During the winter months in Vítkov and the surrounding district there is no shortage of snow. You can set out across the white landscape either for a cross country ski or enjoy some downhill skiing at the nearby resorts in Horní Guntramovice (approx. 15 km towards Budišov nad Budišovkou), Tošovice nearby the city Odry (approx. 18 km) and in Staré Těchanovice (Davidův mlýn) approx. 10 km distant. Plenty of other skiing and cross country options are available in the nearby Jeseník Mountains and Beskids.
Hei Park Tošovice nearby the city Odry
Ski and snowboard hire
Ski school (weekends, holidays)
Ski slope H1
Ski slope H2
Ski slope H3 – snow-park
Ski slope H4 – children’s POMA lift
Children’s ski slope I
Children’s ski slope II
Slope for sledges and bobsleighs
Cross country circuit
Cross country trails
This local ski area has an added in-built attraction – a free car park.
Access to the ski area is signposted with orange and white guide boards lining the access routes, also by billboards located in Fulnek and Odry.
Ski area Horní Guntramovice
A naturally formed ski slope about 700 m long with a double lift, snowcat maintained, no artificial snow
Two maintained cross-country tracks (more information in the news section)
David’s Mill (Davidův mlýn), Staré Těchanovice
A skiing meadow with artificial snow and evening skiing. Ski school with children’s lift. Snow-tubing and cross-country trails.
Hunting and fishing
The Vítkov District offers rich stocks of cloven hoofed game. These include roe deer, red deer, fallow deer and even mouflon. And of course, there are plenty of wild boar.
The territory of the Vítkov District is divided into 21 hunting grounds, two of which are game reserves.
Contact details for individual representatives of hunting ground users can be acquired from the Environment Department at the Vítkov Municipal Authority – Mr. Foltis, tel.: 556 312 267; or check out the publically available internet database of hunting grounds in the Czech Republic by visiting the website: www.uhul.cz.
Opportunities for angling:
Moravice River (non-trout and trout waters)
Local reservoir Balaton (non-trout waters)
Lobník pond on the Kružberk Reservoir (non-trout waters – angling with a special local permit)
Guntramovice pond (non-trout waters)
Budišovka River (trout waters)
Other angling opportunities in the locality can be enjoyed at the Slezská Harta Dam, about 40 km west of Vítkov, and also in the Odersko District Emauzy, and the Odra River about 18 km east of Vítkov.
The sale of permits is organised by the local branch of the Czech Fishing Union:
Fishing permit in the Czech Republic – tel. 603 545 298
Lobník fishing permit – tel. 604 517 413
The closest place to climb in the Vítkov District are the practice rocks at Kružberk. They are located close to Kružberk Reservoir, which supplies the Opava and Ostrava region with drinking water, as well feeding the Moravice River. These rocks are 14 km away from Vítkov. Not far over the river is the pension Velké sedlo, where you can find accommodation, food, a chance to enjoy sports (tennis, football tennis, skittles, darts and pool) and, subject to agreement, horse-riding. The pension is open all year.
Character of the rocks
Kružberk training rocks comprise a several crags of older rock formations, uncovered primarily as a result of erosion, resulting from the flow of the Moravice cutting its channel though the landscape. These are composed primarily of slate and greywacke, with many transitional structures. The rocks are very friable in places, richly layered, and therefore offer a great many routes.
Kružberk practice rocks are divided into four areas:
Frog Horse (Žabí kůň) – a rocky rib on the left-hand side with a wooden handrail around the trig point. This part of the crag also has one of the benchmarks used to measure the height in relation to the reservoir. This point offers a superb vantage over the Kružberk Reservoir and the broader landscape.
Main Massif – This is divided from Froggy Horse by a wide grassy trough. This rock massif has, at the centre of its base, a cave beside the road. To the left of the cave rises a 25 m wall, which above the cave is transformed into a rock pillar, about 50 m high. The pillar then breaks away from the smooth wall and retreats back from the road. Right of the pillar, separated by a small chimney, protrudes a smaller rock formation known as Kostolík.
Rozlámaná – a wall of friable rock to the right of the Main Massif.
Upper cliffs – smaller crags above Rozlámaná. These contain several ascents for training purposes but nothing significant.
Routes have fixed protection using a range of pitons, rings and bolts, these can be supplemented with slings and nuts. Most ascents are not climbed technically, i.e. without using the fixed pitons to ascend: slings and ladders are only used on the two routes in the cave. Routes are numbered successively from left to right for each of the rock formations separately, starting from number one. Route difficulty ranges from II–VI.
Vítkov lies in the rugged terrain of the Vítkov Uplands, which is a part of the Nízký Jeseník Mountains. The surrounding countryside is sharply divided by two river valleys, the deeply carved channels of the Moravice and Odra rivers.
Boating down the Moravice
Located on the Moravice River is the Kružberk Reservoir, which supplies drinking water for the regions of Opava and Ostrava. Its construction, together with the adjacent summer cottage resorts, have markedly affected the original natural character of the landscape.
The Moravice roils along its course in spring after snowmelt, swollen with large quantities of water from the surrounding hills. Then, from spring on, the local parts of Podhradí come to life with incoming tourists and the summer chalet resorts begin to fill up (some of the less patient chalet dwellers will even appear before the last snows have melted).
In 1992 the valley of the Moravice River was declared a nature park and given the name Moravice. Depending on the right conditions, it is possible, primarily in the spring months while the Moravice still remains navigable, to enjoy water sports on the river.
The Moravice is generally opened for water sports on a weekend in April. The exact date is determined by the situation on the river, according to a forecast made at the office of the state enterprise Povodí Odry. During the season then follows several organised voyages down the Moravice River before the season closes on a weekend in September.
You can get information about the navigability of the Moravice on the website of the relevant authority (Povodí Odry): www.pod.cz
Information about organised voyages down the Moravice can be found on the website of the canoeing association CAMPANULA: www.campanulavodaci.cz
The first 18-hole putting course in the Czech Republic with artificial grass faithfully imitating golf greens. Putting golf is designed for absolutely everyone – from children to parents, from complete beginners through to professional golfers (for the latter, the game is suitable as training for short game play).