The Czech Republic’s hundreds of castles add romance and legend to an already splendid countryside. Weekend folk festivals bring locals out in traditional dress for hotly contested folk dance competitions. Kayakers and canoeists flock to the rivers, where they camp, paddle, and sing around campfires. Rock climbers and hikers head north to areas that vie in beauty with Canyonlands USA. A lighthearted ambiance is fostered throughout the country by the production of their world-famous beers. Roads are well signposted and outside major cities the traffic is light. With the exception of Prague, it is easy to drive into historic areas and park.