The town of Aš (www.mestoas.cz
), situated on the border with Germany, offers a variety of summer and winter leisure and sport options.
Great cycle-paths and walking paths lead to places that have not been accessible for a long time due to the politically controlled border, due to this the countryside surrounding Aš has remained largely unspoilt and offers stunning scenery.
A large multifunctional leisure complex is currently being developed near local hill Háj (758 metres above sea level). It contains a sports arena for ball games, minigolf, climbing walls and road for in-line skating which is more than 1000m long.
Winter sports lovers will have fun on three downhill slopes with artificial snow, suitable mainly for beginner and intermediate levels. Advanced skiers will appreciate downhill and cross country ski paths in the nearby mountains of Krušné Hory, or slopes in the indoor German winter centre Bischofsgrün, which lies at the foot of two of the highest points in North Bayern: Ochsenkopf (1024 metres above sea level) and Schneeberg (1053 metres above sea level) (www.bischofsgruen.de
In Aš you can enjoy tennis courts and a large swimming pool. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the 18 hole golf course at the Františkovy lázně Golf Resort (www.gr-fl.cz
The Famous Spa triangle represented by three spa towns: Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně is easily accessible and perfect travelling distance for day trips.
Bargain shopping lovers will welcome the nearby German town of Hof and its cosy atmosphere.
Aš - swimming pool and open air pools for children, Františkovy Lázně - aquapark (15 km) (www.aquaforum.info
), Skalka - river dam (20 km), Jesenice - river dam (25 km), Bad Elser - swimming pool (10 km), Bad Brambach - swimming pool (15km)
Aš - skiing resort below the watchtower on the hill called Háj offers three ski slopes especially suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers, skiing resorts in Ore Mountains (50km) and in Germany (10 km) and cross country skiing routes in surroundings of Aš
Seeberg - castle, Loket - castle, Cheb - castle and historical center with Špalíček and museum, Hazlov - castle, Kynžvart - castle, Teplá - monastery, Františkovy Lázně - baths, Waldsassen, Bad Elser, Bad Brambach, Hof, Selb - trips to Germany, Ore Mountains, SOOS - natural reservation nearby Františkovy Lázně (moss and mineral fen)