The Giant Mountains

Czech Republic

Holiday overview

Destination

Czech Republic


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 659 pp


Duration

7 nights


Seven days in the Czech Republic with four-day walking programme through the Krkonose National Park.

Prague and the Giant Mountains

Seven days in the Czech Republic with four-day walking programme through the Krkonose National Park. The Krkonoše range stretches 40 km into Bohemian territory, creating a natural border between the Czech Republic and Poland, and is the Czech Republic´s highest mountain range. The highest peak is Mount Snezka (1,602 m). Several other peaks exceed 1,500 metres. In order to preserve both wildlife and the environment, Krkonoše was proclaimed a national park in 1963.

 

Price:

£659

 

Included:

7 nights accommodation (2 nights in three star hotel in Prague – 5 nights in Krkonose in traditional hotels – all rooms with private bathroom), transfer to Krkonose, 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners (in Krkonose), route instructions and maps, transfers as mentioned in the programme, emergency back up.

 

Not Included:

Flights, anything not specifically mentioned in programme

 

Departure Dates:

Any day subject to accommodation availability

Day 1: Prague

Arrive and settle into your hotel.

 

Day 2: Prague to Janske Lazne (170km)

Transfer to Krkonose to Janske Lazne. This spa town, famous for its treatment of respiratory illness, nestles under the shade of the BlackMountain – the Cerna Hora – and the cabin lift is the gateway to the mountain peaks.

 

Day 3: Janske Lazne to Pecpod Snezkou (14km)

Starting with an easy walk around and up to the peak of Cerna hora, with beautiful views of the town of Janske Lazne during the entire walk. The walk continues over the peaks of the mountains and passes several mountain lodges before walking down to the mountain town of Pecpod Snezkou.

 

Day 4: Pecpod Snezkou to Spindleruv Mlyn (trip A 15km, trip B 17km)

Trip A: The walk starts from Pec by cable car to Snezka (1602 m) and then you walk along the Czech and Polish Friendship Trail. The trail follows the border with Poland. Walk continues towards Spindlerova Lodge, built 1784 for mountain hotel purposes and continues all the way down to Spindleruv Mlyn.

Trip B: From Pec walk through Obri dul and passing several mountain lodges as you walk. Continue along old Buchar’s Trail which goes all the way from Snezka’s ridge to an open area above Spindleruv Mlyn where the most famous ski slopes in the Czech republic are situated. The walk continues down to the beautiful town of Spindleruv Mlyn. This mountain town in the heart of the Krkonose National Park is built on the banks of the River Labe – the largest river in the Czech Republic.

 

Day 5: Zlate navrsi (14km)

Take the chairlift from Spindleruv Mlyn to Medvedin {Bear Mountain}, from where you may enjoy the view on Spindleruv Mlyn and River Labe valley below. It is an easy walk up the hill to the Golden Top (Zlate Navrsi). The walk continues across Zlate Navrsi to Labska Lodge Hotel situated above Labe’s mine (mountain valley of glacier origin). Return to Spindleruv Mlyn for overnight.

 

Day 6: Harrachov to Rokytnice nad Jizerou (15km)

Transfer to Harrachov and the walk starts along Mumlava’s creek passing a waterfall to Mumlava’s mine, a valley of erosion origin. The walk continues up to Devil’s Mountain (Certova hora) and over Devil’s Plain (Certova). You walk past several traditional houses before you walk down to Rokytnice nad Jizerou

 

Day 7: Rokytnice nad Jizerou to Prague (140km)

Transfer From Rokytnice nad Jizerou to Prague with a stop at Karlstejn castle. Guided tour available through the castle built in 1348 by Charles IV and used not only as an imperial residence but also as a fortress.

 

Day 8: Prague

Transfer to the airport.

 

PRICE

£659 per person based on two people sharing.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

7 nights accommodation (2 nights in three star hotel in Prague – 5 nights in Krkonose in traditional hotels – all rooms with private bathroom)

 

INCLUDED:

Transfer to Krkonose, 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners (in Krkonose), route instructions and maps, transfers as mentioned in the programme, emergency back up.

 

GETTING THERE:

By air to Prague airport. There are numerous flights to Prague from across the UK with budget airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2.

 

What to take:

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sunblock/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit.

 

Insurance:

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.
Contact us now to book this walk or make an enquiry.