Rivers, lakes, dams

About Orlík Reservoir - activities and accommodation in the area

The Orlická dam and otherwise called the Orlík dam (after the Orlík chateau) is located primarily in the South Bohemian region and was built between 1954 and 1961. This dam is part of the Vltava river and the confluence of the Otava river. This is one of the most visited areas for recreational accommodation and other related outdoor activities.


Dwelling in the wild - across Poland to the Baltic Sea

I have been toying with the idea of ​​heading north to the Baltic Sea for several years, and that is what happened that year. We have visited Poland in the past and we have always had a pleasant time. The temperatures at the Baltic Sea are very pleasant for us. During the day 25 degrees and at night about 17 degrees. Tourists except domestic, almost none, prices lower than in Slovakia and services better than in Slovakia. But let's be fine ..

For the first time on foot to Šumava via Čertovo and Černé jezero

When asked Míša if we would go on a hiking trip there and there, my answer was always: "Why would we walk on it? It will be faster on a bike" However, under the weight of her argument, I decided that the hiking trip would be nice. Understand the word argument, it inflated me so much that I had no choice .. :)). In addition, buddy David is also a hiking enthusiast. So we just got together and drove.

At the weekend by bike - direction Hromnické jezírko and Horní Bříza

I accidentally managed to plan a nice route around Hromnický lake near Pilsen. I added a few extra kilometers to the route, so that this bike trip was worth it and Kája (daughter), who seemed a little busy .. :)) The weather was good. To motivate the girls, I promise at the beginning that at the end of the ride we will go for a bath .. :) The whole route can be downloaded here:

This year's tips on where to go to the campsite to the water - verified campsites

As every year, this year everyone is looking for a holiday mainly by the water. That is why we did not hesitate and in cooperation with the operators of camps and recreational areas we wrote down some tips on where to go to the water in the Czech Republic this year. Right here, several tips will be clearly divided between pools, ponds and dams.

An adventure into a gorge with waterfalls

If you want to experience a beautiful and adventurous Saturday or Sunday, bake the cutlets, put them in a backpack, put on proper shoes in nature and go on a trip just outside Tišnov to Trenck's gorge. You will have to overcome a lot of pitfalls and obstacles and you will also test your courage, for example when descending from a rock with the help of a chain or a climbing rope, which are attached to the rock with staples.

Cycling to the Ejpovice dam and testing nano impregnation

For a long time I wondered where to go for a bike, because nowadays everyone suddenly needs to go for walks in the woods. Here in Pilsen, Krkavec and its surroundings are "infamously" known, but it is currently absolutely unsuitable for cycling. So, if you don't want to do a slalom between trees, pensioners and prams, but that's another discipline that I'd rather keep in town.

How do I evaluate Kosatka campsite at Hracholusky dam

You can find a lot of reviews on various websites on the Internet. But all reviews have one thing in common. Accommodation is evaluated by guests from their point of view, which is often not entirely objective. As they say a hundred people, a hundred tastes. In addition, as usual, you can often find 20-30 reviews on purpose-built websites, where the given campsite or other accommodation has a 100% rating, in a row.

Retro bike Greaser on trip - Hracholusky dam

And here it is. The first retro fable challenge, where you can enjoy a real ride while testing the guaranteed range on one 50 km charge. Not that I am not driving around the city, but this bike gives me feelings of freedom and independence as "young" and plundering the city is not what I bought it for.

Plzen Lochotin - Hracholusky 26 km

Tips for campsites near water - dams, lakes, ponds

We will all agree that the most visited camps are the ones that are at some water. Whether it is a lake, a dam, or a pond, everyone gets the most. Holiday at the water is just a top .. But even if the campsite is located by the water, it does not mean that it will provide sufficient facilities for families with children as well as for campsites, caravans, cyclists and the like.

Cycling trail - Kokotské rybníky

Coconut Ponds

If you like cycling through the forest and discovering its secrets, you will surely be pleased that a new nature trail (NS) Kokotské rybníky has been created just a short distance from Pilsen. On the nine-kilometer circuit you will find 11 stops with boards and rest areas. It was this Saturday that it was opened with the participation of representatives of Pilsen and the municipalities that participated in its implementation.

Summer Memories - Dessinkosaurus Rex - Unknown Water Lizard Observed in South Bohemia

We managed an incredible photo catch in South Bohemia. A hitherto unknown water lizard was observed and even photographed in Ratmírovský rybník. After a difficult examination of photographs and comparisons, it was determined as a hitherto unknown species called Dessinkosaurus Rex, mainly according to the shape of the skull and the typical red color.

Kvalita vody v Hostivařské přehradě

After several phone calls from our customers regarding the current quality Hostvařské dam, I turned to the health department of Prague, where I was told that the water in the dam Hostivařské has the status of "impaired water quality", which means that it is authorized to swimming with an emphasis on improved hygiene (showering after swimming).