Moravian-Silesian Beskydy / Czech Republic
07. 05. 2023
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max. 705 m n.m.
min. 437 m n.m.
Parking lot at the Kohutka restaurant, located at the foot of Prašivá mountain. Parking is free of charge.
We arrived at the restaurant Kohutka around noon and we had a good lunch in the pub. After that we followed the red trail up the hills. Still in the settlement the road starts to climb quite steeply. The steepest part of the ascent is right at the entrance to the forest. It is a wide path, but very steep upwards. Eventually the climb eases and the first views of the landscape open up. After a wide path we actually passed the top of Mala Prašivá with a hut and a church. We came to the hut from the south side.
We stayed at the chalet Prašivá for quite a long time. There is also a playground, so the fun was taken care of. Nice views are offered by the hillside behind the church of St. Anthony of Padua. After a rest we headed back. This time we chose the yellow trail. We started descending on the forest asphalt. Again it was quite steep. The way to the valley was made more interesting by the cascading waterfalls of the Hlisník stream. After reaching the first houses, we left the yellow marker and followed the small asphalt road back. From this road there are amazing views of the northern part of the Beskydy Mountains. We then followed the road back to the Kohutka restaurant.
A simple trip ideal for families with children. All the time walking on wide paths. Only the beginning of the forest ascent is steep, after that the climb is gentle. The route could be walked by an all-terrain stroller.
The route leads to the Prašivá mountain chalet, where there is a restaurant and therefore the possibility of replenishing liquids of all kinds.
Accommodation is available in the Prašivá chalet or in villages below the mountains.
Mountain chalet Prašivá is located on the top of Mala Prašivá 707 m above sea level.
Technically, the route is very simple. It is on wide roads all the time. In the summer season it is necessary to watch out for cyclists, especially on the yellow tourist trail, which runs on asphalt.
The Prašivá tourist cottage offers great meals. As well as the restaurant Kohutka at the beginning and end of the trip.
On the meadow near the Prašivá mountain chalet there is a wooden church of St. Anthony of Padua. It was built in 1640 by Count Jiří of Oppersdorf. According to legend, he hunted deer on this spot. Although the deer attacked him, the hunt was successful and out of gratitude the count had the church built. It was originally dedicated to St. Ignatius of Loyola, since 1673 to St. Anthony of Padua. Since 1801 the church has had its own organ. Prašivá thus became a place of pilgrimage.