Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic

Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic

Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic

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From $525USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Hike the tallest mountains in the Czech Republic

Begin and end your tour in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, full of Gothic architecture.

Hike Sněžka, the tallest mountain in the country, for sublime views in all directions.

Discover corries, waterfalls, rivers, and valleys as you hike through natural parks and unspoiled areas.

Sleep in welcoming little villages defined by beautiful pastel buildings and unique historical tales.

Hikers, it’s time to explore the mountains of the Czech Republic! The Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic tour is the perfect way to enjoy the mountains of this amazing country, linking each hike with stays in culturally rich villages every night.

On the Hiking the Giants in the Czech Republic tour, you’ll cruise up in cable cars to some of the best viewpoints in the Krkonoše Mountains, hike alongside biodiverse bogs 6000 years old, explore towering rock formations, and hike along ridges with views for miles. Trek alongside the mighty Elbe River, coming across secret waterfalls as you explore. The highlight of your hike comes as you trek to the summit of Sněžka, the country’s highest peaks. You can see all the way across to Poland from here! Start and end your adventures in Prague, a city that blends Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture to create a stunningly beautiful experience. This hiking tour is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the Czech mountains.

Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Your tour begins in Janske Lake (Janské Lázně), where you can embark on a skywalk through the trees, book into a local spa, or dip into the warm mineral springs if you’ve got the time.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jánské Lázně
Distance
Flexible
Meals
None

Day 2 Cable Car Ride and Pec pod Sněžkou

Begin your first full day of adventure with a cable car ride up to Černá Hora, where a fantastic viewpoint over the mountains awaits. The original view tower up here was built in 1896, but don’t worry, it’s been updated since. You can look down on a 75-hectare peat bog that’s home to rare plants and animals and a shocking 6000 years old! Take an educational trail down alongside the bog to Pec pod Sněžkou.

Spend the evening getting cozy in your mountain resort.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pec pod Sněžkou
Distance
4 hours, 607m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 The High Peak of Sněžka

Another cable car ride starts your day, but this one is extra special- you’re being whisked up to the peak of the Czech Republic’s tallest mountain, Sněžka. This 1602m summit was shaped by glaciers over thousands and thousands of years and hugs the Polish border.

Enjoy the mountain flora and the pretty mountain hut up here, then hike along the Kozí Hřbety Ridge before descending to Špindlerův Mlýn, a luxurious mountain resort. Explore the resort before ending off your hike at tonight’s hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Špindlerův Mlýn
Distance
4 hours, 11km or 16km (without cable car), 291m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Loop Around Špindlerův Mlýn

Today you’ll enjoy a loop hike to the Zlaté Návrší (Golden Hill) and Labe (Elbe) spring. Take a cable car to Medvědín, a hill with a great viewing tower and chalet. Hike to the Pančovský Waterfall. The Sněžné jámy deep corries. The Dívčí Kameny rocks. the Ambrožova viewpoint, and Elbe River. So much to see!

After a jam-packed day, you’ll take the bus the rest of the way back to Špindlerův Mlýn.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Špindlerův Mlýn
Distance
14km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Kotel Mountain

Your last full day of hiking starts with a bang as you hike up to Kotel Mountain, which is carved by unique corries. On the way, enjoy the typical half-timbered houses of Dvoračky. From the top of Kotel, you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views. Wander along the connecting ridges for different perspectives, enjoying some of the most expansive views of the Czech Republic you can get.

Descend to Rokytnice nad Jizerou, an area traditionally involved in the glass and textile industry and settled back in 1574.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Rokytnice nad Jizerou
Distance
5-6 hours, 20km, 804m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Tour Concludes

After a great few days of exploration in the mountains, it’s time to find your way back to Prague from Rokytnice nad Jizerou. You’ll either begin your outward travels or enjoy another day or two here if you’ve pre-booked some additional nights.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in the Czech Republic is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the number of participants.

The prices below are per person sharing a double room:

  • Per self-guided solo traveller: €875EUR
  • Per self-guided traveller in a group of 2, sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Per self-guided traveller in a group of 3, sharing a triple room: €525EUR
  • Per self-guided traveller in a group of 4, sharing two double rooms: €475EUR
  • Per self-guided traveller in a group of 2+, staying in a single room: €625EUR
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Accommodation on the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels are 3 or 4-star and offer private restrooms and breakfast.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy or higher. If you would prefer a single room where available, you can pay a supplement. The required supplements for solo travellers are included in the listed price.

Night 1

Hotel in Jánské Lázně

A nice hotel in Jánské Lázně will be your first home base on the tour, letting you prepare with plenty of modern amenities.

Night 2

Hotel in Pec pod Sněžkou

After getting your legs warmed up, you’ll be able to unwind in a 3 or 4-star hotel with modern amenities.

Night 3-4

Hotel in Špindlerův Mlýn

Enjoy this traditional Czech village where pastel buildings welcome you as you stroll the streets.

Night 5

Hotel in Rokytnice nad Jizerou

Enjoy a unique stay in Rokytnice nad Jizerou to celebrate the last day of your tour.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transfers are included. Transfers on Day 1 and Day 6 between Prague and the mountains can be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Full route information
  • App with GPS route
  • Maps
  • 24-hour support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Transfers between Prague and starting/ending points of the tour
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic

How hard is the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. There is one long 20km hike on this tour, but most days you’ll hike 11-13km with moderate elevation gain and no technical difficulty. Active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic tour?

5 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Prague to start this tour?

You can fly into Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG). You’ll either take public transportation to your first hotel or book a car transfer for an additional fee.

Is the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic tour guided?

This tour is run as a self-guided tour. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility in your day-to-day, but you should be comfortable with more independence than you’d have on a guided tour.

Where does the Hiking the Giants of the Czech Republic tour end?

The tour ends in Rokytnice nad Jizerou. You can either take the train back to Prague (feel free to book additional days here) or book a car transfer for an additional fee.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the Czech Republic?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the Czech Republic?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Czech Republic for this tour?

The best time to visit the Czech Republic for this tour is between June and September when the weather is the warmest.

Czech Walks is a family-owned small company, based in Czechia. The company’s journey began when Lubomír Hoška, the owner, started organising hiking tours for friends in the 80‘s and travel company was founded in 1991.

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Prices

From $525USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. There is one long 20km hike on this tour, but most days you’ll hike 11-13km with moderate elevation gain and no technical difficulty. Active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

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