Szklarska Poreba on two wheels.

Anyone who tasted mountain biking doesn't need convincing about the strengths of this form of active recreation. Traversing mountain trails on two wheels makes it possible to cover longer distance than on foot, brings with it a sense of space and independence, often raises adrenaline level, and provides a lot of positive emotions.

Developing our offer for cyclists systematically, Szklarska Poreba aims to become the "Polish Cycling Capital".

The first complex of 12 cycling routes around Szklarska Poreba with a total length of 278.3 km was put to use in 2001. This was the beginning...

In order to meet the huge demand for this form of active recreation, the trails and coverage length expands on a yearly basis. The cycling routes run along the scenic roads of Karkonosze and the Jizera Mountains, only partially routed on roadways, so that after quickly leaving the city center (trails junction) one can immediately switch to the forest roads - mainly gravel ones. All the trails are looped, which means they can be freely combined with each other, and each of them will eventually lead you to the where you started from. Bridging the mountain trails on two wheels brings great satisfaction and unforgettable experience. We offer both easy routes for novice mountain bikers, as well as very difficult routes, raising the level of adrenaline to the maximum. Particularly beautiful bike paths have been set in the Jizera Mountains. When you drive on the plateau of the Jizera Mountains, while crossing the slope from the Black Mountains or the High Stone, all the time you will be accompanied by a beautiful panorama of the Karkonosze range, parallel to the trail.

Szklarska Poreba is a cyclists-friendly city. We have here the bike rentals, service stations and shops with equipment and bicycle accessories.

Our town is a great starting point for starting road trips into the Polish and the Czech Jizera Mountains and Karkonosze and an attractive tourist destination on either side of the border. The cycling routes of Szklarska Poreba combine trails surrounding Harrachov (CZ) for tourist-mountain border crossings.

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