CZ, Ore Mountains – Route Across Klínovec and Boží Dar
In the morning we set out from Loučná pod Klínovcem for a day trip. Our route leads along the yellow trail along the road to Sportcentrum Klínovec (directly below the Klínovec mountain). Here is the signpost and we continue to the right along the red trail, right behind the ski lift turn off the road to the path lining the ski slope. From here it starts steeper but not so demanding and long ascent to the highest mountain of the Ore Mountains - Klínovec. At 1,244 m high there is a lookout tower, hotel and telecommunication tower. So far we have only 4 kilometers of pleasant journey almost without tourists.
However, the mountain calm leaves us because the peak is quite busy. The surrounding area is a very popular place for hikers, cyclists and runners. From Klínovec we continue along the red beautiful forest path that leads up to the ski slope at the lookout tower Boží Vyhlídka above the town Boží Dar. With its altitude of 1 028 m, the gift of God is the highest town in the Czech Republic.
Here we stay only for a quick lunch and continue on the trail leading through the national nature reserve Božídarské peat bog. The nature trail has 12 stops and is 3.2 km away. There is a typical carnivorous plant here - the sundew. Next to the road you will find a resting place and there is also a pointer that leads either back to Bozi Dar, or to the 3 km distant Božídarský špičák, which is the highest point of this protected area.
In Boží Dar we go to the square, before which we turn left and join the cycle route, which leads to the German Oberwiesenthal and measures 5 kilometers. We do not meet any cyclist, exceptionally few tourists, which is a very pleasant change from busy Klínovec and Baby Jesus' Route The whole route leads downhill, so it runs quite fast and soon we are in Oberwiesenthal. We cross the square, past the large church to the pedestrian state border leading to our starting and finishing point - the town of Loučná pod Klínovcem.
Text and photos: Veronika Schubertová
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