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The Sudetes stretch in a 300 km long arc in the south-west of Poland along the Polish-Czech border. The present appearance of the Sudetes is the result of long-term orogenic and denudative processes, when the mountains were uplifted and then destroyed.

During the alpine orogeny, the Sudetes were rejuvenated, and the central part of the rock mass was raised along great faults by over 1000 m. It is an area with a landscape of middle mountains and a log structure. They consist of many groups and mountain ranges that are intersected by river valleys and mountain valleys. It is dominated by long ridges with gentle slopes and flat plateaus, above them there are gentle domes of the peaks.


River valleys and passes divide the Sudetes into three parts: Western Sudetes – from the Łużycka Gate to the Lubawska Gate, the Middle Sudetes – to the Międzyleska Pass, the Nysa Kłodzka Valley and the Kłodzka Pass, and the Eastern Sudetes – to the Moravian Gate. The Western Sudetes includes: the Izerskie Mountains, the Karkonosze, the Jelenia Góra Valley, the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains, and the Kaczawskie Mountains. The Central Sudetes include: the Kamienna Góra Valley, the Kamienne Mountains, the Wałbrzyskie Mountains, the Sowie Mountains, the Bardzkie Mountains, the Włodzickie Hills, the Table Mountains, the Orlickie Mountains, the Bystrzyckie Mountains, the Kłodzko Valley, and the Upper Nysa River Trench. The Eastern Sudetes includes: the Śnieżnik Massif, the Bialskie Mountains, the Złote Mountains, and the Opawskie Mountains.


The climate of the Sudetes is a typical mountain climate. The temperature drops sharply and the annual average rainfall increases with increasing altitude. Winters are longer and more snowy than in the valleys. A special feature of the local weather, which distinguishes this massif from other mountains, is a very large variation in temperatures and precipitation in a relatively small area. The temperature here drops not only with increasing altitude, but also as we move. The Jizera Mountains are the coldest place in Poland. The Karkonosze Mountains are the windiest and most misty mountains in Europe.


The height of the Sudetes is not impressive, the highest peak – Śnieżka – is 1602 meters above sea level. Nevertheless, the Sudetes region is considered to be extremely attractive for tourists, and the mountains to be extremely beautiful, rich in landscape and nature. Over 3500 kilometers of hiking trails leading through beautiful places, numerous bicycle routes, ski routes, climbing sites, viewpoints, or the beautiful gorge valleys of the Nysa and Bóbr encourage to hiking.


The Sudetes include 2 national parks (Karkonoski National Park, Stołowe Mountains National Park) and 8 landscape parks (Sowie Mountains Landscape Park, Śnieżnicki Landscape Park, Rudawski Landscape Park, Sudety Wałbrzyskie Landscape Park, Książ Landscape Park, “Chełmy” Landscape Park, Ślężański Landscape Park, Landscape Park “Bóbr Valley”).


We invite to the Sudetes both lovers of peace, quiet and the beauty of nature, as well as lovers of extreme sports.


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