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About Northern Hikes
The only first & original Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland tours since 2014. Set on a trip rated by many Prague visitors as "The Most Scenic Day Trip From Prague" with the best rated local company. Northern Hikes team is formed solely by Czech travel professionals who grew up or lived directly in the national park area. Don't miss out one of the best nature gems of Europe (!) and set on a tour with us. We will be happy to meet you, friend.
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Best Rated - Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague

The Bohemian Switzerland National Park boasts some of Europe’s best scenery, and sits just north of Prague. This day trip is easier than visiting independently with air-conditioned minivan transport, five walking options (depending on the season) to suit your preferences, and a small group for a personalized feel. Lunch and entrance fees are included, as well as equipment such as hiking sticks.
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11 to 13 hours
from $177.03

Best Rated -Pravcicka Gate & Bastei Bridge Winter National Park Tour from Prague

See both the Czech and German countryside on a full-day, small-group winter trip from Prague to the spectacular Pravcicka Gate, Europe’s largest sandstone arch, as well as, the "Bastei" bridge. Walk on snow-covered trails to enjoy some of the best scenic nature sites that the Czech Republic countryside can offer.
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10 to 11 hours
from $180.62

Best Rated - Elbe Canyon & Narnia Movie Locations Day Trip

Visit the Elbe Sandstone Natural Reserve and see the Bastei rocks of Germany’s Saxon Switzerland on this small-group tour from Prague, without needing to organize transport. See the Tisa Rocks in the reserve and admire the Bastei rocks and stone bridge above the River Elbe—all with a guide to ensure you enjoy the best views. Lunch, minivan transport, and a small-group atmosphere are part and parcel of the trip.
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10 to 11 hours
from $171.75
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Simona K wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had the honor to be the first guests to do the brand new Rafting and E-bike Tour and it was absolutely amazing. Our guide Marek was fantastic, very informative and with an excellent sense of humor. Rafting on the peaceful and quiet Laba river was a bliss, We had delicious lunch in an old beautiful restaurant right at the river bank. The cycling part was also amazingly beautiful, following the river valleys, and especially when cycling through the forest. We stopped often to take pictures and admire the wonders of nature. Everything was perfectly organised, Marek picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off there after, which was very convenient, and even took us to a local brewery on the way back to buy some beer, which is also delicious. Thank you for a wonderful day!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Northern_Hikes, Owner at Northern Hikes
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear Simona, thank you very much for finding time to write your review. I am very glad you've enjoyed our new tour - both parts of it rafting and cycling. Thanks to your feedback we have some new ideas to implement. We are grateful for your visit of Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland NP with us. Stay well and wishing you many cheerful tours in the future. Thank you, Vitek - Founder & Owner at Northern Hikes
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Neil M wrote a review Aug 2020
13 contributions15 helpful votes
Really enjoyable day trip to see the amazing castle/fort at Bastei and the incredible sandstone outcrops. This beats the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains of Australia, hands down. Our guide, Marek, was excellent, very informative and he was also careful to adjust the walking tour to our standards, so it was demanding but not too hard. It's a full day for him, and us, but he made it fun, was informative and looked after us well. At one point, it started to rain heavily and Marek produced some rain ponchos which made it more comfortable for us, even though we had brought some rain gear. The views from Bastei are stunning and the walk/hike along the river gorge is delightful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Vitek_NH, Owner at Northern Hikes
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Dear Neil, thank you very much for your positive review. I am glad you've enjoyed the tour and thanks for a nice comparison to the 3 Sisters site in Australia. The world is just amazing :) Thanks for supporting us and wishing you many great tours in the future. Best wishes, Vitek - Founder & Owner at Northern Hikes
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Sophie G wrote a review Aug 2020
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A wonderful day experiencing the beauty of Bohemian Switzerland National Park. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, Paja was so enthusiastic about nature it was intoxicating. We signed up for the trip through the Northern Hikes website, thoroughly recommend this as there's much more information on their site! We ended up being the only two on the trip that day so essentially had a private tour and it was BRILLIANT! I had been concerned whether the climbs would be too steep however as we regularly walk in the Lake District this was a manageable hike. It was split into three walks, the longest being the morning walk ~8km in distance. The views of the Pravcicka Gate were just exquisite and Paja's knowledge of the surroundings was something else. After we completed the first hike we made our way to the restaurant for lunch, the beer was local and wonderful and the food was by far some of the best we had tried whilst in Prague. After lunch we made our way down towards the Gorges of Kamenice for a hike of around 5km. This was a much cooler walk in the forest as you drop quite low. The walk includes a boat ride which provides some spectacular sights. The final hike was across the border into Germany which was a 30-40 minute drive, a good rest after all that walking! The Bastei Bridge was a fabulous experience, it takes around 2km to cover the site but this is more about taking in the views. Paja's knowledge of Bastei was incredible, other tourists stopped to listen to her as she explained about the medieval castle that once stood on the site. We took our walking boots for this hike but I feel we could have managed with walking trainers or similar. A jumper was definitely required for the hikes later in the day. Toilets were available at Pravcicka Gate, the restaurant and at Bastei. Overall this was such a wonderful day for us, I loved learning about another country especially in the depth of detail that Paja described it to us. I would 100% recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Vitek_NH, Owner at Northern Hikes
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Hello and thank you so much for such a glowing review :) We're always delighted to have smiling and positive-minded travelers like you. Our core value is to work with guides who grew up in the region of the national park or have a profound knowledge of it. And I am very happy to see our guests are noticing... This is how a truly local experience should look like :) Thank you very much for recommending us and I would be really happy to see you back one day joining another tour of ours. Or just giving you tips how to wander around and explore more of Bohemian Switzerland NP. Best wishes, Vitek - Founder & Owner at Northern Hikes
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Brendan D wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
The hike was incredible. Our guide was awesome. He was friendly, informative, and make sure we kept good time while also enjoying each area. You couldn’t have asked for a better guide.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Vitek_NH, Owner at Northern Hikes
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Hi, thank you very much for this great review. Your guide Martin will certainly be thrilled to read this :) It's a benefit of having local guides who grew up in the region as our team members. That is one of our core values. We'll be very happy to see you back trying another tour of ours one day. Thank you again, Vitek, Owner & Founder of Northern Hikes
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Dominik Sz. wrote a review Jul 2020
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Two of us decided to use the opportunity and travel to Prague before COVID blows up again. I can say we really enjoyed the whole trip, this journey was in our last day in the country, but it was such an addition to our trip overall! We had the opportunity to have a private trip with our tour guide Marek at the cost of a regular one. He was very professional and a great man with a positive vibe. When I struggled with the intensity of the tour, he quickly adjusted the tour for our needs. Such flexibility is top tier service. Life-long experience, worth each penny! Also huge shout-out to Mr. Vitek who was very helpful with the organizing part.
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Response from Northern H, Owner at Northern Hikes
Responded Jul 16, 2020
Dear Mr. Dominik thank you very much for supporting us with a glowing review. It was a joy to prepare the tour for your and both me and Marek are very happy how much you have liked the day. Many great adventures in the future wishes Vitek - Founder & Owner at Northern Hikes
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