Skrzyczne Ascent For Mountain Biking

The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Poland.

Southwest of Krakow in southern Poland, the Beskidy Mountains are a forested range of low elevation mountains near the Tatras Mountains on the border with the Czech and Slovakian Republics. The small villages nearby include Szczyrk, Wisla, and Ustron. The ascent over the double Skrzyczne peaks can be done in a 42 km (1500m vertical) loop. From Szczyrk, mountain bike ride towards Salmopol Pass for a kilometers. Turn left onto a gravel road and climb steeply for 6.5 km to the Skrzyczne summit (1250m). Proceed along the flat ridge to the Male Skrzyczne summit. Descend while winding through the woods on paths. Upon reaching the road, climb back up over Salmopol Pass and descend back into Szczrk.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  The Best MTB Rides - Part I Western Beskidy by A. Michalik & W. Sliwinski; Poland Tourism, US (212) 867-5011.

Recommended Map:  "Europe Road Atlas" from Michelin

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Francuski, Krakow (48) 12-422-5122

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  5665

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