Summer activities

Whether you spend your holiday hiking in the mountains or riding mountain bikes, the Krkonoše are always beautiful. Our apartments will stand for an ideal base for these activities. Vrchlabí and its surroundings offer wide range of opportunities to enjoy active summer holiday – from hiking, cycling, aqua park, tennis, golf, horseback riding, school of paragliding, parachuting or flying with glider, to riding on a bobsleigh track.  Among recommended places for trips are Žalý, Medvědín, and Horní Mísečky, and the spring of the river Elbe, Elbe waterfall, waterfall Pančava, Zlaté návrší and the Monument of Hanč and Vrbata (Mohyla Hanče a Vrbaty) are always worth seeing.

Beer festival in the Giant Mountains (Vrchlabí)

Beside the traditional presentation of 10 breweries, gustation of beers and competitions there is always plentiful cultural programme as a part of the festival. It always takes place in August.

Kněžice chalet is situated in altitude 700 metre between Vrchlabí and Benecko among woods and meadows.

At Kněžice chalet there is no need to be afraid to ride a horse. Even if you have never ridden a horse, you can try the feeling. There are horses suited for both beginners and for advanced riders. As it is not possible to learn horseback riding within a week or even a fortnight, only an informative training is provided. The rides are made to closest surroundings and to the Krkonoše Mountains National Park on border of which the Kněžice chalet is located. Children can enjoy a ride on a pony or a donkey. There are always trainers available happy to assist you while getting to know our horses.

Scenic flights above Krkonoše Mountains from Vrchlabí airport 

The airport is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 subject to good weather conditions. There is a possibility to eat in the bistro, parking is free. The airport is located at the direction to Pec pod Sněžkou. 

Bobsleigh track– Špindlerův Mlýn – an ideal destination for families with children, sportsmen and organised groups

The summer bobsleigh track in Špindlerův Mlýn offers an active way of time utilisation for tourists and active persons regardless age. It is located in the Bedřichov part of the town in immediate proximity of the hotel Harmony, approximately 10 minutes away from the town centre on foot.  There are also parking lots for cars and buses available 100 m from the bobsleigh track. The bobsleigh track with year-round operation opened on 7. 8. 1997. The effective design of the carts with brakes enables everyone to select the optimum speed and style of ride. The carts are designed for one or two persons. The track is 1,400 metre long featuring 22 bends, 3 tunnels and 5 abrupt level changes.

For more information please see the Vrchlabí town web site.