The eastern part of the Polish section of the Beskid Mountains consists of three ranges: the Beskid Niski (Low), Beskid Sadecki and Beskid Wyspowy. This long belt of land stretches for almost 200 km from its westerly to its easterly points, and is predominantly a relatively wild and remote area, loved especially by those who want to spend their holidays off the beaten track. Polish writer Gustaw Morcinek said that if the Tatra Mountains can be compared to Gothic architecture, then the Beskid resembles the Baroque with its abundance of rich, mild and winding shapes. And this is how the Beskid Mountains really are – low yet diverse, forested slopes and large meadows, zigzagging mountain rivers and profuse wildlife, and partly under the protection of the Magurski National Park.
Aside from its natural attractions, the region conceals a great number of other attractions. No matter if you want to sightsee or spend your time hiking or cycling, the Beskid Mountains are very welcoming and provide great opportunities for relaxation.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Krakow take road 75 east to Nowy Sacz (a gateway to the Beskid Sadecki), then you can continue to the east via road 28 to explore Beskid Niski or to the west – to get to Beskid Wyspowy. The nearest international airports are in Krakow and Rzeszow.
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane