Bohemian Switzerland from Prague
Our most wanted tour. Hike the First Zone of the national park. Ultimate Bohemian Switzerland experience.
Hiking tour covering 10 miles (16 km) and providing the best overview of the national park. Great choice for an active day.
If you'd ask locals which sites you can't miss, they would recommend you the Pravcicka Gate and the Gorges of Kamenice dinghy ride. And that's exactly where we will take you on this tour.
On your day trip from Prague you will hike through the most preserved part of the national park - the so called "First Zone" - which covers less than 7 % of the national park only. It is that much precious. You will admire sandstone formations and steep rock walls along the way up to the Gate and enjoy a nice forest walk. A relax for your mind and body in an active style.
Once you reach the Gate itself be ready for spectacular views from the viewpoints all around. Sandstone table mountains in the Germany, the Rose hill and a sheer forest below it is something your eyes will feast on while wind will sweep through your hair.
The trip then continues through the Gabriela's trail and takes you around even more sandstone towers in an easy 2-hour part of the hike. Walk around old oaks and beech trees, stay quiet for awhile and maybe a falcon who's local to the area will patrol you from above.
Next stop is the lunch, of course ! We will treat you with a main course and a drink - included in your tour - in a traditional restaurant. This is unlike what you are used to from common tours. They cook really, really good meals there, believe us. How does beef tenderloin with dumplings, grilled chickpea with veggies or a wild boar goulash sound like ? Oh, and of course local beer from a mini-brewery which you can drink only there, that's a must !
When the energy is replenished the easier part kicks in. You will descend into a small canyon full of lichen and moss making it exceptionally green like an emerald gem. Fresh air will fill your lungs while walking around small river Kamenice will provide a whole different scenery than the first part of the hike. You will feel like in an other-world site. The dinghy ride with ferryman using poles to navigate the boat takes some 20 mins and is the highlight of this part of the tour. Maybe you will even see a small waterfall !
We pick you up in the morning at your Prague address and bring you back full of experiences in the evening, just on time for the dinner. Go out on an adventure with us and check the calendar below for some special rates.
- Prague door to door service
- FREE snack pack & water for the day
- A local guide for the whole day
- Lunch in the national park (main course and drink), vegetarian meal available
- Pravcicka Gate site ticket
- Gorges of Kamenice dinghy ride ticket
- Comfortable modern van with Wi-Fi
Northern Hikes offers two types of discounts for our guests:
Children up to 14 years of age travel for 60% of the adult rate. This includes infants as well.
Larger groups of 7 and 8 guests are eligible for two types of bonification.
Groups of 7 will receive 1 free seat on the tour. So you can travel in 8 people and pay for 7 only. Also the tour will automatically switch to a private tour.
Groups of 8 will pay for 7 people only. This means you get 1 seat for free. Also the tour will switch to a private one.
Private tour means a standard tour itinerary but with no other group on the tour.
All the discounts are applied automatically by our system when you make the booking. The price shown is final.