Although it is usually connected to Winter sports like downhill skiing andcross-country skiing, which are very popular in our country, it offers many opportunities to do other, less popular sport disciplines, which are gathering more and more fans.
The ski slopes of various difficulty levels allow you to ski or snowboard even in April. In 2010, a new ropeway, the Karkonosze Express, has been opened. This six-person “moving couch” is the longest and most modern such ski lift in Poland. It gets skiers to the top in 8.5 minute.
Jizera Mountains are well-known to classical skiing fans. They are the location of the Bieg Piastów race, organized for the last 35 years; it is the oldest and biggest mass event in Poland. Each year, the Bieg Piastów Association prepares and maintains 100km of cross-country tracks. And due to unusual microclimate, the snow cover persists from autumn to spring. Olympians from Poland and the Czech Republic train here. The tracks in Jakuszyce are recommended by e.g. Justyna Kowalczyk. This area has been appreciated by the International Ski Federation, which has granted Szklarska Poręba the rights to host the World Cup in cross-country skiing in 2012.
Szklarska Poręba and Jakuszyce are visited every year by sportspeople who have combined their love for physical activity with love for animals. A certain type of animals, to be more specific – sled dogs. After all, Szklarska Poręba, as one of the few Polish towns has perfect conditions for doing this magnificent sport – sled racing.
The melting snow reveals Szlarska Poręba’s potential for being an ideal location for a healthy, active leisure from spring to late autumn. Many connect our town with the Bicycle Center of Poland. There are over 400 km of cycle routes here, with various levels of difficulty, prepared both for the youngest, and for stunts. Each year, the biggest bike event in Poland is held here – Bike Action Festival.
Szklarska Poręba and its surroundings are also praised by all lovers of rock-climbing. Numerous rock formations with interesting shapes, are much of a challenge to them.
Szklarska Poręba is a place you can explore in many ways. People are more and more frequently found traveling with poles, as Nordic Walking gains popularity. It is an excellent form of active holidays for everyone, regardless their age, fitness or weight. And the tracks around Szklarska Poręba are ideal for doing this sport.
For those who wish to approach tourism from a different perspective, theme tracks were prepared. Hiking these trails, you can learn many interesting facts regarding Karkonosze, as well as improve your health with some movement.
Our guests visiting Szklarska Poręba with their families are offered the“Trip to trifle”, which is the Long Sztaudynger Touristic Trail, where one can not only enjoy beautiful landscape, but also with the works of the master of short forms of literature – Jan Sztaudynger, who had lived in our town for some time.
One of the favorite trails (especially highly-praised by children) is the awarded „Magical Trail of the Mountain Spirit” – a terrain game, touristic trail, fun, history and nature all in one. Our area also offers the Walloonian Trail leading to places, whose history dates back to Middle Ages.
Come to Szklarska Poręba! The alpinie climate allows you to regenerate your strength. Karkonosze and the Jizera, the mountains at the edge of which the town lies, have unique nature and landscape on the European scale. Such scenery is perfect for various forms of active holidays.
region make a fantastic place to live, rest and make money. In
Szklarska Poręba you can relax better!
- Cross country skiing (the center “Jakuszyce” offers over 100km of tracks)
- Downhill skiing (the SkiArena Szrenica and numerous municipal slopes offer 15km of tracks, most of which are snowed)
and cycling mountain touring (over 100km of marked hiking trails in
the mountains and the city surroundings as well as cycle routes with
joint length of 450km):
- Dog sleds
- Rock climbing
- Mountain canoeing