About Giant Mountains
Giant Mountains are the highest and most famous mountains in the Czech Republic. They are situated in the north-east of the Czech Republic on the borderline between Czech Republic and Poland.
The highest mountain of the Czech Republic – Sněžka (1602 meters above sea level) is connected by cableway with Pec pod Sněžkou, is located in the Giant Mountains.
Giant Mountains can pride on their beauty as well as natural resources. On this rather small territory you can find 21 species of plants and animals that do not live anywhere else in the world.
The countryside is interwoven by many water streams and rivers with several beautiful waterfalls. The biggest Czech river, Elbe, springs here. Deservedly this territory was proclaimed the first Czech national park, KRNAP, and recently also Unesco biospherical reserve.
In winter, the Giant Mountains are the largest and most popular winter sports centre in the Czech Republic. Here, in the cradle of Czech skiing, there is a large number of modern and superbly-equipped ski resorts such as Harrachov, Rokytnice nad Jizerou, Spindler’s Mill, Jánské Lázně, Pec pod Sněžkou, etc.
In summer, visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural mountain sceneries thanks to the many well-marked trails not only for hiking but also for cycling.