Velký Javorník - Beskydy
One of the peaks in the foothills of the Beskydy Mountains is Velký Javorník, rising to a height of 918 m above sea level. and offering tourists a beautiful view of the surrounding area. In 1935, a tourist cottage was built on the top of Velký Javorník, and only since 2013 has there been an additional lookout tower. Every year, Velký Javorník attracts around thirty thousand tourists.
Information for visitors
Interesting facts Velký Javorník - Beskydy
View from the top of Velký Javorník
If you climb to the top of Velký Javorník and the weather is inclined, you can see Radhošť, Ondřejník, Kněhyně, Smrk and Lysá hora.
To the northwest you will see Štramberská Trúba and Kotouč. From the cities, Frýdek-Místek, Kopřivnice, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Nový Jičín, Ostrava or Havířov are in sight.
About Velký Javorník
The Beskydy peak is a very popular place for paragliding and rogalo, for which there is a ramp right behind the cottage.
At a height of 13 meters below the top of Velký Javorník, there is a tourist cottage, managed by Podhorská jednota Radhošť, from 1935. You can visit it throughout the year except Mondays, but it does not offer accommodation to tourists. You can have here, for example, Wallachian volcano - yeast beer, or Radegast.
In the southern slope of Velký Javorník, the river Jičínka springs, flowing into the Odra. If you want to go to the spring, follow the red tourist sign.
TIP for a longer walk: If you are taxed and feel like a longer hike, you can visit not only Velký Javorník, but also cross the Radhošť ridge. All you have to do is go down to the saddle called Pindula, then go out to Radhošť and continue to Pusteven. From here it is possible to either connect to other routes and prolong the trip a lot, or simply go to Frenštát pod Radhoštěm.
Road to Velký Javorník
You can't drive to the top unless you have a permit. It is possible to park at the sign-up points.
From Frenštát pod Radhoštěm it is about 6.5 km southwest to Velký Javorník. From the train station, follow the red tourist sign to the U Slezanu crossroads and from there continue along the green to the top. However, count on the fact that in the last 1.5 km you will have to overcome an altitude difference of 370 meters, which is very challenging.
However, you can also leave Frenštát from the square and follow the blue tourist sign. The road is about 7 km long.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová