The relaxing, densely forested mountain range with spruce on the border with the Czech Republic is astonishing in its nature and clearly distinguishes itself from the higher and more frequently visited Karkonosze, which, if you choose a good day for a trip, can also enthrall with its rugged landscapes. The exposure of the Mountains to cool winds from the north has resulted in a unique microclimate – average temperatures on the peaks are several degrees lower than in mountains of similar height, and the landscapes resemble Alaska more than other places in our part of the continent.
The surrounding area offers countless opportunities for active recreation. You can ride dozens of kilometers of bike trails, including the famous single-track paths. In winter, the cold plateau of the Izera Mountains becomes a paradise for cross-country skiers. The resort on the Polana Jakuszycka maintains nearly 100 km of trails, the average snow cover in the season is 1.5 meters, and a solid snowfall in May is not unusual. Those thirsty for downhill skiing can try the resorts on Szrenica or in Świeradów-Zdrój. The ski trails do not compare in length with those of the Alps, but the slope exposures are decent and a day trip is well worth considering.
When you add to this the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate at the thermal pools in Cieplice, it makes a holiday in these parts of Poland a real feast for the body.
The building of the old Protestant school from 1913 in Kwieciszowice bought their hearts with its history, many original elements, a hectare of garden overlooking the Kaczawskie Mountains, sometimes called the “Land of Extinct Volcanoes” and thousands of stars sparkling in the sky at night. “When we first came here five years ago, we could not believe that such places still existed,” they recount.
Note: if you travel by public transportation and indicate this when booking your accommodation, many hosts can pick you up from the final station. It is always worth asking!
Kwieci – a boutique guesthouse with a soul at the foot of the Izera Mountains. The owners, Łukasz and Piotr, are the heroes of our story about the Sudetes
Pokój i Spokój – a rustic guesthouse in an old stone house. The climate of the French province in the middle of Lower Silesia
Dolina Harmonii – a secluded, forest eco-style guesthouse near the medieval settlement in Kopaniec – the site of the “Perski Izerski” fair described on our website
Czerwony Dworek – a historic late Baroque stone house at the foot of the Karkonosze run with great passion by Maciej
Stacja Turystyczna „Orle“ – rooms of mountain shelter standard on the premises of a former glass factory in the middle of the Izera Mountains. Some of the most beautiful ski and bike trails in the region intersect here – you can get there and stay put for your entire stay! Website in Polish