Through Dolní and Horní Malá Úpa
A short trip or part of a larger Krkonoše circuit is the ascent from Spálený Mlýn to Pomezní boudy. On this five-kilometer walk you will enjoy the meadows and cottages of the Krkonoše Mountains and, of course, the view of Sněžka. If you don't want to go uphill practically all the time, you can of course go the other way around. There is a bus stop at the beginning and end of this route
Start of ascent
This tour starts / ends at ** Spálený Mlýn ** in the valley of the river Malá Úpa. All the way you will climb the narrow asphalt around the mountain huts and guesthouses. So it is not a problem to refresh yourself practically anywhere.
Old and modern accommodation
Right at the beginning of the tour you will see the historic ** Blue Pavilion ** and just a short distance away the huge mountain ** hotel Javor **.
Landscape around Malá Úpa
On this short tour you will have frequent scenic views of the surrounding mountain meadows with scattered cottages
Under the Pomezní ridge
The sunny meadows are cleared in the otherwise much forested Pomezní ridge. The least visited part of the Krkonoše ridge leads through it from Pomezní bud to Žacléř.
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
About halfway through this tour (after about 30–45 minutes, depending on your pace) you will reach one of the largest historical monuments in the Giant Mountains – the church of St. Peter and St. Paul (975m above sea level). It is considered the highest church in the Czech Republic.
Crossroads in Dolní Malá Úpa
To continue, you can choose three paths – yellow, blue and red, each at a slightly different altitude. The best choice is probably the blue one.
At the ski resort U Kostela
After a while, the path starts to climb steeper and you pass the smaller ski area U Kostela
View of Horní Malá Úpa
This is followed by a boring section of more than half a kilometer through the forest before the view of the destination of this short hike opens up – Horní Malá Úpa lying below the Forest Ridge.
Views of Sněžka and Svorova hora
Across the meadows is a beautiful view of the highest mountain in the Czech Republic – Sněžka. In front of it is still a huge spherical Svorová mountain
Malá Úpa Valley
Before you reach Pomezní bouda, you will have a nice view of the Malá Úpa valley
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