Czech attractions for the brave

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You don't have to look far for attractions for challenge lovers. Do you feel like taking a walk in the clouds - literally? Would you like to go crazy in a rope park, go down a really difficult route or go paragliding? Welcome to the Czech Republic!

There are dozens of ways to spend your holidays. Some people like to leisurely visit monuments, others engage in sports, and still others spend their holidays relaxing in thermal baths. A significant percentage of tourists are fans of activities that make the heart beat faster. If you belong to this group, you don't have to go far. Just visit our neighbors and check which Czech attractions will give you an adrenaline rush.

Labske piskovce – an ideal place for climbing

Labské piskovce

Let's start with places popular among rock climbing enthusiasts. We recommend the Elbe Sandstone Protected Landscape area, a beautiful landscape park in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It was built in the 1970s and has an area of 250 km², so there is a lot to see and admire from above. A huge regional attraction is the mass of sandstone rocks that you can climb. In addition, the reserve is crossed by many hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

The extensive complex of rock formations located in the park is called Tiské stěny. This is a monument of inanimate nature that you will come across on the outskirts of Tisá. If you are planning to visit Děčín, you can also visit here. Just drive about 10 km east and you will see gorges, walls, towers, pillars and canyons. The forms are divided into Velkě stěny and Malě stěny. There are over 50 rocks in the former, and less than 20 in the latter. Some climbing routes have names referring to the shape of the rocks (e.g. Mummy, Sloní sloup).

Or maybe bouldering in Rychlebskie Trasy?

Outdoor bouldering

There are those who like to climb, but not necessarily with a rope. The number of people who prefer the so-called bouldering. To put it simply, this form of activity can be described as overcoming small boulders. When bouldering was invented, adherents mainly climbed on rocks. Today, several decades later, they have more and more bouldering walls at their disposal. Among other things, bouldering loops await them in the Rychlebské Trasy in the Jeseníky Mountains. A brilliantly developed and mapped information structure makes it the first in Central Europe. For now, you won't find better ones in this part of the continent.

The Rychlebsk boulders attract more and more fans not only from Moravia, but also from Poland. The growing popularity of the field contributed to the fact that climbing circuits were linked to the network of Rychleby bicycle paths. If you have friends who love exploring on two wheels, go here together. Maybe you can encourage them to try something new?

Sky Bridge 721 suspension bridge – only for the brave!

If you want to look at the area from a different perspective, maybe you will enjoy a walk on the suspension bridge? Without a doubt, this is not an attraction for everyone. We recommend it only to those who are not afraid of heights and are not afraid to climb a narrow structure running above the treetops. Sky Bridge 721 is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It is located in the Pardubice Region, in the Dolni Morava mountain resort. It is only a few kilometers away from the border with Poland. The Skywalk, the Cloud Walk, runs next to the structure. It offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area and the bridge itself.

Sky Bridge 721 stretches between two mountains. If you have time, fitness and willingness, you can get to the peak on foot or take a chairlift. You either travel the same way or use a local attraction - the bobsleigh track. You can also go down by bike.

Czech via ferrata, i.e. a walk with protection


Another option worth considering if you like challenges is via ferrata. On the one hand, you don't have to climb high rocks. On the other hand, on the "iron road" you will encounter various steel elements whose task is to make it easier to pass more difficult sections. If you're comfortable with this kind of compromise, you have a few options. The first one is waiting for those willing (and brave) near Semily, a town on the border of Northern and Eastern Bohemia. A publicly accessible structure called the Water Gate was erected over the Jizera River valley. You choose one of three routes that differ in difficulty level. The Hluboká via ferrata in South Bohemia also offers three variants. During the hike, you can admire the Vltava River, perfectly visible from above.

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Do you want extreme experiences? We encourage you to come to Děčín. If the weather is good (because that's the only time you can do it), you can climb to the top of the wall from the river bank. The via ferrata is approximately 150 meters long. It starts in the center, at the former rock lift to the Shepherd's Wall. Go for it if you have experience – and the right equipment.

The next points are significantly different from each other. The first trail is the Czech bioferrata, thanks to which you can get to know the rocky vegetation. It is located in the Botanical Garden in Bečov nad Teplou (Western Bohemia). You can rent equipment on site that will enable you to overcome the most difficult variant of the route.

Unlike its predecessor, Speleoferrata does not provide spectacular views. However, you will be able to boast about conquering an underground cave 40 meters deep. And not while walking. For the brave ones, there are ladders (including rope ladders), traverses with swings, precipices and sections where you will have to crawl. If you have watched the movie "The Descent", your impressions may be even stronger!

Something for fans of rope centers

Rope park

When preparing a list of attractions for lovers of extreme emotions, we could not omit the fans of rope parks. One of the largest facilities in this category in the Czech Republic is Adrenalinpark Dolní Morava. You can choose from 5 routes of varying difficulty, from blue for intermediate users to black for experienced users. The rope obstacles (80!) that you can overcome are perfectly secured and high enough to give you plenty of thrills.

You can also fall from heights - what's more, without a rubber band or a parachute. Jump down onto a soft cushion of air from 4 meters (allowed for people over 10 years old) or 8 meters (over 16 years old). In addition to Bag Jump, the park also offers Power Fun, an attraction that allows for quick free falls with a gentle landing. Another option is the Double Big Swing, a 13-meter swing for one or two people.

In the Beskydy Mountains, at the lower station of the chairlift to Pustevny, there is a Tarzania rope park. As the name suggests, you will be able to swing on lianas like Mowgli. Or rather, ropes. Anyone who dares can ride them from tree to tree or soar over a mountain river. The obstacles were placed at a height of 3-14 meters.

The last rope center that we would like to present to you is Offpark Sušice in the town of Sušici in Šumava. You have the opportunity to sail on a pontoon or kayak around Otava. In addition to the fun in the rope park, you can also climb, play paintball or order a balloon flight.

By the way, we will mention another option for flying enthusiasts. If you would like to go paragliding with an instructor, we recommend the Paragliders school or El Speedo tandem paragliding. Instructors fly in the Beskids, you can also fly with them in the Karkonosze or Jeseníky Mountains. The proposed options include a basic flight of about a quarter of an hour and a half-hour acrobatic flight. Check out the offer of the Kozakov paragliding center - you will find it between the towns of Turnov and Semily.

River rafting in the Czech Republic

Let's get down to earth, or more specifically, let's go to the water. Fans of experiences that make the heart beat faster also like river rafting. If you are spending your holiday in the Czech Republic (or just visiting the country), get to know Jizera and Ploučnica. These are northern Czech rivers, very popular among enthusiasts of broadly understood water entertainment. This group includes fishermen, kayakers and those who love rafting. Jizera will meet the expectations of every fan of fighting the elements. For example, in spring, the riverbed from the confluence with Mumlava to Horní Sytové attracts daredevils who want to take part in nature. Ploučnica has beautiful sections, perfect for solitary contemplation of nature (e.g. near Mimoni). It also has some demanding ones, including a canal ending in a long tunnel and a hand-carved hole in the rock known as the Throat of Hell.

Finally, the cherry on the cake - the second longest bobsleigh track in Europe. The Mammoth Mountain Railway in Dolní Morava tempts the brave with a 360-degree turn at a height of 12 meters, 25 turns, a loop and an underground tunnel. And all this over a distance of over 3 kilometers!

As you can see, adrenaline lovers have a lot to choose from. We strongly encourage you to visit the Czech Republic with your significant other or friends. Great fun guaranteed, as well as memories. You will have something to talk about long after returning from your trip together.


Via ferrata
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This article was prepared in cooperation with Visit Czech Republic

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