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Hiking trails of Bohemian Switzerland




Way 1

Pravcicka brana - Divoka a Ticha souteka (Pravcicka gate, Wild and Calm Coombs)

Wonderful trip to the most beautiful spots of Bohemian Switzerland.
Hrensko - Tri prameny - Pravcicka brana (odbocka) - Mezni Louka - Nad soutěskami - Divoká soutěska - Tichá soutěska - Hřensko
Map

Setting-off point: Hřensko.
Car park: Hrensko, in the village or behind the restaurant Klepac (it is closer to the trail).
Duration: 5 - 6 hours (15km walk + 1,5 km ferryboat).
Difficulty: easy trail following the marked paths. Except for a short gradient to Pravcicka brana, the path is gently rising and falling.
Food: Restaurant and buffet in Falcon's nest with 19th century interiors right next to Pravcicka brana, Restaurant U Forta in Mezni Louka, Buffet in Ticha souteska / Calm Coomb, restaurants and boarding houses in Hrensko.
Sights:

  • Pravcicka brana (Pravcicka gate)
  • rocks above Gabriella's path (path between Pravcicka brana and Mezni Louka)
  • Divoka a Ticha soutesky = Wild and Calm Coombs
    Entrance:
      Pravcicka brana: adults 50 Kč, children 30 Kč
      Soutesky: adults 50 Kč, children 25 Kč

    Opening hours
      Pravcicka brana:   1. 4. - 5. 11., daily 10.00 - 18.00
      Soutesky:   21. 4. - 5. 11., daily
      Wild 9.00 - 17.00 (the last ferryboat 17.00)
      Calm 9.00 - 18.00 ( the last ferryboat 18.00)



    Way 2

    Arnoltice - Růžová - Janov

    Trip with gorgeous views and windmills.
    Hřensko - údolí Suché Kamenice - Arnoltické stěny - Arnoltice - Růžová - Hájenky - Janov- Labská vyhlídka - Hřensko
    Map

    Setting-off point: Hřensko.
    Car park: Hřensko, it is possible to start from another village (Arnoltice, Růžová, Janov) but Hrensko offers the best parking possibilities.
    Duration: 4,5 - 5 hours (17 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail following the marked paths. Numerous rises and fallings.
    Food: restaurants and boarding houses in Hřensko, Arnoltice, Růžová a Janov, restaurant at the mouth of the Suchá Kamenice River.
    Sights:

  • mouth of the Suchá Kamenice river Canyon (Dry Kamenice) - the sandstone rocks of unbelievable shapes
  • Růžová - baroque church with wooden belfry
  • Hájenky - untouched nature, views of Grosser Zschirnstein and Zirkelstein
  • Janov - Dutch type wind mill built in 1844
  • Labská vyhlídka - lookout terrace offering wonderful views of the Elbe and Kamenice Rivers


    Way 3

    Šaunštejn - Ptačí kámen

    Up to the robbers' castle.
    Mezní Louka - Nad Soutěskami - Ptačí kámen - Vysoká Lípa - Šaunštejn (Loupežnický hrad) - Malá Pravčická brána - Mezní Louka
    Map

    Setting-off point: Mezní Louka.
    Car park: Mezní Louka.
    Duration: 3 hours (11 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail mostly following the marked paths. The difficult parts of the trail are rise to Malá Pravčická brána and ascent to Šaunštejn.
    Food: Hotel Lípa and restaurant U Loupežáku in Vysoka Lípa, restaurants in Mezni Louka.
    Sights:

  • lookout terrace Ptačí kámen
  • Castle Šaunštejn - rock, on the top of which there used to stand a mediaeval castle. Very exciting place with wonderful views
  • Malá Pravčická brána (Small Pravcicka brana) - sandstone arch similar to Pravcicka brana though substantially smaller in size


    Way 4

    Belvedér

    Along the right bank of the Elbe River to the picturesque views.
    Děčín (nemocnice) - Stoličná hora - Nad Loubím - Růžový hřeben - Pod Kamenským vrchem - Belvedér - Labská Stráň - údolí Suché Kamenice - Hřensko
    Map

    Setting-off point:Děčín; bus No 7 last stop (U nemocnice - Hospital) or the opposite direction - starting in Hřensko.
    Car park: both sides right in the beginning of the trail.
    Duration: 5 hours (18 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail following the marked paths. The only difficult part of the trail is the rise to Stoličná hora.
    Food: hotel Belvedér, cafe in Labská Strán, restaurants and boarding houses in Hřensko.
    Sights:

  • the top of Stoličná hora which is called "Empire view", an obelisk in the lookout terrace was constructed in 1879 in honour of Emperor Franz Joseph's marriage
  • Sněžnická vyhlídka - lookout terrace in Děčínský Sněžník, the highest peak of the Elbe Sandstones
  • Labská stráž - from the lookout terrace with a bower which offers picturesque sight of the River Elbe valley
  • Růžový hřeben - gorgeous view of the Elbe riverbed. One of the most beautiful sights in Bohemian Switzerland
  • Belvedér - terrace on a sandstone rock, situated at a height of 160m above the River Elbe. It was built in the beginning of the 18th century and served as a stage for concerts to entertain the nobility who came here form a nearby castle in Bynovec. In 1841 an austere wooden construction was built there, but in 1888 it was replaced with a house, which up to now offers its services to the tourists
  • The Suchá Kamenice Canyon - romantic canyon of a small river, which remains dry most of the year


    Way 5

    Jetřichovické skály / Jetrichovice Rocks

    On the crest to the lookouts.
    Jetřichovice - Mariina skála - Vilemínina stěna - Purkartický les - Rudolfův kámen - Pohovka - Česká silnice - Šaunštejn (odbočka) - Vysoká Lípa - Dolský mlýn - údolí Jetřichovické Bělé - Jetřichovice
    Map

    Setting-off point:Jetřichovice.
    Car park: In the village centre, next to the restaurant Praha or at a small parking spot near the children's sanatorium.
    Duration: 4,5 hours (14 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail mostly following the marked paths.
    Food: restaurants and boarding houses in Jetrichovice and Vysoka Lipa.
    Sights:

  • Mary's rock (Mariina skála) - fabulous panorama. Even Lužické Mountains and České Středohoří could be seen from there
  • Tetřevny - huge rock tips where local people used to hide during the wars. They served also as an asylum for grouse hunters, which is reflected in the name of the place (tetřev = grouse)
  • Rodolph's Stone (Rudolfův kámen) - climbing this highest lookout you will be rewarded for your effort with astonishing view
  • Robbers' castle Šaunštejn (Loupežnický hrádek -Šaunštejn)
  • Dolský mill (Dolský mlýn) - the ruins of a former water mill, which was first mentioned as early as 1515


    Way 6

    Falkenštejn - Rynartice - Pavlínino údolí

    Climb to the inaccessible castle.
    Jetřichovice - (Falkenštejn) - Haťový důl - Pod Suchým vrchem - Rynartice - Pavlínino údolí - Jetřichovice
    Map

    Setting-off point:Jetřichovice.
    Car park: Jetřichovice.
    Duration: 4 hours (14 km).
    Difficulty: with an exception of rise to Falkenštejn, which might be left out, it is considerably an easy trail following the marked paths.
    Food: restaurants and boarding houses in Rynartice and Jetřichovice.
    Sights:

  • Rocky castle Falkenštejn (skalní hrad Falkenštejn) - from the top of the rock, where a castle used to stand, a wonderful panorama awaits you. Only spaces carved into the stone remained of the ancient castle. You may see the rests of the main chamber with window, a chapel and a former water reservoir
  • Dwarf's Rock (Trpasličí skála) - in 19th century an unknown master carved Snow White and seven dwarfs into the rocks. Try to find them
  • Paulin's valley (Pavlínino údolí) - romantic rock valley covered with forests and interlaced with the River Chřibska Kamenice


    Way 7

    Velký doubický okruh / Big Doubice Circle

    Across the remotest parts of Bohemian Switzerland.
    Doubice - Kyjovské údolí - Turistický most - Zadní Doubice - Hadí pramen - Hřebcový důl - Černá brána - Zadní mostový důl - Paneneská jedle - Na Tokání - Příkré schody - Bor - Doubice
    Map

    Setting-off point:Doubice.
    Car park: in the village centre.
    Duration:8 hours (28 km).
    Difficulty: a long trail demanding a whole day trip with numerous rises and fallings. It follows very well marked paths.
    Food: restaurants and boarding houses in Doubice (we recommend to visit restaurant Stara hospoda), restaurant Na Tokání.
    Sights:

  • Kyjovský důl (Kyjov mine)
  • Dravčí skály (Predatory rocks)
  • Černá brána (Black Gate)
  • torzo Panenské jedle (torso of Virgin fir)
  • Tokání, Úzké schody (Narrow Stairs)


    Way 8

    Úzké schody / Narrow Stairs

    Creep through mouse hole.
    Doubice - údolí Doubického potoka - U Sloupu - Na Tokání - Úzké schody - Bor - údolí Doubického potoka - Doubice
    Map

    Setting-off point:Doubice.
    Car park: the village centre.
    Duration: 3 - 4 hours (12 - 15 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail following marked forest paths.
    Food: restaurants in Doubice (we recommend to visit restaurant Stara hospoda), restaurant Na Tokání.
    Sights:

  • Doubice brook valley
  • Příkré schody ( Steep Stairs)
  • hřeben Jedliny (Jedlina crest)


    Way 9

    Růžovský vrch / Rosy Hill


    Srbská Kamenice - Růžovský vrch - Kamenická Stráň - Královský smrk - Dolský mlýn (odbočka) - Srbská Kamenice
    Map

    Setting-off point:Srbská Kamenice.
    Car park: the village centre.
    Duration: 4 hours (13 km).
    Difficulty: easy trail following the marked paths with two more difficult parts: rise to the Rosy Hill = Růžovský vrch (400m high) and to the Royal spruce tree = Královský smrk (100 m rise)
    Food: restaurants in Srbska Kamenice.
    Sights:

  • Růžovský vrch (Rosy Hill)
  • Kamenická Stráň
  • Dolský mlýn (Dolský mill)
    Information and maps were taken
    from Guidebook printed by KLETR
    + 42 019 723 56 03



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