Bieszczady

Many believe that the Bieszczady Mountains are the most romantic part of Poland. It is here that city people tired of hustle and bustle of work escape. For years known as the favourite place of artists and people escaping all templates. For lovers of mountain hiking Bieszczady will provide the hardships of climbing as well as amazing views.

WHERE ARE THE BIESZCZADY MOUNTAINS SITUATED?

THINK - REST AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE, SAY - BIESZCZADY. FOR DECADES, THE SOUTHERN REGIONS OF THE PODKARPACKIE PROVINCE HAVE ATTRACTED RESTLESS SOULS LOOKING FORWARD TO REDISCOVERING THE ENERGY FLOWING FROM CONTACT WITH NATURE. HOSPITABLE, YET UNTAMED, THEY ARE ALSO WAITING FOR YOU, ONLY IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH FOR THE PRIMAL AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES.

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Which places are worth visiting in the Bieszczady Mountains?

 

When visiting the Bieszczady Mountains, you cannot do without hiking along the climatic meadows and mountain trails. When planning a short trip or a longer stay in this region, be prepared for contact with fauna and flora ... and yourself - the Bieszczady Mountains will give you an opportunity to look inside yourself. During your walks, you will have a chance to see plants and animals that certainly cannot be found anywhere else in Poland. The roar of a bison, bear, or deer is the natural sound of the Bieszczady forests that await brave tourists. Also noteworthy are the Hucul ponies, characteristic horses living in the Bieszczady Mountains, which you can meet on pastures all year round.

MOUNTAIN MEADOWS - BIESZCZADZKI NARODOWY PARK

"One goes there like to a Tibetan temple, and you need to know how to live there". - These are the words of the legendary Lutek Pinchuk, who devoted most of his life to the symbol of Bieszczady - the shelter on Połonina Wetlinska mountain meadow, Chatka Puchatka - Pooh Corner.

solina jezioro bieszczady Jezioro Solińskie, photo: Mateusz Pięta

LAKE SOLINA - BIESZCZADY SEA

Have you already seen the sunset on the surface of Lake Solina? Admiring this majestic star hiding behind the Solina hill from the perspective of the water surface will make you fall in love with this place forever.

BIESZCZADY BICYCLE DRAISINES

Do you like to spend your time actively in a beautiful natural setting? If so, this attraction is perfect for you. The beautiful route of the railroad line No. 108 leading from Zagórz to Krościenko, built in 1872, can be traversed in a bicycle draisine. Poland's largest touristic bicycle draisine rental facility is located in Uherce Mineralne.

BIESZCZADY BICYCLE DRAISINES fot. arch. Bieszczadzkich Drezyn Rowerowych

BIESZCZADY FOREST RAILWAY

"First - slowly - like a tortoise - sluggishly, the machine sluggishly started rolling on the rails" - this is how you can start a journey through the Bieszczady abandoned villages, through mountains and valleys. The Bieszczady Forest Railway, as it is referred to here, is a narrow-gauge railroad launched nearly 150 years ago, and nowadays it provides a lot of thrills and excitement as the highest narrow-gauge railroad in Poland.

MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE IN SANOK MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE IN SANOK photo: Ł. Barzowski

MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE IN SANOK

Let us introduce the largest outdoor museum in Europe. Crossing the entrance gate, you will get back to a 20th-century Galician marketplace. You will find here replicas of wooden houses from various Podkarpackie towns, equipped with furniture and objects that our grandparents used a century ago.

PEARLS OF UNESCO BIESZCZADY ORTHODOX CHURCH ARCHITECTURE

True gems of Orthodox church architecture in the Bieszczady Mountains on the UNESCO list! Diversity of style and form, while forming a related coherent whole.

Smolnik Church Bieszczady Smolnik - Greek Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel, photo: Krystian Kłysewicz

STARRY-SKY PARK "BIESZCZADY"

 "I love coming here, I absolutely love coming here". - These are the words of Karol Wojcicki, a well-known popularizer of astronomy, from one of the episodes of "Palcem po niebie," and the reference is, of course, to the Bieszczady Mountains.

bieszczady połoniny podkarpacie góry photo: Żaneta Węklar

BIESZCZADY FORESTS - THE BOUNDLESS FOREST

The Bieszczady Mountains are primarily the greenery - the green of beech, fir and mixed forest. Walking through the Bieszczady forests, we can breathe in the fresh mountain air permeated with the scent of resin, needles and warm forest litter.

Cycling through the Bieszczady Mountains

A bicycle escapade among the Bieszczady nature is a treat for lovers of active recreation. The Bieszczady Mountains offer the opportunity to experience a unique adventure along bicycle trails.

rowery photo: Daniel Wojtas

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