A treat for runners
Szklarska Poręba is a cult place for practicing endurance sports – a place where every year groups of runners, both amateurs and professionals, come to test their abilities and condition. We encourage you to try your strength and admire the beauty of the area. Picturesque, mountainous terrain, dense forest, wonderful microclimate and clean air – nothing more is needed to start your adventure with mountain jogging. Thanks to the unique location of our hotel close to the main routes, you can quickly reach the designated starting point. We suggest safe running routes below.
Szklarska Poręba and its surroundings offer as much as 450 km of bicycle paths with various degrees of elevation and advancement. To provide you with the full opportunity to take advantage of the invaluable opportunities offered by the Platinum Mountain Hotel & SPA area, we offer bikes of various classes: electric, mountain, road and scooters for children. We also offer assistance in their selection – even if so far this form of activity was foreign to you, we will take care of your comfort and safety. Recommended cycling routes can be found at the Tourist Information point.
Attractions for the whole family
Tourism in the Giant Mountains is also a place full of entertainment, especially recommended as a way to spend free time for the whole family. Outdoor activities, places full of secrets as well as those that delight and impress with their traditions and craftsmanship – all this is within easy reach, within a radius of just a dozen kilometers from the hotel. Interesting experiences and great fun for the whole family guaranteed. We encourage you to visit the most attractive places in the vicinity of Szklarska Poręba.
Valley of Palaces and Gardens
It is situated at the foot of the Giant Mountains. The Valley of Palaces and Gardens is a unique complex of 30 beautiful buildings – castles, palaces and manors, including such unusual places as: Palace in Staniszów, Palace on the Water in Staniszów Dolny, Palace in Wojanów, Palace in Łomnica, Castle in Karpniki, the Palace in Pakoszów and the Spiż Palace in Miłków. These and other charming places invite you to learn about their rich, long history, which is an inseparable part of the region’s culture.
Śnieżne Kotły is an excellent vantage point with a panoramic view of the Karkonosze, the Jizery Mountains, the Kaczawskie Mountains, the Rudawy Janowickie and the Jelenia Góra Valley. In good weather, you can see Ślęża in the Sudeten Foreland.
Photography: Daniel Koszela
Thanks to hotel’s perfect location at the bottom of Szrenica Mountain, the Guests of our hotel have a unique opportunity to go on a hiking trip to the highest peak of Szklarska Poreba. Szrenica is an ideal viewpoint on the Jelenia Góra Valley and the Jizera Mountains, but also a point from which you can continue your route, to Śnieżne Kotły or to the rocks called Trzy Świnki (Three Pigs) on the Polish-Czech border.
A unique place, characteristic by a unique, polar climate, in the Jizera Dark Sky Park, which attracts many tourists from distant parts of Poland. The shelter is also famous for its delicious, fluffy pancakes with cheese and Jizera blueberry.
Photo: Daniel Koszela
The Giant Mountains are not only the largest peaks, but also exceptionally charming ranges of lower mountains, such as the Jizera Mountains, which are appreciated by lovers of cycling and hiking. We encourage you to go on a tour starting from the Orle Shelter, a tourist hostel, the remains of the Carlsthal settlement (colony) created by the glassworkers.
Have you ever dreamed of reaching the clouds? Now it is possible thanks to the newly created viewing platform in the nearby town of Świeradów-Zdrój. From the top of the tower there is a beautiful view of the health resort and the mountain landscape. Returning from SkyWalk can be easy-peasy thanks to a 105-meter slide, and a bit of adrenaline will be increased by relax on a tear drop-shaped net and a walk on the glass platform.
Julia Crystal Factory
When visiting our hotel, you can find small crystal masterpieces from the regional Julia Crystal Glassworks. During the tour you will be able to learn about the extremely interesting history of the glassworkers and admire the production process up close, as well as learn the secrets of glassmaking during the workshops.
The most famous cross-country skiing center in Lower Silesia and Poland. Polana Jakuszycka offers many routes prepared for cross-country and ski hiking, there are professional and tourist routes.
Photo: Daniel Koszela
Chojnik Castle was built in the 14th century by prince Bolek II as one of the elements of the fortifications of the principality’s borders. Visitors can listen to legends, including the legend about Kunegunda, see the pillory, shoot the crossbow and climb the tower from which there is a picturesque panorama of the Giant Mountains and Jelenia Góra Valley.
St. John Mine. Adits of zinc and cobalt ore mines operated here from the 16th to the 19th century. The mine can be visited by following the educational and tourist path “In the footsteps of the ancient ore mining”. On the 8 km route, there are 12 overground stations and an underground route with a length of 350 m.
Medieval wooden Wang Temple in Karpacz. It was built in the 12th century in the town of Vang in southern Norway in the early Christianization period of Scandinavia, and its architecture combines elements of Romanesque and Nordic folk art. The temple is made of Norwegian pine, which is saturated with resin and shows remarkable durability.
A defensible castle located in the town of Sucha, Leśna municipality, on the Leśniański Lagoon on Kwisa in the Polish part of Upper Lusatia.
The capital of the Czech Republic is famous for its huge castle complex and unique climate. Centuries ago, Prague attracted the most eminent artists, earning itself the title of the “Golden City” – a symphony of beauty and elegance. Take your time while strolling through the streets of Prague, as they are full of mysterious places.
Winter in the Giant Mountains means beautiful, white views of snow-covered trees, mountains and many cross-country tracks. Polana Jakuszycka is one of the most recognizable places on the map of Poland when it comes to cross-country skiing, and it is an ideal place for everyone – beginners and advanced ones. If you love mountain trips and walks, cross-country skiing is a perfect solution for winter days.
Szklarska Poręba is an ideal place for lovers of snow madness. In close proximity to the Platinum Mountain Hotel & SPA, there is the Ski Arena Szrenica ski lift, which offers 12 km of slopes with a snowmaking system covering 100% of the area intended for downhill skiing or snowboarding. The routes are varied in terms of difficulty, so every more or less experienced skier will be able to ski on a slope adapted to their abilities.
This famous Czech town is a paradise for winter sports fans. The Harrachov Ski Center, which is regularly snowed and groomed, is waiting for downhill skiing enthusiasts, and for cross-country skiers there are 30 km of ski runs around the town.
Ski & Sun Świeradów-Zdrój is a true paradise for skiers. The 2,500-meter-long illuminated route with an extremely varied slope is constantly snowed and prepared to satisfy the most demanding lovers of white madness. A very modern gondola lift, 2,172 meters long and 8-person gondolas, is able to transport 2,400 people per hour. The snow groomer aligns the route twice a day, which also allows for an unforgettable night ride.
Also ice swimming enthusiast may find something for themselves in Szklarska Poręba. The Podgórna Waterfall located in Przesieka is known not only for its beautiful appearance, but also for the fact that winter swimming are organized several times a year, in winter. After a frosty bath, ice swimmers can use a special sauna where participants of the swim can warm up immediately after surfacing.
Lower Silesia Sport Center
The Lower Silesian Sports Center at the Polana Jakuszycka, which attracted many fans of activity. Soon, sports enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of it. Cross-country and biathlon routes, a football pitch, a running track, a roller-skating track, an indoor swimming pool, a toboggan hill and a bicycle hill for children and adolescents will be built here.