Szczyrk, picturesquely located in the Silesian Beskid between Klimczok and Skrzycze, in winter turns into a true ski eldorado. The largest and most modern ski resort in Poland, where ski lovers can enjoy dozens of kilometres of runs, does not become empty at the end of the season. When the snow melts, cyclists take the place of skiers and snowboarders. Seekers of thrills will find in Szczyrk many routes providing a shot of adrenaline. Here are the most interesting ones, which are worth testing during your stay at the Przystanek Góry!
Szczyrk Enduro Trails
In 2019, the unique Szczyrk Enduro Trails by TREK project will be launched in the ski resort, attracting winter sports enthusiasts for years. It is unique in the region and in the country complex of one-way cycling paths of singletrack type. The avid cyclists will have at their disposal specially profiled routes – with an appropriate slope, a place to slow down, and bumps to make it easier to overcome tight turns. Furthermore, the whole route has been designed away from pedestrian traffic, with safety and fun for enduro fans in mind.
There are several routes of varying difficulty and a total length of 13 km:
- Route 1 – Hip HopA Air designed for beginners and intermediate cyclists. Length – 2300 m, average gradient of 8.4% and a drop of 193 m.
- Route 2 – Otik designed for intermediate and advanced cyclists. Length – 2850 m, average gradient 12.6%, grade 360 m.
- Route 3 – The Robbery is designed for intermediate and advanced cyclists. Length – 1512 m, average gradient 12.6% and a drop of 190 m.
- Route 4 – Otesanek designed for advanced cyclists. Length – 723 m, average gradient 16.6% and a drop of 120 m.
- Route 5 – Loop 1 designed for beginners. Length – 650 m and average gradient of 6%.
Detailed information about the project and GPS data of trails are available on Szczyrk Mountain Resort website. Bike rental for adults and children is available on site.
Enduro Trails in Bielsko-Biała
This is not the end of the attractions – supporters of thrilling bike rides can also check out the trails in the Cygański Forest in Bielsko-Biała. Located just 15 km from the Przystanek Góry, the Enduro Trails complex is another network of one-way cycling routes. The singletracks here will delight mountain bikers, with paths of varying difficulty:
– green for beginners,
– blue for intermediate riders,
– red for advanced riders,
– black for mountain biking experts,
– orange uphill route.
A detailed description of the routes, including their purpose, average gradient, type of surface, difficulty and required skills can be found on the Enduro Trails website.
Cycling half-term holidays – active rest in a saddle
A vacation in Szczyrk is a great idea for active leisure for everyone. Unforgettable moments will be spent here also by the youngest cyclists, for whom interesting half-colonies in a saddle are waiting. Experienced instructors from Szczyrk Bike Academy invite to various bicycle trainings (individual, group and weekend). The young Progress sports school also runs classes – children and teenagers at the beginning and more advanced levels will find something for themselves in its offer. Worth mentioning are also Enduroprinceska courses organized in Bielsko-Biała, during which little princesses (but not only) can learn riding techniques in a great atmosphere in the Enduro Trails complex.