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Let’s ride on push scooters from Mt. Jested!
17 August @ 8:40 am - 7:05 pm
Do RSVP here, but to be confirmed on this trip, you have to (!) book your spot on Discovering Prague website here:
have you ever enjoyed a long downhill ride on a push scooter? Here is your chance!
LOGISTICS & PLAN OF THE DAY
We will meet on Saturday August 17th at 8:40 AM, at the bus station “Cerny most” – outside of metro B terminus of the same name. Walk out of the metro and take stairs down. The meeting point is outside of a big yellow RegioJet bus heading for Liberec.
The bus journey to the center of Liberec takes just over an hour. We’ll change here for a tram and after 20 min get off at the highest tram stop in the Czech Republic (!) right under the Mt. Jested.
The hike from the tram terminus to the peak is only about 3,5 km long but relatively steep and demanding, overcoming almost 500 meters / 1500 ft of vertical gain!
Mt Ještěd is with 1012 meters/3320 ft a.s.l. the highest peak of the Jested – Kozakov Ridge. It got remarkably well known around 1970, when on the top was erected an architectural gem of TV tower, which became the landmark of the whole region.
The view from the top is breath-taking. You’ll see much of Bohemia as well as parts of Poland and Germany!
After a light refreshment break (kiosk food like hot dog, etc, or a soup in the hotel restaurant), we’ll pick up the scooters and set off on a 12 km/7.5 miles long downhill ride! The ride should take us 60-90 minutes, depending on how much we stop to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.
Krystofovo Valley is a lovely old village declared a conservation area for its picturesque timber framed cottages. It also boasts the only village “orloj” astronomical clock in the country and a historical railway viaduct.
After returning the scooters, we’ll go for a late lunch in one of the valley’s restaurants and then for a short sightseeing walk around the village.
A 20 minutes train ride will bring us back to Liberec, where we’ll change for a RegioJet bus to Prague. Expected return back to Cerny most is 7:05 pm. As always a delay is possible, so don’t plan anything critical for after the trip.
The hike to the peak of Mt. Jested is only 3,5 km long but relatively demanding (480 meters/1574 feet of altitude gain) followed by 12 km of downhill push scooter ride (not too steep – on average some 5-10% incline)
BRING WITH YOU
Good walking shoes, light windproof jacket or a fleece for the peak of Mt. Jested, water and a small snack, sunglasses, sunscreen and (optional) cycling gloves for the scooter ride.
790Kc or 590Kc with Discovery Pass*
Includes all the transportation cost (bus & train & Liberec tram fares), scooter rental, guiding and organization.
To be confirmed on the trip, you have to (!) book your place on Discovering Prague & CZ website here:
Children under 16 pay 590 CZK (create a separate order for them an enter ‘child16’ coupon code at the checkout)
*What is “Discovery Pass”? Learn here:
You can use benefit cards or vouchers to pay for this trip! We accept Sodexo Flexi Pass Card and vouchers, Edenred Card and vouchers and Benefity.cz card! To learn how to pay for Discovering Prague & CZ events with your Employee benefit card and vouchers go to this page: https://discoveringprague.cz/how-to-pay-by-employee-benefits/
I look forward to hiking & riding scooters with you!