The Low Beskid

Through the Red Trail through the Beskid uplands

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A place for a picnic

About this route

A difficult and demanding route, mainly following the red hiking trail through the forested hills between Jaśliska, Puławy, Wisłok Wielki, and Moszczańce. There are many uphill and downhill sections, rough terrain, and the need to navigate through challenging terrain, making it unsuitable for leisurely rides or family trips. However, it is a great adventure for those who enjoy cycling through forested areas!

53 km
961 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 79%
Gravel: 21%
Bicycle type
MTB , Gravel , Trekking
Route markings
Family friendly
Map inconsistent with digital accessibility resulting from the act

Practical advices

When preparing for a route, be sure to check the weather forecast. This will allow you to take appropriate clothing and limit your luggage as much as possible. However, it is well known that the weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared if it gets worse. It is good practice to pack a thin rain jacket that does not take up much space.


Before starting the route, carefully analyse it on a map. Consider whether your skills and equipment are adequate for the level of difficulty of the route.


Download the accompanying .gpx file so that you always have your navigation at hand. To make sure your device doesn't fail you, also bring a power bank, charger or spare batteries. If the weather changes, you may find it useful to have a waterproof case for your electronic equipment.


Be sure to take drinks and food with you on long journeys; you never know when you will get hungry. Remember that a shop or restaurant may be located a long way away. We recommend that you stock up on water, isotonic drinks, energy bars and snacks. This will make sure you don't lose the motivation to continue riding.


The absolute basis for safety is, of course, a helmet. Also, prepare yourself technically. Make sure you have adequate lighting on your bike. Pack a repair kit. Spare inner tubes, a pump, a multitool, all of these things can come in handy in the event of a breakdown, which of course you don't want!

Beskid Niski

The wildest mountains in Poland, enchanting in their beauty.

Route details

Jaśliska – Zawoje – Wisłok Wielki – Jaśliska


  • 1
    0 km

    Standing in the market square in Jaśliska or strolling under the baroque church, it is impossible not to notice the intricately decorated wooden buildings and not think about the significant role such former towns, now villages, played in the social and economic life of the region. Jaśliska were once located along an important trade route to Hungary and were known as Hohenstath (High Town) since their establishment in 1366. The village was significant enough for the Lisowczycy to set up camp there before striking Hungary, and powerful enough to, with the help of its city walls (of which a small fragment has been preserved in the southeast part of the village), withstand Rakoczy's invasion. Standing opposite the town hall, exit the square on the road to the right, stretching along the building, to go through a wide curve over a small bridge across the Bielcza and turn right onto regional road no. 897. Traveling against the flow of the Jasiołka River, you will pass through Posada Jaśliska and Wola Niżna. Just before the forest, turn left onto a gravel road, following the sign for the Szachty picnic area. Drive for 3 km through the dense forest until you reach a junction at the end, then turn sharply left, passing by a tourist shelter. You can take a moment to turn right and visit the former village of Polany Surowiczne, where you will find a Lemko cemetery and a stone bell tower of a former Orthodox church. Then, descend from the Polańska Mountain, again through the dense forest, and continue along the main trail until you reach the bank of the Wisłok River and another abandoned village – Wernejówka. From there, head north, and in less than 2 km, you will arrive at Zawojów.

  • 2
    17.9 km

    Take a break by the Wisłok River. The "W dolinie Wisłoka" nature trail might interest you, but it covers a total of 12 km, so consider if you are fit enough for these additional kilometres in challenging terrain. After crossing a small bridge in the grove of trees in the middle of the village, turn right onto the red hiking trail. Another 2 km through the forest will lead you to Puławy. Stay on the red hiking trail, and make a sharp right turn to the south. You will be on the right track if you pass a cemetery hidden in the grove of trees. The red hiking trail turns right 300 m after the forest wall – do not miss this! You have 5 km of forest road ahead of you, and the trail is well-marked, so you will not get lost. At the end of this stage of the route, you will find a tourist shelter. Descend from the trail at the shelter, taking the path to the right onto a forest track used by foresters and loggers. This route will lead you 5.5 km to Wisłok Wielki.

  • 3
    Wisłok Wielki
    33.3 km
    Wisłok Wielki

    In the village, the wooden St. Onuphrius Orthodox Church is worth your attention, with all the architectural features of a Uniate temple preserved. Leave the village heading west, merging onto the road marked as regional road 897. Passing through hills covered with forests and agriculturally developed clearings, you will reach Moszczańce, and further on to the junction at the picnic area where you have been before. From there, it is just a matter of retracing your steps through Wola Niżna and Posada Jaśliska to get back to Jaśliska, following the road you are already familiar with.

  • 4
    53.3 km

    Your trip ends near the starting point.