The Krušnohorská magistrála (The Krušné hory Mountains Cross-Country Skiing Trail)

Czech Republic

Cheb – Františkovy Lázně – Skalná – Plesná – Luby – Kraslice – Bublava – Horní Blatná – Boží Dar – Klínovec – Měděnec – Přehrada Přísečnice – Hora Sv. Šebestiána – Načetín – Kalek – Hora Sv. Kateřiny – Mikulovice – Nová Ves v Horách – Mníšek – Klíny – Flájská přehrada – Nové Město – Mikulov – Cínovec – Fojtovice – Krásný Les – Nakléřov – Tisá – Děčínský Sněžník – Děčí

GPS coordinates

50° 24' 8.28" N, 12° 58' 25.68" E

Intended for

Active sportpeople
Cross-country skiing

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Across the entire Krušné hory Mountains you can ride on the 242 km long Krušnohorská
magistrála. In summer, it is being used by hikers and cyclists while in winter it is a paradise
for white trail lovers. The Krušnohorská magistrála is the main path for people who love
cycling, which leads them through the whole mountain range from the very Western part
of the republic at Cheb as far north as the Northern-Bohemian Sněžník located near Děčín,
where it connects to the Labská trail.

Walking along this route you will find many natural and also technical attractions and you can
find pleasure with wonderful views of the countryside or you can observe rare local fauna and
flora. Along the Krušnohorská magistrála you can also find more or less famous mountain
villages and towns with museums and local monuments that are worth visiting. When you
happen to be hungry, there are many local pubs and taverns in the area.

And where exactly does the Krušnohorská magistrála lead? The trail starts in Cheb at the
Skalka water reservoir and then it goes through the famous spa town of Františkovy Lázně
to Kraslice, which is known for the production of musical instruments. From there it starts
to rise steeply into the Krušné hory Mountains ridge. You will pass the mountain village of
Bublava and run into Horní Blatná. There you can visit a local museum focused on the history
of ore mining in the village surroundings. It is also worth it to leave the trail here and make
a short detour to the Zitina view-tower above the village on the Blatenský hill. On the way
there do not forget to stop at the natural attraction of Vlčí jámy, which was created by troughs
from the former Wolfgang mine and which retains some snow fall even in the summer. The
greatest tourist attraction of the village is the Blatenský příkop ditch that is a unique technical
monument in the Krušné hory Mountains. This rare 12 km long water reservoir was used for
water supplies for Krušné hory mines and later for factories. Along the Blatenský příkop ditch
a nature trail was built which maps its history and importance for the economic development
of the region.

The Blatenský příkop ditch leads you almost as far as Boží Dar, the highest located market-
town in Central Europe that is also famous as the home of a well-known Czech cross-
country skier, Lukáš Bauer. You can take a short break during a walk along the nature trail
through the Božídarské rašeliniště peat moor. Not far from there you will find another natural
attraction - the highest Central-European volcano, a basalt mountain named Špičák. From
Boží Dar, there is a demanding climb to the highest peak of the Krušné hory Mountains,
Klínovec (1,244 m). Its famous view-tower is already expecting its difficult reconstruction but
the view of the countryside is also pleasant from the ground surrounding it.

From Klínovec, you will comfortably go down to Měděnec, where there is the gallery of Our
Lady of Remedies. The next part of the Krušnohorská magistrála leads along the ridge and
therefore the elevation is not high and you can enjoy the beauty of the countryside. You will
go across the Přísečnice water reservoir and then you will cross the main road from Chomutov
to the border crossing of Hora Svatého Šebestiána. There you will continue through Načetín
and Kalek to Hora Sv. Kateřiny with a view-tower on the Růžový hill. In nearby Nová Ves
you can visit the Novoveské museum which displays folk crafts that are typical for the region.
After going through Mníšek you will come to the village of Klíny which offers many sports
activities throughout the year. Its main attraction is a local ecologic farm and the centre of

forgotten folk crafts from the Krušné hory Mountains. The trail then takes you to the Flájská
přehrada dam. Its hollow dike is a Czech rarity. Near the dam there is another technical
attraction - the Fláje floating canal, used for floating wood to Saxon Freiberg, where the wood
was processed and made into charcoal. When you return to the Krušnohorská magistrála
it then leads you to the winter sports centres of Nové Město and Mikulov. Then you will
continue through the border crossing in Cínovec to Fojtovice, where we recommend a short
detour to the Komáří hůrka peak. There is the longest and oldest cable car without any middle
stop in the Czech Republic and the view from this point over the České středohoří highlands
and the town of Teplice is just wonderful.

From there the trail starts to slope down slowly and you will go through Krásný Les and
Nakléřov to the village of Tisá, a bizarre rocky town. The last climb is to the peak of
Děčínský Sněžník which has a stone view-tower that is said to be one of the most beautiful
view-towers in our country. In Děčín, you can connect to the Labská cycling path since the
Krušnohorská magistrála finishes there.

Photo gallery

Krušnohorská magistrála
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Passage of the route