|1.||Olšina Nature Trail|
The trail, which was opened by the resort's operator, Military Forests and Estates, in its close proximity in 2020, immediately became one of the most popular visitor routes in Šumava. The circular trail starts right at the resort and everything you need to know about it can be found on its website HERE.
|2.||Trail around Špičák|
The circular route around the largest landmark in the immediate vicinity of Olšiny requires several hours, but rewards travellers with a number of unusual views of the Hornoplán region and the Lipno Dam. The blue-marked hiking trail starts at Maňávka (4 km from Olšiny) and heads around the top of the 1,221-metre-high Špičák Mountain. The whole route runs mostly through spruce forest stands on paved roads, but with a rather difficult climb in places. In places with interesting views or suitable for resting, the Military Forests have set up nine resting places with wooden benches.
|3.||Knížecí Stolec - a view of the Alps from a wooden lookout tower in the „forbidden Šumava” |
A more demanding trek overcoming four hundred metres of altitude, but you will be rewarded with a view that is unrivalled in the entire Český Krumlov region - from here you can see the entire Šumava border region and, in good visibility, even the distant Alps. First, however, you have to drive to the village of Záhoří between Horní Plana and Volary (you can also cycle along the cycle paths, the circular route also has a cycling option), where you will park at the Uhlíkov grove on the edge of the Boletice military unit. The route is only accessible on weekends and public holidays, as it runs through the army training area. However, it will offer you views and an experience of the surrounding nature that has been denied to ordinary mortals for decades.
|4.||Český Krumlov - a Šumava locale running along the famous Schwarzenberg line|
The picturesque town, where crowds of tourists from all over the world head, and whose historic centre is a conservation area of international importance, should be seen by everyone. However, we can offer you its beauties in conjunction with a travel experience that will avoid the car traffic jams that regularly form around this metropolis, as well as the nervousness associated with finding a parking space in the parking lots under the Krumlov Castle. A train running on the famous Schwarzenberg local line will take you directly from the dam of the Olšina pond from the picturesque forest stop Hodňov to Český Krumlov. It will take you a few minutes longer, but you will enjoy the breathtaking experience of the track winding through the Sumava countryside and, if you want, beer or wine, which does not belong behind the wheel.
|5.||Bear Trail - the route through the national park around the breathtaking rocks|
The next tip is also connected with the Schwarzenberg locale, This time, however, from the nearby forest stop Hodňov, you will head to the other side of the national park towards the famous Černý Kříž and go to the Ovesná stop, from which the Bear Trail starts - a hiking route that is certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting trails in Šumava. It meanders between interesting rock formations, mostly on unpaved paths, along loafing paths and around the „Šumava lakes,” floating reservoirs. And you can choose whether to follow the whole route to the Černý Kříž stop, or to cut your trip in half to the village of Jelení, from where you take the bus to Nová Pec. The trail here passes by the iconic building of Šumava - the lower portal of the tunnel through which the Schwarzenberg Navigation Canal passes under Jelení vrch.
|6.||Church on Olympus - the historically valuable Romanesque church of St. Nicholas near Boletice|
In the past years it was a ruin, even today in the advanced state of reconstruction you would not say when you drive by it that it is the most valuable monument in the Českorkumlovský region. The Romanesque Church of St Nicholas near Boletice is located on a hill that bears the ancient name of Olympus, was founded in the mid-12th century and is thus the oldest surviving building in the region. It can be reached from Olšiny by car or by cycling route No. 1254, which runs along the edge of the military base.