Head to the picturesque Vltava valley between Hluboka nad Vltavou and Purkarec. At a place called Karvanice, on the left bank of the river, steep rock walls rise directly from the water, along which a secured path for safe climbing winds, the so-called ferrata. These routes have their origins in the Alpine regions and have gained more and more fans in recent years. You don't have to be a climber to conquer it. Ferrata Hluboká has the second easiest difficulty B and its (so far) 150 m long section can be done even by beginner climbers and families with children. A special harness with safety carabiners, the so-called ferrata set and helmet, is required for safe fighting. You can rent this equipment in the Sportovne relaxacni areal Hluboká nad Vltavou.
You can go to Ferrata Hluboká on foot or by bike along the cycle path Hluboká - Purkarec, or by boat. There is a dock at the ferrata, where you can comfortably anchor a motorboat or paddleboard. If you are looking for a suitable vessel, explore the rental offer on the Vltava Trail.
Path for ferrata climbing above the river Vltava. The place is located on the rocks in the area called Karvanice between Hluboka nad Vltavou and Purkarec. Ferrata is accessible from the bike path by a marked trail, or directly from the water thanks to the pier, where you can anchor a boat or paddleboard.
To overcome the ferrata, a special safety harness, the so-called ferrata set and a helmet, is required. You can borrow it in the Sportovně relaxační areál Hluboká nad Vltavou . Sturdy shoes and protective gloves are recommended.
Length of the ferrata: 150 m (section completed so far)
Difficulty: B (according to Austrian road markings)