The Máj lookout and St. John’s rapids

Sat, 27 Nov 2021

Maj lookout, Czech Republic
Maj lookout, Czech Republic

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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

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.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

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.

DIFFICULTY

The difficulty of the hike is intermediate. The route is 18 km long, with short uphills. Check out our Hiking Difficulty Scale for more information about the difficulty of the hike.

FEE

Early bird price: 500 CZK per person, after 20 Nov: 550 CZK per person. The fee includes includes transportation by buses 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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