+420 605 366 805 petr.hoska@hoska-tour.cz
+420 605 366 805 petr.hoska@hoska-tour.cz

HIKING THROUGHT GIANT MOUNTAINS

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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.

Mountains are the most famous mountains in the Czech Republic far from 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 attracts many visitors every year – also in sommer.

Departure Location

a) Prague – airport or hotel where our driver will pick up you 

b) Janské Lázně – in hotel where you get an information package

Departure Time

During the first day

Price Includes

  • 5x Accommodation in *** or **** hotels – double room with shower, WC and TV
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Non-stop contact by phone with English speaking person from our travel agency
  • Luggage transfer during the whole stay in the Giant Mountains
  • A detailed description of the route in English incl. tourist maps

Price Excludes

  • Taxi transfers from and to Prague
  • Accommodation in Prague
What to Expect

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  • Picturesque Bohemian countryside, peaceful pine forests and meadows
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

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)

Day 2Janské Lázně - Pec pod Sněžkou

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)

Day 3Pec pod Sněžkou - Špindlerův Mlýn

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*** Sobotka or Libošovice.

Day 4Circuit over Špindlerův Mlýn

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.

You will see:

Accommodation: Hotel**** Start

Hotel is situated in a former chateau standing on the rock blocks with an unique view.

Day 5Špindlerův Mlýn - Rokytnice nad Jizerou

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)

You will see:

Accommodation:

Day 6Departure to Prague

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).

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Prices 2020 and 2019
 Package for 2
 Package for 4
Traveling alone
 Accommodation in a double / twin room Accommodation in a double / twin room Accommodation in a single room

 € 550

/ person

€ 470

/ person

€ 690 

/ person

Extras

Transfers up to 8 passengers

Arrival (Prague – Janské Lázně): € 160

Departure (Rokytnice nad Jizerou to Prague): € 160

Information & FAQ

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.

Lines from Britain:

  • British Airways: London/Heathrow
  • easyJet: London /Gatwick, London /Stansted, London /Southend, Edinburgh, Manchester
  • Ryanair: London /Stansted, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester
  • Wizz Air: London /Luton
  • Smartwings: London/Gatwick

Lines from Ireland:

  • Ryanair: Dublin
  • Aer Lingus: Dublin

Lines from USA:

  • Amarican Airlines: Chicago, Philadelphia 
  • Delta Air Lines: New York /JFK

Traveling to and from Giant Mountains

Transfer from airport to the Giant Mountains (Janské Lázně)

  • Variant a – public transport
  • Variant b – private transfer

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

  • Variant A – public transport
  • Variant B – private transfer

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.