From December to late February (or later) could be impossible to ride here due to the snow
By this trail you'll travel from the Liberec beautiful and big town hall to a small village in the border with Germany. You'll be able to ride by forest paths a 85% of the trip without seeing any asphalt.
You'll go across a small airport, climbing to diferent hills,follow the "Students forest", watching some beautiful big rocks, crossing the border with Germany and finishing with a singletrack trail changing every 5 meters from Czech Republic to Germany.
Finally you can relax in Kristyna lake in Hradek Nad Nisou, have a beer in a typical czech bar and going back to Liberec by train (that only will take you 18 minutes and 32Kc for you and maybe 25 for your bike, it depends on the train conductor)
Need to Know
Some hard climbs. Take some chocolate, energy bars and isotonic drink. This trip can take you more than 2 hours and a quarter even if you are in good physical condition.
Take some money for the train ticket.
This is my favourite route to go from Liberec to Hradek Nad Nisou at the moment. My friend Standa showed it to me and I usually enjoy it.
It's not difficult to find the way, its a wide tipycal "german style" path in the nature, far from a singletrack trail, but which at least allows you to use your mountain bike in non asphalted tracks.
The tracks are always wide except in two parts, not very long, which allow you to experience a singletrack experience for some minutes.
There are three different long climbs, two of them quite hard.
You must be fit to ride this route in less than two and a half hours without any stops.
History & Background
At the end of the trip in Hradek Nad Nisou you can visit the Tobias skeleton at the information point in the Town Hall square. The legend says that it was a vampire because they found him buried with the face down to avoid the light beams.
Be careful if you arrived at night. Tobias will be waiting for you.
My friend Stanislav Dvoran, organizer of Hradek Nad Nisou Triathlon, showed me this route.