A scenic, hilly route in this South Bohenian city located 25 km south of Ceske Budejovice, known for its State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov. Run through the historic centre, around the iconic castle gardens, and along the Vltava River.
Short Option: 6.4 km. We start in the sports center area just north of Jelení zahrada park, where there are numerous recreation facilities and a running track. Then head south, crossing the historic Cloak Bridge, with great views of the castle and old town. You’ll then climb nearly 100m over 0.5 km into the castle gardens. Enjoy a ~2 km loop of these spectacular grounds. Then use the Lávka pod Zámkem bridge to access the part of the historic centre on the south bank of the Vltava, with its museums and Church of St. Vitus. Cross the Vltava Bridge, run through City Park, then a short section along the river to the Pont Linecka bridge, returning on the east bank to the castle area.
Longer Option: Add on paths along the Vltava River, south of the Pont Linecka bridge. It’s a scenic path along the east bank, up to 4 km from Pont Linecka to Jez Větřní.
- Central Route: 6.4 km (4 miles); Can add up to 8 km out and back with Vltava River extension
- Main Route: 106m (347 feet) for main route; River Extension is 173m of rolling hills over its 8 km out and back
- Jelení Zahrada Park
- Parking at Jelení zahrada