Active Tourism Resort in Cakle
At the northern outskirts of Ústí nad Orlicí, there is a quarter called Oldřichovice, through which the Tichá Orlice river flows. The river has always been a suitable place for water sports. It would not be unusual to spot kayaks, canoes or other boats there, but it would be more unusual, though, to think of providing the watermen with pull-ins, refreshment stalls and camping sites. In 1997, a group of creative enthusiasts took note of this shortcoming.
Organised within one of the fractions of the Czech Tourist Club called HORAL, they proceeded to establish a tourist facility in Cakle. In the beginning, the focus was mainly on the watermenʼs requirements. The facility comprised a shipyard, a clubroom enabling accomodation for roughly twenty people and a small kitchen. The area, enjoying great popularity, was supplemented with a buffet offering common refreshment as well as with a WC and a camping site. In 2006, the facility was provided with a guest house with fifteen beds. These seemingly modest conditions gave rise to the contemporary unique camping site for 120 people including a roofed buffet, a guest house, shower rooms and toilets.
The trek and mountain bike rental along with additional sport equipment is as appealing as the possibility of horse riding. Should the visitors fancy trying something yet more adventurous, they are free to rent a boat and sail down the narrow meanders of the Tichá Orlice river, to conquer the 10-meter-high climbing wall or to master Tarzanʼs rope way. The active tourism resort in Cakle is nowadays available especially to sport fans, but also to families with children. It offers a unique opportunity for relaxation and active tourism. Having dealt with sport exclusively so far, it also ought to be mentioned that the resort regularly becomes the venue of various cultural events, such as Benátská noc, Janouškovo Ústí or Caklefest.