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TOP 5 attractions in Szczyrk in winter time

Szczyrk is one of the most recognizable mountain sports centers in Poland. During the cold and snowy months, the Beskid resort turns into the capital of winter sports – fans of active recreation and fairy-tale views will have a wonderful time here. The list of Szczyrk attractions is really long. Here are 5 suggestions on what to do in Szczyrk in winter.

1.    Hiking along the winter trails of the Beskid Mountains.

One of the biggest attractions of Szczyrk in winter, as much as all year round, is the beautiful trails of the Silesian Beskid. Excellent time to traverse them will be spent by mountain hiking enthusiasts. The surroundings of Przystanek Góry offer ideal conditions for hiking. In the schedule of a winter stay, avid hikers should include an ascent of Skrzyczne and Klimczok – the two highest peaks of the Silesian Beskid. The trails leading to Malinowska Skała and Karkoszczonka Pass are also exceptionally scenic.

2.    White madness on the slopes

Szczyrk is sometimes called the winter skiing capital of the Beskids. Not without reason – fans of madness on the white powder will spend an unforgettable time in the ski resorts waiting in the area. Especially noteworthy is one of the country’s largest ski complexes: the Szczyrk Mountain Resort. With 13 lifts and 25 km of trails of varying difficulty, there is something for everyone. Snowboarding enthusiasts will enjoy the Juliana Snow Park with handrails, jumps, and other obstacles. Fans of skiing or boarding will also have an unforgettable time on the slopes of the Central Sports Center and the Beskid Sport Arena, offering 4 ski slopes with a total length of 3.2 km.

3.    Snow-covered promenade over the Żylica River

The promenade over the Żylica River is one of Szczyrk’s landmarks. Loved by locals and tourists alike, it is also delightful in its winter version. The area is perfect not only for leisurely walks but also for various activities. Those wishing to do so can march on its grounds with poles or try their hand at cross-country skiing. The path begins at the City Hall, from where it continues along the Żylica River to the square in the center. It continues past the Central Sports Center all the way to Buczkowice.

4.    Cable car to Skrzyczne and fabulous landscapes

Another of Szczyrk’s attractions is the cable car leading to Skrzyczne – the highest peak in the Silesian Beskid, measuring 1257 meters above sea level. A modern chairlift, available year-round, leads to the top, with an intermediate station at Hala Jaworzyna. The trip’s culmination is the magnificent winter landscapes stretching from the summit.

5.    Winter trip along the Route of Wooden Architecture

Szczyrk is not only a typical mountain attraction for fans of active recreation and breathtaking views but is also worth seeing monuments. For fans of interesting architecture, we recommend visiting the sanctuary of St. James the Apostle, a wooden building erected around 1800 and belonging to the Trail of Wooden Architecture of the Silesian Province. The building looks exceptionally picturesque in wintertime.

Przystanek Góry – a base for a winter tour of the Silesian Beskid.

Planning a winter stay in Szczyrk? We invite you to take advantage of the offer of Przystanek Góry – a guesthouse in the heart of the Silesian Beskid. Ideally located resort is conducive to enjoying all the attractions of the resort while providing maximum comfort of rest after an active day. We offer carefully furnished rooms and a varied buffet breakfast made from local products. For the youngest, we have prepared a colorful playroom. Check available dates and plan your winter vacation in Szczyrk!

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Winter holidays at Przystanek Góry

Winter holidays are a special time of the year – a long-awaited period of respite from school and snow madness for children. It’s also an excellent opportunity to plan a family trip to the mountains, during which parents will also have a wonderful rest. Covered in white powder, the Beskids are enchanted with picturesque views and offer a range of opportunities for active recreation. We invite you to the Przystanek Góry in Szczyrk for unforgettable holidays!

Winter holidays in Szczyrk – a paradise for the active

Located in the Silesian Beskid Mountains, Szczyrk, situated between Klimczok and Skrzycze, is an excellent place for family holidays – especially for lovers of active recreation. The town where our Przystanek Góry is located has been famous for years, especially among fans of white powder. The proximity of superbly prepared slopes (Szczyrk Mountain Resort is only 1.6 km away) makes our resort an excellent base for avid skiers and snowboarders. For them, the country’s largest and most modern ski resort awaits kilometers of slopes of varying difficulty levels. The family’s youngest members can take their first steps on skis or a board in local schools and kindergartens, where instruction is provided by qualified and experienced instructors. Also, fans of mountain hiking will find something for themselves. There are many popular trails in the area, which delight in winter aura. The center of Szczyrk, with its major attractions, is also very close.

Family holidays in the mountains – a stay package of Przystanek Góry

Between January 14 and February 26, 2023, we have prepared a special stay package – Przystanek for the winter holidays. It allows you to discover the charms of winter in one of the most exciting places in the Polish mountains. The offer is valid for bookings of a minimum of 5 nights (for bookings of 7 nights, 10% discount on the entire stay) – we provide comfortable accommodation in a room type of your choice. Also included in the price are buffet breakfasts made from local products – homemade cheeses, eggs from happy hens, fragrant baked goods, and natural fruit preserves. We guarantee a perfect start to a day of skiing, hiking the surrounding trails, and exploring the charms of the resort.

Recipe for a successful holiday in the Silesian Beskids

We have prepared a well-equipped playroom to provide the best possible experience for our special guests – children. A great attraction for the little ones will be animations – in the plan is painting on stones and workshops for small cooks on baking pizza and cupcakes. Toddlers will also enjoy the presence of table football. On-site, you will rent chess, cards, and board games. For active people, there are Nordic walking poles. Parents will enjoy an atmospheric evening by the glow of a lit fireplace with coffee or mulled wine and homemade cake. You will have pleasant moments in the comfortable living room connected with the dining room. A winter bonfire or barbecue in the indoor pavilion will also add variety to your stay. From the windows of the building, you can admire the magnificent winter scenery and, if you are lucky – see deer strolling in the neighborhood. We have prepared a parking lot directly in front of the property for motorized guests.

Are you looking for inspiration for family holidays? On winter days, we invite you to the Przystanek Góry, where we have prepared a special stay package. So choose a date convenient for you and book your holidays in the mountains today!

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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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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!