High bike - Giant Mountains

The fourth highest peak of the Giant Mountains is Vysoké kolo with an altitude of 1509 meters. It is also the largest rubble field in the entire Giant Mountains and the peak itself is formed by a rocky sea and separate rocks, only sparsely covered with grass. This cumulus mountain lies in the area of ​​the Czech-Polish state border and is accessible only from the Polish side.

Information for visitors

Adress: Vysoké kolo, Špindlerův Mlýn
GPS: 50.77697890, 15.56780810
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Interesting facts High bike - Giant Mountains

In 1888, a stone mound was built on top of the mountain, commemorating the Prussian Emperor William. In the direction from the Krkonoše ridge, only the old stone granite path leads to the top, which, however, is located in the Krkonoše National Park, so it is not marked in any tourist way and is inaccessible to the public. On the Polish side, the Friendship Road leads over the northern ridge to the mountain. The Big Wheel is about 5 km away from Horní Mísečky and about 8 km from Piechowice in Poland.

The mountain probably earned its name due to its oval shape and flat top. However, the mountain as a whole has different shapes from different parts of the world, while it resembles a specific stone pile most from the eastern point of view.

From the mentioned Route of Friendship, it is possible to enjoy the view of the Snow Pits, which falls almost vertically into a slope more than 200 m deep. Within the Krkonoše Mountains, it is one of the most important glacier boilers and sharp depressions are created in the slope adjacent to the Vysoká kolo. Cracked granite creates numerous cracks in a number of places, which are filled with water, which then turns into ice and shatters at low temperatures. The rock outcrops then gradually disintegrate and the rock walls are, as a result, divided into various protrusions, towers, gutters and nails in a number of places.


Author: Andrea Štyndlová