The loop plus

"The loop" is a hiking route along the trails of the Silesian, Żywiecki and Mały Beskids, which begins and ends in Bielsko-Biała. The route is integrated with a network of mountain shelters. Our trip is mostly based on "The loop", but we add our own "plus" in the form of several modifications and thus interesting attractions. This big advantage is definitely a visit to Wisła (it is the most famous town in the region, famous for the Ski Jumping World Cup) and the Żywiec Ethnographic Park in Ślemień. Thanks to this, we get to know the culture and history of the Beskids even better.

The trip is a great adventure together and gives a lot of satisfaction every day. The daily distance to be covered has been selected (taking into account elevation gain, etc.) so that it can be covered comfortably. There are no technically difficult sections on the route. Of course, you should bear in mind that this is a mountain hike with a backpack, but a person who occasionally hikes in the mountains and/or is active should have no problems with this route.

Daily physical activity, close contact with nature, beautiful views and the unforgettable atmosphere of the Beskids...

"The loop plus" for all mountain lovers!

1. Day (arrival)

Pick-up from the airport in Katowice (preferred) or other airports (Kraków, Warsaw). Transfer to Bielsko-Biała, depending on the arrival time, visit the center or start the hike directly.

Route: Bielsko-Biała (Dębowiec) through Szyndzielnia (1028 m above sea level) and Trzy Kopce to the PTTK Błatnia shelter. The walking distance is approximately 10 km.

2. Day

Route: from the PTTK Błatnia shelter, through Brenna, the Równica peak (884 m above sea level), Ustroń Jaszowiec and Czantoria (995 m above sea level) to the Soszów shelter. The walking distance is approximately 23 km.

During the hike, a break by the river in Brenna or Ustroń.

3. Day

Route: from the Soszów shelter, descent to the Vistula. In Wisła we see the Ski Museum, the Habsburg Hunting Palace, the market square and the ski jump named after Adam Małysz. Accommodation in Wisła Malinka. The walking distance is approximately 20 km.

4. Day

Route: at the beginning we head towards Lake Czerniańskie and the Castle of the President of the Republic of Poland in Wisła, we enter the Szarcula Pass. We are in the "Wisła" nature reserve. We follow the red trail to the top of Barania Góra (1,215 m above sea level), and go down to Węgierska Górka for the night. The walking distance is approximately 28 km.

5. Day

Route: from Węgierska Górka we follow the red trail to Rysianka (1,322 m above sea level), then we conquer Trzy Kopce and Pilsko (1,557 m above sea level). Overnight stay at the Hala Miziowa PTTK shelter. The walking distance is approximately 25 km.

6. Day

Route: from Hala Miziowa we head towards Korbielów and continue through Mędralowa (1169 m above sea level) to the PTTK Markowe Szczawiny shelter. The length of the route is approximately 26 km.

7. Day

Route: from the Markowe Szczawiny shelter we follow the red trail to the highest peak of the Western Beskids, Babia Góra (1,725 m above sea level), then through the peak of Mała Babia Góra, Jałcowy Garb, Kolisty Groń and then along the green and blue trails we reach the village of Ślemień. We visit the Museum of the Żywiec Ethnographic Park in Ślemień. Overnight stay in the area. The length of the route is approximately 28 km.

8. Day (departure)

Depending on the time and place of departure, a visit to Żywiec and/or the Brewery Museum in Żywiec is possible.

Included in the price:

  • transport from the airport to Bielsko-Biała and at the end of the trip from Ślemień to the airport (in the event of a late departure, also transfer to Żywiec)
  • accommodation in mountain shelters and guesthouses (accommodation in shared rooms is possible in mountain shelters) with breakfast
  • guide care in Polish, English, Spanish, German or Russian
  • entrance tickets: to the ski jump named after Adam Małysz, to the Babiogórski National Park, to the Museum of the Żywiec Ethnographic Park
  • local tolls, highway tolls, parking lots, reservation costs, taxes, etc.

The price does not include:

  • costs of visiting other facilities not included in the program (optional)
  • meals (except breakfast)
  • insurance

Approximate prices per person:

  • for 2 people in a group: 6,999 PLN
  • for 4 people in a group: 4,499 PLN
  • for 6 people in a group: 3,999 PLN
  • for 8 and more people: 3,799 PLN