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19 Czech Republic Photos That Will Inspire You To Hike

19 Czech Republic Photos That Will Inspire You to Hike

The Czech Republic is a beautiful country to explore on foot. On my walking holiday with Country Walkers we started in Vienna and hop scotched to Prague via Telc, Tabor and Cesky Krumlov. Most of the hiking was in pastoral landscapes and somewhat off the beaten paths judging by the fact we rarely met any other walkers.

The itinerary was designed by our two Czech guides to provide a cross-section of landscapes and a glimpse into many of the Czech customs and traditions with well-timed stops to sample local foods. Unless you speak Czech, there’s a tremendous amount about the country you’ll miss without a knowledgeable guide. I’m hoping these Czech Republic photos spur you on to visit the country, perhaps with a guide so you learn some of the offbeat facts like those listed below.

For instance did you know that because turnip was a WWII concentration camp food it is never eaten in the Czech Republic? Or that it’s against the law to use vinegar when making sauerkraut? Or that 90% of the fish industry is based on carp? There’s nothing like shooting the breeze with your guide to get the full low down on a country.

Enjoy this sampling of images of the Czech countryside you’d experience between the Austrian border and Prague.

19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
Hiking through fields of wildflowers in August
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
Hiking near the small town of Jindrichuv Hradec
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
Beautiful open countryside outside of Telc
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
Lots of time to explore the Cervena Lhota Castle 30 minutes outside of Tabor
You'll be mooned by a rock
You’ll be mooned by a rock
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
Beautiful woods – often filled with beech or oak trees with an under-story of blueberries and poison ivy
Forest walking in the Czech Republic
Forest walking in the Czech Republic
Corn towers above the walkers
Corn towers above the walkers
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
You see hunting “blinds” at the side of fields; there are more hunters than people in the army in the Czech Republic
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
This old farmer was happy to smile for me
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
People put storks on their chimneys when a new baby arrives on the scene
One of the thousands of picturesque ponds in the Czech countryside
One of the thousands of picturesque ponds in the Czech countryside
Smart way of getting all the tomatoes to ripen
Smart way of getting all the tomatoes to ripen
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
It looks almost tropical doesn’t it
Eating cake guilt free when you're on a walking holiday
Eating cake guilt free when you’re on a walking holiday
One of the entrances to the town of Cesky Krumlov
One of the entrances to the town of Cesky Krumlov
19 Photos That will Make You Want to Discover the Czech Republic on Foot
In the hills above Cesky Krumlov
Red roofs in Cesky Krumlov
Czech Republic photos – the red roofs in Cesky Krumlov
Prague is a beautiful city to end a walking holiday - but to avoid the crowds stay away from Charles Bridge during the day
Prague is a beautiful city to end a walking holiday – but to avoid the crowds stay away from Charles Bridge during the day

Further reading on the Czech Republic

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19 Photos that will make you want to discover the Czech Republic on foot - definitely a great way to see the country

 

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

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  1. I love this post so much because I love the Czech Republic! When I lived there (19-20 years ago!), one of the first things I noticed about the Czech people was how much time they enjoy spending outdoors, whether on a weekend hike or an outdoor party in the evening with friends. Such a beautiful country, especially in the countryside.

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