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Do przełomu Popradu

To the Poprad river gorge

To the Poprad river gorge
Looking south from Nowy Sącz, you can see the forested ridges of Beskid Sądecki. Begin the route by taking the black bicycle trail in the Nowy Sącz district of Dąbrówki. Continue by crossing the valleys of streams flowing down from the tallest peaks. The subsequent steep climbs and descents will take you to the open ridges and into the valleys with the buildings in Poręba Mała, Nawojowa (an interesting palace of the Stadnicki family), Homrzyska and Czaczów, and eventually Maciejowa. The black signs end in the last town, while a green bicycle trail leads up the valley, to the main ridge. The route continues to go up steeply on an asphalt road, which later turns into a dirt road. You will eventually reach the mountain hostel on Hala Łabowska. You are now on the main ridge of the Jaworzyna range. There used to be huge grazing pastures here in the past used by the Lemkos. Unfortunately, most of them were converted into forests after World War II. From Hala Łabowska continue on the red trail, hiking the Main Beskid Trail, passing subsequent forested peaks. On the highest of these – Runek (1080 m asl) – leave the ridge and take the long descent through the scenic Polana Gwiaździsta glade, and then past the PTTK mountain shelter. You will reach Wierchomla Wielka, from which you will only need to cover a short stretch of an asphalt road going down the valley and to the railway station. Return to Nowy Sącz on the train. Alternatively, if you still have some energy, you can cycle along the red bicycle trail running along Poprad. The route might not be very demanding, but it is almost 33 km long.
Nowy Sącz – Poręba Mała – Nawojowa – Homrzyska – Czaczów – Maciejowa – Hala Łabowska – Runek – Wierchomla Wielka
Długość szlaku: 55
Nowy Sącz Tourist subregion: Beskidzki
Facilities at natural sites: Observation point, Viewing point, Information boards, Educational trail
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