Podtrosecká valleys educational path

Start from Borek pod Troskami along the yellow tourist path around Libuňka, Rokytnický pond and Vidlák marshland, and continue along Věžický pond to the Přibyl crossing. From there take the red path to Podsemínský pond. When you pass the pond turn left to Roveň village and continue to Malechovice. The path will take you to the Podtrosecká Valleys Nature Reserve. The reserve was established in 1999 to cover the Jordánka and Žehrovka River valleys, including the neighbouring valleys, and to form the largest complex of marshland habitats of the Bohemian Paradise protected landscape. The territory includes ponds and rivers in canyon valleys lined with sandstone rocks. The 13 stations of the educational path describe the nature, geology and the history of the area.

Length of the route: 8 km

Course of the route: Borek pod Troskami – Libuňka – Rokytnický pond – Rašeliniště Vidlák – Spring by Věžický pond – Žehrovka – Nebákov – Trosky

Description of the route: The route has 13 stops.

Borek pod Troskami

Borek pod Troskami is part of the municipality of Hrubá Skála, known as one of the starting points for trips to Bohemian Paradise. The municipality offers a Moto Museum with a unique collection of historic motorcycles made and operated in the country as well as across the world from the 1930s to 1970s. The permanent exhibition includes more than 80 exhibits. The exhibited collection includes a complete series of JAWA, ČZ and PRAGA, as well as less known OGAR, MANET and ACHILLES motorcycles. Foreign makes are represented by German, English, Italian and American producers – DKW, NSU, ZÜNDAPP, STANDARD, ARIEL, TRIUMPH, INDIAN, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, MOTO-GUZZI and many more.

Libuňka natural monument

The source of the Libuňka River can be found on the western slope of Kozlov hill (606 m above sea level). The typical features of the land include meanders and riverbank growths forming habitats for several endangered species such as the kingfisher and water ouzel.  The protected section covers about a 2½ km stretch of the river and Libuňka riverbanks between Ktová and Borek.

Rokytnický pond

The pond was built in the 16th century as part of a pond system in former marshlands and flooded meadows. Today the pond is used for fish breeding and recreation.

Vidlák marshland

A unique wetland and one of the most precious localities within Bohemian Paradise. The marshland itself was made a nature reserve in 1979 and covers an area of approximately 3.8 ha. The locality is also interesting from the hydrologic point of view, as it forms two catchment areas, the Libuňka catchment in the north and the Žehrovka catchment in the south. Tourists can buy refreshments and put up tents on the bank and swim in the river.

 

Věžák

The locality Věžák pond´s is one of the most precious within Bohemian Paradise. The unique rocky bank protruding directly from the pond surface has inspired many film makers. The pond is reserved for recreational purposes.

Trosky

The strange ruins of what was once a Gothic castle, founded at the end of the 14th century by the Vartenberks family, has become the main symbol of Bohemian Paradise. The Baba and Panna towers (Old Hag and Virgin) offer beautiful views of the picturesque Bohemian Paradise landscape and the surrounding regions.  The castle was built on a former volcano. In July and August visitors can see not only the castle but also examples of breeding and training of birds of prey.


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