Our route leads through best part of the Czech highest mountains. Giant mountains (Krkonoše) has despite their small size a varied and diverse nature, rich in history and culture. Mountains were the first in the Czech Republic declared a national park since 1992 and are included in the international network of biosphere reserves UNESCO. Steep glacial corries contrast with bare-stone ridges, large alpine meadows with timber cottages down in the picturesque valleys, the murmur of waterfalls with the mysterious silence of peat bogs will enchant you. Peculiar rural architecture found even in the smallest villages in the submontane areas and scattered houses on the ridges.
a) Prague – airport or hotel where our driver will pick up you
b) Janské Lázně – in hotel where you get an information package
During the first day
Mountains are the most famous mountains in the Czech Republic far from the capital city of Prague 150 km. Are situated in the northeast along the border with Poland. Snezka Mountain is the highest peak in the country. Beautiful scenery and tourist services at a high level attract many visitors every year – also in sommer.
Arrival at the Václav Havel international airport Prague according to a flight schedule during the day. The airport lies about 20 km northwest of Prague. You could catch a bus or our driver will be waiting for you to get you to Jánské Lázně. Afternoon program depends on time, for example, skywalk in trees). Quite only one spa town in the Czech part of Giant mountains with an extraordinary history and warm mineral spring. The town is located at the foot of Černá hora (The Black Mountain). Afternoon walking depends on the time of arrival. The spa was founded in the 17th century.
You will see: Janské Lázně
Accommodation: hotel Luční dům (or similar)
Up to Černá Hora hill by cable car. Viewpoint in former cable car mast. First view tower was bulit in 1896. The greatest peat bogs which covers 75 hectares. Rare plants and animals. Bogs are 6 thousand years old and 2,5 meters deeep. Walking via an educational trail. Descent to Pec pod Sněžkou. (10 km or 14 without cable car). Mountain resort located in National park. Well popular after I. world war.
Ascent: 105 m (704 m without cable car) descent: 607 m, 4 hours and 15 minutes + breaks
You will see: Černá hora hill
Accommodation: hotel Hořec **** (or similar)
By cable car to Sněžka highest Czech peak (1 602 meters up to sea level). Was modeled by glaciers. New post office. Following Polish borders to Luční Bouda pub (Polish way, oldest – from 1623, largest and highest located – 1410 m a. s., local specialist) around Giant Hut (one of the most beautiful places in Giant mountains). Krakono´s garden with a rare special of mountains flora. Crossing Kozí Hřbety erosion ridge. Descending to Špindlerův Mlýn. The most luxury Czech mountain resort. Biggest development after the First world war. A lot of mining before.
(11 km; 16 km without cable car), ascent 291 m (1 152m without cable car, descent 1 158m. 4 hours + breaks
You can see: Sněžka
Accommodation: Hotel**** Start
Circuit to Zlaté Návrší (Golden Hill) and Labe (Elbe) spring.
By cable car to Medvědín hill. Viewing tower Šmídova vyhlídka. Vrbata hill and Vrbata chalet, Hanč and Vrbata monument to memory tragic skiing contest, Pančovský waterfall. Sněžné jámy deep corries. Dívčí kameny rocks. Harrachovy kameny rocks, Ambrožova viewpoint, Labe spring (biggest Czech river), Labe waterfall and huge chalet from last century, Mužské kameny rocks, Špindlerova bouda, by bus back to Špindlerův Mlýn.
Total 14 km.
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Accommodation: Hotel**** Start
Hotel is situated in Špindlerův Mlýn
Labský důl, Kotel Mountain (1 435 m a.s.l.) with a flat peak and Kotelné jámy corries. Dvoračky with typical timbered folk house founded in 1707. Magical panoramas from the ridges. Descent to Rokytnice nad Jizerou. Dominated by the magnificence of Lysá hora and Kotel mountains. Influenced by glass and textile industry. Krakonoš´s settlement history dates to the year 1574.
(20 km, ascent: 804 m, descent: 965 m, 5 hours 30 minutes + breaks)
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Departure to Prague during the day according to a bus schedule. Buses go to a bus station Praha – Černý Most. Or you will be pick up in hotel in case of private transfer.
You will see:
Accommodation: Hotel*** (Andante) or Hotel**** (Haštal or Čertovka) in Prague (depend on type of your package).
Package for 2
Package for 4
|Accommodation in a double / twin room||Accommodation in a double / twin room||Accommodation in a single room|
Package for group
Package for 3
|Accommodation in a single room – traveling in group||Accommodation in a triple room|
Transfers up to 8 passengers
Arrival (Prague – Janské Lázně): € 170
Departure (Rokytnice nad Jizerou to Prague): € 170
Accomodation in Prague, DBL or twin room
3 stars: €100
4 stars: €120
Flights info for this trip
Recommended airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague (http://www.prg.aero/en/), IATA: PRG
Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen Area.
Terminal 2 is used for flights within the Schengen area.
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Traveling to and from Giant Mountains
Transfer from airport to the Giant Mountains (Janské Lázně)
The fastest transport to the Giant Mountains, based on the previously taxi booking. The driver will wait for clients in the airport hall when they check in. He will has the poster with the name of CzechWalks in his hands. Travel time by a taxi from the Prague airport to Janské Lázně is until 2,5 hours.
Transfer from Bohemian Paradise (Rokytnice nad Jízerou) to Prague
Hiking in Czechia
If you get in trouble, you will call to english-speaking Petr.
All tracks are leading along the tourist very well-marked paths. Tourist mark for hikers has an uniform size of 10 cm x 10 cm. There are used the following colours in the Czech Republic: red, blue, green and yellow. Margins are white. Attention! In case that you loose the tourist mark, you will have to go back on the place, where you saw it for the last time. You will also have to take care of disgressions. You will also see bigger marks, which are for bikers and their edges are yellow. We are able to change the route on the client wish, e.g. incl. the train or bus ride.
Accommodation and services
The luggage transfer is ensured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All hotels have 3 or 4 stars. Rooms are comfortable with bathrooms and TV. Accommodation is provided incl. continental breakfast. All hotels also have a wireless Internet connection WIFI.
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