6 days of walking on plateaus and along valleys as well as wandering through dense mountain forests and wetlands. We will go uphill, trek on the main ridges and descend to picturesque mountain villages, located on the Polish and Czech sides of the mountains. On the way we will also see places associated with the history of these mountains. We will reach Sniezka, the highest peak of the Sudetes,¬ and visit a small chapel located on its top. The chapel was founded by a German count Christophe Schaffgotch in 1655. Today, every year on 10th August, all the “people of the mountains”, such as: mountain guides, mountain rescuers and border guards, gather there to celebrate their Day. We will also visit the Wang temple, which was constructed in Norway in the twelfth century. In 1841, the temple was dismantled and transported to Berlin before finally finding its place in our mountains in 1842. Nowadays this excellent example of Norwegian wooden sacral architecture can be admired in the middle of the Sudety Mountains. We will also be able to see the relics of mines from the fifteenth century (an optional visit to the underground routes is available) and an old water supply system, which provided water to the nearby mountain huts. The whole trip combines what’s best in the Sudetes and hiking: the diversity and charm of the nature, great views, interesting monuments, and the feeling of “pleasant tiredness” after physical activity in charming surroundings.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Arrival at Wroclaw airport where our representative will greet you; transfer to the hotel located in a mountain town Swieradow on the Polish side of the Sudetes Mountains; check-in; welcome and info meeting, free time. Transfer time around 2 hours (depends on traffic conditions).
Trek from Swieradow Zdroj to Jakuszyce, a small Polish village located on Poland’s border with the Czech Republic. Total time: 7 hrs. including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 550 m, highest point – 980 m, final point – 920 m. Overall route length: 17 km. After breakfast, we take a blue trail and go to Polana Jizerska. We turn to an old Path called Droga Graniczna, and after 3-4 km we reach the trail Droga Borowinowa, which runs along some bogs. After about 5 km, we get to the Hala Izerska and the Hatka Górzystów hut, where we will have lunch. After a break, we switch to the red trail that leads across a plateau, and along the Izera river. On our way, we will pass by Orle, an old mountain settlement, and all the time following the red trial, go through dense forests until we reach Jakuszyce – the end of today’s stage. We will check in, have dinner, a briefing, and free time.
Trek from Jakuszyce, a small Polish village, to Spindlerovy Mlyn, a charming Czech mountain town. Total time: 8 hrs. including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 920 m, highest point – 1410 m, final point – 710 m. Overall route length: 20 km. We set out from our guesthouse after breakfast and trek along a trail which leads through wild, scenic forests, wetlands, plateaus and a ridge with exquisite views. After a smooth ascent, we take a rest in Hala Szrenicka, a mountain hostel. Then we cross the border through Twarożnik, an over 12 meters high granite rock. From there, we go to the source of the Elba river, one of the major rivers in Europe. We wander down through Labsky Dul to Spindlerovy Mlyn, a well-known and charming mountain town. On our way, we will pass by beautiful waterfalls, and amazing rock formations. After the trip, we check in, have dinner and a briefing.
Trek from Spindlerovy Mlyn to Pec pod Sniezkou. Total time: 7 hrs including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 710 m, highest point – 1510 m, final point – 760 m. Overall route length: 16 km. We set out after breakfast and climb the Krakonos peak, from where we follow the Old Bucharova path, to get to Lucni Bouda, a mountain hostel, where take a rest, have a meal, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views and open spaces. Than we will follow red trail which leads through Vyrovka and Bila Skala. After that we will get green trail which leads to Pec, our today’s destination. After the trip, we check in, have dinner, and some free time.
Trek from Pec pod Sniezkou to Karpacz, a mountain town located on the Polish side of the mountains. Total time: 7 hrs. including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 750 m, highest point – 1450 m, final point – 810 m. Overall route length: 15 km. We walk on a trail which leads above Upska Jama and Obri Dul – with a view of approx. 400 meters high precipices. Once we get to the eastern wall of Upska Jama, we start to climb on to main ridge. On our way we will pass by some relics of fifteenth century mines (there is an optional visit to the underground routes if available). Then we will walk to Rownia pod Sniezką and trek above Maly and Wielki Staw (two beautiful mountain ponds). From there we descend smoothly to the boundaries of Karpacz, a beautiful Polish mountain town, and stop at Wang, a twelfth century Lutheran temple. After a rest and an optional visit to the temple, we walk down to the hotel. We check in, have dinner, a briefing, and some free time.
Trek on to Sniezka Peak. Total walk time: 8 hrs including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 810 m, highest point 1602 m, final point - 810 m. Overall route length: 14 km. After breakfast, direct from hotel, we get red trail which leads onto the peak Sniezka. First stage is a gentle ascent on forest route. After about one hour we reach mountain lodge Nad Lomniczka. Then we gently descend to the bottom of the Lomniczka Cirque. Once we pass the creek, we start a steep climb onto main ridge. On the ridge there is another mountain hut and viewer point so we can get a rest before last stage of the climb on the highest peak Sniezka. After reaching the top and rest, we go to back to hotel in Karpacz getting completely different route through Maly Staw Cirque.
There is option to get chair lift on to Kopa under Sniezka Peak and return to hotel trough Lomniczka Cirque.
Round walk from hotel to Saint Anna’s Chapel and Good Spring and back. Total walking time: 5 hrs. including meal breaks and rest. Altitude: starting point – 810 m, middle point 720 m, final point – 810 m. Overall route length: 11 km. After breakfast we take a green and then a red trail, which lead through a hilly area, to a chapel located in the middle of a forest. There is a beautiful viewpoint there, and under the chapel, there is a source of a mountain creek. Legend has it that its waters have extraordinary properties. If you get a sip from the creek and run around the chapel 7 times, your wish will be fulfilled. After a break for lunch, instead of going back the same way, we will follow a yellow track back to the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out, transfer to the airport in Wroclaw. Transfer time: around 2 hours (dependent on traffic conditions).
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
The minimum and maximum cost are calculated for minimum and maximum number of participants.
About This Supplier
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2010
The Sudetes Mountains is the place where borders of Poland, Czech Republic and Germany meet. Thanks to the convenient location, our customers can visit three countries during one trip. Our trips combine what’s best in our region and hiking in general: the diversity and charm of the scenery, great views, outings on...
View this supplier profile | Submit your review
Also see tour packages in:
Outdoor: Land Rambler
Hiking & Trekking
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend