Southern Šumava is a varied section going from the lowlands to the southernmost point of Czechia, only to take you slowly uphill where the mountain range starts. From the village of Přední Zvonková onwards, it shows its true colors and becomes a regular mountain section. If you pass through the area after July 14, you will be rewarded with a beautiful crest trail from Smrčina to Plechý.
A tip for the section:
Until July 14, mapy.cz takes you off the main crest and through the German territory due to closure. The correct alternative is the yellow trail on the Czech side. A detailed description can be found in the itinerary.
View the section on mapy.cz.
Download a detailed itinerary in the PDF format.
View the section for the cyclists on mapy.cz
To get up-to-date information on the trail’s condition, ask other hikers on the Facebook group Stezka Českem.