- 4 – 5 hour hiking trip (plus travel time to and from Prague)
- 13 km / 8 miles
- Meet your guide at Prague main train station @ 8:30am
- Hiking trip ends in Karlstejn approx. 3pm
From Prague we take the train together to the heart of Český Kras nature reserve and the starting point of our hike: the riverside village of Srbsko.
Our hiking trip takes us up above the Berounka River Valley to the village of Tetín, one of the Czech Republic’s oldest settlements and the site of the murder of St Ludmila. Grandmother of St Wenceslas and an early figurehead in the spread of Christianity in Bohemia, Ludmila was exiled for her faith before retiring to Tetín where, on the orders of her daughter-in-law, she was strangled with her scarf.
Leaving behind this grim history, we descend through the tranquil forests of Koda nature reserve and idyllic Czech countryside. The hiking trip ends in the village of Karlštejn, famous for its fairytale castle built by Charles IV to house the crown jewels.
Price: €50 per person
To make your hiking experience as authentic as possible, our maximum group size is 6 people.
My name is Pavel,
and I’ll be your guide on this hiking trip!
Can I help you with anything?
Sounds great, but am I fit enough for this hiking trip?
You do need to be reasonably fit for a hiking trip with Czech Trek, as hill climbs come with the territory. As your guide I will make sure you are comfortable with the pace and stop as often as you need. My philosophy is to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature.
If you’re not a regular walker but are keen to get a taste of the Czech countryside, we recommend you try our Country Stroll instead.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable footwear! Don’t worry if you haven’t packed your hiking boots; good walking shoes or running shoes are fine. Bring sunscreen and a hat in summertime, or a rain jacket for wet weather. You’ll also need to bring water and whatever snacks you need to keep you going through the hiking trip!
How do we get there and back?
We take the train together from Prague Hlavní Nádraží train station to Srbsko, the starting point of our hike. At the end of the hiking trip I’ll see you safely onto the train back to Prague.
What time do we return to Prague?
This will depend on the pace of the group and how much time you want to spend in Karlštejn after the hike. You can expect to reach Karlštejn by 3pm; from there it’s a 40-minute train ride back into Prague and trains leave twice an hour. My guests often like to stop for lunch in Karlštejn before heading back to Prague.
Will we visit Karlštejn castle?
No, Karlštejn castle has its own guides. If you’d like to visit the castle after the hike, I will be happy to provide information on tour times and admission.
What about lunch?
You can expect to finish the hike by around 3pm, and I’ll be happy to recommend some lunch spots in Karlštejn. Family-run taverns are a big part of Czech village life!