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Trip to Kleť

Ascent to the highest mountain of the Blanský Forest

Petr Liška
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Trip to Kleť
Inserted: 17.07.2019
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Kleť is the highest peak of the Blanský Forest and you will find it between České Budějovice and Český Krumlov. Thanks to the oldest stone lookout tower on the top, it is a popular excursion destination. There are a number of routes to the top. We will choose a simple circuit greatly facilitated by the local one-seater cable car, with the way down being a tourist route

Cable car to Kleť

The starting point for this trip is Krasetín, from where you can drive along a dead end road to a paid parking lot at the cable car (670 m above sea level). From here you can go straight up the path leading under the cable car or save more than 400 meters (the ascent path is boring without views) and go up the unique single-seater cable car. Keep this in mind if you are coming here with really young children

Cable car to Kleť
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Kleti Peak (1084m asl)

After more than 15 minutes you are at the top station of the cable car from where it is only a few meters to the top of the mountain. There is not only a lookout tower but also a tourist cottage. More than hikers, you will meet cyclists here, as it is the most important cycling destination in South Bohemia

Kleti Peak (1084m asl)
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Lookout tower on Kleť

The main goal why to go to Kleť is the local stone lookout tower. The view from it is truly magnificent – with good visibility you can see the Alps on the horizon

Lookout tower on Kleť
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Television transmitter České Budějovice - Kleť
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Television transmitter České Budějovice - Kleť

After getting bored, we set off from the lookout tower along the yellow hiking trail on a comfortable walking way back. After a while you will pass a tall TV transmitter (175 meters high)

Rock wall at Kleť

A few hundred meters from the TV transmitter, behind the place where the red tourist route descends to Chvalšina, you will come across a nice rock town – Skalní hradba na Kleť. Some of the local rocks are more than 15 meters high

Rock wall at Kleť
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Kleť Nature Reserve

The road only gradually descends through a nice beech forest. You are in the Kleť nature reserve, where the beech forest is maintenance-free. Along the way, there is also an interesting nature trail Around Kleť

Kleť Nature Reserve
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The source of the Chlumský stream

Our yellow route turns east and we will slowly come to the source of the Chlumský brook. Great place to refill water if you need to.

The source of the Chlumský stream
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Mouček's way
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Mouček's way

You will reach the U tunelu crossroads, where you will connect to a wide path lined with tall trees. Here you will gradually walk back to the starting point of this excursion route

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