Activities in the vicinity



The Orlice Mountains are a popular winter destination for skiers from both the Czech Republic and abroad. There are several ski resorts in the Zamberk area (Ricky, Cenkovice, Destne v Orlickych Horach). The Dlouhonovice ski centre, offering day and night skiing and 2 ski tows (of which one is for children) is just 3 kilometres from the cottage. The ski slopes are maintained daily by a snow truck and snow supplied by a snow cannon. Refreshments are provided by a covered buffet right next to the slope. The site offers free parking and unbeatably low prices. You will be given permanent ski passes and price reductions on skiing in Dlouhonovice along with your accommodation at the Bella Cottage.


In Ceska Trebova and Usti nad Orlici there is an all-year-round swimming centre with a toboggan, bubble bath, steam sauna and children’s pool.


You need not neglect your tennis even in the winter, as you can have a game in the indoor hall right in Zamberk.


In addition to traditional winter sports and swimming, you can also engage in walking and hiking, while the countryside around Zamberk is absolutely ideal for cross-country skiing.




The Orlice Mountains and the surrounding area also offer numerous sports and leisure activities in the summer. The area surrounding the cottage is made for bike rides and hiking. There is a summer recreation centre less than a kilometre and a half from the cottage, where you will find two outdoor pools, a whirlpool, two toboggans, crazy golf, tennis courts and refreshments. The entire Zamberk district is interwoven with a series of cycle paths and signposted hiking trails.


If you are interested in learning something about the history of the region lying beneath the Orlice Mountains, you can set off along the old smuggler’s paths, visit the forts built before the Second World War, or visit some of the many museums in the area.


If you are looking for natural swimming sites, then Bella Cottage is the ideal place for you. 7 kilometres away you will find the Pastviny reservoir, which is also a popular destination for holidaymakers.


The golf enthusiasts among you will find what you are looking for in Hnatnice, 11 kilometres from Zamberk. There is a 250-metre driving range here, along with indoor tees and a training academy. If your heart is set on a golf course, then you can head for the new golf centre New America, which boasts the largest golf course in the Czech Republic and is famous for its luxury facilities. New America is around 70 kilometres from Zamberk in the direction of Jaromer.


If you succumb to the magic of hunting, we can arrange entrance to hunting grounds rich in game, just a ten-minute drive from the cottage.


We have prepared for fishing enthusiasts a concise guide to the best fishing spots in the vicinity of Bella Cottage.

453 056 Orlice Divoká 4 – MO Žamberk, 12 km, 16 ha

453 057 Orlice Divoká 5 – MO Nekoř, 11 km, 28 ha (also featuring the 17-hectare Nekor equalising reservoir)

451 090 Orlice Divoká 6 – Údolní nádrž Pastviny, 7 km, 80 ha

453 059 Orlice Divoká 7 – MO Klášterec nad Orlicí, 7 km, 6 ha

453 060 Orlice Divoká 8 – MO Bartošovice v Orl.h., 14 km, 9 ha



If you are interested in holding company meetings, seminars, training sessions, workshops, test runs, teambuilding events, sports days or other similar events at Bella Cottage, we can provide you with the necessary equipment and refreshments, we can signpost approach routes and, it goes without saying, we can arrange a number of leisure activities (golf, tennis, bowling, observation flights, cycling, horse rides, skiing, etc.)


The Canadian Embassy in Prague – Ambassador Mr. Bruce Jutzi

Pepsi Americas

Electro World s.r.o.

Horse riding


We will be delighted to welcome to Bella Cottage anyone who wants to spend some pleasant moments in the foothills of the Orlice Mountains, in both the summer and the winter. You can book the whole cottage or just part of it. Families with children are more than welcome, and you can even bring your canine friends with you. There are no restrictions as far as the length of your stay is concerned – we will be happy to meet your needs in full.


The surrounding countryside is literally made for photography workshops of various kinds. The diverse landscape of the Orlice Mountains, Zemská Brána (Earth Gate), the valley of the Divoká Orlice River and remote mountain villages with their original architecture are sure to delight and inspire many a photographer. All these interesting locations are easily accessible, even with bulky photographic equipment.

Contact information

Chalupa Bella

Na Drahách 325, 564 01 Žamberk
Česká republika

Billing information
Petr Kroul
Hlaváčova 354/69, 614 00 Brno

IN: 662 78 431
TIN: CZ7705173388

NP written since: 28.5.1997
EV-ŽL: 361100-28822-01

Ing. Petra Kroulová
reservation & marketing
t: +420 603 571 328

Petr Kroul
invoice contact
t: +420 603 491 264

Vladimír Pešek
technical contact - caretaker
t: +420 721 743 311

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