Tracks for half of the day
A trip over the hill – 21 km
Malá Skála - Besedice - Klokočí - Dolánky - Rakousy - Křížky - Malá Skála
The trip begins with 3,5 km long ascending to the village Besedice, with the vertical distance difference of nearly 300 m. It is approximately 40 minutes of ascending, so you will definitely “enjoy” this part of your trip, however, the rest of it is more or less either on flat land or down the hill.
From Besedice meanders the road pleasantly and you can get a nice view on Kozákov and the Bohemian Paradise with Klokočské skály. From Klokočí you will continue down the hill to Dolánky u Turnova, which is an ideal place for having a rest and getting new strength for the rest of your trip in the length of 7,5 km.
Trip around Bartošova pec and Frýdštejn
Malá Skála - Dolánky u Turnova - Bartošova pec - Frýdštejn - Malá Skála
- Length of the route: 19 km
- Min. time of the journey: 2 h.
The trip begins in our base in Malá Skála, from where you will via the Greenway Jizera cycle path go towards the Guest house and pub Křížky ad from there to the beautiful valley of the Jizera River. An undemanding road past the village Rakousy will lead you to Dolánky u Turnova, where you will run onto a new asphalt cycle path and continue through the valley of Vazovec to Bartošova pec.
This unique natural monument is a mouth of a long cave (225 m are known so far), through which flows a stream with power of nearly 30 l per second. From Bartošova pec continues the route up the steep, but short hill to village Ondříkovice, where you can during the summer month refresh yourself in the kiosk “U Samešů”. From this point runs the road via the asphalt road (blue trail blaze) to Voděrady.
In Voděrady at the crossroad is the blue trail blaze joined by the red one, which can lead you to another interesting locality – Drábovna and rocks in Drábovna. From the crossroad runs the road up a gentle hill to the ridge with an information board “Na Chocholce”, from where is a wonderful view on the landscape around Turnov, Hruboskalsko, Kozákov, Trosky and also Ještěd. You can also see from there the village Frýdštejn, where you can visit a ruin of a castle of the same name.
You will definitely enjoy the journey from Frýdštejn, as it is a long and thanks to a new asphalt surfaceon the road very pleasant descent right to Malá Skála. On your way down you can also make several stops to take some pictures, since there are beautiful views on the Vranovský ridge and on the opposite hillside on Suché Skály.
OUR TIP: You can also start your trip in Dolánky u Turnova.
The most popular route Malá Skála – Dolánky u Turnova
Malá Skála - Křížky - Rakousy - Loužek - Dolánky u Turnova
- The length of the route: 8 km
- The minimal time: 1,5 h
The most popular and also the most used route is the cycle path nr. 17. This newly built Greenway Jizera cycle path is plentifully used by the cyclists, in-line skaters and also the customers of the scooter rental. The route runs through the wide valley of the Jizera River with scenic retreats, hidden in the meanders by the village Rakousy.
You will set off from Žlutá Plovárna in the direction of Bouček’s farm. On the first floor of this building you can find art gallery of Maloskalsko, with paintings of Josef Jíra. From the farm continues the route via the above mentioned path towards the first suspension bridge, from which is a beautiful view on Pantheon and Suché skály. From this place a wide valley of the Jizera Rivers starts to open up and you can enter it by going over the second suspension bridge by a Guest house and restaurant Křížky. There you can refresh yourself or have a lunch and relax. You can also find here public barrier-free toilets.
From the guest house continues the route to the valley of Rakousy, where you can spot sheep cropping the local meadows and feast your eyes on the limestone rocks on one side of the river and sandstone ones on the other. In Rakousy runs the cycle path over the railway bridge, which will take you to village Loužek. From this place runs a new asphalt road surface of the cycle path up to Dolánky u Turnova. This part of the route is thanks to its smooth surface plenteously used by in-line skaters.
You can also take the journey the other way around, from Dolánky to Malá Skála. The route is due to its gentle profile suitable also for families with small children, whom we can provide with balance bikes and for the very small ones we have croozer trailers for rent.