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Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
365 days a year spent enjoying the beautiful natural landscape of the Giant Mountains? Absolutely possible! Precisely in this place you can find the defining character of the Giant Mountains that makes the Giant Mountains so special. The surroundings of Vrchlabí are not only the gateway to the secretive empire of the Giant Mountains, but also a paradise for hiking and all kind of sports. Here you will find famous ski resorts with great quality slopes, well-maintained trails and of course ideal snow conditions from late November to late April. In summer, thawed hills and fields of flowers unfold their beauty, and the place is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, it seems that the mountain rivers here have been created especially for them. For those who love walks in the wilderness, there are many kilometers of marked hiking and biking trails on the mountain tops. Explore for example the place where the Labe (Elbe) river springs from, or the beautiful waterfalls. And do not forget the wide range of indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, massages, tennis, golf, horse riding and spas, everything you need for a pleasant stay in the Giant Mountains.
Activities in summer:
Tennis and horse-riding in Vrchlabi (300 m)
Canoeing and rafting on the Elbe river (500 m)
Swimming in Jilemnice (11 km) or in Spindleruv Mlyn (14 miles)
Golfing in Prosecné (11 miles)
Toboggan runs in Spindleruv Mlyn (14 miles)
Zoo in Dvur Kralove (35 miles)
Amusement Park Babylon in Liberec (70 km)
Spa and cable cars in Janske Lazne (17 km)
Culture and attractive sights everywhere
Day trip in Prague (130 km)
You have a choice of no less than three ski areas
The nearest is in Kněžický Vrch, 3 km away.
This ski area has: 8 different pistes of which 2 are red and 6 are blue.
The slopes are situated at an altitude of 550-710 m and are quite broad. Ideal for beginners.
There is a ski school, a ski rental place and a parking section available.
Another ski area is in Herlikovice, 4 km away.
This ski area has 11 different runs including 5 blue, 5 red, 1 black, with a total length of approximately 12 km.
At some slopes, night skiing is also possible. The height range is of 540 - 1019 m. There is a ski school as well here.
The most famous ski resort is located in Spindleruv Mlyn at a distance of 20 km.
You can choose from 21 different runs, of which 7 are blue pistes, 11 are red pistes and 3 are black pistes. The total length of slopes is of about 25 km.
This ski resort is equipped with snow parks, ski and snowboard rental facilities, a ski school and restaurants.
The lovers of cross-country skiing will not be bored here either. The Giant Mountains are crisscrossed with well-maintained and well-marked cross-country skiing trails. Discover this magical area your own way.