The Czech mountains
Safe hiking in a blaze of colour
What’s unique about the Czech mountains & countryside and something they all have in common? That you will always be able to find your way! You can roam through the picturesque Czech mountain landscape with absolutely no fear of getting lost.
Every trail is assigned its own colour – blue, red, yellow, green. Where paths cross, you simply follow the colour blaze belonging to your trail. The paths are designated on hiking maps in the same colours.
The Czech Hiking Club takes excellent care of the dense network of trail blazes. There are so many of them – on trees, rocks and other objects – that the next one will usually be visible from the one you’re standing at. At trail crossings and other important places, you will find signposts pointing you towards your next destination and stating the number of kilometres until you reach it.
And don’t worry: In the Czech mountains you won’t come across any dangerous wild animals. The only – and very rare – exception is the occasional bear that may stray into the deep forests of the Beskydy Mountains along the Slovak border. However, the chance of meeting a bear is practically nil.