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Running routes in Szczyrk

Szczyrk and its surroundings are a popular place not only for hiking enthusiasts but also for jogging lovers. The town has many noteworthy trails – the best reward for completing them will be the beautiful views waiting along the way. So which running routes do we recommend to test during your stay in Szczyrk? You can read about it in the further part of the article!

The most exciting cross-country trails in Szczyrk

Szczyrk offers many interesting places for recreational running. Especially mountain lovers will be delighted with their stay in Szczyrk. The varied hiking trails guarantee wonderful views and allow you to visit many exciting regional places.

1. Szczyrk – Skrzyczne 

Skrzyczne (1257 m) is the highest mountain of Beskid Śląski. At the very top is the PPTK Skrzyczne mountain hostel, while the mountain’s slopes lead to numerous ski trails. Two trails lead to the top: blue and green (through Polana Skrzyczeńska). Below the peak is the PTTK Skrzyczne Mountain Hostel, built at the end of the 1930s.

2. Szczyrk – Klimczok

Klimczok (1117 m) is the highest peak in the northern part of the Silesian Beskid. The beginning of the trail is in the center of Szczyrk, from where it goes further through the forest on the yellow path towards Uncle Tom’s Cottage and the mountain hostel on the Karkoszczonka Pass. Keen runners should follow the red trail towards the saddle below Klimczok. More petite than several dozen meters above the pass, in an eastern direction, there is Klimczok Hostel. From the top is a beautiful view of Babia Góra and, when the weather is good, also of the Tatra Mountains.

3. Stanisław Hula Trail

The Stanislaw Hula Trail in Szczyrk is the route going through Skrzyczne (1257 m), Małe Skrzyczne, Malinowska Skała, the Salmopol Pass, Kotarz, the Karkoszczonka Pass and Klimczok (1117 m). The trail, which is about 31 km long, begins and ends in Szczyrk – lovers of mountain running can thus cover its fragment or combine a run with a hike.

Karkoszczonka nature trail

We also recommend to keen runners the training on the Karkoszczonka Pass (729 m). The nature and forest trail, 3 km long, presents the heart of the local forests. On the length of the route, there are information boards familiarizing visitors with the rich flora and fauna of Beskidy. In addition, the short course offers a chance to admire extraordinary views of Skrzyczne, Klimczok and Magura.

After running around Szczyrk – it is time to relax at the Przystanek Góry!
The Przystanek góry is a perfect place for active leisure enthusiasts. Numerous mountain trails, downhill and cross-country skiing routes, bicycle paths, and places ideal for cross-country training – Szczyrk will prove perfect as a training base.

We offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private bathrooms. For our guests, we also prepare delicious breakfasts during which we serve local specialities. And the possibility of relaxing in our garden, where active people can find respite after an intensive day of running.

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Caves in Szczyrk – which ones are worth visiting?

The caves in Szczyrk are an exciting alternative to the most popular attractions in the area. Some of the caves can be visited alone, without any experience. Others are organized tours under the supervision of a qualified guide. So which caves are worth visiting during your stay in the region? Here are the recommendations of Przystanek Góry!

The Ice Cave

The Ice Cave, whose name refers to the characteristic fairy-tale ice dripstone formations covering its walls, is located on the southeast slope of Hyrca (which separates the valley of the Żylica River with Szczyrk from the Hungarian Creek valley). It is recommended both for inexperienced tourists and families with children. The short cave, measuring only 32 m, can be explored without special equipment – you will only need a flashlight. The cave is also known as the Partisan Cave because local partisan units sought refuge during World War II. 

Malinowska Cave

One of the most famous caves in Szczyrk is Malinowska Cave. It is a cave of landslide type, which can be visited only by people with experience and the necessary mountaineering equipment. Two trails lead to the cave – the red one from the Salmopol Pass and the green one from Szczyrk Solisko to Malinow. The time needed to visit this cave is about 3 hours. 

Jaworzyna Cave

The next place on our list is the Jaworzyna Cave. It is located on the northern slopes of Skrzyczne, where the blue trail leads. Getting there from the center of Szczyrk takes about 1.5 hours. An additional hour is needed to explore the underground corridors, which form a complex of four cave rooms connected by narrow passages. The entrance to the cave is located near the cableway station on Jaworzyna. 

The cave in Trzy Kopce

Another cave – in Trzy Kopce – is one of the longest (1254 m) and largest caves in the entire Beskid Mountains. The entrance to it is located on the southern slopes of Trzy Kopce, to which it owes its name. The yellow trail from Klimczok to Błatnia leads to the 1.2 km long cave. You should spend about 2 hours exploring the underground corridors. Experienced tourists can visit the cave independently, and people without appropriate skills can see it with a guide. 

Salmopolska Cave

The last one on our list – Salmopolska Cave (located on the western slopes of the Salmopolska Pass) – is another place that can be visited with a guide. Its main attraction is the exciting cave halls. The time required to go through the cave is about 3 hours. Many sections need visitors to crawl and squeeze through narrow tunnels. 

Here ends our “guided tour” through the most interesting caves in Beskidy. On the occasion of your next stay in Szczyrk, we recommend planning a visit to the surrounding caves. And after an exciting trip, we invite you to comfortable rest in our Przystanek Góry. 

Note: It is best to visit the Beskid caves (except for the Ice Cave) with a local guide, who will ensure safe passage through the underground corridors and tell you more about the explored place. For more information, contact the tourist information office in Szczyrk:

41 Beskidzka St.

tel.: 33 815 83 88 

it@szczyrk.pl

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What to do with children in Szczyrk?

Szczyrk’s unique attractions are simply inscribed in its location as a mountain resort – the numerous trails leading to mountain peaks make it one of the most visited places in the entire Silesian Beskid. However, this is just the beginning of vacation ideas that will steal the hearts of the most demanding tourists, namely children. The charming town and its surroundings offer a range of entertainment for every season. Therefore, we suggest how to spend a successful family vacation in this mountain area!

By cable car to Skrzyczne

If you are going to Szczyrk with your child, be sure to go to Skrzyczne, the highest peak of Beskid Slaski at 1257 m above sea level. Comfortable entry for the whole family is possible thanks to the cable car, which is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions. The lower station of the cable car is located at 45 Myśliwska St. This modern cable car consists of two separate sections. The first (1592 m long) is a lift carrying tourists in two-person couches to the Jaworzyna Hall, where you can make a shortstop. The second section (1181 m) reaches almost the very top of the mountain. The whole trip takes 30 minutes. From the slopes of Skrzyczne, there is a beautiful view of the surrounding peaks, which will delight children and parents. In a few minutes from the upper station, you will reach the Skrzyczne mountain hostel.

Adventures on the trail

The Silesian Beskid is a fascinating region that is worth discovering while hiking. Szczyrk and the nearby towns and villages are famous for their picturesque hiking trails, offering magnificent views and natural abundance.

Ready for an adventure together? We recommend the best routes for families with children – picturesque, not too demanding, and perfect for any season of the year. The family trip to Klimczok, which you can start from the center of Szczyrk and continue along the blue trail, will be long remembered by children. The road to the top will not tire the young hikers too much, and the beautiful views from the top will be the best reward. You can have a meal on the way in a hut serving traditional home cuisine. You can also buy souvenirs for your children on site.

Skalite Ski Jumps Complex

A place you should not miss in your stay with children in Szczyrk is the Skalite ski jumping complex. The maximum length of jumps that could initially be achieved on this hill was about 40 m. The most significant modernization of the complex took place in 2007-2008 when a modern ski-jumping complex was built – from the largest with a construction point of K-95, the middle K-70, to the smallest K-40. Polish championships in ski-jumping and Nordic combined, as well as prestigious international competitions in ski-jumping, are organized here. On the ski jumps, both in winter and summer, training of the Polish ski jumping team is held regularly.

Rope Park BeskidPark

Another attraction in Szczyrk, this time for young adrenaline fans, is the BeskidPark. Great fun for the whole family, guaranteed! There are two routes – Mini Park and Adventure. Mini Park is for the youngest thrill-seekers and includes attractions such as ramps, a climbing wall, rope balancers, bridges, a slide and a conveyor belt. The Mini Park can be safely used by children from 3 to 13 years old. For more experienced toddlers, we recommend the Adventure Trail, where the various points, including bridges, peaks, ramps, footbridges and balance boards, are located slightly higher, which guarantees an enormous adrenaline rush and a lot of fun. The Adventure Trail is open to ages 8 and up.

Horse riding

Does your child love animals, especially horses? Or maybe you just want to start the adventure with horse riding? Then be sure to visit Eliksir Stables, picturesquely located at the foot of the Skalite and Skrzyczne mountains. In such beautiful natural surroundings, unforgettable attractions await the youngest holidaymakers – pony riding and for the slightly older ones – horseback riding on a lunge.

A successful stay with children in Szczyrk – stay at the Przystanek Góry!

Szczyrk is especially popular among families with children. Not without reason. Many local attractions and leisure activities ensure a successful stay for the whole family. After a day filled with entertainment on and off the trail, you will rest comfortably in our Przystanek Góry. We invite you to take advantage of our offer of accommodation with breakfast!

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