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The Bohemian Paradise

The Bohemian Paradise is situated one hundred kilometers to the northeast from Prague. This picturesque area borders on foot-hills of the Giant Mountains in the east and is marked off by the belt of The Jizerské Mountains and The Giant Mountains in the north.

The extraordinary diversity of the landscape with characteristic sandstone rock towns, flora and fauna was the main reason for proclaiming The Bohemian Paradise the first protected natural area in the then republic (in 1955). When considering the diversity of the landscape and the occurence of preserved and endangered biological species, deep forests, as well as systems of ponds on water streams and surrounding small areas of wet ground with ecological systems are of big importance.

The main symbol of The Bohemian Paradise is the basalt doublehump Trosky with the ruin of medieval castle, characteristic at a distance with its silhouette.

There are numerous finding places of agates, amethyst, jaspers, chalcedonies, and other kinds of precious stones in the volcanic rocks. The treatment of these precious stones has been connected with the history of the city of Turnov for several centuries. Turnov has been the natural economical and cultural center of this area and nowadays it is called the heart of The Bohemian Paradise.

List of places

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Places for bathing

The quality of bathing water for this region can be found HERE
 

Recommended routes

From Kost to Trosky
Monuments -2 km- Kost -4km- The Watermill of Pleskoty -2km - Podtrosecká valleys -3km- Vidlák pond -2,5 km- Trosky -2,5km- Ktová (total 16km)
 
From Mnichovo Hradiště to Březina
Mnichovo Hradiště -4,5km- Valečov -2km- crossroads Skalka -2km- Mužský -1km- Bellevue inn -1,5km- Drábské světničky -2km- Březina (total 13km)
 
From Turnov to Sedmihorky
Turnov -1,5km- viewpoint Hlavatice -1,5km- Valdštejn -1,5km- Rock city Hruboskalsko -2km- Hrubá Skála -1,5km- Sedmihorky (total 8km)
 
Trip to surroundings of Turnov
Turnov -4km- Záholice -1km- Betlémské Rocks -2km- Průchody -1km- Rotštejn -2km- Cave Postojná -3km- Bělá -2km- Turnov (total 15km)
 
Trip to surroundings of Malá Skála
Malá Skála -1km- Panteon -2km- Frýdštejn -2km- Drábovna -2km- Malá Skála -1,5km- Dry Rocks -2km- Besedice -2,5km- Malá Skála (total 13km)
 
Trip to surroundings of Jičín
Jičín -5km- Prachov -2km- Prachovské Rocks -2km- Pařezská Lhota -3km- Ponds of Jinolice -2km- Brada -3km- Jičín (total 17km)
 

Cycling routes

From Branžež to farm Kopicův statek and back
Nová Ves - Srbsko - Žehrov - Skokovy - Kacanovy - Kopicův statek - Hrubá Skála (zámek) - Vidlák - Troskovice - Dolní Mlýn - Roveň - Libošovice - Podkost - Kamenice - Čížovka - Drhleny - Nová Ves (total 39,0km)
 
Around Kozákov
Semily - Bačov - Kozákov - Smrčí - Chloudov - Koberovy - Prackov - Kozákov - Tatobity - Veselá - Smetanova vyhlídka - Lomnice nad Popelkou - Stružinec - Semily (total 45,0km)
 
To rock town Prachovská skály
Branžež - Srbsko - Podkost - Střehom - Sobotka - Zámostí - Pařezská Lhota - Mladějov - Podhůra - Roveň - Libošovice - Podkost - Srbsko - Branžež (total 45,4km)
 
Small round in Nature park Maloskalsko
Malá Skála - Libentiny - Závrší - Prosíčka - Vrát - Chloudov - Dlouhý - Smrčí - Záhoří - Prackov - Úhelina - Sarajevo - Koberovy - Boroví - Boučkův statek - Malá Skála (total 20,0km)
 
The trip in the valley Podtrosecké
Hrubá Skála - Věžák - Pleskotský mlýn - Vyskeř - Kacanovy - zámek Hrubá Skála - Hrubá skála (total 18,0km)
 
To castle Kost and to castle Hrubá skála
Branžež - Srbsko - Pomníky - Podkost - Střehom - Sobotka - Dolní mlýn - Troskovice - Borek - Hrubá skála zámek - Kacanovy - Žehrov - Srbsko - Branžež (total 49,7km)
 
From castle Sychrov to Malá skála and back
Zámek Sychrov - Sychrov - Odolenovice - Jenišovice - Voděrady - Frýdštejn - Malá Skála - Sněhov - Bobov - Kopanina - Frýdštejn - Voděrady - Jenišovice - Odolenice - zámek Sychrov (total 31,3km)
 
Through campings in Bohemian Paradise
Sedmihorky - Podháj - Valdštejn - Kopicův statek - Kacanovy - Mlýnice - Skokovy - Žehrov - Srbsko - Branžež - Pod Žehrovkou - Dobšiče - Rytířova Lhota - Zahájí - Pleskotský Mlýn - Rokytnice - Doubravice - Sedmihorky (total 40,0km)
 
To Kost, Trosky and to Prachov
Sobotka - Podkost - Bílý rybník - Nebákov - Svitačka - Trosky - Hrdoňovice - Pařez - Prachov - Loveč - Mladějov - Podhůra - Stéblovice - Sobotka (total 39,0km)
 
The round from Jičín - Jinolice, Podtrosecké údolí, Prachov
Jičín - Rybníček - Bradačka - Jinolice - Malé Jinolice - Březka - Libunec - Troskovice - Křenov - Mladějov - Loveč - Prachov - Holín - Jičín (total 34,0km)
 
Around Hrubá Skála
Turnov - Sedmihorky - Doubravice - Trosky - Troskovice - Věžák - Pleskotský mlýn - Vyskeř - Kacanovy - Turnov (total 29,7 km)
 
Circuit Malá Skála I
Malá Skála - Rakousy - Turnov - Hrubý Rohozec - Dolánky - Záborčí - Malá Skála (total 19 km)
 
Circuit Malá Skála II
Malá Skála - Hamštejn - Rotštejn - Klokoč - Klokočské skály - Rakousy - Malá Skála (total 18,7 km)
 
Circuit Malá Skála III
Malá Skála - Turnov - hrad Valdštejn - odbočka - zámek Hrubá Skála - Kopicův statek - Turnov - Malá Skála (total 38 km)
 
Malá Skála to Bozkov and back
Malá Skála - Železný Brod - Spálov - Bozkov - Jesenný - Horská Kamenice - Těpeře - Malá Skála (total 46,7 km)
 


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