Actively exploring the Lipno region
The Lipno Reservoir, which is often referred to as the South Bohemian sea, is set in the fascinating Šumava landscape below the border mountain ridges which it shares with neighbouring Austria and Germany. With its length of 42 km and a maximum width of 10 km, Lipno and its surroundings are an ideal place for tourist activities. Every year, the waters of Lipno attract kayakers, yachtsmen and surfers. A wide range of water sports and rental equipment will allow you to spend a dream vacation in Lipno. For relaxation and rest you can use the dozens of beaches – which are partly sand and partly grass. The Vltava River, which feeds into Lipno, is navigable both above and below the reservoir. In the upper section it flows through the captivating nature of the Šumava National Park. The rapids below the dam are the world-famous ‘Devil’s Streams’, where the European Kayak Championships are held and the film “Rafťáci” was shot. The section of the Vltava River from Vyšší Brod via Rožmberk (and down the river) is the most visited section of the rivers in the Czech Republic.
In the vicinity of Lipno you will find the longest Czech trails for in-line skating and recreational cycling. From Stožec to Lipno nad Vltavou there are dozens of kilometres of asphalt trails, which are exclusively designed for inline skaters and cyclists. Lipno is a paradise for cyclists. The whole area from Jelení Vrchy to Rožmberk can be comfortably ridden; the undemanding terrain is a total of 70 km downhill – along the Schwarzenberg canal, Lipno reservoir and the Vltava river. For more serious athletes, there are hundreds of kilometres of forest roads and trails with the most demanding profiles, which are used by recreational cyclists and top athletes alike.
In winter, Lipno offers ice-skating on a frozen reservoir, dozens of kilometres of well-maintained cross-country trails, and several ski slopes for all categories. Lipno is a paradise for active visitors.