Wild River Vltava - Čertovy proudy (Devil's Streams)

Loučovice,
Loučovice

The Vltava river channel between Loučovice and Vyšší Brod is full of large boulders, including the characteristic giant boulders with hollows. Here, the canyon of the river forms an enchanting place where the wilderness of Mother Nature and the power of the water element takes your breath away. The magic of this site inspired those who produced the film named Rafťáci. It is precisely the stretch between Loučovice and Vyšší Brod where the natural settings enabled one of the most difficult boating routes in the world to be formed. Called Čertovy proudy (Devil’s Streams), it is normally impossible to navigate for watermen, but the amount of water can be boosted thanks to the dam of Lipno so professionals and experienced boaters can enjoy rapids of the greatest difficulty. The site also sees races on white water organised on a periodical basis. In such cases, the flow rate is increased to 20-30 m³/s, while about 2 m³/s is a standard value.

Forthcoming activities

Čertova stěna (Devil’s Wall)

Čertova stěna (Devil’s Wall) form - along with Mt. Luč - a national nature reserve. It is a rocky outcrop located above the canyon of the River Vltava. The wall consists of a broken mass of…

Bouldering Loučovice

On the southern slope of Mt. Luč which towers above Loučovice up to a height of 933 metres there is an ideal place for modern adrenaline discipline of sports called bouldering. The numerous giant…

Family-run guest house Pod Lipou

Our family-run guest house offers accommodation in comfortable two-, three- and four-bed rooms equipped with SAT TV, WIFI and private social facilities. Our restaurant with a summer garden is also…