Giant Mountains

The Giant Mountains - the most beautiful mountains in Bohemia - tower in the north-west part of the East-Bohemian Region. This gorgeous landscape showing the traces of glacial activities is a national park with the area of 38 500 hectares.

The Giant Mountains are the most popular Czech mountains - not only because of their natural beauties, but also for their numerous recreation centres and holiday resorts. The holiday centres of Giant Mountains are ideal starting points for a great deal of strolls, hikes and outings.


There are numerous places of interest for tourists in this area and its vicinity. There are many marked hiking trails here (a trail to the source of the river Elbe, Buchar's trail from Horní Mísečky to Vrchlabí, romantic Weber's, trail through the White Elbe Valley, Šourek's trail through the Giant Hollow and the peat moss of Úpa to Výrovka). Who also seeks edification when hiking may use the nature trails "Černohorské rašeliniště" (Black Mountain peat moss) - a 4-km circle along the peak of the Black Mountain (Černá hora) or "Čertova strouha" (Devil's Race - 3 km), where a professional guide will provide information about a significant technical monument - anti-erosive dikes from the beginning of the 20th century.

Špindlerův Mlýn

The town of Špindlerův Mlýn is situated at the altitude of 715 to 1310 metres above see level in a picturesque valley of the river Elbe in the central part of the Giant Mountains. The resort of Špindlerův Mlýn is the most famous and popular tourist resort in the highest mountains of the Czech Republic. This mountain centre is haunted by tourists all the year round, which is mainly because of numerous leisure-time opportunities. Friends of various sports activities, hiking, cycling on a difficult hilly terrain will really pull it off in Špindleruv Mlýn. In winter this perfectly maintained skiing resort offers enjoyments by the scores. For those who prefer cross-country to down-hill skiing there is a variety of interesting difficult or less demanding tracks that lead through the charming nature of these mountains as yet untouched by civilization. The town of Špindlerův Mlýn has a lot more to offer if the field of untraditional sports - bobsleighing, which a unique experience for everybody, irrespective of age; or you perhaps wish to enjoy horse riding or increasing your adrenalin level by paragliding.

The autumn in Špindlerův Mlýn is the most beautiful season for hiking as the entire valley of the river Elbe is very colourful. The vast and well-kept network of hiking trails will bring you to unforgettable places where you can admire the wild nature of the mountains. Even if the weather is not nice, there is no call for you to be bored. Besides restaurants, wine houses and bars Špindlerův Mlýn offers dancing parties and discos, swimming pools at the hotels, tennis courts, fitness centres, saunas, bowling, squash, shooting practice as well as boat rental and fishing.There are large car parks, taxis, horse teams, bike rentals. Common consumer goods are available in town

At present, Špindlerův Mlýn belongs to the one of the most popular places by the winter sport fans because of the modern skiing resorts. In case you plan to visit this region, OREA HOTELS offer accommodation in, OREA HOTEL Horal and the OREA HOTEL Sklar.

Resort Horal Špindlerův Mlýn

Resort Horal Špindlerův Mlýn ****

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tel: +420 499 433 351, e-mail:

The Orea Resort Horal is located at the foot of the Kozí hřbety (mountain ridge) 900 m above sea level, near the Svatý Petr ski resort.


Resort Sklář Harrachov

Resort Sklář Harrachov ****

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tel: +420 481 560 111, e-mail:

The OREA Resort Sklar resort is located in a quiet setting at the forest’s edge about 700m above sea level. The hotel lies within 5 minutes’ walking distance from the centre of Harrachov.