To the power station Dlouhé Stráně
Dlouhé Stráně belong to the most interesting places in the Jeseníky mountains. This unique piece of engineering is accessible throughout the year. In summer you can go sightseeing by bus to the upper reservoir power station (1350 meters above the sea level), where you will enjoy magnificent views of the Jeseníky mountains.
In the summer you can be easily go up by the sightseeing bus from the information center in Kouty nad Desnou, or go on foot along an asphalt road from the upper station of the 6-seater funicular from Kouty to the corner to Medvědí hora (Bear Mountain). This easy route full of prospects and suitable for small children are described below.
Points of Interest
The third largest pumped storage plant in the world and the largest water plant in the Czech Republic. Most objects plant is located underground, in the mountain massif Mravenečník. Work significantly affected the original mountain landscape.
The lower and upper reservoir are interesting in their scope and location. Around the top of the tank, which resembles Speedskating track, visitors can go around on inline skates. You can borrow directly in the ski stall Kouty.
From the lower parking lot ski resort Kouty the lower station of the cableway climb up through Koutecký les (Koutecky forest) - a natural museum of sculptures representing traditional trades: charcoal men and charcoal kiln, woodsmen, workers at the forest railway and herders. Everywhere among them abound forest elfs, grandpas mushrooms, fearsome demons and quaint forest scary monsters. It will appeal to both children and adults.
Transport and Services
Accessibility by car, parking: Kouty nad Desnou lies below Červenohorské sedlo on the road I / 44 linking Šumperk and Jeseník.
Accessibility by public transport: Train from Šumperk to the final station Kouty nad Desnou. From here, about 500 meters walk to the information center Kouty ski resort.
Refreshments: In the ski resort area there are restaurants and fast food options.
Accommodation: In Kouty nad Desnou at hotel Musil (located in the immediate vicinity of the ski resort) or apartments (within the ski areal). In the surroundings you can also find accommodation in the hotel Dlouhé Stráně or in private houses. More on www.navstivtejeseniky.cz.
Medvědí hora (Bear Mountain), the upper cable car station (1095 m) – Dlouhé stráně, the upper reservoir (1350 m) and back.
Length: 5 km / 1:50 hours, with a return of 10 km / 2:45 hours. Tours of the plant takes about 3 hours.
Vertical drop: + 40 / -40 m
Description: Throughout unmarked asphalt road
Maps and guidebooks: Hrubý Jeseník (KČT no. 55), Jeseníky - Praděd, Králický Sněžník (Shocart no. 58), Jeseníky Mountains, Králický Sněžník – bicycle (Shocart no. 118)
Accessibility by bike: Very difficult trail with an elevation of about 800 m suitable for mountain, trekking and road bikes. Excellent views, asphalt surface.
Information Center PVE Dlouhé Stráně, Kouty Ski Resort, 788 11 Kouty nad Desnou 1, tel: 585 438 100, 583 283 282