Hero & Leander love uncovering hidden travel gems so when we came across this gorgeous rafting trip for Budvar beer we just had to share. This undiscovered gem of a rafting adventure in the Czech Republic is perfect for thrill-seeking couples and a rite of passage for the Czechs.
South Bohemia is a region of jaw-dropping scenery and ancient cities, and not to mention, it is the birthplace of much of what the Czech Republic holds dearest. High in its mountain forests rises the Vltava, the revered ‘mother river’. A couple of beautiful days drift downstream and you’re in Cesky Krumlov, an adorable postcard perfect town of Baroque and Gothic architecture and one of the best-preserved Renaissance towns in the world. Further still and you’re in beer country and Ceske Budejovice, the brewing city with a thousand year heritage and home to the iconic Budweiser Budvar .Unbelievable natural beauty, preserved historic towns, rafting advnture and quench thirsting beer; what more could you want from a trip?!
It’s no wonder then that Czechs regard rafting down this stretch of river as pretty much a rite of passage; it is an experience passed down through the generations with many making yearly pilgrimages to do it. Between June and September the river is alive with Bohemian spirit. Paddlers weave through mountains and forests by day, stopping off at riverside bars or cooling off with a wild swim. Nights are spent under the stars and beside campfires, swapping beers and river stories.
Yet despite being one of the greatest rivers to raft or canoe in Europe, the Vltava is wonderfully undiscovered by most in the UK.
For more information about Budvar beer please visit http://www.budweiserbudvar.co.uk/ Over 18’s only. Please drink responsibly.
For more information about rafting adventures in the Czech Republic please visit http://czechstories.com/go-with-the-flow/#the_film or https://www.czechtourism.com/home/
Read more about Český Krumlov in our article on 14 Picture Perfect European Towns hero-and-leander.com/14-picture-perfect-european-towns