This multi-day mountain bike trip begins in Sebnitz in Saxon Switzerland goes around Giant Mountains and back. It is connected with many meters of altitude difference, challenging trails, wonderful nature experiences and homelike accommodations.
The Giant Mountains with its ghost Rübezahl are surely the highlight of the trip. It is also called the Arctic Island in Europe. On one day we drive through the montane and alpine vegetation stage with the feeling of being on the road in northern Norway.
The highlight for your skills is the trail paradise (Singltrek pod Smrkem in Nové Město) in the border area between the Czech Republic and Poland at the foot of the Jizera Mountains (Czech: Jizerské hory, Polish: Góry Izerskie). Perfect single trails designed exclusively for bikers offer incredible flow. The individual stages are spread over a total of seven mountains. Starting in Saxon Switzerland via the Zittau Mountains the route continues to the Jizera Mountains and the Giant Mountains to the Schneekoppe (Czech: Sněžka, Polish: Śnieżka). The last meters of the highest mountain in the Czech Republic (1,6030 m) we climb on foot as we are in a national park. After an overnight stay in picturesque Malá Skála in Czech Paradise (Czech: Český ráj) now the Jeschken (Czech: Ještěd) stands up against the cyclists in the mountains of the same name. The tour ends with the romantic Czech Switzerland. In the end, every cyclist has a total of just under 450 km and 9,5000 metres of altitude difference
1 ✶ Sebnitz - Lausche (CZ) ✶ ca. 52 km ✶ 1,300 m
2 ✶ Lausche (CZ) - Jizerka (CZ) ✶ ca. 74 km ✶ 1,600 m
3 ✶ Jizerka (CZ) - Przesieka (PL) ✶ ca. 75 km ✶ 1,500 m
4 ✶ Przesieka (PL) - Pec pod Sněžkou (CZ) ✶ ca. 50 km ✶ 1,400 m
5 ✶ Pec pod Sněžkou (CZ) - Malá Skála (CZ) ✶ ca. 77 km ✶ 1,200 m
6 ✶ Malá Skála (CZ) - Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ) ✶ ca. 55 km ✶ 1,300 m
7 ✶ Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ) - Sebnitz ✶ ca. 55 km ✶ 750 m
The subsoil is approximately 15% asphalt, 55% forest and field roads and 30% trails. Several climbs and descents have to be mastered daily. The trip is technically and conditionally demanding.
Note for guided tours: The tour is guided by a certified guide and accompanied by a second guide in the vehicle. The escort vehicle arrives one or two times a day and at the place of accommodation. Baggage, spare parts, tools and drinking water are transported. If necessary, a participant can travel in the accompanying vehicle. Overnight stays are in simple, country-specific guesthouses in double, twin or shared rooms including breakfast. In one of the lodgings (mountain hut) the sanitary facilities are shared in the corridor. Sometimes we have lunch in good middle-class restaurants or huts. Depending on the weather and time situation we serve a snack on the accompanying vehicle some days. In addition to a lunch break, a coffee stop is usually also planned. Dinner can be in the accommodation or a few minutes walk away. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.
Note for closed groups: The services are compiled on request. Both the backpack version without an escort vehicle is possible, as well as the wellness package with overnight stay in upscale guesthouses or hotels with sauna and single rooms.
Note for supported tours: Accommodation is the same as for guided tours. On the basis of the GPS data, you will lead the tour yourself. Optionally you can book an escort car with driver for the trip.
Per PKW: Über die Autobahn 4 bis zur Anschlussstelle 87 Burkau. Weiter über die B98 Richtung Neustadt und weiter laut Ausschilderung nach Sebnitz.
Per Zug: Über Dresden und Bad Schandau nach Sebnitz.