WIELKA RYCERZOWA

by | Aug 1, 2022

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The Soblówka – Wielka Rycerzowa trail is a moderate route with a distance of about 11 km and 693 m of elevation gain. It starts and ends at the Church in Soblówka. Time to complete the trail, including breaks and a longer rest in the mountain shelter on Mt Rycerzowa, is about 5 hours. The trail provides many beautiful and breathtaking views as well as unforgettable experiences.

WIELKA RYCERZOWA MOUNT 

It is a peak belonging to the Wielka Racza Group, located in the Beskid Żywiecki that is situated in the southern part of the Silesian and south-west of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The highest peak is the majestic Babia Góra, rising to 1725 m above sea level. Not counting the Tatra Mountains, it is the highest hill in Poland. Equally beautiful and worth climbing are the peaks of Pilsko or Mt Wielka Racza.There is no shortage of unusual and climatic places and hostels. The mountain accommodation base is wide.

A MOUNTAIN HUT ON RYCERZOWA 

It is located at an altitude of 1120 m. It is the first PTTK (Polish Tourist Association) mountain hut in the Polish mountains. The hostel offers the possibility of spending the night in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10-bed rooms. Hot meals can be ordered until 7 p.m. and the buffet is open an hour longer.

HOW TO GET THERE

You will reach the small village of Soblówka after about an hour drive from Bielsko-Biała (on the way you will pass through Węgierska Górka, Milówka and Rajcza). In the village, right next to the church, you will find quite a big and free car park. There is also a bus stop – but the bus access is very difficult.

NEARBY TOWNS AND WHAT TO SEE THERE

Soblówka is a village located about 32 km from Żywiec, 24 km from Węgierska Górka and 56 km from Bielsko-Biała, which may make it easier to reach the destination. Unfortunately, bus access may be slightly difficult.

Alley of the Robbers
[Węgierska Górka]

It was created in 2009 and consists of six monumental sculptures from 4, 5 to 5 metres high depicting figures of robbers.

World War II forts
[Węgierska Górka]

Remnants of a fierce defence of the Polish army against a German attack from 1 to 3 September 1939.

The Habsburg Palace
[Żywiec]

Aclassicist palace, well preserved and open to the public.

Lake Żywieckie

Retention reservoir on the River Sole near Żywiec.

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