Zittau Stage 1

Stage 1. Hrádek nad Nisou – Kryštofovo údolí (Christoph´s Valley)

FromHrádek nad Nisou – Main Square
To: Kryštofovo údolí (Christoph´s Valley)

Length: 16,6 km
Height profile: 451 m 336 m

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Route description

This route which is about 17 km long leads mostly through wood and field paths, apart from the few meters at the start in Hrádek. The whole stage is marked by yellow. About 3 km from Hrádek there is Renaissance chateau Grabštejn, which is worth visiting. The terrain is unchallenging with modest ups and downs all the way to Bílý kostel where you can stop for a refreshment.

Behind Bílý kostel the way leads up to a long hill all the way to Buk Republiky (Beech of the Republic – a memorable tree). The climbing should be without any issues. However, you can slow down and use Křížový potok (Cross Creek) for cooling down and rest. Close to Buk Republiky you can visit ruins of Roimund castle. Descending down to Kryštofovo údolí through the woods alongside a mumbling creek should be a pleasant experience, which might end up in bathing at the lido on the outskirt of Kryštofovo údolí. You can re-fill your water supply in Bílý Kostel.

Points of Interest

Grabštejn – state castle and chateau
Bílý Kostel nad Nisou – village