Dear CMP members and friends, I (Vaclav Hlavac) would like to invite you to the traditional annual CMP canoe trip on Saturday May 30, 2020. COVID-19 makes this year event different. I choose the one-day trip on Sazava river and the easy travel from/to Prague by train. (i.e. without a bus and an overnight stay as usual). We will use the service of an established company Bisport, which makes the organization easy.  

Why should you go with us? It is almost sure that you will meet some new people besides traditional paddlers. It might be  fun as many times since 1994. Let us hope that it will be a great experience.

You are also welcome to bring your partners, friends and children!



CMP canoe trips have been organized since 1994. A single bus usually (we will travel by train in 2020) full of CMP members, ex-members, friends and their families/friends go together for a weekend to have fun and enjoy some nice Czech river.

What river?


Our destination is the river Sazava. We have two options, which section of  Sazava river we will take. The selection depends on the amount of water in the river. The default option assuming enough water is the river section from Tynec nad Vltavou to Pikovice. If the current drought continues, we will select the river section from Kacov to Cesky Sternberk. Both considered Sazava river sections suitable both for begginers and advanced paddlers. See the detailed description. See the river description for canoeing (kilometraz in Czech) in pdf.  

Participants in 2020

Vaclav Hlavac, Hlavacova Johana, Vitezslav Hlavac, Mirko Navara, Maja Navarova, Jirka Fruhbauer, Martina Fruhbaeurova, Vladimir Smutny, AlenaSmutna,AnnaMarie Smutna, Alena Smutna, Jindra Drabkova, Jaromir Drabek, Martin Matousek, Katerina Matouskova,JanDanek, Jana Dankova, Julie Dankova, Eliska Dankova, Matij Dolezalek, Alex Barinov, Anastasia Ostapenko, Nikita Sokovnin, Daniel Vecerka, Daniela Vecerkova, Ema Vecerkova, Vojta Vecerka, Klarka Vecerkova, Daniil Pastukhov, Lenka Richterova, Kateryna Zorina, Marketa Jureckova, Hana Hlavaeova, Marie Polackova, Anastasia Livochka, Andriy Dmytryk, Michal Vavrecka, Julia Skovierova, Ivan Medonos, Gael Ecorchard, Petra Ecorchard, Goulven Ecorchard, Elen Ecorchard, Jan Kreps, Matyas Vavrecka


Saturday May 30, 2020

Option 1 From Tynec nad Sazavou to Pikovice if there is enough water in the river. V. Hlavac selected Option 1 on May 28 after discussion with Bisport

What do I need to take with?

Other things like boats, safety vests, paddles, and barrels to keep your stuff dry in the canoe will be arranged for all registered participants. If you do not need any of those because you, e.g. have your own, write it into the comment part of the registration form.