Let us invite you to the Bohemian Paradise – a picturesque region situated 90 km north of Prague capital. The name expresses the unique harmony of the natural beauty of sandstone rock cities and varied landscape with valuable historical sights and folk architecture. The Bohemian Paradise is included in the UNESCO list in the category of geopark. It is an excellent opportunity how to spend your holiday discovering beautiful nature and history – you will pass through narrow corridors of rock cities, interesting rock labyrinths and splendid viewpoints and you will also visit the little rock castles ruins. You will go along well-marked tourist paths. The length of the 1 day route is 10 – 26 km. There is also possibility to modify the route for bikers. The cozy hotel room and nice stuff prepared to realize your wish will be award on every day of your stay here in the Bohemian Paradise. The luggage transfer is ensured during the stay in the Bohemian Paradise.
a) Prague – airport or hotel where our driver will pick up you
b) Jičín – in hotel where you get an information package
During the first day
Walk easy by narrow corridors of 97 million years old rocks of UNESCO geopark. Feel aroma of pine forest to arrive to medival castles. Enter into timber house to watch how locals lived. Nature full of life birdsong in contrast with cold sandstone. Look around to rocks and countryside from many viewpoints. Discover region marked also by baroque include ponds.
Yes, here it is. Your walking holiday is just starting. You are probably arriving at the international Vaclav Havel airport Prague according to a flight schedule during the day. Now we will help you have to ger smoothly to your first spot in Bohemian Paradise (Jičín).
Variant a) Transfer by public transportation (we will advise connection).
Variant b) Privat transfer by our car (by extra charge).
You will see: Jičín, historic town build by Albrecht from Wallenstein. One of the prettiest towns in the Czech Republic and the east gate to Bohemian Paradise. You will walk up to Wallenstein tower look around and discover the local museum in the chateau. After that relax in chateau gardens.
Accommodation: hotel*** Jičín
The hotel is situated near the center of the town. It is a hotel with a nice restaurant with Czech cuisine and comfortable spacious rooms. If clients arrive during the day, there is enough time to visit a picturesque Renaissance town of Jičín.
Basic route: 11 km + circuit trip through the Prachovské skály rocks.
Shortened route: 7,5 km + circuit trip through the Prachovské skály rocks 3,5 km.
The route leads to undulating terrain and ends in a rugged rock city.
You will see: walk up to basalt sharp hill Zebín after that walk by countryside to close Prachovské skály sandstone rocks (well-known from Hollywoods films – Carnival row), probably most famous from other 11 in region.
Accommodation: Hotel*** Parkhotel Skalní Město, Prachovské skály
Hotel is situated in a romantic part of a natural reservation of Prachovské skály rocks.
Basic route: 16 km.
The walk in a mild terrain with beautiful views.
You can see: Firstly you discover rock ruins of Pařez, have a great view to Trosky castle (later this trek) than walk to village Mladějov and continue to Sobotka, here you could visit small round hunters castle Humprecht
Accommodation: hotel*** Pošta Sobotka.
Basic route: 26 km (24 km).
Shortered route: 18 km.
The route runs through the undulating terrain of enchanting valleys with nice views and romantic castles. Firstly you will walk through the most typical Czech village, than through a very nice village which is ending by medival castle.
The hotel is situated in a former chateau standing on the rock blocks with an unique view.
You will see: Vesec, Plakánek, Kost, Podtrosecká valleys and Trosky
Accommodation: Hotel**** castle Hrubá Skála or Štekl
Hotel is situated in a former chateau standing on the rock blocks with an unique view.
Basic route: 20 km (22 km).
Shortened route: 15,5 km (17,5 km).
The trail leads in a rock city in hilly terrain with nice views and little rock castles. Firstly you will be walking through 97 million years old rock formation and standing on first out-standing viewpoints. Discover ruins and chapel on a rock as your hotel last night hotel and coming to special place where you will see Turnov and Jizera river valley. Could have lunch in Turnov town and continue by to wooden farmstead through Drábovna to the old castle. From your next and today the last castle you will see the valley and descend down to the village.
You will see: Hrubá Skála rock city, Valdštejn castle ruins, Hlavatice view on a rock, Turnov town, Dolánky timbered farmstead, Frýdštejn and Vranov castle
Accommodation: hotel Skála Malá Skála.
Basic route: 16 km.
A diverse track with a hill-climbing first (you will pass easy) after the following river walk around a majestic rock formation and passing through a rock labyrinth later. When you will easily find a path outside come back to Malá Skála.
You will see: Malá Skála, Vranov, Suché skály rocks, Besedické skály rocks, Kozákov
Accommodation: hotel Malá Skála.
Yes, your holiday in Bohemian Paradise just finished. Hopefully, you are full of memories. We will help how to get back to Prague. You could extend your stay in the Czech republic by a few nights in Prague.
Variant a) Transfer by public transportation.
Variant b) Privat fast transfer by our taxi.
Accommodation: Hotel*** or Hotel**** in Prague (extension)
All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone and well-stocked mini-bar. Rich breakfast buffet.
Package for 3
Package for 4
Package for 2
|Accommodation in a triple room||Accommodation in a double / twin room||Accommodation in a double / twin room||Accommodation in a single room|
Transfers up to 8 passengers
Arrival (Prague – Jičín): € 115
Departure (Mala Skala to Prague): € 115
Accomodation in Prague in DBL/twin room 100 € ***, 120 €****
Accomodation in Prague in triple room 140 € ***, 160 €****
Accomodation in Prague in single room 90 € ***, 110 €****
Flights info for this trip
Recommended airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague (http://www.prg.aero/en/), IATA: PRG
Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen Area.
Terminal 2 is used for flights within the Schengen area.
Traveling to and from Bohemian Paradise
Transfer from airport to the Bohemian Paradise (Jičín)
The fastest transport to the Bohemian Paradise – Jičín, based on the previously taxi booking. The driver will wait for clients in the airport hall when they check in. He will has the poster with the name of CzechWalks in his hands. Travel time by a taxi from the Prague airport to Jičín is until 1,5 hours.
Transfer from Bohemian Paradise (Malá Skála) to Prague
Hiking in Czechia
If you get in trouble, you will call to english-speaking Petr.
All tracks are leading along the tourist very well-marked paths. Tourist mark for hikers has an uniform size of 10 cm x 10 cm. There are used the following colours in the Czech Republic: red, blue, green and yellow. Margins are white. Attention! In case that you loose the tourist mark, you will have to go back on the place, where you saw it for the last time. You will also have to take care of disgressions. You will also see bigger marks, which are for bikers and their edges are yellow. We are able to change the route on the client wish, e.g. incl. the train or bus ride.
Accommodation and services
The luggage transfer is ensured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All hotels have 3 stars. Rooms are comfortable with bathrooms and TV. Accommodation is provided incl. continental breakfast. All hotels also have a wireless Internet connection WIFI.