Špindlerův Mlýn and Krakonoše isn't only about winter sports and winter fun. Many people come to Krakonoše and Špindlerův Mlýn in spring or summer to enjoy the many sporting opportunities, including cycling.
The most popular cycle route starts in Špindlerův Mlýn and ends in Lánov
Since Krakonoše is a protected national park, some routes are inaccessible to cyclists. However, there are hundreds of kilometres of super trails for mountain bikes, trekking bikes and road bikes. One of the most popular routes begins in the heart of Špindlerův Mlýn and continues to Svatý Petr towards Pláň. From there, continue towards Kopřivník, Strážné after the Mlýnské Domky to the Kamenný Mlýn. For those who want to continue, head for Dolní Dvůr and on to Lánov. This popular route is around 22km and is among the most scenic routes to take from Špindlerův Mlýn. Elevation is as high as 700m, which makes it a great challenge!
Another popular route from Špindlerův Mlýn, is the trail from Medvědín to Jilemnice via Horní Mísečky, through Třídomí and the town Na Rovince. From there, head for Benecko through Horní Štěpanice. From Horní Štěpanice, go to Hrabacov and a long downhill cruise to Jilemnice. This route is slightly longer than the first route and has a climb of 750m.
Mountain bike adrenaline on the slopes
A great experience can be had on the mountain bike ski slopes in Špindlerův Mlýn. For 300 CZK per day, you can enjoy the thrills and adrenaline of the slopes on a bike. The technically demanding track is around 3km long and runs down the blue slope, with the start at the top chairlift station at Svatý Petr – Pláň. We highly recommend the energy-saving option of the chairlift which runs through the summer and will transport both you and your bike free of charge in the summer months.
Take a rental bike, and visit a local pub
Špindlerův Mlýn has many bike rental and equipment suppliers so you don't have to bring your own bike, and rental prices are reasonable. On your cycling tours, why not stop off at the pubs, snack bars and restaurants where you can sample local specialities and refreshments? There you can recharge your batteries for the next stage of your travels in this scenic world.