The Máj lookout and St. John’s rapids

Sat, 15 July 2023

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.


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 7:40 a.m. outside the Smíchov train station (Smíchovské nádraží) in front of the cafe Kolej.


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.


Early bird price: 500 CZK per person, after 8 July: 550 CZK per person. The fee includes includes transportation by buses and 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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