To Vlčí hřeben - 31.8 km
Moderately difficult route. The surface consists of asphalt roads, gravel and stony forest paths. There are several snack bars and resting places on the way, the highest point is the Dvoračky hut at 1 132 m above sea level.
The goal of the first cycle route is the popular mountain hut Dvoračky and then a circuit around the Vlčí hřeben.
The route starts in the centre of Harrachov, from where you go to the cableway and then you start to climb towards Čertova hora along the winter cross-country skiing trails. At the ski slope you continue along the path to the junction Odbočka to Bláznivá bába, where you turn right and after a slight downhill you arrive at the Studenov slopes, from where you have the first views of Rokytnice nad Jizerou. After half a kilometre you can have your first refreshment at the Studenov crossroads. The next snack bar is at the Ručičky crossroads and from there you continue towards the Dvoračky chalet. From Ručičky to Dvoračky the path continuously climbs and offers beautiful views not only of the nearby Rokytnice nad Jizerou, but also of the more distant Bohemian Paradise, Ještěd, the Lusatian Mountains and, in good visibility, the peaks of the Bohemian Central Highlands. The goal and also the highest point of the route is the Dvoračky mountain hut, from which, after the necessary rest and refreshments, you will head to Sedlo pod Dvoračkami and ride on a circuit around the Vlčí hřeben. Popular snack bar Rezek will give you strength before the second half of the circuit, where you have to climb the altitude you have enjoyed so far, but this uphill ride will be the last today. Once you get back from the circuit to Dvoračky, you will reach Harrachov almost without pedalling.
To Vosecká bouda - 25.8 km
Difficult route, mostly on asphalt. Limited possibilities of refreshment and rest, especially in the first half of the route. Highest point of the route is Vosecká bouda at 1 251 above sea level.
When visiting Harrachov, you should not miss a visit to the Vosecká bouda. Almost the entire route is on an asphalt road and only two shorter sections lead along a forest gravel road and an even narrower forest path.
The route starts in the centre of Harrachov from where you will go to the NORMA supermarket. Here you take the main road towards Poland, from which you turn left onto the red hiking path after 150 metres and climb for about two kilometres to an inconspicuous right turn. This will lead you back to the road, which you will cross and get on the Janoušek path called TEREX. The path will lead you to Vosecká bouda, where you will be rewarded with magnificent views for the meters of altitude you have climbed. The entire Mumlava valley is at your feet, the peaks of the western Krkonoše Mountains with Lysá hora, Plešivec and Čertova hora in Harrachov as well as the Jizera Mountains and Ještěd on the western horizon. If you are lucky, the peaks of the Lusatian Mountains loom behind them. After a well-deserved refreshment and rest, you will return to Harrachov on an agreeable downhill track to Krakonošova snídaně and then around the Mumlava river to the Mumlava waterfalls, which you should certainly not pass without at least a short stop. The Mumlavská bouda or Bistro u Lišáka are two refreshment options at the end of the trip, if you are not already heading to your favourite restaurant in the center of Harrachov.
To the Polish foothills - 29.3 km
A moderately difficult route leading through the Polish and Czech parts of the Jizera Mountains. The surface is partly asphalt, partly gravel and paved forest and stone paths. The border between Poland and the Czech Republic is formed by the bridge Karlovský most, which is under reconstruction in summer 2021. For now, expect a „temporary adrenaline footbridge“ over the Jizera River. There are several options for refreshments and rest in both Poland and the Czech Republic along the way.
The route starts in the centre of Harrachov from where you go towards the biathlon circuit, where the climb starts on a forest path called Misarova. After that you soon cross the Polish border and continue along a forest grassy path until you reach a crossroads where you turn right towards Jakuszyce and the circuit takes you to the settlement of Orle. The only listed building left from the settlement's glory days is now a tourist lodge cafeteria and a hall with a fireplace. The building of today's tourist cottage "Orle", the so-called "Hájovna", was built of hewn stone around 1860 by the owner of the glassworks, probably for administrative purposes. It is the only surviving witness of Orle's glassmaking past. On the information panel you can see a map of the Polish part of the Jizera Mountains, which may tempt you to make another trip in this area. Continue along the cycle path to the second left turn to the Jizera river, which gradually turns into a rocky path leading to the river. Here you can cross a bridge to the other side back to Bohemia. To begin with, after a relatively steep climb you will reach the Hřebenovka road, which will take you to the village of Jizerka close to the former Nová Huť. Here you have several refreshment options, depending on your choice. At the parking lot Pod Bukovcem you will take a long descent around the Jizera river to the valley Martinské údolí. Before the final two-kilometre descent to Harrachov, there is one last uphill ride on a steep forest gravel road to Mýtiny.
To the centre of the Jizera Mountains - 32.7 km
An easy route leading to the imaginary centre of the Jizera Mountains - to Smědava. To make the route easier and shorter, we recommend taking the train from Harrachov to Kořenov, from where the route leads along asphalt roads with regular traffic and on gravel roads. There are plenty of snack bars and rest areas along the way. We recommend visiting the nature trail Tři iseriny, even if you have to dismount your bike in some sections.
The route starts at the train station in Kořenov from where you climb up the road to Horní Polubný. Here you have the first opportunity to get some refreshments. Then you turn right onto a narrow asphalt road that gradually turns into a gravel road. After a gentle descent with beautiful views you will arrive in front of the Souš water reservoir. You will again have several refreshment options and views of the reservoir. You will continue along the road around the dam to Smědava, which is known as the centre of the Jizera Mountains. Interestingly, the road from Souše to Smědava is closed in the winter season and it is groomed as a winter cross-country ski trail. It is one of the most popular cross-country ski tracks. At Smědava you have reached about a third of the entire route. After having a meal or drink here you will head towards the village of Jizerka, where you can again choose from a large selection of larger or smaller restaurants. On the way, we recommend that you make a stop at point 7 on our map and walk to the Jizerka peat bog, then lock your bikes at point 8 and walk around a part of the nature trail Tři iseriny. In the last third of the route you can expect a long descent through the valley Martinské údolí to the Jizera river, from there a sharp climb to Mýtiny and a final two-kilometre descent to Harrachov begins. You certainly deserve a final energy replenishment now.
To the Polish side of the Jizera Mountains - 31.6 km
A moderately difficult route with different types of surface including asphalt road, forest paths, trails and also an unpaved rocky climb to the highest point of the route at 999 metres above sea level. Along the way you only have two refreshment options, so we recommend using both of them and taste some Polish cuisine.
The route leads from the centre of Harrachov to Sklárna, after which you will turn right and reach a forest gravel road which you will follow up to the border crossing with Poland. Here you have to climb about half a kilometre along the road before turning left onto the marked cycle path, which takes you to Jakuszyce. From here you will head to the village of Orle, which used to be a glassworks between 1754 and 1888. Today the settlement consists of only a few buildings surrounded by forest. At the same time, the only listed building left from the settlement's glory days houses a cafeteria and a fireplace room. Orle also houses an exhibition of paperweights and millefiori glass, the only one of its kind in Poland and one of the few in the entire world.
The route continues along the gravel path past the Jizera peat bogs to the Górzystów cottage. At this point you will be about halfway along the route with a second and last refreshment option. After approximately one kilometre you will reach the most difficult part of the trail, a two-kilometre climb on a stony path. You will be rewarded with a gravel road with beautiful views and a pleasant flat profile on your return to Jakuszyce. If you decide to return to Harrachov by another route, we suggest a pleasant asphalt-stone route along the railway line towards Orle. At the crossroads below Dzial Izerski turn left onto a gravel road. At the next possible turn you will turn onto a forest road again, where you will end up on an off-road descent along an unpaved forest track leading all the way to Harrachov. Approximately halfway, you cross the railway line by a beautiful stone underpass.
From Mumlava to Jizera - 32.9 km
A moderately difficult trail leading through the valley of the Mumlava river via Rokytnice nad Jizerou to the Jizera river valley. You will enjoy all types of roads, mainly asphalt, sometimes fine gravel and in the second half of the route you will also encounter short sections of clay and gravel paved path with stones. Along the way there are several opportunities for refreshments and rest.
From the centre of Harrachov you will head towards the Mumlava waterfalls. From here you will continue on a gentle climb upstream the Mumlava to Krakonošova snídaně. In this section you have the opportunity to learn something interesting thanks to the KRNAP nature trail called „Living dead Mumlava“. Refreshments at Krakonošova snídaně will certainly come in handy, it is open during the summer holidays. Here you turn right onto the Kladova cesta, where after one kilometre climb the path starts to descend gradually to the Kladova cesta fork, where you turn left towards the Ručičky crossroads with a snack bar. Then you continue along the marked cycle path to the Studenov fork with further refreshments. From there you descend to Rokytnice nad Jizerou and then to Paseky nad Jizerou. You cross the river on a bridge, which is also the lowest point of the route, 466 m above sea level. After a roughly half-kilometre climb along the Buďárka path you will join a very popular cycle route called Planýrka with beautiful views towards Rokytnice. Planýrka skirts the valley of the Jizera river and leads you to the Mýto crossroads below Harrachov. Here you will reach the main road, from which you can turn right after a one-kilometre climb onto a marked cycle path, where you will have to climb further, or follow the suggested route for one more kilometre and turn right before Černý most. You will pass by the Harrachov ponds through the Anenské valley and arrive at the end of the route in the centre of Harrachov.
On the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains - 32.3 km
Moderately difficult route. The surface alternates between asphalt, gravel, and in places turns into a paved stone path. On the route there is a possibility of refreshment, rest and beautiful views of the landscape in Paseky nad Jizerou, but also in Kořenov or Horní Polubný. Three sections of the route run along a road with normal traffic.
The route from the centre of Harrachov takes you through Hřebínek, which is called Kaml by the locals. You will pass the top of the bobsled run and get on the main road from Harrachov towards Prague. At the first crossroads Mýto you can easily reach the popular Planýrka cycle route behind the petrol station on a bridge over the Jizera river. The road skirts the Jizera valley. You can expect to find beautiful views here. At the end of the road you will pass the former school Stará škola, which is known from the film Krakonoš a lyžníci. Soon you will reach the main road, where you turn right and start climbing up the road below the downhill courses. At point 7 we recommend visiting the museum “Zapadlých vlastenců”. If you are a beer lover, we recommend visiting the mini-brewery na Perlíčku - Prdek, located at point 9 on our map. From here the route continues to the Famberka cycle path. The profile of the route undulates pleasantly and brings you to Kořenov. Here you will reach the main road, from which you will turn right after 100 metres towards the chapel Tesařovská kaple, a place with beautiful views of the Jizera mountains and the western Krkonoše. From here you continue along a narrow road that leads you back to the state road, which takes you to Horní Polubný. At the crossroads by the Church of St. John the Baptist, turn right to begin a long descent down the road to the valley Martinské údolí. On the way you can stop and visit the cog railway museum at the train station in Kořenov, which you cannot miss. In the Martinské údolí you will cross the bridge over the Jizera river and continue on the cycle path up the steep climb to Mýtiny to the final two-kilometre descent to Harrachov, where you will certainly enjoy a well-deserved refreshment.