The Máj lookout and St. John’s rapids

We start the hike at lookout Máj from which you can enjoy one of the most iconic views of the Vltava river meanders. We will continue along the Teletín waterfalls down to the river bank. The second half of the hike we will discover St. John’s rapids (Svatojánské proudy), a former stretch of fast flowing water on the Vltava. The rapids were part of the inspiration for Bedřich Smetana’s set of six symphonic poems named Má vlast (My homeland). During the hike we will also visit a former tramp settlement called Lost Hope and the first official tourist path on the territory of the Czech Republic.


We recommend comfortable hiking or running shoes, some water, food, fully charged phone, warm and waterproof clothes in case of raining. No pubs and restaurants along the way are open.


We meet in the morning at 7:45 a.m. outside the Smíchov train station (Smíchovské nádraží) in front of the cafe Kolej. The bus leaves at 8:05 a.m.


The hike is easy. The route is around 12-16 km long depending on the speed of walking, with short uphills. Check out our Hiking Difficulty Scale for more information about the difficulty of the hike.


Fee 60 € per person includes transportation by train and services of the skilled and friendly guide (excludes food, drinks, insurance). Minimum number of participants: 2. Discount possible for large groups (discussed individually).


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