like you’re meeting an old buddy again.
Also, here are some benefits we can offer that even your friends might not be able to::
1) We’re all experienced hikers that grew up in the Bohemian Switzerland region.
2) Even though we’re Czech, we feel at home everywhere. We have experience living in different countries like the United States, and we frequently travel around the world. Therefore we communicate in English with other fellow travelers on a daily basis.
3) We’d be happy to talk to you about our culture or even our history, if that’s something that interests you.
4) We are excellent and careful drivers. We were trained professionally as well at the training center Polygon in Hradec Králové. That said, we’ll get you safely from your hotel, to the final destination, and back.
5) If you get dizzy or trip over, you can rely on us to help you out. Nevertheless you don't have to worry, because it almost never happens. But if so, it’s nice to know that we are certified in first aid and CPR, right?
We also take care of the region where we grew up.
We don’t like massive tourism and that's why we are operating in small groups that are better for the environment and the people living in the region.
We only cooperate with the local community. We support, for example, the local restaurant U Forta and Bohemian Coffee House. We also work with local photographers such as Maxime_North or kubajszcom and the town council in Krásná Lípa. Therefore money spent on our tour stays in the region, and part of it even goes to the “Destination Fund Bohemian Switzerland” which we are a proud part of.
And one more thing! We also have over a thousand amazing reviews on Tripadvisor, so check it out.
I was born and raised in the Bohemian Switzerland national park area. Decin is my hometown. Few years ago I quit my corporate job and founded our hiking agency Northern Hikes - out of love for hiking and nature. To do a job that has sense of purpose. I have 21+ years of experience travelling within the region. My aim is to show you that it's not just Prague what you should visit during your stay in the Czech Republic.
I was also born in the Decin - town known as "the gate to the Bohemian Switzerland". Having 15 years of experience in travel industry on cruise ships all around the world, I always wanted to come back one day. Now I am back tour guiding in my home region to show you the best scenic sites, rock formations, deep gorges and scenic viewpoints all around the national park.
I grew up in an ordinary town between Prague and national park so since I was little, I tried to escape to nature every time I could. I have always loved rocks and hills and in Bohemian Switzerland I have found paradise. Spending much time outdoors, my passion gradually converted into a work of a tour guide so I can show you places familiar to me and yet unknown to you. I also love to climb and as this national park is the area where rock climbing in the Czech Republic started, it is a place which attracts me like a steel to magnet.
Hiking is a national sport of the Czechs. Thanks to this I know many breathtaking sites of the national parks since my childhood. Although I was born in the highest mountains of the Czech Republic (Krkonose) and not directly in the Bohemian Switzerland, it has fascinated me with its sandstone scenery. It is hard to find anything similar across the countries I have already traveled (many :). I took this chance and became member of a friendly team to lead it into future challanges.
I originally come from the Central Bohemia, and have been in love with the Bohemian Switzerland since the very first time I visited this region. During my past travels I hiked around the beautiful, wild Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta/ Canada. I explored several national parks in the USA and found them stunning. Later I realized that the Czech Republic has just as many extraordinary sceneries with beautiful nature, where you can hike all year round, the Bohemian Switzerland being on top of the list. I am very happy to be your guide through this magical national park full of majestic sandstone formations and wild gorges, and share with you a great experience.
I grew up in mountains. They are inseperable part of my life as they provide me with everything I want in my life - pure nature, adventure, good people and tranquility of forest. The same is valid for Bohemian Switzerland. I always say that nature there is magical and you should experience it on your own. As a Tour Coordinator I'm taking care of your reservations so that everything is well organised and you can fully enjoy your day.
Mountains, travelling, nature, sport, motion. These words express everything what I love doing and what makes my life full. Thanks to working for Northern Hikes these are not only words, but reality that I am lucky to be experiencing. I was born in Nový Bor in Lusatian Mountains close to the National park. I have left my home town several times to travel and work abroad. I lived in Austria, Canada and the United Kingdom at different periods of time but I was always happy to come back to the North of Bohemia… Now I am hoping to show the beauty and wonders of our countryside to the others especially the area of Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland National Park.
Travelling extensively for the last 5 years, I have explored many natural wonders - camped in the remote bush of New Zealand, crossed Australian deserts, climbed Hawaiian volcanoes, wondered through the Canadian wilderness and meditated in the mountains of Indonesia. Experiencing all the beauty, I felt an urge to share it with everyone. I am grateful to be able to come back to my homeland with a newfound perspective. I will share our cultural history with you and guide you through the native forests, majestic rock formations and deep river gorges of Bohemian Switzerland. Looking forward to seeing you on a Northern Hike.
My hometown Varnsdorf is located just half an hour from the national park. Since my childhood I fell in love with maps, nature and history. This combination showed me the way of my life - geography and travelling. Although I often travel abroad, I always wonder how the national park, just in my backyard, is stunning. Let´s explore the kingdom of silence, wilderness and phantasy.