Czech Railways (ČD) is launching a new line designed for bicyclists, hikers, and other outdoors enthusiasts. The journey goes through the land known as Bohemian Paradise, or Český ráj. Located in the north, the region is popular for its beautiful environment and quaint, scenic towns.
With a remarkable environment, including rock formations, winding rivers, and wildlife, the region is great for those wanting to explore nature. Spanning roughly 1,400 square kilometers, Český ráj is the oldest protected landscape in the Czech Republic.
The train will pass through some of the most notable towns in the region, including Jičín, Jinolic, and its final stop, Turnov. Travelers will get to experience the traditional architecture of the region, including castles.
The train operates on June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 and 9, and 5 July. In order to make the trip more available, the train departs from three stations in Prague, Vršovice, Hlavní nádraží, and Libeň. The train will leave Vršovice at 8:27 am and head back to Prague, at 16:41, making this an accessible day trip for those wanting to explore the Czech countryside. You can view the full schedule by clicking here.
The towns along the route have a rich culture and activities and festivals are frequently thrown. “The town of Turnov lives all year long with a rich cultural and sporting life. There are several theater and music festivals. The most important events include Old Bohemian craft markets and events called Turnov Summer, which offer a rich program for every holiday day,” according to the Turnov city website. You can find more about the city by clicking here.
Many come from abroad to visit Prague, but not all get to experience its beautiful countryside. This new trip is also a great opportunity for tourists who want to see more of the Czech Republic.