From Malá Skála to Dolánky
- The length of the route: 9.1 km, approximately 2.5 hours
- Start: Žlutá Plovárna Malá Skála Destination: Dolánky u Turnova
- Parking, refreshment and toilets: In Žlutá Plovárna in Malá Skála, in a boating restaurant Baráček, in Sport area Dolánky in the destination
- The way back: On a scooter via the newly opened Greenway cycle path (approx. 1.5 hours) or by train along Jizera (10 minutes)
- Refreshment: Boating restaurant at Guest house Křížky
OUR TIP: You can leave your car with change clothes in the final destination in Sport area Dolánky and get to the start of your journey on a scooter, which you can rent there.
The route from Malá Skála to Dolánky is the most frequent and favourite part of Jizera. There are two weirs (in Malá Skála and Dolánky) which bound this route so it’s ideal for the beginners and tourists, or families with children. You will rock for a while on little waves and paddle through the placid part of the river. You can start your journey right from our boat rental above the weir, or, if you are a little afraid of going through the sluice, you can get on the boat below it.
Just a short way from a weir, close to Boučkův statek, is the river joined by a race from the power station and the water suddenly becomes alive. The current from the race will carry you to our newly reconstructed Guest house and pub Křížky. The restaurant offers meals, sausages, soft serve ice cream, draught beer and beer in cans, which you can take to the boat. There is a big sandpit and playground for children. The part of the guest house is also barrier-free toilets. More experienced watermen can anchor on the right side under the bridge of the cycle path or use the placid place on the opposite bank.
Your journey then continues through flat, but deep valley up to Rakousy. There are huge turns in this part of the river, which goes through a beautiful area, full of beech forests and sandstone and limestone rocks. Behind Rakousy is Loužek, which lies in a rather secluded area, and from which you can see a rock lookout Zdenčina Skála.
From the level of Zdeničina Skála the river slows down and stretches. The weir in Dolánky is close, but before that you will see the well-known restaurant Zrcadlová Koza. From this place flows the river lazily to the weir in Dolánky, where you will anchor on the right bank. Your sailing ends there. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your journey. The area in Dolánky offers camping, or the possibility to rent a scooter in our information centre and return to Malá Skála via the Greenway Jizera cycle path. You can also visit Dlaskův statek before renting a scooter – a typical example of house in the Jizera foothills and folk museum of traditional crafts.