Some tips for families with prams or people in wheelchairs. Favourable terrain without any steep climbs, nature and points of interest along the way! All you have to do is set off :-)
To Nová Louka
Head from Bedřichov, the legendary cross-country skiing centre, in the direction of the Lesní chata and after a short climb you’ll find yourself on a forest road which gently descends to the mysterious fishpond known as Blatný rybník, from where you can head towards your trip’s main destination, namely the hunting lodge at Nová Louka. The route back to Bedřichov leads through dense woods along the asphalt Government Trail (Vládní cesta).
Délka: 8.5 km Převýšení: 133 m Doba: 2.5 hodBedřichov (MHD) – Lesní chata – Blatný rybník – Nová Louka – Vládní cesta – Bedřichov (MHD)
A gem of the Jizera Mountains
Head off from the Smědava mountain chalet along the Promenade Trail (Promenádní cesta) in search of a true gem in our mountains, namely the Jizerka mountain settlement, which has stood in the midst of dense forests since 1539. The unique history of Jizerka is presented by its local museum. Be sure to stop at the Jizerka Peat Bog national nature reserve on the way back.
Délka: 15 km Převýšení: 233 m Doba: 4 hodSmědava (bus) – Promenádní cesta – Pod Bukovcem – Jizerka – Jizerská silnice – Smědava (bus)
Nip over to see our neighbours
Happily, the days when Polish border patrol officers arrested everybody who crossed the border without mercy are long gone and as such you can set off to the Silesian settlement of Orle, which lies in the midst of a dense forest, without any worries. After partaking of classic Polish specialities, you can then set off along the equally undemanding route back to Harrachov, where you can catch the train.
Délka: 12.6 km Převýšení: 391 m Doba: 5 hod.
Harrachov (vlak) – Orle (PL) – Harrachov (vlak)