Million-dollar hike on hillside of Praděd
Million-dollar hike on hillside Praděd will ascend to the upper border of the forest.
Beautiful ride through the preserve of the highest mountain in Moravia is offer by a woodland path between Karlova Studánka Charles and Červenohorské sedlo. If you can stand it, you will enjoy the summer cycling and cross-country skiing in winter.
From the car parking place (bus stop) near the former hotel Hubert in Karlova Studánka we will go up the road III / 450 towards Vidly, after 3 km, we will climb into the saddle Kóta (1003 m). Here we will turn left and enter the forest path that will take us through the silent and deep forests of the Praděd massif. Way alternately rises and descends through the hillside of the Prostřední vrch and Sokol (its bald top with the rocks is worth diversion by foot), overcomes the valley of the Kamzičí and Sokolí potoka (brook)so that it after many twists and beautiful views reaches the saddle at Videlský Kříž (Cross) (930 m, parking lots, roads III / 450 Vidly - Jesenik).
We will stay on the same side of the road and we follow the unmarked forest road, known as the Million dollar route (bikeway no. 6154). After three miles with little elevation path begins to climb steeply to the crossing above Vysoký vodopád (High waterfall), where it crosses the blue tourist mark from Bělá to Švýcárna (entrance on bike Natural park Praděd is prohibited). The path still rises to a height of about 1,180 meters, but then begins to decline and will reward us with several kilometers of downhill to the crossroad Pod skalami jeřábu (920 m). We have no choice but again step on the pedals, and ascend to the Červenohorské sedlo (1013 m).
The entire route is about 30 km. For the return journey from the Červenohorské sedlo to Karlova Studánka you can be use quite demanding and very busy route no. 6075 through Švýcárna, Ovčárna and Hvězda.
For cross-country skiing you can use 17 km stretch from Videlský kříž cross to Červenohorské sedlo. The trail is not maintained, but on older snow is usually fairly travelled and especially for cross-country romantics it offers a nice mix of solid conditions and winter conteplation. To return to your starting point, you can use the classic route Ovčárna - Červenohorské sedlo and from Švýcárna blue connection across the top of the Velký Děd to the crossroads of above Vysoký vodopád (track uncertain, is wind and fog difficult orientation).