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Walk around the hill Vyšehrad

Beautiful views not only of Zvičina and the Giant Mountains

Petr Liška
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Walk around the hill Vyšehrad
Inserted: 22.12.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Vyšehrad (585 m above sea level) is an indistinct peak just west of the famous Zvičina hill in the foothills of the Krkonoše Mountains. Thanks to the fact that most tourists go by car to the top of Zvičina, there is relative peace on this circuit and an order of magnitude fewer tourists, while the views are also beautiful if not better. The ideal starting point for this approximately 6 km long walk is the settlement of Borek

Borek (in Podkrkonoší)

Borek is located on the yellow tourist route connecting Lázně Bělohrad with Zvičina, on the so-called KV Raise road. There is a so-called Rais calf – a nice round stone bench. There is also a small bell tower. From here we will go for our walk

Borek (in Podkrkonoší)
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The path of the alleys

From Borek we head directly north along a narrow road up a gentle hill. Directly at the top of the height (504 m above sea level) is a small cover. From here we can see in front of us the forested massif of Vyšehrad, which we have directly in front of us

The path of the alleys
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Memorial Linden in Podemládí

It is less than a kilometer from Borek before you reach a few huts, above which rises a massive memorial lime tree.

Memorial Linden in Podemládí
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Forest cabin

A little further on is a small pond, fireplace, well and forest hut

Forest cabin
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Retrospect

Looking back, you can see the height that you crossed a while ago and behind which Borek is hiding – the starting point of this trip. Now you have two short alternatives to either turn the yellow into the forest and join the road above or climb the slope to have more views, but then go down the road longer

Retrospect
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Ascent to Vyšehrad

Fortunately, the road is only about three-quarters of a kilometer away, because even though it looks completely insignificant on the map due to the fact that it is the main entrance to Zvičina from the south, it is very busy, especially on weekends and in nice weather. Finally, we come across a red tourist route connecting Zvičina with Pecka and Nova Paka, respectively, and climb up a dirt road. The first TOP walks – a beautiful view of the Giant Mountains ridge

Ascent to Vyšehrad
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View of Sněžka

You have the whole ridge of the Giant Mountains in the palm of your hand, including a typical pyramid – Sněžka. The very top of Vyšehrad lies in a field, about 150 meters from the road (marked by a trigonometric rod), so collectors of peaks can bounce there

View of Sněžka
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View of the Giant Mountains

The road from the top of the hill descends about a kilometer along the forest and the solitude of Vyšehrad, to another beautiful viewpoint, where you will have the whole of the Krkonoše Mountains in the palm of your hand. Kumburk, Tábor and Kozákov can also be seen in the field

View of the Giant Mountains
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Crossroads at the cross

The bench by the cross is in an absolutely beautiful place with a view to the south to the Bystřice valley

Crossroads at the cross
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South view

To the south there is also a beautiful view of the old fortified settlement of Valy. The ridge of Chlum is on the horizon

South view
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Way back

From the cross, you will set off along a dirt road to the east, and in a moment you will have a view of the memorable lime tree and the height from the other side. If you do not want to go even a few hundred meters along the same road, continue along the red tourist route for about 600 meters. When you reach the T junction, turn left (you will leave the tourist path leading further to Kal) and through the village of Bezník you will get back to Borek. About a kilometer longer variant

Way back
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