Lysá Hora hike in the Beskids

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Lysá hora is very famous within the region. While its height is not tremendous (1323 m), it’s very popular for locals to climb or cycle up, especially during sunny weekends. I wanted to show Anna the Beskids so how else to start than by climbing its highest mountain?

Going up

We started in Ostravice. You can get there comfortably by a train from nearby town Frýdlant nad Ostravicí. The first kilometres of the trail are quite boring because they simply follow the main road. However, it was nice for Anna walking past the local houses with architecture typical of the region. When you get a bit higher, the road is replaced by a paved track. Following the very well marked track (red painted symbols on the nearest trees or lamp posts) we soon arrived at Lukšinec where there is a nice tourist shelter where you can have a rest.

View from the top

From there, it was about an hour to the top. The top is quite disappointing to be honest. There are 3 restaurants, a tall concrete TV tower and even a bus stop. Czech Republic is famous for having a pub on nearly every hill but at Lysá hora they’ve perfected this tradition. But even if there were another 3 pubs, they can’t stop you from enjoying the views. On a good day you can see as far as the Tatras, a stunning Slovakian mountain range.

People still live quite simply here

Because we didn’t want to go back the same way, we chose to rather go to Frýdlant nad Ostravicí. It’s a bit further but you can see a bit of local countryside or have a drink in pub down in the village, and the track is less steep so a bit easier on the knees for the descent.

Hiked with Anna in May 2017. Photos taken by me and my lovely Sony a6000

About the Author

I lived a pretty ordinary life for a while. I did my studies, my second studies, my third studies, my first job, my second job, and my third job. I wasn’t really sure what’s going on so, in 2014, I left my home country (Czechia) to learn about the world. I’m still not sure what’s going on but I enjoy it much more. I lived in a few countries before settling in New Zealand.

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