Recreation Possibilities

We hope everyone from age one to one hundred will choose from our huge range of recreational possibilities. The primary advantage of this flat landscape is the possibility to go anywhere by bike, plus the fact that the distances appear closer. It is up to you to decide your day's relaxation: basking in the shining sun on the sand beaches (including nudist beaches); swimming in any of the five crystal-clear, sand-bottom ponds by the sand dunes; hiking through the sprawling fields and gentle hills; fishing on the rivers, Lužnice and Nežárka, or in the ponds; canoeing and rafting; wandering educational trails (there are two nature reservations in the village); or combing for forest fruits (blueberries, ligonberries, blackberries, mushrooms). Vlkov is advertised by nudists as one of the best nudists' places, where everyone can find his own private place.

We can suggest many small bike trips around the Southern Bohemian ponds, which could easily transform into whole-day trips to the baths at Třeboň, for example, along with visiting a special fish restaurant. In 30 minutes by car, you can be at the castle Hluboká nad Vltavou, Český Krumlov, Červená Lhota, or at the castle Třeboň. But if you want to bolster your health and improve your condition, you could borrow a canoe to explore the river Lužnice. Or you can play football or volleyball on the village's two playing fields. Risk-lovers can jump into a quarry from an 8-meter-high diving board. But no matter what, an idyllic close to a perfect day is to relax in a Czech pubs, drinking Czech beer, or to have a barbeque with friends and the harmony of mosquitoes singing in our backyard (also drinking famous Czech beer).

Where to Go?

Rožmberk - The largest Czech pond was created between the years 1584 – 1590 on the river Lužnice, approximately 6 km to the north from Třeboň, by a well-known Rožmberk governor Jakub Krčín. He developed a clever system of water canals, part of which is named Nová řeka, to transfer excess water from the river Lužnice to the river Nežárka. Rožmberk
The castle Zámek Hluboká nad Vltavou was built in the 16th century from an old, gothic fortress. The castle is surrounded by lovely gardens in the center of a large English park. In the neighborhood of the castle is the Alšova Southern Bohemia gallery that maintains an extraordinary exposition of medieval art and as well as an attractive Exposition of the 20th Century. Hluboká
Třeboň is the famous bath city in the middle of the same-named plain, well-known for its beautiful countryside, many ponds, and secluded hideaways. This area is ideal for day trips from our farmhouse.
Borkovická blata - Here are the sprawling peat fields. Today these fields are a natural preservation with an educational trail named Borkovická blata, one tip for your journey. On the educational trail, you can appreciate the preserved flowerbeds, for example those of carnivorous flowers, or peruse the exposition from the era when peat was harvested in the traditional manner. You will especially enjoy walking on the naturally swaying path. In addition, the villages around these fields are well-known for their folk architecture, named selské baroko.
Steam rail JHMD - JHMD inc. is the first Czech private railroad operator and owner. They operate public passenger and freight diesel trains, steam trains with vintage wagons during the summer season, and they can arrange a special steam or diesel train just for you on their narrow-gauge routes from Jindrichuv Hradec to Nova Bystrice and from Jindrichuv Hradec to Obratan. You can try any of their regular steam trains. These are hauled by one of their steam locomotives, built between 1898 and 1958. Along the way, attractions and events can be added to certain trains. A buffet car is available on all trains.
Tábor – a Hussite Town - The town of Tabor, which is situated 90 km south of Prague, is one of the Czech towns which has much to offer tourists. Its rich history, interesting architecture, and charming surrounding countryside attract hundreds of people all year long. The heritage of Hussite philosophy is still apparent in the atmosphere of this place.
You can see charming lanes and squares of the Old Town, the Hussite Museum and Zizka Square, dominated by a monument to the famous captain, Jan Zizka. The museum maintains expositions in the late Gothic town hall , Kotnov Castle and in the cellars under Zizka Square. You can also take a trip to the Baroque Church of Klokoty – a famous place of pilgrimage.
The town of Bechyně is situated in the picturesque countryside over the river Lužnice. In the past, it belonged to one of the oldest administrative centres and included a considerable section of South Bohemia, including the residence of the archdeanconry from the beginning of the Middle Ages. The most valuable architectural sights are the castle complex and the late Gothic church with its magnificent diamond vault. For more than two hundred years, the town has been renowned for spa treatment, the production of traditional South-Bohemian ceramics, and the oldest Czech ceramic school.
Jindřichův Hradec - Southeastern Bohemian has its own specific charm. Intersected by creeks, rivers, and countless lakes across the entire region, the countryside rises from the flatlands in the west towards the wooded hills known as the Czech Canada, as if wishing to all at once display as many beautiful phenomena of the nature as possible on this tiny piece of land. You can reach the city by bike from Vlkov (cca 26 km), or by car. We can recommend that you visit the castle, the historical center of the town, the famous wooden manger, or the beautiful confectioner's shop.
Červená Lhota - Here you can find a gothic keep built on a granite rock cliff in the 13th century. Rebuilt into a Renaissance castle by Kábové from Rybňany, it was modified in Pseudo-Gothic style in the 19th century and then also in Pseudo-Renaissance style at the beginning of the following century. There are historic interiors with furniture from the 17th and 19th century, as well as rooms furnished with period fixtures from the Renaissance till the Biedermeier era. In addition, the Renaissance furniture of the famous singer Ema Destinová is displayed in one castle room. Several cellars are also newly opened.

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