St. John's Rapids
The St. John’s Rapids trail is 8.5 km long and features 15 stations devoted to the surrounding nature; to the wildlife in the stream, on the cliffs, and in the game park; to the raftsmen and their trade; and to the history of tramping, of the reservoirs, and of the neighbouring villages. Children will enjoy four interactive elements that have been installed with them in mind – a riddle-board for recognising local birds, a clever string connecting adults and larvae of insects, a rope climbing frame and a throwing-through wooden owl statue. Two resting areas were installed along the trail, and signs and waymarks have been added. The information panels now also feature QR codes, allowing visitors with smartphones to listen to campfire classics or to browse an extensive gallery of photographs. All material may be accessed on the website of ‘Zvoneček’, the local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) – www.cev-zvonecek.cz. The educational trail is open year round. Cycling is strongly discouraged, as there have been a number of serious accidents in the vicinity in the past in which cyclists were badly injured.