The best way, how to get to know the whole area is by foot or by bike. Routes for both hikers and cyclists are well marked and lead to beautifull and interesting places. You will be able to explore the former border zone from the near by village of Svaty Kamen to the south. Explore through Cetviny, Pohori na Sumave, Hojna Voda, Dobra Voda and Nove Hrady. Also to the south east the foothills of Novohradske mountains (Kaplice, Sobenov, Besednice, Svaty Jan nad Malsi, Slepici (“Chicken’s“) Mountain, Svata Trojice, Zumberk, Horni Stropnice) are worth a look.

The area offers numours educational nature trails. For example – “Craft on the road“ (from Kaplice to Cetviny), “Gateway to the Novohradske mountains“ (around Benesov nad Cernou), “The nature trail around Black River“ (from river dam Sobenov), “Memories of the Novohradske mountains“ (trail around Nove Hrady - suitable for cyclists), “Teressa‘s Valley“ and “Hawk's Nest“ (Nove Hrady).

One of the attractions near the cottage is a little swimming pond fed by a forest stream. There is also the river dam Sobenov (Black River), which was used to float logs for the timber industry. Now it is a popular area for fishermen who spend a lot of time here (except in winter). Close to the dam, emerging from the forest, is a rock bluff called Sokolci. The bluff is a “must see“ thanks to it‘s bizarre rock formations that were created by frost weathering. The rock wall also offers many climbing routes of varying difficulty. The Black river which snakes through the Novohradske mountains passes near the cottage in a deep gorge which creates a secluded tranquil wilderness setting.

Dekanske Skaliny is a short distance to the centre of Novohradske Mountains ( Pohorska Ves and Pohori na Sumave 15-20 km), to the border of Austria (Dolni Dvoriste 25 km and Nove Hrady 30 km), to Cesky Krumlov (40 km) and Ceske Budejovice (40 km).