Easy Canoe Safari on the Sázava River from Prague - in Prague - LikeALocal Guide

Easy Canoe Safari on the Sázava River from Prague

After 15 years of hiking, biking, climbing and canoeing in the greater Prague area, we discovered that this is the best adventure around. Leave the city behind and lose yourself in a deep gorge full of incredibly dense forest, dramatic rocks and little cabins built by locals during communist times.

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Highlights

  • Try a typical Czech family vacation activity
  • Spend a relaxing day paddling down the Sázava river
  • Spot some local wildlife in the lush green gorge
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride
  • See picturesque communist-era cabins

Description

Your guide will give you detailed instructions at the beginning of the trip, and you’ll have time to try steering the canoe on flat water before getting started.

Your guide will be there for you any time you need assistance, though it’s unlikely you’ll need help after your first few strokes of your paddle.

The journey takes about 4–5 hours, including a few little breaks to breathe in the fresh, humid air. A small lunch en route is also included.

An added bonus of this trip is the train journey to the starting point. The railway cuts through rocky terrain and across some outstanding stone viaducts. If you don’t have a head for heights, you better not lean out the window!

You don’t need any special gear for this trip. In case of very low temperatures and rainy weather, we recommend wearing a wetsuit, which we provide upon request.

What‘s included

  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Canoe and gear rental
  • Lunch at our favourite place by the river
  • Scenic train ride

What‘s not included

  • Personal travel insurance

Reviews from participants

Just right
We decided on this tour because we wanted to see some nature outside of Prague and we weren't disappointed. Martin was a very good guide and answered all of our questions. He was very patient with us two novices on the water. I would highly recommend this tour. Lunch at the end was fantastic.. Paul and Belinda.
Great activity and great fun
The canoe safari is very different from any other sight seeing activity we have been on previously. Our guide Martin was superb from start to finish. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to a very rural train station before boarding the train for a short journey to the river location. Martin explained everything we needed to know before we climbed into our canoe for a 15min practice session in calm water. Then we were off!!! We had never been in a canoe before so can honestly say that if we can do it anybody can!!! The sights along the river are amazing and the surroundings quiet and peaceful. Martin took us for a lovely lunch at the end of the activity before dropping us back at our hotel. I highly recommend the canoe safari and the services of Martin in particular who made this a very special trip.
Best Day of Vacation!!
Martin was an awesome guide. The river and mountains were breathtaking. Would go on this trip a hundred more times. Highly recommend!
Perfect day out!
Wife and I had a great time canoeing with Martin. He took us out even when it was just 2 of us (some guides would cancel). He was very patient (we were doing this for the first time) and offered good advise when needed - you get the hang of it after some practice. The river is very scenic and beautiful, would highly recommend it. Also had an awesome Czech lunch with him and he was more of a friend rather than a guide. If you wanna take a break from the city and enjoy the natural beauty, this is something you just have to do!
Highlight Experience
Martin is an awesome guide! It's more like canoeing with friends than it is with a guide. The river view is stunning and for anyone looking to enhance their trip to Prague with thrilling canoe trail, definitely book this! The river can be quite rocky, but it made for some excitement and there were no issues at all. The pick-up to drop-off made everything about this so easy and enjoyable as well. Worth the money, do yourself a favour and give it a go!
Canoe trip
This was a perfect choice. Myself and my two teenage children who were now fed up of sightseeing and crowds. This was an ideal escape for the day for some fun We were picked up from up apartment on time. Martin the guide drove us an hour outside of Prague. The countryside is idyllic you cannot believe you are just an hour from the city We stopped in a cafe and had coffee and pastry before arriving at a train stop We travelled on a 2 carriage train for around 30 mins. This was lovely and added to the adventure We collected our two man canoes and life jackets. You will get wet feet and bottom half The river is lovely and we came down several weirs which the kids loved. We stopped half ways for lunch and a drink which was included. It was scrumptious Czech cuisine in a riverside pub We were surrounded by Czech families all enjoying a day out on the river It was peaceful and fun. I would highly recommend this trip. Me and the kids all had a fun and tiring day out.
Adventure on the river
Martin our guide called in the morning to confirm he was on the way and for the whole of the day he was a brilliant host, guide and helper. He picked us up at the hotel and off we went. The drive out of town took us through the suburbs and out to the villages around Prague. Stopping for a coffee and patisserie on the way we arrived at the river ready for the adventure down the river. After a short practice paddle we where off. And what a beautiful day we had. Paddling down stream we where soon feeling like real adventures as we steered our canoe through the flow of the water, we shared the river with ducks and herons, taking in the beautiful views as we navigated the twists and turns down stream. We even caught a glimpse of a wild piggy on the river bank. Stopping for a hearty and delicious lunch in a local village pub we got to chat about the days adventure before our trip home. A great day out we would recommend to everyone.
Canoe trip
This was a perfect choice. Myself and my two teenage children who were now fed up of sightseeing and crowds. This was an ideal escape for the day for some fun We were picked up from up apartment on time. Martin the guide drove us an hour outside of Prague. The countryside is idyllic you cannot believe you are just an hour from the city We stopped in a cafe and had coffee and pastry before arriving at a train stop We travelled on a 2 carriage train for around 30 mins. This was lovely and added to the adventure We collected our two man canoes and life jackets. You will get wet feet and bottom half The river is lovely and we came down several weirs which the kids loved. We stopped half ways for lunch and a drink which was included. It was scrumptious chezch cuisine in a riverside pub We were surrounded by chezch families all enjoying a day out on the river It was peaceful and fun. I would highly recommend this trip. Me and the kids all had a fun and tiring day out.