The spectacular Krkonose Mountains, or the Giant Mountains as they are known, are not only the largest but also the most famous mountain chain in the Czech Republic. A holiday in the Giant Mountains is a source of great recreational activities like skiing, hiking, and cycling. Krkonose National Park is easily accessible from a holiday home in the Giant Mountains and it is also the oldest one in the country, a hotspot for adventurers. In winter there are numerous ski resorts to be enjoyed here together with loved ones, the astounding peak height of these mountains of about 1280 meters above sea level are perfect for enjoying both summers and winters here. To get from Prague to the Giant Mountains takes like three hours, but it is definitely worth it. These mountains are basically a natural border between the country of Czech Republic and the country of Poland. The natural attractions here will make for a perfect family holiday in the Giant Mountains, with steep slopes, beautiful rock formations, activities on the Labe River, as well as a special Nordic-like tundra where some unique flora and fauna can be admired. The highest peak is Snezka, part of it being in Poland, and the other part in the Czech Republic.
There are numerous regions for skiing during a holiday in the Giant Mountains, as well as several mountain towns and villages that give the area an authentic feel. The highest set village in the area is Benecko, a great tourist destination with lush forests, meadows, and some amazing ski slopes. Cross country ski routes are also to be found here. Jilemnice is what they call the gateway to the region, a great destination in both winter and summer, with a lengthy history and opportunities for hiking and cycling tours. Towns like Horni Misecky, Spindleruv Mlyn, Lanov, Strazne and Vrchlabi are worth a visit as well. In Horni Misecky you will find the oldest chalet in the mountains and popular places for skiing. Strazne is known for its snowboarding, skiing, and back country skiing facilities and there is also a children's ski school, professional ski schools, a snow park. This town is great for horseback riding in the winter, a one of a kind experience. Vrchlabi has numerous historical attractions, like an enchanting castle. There is also a ski center here and while at it don't miss the Giant Mountains Beerfest, which is one of the greatest events for fans of Czech breweries.
The numerous skiing facilities in the Giant Mountains make for the area being not only a top choice for winter sports lovers, but also for those wishing to enjoy nature and the magic of winter in all its beauty. Allow yourself a fun escapade this year, book a holiday home in the Giant Mountains and try out the beautiful ski resorts in this charming part of the Czech Republic. The Cerna Hora ski resort in Janske Lazne is quite a famous place for skiing, well-developed and dynamic, a place with indoor and outdoor activities where you will never get a chance to get bored. The Krkonose National Park is a wonder of nature in itself, a wonderful way of spending an afternoon with your kids and loved ones. If skiing is not your thing per se, there are of course other winter sports like cross-country skiing, sledding, snowboarding, not to mention the great apres ski facilities and the quaint little towns in the mountains that offer a great insight into the region's traditional culture. Whenever in search for an escapade among the marvels of nature, the Giant Mountains should be a top choice.
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