Camino de Santiago: from Prague to Karlštejn

Sat, 8 Oct 2022

A lovely hike on the ridges of the protected landscape area Bohemian Karst (Český Kras) with amazing views on a picturesque Berounka river valley and Brdy Highlands.

We start our trip at Radotín where we join The Way of St. James, specifically the part of Camino de Santiago called The Všeruby Way. We will wander around Černošice and Vonoklasy. Second part of the hike is filled with a lovely rural landscape at the plateau behind the village Mořinka and national natural preserve Karlštejn. The Všeruby Way leads all the way to the Karlštejn castle, the most famous and most frequently visited castle in the Czech Republic. Our trip ends in the village that lies at the foot of the Karlštejn castle. Before leaving back home, as a reward, we can refresh ourselves at a restaurant close to the train station.

A short stop for lunch will be made close to a beautiful lookout over Karlík village (little after midday, so be sure to have some small snack) where, if the weather allows, we will make a campfire and enjoy typical Czech tradition loved by everyone – cooking sausages over the fire (on a stick). So do not forget to bring the sausages. The ones that are best for the fire are called “špekáček”. Feel free to have some veggie variation instead.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

You can expect a few short but lovely hills and some mud (which is almost always there), so be sure to have a pair of solid and comfortable hiking shoes. We also recommend bringing some water, snacks, fully charged phone, warm and waterproof clothes in case of raining. Spare socks might also come in handy. If the weather and situation allows, we will make a campfire and enjoy typical Czech tradition loved by everyone – cooking sausages over fire (on a stick). So do not forget to bring the sausages (or vegetables) you want to make over the fire. The ones that are best for the fire are called “špekáček”. A beer is also always a good choice. In the winter season it might be useful to have a headlight or flashlight as it gets dark early.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

At 7.50 a.m. outside the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží), in the park Vrchlického sady in front of Potrefená husa pub. We return to Prague around 6 p.m.

DIFFICULTY

The hike is intermediate. 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

The fee is 350 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.

We accept Benefit Plus as well.

We also accept Edenred: You can pay with Edenred e-Ticket.

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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