Along the Otava River
In 1935, on the left bank of the Otava River, in Wenceslas Suburb, the Town Lido was established in a selected, particularly sunny location over one of the weirs of Písek. It used to be known as the Písek Barrandov for its charming atmosphere, which it has preserved even now. It is open in summer and offers bathing right in the river and in a children's swimming pool and paddling pool. The complex also offers a volleyball and foot volleyball court, and a hotel with refreshments.
Since recent time you can cross the river in this area thanks to a Dagmar-Šimková-footbridge, designed by architect Josef Pleskot. Opposite this swimming pool is one of the traditional suburban trip resorts. You can have a snack in the hotel U Smetáka (unfortunately closed in 2019), whereas children can play in the playground. From here, you can also go upstream along a path that is adjusted for cyclists. In this area, there is the nature and a sports trail.
A downstream path will take you to another popular cruise spot - U Sulana…
Cesta po proudu řeky vás zavede k dalšímu oblíbenému výletnímu místu – U Sulana, or further along the Sedláček Trail to the Gas Footbridge, where you will divert from the river and f.e. to the confluence with the Vltava River near the Zvíkov Castle you will continue along the paths further from the watercourse. The olden days images of this part of the Otava River can be seen in the Prácheň Museum in Písek till 18 August 2019 in the exhibition VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA – NA OTAVĚ.
The Otava Cycling Route – one of the most important long-distance cycling routes – runs along the Otava River. The 132 km long route with the subtitle "Wandering through the Karel Klostermann Region" begins in the Modrava village in Šumava, passes through the Pilsen and especially the South Bohemian region, including the town of Písek, and ends in the village of Varvažov near the confluence of the Otava and Vltava rivers.