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Nordic Walking w Szczyrku

Nordic walking in Szczyrk

Nordic walking is a form of fitness that is growing in popularity to enjoy the benefits of being active outdoors, but without the pressure on the body that running offers. The sport was started in Finland by elite cross-country skiers as a way to stay fit in the off-season. It is an inexpensive, low-impact all-weather activity that provides an excellent cardiovascular workout and engages nearly 80% of your muscles! You too can try Nordic walking, which we strongly encourage, especially during your stay in Szczyrk!

Nordic walking – how to start?

Nordic walking can be practiced by almost everybody, almost everywhere, at any time of the year or day. This sport offers many possibilities – from the gentle, quiet outdoor activity for beginners to fast, intensive training for more experienced athletes. All you need is a willingness, special poles and learn the technique.

It is best to ask a qualified instructor for help because, in the beginning, without tips and feedback, it is difficult to know if you are using the correct muscles while walking. In Szczyrk, nordic walking classes are conducted by Ms. Monika Łysoń, who gives lessons by appointment (tel. +48 509 636 210).

Why is it worth choosing Nordic walking?

Nordic walking involves not only your legs but also your upper body, actively involving the muscles of your arms, shoulders, chest, belly and back. This sport activates as many as 80% of our body muscles, while an ordinary march can boast only 50% of the result. Interestingly, it increases oxygen consumption and heart rate levels by about 20%. In addition, the poles provide support, making you feel lighter because the effort of walking is distributed more evenly between the upper and lower body. This means you exercise more challenging and get several benefits from doing so, but without the discomfort that usually accompanies higher intensity workouts.

This extra muscle activity also increases calorie burning. According to some estimates, Nordic walking burns up to 67% more calories than simple walking (depending on the technique used and the type of poles). It is also worth mentioning that Nordic walking builds greater muscle strength in the upper and lower limbs than regular walking. The poles encourage the user to lengthen their stride, which is more targeted at the buttocks, while the movement of the arms strengthens the chest and back muscles. This activity that does not strain the whole body also involves the deep abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor muscles.

Nordic walking in Szczyrk

Szczyrk offers many exciting places and routes for Nordic walking. Hiking mountain trails and walking paths, cross-country trails, or bike and footpaths along the Żylica River provide plenty of attractions for fans of this sport, regardless of their age or skills.

After a day full of activity, we invite you to relax in the Przystanek Góry! Near our facility, there are many trails where you can go with poles. You can also rent them from us! The Przystanek Góry is an excellent starting point regardless of the season. We offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with bathrooms, delicious breakfasts during which we serve local specialties, as well as the possibility of relaxing in our garden, where many attractions are waiting for the youngest.

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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!

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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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New Year’s tourist resolutions with Przystanek Góry

New year, new us? With the change of date on the calendar, many of us resolve to change something in our lives. As we enter 2022 with energy, we complete a list of things to do and habits to implement. While planning future achievements thinking about the goals we will set for ourselves, it is worth remembering the most important ones – health and well-being. So how to take care of them? The solution is to implement!

It’s time to take care of your condition – the first resolution for 2022

Ten thousand steps a day, stretching or a short exercise session every day – this is the recommended minimum activity we should take care of. After all, regular exercise is the key to staying healthy, positively influencing immunity, and feeling better.
However, apart from daily habits, which are the basis of a good lifestyle, it is worth implementing one more – cyclical, active rest outdoors. More excellent care for health can be combined with another resolution. The one which concerns exploring picturesque places in Poland. Tourism is the key to achieving these goals, and at the same time to having fun and genuinely relaxing.

Beskids – a place for those who like activity

For many, winter weather is an obstacle to getting active. You could be wrong! It is a great time to try new sports – skiing, snowboarding or popular ski-touring. Suitable infrastructure for each activity can be found in and around Szczyrk. An additional asset of this place is fabulous winter views.
On the other hand, in spring and summer, you can take care of your condition by going for a walk or Nordic walking. Of course, there is nothing to prevent short hikes from turning into mountain expeditions. The picturesque Silesian Beskid will be a good destination for beginners and entire families. Full of exciting routes and trails of varying degrees of difficulty, it will undoubtedly help you cherish your New Year’s resolutions.

Tourist plans for 2022 – how to make them come true?

Unfortunately, the initial motivation that accompanies us in January may diminish with time. But how to persevere with your travel resolutions? First of all, make it easier for yourself to fulfil them! The choice of accommodation in the Przystanek Góry will undoubtedly help you do that.
Our facility is a perfect starting point. In winter, it is easy to get to famous ski slopes such as Szczyrk Mountain Resort, the cable car in Skrzycze, or the Beskid Sport Arena located a bit farther. On the other hand, hikers will appreciate the proximity of places such as the Salmopol Pass or the peaks of Klimczok and Szyndzielnia.
After a day full of activity, our guests can relax by the fireplace, and in warmer evenings – on the terrace. Every morning we welcome you with a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
New Year’s tourist resolutions should not only be a means to an end, such as better health and well-being or seeing new places. But, they should also be fun and relaxing while putting them into practice!

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The ski season in Beskidy Mountains has started. Check out the best slopes!

Great news for skiing fans – the Beskid skiing season has just started! Well-prepared slopes await avid skiers and snowboarders. The winter weather and perfect conditions on the ski slopes encourage activity. So, which ski resorts can you choose while staying at the Przystanek Góry? We suggest!

Beskid Sport Arena

The well-known and popular resort in the Biła Valley – Beskid Sport Arena – has started. On Friday, December 10, the season was inaugurated by evening skiing. For the fans of winter madness, there will be waiting trails with a modern snowmaking system and lighting, extending at a total length of 3.5 km and three comfortable ski lifts. There will also be a professional ski school and kindergarten, ski and snowboard rental and winter equipment service. Furthermore, there are ski slopes of different levels of advancement at your disposal – every lover of winter sports will find something for himself among them.

More information: https://beskidsportarena.pl/

Szczyrk Mountain Resort

On December 11, the first guests were welcomed to Szczyrk Mountain Resort. The resort offers skiers and snowboarders the most scenic routes in Szczyrk – route number 3b with the B5 chairlift to Zbojnicka Kopa and route number 2 with the T-bar to Małe Skrzyczne. On Saturday, December 18, the third route – no. 4 – was opened. Thus the total length of trails in the resort – open daily from 8:30 a.m. – will already amount to 5.5 km. A lot of fun for families will also be provided by attractions prepared for this season – Teddy Bear Max Academy, i.e. group skiing lessons for children and planned for the winter holiday’s Sports Academy of Teddy Bear Max, where older kids will be able to improve their skiing technique.

More information: https://www.szczyrkowski.pl/

White Cross

As the first one in Szczyrk, the White Cross Ski Complex was launched on the picturesque Salmopolska Pass this year. The ski lift available there is open from 9:00 to 20:00 (Monday-Friday) and from 8:00 to 20:00 (Saturday-Sunday). The slopes are suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers. You can also ask for help from instructors and rent equipment.

More information: https://bialykrzyz.com.pl/


The opening of the season in Skrzyczne COS took place on December 18. Intensive recent preparations are coming to an end – favorable conditions have allowed the resort owners to maximize the use of the snowmaking system. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the launched FIS route leading from the top to the intermediate station Jaworzyna. The resort and the cable car will be open daily from 8:00 to 15:30.

Detailed information on the website: http://www.skrzyczne.cos.pl/

Planning a winter trip to the Beskids on skis or snowboard? The 2021/2022 season has already started! We encourage you to follow the news on the websites and Facebook profiles of the Beskid ski resorts. In addition, you can find there current open runs and live video feeds from the slopes.


Christmas in the mountains – why is it worth it?

Christmas is an extraordinary time of the year, filled with meetings with loved ones at a lavishly set the table. However, the magic atmosphere of these special days can be disturbed by intensive preparations – general cleaning and hours spent in the kitchen. How about spending Christmas outside the house? We invite you to enjoy a peace-filled Christmas Eve in Szczyrk – at the Przystanek Góry!

Christmas in the mountains – is it a good idea?

Buying presents, cleaning the house, decorating the Christmas tree, cooking Christmas dishes – the list of pre-Christmas duties is really long. As a result, instead of taking pleasure and satisfaction from the atmosphere of these special days, we often feel simply tired of them. What if, for once, we could forget about the stressful and time-consuming preparations and spend Christmas away from home? Christmas in the mountains is a great way to get away from the annual pre-Christmas rush and experience a real family Christmas in the breathtaking mountain scenery. It is also a unique opportunity to experience a truly white Christmas, which is rare in cities. Christmas in the mountains will also delight lovers of active recreation. Skiing or boarding and hiking on snowy trails will allow us to burn off excess calories.

What does Christmas in the mountains look like?

A Christmas stay in the mountains lets you forget about tiring preparations and enjoy the time spent with your family and the surrounding beautiful nature. Many people, however, wonder what Christmas spent in a hotel instead of at home is like. Mountain lovers who decide to spend their last December days away from home can take advantage of offers prepared for Christmas. In addition to comfortable accommodation with delicious food, they include many facilities also prepare a variety of attractions. Christmas Eve dinner, sleigh rides with a bonfire or Christmas carol concerts will put the gathered guests in a truly festive atmosphere. All that makes Christmas in the mountains a great, because unusual, and at the same time unforgettable way to celebrate those special days of the year.

Unforgettable time in an intimate place – Christmas in the mountains

The unique climate of the Polish mountains attracts visitors at any time of the year. However, it is winter that provides unique experiences. Christmas in our Przystanek Góry, located in picturesque Szczyrk, is a proven recipe for a successful Christmas – filled with relaxation, the companionship of loved ones and beautiful winter landscapes. Guests who decide to spend Christmas in Beskid Slaski will enjoy comfortable accommodation in fully equipped rooms and suites with bathrooms, which are a guarantee of a peaceful, restful stay. In addition, the facility near the city center will provide active recreation for skiing fans on the slopes and hiking trails nearby. There are also plenty of attractions for the youngest guests. A well-equipped playroom and engaging animations are waiting.

For all interested in Christmas in the mountains, we recommend booking your holiday in advance. Don’t hesitate – plan your family Christmas in Szczyrk today!

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Why should you visit Szczyrk?

The Silesian Beskid is one of the most exciting regions on the tourist map of Poland. It offers many hiking and cycling trails of varying difficulty and numerous ski lifts and slopes. It also has extensive accommodation and catering base. Thus, everyone who goes to Szczyrk, Wisła, Ustroń or Brenna will find something for themselves. Today we will present to you a few reasons why Szczyrk is worth visiting.

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