Bezděz Castle and Mácha’s Way

Sat, 1 Oct 2022

Kokořínsko is waiting for you!

We start the day with a trip on a historical train that is maintained by a group of local Czech enthusiasts. We go to Bezděz Castle – one of the most beautiful castle ruins in the Czech Republic. After climbing the hill, we take a path through the picturesque forest. The path we will take was one of the favorite paths of the famous Czech romantic poet – Karel Mácha. Mácha was famous not only for his poems but also for his passion for hiking. Today we follow the path he used to walk. The path was named after him – Máchova cesta (Mácha’s path). We continue to Břehyňský pond and through the swamps towards the Máchovo lake – a popular attraction among Czechs during hot summer days and a place of famous festivals. Picturesque views are guaranteed for those who will be willing to climb steep lookouts. In the afternoon we take the same historical train back to Prague.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

We recommend comfortable hiking or running shoes, some water, fully charged phone, warm and waterproof clothes in case of raining. We will end our trip in the small town of Staré Splavy. Whether we have time for a meal depends on the group’s speed – it is highly recommended to have snacks for the whole day with you.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

At 8:00 a.m. outside the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží), in the park Vrchlického sady in front of Potrefená husa pub. The train leaves at 8:28 a.m. We return to Prague around 7 p.m.

DIFFICULTY

The hike is hard. The route is 19 km long, with short uphills. Check out our Hiking Difficulty Scale for more information about the difficulty of the hike.

FEE

Early bird price: 550 CZK per person, after 24 Sep: 600 CZK per person. The fee includes services of the skilled and friendly guide (excludes food, drinks, insurance).

We accept Sodexo: You can pay with Sodexo Fokus Pass voucher, Dárkový Pass voucher and Flexi Pass voucher. Online payment method is also possible with Flexi Pass CARD.

For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the trip. For a 50 % refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the trip.

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