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Jura Mountains

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Jura Mountains

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Jura Mountains is in Lesser Poland Voivodship and Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Mirow and Boblice — Two twin castles
  • Morsko — Ski center with old castle ruins
  • Ojcow — Gateway to Ojcowski National Park and Dolinki Krakowskie valleys
  • Olkusz — Old city
  • Oświęcim — Old city, place of Auschwitz German Nazi Concentration Camp
  • Rabsztyn — Renewed castle and Pazurek natural reserve
  • Rudno — Place of Tenczyn castle ruins
  • Alwernia — Old town with movie studios and Skowronek artificial lake
  • Bukowno — Lovely town among nature
  • Koniecpol — Hometown of one of the most famous Polish military commander Stanisław Koniecpolski
  • Myszków — One of the most know Jura towns
  • Pilica — Town famous by Smoleń castle ruins and Wodąca Valley
  • Wolbrom and Żarnowiec — Two old cities
  • Szczekociny — Town and place of last Kosciusko battle.

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Jura Mountains are composed by limestone rocks. There're many Karst phenomena like caves. In the past there were many castles built. Nowadays many of them are ruined although some as Bobolice and Mirów one have been renewed.

Talk[edit]

People in the most tourist places can speak at least one foreign language. There would be a problem with foreign language knowledge in less tourist places. Young people can speak English while older ones Russian or German.

Get in[edit]

Much of attractions are located not far from Kraków or Katowice airports. Częstochowa and Jura Wieluńska're located much further to airports. There're international buses stopping in Zawiercie, Kraków, Częstochowa, Wieluń or Szczekociny.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • old cities in Kraków, Wieluń, Żarnowiec, Wolbrom or Olkusz.
  • Jasna Góra monastery in Częstochowa
  • Góra Zborów mountain in Podlesice
  • castle ruins in Ogrodzieniec, Pilica and Olsztyn
  • palace ruins in Włodowice and Szczekociny
  • Auschwitz German Nazi Concentration Camp in Oświęcim
  • Błędowska Desert (in Błędów or Chechło)
  • hermitage in Czatachowa
  • Ojcowski National Park and Dolinki Krakowskie valleys
  • Załęczański Landscape Park
  • Holiday villages of Hutki-Kanki and Żarki-Letnisko
  • small spa village of Jaroszowiec

Itineraries[edit]

Jura Mountains nature walks[edit]

  • Day 1

Ojców, Pieskowa Skała, Ojcowski National Park

  • Day 2-5

Dolinki Krakowskie

  • Day 6

Korzkiew castle, Tenczyn castle ruins

Jura Wieluńska Nature Walks[edit]

  • Day 1-3

Załęczański Landscape Park

  • Day 4-5

Upper Liswarta Landscape Park

Częstochowa and Jura Wieluńska[edit]

  • Day 1-2

Częstochowa sightseeing (city center, Jasna Góra, old and contemporary churches)

  • Day 3

Załęczański Landscape Park

  • Day 4

Relax on Lisiniec pools.

Weekend on the Desert[edit]

  • Day 1

Błędowska Desert, Błędowskie swamps, Chechło and Klucze

  • Day 2
  • Version 1

Okradzionów, Łęka, Łosień, climbing on Łeverest, relax

  • Version 2

Okradzionów, Krzykawka, Slawków, relax

  • Day 3 (final day)

Ogrodzieniec, Hutki-Kanki and Niegowonice

If your flight's late, you can see Pogoria III or IV lake and watch a sunset here.

Weekend in Jura Mountains[edit]

Version 1[edit]
  • Day 1

Zawiercie, Poręba, Ogrodzieniec, Giebło, Żelazko, Pilica, Szczekociny

  • Day 2

Myszków, Mirów, Bobolice, Podlesice, Poraj Lake, Żarki-Letnisko

  • Day 3

Złoty Potok, Czatachowa, Olsztyn, Suliszowice

The best way's to have an accommodation in Zawiercie or Ogrodzieniec

Version 2[edit]
  • Day 1

Ogrodzieniec, Hutki-Kanki, Niegowonice, Błędowska Desert

  • Day 2

Relax on Krępa, Mitręga lake in Łazy, Łazy water Park

The best accommodation places are located in Ogrodzieniec

Version 3[edit]
  • Day 1-2

Częstochowa sightseeing

  • Day 3

Załęczański Landscape Park, Wieluń, Działoszyn, Upper Liswarta Landscape Park

Version 4[edit]
  • Day 1

Pieskowa Skała, Ojcowski National Park

  • Day 2-3

Dolinki Krakowskie


One Day in Jura Mountains[edit]

  • Version 1

Ogrodzieniec, Błędowska Desert, Hutki-Kanki, Niegowonice

  • Version 2

Ogrodzieniec, Mirów, Bobolice, Żarki-Letnisko, Złoty Potok, Olsztyn

  • Version 3

Ojcowski National Park, Pieskowa Skała, Dolinki Krakowskie

  • Version 4

Działoszyn, Załęczański Landscape Park, Wieluń

  • Version 5

Olkusz, Bukowno, Bolesław, Błędowska Desert, Jaroszowiec

  • Version 6

Ogrodzieniec, Pilica, Wolbrom, Żarnowiec

  • Version 7

Żarki-Letnisko, Morsko, Mirów, Bobolice, Podlesice, Czatachowa

  • Version 8

Zawiercie, Poręba, Nakło Palace, Bieganów Manor House, Szczekociny

  • Version 9

Sławków, Krzykawka, Okradzionów, Łosień, Łęka, Błędowska Desert

  • Version 10

Ogrodzieniec, Ryczów, Żelazko, Śrubarnia, Giebło, Szczekociny

New Year in Jura Mountains[edit]

New Year in Złoty Potok[edit]
  • Day 1

Walks in Złoty Potok

  • Day 2

Olsztyn and Janów sightseeing

  • Day 3

Żarki, Żarki-Letnisko and Czatachowa sightseeing, midnight walk

  • Day 4 (final one)

Walk on Przeczyce lake and Siewierz castle sightseeing

New Year in the desert[edit]
  • Day 1

Walk in Błędowska Desert, Błędów, Klucze or Chechło sightseeing

  • Day 2

Ogrodzieniec castle sighseeing, midnight walk

  • Day 3

relax

  • Day 4 (final day)

Pogoria Lakes (if you travel via Katowice) or Kraków Old Town and Kazimierz district (if you travel via Kraków) The best way's to find an accommodation in Błędów or Klucze.

New Year in Hutki-Kanki[edit]
  • Day 1

Walk in Hutki-Kanki

  • Day 2

Rodaki, Ryczówek, Błędowska Desert, midnight walk in Hutki-Kanki or/and watching fireworks in Niegowonice.

  • Day 3

relax, Ogrodzieniec castle

  • Day 4 (final one)

Pogoria lakes

New Year in Żarki-Letnisko[edit]
  • Day 1

walk in Żarki-Letnisko, Poraj lake, Żarki

  • Day 2

Ostrężnik, Przewodziszowice, midnight walk

  • Day 3

relax, Jaworznik, Czatachowa

  • Day 4( final one)

Mirów and Bobolice castles You can find an accommodation in Żarki-Letnisko or Żarki

New Year in Ojców[edit]
  • Day 1

Pieskowa Skała, Ojców castle, Prądnik valley

  • Day 2-3

Dolinki Podkrakowskie

  • Day 4

Relax, midnight walk

  • Day 5 (final one)

Korzkiew castle

New Year in Ogrodzieniec[edit]
  • Day 1

Ogrodzieniec castle, Our Lady of Rocks sanctuary

  • Day 2

Pilica, Ryczów, Błędowska desert

  • Day 3

relax, midnight walk and/or watching fireworks from Niegowonice

  • Day 4

Mirów and Bobolice castles, relax

  • Day 5 (final one)

Łęka, Łosień, Gołonoskie hill, Pogoria III and IV lakes (from Dziewiąty and Marianki).

Do[edit][add listing]

Climbing[edit]

Jura Mountains are popular climbing area. There're many climbing schools and trails. The most popular climbing places are Olsztyn, Kroczyce, Podlesice, Łutowiec, Ogrodzieniec, Żelazko, Ryczów, Pilica and Dolinki Krakowskie.

Horse Riding[edit]

Horse riding is very popular sport. There're many stud farms. There's a special horse trail called Transjura Horse Trail (Transjurajski Szlak Konny).

Canoeing[edit]

There're many rivers crossing Jura Mountains as Pilica, Warta, Liswarta and Biała Przemsza. You can rent your canoe in many places.

Hiking[edit]

Jura Mountains is full of many walking trails. The most popular multiple day ones are: Szlak Pustynny (Deser Trail), Szlak Orlich Gniaz (Eagle's Nests Trail), Szlak Warowni Jurajskich (Jura Mountains Fortresses Trail) and Zamonit Trail (Szlak Zamonitu).

Cycling[edit]

There're many cycling paths. Many accommodation objects offer bike rental.

Caves[edit]

Jura Mountains has the second cave digest after Tatra Mountains. There're tourist caves: Łokietka, Ciemna, Wierzchowska, Nietoperzowa, Smocza Jama and Głęboka. You can find non-tourist caves easy to explore in Ryczów, Ostrężnik, Pilica, Olsztyn, Dolinki Krakowskie (some), Załęczański Landscape Park (some)

Lakes[edit]

There're many artificial lakes in Jura Mountains: Poraj, Siamoszyce, Skowronek in Alwernia, Częstochowa (Lisiniec), Kraków (Kryspinów and Bagry), Blachownia, Szczekociny, Wolbrom, Pilica, Kostkowice and Poręba. There're open air pools in Ogrodzieniec, Włodowice, Żarki-Letnisko, Zawiercie, Olkusz, Bukowno and more.

Paragliding[edit]

The most popular paragliding areas are Będkowska Valley (Dolinki Krakowskie), Trzebinia, Klucze and Olsztyn.

Winter sports[edit]

There're ski centers in Morsko, Pilica and Jaroszowiec. Cross skiing is very popular winter activity.

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Stay safe[edit]

Jura Mountains, except bigger cities, are very safe places. The biggest hazards are poisonous snakes and wild boars. There're many dangers connected to climbing and cave exploring. If you have any problems, just call Jura Mountains Emergency Group (JOPR).

Get out[edit]

You can see places in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, Holy Cross Mountains or Łódź Voivodship


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