View from Velká Deštná
|Elevation||1,115 m (3,658 ft)|
|Coordinates||50°18′18″N 16°23′57″E / 50.30500°N 16.39917°E|
|Length||50 km (31 mi)|
|Width||8 km (5.0 mi)|
|Countries||Czech Republic and Poland|
|States/Provinces||Hradec Králové Region (CZ), Pardubice Region (CZ) and Lower Silesian Voivodeship (PL)|
|Range coordinates||50°13′N 16°30′E / 50.22°N 16.5°ECoordinates: 50°13′N 16°30′E / 50.22°N 16.5°E|
|Borders on||Bystrzyckie Mountains, Table Mountains and Śnieżnik Mountains|
The Orlické Mountains (Czech: Orlické hory, Polish: Góry Orlickie, German: Adlergebirge ("Eagle Mountains")) are a mountain range located mainly in northeastern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, forming a subgroup of the Central Sudetes. They follow the border with Klodzko Land in Poland for 25 miles (40 km). The mountains are mainly composed of crystalline rocks, consistent with the makeup of the northern rim of the highlands of Bohemia. The highest point in the range is Velká Deštná, at 1,115 m (3,658 ft).
The entire region has maintained its original natural character over the centuries, which is why you will find beech primeval forests, protected landscape areas or nature parks and reserves, interwoven with trails, right next to chateaux and town parks and groomed rural gardens. The gentle rolling hills interlaced with hiking trails, a dense network of cycle trails and routes leading along rivers are ideal for families with children, recreational tourists and seniors as well. Those who love excitement and sports will find plenty of adrenaline activities here. Romantics will find a corner for themselves not only in the higher parts of the mountains and dense forests, but also at meandering rivers winding through valleys, during boat rides on ponds and dams or at old castle ruins. And if you happen to get lost in mountain forests, maybe Princess Kačenka, ruler of the Eagle Mountains, will show you the right way. And in winter, Rampušák will help you out of an avalanche.
- EagleMountains.cz - official tourist portal of the region operated by local destination agency
- - Protected landscape area administration authority