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Planning trips to the mountains – what to keep in mind?

Mountain tours are an excellent way of leisure time, which is gaining more and more enthusiasts every year. For a good reason – magnificent views are the best reward for the hardships of hiking. However, to conquer the peaks in total comfort and safety, we should remember the basic rules for planning mountain trips. The most important of these are presented below.

Route selection

Planning a trip to the mountains should start with selecting the route. First, its length is important, which should be adjusted to our fitness capabilities and the current season – remember that during the autumn and winter get darker faster. For a start, let’s bet on popular, frequently used, and not too exposed mountain trails for beginners, which we will cover in a few hours. The elevation is also not insignificant – that’s why we recommend the lower, scenic mountains of the Silesian Beskid to beginner hikers. When planning a hiking trip in the mountains, find mountain shelters or bus stops along the way. This is an ideal place to have a meal and replenish your strength before continuing your hike.

Weather forecast

Autumn and winter are times that, even in the mountains, which are not too high, require caution – weather conditions can change rapidly, surprising even seasoned hikers. Therefore, before setting out, it is essential to check the meteorological conditions – in addition to the temperature, which falls much faster in the mountains than in the valleys, forecasts of wind strength and possible rain or snowfall will be important for us. Also, snow- or ice-covered sections will require extra time to cover them.

Appropriate clothing

An essential part of planning a mountain trip is completing clothing that will ensure our comfort on the trail. What to take with you on the trail? First of all, let’s take care of the proper clothing for the season – thermal underwear, a sweatshirt or warm fleece, and a windproof softshell or lightweight down jacket will be useful. Put on breathable, waterproof pants too. Having a rain jacket in your backpack is also a good idea. In addition, we will also need trekking shoes with a grooved tread and an ankle-stabilizing upper.

Necessary equipment

Before we set out on the trail, we should pack the essentials of a mountaineer – a map (in addition to the one in your phone, a paper one will also come in handy), a phone with emergency numbers, and a charged power bank. Be sure to bring provisions for the road, a water supply, and a hot tea thermos. Let’s remember a headlamp, first-aid kit, and UV sunscreen – this one can come in handy not only in summer but also on sunny autumn and winter days. Trekking poles are optional, providing stable support on the approaches.

After a mountain hike – a well-deserved rest

A hike in the mountains should end in the comfortable Przystanek Góry – an ideal base for fans of active recreation. Guests of the Beskid resort are assured a well-deserved rest in comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts for a successful start to the day. Discover the magic of mountain hiking with us – book a stay at the Przystanek Góry!

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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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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.

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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