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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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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.