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Ascent to the Lookout Žalý

Ascent to the Lookout Žalý
K rozhledně Žalý
Benecko 190, 51237 Benecko
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Visit the only lookout tower in the Giant Mountains from which during a favorable weather you could see an unrepeatable panoramic view. You could enjoy not only the Giant Mountains but also wide surrounding areas. From the central parking lot at Benecko 800 m above the sea level (near the hotel Skalka) firstly folow the red tourist path uphill along the paved road towards the hotel Kubat 800 m above the sea level. Then leave the main road and continue in parallel with it to the hotel Zlata Vyhlidka. From there climb Predni Zaly 1019 m above the sea level to a popular tourist lookout tower. From the gallery of the original (later restored) 18 m high building of count Harrach in case of a good weather we can see not only the peaks of the western Giant Mountains, the highest mountain in the Czech Republic Snezka, but also landmarks of nearby foothill. An adjoining wooden cottage offers refreshments and basic souvenirs. After a well-deserved rest descent comfortably through Zapadni Zaly 1036 m above the sea level, then leave the red tourist sign before turning on the right into the woods and go straight ahead along a wide path down the hill to the hotel Zaly. Follow the yellow sign, return to the main road and from there follow the blue sign to get back to the parking lot 800 m above the sea level. Route length: about 6 km.