Karkonosze


Trasa: Perła Zachodu – Grodzisko
GPS: 50.922625527629 , 15.696015621368
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 13.1 km
Trasa: The Valley of Palaces and Gardens
GPS: 50.9038728 , 15.7480549
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 31.5 km


Jelenia Góra > Dąbrowica > Łomnica > Wojanów > Karpniki > Łomnica > Mysłakowice > Jelenia Góra
A land which was once particularly appreciated by some representatives of the noble families of Europe stretches at the foot of the Karkonosze Mountains. By establishing their mansions there, the nobility created an extraordinary layout of parks and palaces. Although the heyday of many buildings and sites is forever gone, they continue to delight with their artistry of architecture, details, and scenic surroundings. The most alluring sites of the Valley of Palaces and Gardens may be spotted on the route.
Trasa: Kowary > Gruszków > Karpniki > Krogulec > Bukowiec
GPS: 50.7987483 , 15.8254742
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 18.9 km


Kowary > Gruszków > Karpniki > Krogulec > Bukowiec > Kowary
The town of Kowary, located between the Karkonosze Mountains and the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains, is a perfect starting point into both mountain ranges. The forgotten area around the town is most certainly an appealing destination for both hikers and cyclists. The given route provides many attractions, such as beautiful alluring manors and palaces, old park sites, or the mysterious underground routes located a little further on.
Trasa: A hike to Budniki
GPS: 50.7697692 , 15.7668236
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 8.8 km


Krucze Skały > Budniki > Szlak Miłosników Budnik (Ponura Kaskada i dawne zabudowania) > Tabaczana ŚcieŻka > Karpacz > Krucze Skały
A hike to Budniki is perfect for enthusiasts of forgotten and somewhat mysterious places. The discovery of the remains of the former mountain settlement and its history and the search for traces of the legendary Wołogór can provide a great adventure for the entire family
Trasa: Jelenia Góra › Łomnica › Krogulec › Karpniki › Trzcińsko › Jasiowa Dolina › Maciejowa › Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.9103947 , 15.7426047
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 34.4 km


Jelenia Góra › Łomnica › Krogulec › Karpniki › Trzcińsko › Jasiowa Dolina › Maciejowa › Jelenia Góra
Choosing this route is a good option for a Sunday afternoon. You will leave Jelenia Góra and go in the direction of Łomnica taking the bicycle path. At the beginning you can choose the trail labelled in red, then you enter the forest where you have to ride until you get to the so-called Droga Królewska (Royal Way), labelled in yellow. You continue through Krogulec, Karpniki (see p. 18), the Karpnicka Przełęcz (see p. 46), to Trzcińsko, and after crossing to other side of the railway tracks, at the bus stop, you should go in the direction of Maciejowa. At the intersection of dirt roads, we suggest that you pay attention to the old granite signpost, which is marked with arrows and you can read the sign to Eichberg, meaning Dąbrowica. You will finish your trip in the eastern side of Jelenia Góra.
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba › Szrenica
GPS: 50.791522 , 15.513408
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 4.7 km


Karkonosze Centre of Ecological Education KPN in Szklarska Poręba  › Wodospad Kamieńczyka › Hala Szrenicka › Szrenica
Conquering the peak of Szrenica, located 1362 m above sea level, is a real mountain adventure and a challenge for every traveller. Many trails can lead you to this beautiful mountain, but we offer you one, during which it will be impossible to get bored, and additionally, you will broaden your knowledge of the nature of the Karkonosze mountains. You will start your trip with a visit to the Karkonosze Centre of Ecological Education KPN in Szklarska Poręba. This virtual introduction to the real trip will allow you to understand the many aspects of the forest ecosystem of the Karkonosze mountains: the floors of the lower montane, the upper montane and the subalpine one. You will learn not only about examples of flora and fauna, but you will also find out about the process of the reconstruction of post-disaster areas. After leaving the centre, you will go along the black trail toward Kamieńczyk Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the Karkonosze mountains. It is worth relaxing here for a short time and taking some photos. After the break, you will go in the direction of “Hala Szrenicka“. Before reaching the peak of Szrenica you will pass the fantastically shaped rock formations “Końskie Łby“ (Horse Heads) and “Trzy Świnki“ (Three Piggies).
Trasa: Przystanek Wang > Młynek Miłości > Czoło > Kaplica Św. Anny > Grabowiec > Karpacz (Płóczki) > Biały Jar
GPS: 50.7790642 , 15.7252655
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 11.7 km


Przystanek Wang > Młynek Miłości > Czoło > Kaplica Św. Anny > Grabowiec > Karpacz (Płóczki) > Biały Jar
You will fall in love with Karpacz when you take a recreational stroll in the spruce forests and draw water from the Good Spring at St. Anna’s Chapel. After the diffi cult climb on the legendary Grabowiec, you can take a rest on the rocks on the peak, the so-called Frying Pan.
Trasa: Janowice Wielkie > Zamek Bolczów > Krowiarki > Janowice Wielkie
GPS: 50.8596409 , 15.9070066
Czas przejazdu: 1:30 h
Dystans: 4.8 km


The ruins of a medieval fortress, perched on a hillside overlooking the town of Janowice, used to guard both historical trade routes leading past its foothill as well as the local people working as metal ore miners. Despite its great fortifying qualities, the castle was burned down during the Thirty Years’ War and has never regained its splendor. Nowadays, the picturesque ruins and views from the castle walls are frequently visited by tourists and locals alike.
Trasa: Miedzianka › Rędziny › Kowary › Karpniki › Janowice Wielkie
GPS: 50.8675521 , 15.9807837
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 47.3 km


Miedzianka › Mniszków › Rędziny › Czarnów › Kowary › Bukowiec › Krogulec › Karpniki › Janowice Wielkie > Miedzianka
Miedzianka should be the starting point of this route, as these are the remains of an old mining town, with about 700-years of history. Between the wars, it was the smallest town in Prussia, and one of the three highest situated towns. From Miedzianka you will go to Mniszków, where you can see a historic villa from the early eighteenth century. You will ride through Gniewczyce, where all that’s left are some ruins, and continue to follow the yellow trail. Going further you will get to Hala Krzyżowa, which, at the beginning of spring, is covered with flowers. Passing through Rędzina and Czarnów, you will get to Wojków, and then to Bukowiec, and after passing through Krogulec and Karpniki you will reach the Karpnicka Przełęcz. (see page 46-49). Then you will have a 9-km ride in Rudawy Janowickie, and you will finish in Janowice Wielkie. This can be a challenging tour because of the dirt and gravel roads.
Trasa: Przełęcz Pod Średnicą - Kamienna Ławka - Ostra Mała - Sklanik
GPS: 50.814465842927 , 15.862398410979
Czas przejazdu: 1:41 h
Dystans: 4.3 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Poświst
GPS: 50.793843 , 15.66098
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 8.9 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Błotnik
GPS: 50.792751 , 15.663527
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 3.9 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Jaga
GPS: 50.80146 , 15.655227
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 2.3 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Czart
GPS: 50.801449 , 15.655096
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: -
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Utopiec
GPS: 50.798594 , 15.647364
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 1.3 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Skrzat
GPS: 50.810211 , 15.625149
Czas przejazdu: 25795457:00 h
Dystans: 6.7 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Licho
GPS: 50.816971 , 15.643546
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 2.4 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Borowy
GPS: 50.824004 , 15.633501
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 6.7 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Doppler
GPS: 50.826328 , 15.613087
Czas przejazdu: 113:00 h
Dystans: 7.6 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Zmora
GPS: 50.833533 , 15.618193
Czas przejazdu: 25801186:00 h
Dystans: 2.4 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Skarbek
GPS: 50.83846 , 15.622032
Czas przejazdu: 169:00 h
Dystans: 2.4 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Rokitnik
GPS: 50.840831 , 15.623428
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 5.0 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Leszy
GPS: 50.843047 , 15.631052
Czas przejazdu: 26:00 h
Dystans: 2.1 km
Trasa: Pasmo Rowerowe Olbrzymy - Perun
GPS: 50.837053 , 15.633728
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 9.3 km
Trasa: Single Track Szklarska
GPS: 50.8205689 , 15.4372924
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 21.2 km
Trasa: Jelenia Góra>Plac Ratuszowy>ul. Grunwaldzka> wzgórze Gapy
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: -
Trasa: Karpatka
Czas przejazdu: 1:00 h
Dystans: -
Trasa: Zielone Karkonosze
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: -
Trasa: Podziemne Karkonosze
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: -
Trasa: Via Sacra
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 5.0 km
Trasa: Trasa Zdrowia
Czas przejazdu: 1:00 h
Dystans: 3.0 km
Trasa: Pętle Goduszyńskie - Mała Pętla
GPS: 50.9020426 , 15.6699409
Czas przejazdu: 1:00 h
Dystans: 2.7 km
Trasa: Pętle Goduszyńskie - Duża Pętla
GPS: 50.8938346 , 15.6825044
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 9.7 km
Trasa: Palaces Route – Jelenia Góra, Paulinum Palace, Łomnica Palace, Wojanów Palace, Bobrów Palace
GPS: 50.8759378 , 15.8142391
Czas przejazdu: 1:30 h
Dystans: 8.2 km


We begin our trip at the railway station and continue it in the direction of the Paulinum Palace – we go along the Wojska Polskiego Avenue, where we turn left into the Zygmunta Nowowiejskiego Street (at the University of Economics). Then we make our way east to the Paulinum Palace. We pass the former Jesuit farm and we get to the bypass in the direction of Karpacz. Having walked the bypass, we enter the first forest path; while walking along the path, we pass the Zamkowa Hill on the left. On the top of the hill there are remains of the former „Grünbuschbaude” hostel. Then we turn left, pass the barrier and reach a large crossing of forest roads. We turn right walking east. The road leads us to Łomnica itself, where we visit the Łomnica Palace. From here we head for the neighbouring Wojanów Palace. After a break we set off in the direction of Bobrów, to the last palace on our route. We can go back to Jelenia Góra by MZK 11 bus or by mini-buses from Janowice Wielkie.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra – Jeżów Sudecki – Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.9034962 , 15.7317672
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 17.5 km


The tour begins at the Grodzka Tower in Jelenia Góra . From here we can walk to Jeżów Sudecki or go by line 1 MZK bus from the bus stop ”Podwale” to Jeżów Sudecki – Górna. We take the main road to the top of Szybowcowa Hill, where we find the Aeroclub Jelenia Góra. Here we can also admire the beautiful panorama of the Jelenia Góra Valley and the Karkonosze Mountains. After a short break we take the downhill path to Jelenia Góra – Zabobrze and the currently built shopping mall (Sudecka Gallery). Next, we follow the cycle and walking route to Maciejowa – on the left side we can see the Millennium Cross. After around 1 km walk, we turn right into the Wiejska Street and afterwards the Ludomira Różyckiego Street, where we continue our trip across the bridge over the Bóbr river. Just after crossing the bridge, we enter a cycle and walking path along the Młynówka canal. Next, we pass the road under the railway viaduct near the workers’ housing estate (Osiedle Robotnicze). Then we continue our walk up along the Wilhelma Kubsza Street to the Exaltation of the Holly Cross Church and head from there along the 1. Maja and Marii Konopnickiej streets to the Grodzka Tower. On the way we see the Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul’s, St. Anna Chapel, the Wojanowska Tower and Gate, the Minor Basilica of St. Erasmus and St. Pancras, the marketplace and the town hall.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra – Staniszów – Witosza Hill – Krzyżowa Hill – Mysłakowice
GPS: 50.863418 , 15.6884334
Czas przejazdu: 3:30 h
Dystans: 12.8 km


The trip starts in Jelenia Góra – Cieplice at the bus stop „ Pod Koroną „. Here is the crossing of numerous trails. We arrive from the centre of Jelenia Góra by the following buses: 4, 6, 9, 14, 17,26. The blue route leads us through a single family housing estate and then down a path at the foot of Chmielnik and Czubek hills to Marczyce. Passing the buildings in Marczyce we turn into a path to the Grodna Hill (506 m above sea level). On the top we will find picturesque ruins of the Prince Henry’s Castle. Afterwards, we go about 30 minutes along the yellow route to Staniszów. Next, after several minutes of following the route we reach the Witosza Hill (484 m above sea level) and turn to the green trail. After over one hour march along a path through the Krzyżowa Hill, we get straight to the “Tyrolean House”. Walking down the Staromiejska Street, we reach a park where we can find the former Royal Palace (currently a primary school), which was designed by Karl Schinkel, the architect of the palaces in Kórnik or Kamieniec Ząbkowicki. After crossing the park, we turn left and walk towards the railway station in Mysłakowice. Back to Jelenia Góra we get by line 3 MZK bus or one of many PKS buses.
Trasa: The Sudecki Horseriding Trail V
GPS: 50.947491 , 15.338094
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 15.8 km
Trasa: The Sudecki Horseriding Trail IV
GPS: 51.0070176 , 15.2492592
Czas przejazdu: 5:30 h
Dystans: 41.0 km
Trasa: The Sudecki Horseriding Trail III
GPS: 50.8982963 , 15.500196
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 26.1 km
Trasa: The Sudecki Horseriding Trail II
GPS: 50.8622837 , 15.6022916
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 14.2 km
Trasa: Muzeum Zabawek > Karczma Sądowa > Karkonoskie Tajemnice > letni tor saneczkowy > zabytkowe kościoły
GPS: 50.7828224 , 15.7618026
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 4.0 km


Muzeum Zabawek > Karczma Sądowa > sztolnia > Góra Karpatka > zapora na Łomnicy > park przy wodospadzie > Dom Lalki Adoptowanej > Karkonoskie Tajemnice > letni tor saneczkowy > Ślady Zdobywców > zabytkowe kościoły > park przy lipie sądowej
The unique collection of toys from all around the world will bring smiles to the faces of all of the youngest visitors, perhaps the older ones as well as they recall their childhood. The discovery of the unique places in Krapacz will provide great fun  to all.
Trasa: Karpacz
GPS: 50.7736638 , 15.7387463
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 6.2 km


Karpacz Biały Jar > Skocznia Orlinek > Marmit > Dziki Wodospad > anomalia grawitacyjna > Zielony Szlak > ul. Kamienna, Podleśna, Zamkowa > Sosna Limba > Leśny Zamek > ul. Karkonoska > Wang > ul. Szkolna > ul. Myśliwska > Bylica > Zarzecze > ul. Świętokrzyska > Biały Jar
The city’s attractions include the gravity hill. Gravity was also the enemy of the ski jumpers competing on the “Orlinek” jumping hill. Another attraction is the Wang Temple from the distant Scandinavia
Trasa: ROWEROWA OBWODNICA JELENIEJ GÓRY ETAP II
GPS: 50.93782 , 15.59579
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 49.4 km


Barcinek > Stara Kamienica > Chromiec > Kopaniec > Przełęcz Kozia Szyja > Górzyniec > Piechowice > Sobieszów > Zachełmie > Podgórzyn > Sosnówka > Miłków > Ściegny > Kowary
The route of the ring road follows roads which intersect all the mountain ranges surrounding the Jelenia Góra Valley. Its major attractions are the panoramic views, charmingly located submontane towns and villages, the proximity of nature, and the possibility of getting to know not only the history of the Jelenia Góra district, but also its monuments. Considering the length of the route, the distance may be covered in stages by making use of the well-developed accommodation facilities.
Trasa: ROWEROWA OBWODNICA JELENIEJ GÓRY ETAP I
GPS: 50.80089 , 15.83119
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 52.4 km


Kowary > Gruszków > Karpniki >Trzcińsko > Janowice Wielkie > Radomierz > Komarno > Dziwiszów > Płoszczyna > Płoszczynka > Siedlęcin > Wrzeszczyn > Barcinek
The route of the ring road follows roads which intersect all the mountain ranges surrounding the Jelenia Góra Valley. Its major attractions are the panoramic views, charmingly located submontane towns and villages, the proximity of nature, and the possibility of getting to know not only the history of the Jelenia Góra district, but also its monuments. Considering the length of the route, the distance may be covered in stages by making use of the well-developed accommodation facilities.
Trasa: NR 12 „Artist”
GPS: 50.8301154 , 15.5181369
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 11.2 km


Szklarska Poreba IT > Muzeum „Dom Gerharta i Carla Hauptmannów” > PKP Szklarska Poręba Średnia > Dom Wlastimila Hoffmana > Złoty Widok > Galeria Kamienny Krag > Była Huta Szkła „Julia” > Szklarska Poreba IT
For ages the appeal of the Karkonosze Mountains has been an inspiration to artists. On the route we will become familiar with the profi les of those who found their place in the world at the foot of the Szrenica Mountain. Additionally, the spectacular views will not leave us indiff erent to the beauty of the mountain landscapes.
Trasa: OBWODNICA RUDAWSKA
GPS: 50.8484517 , 15.8523647
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 40.7 km


Janowice Wielkie > Miedzianka > Mniszków > Rędziny > Czarnów > Przełęcz pod Bobrzakiem (808 m n.p.m.) > Bukowiec > Krogulec > Karpnickie Stawy > Karpniki > Przełęcz Karpnicka (475 m n.p.m.) > Rozdroże pod Jańską Górą > Dolina Janówki > Janowice Wielkie.
This route follows rarely taken asphalt and ballast roads. It is meant for skilled cyclists who fear neither steep uphill stretches nor bumpy rides. The eff orts will certainly be rewarded by the captivating views of the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains, as well as the scenic towns and villages located at their foot
Trasa: Nr 3 „Trasa Radiowej Trójki”
GPS: 50.826742492518 , 15.522464115869
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 24.6 km


Szklarska Poręba „Skwer Radiowej Trójki” > Jednostka Straży Granicznej > „Chata Walońska” > Schronisko PTTK "Kochanówka" przy Wodospadzie Szklarki > „Orla Skała” >  PKP Szklarska Poręba Dolna > Zbójeckie Skały > Rozdroże pod Wysokim Kamieniem > Osiedle Podgórze > Wodospad Kamieńczyka > Rozdroże pod Kamieńczykiem > Dolna Stacja Kolei Linowej > Szklarska Poręba „Skwer Radiowej Trójki”
The route requires some skill and determination in going up considerably steep slopes. As it goes past the most attractive spots in Szklarska Poreba, it is worth planning some time for a few longer breaks.
Trasa: The Sudecki Horseriding Trail
GPS: 50.7850201 , 15.7976422
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 35.4 km


Ściegny > Piechowice (Pakoszów);
Piechowice (Pakoszów) > Antoniów;
Antoniów > Wolimierz;
Miłoszów > Nawojów Łużycki;
Wolimierz > Miłoszów.
The Sudecki Horseriding Trail was opened to meet the demands of a growing number of horse riders wanting to admire the views from the back of a horse. A part of it goes along the foothill of Karkonosze and Jizera Mountains. A number of nearby horse riding centers extend hospitality to the riders and their horses, making it possible to divide the trip into a few stages.
Trasa: Nr 5 „Karkonoski Expres pod Reglami"
GPS: 50.8296308 , 15.5180195
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 20.1 km


Szklarska Poręba IT > Rozdroże za Lolobrygida > Wysoki Most > Skrzyżowanie z Droga Pod Reglami > Szklarska Poręba IT
An easy route marked along a convenient gravel road where MTB marathons organized in Szklarska Poreba take place. Perfect for family cycling trips.
Trasa: Nr 7 „Pętla Dwóch Rzek”
GPS: 50.8266697 , 15.5225667
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 31.8 km


Szklarska Poręba > Zakręt Śmierci > Rozdroże Izerskie > Dolina Małej Kamiennej > Piechowice (Górzyniec) > Szklarska Poręba Dolna > Droga Pod Reglami > Szklarska Poręba
A day trip with some exceptionally scenic places on the way. Due to its length, it might be unsuitable for less experienced cyclists.
Trasa: Przesieka/Borowice > Przełęcz Karkonoska
GPS: 50.806848 , 15.665969
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 6.4 km


The trail for the determined – a steep long climb up the uneven surface requires lots of eff ort. The reward is some rest in “Odrodzenie” lodge, as well as an exciting descent.
Trasa: Janowice Wielkie > „Coloured Lakes”
GPS: 50.8354576 , 15.9740726
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 21.4 km


Janowice Wielkie > Miedzianka > Ciechanowice > Wieściszowice > „Kolorowe Jeziorka” > Rędziny > Janowice Wielkie
Pyrite, known also as “fool’s gold,” was considered to be the natural wealth of Rudawy Janowickie. Nowadays, three little lakes located in the old excavations remind of pyrite mining. The waters in the lakes, from which the names of the lakes come, have colours depending on the metal compounds present in the soil. The route past “Kolorowe Jeziorka” (“Coloured Lakes”) calls for experience in mountain cycling because of steep climbs and a number of forest roads on the way.
Trasa: Nr 41- Piechowice
GPS: 50.8495084 , 15.591949
Czas przejazdu: 2:30 h
Dystans: 16.0 km


Piechowice > Piechowice (Górzyniec) > Babia Przełęcz > Kromnów (Kopanina) > Zimna Przełęcz > Piechowice (Piastów) > Piechowice (Górzyniec) > Piechowice
A rolling, short, and rarely visited route leading mainly through forest roads.
Trasa: ER - 2 „Szlak Liczyrzepy”
GPS: 50.7922446 , 15.8374817
Czas przejazdu: 8:30 h
Dystans: 62.2 km


Kowary Las > Ściegny > Karpacz > Borowice > Droga Sudecka > Przesieka > Trzy Jawory" > Szklarska Poręba > Polana Jakuszycka > „Orle” > „Chatka Górzystów” > Świeradów Zdrój > Czerniawa Zdrój.
A fragment of an euroregional route ER-2 leads along hillsides of the Karkonosze and Jizera Mountains. While planning a trip along this route, it is good to set some time aside for visiting the most interesting spots in towns and villages lying at the foot of the mountains. A well-developed loped tourist infrastructure makes it possible to divide the trip into a few stages.
Trasa: Cieplice > Sobieszów > Jagniatków > Michałowice > Piechowice
GPS: 50.8652361 , 15.6772647
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 15.6 km


Cieplice > Sobieszów > Jagniatków > Michałowice > Piechowice
In the remote villages of Jagniatków and Michałowice, the time seems to pass at its own pace. This trip is an excellent choice for people who treat cycling as a form of relaxation and look for secluded places away from the noise of busy routes. The village of Jagniatków was once deeply appreciated by a well-known writer, Gerhard Hauptmann. He settled in the “Łakowy Kamien” residence, which was turned into a museum dedicated to the Nobel prize winner.
Trasa: Mysłakowice > Góry Sokole
GPS: 50.8298769 , 15.7874083
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 18.7 km


Mysłakowice > Łomnica > Krogulec > Karpniki Schronisko PTTK„Szwajcarka” > Góry Sokole
This is a delightful, although slightly demanding trip, the diffi culties of which will be rewarded by the beautiful view of Rudawy Janowickie and their most characteristic segment, the Falcon Mountains. The perfect rest stop is in the shade provided by the charming, wooden “Szwajcarka” lodge.
Trasa: Janowice Wielkie > Charming PTTK „Szwajcarka” > Radomierz
GPS: 50.8781255 , 15.8747236
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 21.3 km


Janowice Wielkie > Dolina Janówki > Przełecz Karpnicka > Schronisko PTTK „Szwajcarka” > Trzcinsko > Radomierz > Janowice Wielkie
The landscape of Rudawy Janowickie is composed of fancy rock formations. Some of them are associated with interesting legends and stories, others provide excellent points for observation of the area. You can also admire the views from the former bell tower of the church in Radomierz and plan a rest stop at the charming “Szwajcarka” lodge.
Trasa: Nr 42, Piechowice > Michałowice > Grzybowiec > „Silent Valley”
GPS: 50.8496998 , 15.5913267
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 9.4 km


Piechowice > Michałowice > Grzybowiec > „Cicha Dolina” > Piechowice
Steep climbs and breakneck descents, forest paths and unpaved roads - a paradise for tough and experienced cyclists. The route leads trough the scenic town of Michałowice and Cicha Dolina (Silent Valley) with the oldest glassworks in the area.
Trasa: ER - 6 „The Bóbr Valley”
GPS: 50.8816 , 15.92498
Czas przejazdu: 5:30 h
Dystans: 40.7 km


Janowice Wielkie > Trzcińsko > Wojanów > Jelenia Góra > „Perła Zachodu” > Siedlęcin >  Wrzeszczyn > Barcinek > Pilchowice
A section of the Euro-regional trail ER – 6 from Lubawka to Bolesławiec, this route follows asphalt, ballast, and forest roads through some noteworthy parts of the Bóbr Valley, which due to its remarkable qualities was put under the protection of a Scenic Park.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra > Dziwiszów > Przełecz Widok > Komarno > Maciejowa
GPS: 50.90353 , 15.74406
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 31.2 km


Jelenia Góra > Dziwiszów > Przełecz Widok > Komarno > Maciejowa > Jelenia Góra
A remarkably picturesque route, with panoramic views, leading along the eastern part of the Kaczawskie Mountains. Steep uphill rides and unhardened roads require good fi tness and technical preparation
Trasa: Jelenia Góra > Łomnica > Mysłakowice > Ściegny > Miłków > Sosnówka > Staniszów > Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.8994432 , 15.740817
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 30.0 km


Jelenia Góra > Łomnica > Mysłakowice > Ściegny > Miłków > Sosnówka > Staniszów > Jelenia Góra
This route follows asphalt roads with excellent views of the Karkonosze Mountains. The towns and villages passed on the way are worth at least a short break for visiting the most interesting sites - parks and palaces. The easygoing nature of the route and numerous attractions, as well as the possibility of shortening the distance, make the route accessible even to less skilful cyclists. It can also be an attractive choice for a family trip.
Trasa: The Jelenia Góra Town Centre Tract
GPS: 50.9093145 , 15.7243267
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 4.5 km


The town square hall is surrounded by 18th century Art Nouveau tenements, which compose the only fully preserved line of arcades in Lower Silesia. You can learn more about the almost 900 years of the city’s history by taking a stroll on the Jelenia Góra Town Centre Tract of historical monuments
Trasa: Cieplice–Zdrój
GPS: 50.8654156 , 15.6844208
Czas przejazdu: 0:30 h
Dystans: 2.2 km


Along your stroll, you can admire the Schaffgotsch palace, the palace park, the Norwegian park with its charming pond and great panorama of the Karkonosze Mountains, and the numerous relics of the past glory of the health resort, which is very popular and respected to this day.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra > grodzisko > widok na pałac w Dziwiszowie > groble > Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.9195387 , 15.7677866
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 8.0 km


The routes on the slopes of the Kaczawskie Mountains are perfect for strolls and do not require great Nordic walking prowess
Trasa: Transgraniczne CentrumTurystyki Aktywnej w Sobieszowie
GPS: 50.8426628 , 15.6424624
Czas przejazdu: 0:30 h
Dystans: 2.0 km


During the summer, the path at the feet of Chojnik Mountain serves Nordic walkers, runners, rollerbladers, and rollerskiers. During the winter, it is frequented by cross-country skiers. Enthusiasts of active recreation can take advantage of the well-equipped social building and the vast parking lot.
Trasa: Cieplice > Staniszów > Grodna > Marczyce > Cieplice
GPS: 50.8635974 , 15.6888733
Czas przejazdu: 3:30 h
Dystans: 11.1 km


At fi rst glance the little villages of the Jelenia Góra Valley are not distinguished by anything particular. However, with a little will we can fi nd spots which witnessed distant events. We can also get to know the stories of past inhabitants, who created a colourful cultural mosaic, the traces of which are visible even today. This peaceful and rarely taken trail will lead us precisely to such places
Trasa: Jelenia Góra > Gościniec PTTK „Perła Zachodu” > Siedlęcin
GPS: 50.905083 , 15.731788
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 6.0 km


We start the hike at the foot of the Krzywousty Hill, which is associated with the beginnings of the history of Jelenia Góra. Wandering along the Bóbr Valley we arrive at “Perła Zachodu” 1 lodge, located above a rocky lakeshore. In just a few moments we then arrive at the village of Siedlecin, where we visit the Wieza Ksiazeca (Ducal Tower), with its unique wall paintings.
Trasa: Karpacz > Western City > Wychodnia Hornfelsów > Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki > deptak
GPS: 50.7827952 , 15.779489
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 4.5 km


Karpacz Informacja Turystyczna > Western City > Księża Góra > mostek na Łomniczce > Wychodnia Hornfelsów > Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki > deptak
This route leads right to the Wild West – a western - style town at the feet of the Sniezka. After you meet the sheriff and attempt to perform some cowboy competitions, you can take a sip of history concerning athletic competition. One of the exhibits in the Museum of Sports and Tourism is an old Olympic bobsleigh
Trasa: Karpacz
GPS: 50.7828224 , 15.7618026
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 4.0 km


Muzeum Zabawek > Karczma Sadowa > sztolnia > Góra Karpatka > zapora na Łomnicy > park przy wodospadzie > Dom Lalki Adoptowanej > Karkonoskie Tajemnice > letni tor saneczkowy > Ślady Zdobywców > zabytkowe kościoły > park przy lipie sadowej
The unique collection of toys from all around the world will bring smiles to the faces of all of the youngest visitors, perhaps the older ones as well as they recall their childhood. The discovery of the unique places in Krapacz will provide great fun to all.
Trasa: Lipa Sądowa > Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki > Wychodnia Hornfelsów > Centrum Informacyjne KPN > Park Bajek
GPS: 50.7758078 , 15.7584981
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 2.8 km


Lipa Sadowa > Karczma Sadowa > Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki > Wychodnia Hornfelsów > zapora na Łomniczce > Centrum Informacyjne KPN > Szeroki Most > Krucze Skały > Dom Morgensterna > Park Bajek
You can learn more about Karpacz by visiting the Museum of Sports and Tourism and the Information Centre at the National Park. A stop at the Hornfels outcrop will provide an explanation for the characteristic shape of the Queen of the Karkonosze - Sniezka.
Trasa: Staniszów > Pałac Górny > Witosza > Grodna > Sosnówka
GPS: 50.850902 , 15.731099
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 4.2 km


The palace in Staniszów is the former grand residence of the counts von Reuss, who are also associated with the ruins of Prince Heinrich’s castle hidden in the forest atop the Grodna. But before we get there, let us follow in the footsteps of the levitating prophet to the top of the Witosza, which provides a great view of the area.
Trasa: Droga Królewska
GPS: 50.836922 , 15.788212
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 7.8 km


Dom Tyrolski > Pałac Królewski > Kosciół NSPJ  > Karpnickie Stawy > Karpniki
In the 19th century, the Mysłakowice palace became one of the residences of the King of Prussia. Today, it is home to a school, while the former ballroom serves the students for physical education classes. However, with a little will and knowledge you will be able to notice the past days of glory of the residence and its surroundings.
Trasa: Szlak Waloński im. Juliusza Naumowicza
GPS: 50.8396245 , 15.5303155
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 13.3 km


The mysterious seekers of the earth’s treasures, the Wallons, had great infl uence on the developments of the Karkonosze settlements and the future lives of the locals. When we follow their trail, we will learn their history and well-guarded secrets. We will be assisted by the richly illustrated signs of the didactic path, which describe the most important locations.
Trasa: Magiczny Szlak Ducha Gór
GPS: 50.8299311 , 15.5182497
Czas przejazdu: 36:00 h
Dystans: -


The route leads though the charming parts of Szklarska Poreba, which were the birthplaces of the Karkonosze beliefs and legends. The most interesting locations are marked by reliefs on rocks and mysterious holograms.
Trasa: Hiking with Epigrams
GPS: 50.8281759 , 15.5427973
Czas przejazdu: 10:00 h
Dystans: 24.1 km


Szklarska Poręba has been attracting artists for centuries. The ones who found their place on earth here include Jan Sztaudynger, the master of the short format. The “Hiking with Epigrams” route will show you the beautiful landscapes and the artist’s works inspired by them.
Trasa: Szlak Szklarski
GPS: 50.8505618 , 15.5889905
Czas przejazdu: 2:00 h
Dystans: 3.6 km


Huta Julia > Szklany Ogród > Artystyczna Grawernia Szkła > Pomnik Przyrody Cis > Sredniowieczna Huta Szkła „Cicha Dolina”
The glazing traditions of the Karkonosze date back to the early middle ages. By solving puzzles along the route, we will be able to learn about the history and process of glass production, the nature of working in the old glassworks, and places associated with the operations of the local glazers.
Trasa: Szlak Tradycji Górniczych
GPS: 50.7982725 , 15.8342597
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 8.3 km


Kowary owes its establishment and former glory to iron ore mining. Walking around the town and its surroundings, you will fi nd many signs of the local mining activity, and the didactic path will teach you about their lives and work
Trasa: „The Green Karkonosze Mountains" path
Czas przejazdu: 2:30 h
Dystans: 6.0 km


The didactic path is oriented towards casual strollers and the youngest tourists. It begins with the Kowary old town and leads through the parts of the town off ering interesting aspects of nature.
Trasa: „Szlakiem średniowiecznego prawa” Siedlecin > Płoszczynka > Skowron > Strzyzowiec > Siedlecin
GPS: 50.9369855 , 15.6877575
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 11.3 km


Siedlęcin > Płoszczynka > Skowron > Strzyżowiec > Siedlęcin
The small villages at the feet of the Kaczawskie Mountains off er numerous historical artefacts of former justice – the so-called reconciliation crosses. A visit to the Ducal Residential Tower in Siedlecin to see its preserved medieval frescos will be a great introduction to your journey
Trasa: Trzcińsko > Schronisko PTTK „Szwajcarka” > Krzyżna Góra > Sokoliki > Trzcińsko
GPS: 50.8708121 , 15.8794872
Czas przejazdu: 3:00 h
Dystans: 4.5 km


„Szwajcarka”, originally a hunting lodge, is one of the most beautiful Polish mountain lodges. Its construction was commissioned by Wilhelm Hohenzollern of Prussia. Nowadays it is a great base from which to take trips to the Sokole Mountains. Picturesque views await those who reach the two peaks of the mountains.
Trasa: Dziwiszów (Kapella) > Okole > Chrosnica > Płoszczyna
GPS: 50.960731 , 15.7508082
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 12.7 km


Taking a walk in the Kaczawskie Mountains is a great proposition for those who appreciate walking and admiring the nature rather than climbing to the top of the mountain. The trail leads through Okole, a peak that provides tourists with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountain ranges surrounding the Jelenia Góra Valley.
Trasa: Rozdroze Izerskie
GPS: 50.865256 , 15.44865
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 19.7 km


Jastrzębiec > Kozia Szyja > Bobrowe Skały > Zimna Przełęcz > Wojcieszyce > Rybnica
This trail leads through a rarely visited part of the Jizera Mountains – Kamienicki Grzbiet. It is a dream route for those seeking peace and quiet as well as wanting to enjoy the nature and beautiful views.
Trasa: Przesieka > Zachełmie > Zamek Chojnik > Sobieszów
GPS: 50.8125498 , 15.6732789
Czas przejazdu: 2:30 h
Dystans: 7.6 km


This medieval fortress 1 , perched on a rocky hillside, was for centuries the residence of the House of Schaff gotsch, the owners of a local demesne. Undefeated by enemies, it was destroyed by natural forces, after being struck by lightning. The ruins of the fortress have become a popular tourist attraction. In addition to the castle, the history of the nearby towns and villages is well worth investigating.
Trasa: Piechowice > Cicha Dolina > Grzybowiec > Jagniątków > Trzy Jawory > Michałowice > Piechowice
GPS: 50.849433 , 15.591998
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 13.9 km


Cicha Dolina (Silent Valley), a valley surrounded by hills, proved to be home to one of the oldest glassworks in the area. The beginnings of a long glassworking tradition in the town of Piechowice can be traced to Cicha Dolina. A quiet and rarely taken trail leads us to the village of Jagniatków. In this village, it is necessary to see “Łakowy Kamien” – the former residence of a writer and Nobel laureate, Gerhard Hauptman, who lived and worked there for many years.
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba > Wodospad Kamieńczyka > Hala Szrenicka > Szrenica > Schronisko PTTK "Pod Łabskim Szczytem" > Szklarska Poręba
GPS: 50.829581 , 15.517208
Czas przejazdu: 4:30 h
Dystans: 14.3 km


Szklarska Poręba > Wodospad Kamieńczyka > Hala Szrenicka > Szrenica > Schronisko PTTK "Pod Łabskim Szczytem" > Szklarska Poręba
One of the characteristic elements of the Karkonosze landscape are streams, running in rocky valleys, which form enchanting cascades and waterfalls. The biggest waterfall in the Karkonosze, called "Kamieńczyk", can be admired from a steep but convenient trail to Szrenica (one of the popular peaks in Karkonosze). From there you have a good view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Jelenia Góra Valley.
Trasa: Wodospad Szklarki > Schronisko PTTK „Pod Łabskim Szczytem” > Sniezne Kotły
GPS: 50.8318734 , 15.5576277
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 16.0 km


Wodospad Szklarki > Schronisko PTTK „Pod Łabskim Szczytem”  > Śnieżne Kotły > Schronisko PTTK „Pod Łabskim Szczytem” > Szklarska Poręba
Szklarka Waterfall, a scenic cascade on the Szklarka Stream, close to the Kamienna River, has become the pride of Karkonosze. Continuing our hike along the Karkonosze Valley, we step onto a trail leading to a hospitable lodge called “Pod Łabskim Szczytem”. From there, it is just a short hike to either “Sniezne Kotły” - the two deep rocky cirques, or to the building of an old lodge, now home to the Radio-Television Broadcasting Centre, overlooking the cirques.
Trasa: Kowary > Bukowiec > Mrowiec > Mysłakowice
GPS: 50.793128 , 15.835681
Czas przejazdu: 2:30 h
Dystans: 10.5 km


Many famous and infl uential European families used to have residences at the foot of the Karkonosze. At the time of its splendor, the Palace in Bukowiec had a reputation as one of the greatest establishments in Prussia. The Palace in Mysłakowice, on the other hand, belonged to the king of Prussia, Frederick William III.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra (Paulinum) › Dąbrowica › Łomnica › Wojanów › Karpniki › Bukowiec › Staniszów › Cieplice
GPS: 50.8504732 , 15.7837283
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 45.2 km


In terms of culture and sightseeing this is one of the most interesting routes in Jelenia Góra, ideal to be visited by bike. The route is not difficult, and this family trip should appeal to parents and children alike. Pałac Paulinum (Paulinum Palace),on the outskirts of Jelenia Góra, is now a nicely restored, elegant hotel. The palace in Dąbrowica is a ruin. But, another interesting feature of this village is the paper mill, which has been working since 1837, and still is today. During World War II the Germans printed fake dollars there. The palace in Łomnica, along with the neighbouring Dom Wdowy (Widow’s House), and the old farm, is today a centre of cultural development. Nearby, in Wojanów, there is another palace with an extensive park layout, and is an example of one the most successful revitalizations of historic buildings. The palace in Bobrów is not that lucky and awaits its turn to be renovated. The Palace in Karpniki, however, has recently found a good owner. Historic buildings in Bukowiec are also being renovated. Both palaces in Staniszów are already living a new life, and the former Schaffgotsch Palace is one of the most striking landmarks in Cieplice.
Trasa: Karpacz (PKS Biały jar) > Biały Jar > Kopa > Śnieżka > Świątynia Wang
GPS: 50.7733246 , 15.7402644
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 16.3 km


Karpacz (PKS Biały jar) > Biały Jar > Kopa > Śnieżka > Schronisko " Dom Śląski" >Schronisko PTTK "Strzecha Akademicka" >Schronisko PTTK "Samotnia" > Polana > Karpacz Górny (Świątynia Wang)
The trail leads from Biały Jar (a ravine) towards Śnieżka ( the highest peak in Karkonosze), whose silhouette with the characteristic "saucers" of the Meteorological Observatory overlooks the vicinity.
Trasa: Karpacz Wilcza Poręba
GPS: 50.7699049 , 15.7667861
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 15.0 km


Karpacz Wilcza Poręba > Sowia Dolina > Sowia Przełęcz > Śnieżka >Kocioł Łomniczki > Karpacz (PKS Biały Jar)
One of the lesser-know trails to Śnieżka leads through Sowia Dolina (a valley), know in the past for the mining of "the treasures of Karkonosze" - semi-precious stones and metal ore.
Trasa: Przesieka > Słoneczniki > Pielgrzymy > Polana > Karpacz Górny (Świątynia Wang)
GPS: 50.806848 , 15.665969
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 15.7 km


Przesieka > Przełęcz Karkonoska > Schronisko PTTK " Odrodzenie" > Słoneczniki > Pielgrzymy > Polana > Karpacz Górny (Świątynia Wang)
A hike uphill from the little village of Przesieka, located in a valley, to a mountain lodge, "Odrodzenie", is certainly worth the effort as the place offers good refreshments in a friendly atmosphere. From there you can easily continue the trip, admiring the famous granite rocks Słonecznik (The Sunflower) and Pielgrzymy (Pilgrims), as well as Wielki Staw (The Big Pond), on the way to Karpacz
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba › Wysoki Kamień › Kopalnia Stanisław › Chatka Górzystów › Orle › Jakuszyce › Szklarska Poręba
GPS: 50.8297039 , 15.5179095
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 35.5 km


Szklarska Poręba › Wysoki Kamień › Kopalnia Stanisław › Chatka Górzystów › Orle › Jakuszyce › Szklarska Poręba
This route is quite long, but not very difficult. However, you should plan to spend the whole day on your bike. It is worth recommending because of the interesting area and views. You should take either a mountain bike or motocross bike. From the centre of Szklarska Poręba, you ride in the direction of Rozdroże at Wysoki Kamien, and then you will head to the “Stanisław” mine. Later on, the Szklarska Road will get you to Cicha Równina (the Silent Crossroads), and the next point on your route will be the hut “Chatka Górzystów”, where pancakes with blueberries are said to be the best in the world. It is worth it to stop here. On your return you will pass by Izerska Hala and the hut “Orle” (Eagle), another fantastic place to stop in Izery. You will pass through Jakuszyce and the Huta settlement, and then get back to the city centre.
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba › Jizerka
GPS: 50.8297039 , 15.5179095
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 29.0 km


Szklarska Poręba › Huta › Jakuszyce › Orle › Jizerka › Orle › Szklarska Poręba
While riding a bicycle in and around the Izery mountains it is worth visiting our Czech neighbours. Both scenic and natural attractions are guaranteed. Leaving from Szklarska Poręba, passing through the Huta settlement, and continuing to Jakuszyce and beyond is the most popular route in the Izery mountains. Going this way will lead you to the hut, “Orle” (Eagle). This hut is a remnant of the former “Carlstahl” glassworks settlement. You can continue past the hut and turn left at the stream, to reach the Izera river, which can only be crossed by using the wooden bridge. At this point you will have to get off your bike and go on foot. The aim of this part of the trip is the Jizerka settlement, one of the most visited tourist sites, also with a history of glass making. You can have a meal and relax here.
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba › Huta › Orle › Chatka Górzystów › Smrek › droga 3018 (Czechy) > Jizerka
GPS: 50.829704 , 15.51791
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 49.0 km


Szklarska Poręba › Huta › Jakuszyce › Orle › Chatka Górzystów › Droga telefoniczna › Stóg Izerski › Smrek › droga 3018 (Czechy) › droga nr 22 (Czechy) › Jizerka › Orle › Szklarska Poręba
You should reserve a whole day if you want to explore the Polish-Czech border area in the Izery Mountains. You are guaranteed to get a lot of enjoyment from the on-road and off-road routes, the wonderful nature, and the spectacular views. On the Polish side you have to ride along the main trail leading from Jakuszyce, past the huts, “Orle” and “Chatka Górzystów”, until you reach Izerski Stóg. (Izerski Haystack). You will cross the border taking the green trail to get to the lookout tower in Smrk. If you are lucky, and the weather is good, you will be able to see amazing views of the Izery Mountains. Later on, you will have to follow the well-marked Czech trails to the Jizerka settlement and across the border bridge to get back to the Polish side. We recommend using a mountain bike or motocross bike for this trip.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra › Okraj › Mala Upa › Horni Marsov › Jańskie Łaźnie › Vrchlabi › Spindlerovy Młyn › Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.8038203 , 15.8364605
Czas przejazdu: 9:00 h
Dystans: 107 km


Jelenia Góra › Mysłakowice › Kowary › Okraj › Mala Upa › Horni Marsov › Jańskie Łaźnie › Vrchlabi › Spindlerovy Młyn › Przełęcz Karkonoska › Przesieka › Podgórzyn › Jelenia Góra
This is the longest and most demanding of all the proposed routes, but it is international. You must book the whole day for it. There are a lot of hills and fast descents along the route, but you will also have the opportunity to compare the charms of the Polish and Czech sides of the Karkonosze mountains. From Jelenia Góra you will go through Kowary. It is worth stopping here to check out the monuments to the most famous people in Polish cycling, which is on the main pedestrian street, near the fountain. Next you will climb to the Przełęcz Okraj (Okraj Pass). After crossing the border you will be in Horni Mala Upa, with a beautiful view of Śnieżka mountain from the other side. There will be a long downhill ride as a kind of reward for the recent difficult climb. Ride through Horni Marsov and you will reach Janske Lazne, at the foot of Cerna Hora (Black Mountain). This is a famous ski resort, and is the only spa resort on the Czech side of the Karkonosze mountains. In Vrchlabi, known as the „Gate of the Karkonosze Mountains” you should see the palace located in the city park. Next, you will go to the Spindleruv Mlyn, sometimes called the “Val d’Isere of Central and Eastern Europe”, because of the well-developed skiing infrastructure. Before entering the town, you should see the picturesque reservoir with the dam on the Labe river. You will then go back up the mountains to reach the asphalt road and Przełęcz Karkonoska (Karkonosze Pass). You will then be in Poland again, and there will be a long ride down to Przesieka or Borowice.
Trasa: Szklarska Poręba › Wysoki Kamień › Kopalnia Stanisław
GPS: 50.829996 , 15.518053
Czas przejazdu: 4:30 h
Dystans: 15.4 km


Szklarska Poręba › Wysoki Kamień › Kopalnia Stanisław › Szklarska Poręba
While staying in Szklarska Poręba it is worth hiking to the hut, Wysoki Kamień (High Stone), and the „Stanisław” mine. You can choose the railway station as a starting point, and follow the red trail. Wysoki Kamień is one of the most beautiful places in the Sudety. You can enjoy the views of the Karkonosze and Kaczawskie Mountains, Rudawy Janowickie, the Izery Mountains, and Jelenia Góra. The first wooden shelter at the top of Wysoki Kamień was built in 1837. A few years later, the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV visited here. In 1875 a wooden view tower was built next to the shelter. After a fire in 1882 the shelter was rebuilt, but after World War II it was destroyed and fell into ruin. By 1963, there were no buildings left here. The present building was built by Józef Gołba, a resident of Szklarska Poręba. The construction took twelve years. From Wysoki Kamień it is simple to reach „Stanisław” quartz mine. This mine is located higher than any other in Central Europe. You should start on the green trail and then switch to the blue trail to get back to the city.
Trasa: Jelenia Góra › Miedzianka
GPS: 50.9050558 , 15.731703
Czas przejazdu: 4:00 h
Dystans: 25.5 km


Jelenia Góra › Dąbrowica › Wojanów › Bobrów › Trzcińsko › Janowice Wielkie › Miedzianka
This cycling route is one of the most scenic trails in Jelenia Góra. You can use the euro-regional cycling route ER-6, which is marked on the ground with painted squares, coloured white and green, and the name of the trail. It is an easy route, recommended for family trips, and the asphalt surface is suitable for every kind of bike. Following the river upstream, through Dąbrowica, Łomnica, Wojanów, Bobrów and Trzcińsko, you will reach Janowice Wielkie. The mountainous riverside landscape here is very diverse. You will be surprised all the time by breath-taking views, as well as by all of the places worth visiting, such as palaces and castles (see p. 18). It is just one kilometre from Janowice Wielkie to the famous village of Miedzianka. It is worth it to see the place connected with the history of mining uranium – a town where all that’s left is a church, a cemetery, a few buildings ... and a reincarnated brewery.
Trasa: Bank Genów Jagniątków › Droga pod Reglami › Paciorki › Czarny Kocioł Jagniątkowski
GPS: 50.812288 , 15.6069408
Czas przejazdu: 5:00 h
Dystans: 12.3 km


Bank Genów Jagniątków › Droga pod Reglami › Paciorki › Czarny Kocioł Jagniątkowski
Here is another recommended full-day hiking trip. While wandering through the forests of the Karkonosze mountains, you will acquire knowledge about the natural surroundings of Jagniątków, as well as about the local forest ecosystems. On the road leading from the lowest plant floor, twenty information points are prepared for you. At the beginning of the trip you will get to know what is protected in the famous so-called “Żywy Bank Genów Jagniątków” (The Living Gene Bank) in Jagniątków. Continuing your hike, you will be able to get a closer look at the upper and lower montane zones, the forests, and the subalpine forest floors. It is possible to observe the changes brought about by the actions of man, which resulted in an ecological disaster that affected the Karkonosze mountains in the 1980s. Passing the Paciorki rocks you will see enormous areas where trees were uprooted and felled by the wind. You will have a perfect view of Czarny Kocioł Jagniątkowski, Śnieżne Kotły, and Szrenica. After crossing the upper edge of the forest you will be in the subalpine floor with its characteristic dwarf pine. Going further towards the border you will notice clumps of peat. After passing the Czarny Kocioł you should follow along the return trail to Jagniątków.
Trasa: Samotnia › Dom Śląski › Lucni bouda
GPS: 50.7506069 , 15.707858
Czas przejazdu: 5:30 h
Dystans: 9.0 km


Samotnia › Strzecha Akademicka › Biały Jar Dom Śląski › Równia pod Śnieżką › Lucni bouda
For all those who dream about going back a few million years in time, we invite you on an educational expedition under the name “in search of the ice era”. During this extraordinary trip through time you will learn a lot about the interesting natural elements on both sides (Polish – Czech) of the Karkonosze mountains. There are 9 information stops planned on the trip: 4 on the Polish side, and 5 on the Czech side of the Karkonosze mountains. We will find out what traces have been left by the glaciers that once covered the Karkonosze mountains. The trip starts from Samotnia hut and continues along the blue trail to Akademicka Strzecha. Going further through Biały Jar, you will pass the site of the greatest avalanche disaster in the Karkonosze mountains, which happened in 1968 and resulted in 19 victims. Getting to “Równia pod Śnieżką”, you will be able to enjoy the greatest subalpine complex of peatlands in the Karkonosze mountains, with an area of approx. 30 hectares. By the huts, “Dom Śląski” and “Lucni Bouda”, you will get to know the most important facts about the history of man’s development of the Karkonosze mountains. There was once a trail connecting Śląsk and the Czech Republic here. The best time to visit: from May to September.
Trasa: Gebäude der Informationsstelle des Karkonoski Nationalparks in Karpacz› Schronisko nad Łomniczką › Śnieżka › Skalny Stół
GPS: 50.7659998 , 15.7575539
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 13.0 km


Information Centre of the Karkonosze National Park in Karpacz › Schronisko nad Łomniczką › Śnieżka › Skalny Stół
Geotourism is a type of knowledge-based tourism based on getting to know the local nature and geological processes. One of the more interesting tours of this type, with 14 information points prepared, takes place in the eastern Karkonosze mountains. The expedition starts at the Information Centre of the Karkonosze National Park, in Karpacz. You can admire characteristic landforms on the touchable three-dimensional model, and watch animations about their origin. It is also worth seeing Karkonosze minerals here. There is a herbs and shrubs garden with over 100 species of medicinal plants, which used to be used by herbalists. After leaving the centre you should go along the yellow trail leading to Łomniczka hut, then, following along the red trail through Kocioł Łomniczki, you reach the Przełęcz pod Śnieżką. From there you go to the top of Śnieżka. After a break at the summit, you will hike to Sowia Przełęcz, then to Skalny Stół, and then back to Sowia Przełęcz, where the black trail through Sowia Dolina will lead you to Karpacz.
Trasa: Cieplice › Staniszów › Krzyżowa Góra › Łomnica › Jelenia Góra
GPS: 50.8648434 , 15.6843672
Czas przejazdu: 4:30 h
Dystans: 14.7 km


Cieplice › Staniszów › Krzyżowa Góra › Łomnica › Jelenia Góra
The trip starts in Jelenia Góra–Cieplice, then you have to go down Krośnieńska street in the direction of Staniszów. The road from Cieplice will lead you to the center of Staniszów where you will see one of the oldest churches in the Jelenia Góra Valley. On the other side of the street there are stairs leading to Góra Witosza (Witosza Mountain). It is a great viewpoint, where, in good weather, you can see a fragment of the Karkonosze mountain range and the Izery Mountains. Góra Witosza was made famous in the seventeenth century by the prophesying and levitating visionary, Hans Rischmann - the “German Nostradamus”. The mountain was also made famous in 1901, when at the very top, a monument of Chancellor Bismarck appeared, but it has not survived to present times. From Witosza you follow the green trail in the direction of Mysłakowice. Along the way, you pass Krzyżowa Góra with the Cross of the Three Prussian Kings, from the year 1874. From here it is not far to the Miniature Park (see p. 36) and the Museum of Military Equipment. You head back to Jelenia Góra through Łomnica and along the pedestrian-cycling path.
Trasa: Karpacz Górny › Świątynia Wang › Borowice
GPS: 50.7891068 , 15.7001386
Czas przejazdu: 3:30 h
Dystans: 11.1 km


Karpacz Górny › Świątynia Wang › Borowice › Karpacz Górny
You may wish to walk the pleasant and not too demanding forest loop from Karpacz to Borowice and back, starting with a visit to the wooden Wang Chapel. In the churchyard cemetery you will find the graves of two prominent Polish artists: Henryk Tomaszewski – the founder of the Wrocław Mime Theatre, and Tadeusz Różewicz – the poet and novelist. You will go further along the main road leading to the area of the Karkonosze National Park (the blue trail) then turn right along the yellow trail, which will take you to Borowice. Since ancient times, Borowice has been recommended to people suffering from nervous disorders, exhaustion and burnout, frail physique and during convalescence. Therefore, walking through the forest you should make sure to take long, deep breaths. You can return to Karpacz by following the green trail.
Trasa: Borowice › Grabowiec › Kaplica Św. Anny › Sosnówka
GPS: 50.793675 , 15.690414
Czas przejazdu: 3:30 h
Dystans: 6.8 km


Borowice › Grabowiec › Kaplica Św. Anny › Sosnówka
Wandering the lower areas of the Karkonosze mountains you should make sure to visit the Kaplica św. Anny (Chapel of St. Anna), located on the western slope of Grabowiec, and the nearby miraculous spring, Dobre Żródło. To achieve this goal you leave from Borowice and walk along the blue trail. You will reach the chapel after about two hours. This building was built in the thirteenth century, on a site always visited by pilgrims. The altar in the chapel is located directly over the source of the spring, but the water also flows outside the church. Legend says that whoever takes water from the spring and runs seven times around the chapel, holding the water in their mouth, will experience happiness in love. You will then follow the yellow trail in the direction of Sosnówka, where at the end of the trip you can enjoy some tasty trout in one of the numerous local fish-bars.
Trasa: Jagniątków › Zamek Chojnik › Sobieszów
GPS: 50.8467541 , 15.642185
Czas przejazdu: 3:30 h
Dystans: 6.8 km


Jagniątków › Dom Hauptmanna › Żelazny Mostek › Żar › Zamek Chojnik › Sobieszów
Jagniątków – the beautifully situated village - will be the starting point for your next journey. At the beginning you will visit the unusual house of Gerhart Hauptmann, now a museum. This large villa and the surrounding park was once a favourite residence of the great German playwright and novelist, the Nobel Prize winner Gerhart Hauptmann, who lived here until his death in 1946. While visiting the museum you will find out that this region was also fascinating for the writer, and close to his heart, because of the magnificent nature of the Karkonosze. After leaving the museum, you will go along the blue trail leading to the so-called Żelazny Mostek (Iron Bridge), which then leads to another point of the hike, the unusual Chojnik castle. If you want to take one of the most beautiful castle pictures it’s worth turning left past the bridge, towards the Kopista Pass and hiking to the top of Żar mountain. The wonderful views of Chojnik castle and Jelenia Góra will wash away the fatigue from the climb. Then there is Chojnik castle itself - a defensive fortress built probably as early as 1355, by Bolko II - the prince of Świdnica-Jawor. After visiting the castle, you will go down in the direction of Sobieszów. If you turn on the black trail while going down, you will have the opportunity to get to Zbójeckie Skały (Zbójeckie Rocks), interesting granite rock formations.
Trasa: Museum of Toys in Karpacz › Świątynia Wang › Samotnia › Strzecha Akademicka › Wielki Staw › Pielgrzymy › Słonecznik
GPS: 50.78288 , 15.7617167
Czas przejazdu: 5:30 h
Dystans: 16.3 km


Museum of Toys in Karpacz  › Świątynia Wang › Samotnia › Strzecha Akademicka › Wielki Staw › Pielgrzymy › Słonecznik
This beautiful trail around Wielki Staw and Mały Staw (the Great Pond and the Small Pond) is one of the most popular hikes in the Karkonosze mountains because of its scenic beauty. To make the day full of surprises, you can begin this trip a bit unusually, from the Museum of Toys in Karpacz. The museum contains a wonderful exhibition of toys from the private collection of Henryk Tomaszewski, the founder of the Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre. The next point of the journey is the unusual wooden Wang Chapel from Norway, which was moved to Karpacz in 1844, on the order of the King of Prussia – Frederick Wilhelm IV. The next points of interest on your hike are the Pielgrzymy rocks and Słonecznik rock, and from there you move along the red trail which extends over the edge of Wielki Staw and Mały Staw, in the direction of the Spalona Strażnica (Burnt Watchtower). After such a long hike you will certainly need to have a rest. You can choose from the following hostels situated along the route: The Strzecha Akademicka or the picturesque Samotnia, on Mały Staw (Small Pond). Continuing along the blue trail will take you to Domek Myśliwski, then Polana, where following the Bronek Czech Way you will finish in Górny Karpacz.
Trasa: Kopa › Dom Śląski › Lucni bouda › Pielgrzymy › Polana › Karpacz
GPS: 50.7685886 , 15.7296482
Czas przejazdu: 8:00 h
Dystans: 15.8 km


Snowshoes are a must-have for those of you who dream about exploring the inaccessible winter pathways. The weight distribution to the bigger surface allows you to move through the deep snow without collapsing. It used to be basic equipment for mountain residents, who had to move in the areas with frequent and heavy snowfall. Nowadays, they are used mainly for recreation, allowing you to enjoy different forms of winter trekking. In the Karkonosze region there are some great trails worth exploring by snowshoes. One of the most beautiful begins from the summit of Kopa mountain, accessible by chairlift from the Górny Karpacz station. After leaving the lift station, you should go up to the Śląski House, then turn slightly right once you’re on the Czech side, where you will reach the Lucni Bouda hut, along the blue trail. After a break for a pint of good Czech beer, and some knedliki, you continue on towards Mały Szyszak. The return journey takes the red trail by Słonecznik rock, and then the yellow one to Pielgrzymy rocks, and then further along the green one through Polana, to the lower lift station in Karpacz.
Trasa: Szrenica › Twarożnik › Źródło Łaby › Labska bouda › Szklarska Poręba
GPS: 50.79178 , 15.513768
Czas przejazdu: 6:00 h
Dystans: 14.7 km


Another great winter snowshoeing tour begins at Szrenica. But before taking the chairlift to the summit, you should use the opportunity to visit the Karkonosze Centre of Ecological Education in Szklarska Poręba, located just at the bottom of the lift station. The exhibition ”Virtual Mountains” awaits visitors- it is a large panorama and a 3D model of the Karkonosze mountains. In an interactive way they present, among other things; glacial cauldrons, bogs, fauna and flora, forests, natural phenomena, and the influence of humans on the mountains. In the workshop hall you can observe nature using binoculars. When you reach the top, turn left along the red trail and go in the direction of the radio and TV broadcasting station, which is visible, hanging just above the Śnieżne Kotły. Walking along the border after passing Twarożnik, turn to the Czech side towards the source of the Łaba river and then continue to the Labska Bouda hut. The return journey will lead you again across the border to the hut “Schronisko pod Łabskim Szczytem”. Then you should continue going down the yellow trail to Szklarska Poręba.
Trasa: Spindlerowy Młyn › Zelezny vrch › U Bileho Labe › Spindlerowy Młyn ›
GPS: 50.725525 , 15.606766
Czas przejazdu: -
Dystans: 5.1 km


If you want to fully explore the route on snowshoes on the Czech side of the Karkonosze mountains, you should go to Spindleruv Mlyn. The journey to this town does not take too long, regardless of whether we go from Karpacz or Szklarska Poręba. While going down the mountain, almost everywhere along the trail you can admire idyllic landscapes and stop to take a picture of mountain panoramas, which on a clear winter day look exceptionally beautiful. You should begin your snowshoe trek from the information point of the Karkonosze National Park (KRNAP). Your goal is the U Bileho Labe hut, located in the middle of the wild, glacial, 7 km-long Bile Laba Valley. In order to reach this place, you should go along the yellow trail around Zelezny Wierch (1321 m), stretching over Spindleruv Mlyn. After two or three hours of marching, you should reach the height of approx. 1000 m above sea level and, on the banks of the river, you will see the hospitable hut, where you must taste the local culinary specialties and Czech beer.