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Around the log cabin, a yellow tourist sign leads to Dolské údolí, which is a rocky valley, where there are also the ruins of Chudý hrádek castle - then you can continue to Dřevčice to one of the two pubs. On the other side, from the log house, you can walk to the Čap, Husa, Malý and Velký Vlhošť viewpoints.


There are many possibilities for cyclists in the surroundings - bicycles can be stored in the house on the property. You can cycle to Lake Mách, Holanský rybník, by car or by bicycle to Bezděz Castle, Úštěk (birdhouses, the ruins of Helfenburk Castle, the Chmelař swimming lake, Kalvárie - a baroque pilgrimage site located on Kalvárie Hill above the village of Ostré, which is 1.5 km from Úštěk). You can also visit the facilities of Ronov Castle or go to Ralsko (hill) or to the former military area Ralsko (near Hradčany), where there are excellent conditions for cycling. You can also visit Houska Castle (approx. 20 km), the ruins of Habstein Castle in Jestřebí (12 km) or the Sleeping Virgin (Lysá skála) near Provodín (15 km), which offers a beautiful view of the region.

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Poor Castle - Dolské údolí

5.5 km circuit on foot through Čertová Roklí to Dřevčice and back

The valley in the landscape called Dubské Švýcarsko is enclosed by rows of sandstone rocks and flowed by the Dolský stream. It originates in the south near the village of Drchlava and ends at the confluence with the Bobří potok shortly before the common inlet into the Novozámecký pond. The southern side of the Dolské údolí connects to the Devil's Ravine. The divide between them is in the extended part where the pond and the Dolský mill used to be. On the western side of this part of the valley, there was a wooden fort above it a long time ago, in the rocks east of the Dolský mill there are the ruins of the Poor Castle. You can walk to the village of Dřevčice, where there is a pub, and take a circuit back to the log house. Attention - the road is not well maintained and there are broken footbridges in places, so the passage is more difficult, but even children can handle it.

Vlhošť 5 km

circuit on foot 16 km along the goose path and back via Loubí

A yellow hiking trail leads right past the log cabin, which will take you all the way to Vlhošť. This hill will interest you mainly with the sandstone rocks rising out of the forest, which connect in massive horizontal rows. If you go up to the top of the hill, you won't see much - it's overgrown with trees - but there is a yellow circular path around the top, where there are several beautiful views of the surroundings. There is also a beautiful view of the region from Malé Vlhoště.

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Little Vlhošť

circuit on foot 14 km along the goose path and back via Loubí

Malý Vlhošť (440m above sea level) is opposite to the nearby Velké Vlhošť (614m above sea level) and offers a beautiful sandstone plateau from which, in good weather, there are beautiful views of the surrounding area. Just a short distance below it is an interesting "rock passage" carved in the saddle between the two hills.

Husa rock formation

a small detour on the way to Vlhošta or a circuit along the green Drevčice, Čap, Husa and the goose trail back to Sušice (17km)

​Husa is a sandstone formation resembling a goose in its shape on the top of the Husa hill (449 m.a.s.l.).  A marked hiking trail passes directly over the top, so it is possible to look at this interesting rock formation and from the top of the hill there is a very nice view of the panorama of the surrounding rocks.

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Rock formation Čap (Čapská palice)

circuit along the green Sušice, Dřevčice, Čap, Husa and the goose trail back to Sušice (17km)

Čap (also Čáp) is a rock formation (387 meters) with the remains of the rock castle of the same name, which was founded by Berka from Dubé at the end of the 13th century. Čap is located in the protected landscape area Kokořínsko - Máchův kraj.

The top of the hill is a 6 meter high rock club made of ferruginous sandstone. This formation is called Čapská palice. The unforested rock at the top provides a good view of the Dokeská hoharkatina and the České středohoří. Čap itself is included in the geomorphological district of Polomené hora.

Ronov castle ruins 14km

​Ronov is a ruined castle located on top of the hill of the same name. It is a heritage-protected area with the remains of a Gothic castle, which was built as a military fortress during the Hussite period. 


From the top there is a view of the surroundings, of nearby Stvolínky, Stranné or Blíževedly.

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Mácho Lake and Bezděz Castle 17km

Máchovo jezero is 17 km from Sušice and offers swimming at several beaches in the summer. At other times of the year, it invites you to go for walks and bike rides.

Bezděz Castle is one of the most interesting castles in the Czech Republic. As one of the few, it was preserved in its original, pure form. It was not rebuilt into a romantic summer residence, nor was it demolished like other equally famous castles. This is also why the rare early Gothic castle chapel and the Way of the Cross, which is lined with many chapels, have been preserved on it.

Holanské rybníky 10km

Holanské rybníky is a system of many water reservoirs, some of which were created in the Middle Ages. They are fed from the west by the Bobří stream and several smaller streams. The total area of the ponds is over 200 ha. They are located in a picturesque landscape under the volcanic hills of Ronov and Vlhošť. The central ponds of this system are Dolanský and Holanský rybník. All ponds are used for fish farming. Milčanský pond is used for recreation, near which there is a small campsite with a restaurant and the possibility of swimming.

The picture shows a stone bridge by the Hrázské rybník, around which a red tourist sign leads.

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Úštěk and surroundings 23 km

Úštěk is a small town with a very nice square. In the historic center of the city, which is dominated by a baroque church. St. Peter and Paul, there are beautiful gabled houses. The historic center of the city has been protected as a Municipal Monument Reserve since 1980. You can also visit the Jewish Synagogue, the Devil's Museum with children and certainly don't forget the birdhouses near the square. A short distance from Úštěk is Kalvárie - a baroque pilgrimage site located on Kalvárie hill above the village of Ostré, which is 1.5 km from Úštěk. During the summer days, the Chmelař lake is also an ideal stop, where you can swim.

Helfenburk Castle near Úštěk 20 km

From Úštěk there is a marked yellow hiking trail that will take you along the Hrádecký stream for 5 km to Helfenburk. You can also start from the parking lot below the village of Ostré, where there is a tourist parking lot and the red hiking trail starts here. The two routes later connect and lead down a steep slope that you will have to climb. The ruins built on sandstone rock are very accessible. The view over the landscape from the tower of Helfenburg is definitely worth it, as is the tour of the walls and ruins of this castle in the woods.

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Sleeping Virgin - Bald Rock
(419m) 16km

Lysá skála is a neovolcanic hill in the Česká Lípa district of the Liberec Region. It is located about 1.5 kilometers north of the village of Provodín. Lysá skála is the highest peak of the geomorphological sub-area of the Provodín rocks. The hill is protected as a natural monument of Provodínská kameny. There is a beautiful view of the region from the Sleeping Virgin and it is definitely worth a visit. At the top of the path to the top there are grab chains to help climb up.

Habstein castle ruins, Jestřebí 13km

The ruins of the Habstein castle in Jestřebí stand in a dominant position on a sandstone cliff above the village. It is a castle partially cut into the rock, much sought after by tourists. The most remarkable remnant of the castle is the area carved out of sandstone with important relics of a wheelbarrow. The absence of classical walls is also noteworthy. The top of the rock block was equipped with battlements and offers a nice view of the surroundings.

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Houska Castle 20 km

Houska Castle is an early Gothic castle rebuilt in the Renaissance, which is located in the eastern part of the Kokořín Forest. Houska is still one of the best-preserved castles of Přemysl Otakar II. and is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. The castle is considered by many to be the gate to hell. The castle was built on a rock in which there was a chasm that supposedly led to the depths of hell itself. And a castle chapel was built directly above it. In the underground of the castle, there are said to be many corridors and spaces where the skeletons of "non-humans" are buried. Moreover, the castle is built with a specific defense system directed against the enemy within, as if its walls were supposed to guard something that should never get out.

A lot of interesting events are organized at Houska Castle, especially during the season.

Kokořín Castle 25 km

Kokořín Castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century. In the past, it was rebuilt several times to its present-day romantic form. The shape of the wall resembles a ship, the mast of which forms a round tower. The second dominant feature of the castle is the palace, which served as a residential area. Its walls are covered with paintings with knightly motifs. Inside the palace we can find copies of historical furniture and specimens of historical weapons and ceramics. In the past, the romantic surroundings of the castle gave rise to many rumors about marauding knights and about a strange guard system, which consisted of a series of dwellings carved into the rocks.

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Mělník 35 km

Mělník is not only a wine-growing center with a castle and a historic center partly surrounded by walls. The most interesting things are hidden here underground, whether it is the castle wine cellars, the wine exhibition in the museum, the city underground with a unique well or the ossuary under the church of St. Peter and Paul.

Sloup rock castle, forest theater, observation tower at Stráž 27km

The column is not only originally a medieval rock castle and later a place of pilgrimage and hermits' shelter with a labyrinth of corridors and rooms carved out of the rock block, but also a baroque castle and the baroque church of St. Catherine of Alexandria, chapel of St. John of Nepomuck with an impressive row of trees, a series of statues headed by Calvary in the center of the city next to the rectory, as well as folk architecture and a series of half-timbered houses, some rural, others urban type with mansard roofs.

The Forest Theater in Sloup is a natural amphitheater on the outskirts of the village of Sloup, where theater has been performed since 1921.


The observation tower on Stráž is an iron 33-meter high observation tower. There are 150 steps to climb to the viewing platform perched at a height of 26 meters, where you can see the Sloupské údolí, Nový Bor, Lužické mountains or Špičák near Česká Lípa.

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