Walking in Romantic Plakanek Valley and Kost Castle
€139 per person
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Select your day below, then fill out the form and you will receive an email with a payment link.
Please note: Trip will take place when 2 or more people book. If you end up the only participant 3 days before the trip, we will email you and you may choose an alternate day or pay an extra “one on one trip fee” of €99.
Hiking tour covering 13 km. Takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. Great choice for an active day with a variety of sightseeing and combination of nature and history.
We will walk from Sobotka to the village Vesec, a declared rural conservation area that includes 18 log houses, and then content to the romantic rocky valley of Plakanek, surrounded by pine forests. Plakanek means “the crying one” and there is a legend where many people were crying and mourning in this valley. A girl cried here as she left her beloved. We will reach a breathtaking location close by with its prehistoric sand rock mountains.
We will continue on to Kost Castle, one of the best-preserved Czech castles from the late gothic period. At Kost we can take a tour of the castle and see some interesting things such as a medieval torturing room or a strange window, as well as a strange Madonna. The Castle is located in a magical landscape of forests and sandstone rocks, which is rightly called the Bohemian Paradise due to its outstanding natural beauty. If time permits, we can also visit the beautiful Nebakov pond in the Czech Paradise park.
Next stop is lunch, of course! We will treat you with a main course and a drink – included in your trip – at a traditional restaurant, with time to enjoy the best local beers and micro-brews. On the way back we will be passing the unique baroque architectural delight of Humprecht Chateau, before we rejoin our bus back to Prague.
This is a very personalized trip based on our own experiences we want to share. Our guests can expect a lot of individual attention with advice on clothing, weather, what to pack, as well as fitness levels prior to the trip. Also we will be ensuring your safety and welfare during the hike and the entire trip, as well as helping you with any translations needed when ordering lunch or buying gifts. Most importantly, however, we will be guiding you through this remarkable countryside and offering you the most unique experience.
We will meet in the morning at the Prague departure point and return back to Prague, filled with experiences, in the evening, just in time for dinner.
Join us for an adventure of a lifetime and check the calendar above for availability.