They are all short-distance loop trails with an acceptable difficulty level, which makes them suitable for short breaks and day hikes, and for any kind of hiker or walker. You can download these GPS trails and waypoints from Google Maps.
Horní Bečva & Velké Karlovice, near V Buckovém (Zlín)
Distance: 16 km – Uphill: 716 m – Downhill: 716 m – Time: 5:20/6:40 hrs
Located in the heart of the Beskydy mountains, this protected landscape area offers a huge variety of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.
On the Heights of Karlovy Vary, near Karlovy Vary (Karlovarský)
Distance: 14 km – Uphill: 638 m – Downhill: 638 m – Time: 4:50/5:50 hrs
Starting and finishing in the popular spa town of Karlovy Vary (aka Carlsbad), this route crosses the narrow Teplá Valley, reaching beautiful viewpoints.
Opava Valley, near Svätý Hubert (Moravskoslezský)
Distance: 14 km – Uphill: 607 m – Downhill: 607 m – Time: 4:50/5:50 hrs
The Moravian-Silesian Region benefits from its location at the border with Poland and Slovakia and features a well-preserved landscape. The waterfalls of Bílá Opava and the spruce forest ensure a lovely (but demanding) nature walk.
Hnědý Vrch & Bufet, near Pec pod Sněžkou (Královéhradecký)
Distance: 11 km – Uphill: 562 m – Downhill: 562 m – Time: 3:50/4:50 hrs
The trail touches a popular ski resort of the Krkonoše Mountains, a cross-border biosphere reserve under the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.
Berounka River, near Kozojedy (Plzeňský Kraj)
Distance: 12 km – Uphill: 208 m – Downhill: 224 m – Time: 3:10/3:50 hrs
The Plzeň Region is in western Bohemia and mostly belongs to the drainage basin of the Berounka river. It boasts several protected areas and wildlife parks.
Best time to go to the Czech Republic: Apr-Oct
Backpacker cost per day: 47 USD = 42 EUR
For more inspiration, check out our Czech Republic Travel Guide.
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