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Autumn stay in the Beskids

Autumn is, according to many, the most beautiful time of year in the mountains. The slopes strewn with red-orange-yellow trees are breathtaking. Wonderful attractions also await in the valleys. So how to spend an unforgettable autumn stay in the Beskids? Here are our recommendations!

Autumn hikes along the Beskid trails

The golden Polish autumn is a beautiful time for hiking along the Beskid trails. The absence of typical holiday crowds and stunning landscapes are the best reasons to plan a shorter or longer vacation in Szczyrk. There are many popular trails in its vicinity, including the blue trail to the highest peak of the Silesian Beskid – Skrzyczne (1257 meters above sea level), which offers a sweeping view of the Zywiec Basin. The red trail to Malinowska Skała from the Salmopol Pass is also beautiful in autumn. If the weather is good, from the top, you will see the entire panorama of the area with the Zywiec Beskid and the Maly Beskid. We also recommend Karkoszczonka Pass and Uncle Tom’s Hut are nearby, as well as the scenic climb to Klimczok.

Autumn in the Beskid valleys

During your autumn stay in Szczyrk, take a walk along the renovated path by the Żylica River. It’s a place liked by locals and tourists alike, who want to cover the route by walking, poles, or on a bicycle. And if we’re talking about bikes, we recommend one-wheeled tours in autumn. However, fans of two wheels can enjoy scenic routes of varying difficulty.

You will not complain of boredom even when the autumn weather plays a trick. On rainy days we recommend such attractions as the Tropicana water park in the Golebiewski Hotel in Wisla. There you’ll find a 25-meter swimming pool, a recreational pool with waves and water spouts, a pool with a water-air whirlpool, and a paddling pool for children. Saunas and Jacuzzis round out the resort’s offerings. Also, check out the brine graduation towers at the Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparation Center in Szczyrk. You will find the Crystal Salt Chamber, made of natural rock salt crystals. A session in the graduation tower is an excellent way to strengthen the immune system, which we encourage, especially in autumn and winter, during increasingly cold and often rainy days.

Przystanek Góry – the comfort of autumn relaxation in Szczyrk.

If you are looking for an ideal base for an autumn tour of the Silesian Beskid, we recommend Szczyrk and our Przystanek Góry located there. This is an excellent base for exploring the region – offering access to numerous hiking and biking trails and family-oriented attractions in the valleys. A fabulous autumn escape from daily chores and active recreation amidst the fantastic landscapes of the most beautiful season awaits everyone.

For our guests, in addition to comfortable accommodation in rooms and apartments, we offer daily breakfasts in the form of a varied buffet. The menu features products from local Beskid producers – including honey and aromatic sheep cheeses. So enjoy shorter and longer autumn stays!

 

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Plan a family trip to Szczyrk

A family trip to the mountains is an excellent opportunity to feast your eyes on beautiful views, spend some active time and simply be together. Located in the Silesian Beskid Mountains, Szczyrk is the ideal place for a successful family holiday. Mountainous landscapes and many attractions await visitors of all ages and all seasons. An excellent base for exploring the area will be our Przystanek Góry, which we warmly recommend for family holidays and celebrating important events together.

Family time in Beskid Śląski – attractions of a mountain resort

Szczyrk, located in the Silesian Beskid, is an excellent place for a family holiday in beautiful surroundings. This attractive tourist region has been attracting crowds of active tourism enthusiasts for years. Great hiking trails await mountain lovers at any time – the scenic yet not too demanding routes are perfect for a trip with children or older family members. In particular, we recommend a hike to Skrzyczne – the highest peak of the Silesian Beskid, Klimczok, and Malinowska Skała. One of the biggest attractions of the mountain resort is the two-section chairlift leading to the already mentioned Skrzyczne. The ascent is by a modern 4-person couch with a stop at Hala Jaworzyna.

Szczyrk is also a natural paradise for fans of winter sports. The local ski centers offer numerous ski slopes of varying difficulty. There is also no shortage of attractions in the lowlands – the Beskidzka Art Gallery, the Skalite ski-jumping complex, and historical sanctuaries are just some of the places worth including in your plan to visit the area. For fans of active leisure, we also recommend trying out the offer of the Central Sports Centre with its indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and sports fields. We also encourage you to take family walks along the promenade by the Żylica River – a modernized walking and cycling path.

Przystanek Góry – an excellent place for a family holiday in the Beskidy Mountains

Those planning a family holiday in the Silesian Beskids are invited to Przystanek Góry. The cozy resort offers 8 mountain-inspired rooms with bathrooms, including 3 family suites and 5 double rooms. Each has been carefully arranged and equipped with all the necessary amenities. From the windows of each room, you can admire the views of Szczyrk, which are delightfully different in color each season. We serve a tasty, varied breakfast for a good start of the day. After an exertion on the mountain trail, we encourage you to relax in the climatic fireplace room or, if the weather is good, on the large terrace. We have prepared a gazebo with a barbecue area, a playground with swings, a sandpit, a slide, and a trampoline in the spacious garden. We have prepared a colorful playroom with the family’s youngest members in mind. We are also happy to advise you on planning excursions in the area on and off the mountain trails.

With the family to Szczyrk – for holidays and celebrations together

Przystanek Góry is a unique place on the map of the Silesian Beskid. In this family-friendly place, we ensure that you have a wonderful time in beautiful surroundings, comfortable conditions, and plenty of attractions. Therefore, we invite you to a holiday or weekend stay in the mountains, but not only. We also assist our guests in organizing intimate family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, and more – in our resort’s beautiful mountain surroundings and comfortable interiors.

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What to do in Szczyrk when it rains?

Mountain weather can be unpredictable. Fortunately, the rain outside the window does not have to spoil our holiday plans. Szczyrk and its surroundings offer a variety of attractions that are perfect for less favorable weather. Among them are suggestions for art lovers, those looking for relaxation, fans of water fun, and more. We recommend how to have an exciting time in the mountains during bad weather!

Beskidzka Art Gallery – for those interested in painting

On a rainy day, we recommend visiting the Beskid Art Gallery. Bator Art Gallery is the most extensive private art gallery in southern Poland. Its collection includes mainly contemporary paintings and ceramics by more than 130 leading artists. The facility also hosts regular art encounters with lectures, workshops, and author evenings.

Brine graduation towers – well-deserved relaxation

When the weather is unfavorable, it is worth taking care of your health. The brine graduation towers in the Central Sports Centre – Olympic Preparations Centre in Szczyrk are ideal. There you will find a Crystal Salt Chamber made of natural rock salt crystals. A session in the graduation tower is an excellent way to strengthen immunity. Which we encourage, especially in autumn and winter, during increasingly cold and often rainy days.

Sanctuaries in Szczyrk – sights of the Beskid resort

While staying in the mountain town on a rainy day, we recommend looking at its most famous monuments. This is the so-called Górka. Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Poland. It is located at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level, by the blue trail leading to Klimczok. On the Wooden Architecture Route, in turn, is St. Jacob’s Church. This is the oldest architectural monument in Szczyrk at over 200 years old.

Aquapark – water madness on a rainy day

For lovers of water adventures on a rainy day, stay in the mountains, we recommend the indoor swimming pool in Szczyrk. The ticket price also includes access to the jacuzzi. Children and adults will also have a lot of fun in the Tropicana water complex. It is located in the Gołębiewski Hotel in Wisła. There is a 25-meter swimming pool, a 20-meter leisure pool with waves and water spouts, a pool with hydro-massage, and a paddling pool for children. Saunas and whirlpools complete the resort’s offer.

Przystanek Góry – attractions of the mountain resort

An unforgettable time in the Beskydy despite the erratic weather? Our Przystanek Góry comes to the rescue of holidaymakers. It provides the perfect starting point for a holiday filled with mountain hikes and discovering the area’s beauty on rainy days. A colorful playroom, arranged in a living room with a fireplace, awaits our youngest guests. Their parents will also find an atmospheric space.

As soon as the rain stops and the sun emerges from behind the clouds, we encourage you to discover Szczyrk actively. A cable car to Skrzyczne, an ascent of Klimczok, the surrounding caves, biking trails, or walks along the path by the Żylica River. These are just a few suggestions you cannot miss in your plan for a stay in Beskid Śląski. Finally, after an eventful day, we encourage you to rest comfortably in Przystanek Góry.

 

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TOP 5 attractions in Szczyrk in the summer

Szczyrk, the ski capital of Poland, has plenty of attractions to offer, regardless of the season. We especially invite you to visit the mountain town in summer, when it tempts you with the possibility of active recreation. So, what summer attractions await you during your vacation in the Silesian Beskid? Below are the TOP 5 attractions of Szczyrk for summer. Add them to the plan of your holiday stay in the mountains!

Railroad to Skrzyczne

Skrzyczne is the most famous peak in Szczyrk, towering above this well-known and well-liked town. It is also the highest peak in the entire Silesian Beskid (1257 meters above sea level). It belongs to the Crown of the Polish Mountains. During your summer vacation, you can ascend Skrzyczne by chairlift, allowing you to admire the magnificent views. The lift is divided into two sections. From Szczyrk to Hala Jaworzyna (length 1592 m, level difference 406 m). Second from Hala Jaworzyna to Skrzyczne length 1181 m, level difference 296 m). It takes about 15 minutes to traverse one section.

Hiking trails in and around Szczyrk

Szczyrk is an excellent destination for trekking enthusiasts. Summer hiking is encouraged by the surrounding trails, including the Skrzyczne mentioned above and Klimczok – the two highest hills surrounding the mountain town. Beautiful views will also be provided by reaching Karkoszczonka Pass, Malinowska Skała and Salmopol Pass.

Ice Cave

Those looking for a respite from the summer heat are recommended to visit the caves around Szczyrk. The Ice Cave, where you will experience a pleasant refreshment on hot days, refers to the characteristic fairy-tale ice dripstones covering its walls. The 32-meter-long cave can be visited by inexperienced tourists, including families with children. Be sure to take flashlights with you.

Biking routes in Szczyrk

A summer stay in Szczyrk will also be quite a treat for fans of two wheels. Szczyrk Enduro Trails by TREK is a unique complex of one-way singletrack bicycle paths on a regional and national scale. The avid cyclists have at their disposal specially profiled trails. The proper slope allows space to slow down and bumps to help overcome tight turns. In addition, there is a bike rental service for adults and children on site.

Central Sports Center in Szczyrk

The Ski Center of the Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparation Center in Szczyrk (COS – OPO) can be found on the northern slopes of Skrzyczne. One of the best ski resorts also invites you to summer activities. Tennis courts, sports halls with sports fields and an indoor swimming pool provide great fun and some respite – this is just part of the resort’s offer.

Relaxation after an active summer day awaits at the Przystanek Góry

After a day full of activity, we invite you to relax at the Przystanek Góry. We offer all those planning a summer stay in Beskid Slaski comfortable accommodation in rooms with bathrooms. Besides, we prepare delicious breakfasts, during which we serve local specialities. Our guests also have the opportunity to relax in our garden, which provides soothing views of the Beskid hills.

What is worth seeing in Szczyrk?

Szczyrk, as well as the entire Silesian Beskid, is a mountain region full of exceptionally charming places. Among them, you will find attractions for fans of hiking and cycling escapades, lovers of sacred architecture and those interested in the ski history of the city. So, what is worth seeing during your vacation in Szczyrk? We present the places you cannot miss in your holiday plan in the mountains!

For fans of mountain scenery – the view from Skrzyczne

The biggest of Szczyrk’s attractions is the year-round cable car leading to Skrzyczne. It consists of 2 sections – the first from the center of Szczyrk to Jaworzyna and the second from Jaworzyna to the top of Skrzyczne. A modern 4-person couch serves the route with a capacity of 2,400 people per hour. During the ride, you can admire the beautiful panorama of the Silesian Beskid.

For fans of walking – a modernized path over the Żylica River

An obligatory point of your stay in Szczyrk is the renovated promenade on the Żylica River. The city’s showpiece serves residents and tourists practically all year round – for walking, cycling and marching with Nordic walking poles. The route starts at the City Hall, runs along the Żylica River to the square in the Center, then under the Skalite Ski Jump and the Central Sports Center all the way to Buczkowice.

For skiing fans – the Skalite ski jump complex

Skalite ski jumps are another of Szczyrk’s significant attractions. It is a complex of three ski jumps located on the northern slope of Skalite mountain (864 meters above sea level). The facility includes three hills: regular, medium and small. It is here that national and international ski jumping competitions are held, and the Polish national team trains.

For fans of historical sites – the shrines in Szczyrk

Another place not to be missed in the schedule of discovering Szczyrk is the so-called Górka. This is the Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Poland, located at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level, just off the blue trail to Klimczok. The wooden Church of St. James is the oldest and most valuable architectural monument in Szczyrk. More than 200 years old, the sanctuary is located on the Trail of Wooden Architecture of the Silesian Province in the Beskid loop.

For fans of two wheels – bicycle routes

The ski capital of Poland is not only a winter folly on the slopes but also a dream place for fans of two wheels. A place that is not only worth seeing while in Szczyrk, but above all to test on your own skin, are the numerous bicycle routes. In the area, you will find many beautiful scenic bicycle routes of varying degrees of difficulty.

For fans of art – Bator Gallery

The Bator Gallery in Szczyrk is a place that will appeal to art fans. The facility presents mainly painting and ceramics. The site also hosts periodic lectures on art, classical music concerts, folklore events and art workshops. A gallery is an object of the cultural trail of the Silesian province.

For fans of adrenaline – BeskidPark

Another of Szczyrk’s attractions is undoubtedly the Beskid Park rope park. It includes a Mini Park for the youngest and an Adventure Route ending with a 29-meter tyrolean. Every activity fan should visit this adventurous place!

In Szczyrk you will find many interesting places worth visiting. The entire region of the Silesian Beskid is a tourist paradise for everyone, regardless of age and tastes. And our Przystanek Góry is an ideal base and place to relax any time of the year!

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Sports in the mountains – what can you do in the summer in Szczyrk to stay in shape?

Are you planning a summer vacation in Szczyrk, during which you want to take care of your form? We recommend active forms of recreation in the mountains! From hiking on trails, cycling, and Nordic walking, to running – we guarantee beautiful views and a solid dose of exercise. And after a day of excitement, we invite you to the Przystanek Góry.

Szczyrk for the active – summer proposals for those who want to stay in motion

1. Mountain hiking

The surroundings of Szczyrk are ideal for those who want to take care of their condition. In the plan of their stay, not to miss a trip (7.9 km) from the Salmopol Pass to Skrzyczne – the highest peak of the Silesian Beskid at 1257 m. To the top is a red trail we recommend, and then a green one from the Salmopol Pass (White Cross). Although slightly longer than the others, this one offers extremely picturesque views. The hardships of the hike will be rewarded for fans of active recreation by the panoramic view of the Silesian Beskid, the Zywiec Beskid, the Tatra Mountains. Both Polish and Slovak and even Mala Fatra.

2. Bike tours

Thrill seekers will find many exciting bicycle routes in Szczyrk. In 2019, the ski resort, attracting winter sports enthusiasts for years, launched the unique Szczyrk Enduro Trails by TREK project. This is unique for the region and the country complex of one-way singletrack bike paths. The keen cyclists have at their disposal specially profiled trails – with the proper slope, space to slow down, and berms to make tight turns easier. Detailed information and GPS data of the paths can be found on the Szczyrk Mountain Resort website. In addition, there is a bike rental service for adults and children on site.

3. Running in Szczyrk

Szczyrk and the surrounding area is a popular place not only for hiking and biking enthusiasts but also for running. Many noteworthy trails emerge from the mountain town – lovers of mountain running, particularly, will be delighted with them. First of all, we recommend them the Stanislaw Hula trail in Szczyrk. Its 31 km route runs through Skrzyczne (1257 m), Małe Skrzyczne, Malinowska Skała, Salmopolska Pass, Kotarz, Karkoszczonka Pass and Klimczok (1117 m). The course begins and ends in Szczyrk – those wishing to take care of their fitness can complete a section of the route or combine a run with a hike.

4. Nordic walking

Szczyrk also offers many interesting places and trails for Nordic walking. Hiking mountain trails and walking paths, as well as bike and hiking paths along the Żylica River, provide plenty of attractions for fans of the sport, regardless of age or ability. Near our facility, there are many trails where you can go with walking poles. You can also rent them from us, which we strongly encourage you to do.

Relaxation after an active day awaits you at the Przystanek Góry

After an active day, we invite you to relax at the Przystanek Góry! We offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with bathrooms, delicious breakfasts, during which we serve local specialities, as well as the opportunity to relax in our garden, which offers soothing views of the Beskid hills.

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Summer 2022 attractions in Szczyrk

Although Szczyrk is sometimes referred to as the ski capital of Poland, visiting tourists are offered plenty of attractions at any time of the year. However, especially in summer, the mountain town, which attracts fans of snow activities, tempts by the possibility of active recreation – both on and off the numerous mountain trails. So what attractions await you during your vacation in Beskid Slaski?

Beskid Szczyrk trails – ideal for summer trips

Szczyrk is the perfect place for a vacation, especially for mountain hikers. Among the many trails, both less and more experienced hikers will find something for themselves. Unforgettable views will provide them with a route to Skrzyczne, towering over the town – 1257 m above sea level, a mountain belonging to the Crown of Polish Mountains, to which a blue trail leads from the city. In the plan of active vacations in the mountains, we recommend including a climb to Klimczok. And trips to the Salmopolska Pass, Malinowska Skała and Karkoszczonka Pass.

Caves in and around Szczyrk – a respite from the summer heat

The caves in Szczyrk are an exciting alternative to the area’s most popular attractions. Especially on hot days, you will find pleasant refreshments in the underground caves. For lovers of underground hiking, we recommend visiting the Ice Cave, which refers to the fairy-tale ice stalactites covering its walls. We strongly encourage both inexperienced tourists and families with children to see it. Short at only 32 meters, the cave can be explored without belay or specialized equipment. One of the more popular caves in Szczyrk is the Malinowska Cave, to which two trails lead. The red one from Salamopolska Pass and the green one from Szczyrk Solisko to Malinow. The time required to visit this cave is about 3 hours.

Promenade on the Żylica River – walks along the scenic route by the river

The promenade over the Żylica River in Szczyrk is one of the many local attractions and a charming place that simply must be visited during a summer stay in these areas. Proponents of active recreation can also explore this restored space by running, marching with Nordic walking poles or riding a bicycle. The path begins at City Hall and runs along the Żylica River to the square in the center. It continues past the Central Sports Center all the way to Buczkowice.

Summer is up! Przystanek Góry for an unforgettable vacation

Fans will remember a summer stay in Szczyrk of activity and beautiful views. With them in mind, the Przystanek Góry has prepared a special holiday package, valid from June to September. Its price includes accommodation in comfortable rooms and delicious buffet breakfasts. We encourage you to relax in the area with deck chairs in your free time. Here, with the singing of birds and the smell of the forest, our guests will find respite after a busy day on or off the trail. The culmination of your holiday stay will be an evening bonfire or barbecue roasting sausages and oscypek.

A playground with a slide, mini soccer and badminton fields, and a 3.5-meter pool will appeal to the youngest. Creative and culinary workshops for children are also planned. Board games, chess, playing cards and Nordic walking poles can be rented on site. We will also be happy to help you plan family trips in Szczyrk and the surrounding area. Feel free to book your stay!

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Szczyrk and surroundings in lousy weather. 5 places worth seeing when the weather is not conducive to mountain hiking

Although the weather in the mountains can be erratic, do not let it spoil your long-awaited trip. When the weather outside the window is not conducive to hiking in the mountains, we can discover the attractions of the lowlands. Szczyrk and its surroundings offer numerous ways to spend time on rainy days. There is something for everyone – mystery fans, those who want to relax their bodies, those who like water frenzy and those who are interested in sports history.

Chata Tajemnic Escape Room, Szczyrk

We recommend to mystery lovers Escape Room – Chata Tajemnic located in Szczyrk. Several scenarios of fun have been prepared for the visitors. So you can play the role of the best students of magic school, stray tourists for whom the biggest attraction of Szczyrk is escaping from a mountain hut of a highlander – murderer, descendants of a researcher of writing and culture leading the life in Yucatan or create an anti-terrorist team aiming at neutralizing a terrorist group. But, unfortunately, the time to solve the mystery and leave the room is limited!

Brine graduation tower, Szczyrk

Those who want to take care of their health should visit the brine graduation tower located in the Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparations Center in Szczyrk. The Crystal Salt Chamber was made of natural rock salt crystals. A stay in the graduation tower has a solid health-promoting effect – it perfectly strengthens the immune system, which is worth taking care of, especially during the autumn and winter. The graduation tower is open daily from 10:30 to 20:15, sessions last 45 minutes. The entrance fee is 10 PLN.

Jerzy Kukuczka Memorial Chamber, Istebna

Suppose you are interested in the history of Polish Himalayan mountaineering and its leading figure, Jerzy Kukuczka. In that case, we encourage you to visit the Chamber of Memory dedicated to him in Istebna-Wilcze, in the family house of the climber. You can see numerous photographs of expeditions, climbing equipment, medals, decorations and books on mountain topics, and above all, feel the spirit of the famous Himalayan climber. Visits are possible after prior telephone arrangements.

The Tropikana pool complex in the Golebiewski Hotel, Wisla

Fans of water frenzy will have a lot of fun visiting the Tropikana swimming pool complex in the Golebiewski Hotel in Wisla. The water park offers a 25 m long swimming pool, a 20 m long recreational pool with waves and water spouts, a swimming pool with hydro-aerial massage, a paddling pool for children, outdoor pools open in the summer, and a terrace with deck chairs. Dry, steam and hypothermic grotto saunas and 8 Jacuzzi tubs are also available on site. The pool is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Adam Malysz Sports Trophy Gallery, Wisla

A visit to Wisla will also be a real treat for fans of Adam Malysz. Here, in the ski jumper’s town, a gallery presents sports trophies, including the most valuable medals won during the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Vancouver and Crystal Globes for triumphs in the overall World Cup. In the gallery, we can also see the ski equipment.

The gallery is open in season daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After the season, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission: 5 PLN for adults, 3 PLN for adults children.

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Why should you visit Szczyrk?

The Silesian Beskid is one of the most exciting regions on the tourist map of Poland. It offers many hiking and cycling trails of varying difficulty and numerous ski lifts and slopes. It also has extensive accommodation and catering base. Thus, everyone who goes to Szczyrk, Wisła, Ustroń or Brenna will find something for themselves. Today we will present to you a few reasons why Szczyrk is worth visiting.

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