Szklarska Poręba is located in the southern west of Poland. It is surrounded by the Karkonosze Mountains form one side, and by the Izery Mountains from the other. Picturesque, mysterious and full of active forms of rest. Hundreds of kilometres of trekking and cycling paths, breath-taking landscapes, nature curiosities, monuments and museums, minerals for treasure hunters, unique cultural, sports and entertainment events. And the crystal clean air!
Szklarska Poręba is one of the biggest Polish ski centres in the Sudety Mountains. Three cable railways, including Karkonosz-Ekspress, the longest in Poland seat for six people, a few ski lifts and well-prepared ski pistes allow both the beginners and advanced skiers to practice skiing.
Polana Jakuszycka, which is located in the Izery Mountains, is the paradise for cross-country skiers. Bieg Piastów (The Race of Piasts), the biggest in Poland and one of the biggest ski races in the world, is held here every year.
Szklarska Poręba is also Cycling Region. Both the youngest and the oldest fans of two wheels check their skills on 400 km of picturesque cycling paths. But first of all there are hundreds of paths designed for trekking for the whole year. Scenic landscapes resembling the high Alps and northern tundra, National Park and reserves. The stories full of magic and mysteries.
After the day full of activities on the trails, there are attractions in the town for the whole family. Rodzinny Park Rozrywki Esplanada (The Family Park of Entertainment) offers a play on the slide Alpine Coaster with the downhill drive “above the roofs” of Szklarska Poręba. In Dinopark you can stand face to face with reptiles which lived hundreds of millions years ago. In museums you can find out about minerals and fossils from the whole world, and also the universe, the story of the Mountain Ghost, go to a virtual trip on National Park, and even take part in nature laboratory research.
Summer is in full swing and so are the summer inspections of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup venues of the 2013/14 season.