Suitable for hiking
Suitable for cross-country skiing
Suitable for bicycle
Suitable for wheelchair
This route can be taken in two directions. In any case, our journey will end in the Old Town with its timbered architecture and friendly inns. The following is a description of the first option, and of course you can also go in the other direction.
From the church we will walk along 5. května Street about 300 metres to the former brewery. Follow it along the quiet Mlynářovická Street further out of town.
An interesting wooden tower with a residential ground floor on the right side of the road recalls the legendary glory of the Volhynian cattle breeding, as it is a former drying plant for cattle hides.
On the left in front of us are meadows with timbered haylofts. There were 500 such haylofts in the surrounding meadows and the oldest surviving one bears the year 1795! They were an ingenious solution to get hay out of the waterlogged meadows where the wagon would get bogged down. The hay was only brought from the hayloft in winter, after the ground had frozen, by sleigh.
The pastures are framed by the slopes of Bobík (1264 m) and Jedlová hora (1088 m, to the left of Bobík). The Volarský brook flows through the meadows. It has managed to get so watered down during storms that it has prevented residents from crossing from one part of town to the other!
At the last houses (before the Brewery Pond - yes, this is where the ice was taken to cool the beer in the cellars) turn left onto the paved road. Go to the Böhms' farmhouse, past which you turn left (although there is a small right turn up to the viewpoint by the chapel, which was restored by the Böhms' family in 2000).
Go down to the brook and after the brook take the next fork and turn left again towards the town. The tower of St. Catherine's Church peeks out from behind the ancient and listed haylofts. Follow the road up to the hill above the town. It is impossible not to stop here. There used to be a cross by two lightning-struck lime trees. Today there are Volarian menhirs. And this magical place offers one of the most picturesque views of Volary. And when you've had enough, just take a few steps and you'll be in Volary's Old Town in no time. Yes, this is how Volary used to be! In front of us is a pair of restaurants and behind them, in the timbered house No. 71, is the town museum.