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Active Tourism

The Active Tourism

Let us invite you to the Beskid Śląski and Żywiecki - the mountain ranges situated in the southern part of the voivodeship. The Beskidy Mountains are a dream place for skiing. Over one hundred ski slopes await the aficionados of the "white adventure". Most of the slopes are artificially snowed and lighted. In the winter season, over 150 ski lifts function here as well as several mountain railways - the gondola-type to Szyndzielnia in Bielsko-Biała, chair-type to Skrzyczne in Szczyrk and to Czantoria in Ustroń as well as cable-rail-type to the Żar Mountain. In Szczyrk, the most popular winter sports centre, there are 60 km of ski tracks, the majority of which hold the FIS certification. The excellent conditions for skiing can be also found in Korbielów, Brenna, Ustroń, Istebna as well as in Wisła, where Adam Małysz lives, the world champion and the winner of the World Cup in ski jumps.  On the slopes of the charming Beskidy Mountains one may come across numerous enthusiasts of new types of skiing: funcarving and ski-alpinism. 

The Beskidy Mountains are an ideal place for walking tourism. The beautiful landscapes, immaculate nature, the network of marked tourist routes as well as numerous refuges, these are the assents of our mountains. There are plenty of hotels, guest houses and private accommodation of high standard and for reasonable price. In the northern part of the Voivodeship, there is the Krakow-Częstochowa Upland, where the limestone island mountains, rock gates and spires create ideal conditions for scrambling and the numerous caves are a genuine paradise for cave explorers. Above the heads of the wandering tourists, the colourful wings of para / hang-gliders appear.

In the Jura, as the Krakow-Częstochowa Upland is usually called, there are also some excellent areas for cycling. The numerous lanes are prepared for biking enthusiasts and allow for active relish in this part of the region.

The Beskidy and Jura are also well-known places for the aficionados of extreme sports, such as: paintball, quad riding or bungee jumps.  

The Żywiec and Międzybrodzie Lake as well as the Czaniec and Poraj water basins are visited by many water sports enthusiasts.