The Sumava tourism region is a large forested mountain area about
20 km long. It extends along the southwest border of the Czech Republic
with Germany and Austria. The mountains and hills of Sumava (which
has been proclaimed a national park) and Cesky along with beautiful
scenery offer ideal conditions for hiking and cycling in summer and
for skiing in winter. In the summer season you can discover fascinating
natural phenomena, deep forests, peaceful valleys, mountain meadows
and torrents, melancholy lakes, moors and peat bogs.
This landscape provides a lot of views to mountain ridges and almost
virgin environment. Marked tourists' paths help to guide your way.
In the winter season Sumava offers in its resorts excellent conditions
for winter sports. A number of well adapted downhill slopes and tracked
routes for cross-country skiing are located in a beautiful mountain
area in the environs of Zelezna Ruda, Spicak, Zadov, Churanov, Nove
Hute or Kvilda. In the region you can also visit excellent sights,
especially examples of folk architecture, which is typical for this
mountain area, as well as small picturesque towns and romantic ruins
of former watch castles.
(part of it belongs to the South Bohemian tourism region)