Safe climbing on the Ferrata Hluboka

Head to the picturesque Vltava valley between Hluboka nad Vltavou and Purkarec. At a place called Karvanice, steep rock walls rise directly out of the water on the left bank of the river, along which a safe climbing route, the so-called ferrata, winds. These paths originated in the Alpine regions and have been gaining more and more fans in recent years. You don't have to be a mountaineer to climb it. The Hluboká Ferrata has the second easiest difficulty level B and its 150 m long section in part A can be managed even by beginners and families with children. A special harness with belay carabiners, the so-called ferrata set, and a helmet are required for safe climbing. This equipment can be rented in the Sports and Relaxation Complex Hluboká nad Vltavou. A more difficult section awaits climbers in part B, where you can look up to 8 metres high and climb 400 metres of the route. This section is rated C/D, which can be difficult, especially in a few sections, even for more experienced athletes. Therefore, we recommend not to underestimate the mandatory equipment and 100% gloves with you. From June 2022, section C, which is 170 metres long and marked with difficulty B, is open on the opposite bank. The advantage of this ferrata is the possibility of stopping at the nearby car park, but the alternative of trying all 3 ferrata remains on offer. If you go by water, from part C you only need to go about 900 meters downstream of the Vltava River to get to part B, then to part A. If you would like to visit all the ferratas along the cycle route, we recommend using the ferry in Purkarec and making a circuit from Hluboká with a stop at Karlova hrádek and then in Purkarec for lunch. In total, Ferrata Hluboká has 720 metres of horizontal climbing and tens of metres of vertical climbing, which is also restored here. It thus becomes the longest Czech ferrata above the surface of the river. You can go to Ferrata Hluboká on foot or by bicycle along the Hluboká - Purkarec cycle path, or by boat. There is a pier at the ferrata where you can comfortably moor your motorboat or paddleboard. If you are looking for a suitable vessel, explore the rental offer on the Vltava Trail.

Ferrata Hluboka

A secured route for ferrata climbing above the Vltava River. Ferrata Hluboká - part A & B is located on the rocks in the area called Karvanice between Hluboká nad Vltavou and Purkarc. The ferrata is accessible from the cycle path along a marked path, or directly from the water thanks to a pier where you can moor your boat or paddleboard. Ferrata Hluboká - part C is located on the route Hluboká - Poněšice, i.e. on the right bank of the Vltava River. To climb the ferrata, you need a special belay harness called a ferrata set and a helmet, which you can rent in the Sports and Relaxation Complex Hluboká nad Vltavou.

Sturdy shoes and protective gloves are recommended.

  • Length of the ferrata: 720 m
  • Part A - 150m - Difficulty: B (according to Austrian trail markings)
  • Part B - 400m - Difficulty: C/D (according to Austrian trail markings)
  • Part C - 170m - Difficulty: B (according to Austrian trail markings) Vertical climbing routes

How to get to the ferrata Ferrata Hluboká (part A and B) is located on the left bank of the Vltava River - 8 km from Hluboká nad Vltavou or 4 km from Purkarce. These villages can be reached by car. Ferrata Hluboká - part C is located near the parking lot on the road from Hluboká nad Vltavou towards Poněšice, about 7 km away on the right bank of the Vltava River.

On foot and by bike: Part A and B - along the Vltavská/Eurovelo 7 cycle path (there are signs at the ferrata site) By car. Part C is 150 metres from the car park with a capacity of about 16 cars.

By water: there is a pier by the ferrata where smaller vessels can be moored. Take advantage of the offer of boat rentals. The location of the ferry is marked on the map (Google Maps,

The ferrata is freely accessible and you can support it on the spot by paying with a QR code.

Where is the rental shop
If you need to rent ferrata equipment, you can use the rental shop of the Sport and Relaxation Complex Hluboká nad Vltavou. The rental is located next to the beach volleyball courts and the baseball field. The rental is 8.8 km from the ferrata itself! The rental can be found here, link directly to

TIP from the Sports and Relaxation Complex:
Take advantage of the varied offer of sports equipment rental and make your trip to the ferrata more interesting by renting scooters, electric bikes, motor boats, paddleboards. Book online with your ferrata kit. Map On the map you will find the location of the ferrata, equipment rental and where to go by car. Map here.

FAQ and contact

Can I book equipment online?
Yes, the rental company has its own booking system.

Is there a deposit for the equipment?
The deposit is 2000 CZK/ ferrata set. How much does it cost to rent equipment? A complete ferrata set costs 350 CZK / rental per day.

Is it possible to rent only part of the equipment?
Any part of the ferrata set can be rented separately. The price is determined by the rental price list.

When can I pick up and return the equipment?
Equipment can be picked up and returned during rental hours (10:00 to 19:00 in high season).

Who is the ferrata suitable for and what is the difficulty level?
The ferrata is suitable for active children from 6 years of age. It depends on the physical condition of the visitor. There are sections of the ferrata that are more demanding on the hands. The difficulty of the route is "B".

Can I walk the ferrata with an instructor?
If you're new to ferrata climbing, you can book an instructor to walk the route with you and teach you the correct safe climbing habits. A climbing instructor is available by prior arrangement - Radek Minců 724 834 583


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