On a bike or a footbike
The Bohemian Paradise – a cycling paradise
In the saddle to the tops or relaxing cycling trips through the river valley
The Bohemian Paradise and trips on scooter or bike are part and parcel of spending your holiday there. This region offers number of routes with very interesting destinations. No matter if you love history, nature or vernacular architecture, you will always find something interesting here.
Hrubý Rohozec - You can reach the chateau on a limestone cliff above Jizera either via the main road to Turnov or the red nature trail going past former ponds. You can get from the trail straight to the quadrangle of the chateau.
Bartošova pec - This unique nature place of interest can be reached by the blue trail, going past Vazovecký creek and Bezednice (a karst spring), historic fish storage pond, former mill houses and old buildings. There is a new asphalt road in the valley and that’s why is this area plentifully visited by in-liners. From Bartošova pec, which is an embouchure of a big underground cave, flows a strong stream, which becomes on the surface the above mentioned Vazovecký creek. From this point, you can return back via the same trail, or continue up to Frýdštejn.
Castle Frýdštejn - A fairytale castle rising above the valley of Malá Skála. You can reach it from the camp via the blue trail (past Bartošova pec). From Frýdštejn you can go to Malá Skála, where runs a long descend on a new asphalt road. Then you can return to Dolánky on Greenway Jizera cycle path.
Greenway Jizera - A cycle path running through Dolánky, Rakousy, Malá Skála and Líšný was completed and opened in 2013. In spite of the initial scepticism has the path been very favoured especially by cyclists and roller-skaters. The cycle path connects in this area two splendid localities – Malá Skála and Dolánky u Turnova, both of which are plentifully visited by tourist and watermen. The aim of the path was to create a pleasant and undemanding route passing through the scenic valley of Jizera and continue in using the historical function of the river as a connecting line between villages and cities.
Hrad Valdštejn - the ruin of the castle is one of the dominants of this region. Valdštejn can be reached either via the road (cycle trail nr. 4078) or past the observation tower Hlavatice via the red trail.
Observation tower Hlavatice – A secluded rock on a hill above Turnov offers extraordinary views of the landscape. During a nice weather is possible to see the Giant Mountains, Černá Studnice, Ještěd Ridge, hill Ralsko or castle Bezděz. You can get to Hlavatice via the red trail going below the chateau Hrubý Rohozec and past the train station Turnov-město. On your way to the observation tower is possible to visit a newly opened pub Hlavatice and directly below the observation tower is a small buffet, where you can buy postcards and tourist stamps (nr. 1466).
Town Turnov - A town, which in addition to shopping offers also interesting culture events and historic sights. You can visit for example the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise or reconstructed Jewish synagogue, Granát gallery or a summer cinema in Skálova street.
Rock city Hrubá Skála – a very attractive and popular area of sandstone rocks, which is also accessible on bicycle. A bike touring path is going from train station Turnov-město, through the centre of the rock city and ending in former spa Lázně Sedmihorky.
Town Železný Brod - is famous especially thanks to the production of cut glass products, jewellery and textile. What is worth visiting is a local museum of glass and you can also see number of architecturally interesting houses. Fans of technology can admire a unique small hydro-electric power station or visit a nearby power plant in Spálov.