Cross-country skiing

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Harrachov, Czech Republic
Cross-country skiing - 'Krkonosska magistrala', groomed for both classic and skating.
Cross-country skiing - Cross-country skiers at 'Krkonosska magistrala'.
Cross-country skiing - Kiosk with snacks/beverages at a cross-country skiing trail.
Cross-country skiing - Starting point of a groomed cross-country skiing trail.
Cross-country skiing - Sign for 'Krkonosska magistrala' trail. Actually not at that trail yet, still 0.7 km to go.
Cross-country skiing - Cross-country skiing trail
Cross-country skiing - Board with map of trails

Cross-country skiing Harrachov Reviews

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Ryze river valley - Mumlava river valley cross-country skiing tour Jan 19, 2017
Harrachov is surrounded by a dense network of cross-country skiing trails, all in all more than 100 km in the immediate surroundings, connected to resorts in neighbouring valleys (Rokytnice nad Jizerou, Szklarska Poreba/Poland, Jizerka). Trailheads are in all directions in the outskirts of the town.

I started near the bus terminal, a few steps east of the centre at 680 m above sea level. This trail follows the Ryzi river valley, passes the Ryzoviste downhill skiing area (750 m) and at a crossing point (890 m) I took the turn left. Around the slopes of Plesivec mountain, through a thick forest, the trail climbed to 1031 m, a crossing point named "Krakonosova snidane". From here it was all downhill on the well groomed trail through Mumlava river valley to the mountain hut of the same name (see separate restaurant tip, 770 m), where I had a late lunch. This trail is actually part of the "Krkonosska magistrala", the main cross-country skiing trail that crosses the Czech part of the Krkonose mountains from west (Harrachov) to east (Mala Upa). I finished the tour on the sunny hillside above the centre of Harrachov, at the small downhill skiing area (ski school) Zakouti. From there I walked down to the centre, the impressive ski jumps and main downhill skiing area at Certova hora always in view. This tour was about 14 km long.

A sufficient map with cross-country skiing trails is printed on the backside of the flyer for "Harrachov Card", free. Of course it's better to buy a detailed map. But trails are well marked and signposted, so no worries. For snow conditions / trail report see website.
Board with map of trails
Cross-country skiing trail
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Starting point of a groomed cross-…
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odiseya says:
Nice destination!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
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