Karlštejn, Big America Quarry and St. John under the Cliff

Sat, July 3, 2021

Karlstejn castle, Czech Republic
Karlstejn castle, Czech Republic

We will start the hike in the village that lies at the foot of the Karlštejn castle, the most famous and most frequently visited castle in the Czech Republic. We will visit the castle and continue to Little America Quarry, Mexico Quarry and Big America Quarry. Big America is the largest of three limestone quarries. Small America and Mexico are both connected to Big America via a labyrinth of caves. We will finish the hike at St. John under the Cliff, a picturesque little village with rich history hidden under numerous cliffs and rocks. Do you want to join us?


We recommend comfortable hiking or running shoes, some water (at least 1 liter), food, fully charged phone, warm and waterproof clothes in case of raining. Those who are interested, there is a restaurant in St. John under the Cliff. The lunch is planned close to the end of the trip, so make sure you have enough snacks. You can also bring your own lunch and have a picnic.


At 8.20 a.m. outside the Prague Main train station (Hlavní nádraží), in the park Vrchlického sady in front of Potrefená husa pub. The train leaves at 8:50 a.m.


Intermediate. The route is 20 km long, with short uphills. Check out our Hiking Difficulty Scale for more information about the difficulty of the hike.


Fee 550 CZK includes transportation by train and services of the skilled and friendly guide (excludes food, drinks, insurance).

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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