At last we had a time to make a real trip to the nature. Already
the planning got me feel better, when I knew that after a while
I can leave Prague behind and go to the misty mountains…
Krkonose is one of the national parks of Czech. It locates on
the border of Poland. It is called also in the Giant Mountains,
but I am not so sure about of the reason for this name. The mountains
are not so gigantic in my standards. The highest point of Czech
can be founded also from Krkonose. Sneka is the name of
the mountain and it is 1602 meters from the sea level. It was
a first stop in our route.
Actually quite many had also founded their way to Sneka,
because the whole mountain was a full of the people. I don’t
want even imagine what it looks like when a season really starts.
Everyone who is not in the wheelchair or don’t use rollator
is able to reach Sneka, because there comes a chair lift
from village Pec pod Snezkou. Walking sticks are actually trend
in trekking, so using of them is more advantageous than something
Views from Sneka
After Sneka there is less people and more peace. Krkonose
is not a real wilderness, because there is hut or village after
every ten kilometres at least. You can get a room and food from
every hut and accommodation is usually as good as in hotels. We
used Lucni bouda (hut) and Petrova bouda at this time. First one
was more quality and more expensive; second one good enough with
very good prise. Finnish hiking mentality does not fit here at
all. It is better to take the trip like a normal walk in a city
park. Only views are more beautiful than in home!
If you continued from Petrova hut towards Harrachov, you can
find probably the second highest peak of Krkonose and breathtaking
views down to valleys. Path goes also via very extraordinary rock
formations that almost call you to climb up. The best thing is
to take a bear with you and climb up just sitting and taking a
look for magnificent views.
Route to Spindlerova hut
Even though there is no need to use special equipments because
on thick network of huts and villages you should still remember
two things good shoes and passport! Hiking shoes you need because
paths are often very rocky and it is easy to sprain an ankle.
Passport is needed because the route goes via national border
and you’ll visit more than once also in Poland. At least
in Spindlerova hut there could be pass control managed by local
Harrachov, Pec pod Snekou and Spindleruv Mlýn are
good starting and ending points to Krkonose trip, because there
is a regular buss connection between each one of them with Prague.
From Pec pod Snekou you can use chair lift to get to the
Sneka. Between Spindleruv Mlýn and Spindlerova bouda
in local buss connection.
Pictures from Krknose area