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Easy Day Trip from Prague - off the beaten path

Getting a late start here! But...wondering if there's a day trip from Prague that's worth taking - other than Terezin, Cesky Krumlov or Kutna Hora?

Thanks so much!

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Tabor and Konopiste

If you do a Search on this board page, you'll see that all of this has been covered before.

Posted by
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Thanks all! I do recall seeing some suggestions for day trips on an earlier search, but couldn't find it this time. So, thanks for repeating the information.

Posted by
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Very easy, very close and certainly off the beaten path - Melnik - it is Bohemian Mikulov - wine town of Bohemia - on confluence of the rivers Vltava and Elbe /Labe/.

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Dear All,

Thanks for your suggestions. I decided to go to Decin and try my luck getting to the Bohemian Saxon Switzerland National Park, and, while I encountered a few snafus (see below), I made it! I did it solo, so it's doable. I did the 12 km hike and it was wonderful!

I had seen one of the hikes listed through northerhikes.com when I was researching and thought it looked beautiful. The option I was most interested in was there 16 km hike. Price was €160, so a significant expense. I was nervous going solo, as the connections seemed a bit iffy, and I was leaving for Italy the next day, so needed to ensure I got back to Prague in time for my flight. When I decided to take the plunge and pay for the hike, the days I was available were fully booked. So, I decided to try it.

Tips for going on your own:

1) Buy your ticket to Decin at the main railway station. The information desk can give you timetables to and from Decin.
2) When you exit the station at Decin, walk to your right and you will see a sign for the bus to Hrenko. I believe it's #434.
3). Look for the bus number on the bus' header. I think the bus is blue. I missed the morning bus, as someone who was trying to be helpful told me to get on the green bus, so hopped on the wrong one (which also had a sign Hrenko on the back, which turned out to be advertisement, and had to wait 3 hours for the next one!)
4. You can start in Hrenko and walk to Mezni Louka and catch the bus back to Decin from there. Or start in ML and get the bus back to Decin from Hrenko. Hrenko is an easier start. Mezni Louka will get the hardest part of the hike done first. The views are stunning. Be sure to walk to The Gate."
5. Check the time tables for the bus heading back to Decin to ensure your trip back.
6. It took me about 3 hours to do the 13 km hike, including the 1 k to "The Gate."

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To avoid confusion look for bus to Hrensko, not Hrenko.

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140 posts

Ah! As a first timer, I didn't realize the difference in spelling! Thanks for clarifying for others who may take the journey!

And yes, Unclegus; it was a wonderful adventure!