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Signposting of hiking, skiing & off-road cycling paths

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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6C-GI-P8-4
Marking is governed by its methodology. Tourism marking system in the Czech Republic is the most reliable and best not only in Europe but also in the world. Rules and Methodology of Czech tourism marking system are applied even in some neighbouring states. Marking of hiking paths and their regular maintenance is one of the most important activities of the Czech Tourism Club (CTC). They are engaged in marking of hiking paths since 1889 and in marking of cycling and cross-country skiing paths since 1997. At the end of 2008, the Czech Republic indicated a total of 40782 km of hiking paths. Marked paths are lavishly furnished with tourist guideposts indicating the time in their direction, distance and many important starting points and large information tourist maps. The restoration of the marks and maintenance of information elements on paths provide more than 1437 pathfinders. A network of marked hiking paths in the Czech Republic in its density and quality is ranked as the best in Europe. The entire territory of the Czech Republic is completely covered by hiking marks. Pathfinders are voluntary workers, who have to pass several trainings. CTC provides textbooks with specific rules, which have to be fulfilled during the marking of hiking, skiing and cycling path.

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