Říp hill / Mountain
A 14km hike through lovely countryside - orchards, hop fields, meadows, forest. But the ascent to Rip is steep - you need to be fairly fit, and we will be hiking at a briskish pace, not a stroll :-)
Please wear shoes suitable for hiking, and bring a snack and drink to keep you going.
From Wikipedia: Říp Mountain is a Protected content high solitary hill located 20 km south-east of Litoměřice, Czech Republic. The mountain and the rotunda on its top are among the Czech national cultural monuments.
According to a traditional legend, first recorded by the ancient Czech chronicler Cosmas of Prague in the early 12th century, Říp was the place where the first Slavs, led by Forefather Čech, settled. According to the Chronicle of Dalimil from Protected content , when Čech and his people climbed Říp Mountain, he looked upon the landscape and told his followers that they have reached the promised land: "We have a country at our will, here will be our tables always full, enough of wild animals, birds, fishes, bees and hardness against enemies."
Říp, being visible from a great distance, has always been an important orientation point in the Bohemian landscape and has attracted attention since the oldest times.
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