Motorcaravan Sites Review
By BRIAN DAUNCEY
The Czech Republic doesn't have free parking designed for motorcaravans, but has an extensive range of campsites, many of which are quite reasonably priced.
You need a motorway/primary road ticket which can be purchased at the border - I picked a 10 day ticket for 100Kc - there are longer period tickets available.
Fuel and food are very reasonable. Driving in the Czech Republic is fine, although smaller roads are rougher and road signing may not be what you're used to - there aren't often warnings for sharp bends!
FRANTISKOVY LASNE - Autocamp Jadran. Small campsite by small lake about 1 kilometre from this lovely spa town. Showers, WC, Chem Disp., good restaurant. 240Kc/night, Electricity 80Kc. The locals all seem to cut wood from the forest and start up campfires - not something one sees in the UK! Good stop off to visit this pretty town. CC. (May 2002).
KARLOVY VARY - Autocamp Gezirpark, Pupp Motel. Campsite about 2Km south of town centre. Toilets, showers (clean, modern), outdoor swimming pool, restaurant. Poor Chem Disp. and washing up facilities (no hot water). English spoken. CC, CCI accepted. 15 minutes walk to town - wonderful old buildings, many places to "take the waters". CC. (May 2002).
KUTNA HORA - Camping Santa Barbara, Ceska Ulice, 28401. 280Kc/night. Clean WC (no locks on toilet doors), showers, elec. points (50Kc). Small, shaded site with a worn feel, CCI accepted. 10min walk from town. English spoken. Nice town, beautiful cathedral. CC. (May 2002).
PRAGUE - Autocamp Trojska, Trojska 157/375 . Small campsite to the north of the city, in a street of detached houses where back gardens and orchards have been converted. Very tidy and well maintained, with clean toilets and showers, although no chem disp. English spoken. 380Kc/night. Prague Zoo close by. Tram stop at end of road - 8Kc single into city centre (15min limit ticket). Good choice to see Prague - we stayed 4 nights. CC. (May 2002).
TREBON - Autocamp Trebonsky Raj, Osada, Domanin, 37901 Trebon. Medium size site, modern toilets - no shower curtains, sink taps in showers both hot! Bar, restaurant, lake. Some English spoken, more German. 320Kc/night.Short walk to town - good restaurants, fish farms (carp). They like carp a lot - there are several statues dedicated to them! CC. (May 2002).