Czechia, a captivating fusion of culture, history, and natural beauty, beckons you to venture off the beaten path. Slow down and embrace the authenticity of lesser-known destinations, where Czechia’s true essence reveals itself in all its splendor.
Land of a Thousand Hikes
A highlight for fans of slow travel in Czechia is hiking. The country boasts the best-marked hiking trails in the world, and the network is one of the world’s densest, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. By the way, do you know where the European tradition of hiking was born? In Bohemian Switzerland! And one of the earliest tourists to discover this amazing rock town was none other than the famous fairy tale author Andersen! Follow his footsteps and marvel at fantastic sandstone formations and deep canyons. For a unique journey, pedal your way to Bohemian Switzerland along the Elbe River on a specially designed cycling trail offering breathtaking views.
Discover the Wine Country
How about a bike ride along a wine trail weaving through vineyards and scenic villages, stopping off at wine cellars along the way? Step into the grape-growing region of South Moravia and let its charm carry you away. Discover the artistry of winemaking, local folklore, and relish the flavors of Moravian wines. Explore the fairy-tale town of Mikulov and soak up the tranquility of the UNESCO Lednice-Valtice Area, brimming with stunning architecture and lush gardens. Or just wander in the undulating landscape of Moravian Tuscany…
Searching for Czech Liquid Gold
Diving into the beer tradition of Czechia is a must. Visit microbreweries across the country where you can sample Czech beers brewed with passion and dedication. Take advantage of the beer trails that wind through the country, offering both the chance to taste exceptional brews and to engage with locals.
Take It Easy by Train
When it comes to interacting with locals, trains also provide a great opportunity to meet Czechs – they are among the most avid train users in Europe. No wonder, the country boasts the densest railway network in Europe, making it easy to visit even the most remote regions. Hop on a train and venture into the picturesque countryside, where charming towns, hidden castles, and dreamy landscapes await.
In less than two hours from Prague, you can easily reach Hradec Králové, and its mix of architectural styles from Gothic to Functionalism will wow you. A two-hour train ride will take you to the Baroque jewel of Czechia, Olomouc, and just an hour longer will bring you to Ostrava. The third-largest city in Czechia will enchant you with its raw beauty and pleasantly relaxed pace.
Take your time exploring every inch of the country, discover Czech folklore and traditions, get tips from locals, and uncover hidden gems that may not be found in guidebooks.