Bohemian composer of world-fame, Bedřich Smetana, dedicated an eponymous symphonic poem to the river Vltava, which in its enchanting melody follows the river’s flow through the country. Listen to this wonderful piece and wonder how a mere blue question mark on a map can transform into a vital line.

Enough of the pathos, here are the facts. With a length of 430 km the Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic. It runs north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague, until it finally merges with the Elbe at Mělník.
If you are into aquatic sports Český Krumlov, for instance, is a place to go. Especially in the summer months you will see many people in, on and around the Vltava.

The river is a great destination for rafting and canoeing. The right tributary of the Vltava is the Sázava. It has 218 kilometers of passable waters including an aquatic attraction for experienced rafters, the rapids Stvořidla and Krhanice-Pikovice. Thirdly, there is the Jizera which flows to the Labe River.

The official website of the Czech Republic offers a detailed list of water sports to be enjoyed in the country and informs where the best spots are.

Link: Czech Republic Water Sports…

Link: Český Krumlov’s official website…