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Hike through Pecka Castle and the Krkonoše Viewpoint

The most beautiful circuit near Lázně Bělohrad

Petr Liška
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Hike through Pecka Castle and the Krkonoše Viewpoint
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The most beautiful tourist circuit you can take in the vicinity of Lázně Bělohrad starts in the picturesque village of Dolní Javoří. From here you can walk to the preserved ruins of Pecka Castle and back across the beautiful Krkonoše lookout. The circuit itself is only about 10 kilometers, so it is not a difficult hike

Dolní Javorí

We started this circuit in the picturesque Dolní Javorí, but since there is practically no place for parking, Peck is probably a better starting point.

Dolní Javorí
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Above Dolní Javorí

From Dolní Javoří, follow the green tourist route uphill in the direction of Horní Javoří. After a few minutes, the surrounding picturesque landscape will begin to show you in all its beauty and you will leave Dolní Javoří deep below.

Above Dolní Javorí
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The first prospect

The road ascends to a crossroads, from where there is a beautiful view of both the Giant Mountains, led by Sněžka, and even the top of Kozinec. The journey continues slightly more uphill under the electric line to Horní Javoří

The first prospect
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View of Chlumy

Just before Velký Javorí, a nice view opens up to the other side in the direction of Lázně Bělohrad and Chlumský hřeben

View of Chlumy
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Horní Javorí

Horní Javoří, like Dolní Javoří, only operates as a cottage village. Here we connect to the yellow tourist route in the direction of Pecka.

Horní Javorí
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Entrance to the forest

The path leads you across a meadow to the forest, which is a more boring part of the path. Here it is also possible to shorten this tour significantly, if you want to skip the Pecka castle and straight from there continue up to the Krkonoše lookout

Entrance to the forest
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A forest full of stones

From Horní Javoří to Pecka it is about 1.2 kilometers through the forest, which is interesting in that there are a lot of stones. The whole road is downhill and you will lose about 100 altitude meters

A forest full of stones
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Under the castle Pecka

You can climb out of the forest practically directly below the Pecka castle. From this side it is visible, but only the roof

Under the castle Pecka
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Path directly to the castle

In these places, opposite the old industrial area, a tourist sign continues towards the city center. However, you can climb a footpath through a meadow directly below the castle

Path directly to the castle
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Around Pecka Castle

Pecka Castle is a relatively large and well-preserved ruin. It's worth going around it, even if you're here when it's not open

Around Pecka Castle
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View over the Javorka valley

Not far from the entrance to the castle are benches and a gap between the trees, from where there is a nice view of the Javorka valley

View over the Javorka valley
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View of Peck

Now our tourist bike is turning back. After descending from the castle, we will join the blue tourist path, which will take us to the Krkonoše lookout. By the road there is a smaller parking lot for visitors to the castle and at the same time a great view of the town of Pecka with a dominant in the form of the church of St. Bartholomew

View of Peck
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Picturesque landscape around Pecka

From the road there are views not only of Peck, but also the surrounding picturesque landscape. In the distance you can see the highest hill – Zvičina

Picturesque landscape around Pecka
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A journey through the forest to the Krkonoše lookout

After a while, the blue trail leaves the road and disappears again into the same forest that you came to Pecka, just a few hundred meters next door. In the early evening, it is not a problem to meet a number of deer on this circuit.

A journey through the forest to the Krkonoše lookout
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Giant Mountains viewpoint

After about 1.2 km of climbing through the forest, you will appear in a meadow just below the top of this flat hill. At the very top at 532 m above sea level is a lookout. Below it is an educational sign, which says that the view from here is the best of the whole Podzvičinsko

Giant Mountains viewpoint
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Views from the Giant Mountains viewpoint

The sign does not lie, the view from the „seat“ is really very nice. Sněžka is like the palm of your hand and another row of hills

Views from the Giant Mountains viewpoint
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View of Zvičina

However, there is no view of Zvičina from the sitting area, it is shaded by a forest. However, you only need to walk a few meters from the lookout point and you have it in the palm of your hand

View of Zvičina
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Road to Arnostov

Next we need to get to Arnoštov. According to the tourist route, we would have to walk almost to the horizon to the road and then return along the yellow route. Better is this wide dirt road that leads directly to the village. Attention is not marked on mapy.cz

Road to Arnostov
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Arnostov

A dirt road will take us to another picturesque cottage settlement – to Arnoštov with views deep into the Javorka valley around Lázně Bělohrad. We walk practically the whole way along the yellow tourist path before we turn down the blue one

Arnostov
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Paseky

The road from Arnoštov descends through meadows to a place called Paseky. In places where the blue trail disappears in the forest (at the educational sign) we leave it and follow the footpath to Dolní Javoří (approx. 1 km). The trail leads most of the time on the edge of the forest, so be careful not to go in the direction of the deep valley of the stream

Paseky
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View of Dolní Javoří

The circuit closes – Dolní Javoří is in the palm of your hand

View of Dolní Javoří
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