On the river Otava
The gold bearing River Otava is formed when two Šumava rivers, the Vydra and Kremelná meet at Cenkova Pila. The river flows through some wonderful scenery and picturesque historical towns such as Sušice, Horaždovice, Strakonice and Písek. It joins the River Vltava just below the Zvíkov Castle. The Otava is one of the most popular rivers with canoeists as they can enjoy practically all of its 113 km long course. For more experienced canoeists, the section from Cenkova Pila to Sušice (in spring) is the most interesting one as the river is wild, offering lots of excitement and adrenalin moments. However, from Sušice onwards, the river opens up to even less experienced canoeists. Even if you do not have a canoe, but would like to have a go, you can take advantage of the various rental places where you can arrange a one day or several day long trips down the Otava.
Where you can rent a canoe or raft: