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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.

How to spend time actively in Szczyrk?

Beskid Slaski is a tourist paradise for the active – and our Przystanek Góry is an ideal base for them and a great place to relax at any time of the year! Please, visit us for mountain hiking, skiing, water attractions and other forms of active recreation.

Wandering along Beskid trails

Szczyrk is, first of all, an ideal choice for mountain hikers, for whom the beautiful surroundings offer excellent conditions for hiking. If you plan an active stay in the mountains, make sure to climb Skrzyczne and Klimczok, the two highest summits of Beskid Slaski. It is also worth going to Malinowska Skała and the Karkoszczonka Pass. The yellow trail connecting Szczyrk with the Salmopol Pass is also recommended.

The picturesque Zywieckie Lake

Half an hour’s drive from our guesthouse is the picturesque Zywieckie Lake, which offers excellent views. There are many marinas and refreshments during the summer season, which attract lovers of water activities. You can rent a kayak, pedal boat, surfboard or sailboat. So, every fan of active vacations will find something for themselves! There are also scenic cruises waiting for you.

Central Sports Centre in Szczyrk

On the northern slope of Skrzyczne (1257 m), fans of active holidays can enjoy the Ski Centre of the Central Sports Centre for Olympic Preparations. It has a rich sports and recreational base, including a double chairlift to Skrzyczne, T-bar lifts, and a set of cross-country trails on Kubalonka. But that’s not all – you can also swim in the pool, use the brine graduation tower, play tennis, run on the track or play a soccer match on artificial grass.

White madness on the slope in Szczyrk

Szczyrk is the winter capital of skiing in Beskid Slaski. There are numerous ski resorts for fans of active holidays on skis or boards. Among them, you can find one of the largest ski complexes in Poland – Szczyrk Mountain Resort. There are as many as 13 interconnected lifts in its area, which serve 25 km of routes with varying degrees of difficulty. For fans of snowboarding, prepared Snow Park Juliana and Forest Park. Fans of winter sports will also have a great time on the 10 km long slopes of the Central Sports Centre, and the Beskid Sport Arena offers 4 ski runs with a total length of 3.2 km.

Przystanek Góry – Your place for an active stay in Szczyrk

We invite you to take advantage of the offer of the Przystanek Góry, a unique guesthouse in the heart of the Silesian Beskids. The convenient location, which allows you to freely enjoy the attractions of the mountain resort and its surroundings, goes hand in hand with comfort. There are cozy, carefully equipped rooms, a tasty breakfast buffet, and a large garden with a playground, gazebo, and barbecue. We also offer access to a sports equipment storage room. Check available dates and plan an active vacation in Szczyrk!