Winter does not only give us a perfect reason to drink hot chocolate, read books by the fireplace, and watch movies; it also reminds us to be active.
Once things get back to normal, you’ll be looking for fun ways to spend winter in the Czech Republic! Get comfortable and imagine what next winter might look like. Skiing and skating, playing hockey and hiking the mountains – there are so many opportunities to enjoy the Czech Republic. Currently, there are approximately 230 kinds of winter sports that you can try here. Discover our list with the best places to visit for an active – and safe! – getaway.
The first activity is perfect for people who love hiking. There are approximately 16 hike routes with various levels of difficulty in the Czech Republic; most of them are situated on the German and Polish borders. Try winter hiking and remember to wear warm and comfortable clothes! Winterwanderung vom Ort Müglitz zum Mückentürmchen is one of the most incredible routes you can visit: a family and dog-friendly adventure of 2.5 hours and 9.4 kilometers! The easiest way to get there is by car, train, or carsharing.
Ski touring is another excellent sport to try in the Czech Republic. In 2021, there are about 30 ski tours throughout the country on the German and Polish border. Skitouring Svahová is a well-known activity in the Ústecký Kraj: a 3.5-hour tour with a length of 14.5 kilometers. Get ready to have a pretty good workout! The other famous tour is Noc Tuleních Pásů in Královéhradecký Kraj: it takes place in the evening (17.00 – 21.00), and you can climb the mountains with the skis – quite something for extreme sport lovers!
Unlike winter hiking and ski touring, cross-country skiing can be done almost in every region of the country. One hundred eighty-five ski trails are currently waiting for you. Okruh Mravenečník is one of the perfect routes for beginners: 3.5 hours experience via the picturesque way for the length of 14 kilometers. The resort is located 300 kilometers from Prague, and the easiest way to get there is by car – your own or rented (carsharing).
If you do not want to leave Prague, you can always try ice skating on one of the numerous ice rinks situated all over the city. One of the best rinks is located in Letná, where you can enjoy the Prague castle view. The ultimate benefit of the place is that there is no entrance fee at all. It means you should pay only for the equipment, such as skates, if you need them. The ice rink operates from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and you can find it in front of the Sparta team sport.
The last winter activity which we encourage you to try this winter is the sauna! It is super easy to find a sauna; they are located in most spa and wellness centers. Visiting saunas in winter will give you the exact relaxation you needed from busy city life. What is more, there are different types of saunas: Finnish, hammam, or roman. The variation depends on temperature and humidity.
Winter activities are always a great idea to have fun with your family and friends! We hope you enjoy your next experience and stay healthy during these challenging times.