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!