Landscape below Ralsko – paradise for cyclists
A guide to disappeared places around Ralsko

The landscape below Ralsko is ideal for trips. It is gently rolling, and offers a diversity of views into the landscape. The routes are hard-top, mostly asphalt and gravel. Join us in taking some trips along them. Come and discover the memory of the landscape with us. You'll find the remnants of villages and areas affected by troops having lived there. They have also preserved their uniqueness for more than seventy years in their undisturbed habitats. The routes suggested here lead away from the main routes and enable you to experience the unique atmosphere of this area.

 

Cycle route no. 1: Osečná | Ploučnice spring | Zábrdí | Náhlov ‡ | Medný farmyard † | Ostroh † | Hamr na Jezeře | Osečná | former places along the route † : Medný farmyard, Ostroh farmyard; areas affected by annexation‡: Náhlov; interesting places along the route: Ploučnice spring, Museum of Emigration to Brazil, Hamr na Jezeře


Jenišovský mill beside the spring Ploucnice, building from the 2nd half. 16th century
Jenišovský mill beside the spring Ploucnice, building from the 2nd half. 16th century
Overgrown pile of rubble that was all that remained of the former farm Ostroh
Overgrown pile of rubble that was all that remained of the former farm Ostroh

Difficulty I - easy length 23.7 km, elevation 343 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Cycle route no. 2: Hamr na Jezeře | Svébořice † | Nový Dvůr † | Pavlín Dvůr | Vranovské skály | Srní Potok | Ploučnice gorge | Hamr na Jezeře | former places along the route† : Svébořice, Nový Dvůr; areas affected by annexation‡: Pavlín Dvůr; interesting places along the route: Vranovské skály, Ploučnice gorge

Svébořice, remains of buildings after military occupation
Svébořice, remains of buildings after military occupation
gorge Ploučnice
gorge Ploučnice
Gradually overgrown path within the complex breeding horses New Dvora
Gradually overgrown path within the complex breeding horses New Dvora

Difficulty I - easy, length 25.5 km, elevation 295 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Cycle route no. 3: Náhlov (museum) | Medný farmyard †| Čertova jáma | Čertova stěna | Cetenov (Pinka) | Dolánky | Dehtáry (outdoor swimming pool) | Pod Jelínkou spring | Čertova zeď | Kotel linden trees | Zábrdí | Vlachové | Náhlov ‡ former places along the route† : Medný farmyard; areas affected by annexation‡: Náhlov; interesting places along the route: Čertova stěna, Pod Jelínkou spring, Čertova zeď, Kotel linden trees, Museum of Emigration to Brazil (Náhlov)

tribe of the oldest "Kotelská" linden
tribe of the oldest "Kotelská" linden
A trip around the Čertova Brook
A trip around the Čertova Brook
Gradually overgrown ruins of the courtyard of Medný, whose history dates back to the 14th century
Gradually overgrown ruins of the courtyard of Medný, whose history dates back to the 14th century
Remnants of sandstone troughs inside Medný courtyard
Remnants of sandstone troughs inside Medný courtyard

Difficulty II - medium, length 23.6 km, elevation 462 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Road under the Čertovou zdí
Road under the Čertovou zdí

Cycle route no. 4: Dolní Bukovina (outdoor swimming pool) | Podvicmanosvký mlýn | Strážiště | Zourovský mlýn† | Křída † | Olšina † | Kracmanovská křižovatka | Jabloneček † | Dolní Bukovina | former places along the route† : Zourovský mlýn, Křída, Olšina, Jabloneček; interesting places along the route: Podvicmanosvký mlýn, Land-art works in Jablonečko

Road under the Čertova zeď to the extinct village of Křída
Road under the Čertova zeď to the extinct village of Křída
Road from the extinct village Olšina, in the background Bezděz
Road from the extinct village Olšina, in the background Bezděz
Podvicmanovský mlýn
Podvicmanovský mlýn
Jabloneček, land-art work 2018
Jabloneček, land-art work 2018
Jabloneček, land-art work - Little Prince
Jabloneček, land-art work - Little Prince

Difficulty II - medium, length 29.1 km, elevation 511 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Jabloneček, the place where the land-art festival takes place
Jabloneček, the place where the land-art festival takes place

Cycle route no. 5: Chrastná - (outdoor swimming pool) | Holičky † | Česká Novina † | Zábělce † | Těšnov | Náhlov ‡ | Medný farmyard † | Černá Novina † | Chrastná | former places along the route†: Holičky, Česká Novina, Zábělce, Medný farmyard, Černá Novina; interesting places along the route: Museum of Emigration to Brazil (Náhlov)

The way from the extinct village of Česká Novina na Zábělce
The way from the extinct village of Česká Novina na Zábělce
Early evening in the place where the village was Zábělce
Early evening in the place where the village was Zábělce
Road to the extinct village of Černá Novina
Road to the extinct village of Černá Novina
Rest in the shade of linden trees in Černá Novina
Rest in the shade of linden trees in Černá Novina

Difficulty II - medium, length 23.4 km, elevation 509 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Road to the extinct village of Holičky
Road to the extinct village of Holičky

Cycle route no. 6: Hvězdov‡ (refreshments) | Nový Dvůr† | Svébořice† | Česká Novina† | samota Krby† | Křída† | Olšina† | Kracmanovská křižovatka | Dolní Okna† | Hvězdov former places along the route† : Nový Dvůr, Svébořice, Česká Novina, samota Krby, Křída, Olšina, Dolní Okna (Poustka); areas affected by annexation‡: Hvězdov

Novodvorský pond, on the opposite bank stood the farm Nový Dvůr
Novodvorský pond, on the opposite bank stood the farm Nový Dvůr
View from Ceska Novina, in the background Jested
View from Ceska Novina, in the background Jested
A place where there was a solitude Krby
A place where there was a solitude Krby
The extinct village of Křída and the view of Ještěd
The extinct village of Křída and the view of Ještěd
Path in the extinct village of Dolní Okna, on the right was the village Okna
Path in the extinct village of Dolní Okna, on the right was the village Okna

Difficulty I - easy, length 24.4 km, elevation 338 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Road to solitude Krby
Road to solitude Krby
Pond in the middle of the defunct village Svébořice
Pond in the middle of the defunct village Svébořice

Cycle route no. 7: Kuřívody - Kracmanovská křiž.† | Olšina † | Křída † (upper part) | Kostřice † | Proseč † | Jabloneček † | Chlum † | Prosíčka † | Horní Krupá † | Kuřívody

View from the road to Kostrice, on the meadow below stood the houses Křídy
View from the road to Kostrice, on the meadow below stood the houses Křídy
Kracmanovská intersection - view of Olšina
Kracmanovská intersection - view of Olšina
Installation in the village Kostřice
Installation in the village Kostřice
Crossroads of paths Proseč - Jabloneček
Crossroads of paths Proseč - Jabloneček

Difficulty II - medium (steep exits and descents) length 27.1 km, elevation 384 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes

Rock rooms in Horni Krupa
Rock rooms in Horni Krupa

Cycle route no. 8: Mimoň (municipal museum), Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher) | Hvězdov‡ | Skelná Huť ‡ | Hvězdov ‡ | Novodvorské rybníky ponds | Nový Dvůr † | Mimoň

A view from the bank of the Novodvorský pond towards Nový Dvůr
A view from the bank of the Novodvorský pond towards Nový Dvůr
Road from Nový Dvůr to Hvězdov, along the road there are remains of buildings
Road from Nový Dvůr to Hvězdov, along the road there are remains of buildings

Difficulty II - medium, length 23.1 km, elevation 230 m, suitable for trekking and mountain bikes