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Rafting in Czech Republic

One of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the Czech Republic

Best time: April–October


Rafting is one of the most enjoyable summer activities in the Czech Republic. You can raft down any river, but Vltava and Morava are the most popular ones. Both have great infrastructure for boats such as camping grounds, rafter-friendly cafes, and scenic landscapes.

The Vltava is the longest river in the country, crossing the picturesque region of Bohemia. It passes Prague and ends by joining the Elbe. Around 250,000 people float down the Vltava in canoes, rafts or other types of boats annually. You can stop by the beautiful town of Český Krumlov and the Rožmberk Castle or the Budweiser Budvar brewery during your Vltava rafting weekend.

The Morava River offers great views of the historical Olomouc city. You will also bypass many parks and the towers of the Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Other landmarks include the St. Wenceslas Cathedral, Přemyslid Palace and the 17th-century Church of St. Michael.

Practical info

When is the best time to go rafting in Czech Republic?

Rafting conditions in the Czech Republic are best between April and October when water levels are high due to melting snow from nearby mountains. The months of June to August are peak season when the weather is usually warmer. To ensure availability, it is best to reserve a spot in advance during peak season. Show more

Where are the most popular rafting spots in Czech Republic?

Czech Republic's two most popular rafting spots are the Vltava and Morava rivers. The Vltava is the longest river in the country and passes through Bohemia. Meanwhile, the Morava offers picturesque views of the historic city of Olomouc. Both rivers have camping areas, rafter-friendly cafes, and scenic landscapes. Show more

What are the scenic landmarks to visit while rafting down Vltava?

The Vltava presents opportunities to visit several top tourist attractions, such as Český Krumlov, Rožmberk Castle, and Budweiser Budvar brewery. Other attractions include the Hluboká Castle, the Zvíkov Castle, and the Charles Bridge located in Prague. Rafting down the Vltava river combines adventure and sightseeing to produce a unique experience in the region. Show more

Are there any camping grounds near the rafting spots?

Camping grounds are available for visitors near the popular Czech Republic rafting spots. Cesky Krumlov Municipal camp and Vltavan, Campingpark are two popular camping sites near the Vltava River. Meanwhile, Safari Hradek and Canoe Camping Olomouc are popular near the Morava. These campgrounds offer basic amenities, including restrooms, shower, and cooking facilities. Show more

When is the peak season for rafting in Czech Republic?

June to August are the busiest months for rafting in Czech Republic due to warm weather. It is recommended to book in advance during these months to avoid disappointment. Rafting is still possible from April to October if weather permits with fewer crowds. It's best to visit Czech Republic in the shoulder season for the best of all worlds. Show more

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