For those who are passionate about geology, this area is the real Eldorado. Extinct volcanoes, rare rock outcrops, secondary and primary mineral deposits – it’s all within your arm’s reach. You only need to visit the town and the region, to find out that their great assets are extremely interesting because of geological past.
What is more, there is a trail that takes geotourists to see the extinct volcanoes. The route passes through places where volcanic products have been exploited. From a tourist point of view, it is important that during the journey not only rocks can be enjoyed, but also the unique wildlife and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
For those who love minerals there are many prospects awaiting. Agate, jasper, touchstone, natrolite, peridot, are the many semi-precious and decorative stones, waiting for patient finders. Due to well-developed transport infrastructure, accommodation and catering, Luban is an excellent base for excursions in all directions.
Trail of extinct volcanoes
The trail of extinct volcanoes consists of three tracks with the following names: The Stone Mountain Park, Lusatian Basalt Mines and Ostróżek Hill. Below there is a brief description of each of them.
1. The Stone Mountain Park. This path of 1.3 kilometers can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The trail is very easy when it comes to walking. In the park there are numerous rock peculiarities described in detail in the tables contained in the 7 points of observation.
2. Lusatian Basalt Mining. This mine can be accessed only with the consent of the management. This 7 kilometers path is a difficult one. The time required for finishing is approximately 5 hours.
3. Ostróżek Hill. The route runs through an abandoned Uniegoszcz Basalt Mine. The distance is about 4 km. The route is considered to be easy. The time it takes to finish is about 3 hours.
All, even the smallest details of the expedition trail of extinct volcanoes, can be found in a guide created by Beata Mysliwiec and Kazimierz Wojciechowski, as well as on the boards placed directly along the trails. Below we present the cover of the guide and a map of the trail.