Lužnice – enjoy canoeing on the river in real nature paradise in Czech republic

Updated: August 23, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More

The Lužnice river (204km in Czech republic) is starting in Austria (4 km). It flows into the Vltava river in the town of Týn nad Vltavou (approximately 50 km north of the city of České Budějovice). The river drains 4,226 square kilometers and was first mentioned in sources in the year 1179.

Several places on the river are popular destinations for recreation and canoeing in the Czech republic. The most recommended part started from Suchdol – Majdalena – Stará řeka (Old river) – Lužnice but there are also other great parts suitable for canoeing.

The river is ideal for beginners and suitable for a family holiday. The river flows slightly, the dangerous can be just silty or fallen trees, which you must outflank, and thus slows down a ride. However if you want to experience a romantic vacation in nature, just go to Lužnice.

We recommend you to start in Suchdol early morning (9:00-10:00am) and then – after a daytrip (11.5km) – stay in a campsite at Majdalena. The following day start again early in the morning and ride down through the most beautiful part of the river (protected areas + large lake) to another campsite in Lužnice (22km). Here you can stay for another night or return your canoes. However if you have more days available, you can continue on the water trip in the morning. Be aware that those two camps are the only here, so do not miss them!

Staying in the camp-sites are very cheap (1Eur/person + 1Eur/tent) but do not expect Italian or Austrian luxury. For the canoeing you could need to rent a canoe, barrel for your wears and personal stuff, safety vest and paddles of course. You can rent it really cheap (approx. 10Eur/day) from one of the following rental services:

Veronica (in czech only)

Dušan Jakubec (in czech only)

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Category: Nature Reserves, Nature Reserves, Rafting and canoeing, Rafting and canoeing

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  1. Dainis says:

    Dear friends.
    We (family of 3 persons) plan our visit to Chech republic from 18-th of August till 25-th of August .
    We would like to ues rafting (canoeing)services for one day trips for our 3 members group.
    Could you suppley us with information (web addresses, telephones) where we can contact companies who offer such services?
    With best regards,
    Dainis Oldefrs.

    • admin says:

      Hello, nice request! I think all the rivers in the Czech republic can be rafted (Czechs just love rafting on their rivers). However there are few best rivers (either thanks to the surrounding nature, or to the cities that are flowing through), and one of them is Lužnice river which flows through natural protected areas. However this river can be somewhere (in recommended parts above) a bit dangerous during rains when the flow can be strong and fast. I have updated the article also with the contact info to the rental services and will add other great rivers in the Czech within the next few days, so follow us on facebook, or twitter.

      Or try to google for pujcovna lodi a raftu + the river you are interested in (Luznice, Vltava, Sazava, Ohre, Berounka, Otava)

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