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Autumnal bike explorations of the Czech Krkonoše

 
Autumnal bike explorations of the Czech Krkonoše

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Created/Edited: Oct 6, 2010 / Oct 17, 2011

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Autumnal bike explorations of the Czech Krkonoše

It's now the fourth time I ride my bicycle (or rather a different one each time !) in the Czech Krkonoše.
The southern mountainside of this range, unlike the Polish one, is particularly rich is cycling possibilities, thanks to the dense network of tracks (which make as many skitouring routes in winter, a popular sport in Czech Republic).
Unlike the Northern side again, which stands a bit like a wall, the southern one is a complex network of valleys, dug by magnificent rivers. The Autumn is a particularly nice season to explore them.
This album is a compilation of landcscape pictures taken during my rides in the Czech Krkonoše, by some coincidence all during autumn. Or almost, that's the season I like most in this corner of Europe !

The four trip reports of each of them can be found on MBPost:

- A not so sober ride to Labská Louka, from Harrachov
- A ride to Luční Hora, combined with a visit of Obří důl
- Poland's steepest road and the sources of the Elbe
- Lasocki ridge, Jelenka hut and the French road

I'm currently adding pictures for the last one so check out for the last added pictures of this album, they don't appear on top but they are not the worse !

p.s: Having made this album, I thought a similar one for the Polish side would be welcome too...

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Liba Kopeckovathanks Erico

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

for posting photos from my homeland... you know more than I do...
Posted Oct 6, 2010 3:03 pm

visentinRe: thanks Erico

visentin

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Thanks ! This month I managed to go twice and my knowledge of Karkonosze has grown suddenly. I realized I didn't know much of it before.
I must say I love CZ Republic... I don't know why. Everything is zen, quiet, people are clean, not messy, not stressed either. Houses are nice, streets are clean. When I return from CZ to PL sometimes it feels like returning to Uzbekistan...
There are not many people to who I manage to explain this feeling, especially Poles who are very susceptible...
Posted Oct 6, 2010 4:04 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: thanks Erico

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

wow... I was wondering what Dorota things about this... well, thank you.
I still remember having similar feelings years back when I was crossing from the communist Czechoslovakia to Austria, and now there is no difference...
Posted Oct 6, 2010 5:37 pm

visentinRe: thanks Erico

visentin

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Well, Dorota is kind of special, she studied Czech phylology and feels also the same attraction to this country. But true, when I mention how mad the poles are driving and how rough in maneers they sometimes can be, she's kind of angry ! :) As for CZ/AT contrast, I did feel it when returning from Wien to Brno. When you reach Mikulov it stills feel "Austrian" but after the long portion of road look kind of dodgy for a while, with old broken adverts here and there... But once in Brno it looks fine again. Some parts of CZ look worse than others. Krkonosze looks very neat and clean, but the surroundings of Adrpasské Skaly, still a lot of work ahead to make everything look nice !
Posted Oct 7, 2010 2:30 am

Diego SahagúnWhy have...

Diego Sahagún

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you posted it here and not in www.mbpost.com?

Gracias
Posted Oct 8, 2010 5:07 am

visentinRe: Why have...

visentin

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If you read the few lines, you would see it is on MBPost as 3 TR. But why not posting landscapes pictures here a bit ?
Posted Oct 8, 2010 5:19 am

Diego SahagúnRe: Why have...

Diego Sahagún

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Is this a mountain bike site?
Posted Oct 8, 2010 5:24 am

visentinRe: Why have...

visentin

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Diego, that's your opinion. But that's my choice. Just ignore it if it disturbs you. Thanks.
Posted Oct 8, 2010 5:30 am

MarkDidierNice Album!

MarkDidier

Voted 10/10

Next to hiking, I can't think of a better way to enjoy the mountains than on a bicycle.

Thanks for posting.
Mark
Posted Oct 10, 2010 10:45 am

visentinRe: Nice Album!

visentin

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Thanks ! Nice to see some people appreciate it. In some way I'm a bit off-topic, considering the presence of the brother site, but I posted landscapes there only (exception made for my face). I'm glad you like it.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 4:12 pm

MarkDidierRe: Nice Album!

MarkDidier

Voted 10/10

I did a couple of long distance bicycle tours - nearly 30 years ago. These were my first trips to the mountains and the first opportunity for me to go hiking...so I guess I have a soft spot in my heart for bicycle touring.

I have submitted an album (North Shore of Lake Superior) and a TR (Blue Ridge Parkway) to SP, so you are not alone in submitting this type of info on SP. Bicycling submittals can make for good beta (IMHO) as they can point out areas that may be of interest to both hikers and climbers.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 5:52 pm

visentinRe: Nice Album!

visentin

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Thanks for the links. Yes, great trips ! Imho there shouldn't be a brother site like MBPost. People who only cycle do not take photos, those who post on MBPost are a bit the mountaineer kind, and thus biking is a bit something complementary, like what skiing or rockclimbing are to mountains in general. I think they should have implemented instead an "activity" feature in Summitpost instead.
Posted Oct 14, 2010 5:24 am

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