Cycling

Hundreds of kilometres of marked cycling routes and a dense network or wood roads are the cyclists’ dream land. The cycling public including less ambitious sportsmen and families with children may choose from numerous scenic routes found in the Železná Ruda district, while the sturdy mountain-bikers may test their fitness negotiating the tracks leading to the top of Pancíř, Poledník, Falkenstein or event the highest peak in the Šumava and Bayerischer Wald, Grosser Arber.

For the real or would-be champions there is the demanding event of the Šumava marathon. And those who get tired of pedalling to get around, may use the numerous bus and train lines or the cableways to the tops of Pancíř or Špičák. The pedestrian tourists may either visit the popular destinations or follow any of the marked paths criss-crossing the wooded ranges of the forest land. No one will stop you if you prefer riding across the countryside to reach places rarely visited or tendered by man.