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You can rest for days, read books, contemplate nature, practice yoga or walk. Among our favorite activities in Łostówka are long, evening bonfires with a view of the mountains, dinner in the garden gazebo and endless walks, during which we enjoy the eyes of small wonders of nature. The area invites to activity and excursions. Here are a few attractions that we gladly recommend to you:
Our houses are located on the border of the Beskid Wyspowy and Gorce Mountains. Next to the houses, there is a hiking trail that leads through the peaks of the Beskid Wyspowy: Ogorzała, Ostra, Jasień, Mogielica and to the border of the Gorce National Park in Rzeki. From there, you can walk to Gorc, Turbacz and Stare Wierchy.
While in the Gorce National Park, it is worth visiting the highest astronomical observatory in Poland on the top of Mount SUHORA. (1000m above sea level)
There are other beautiful peaks of the Beskid Wyspowy nearby: Mogielica, Łopień, Śnieżnica, Lubogoszcz, Szczebel, Luboń Wielki and Ćwilin visible from our homes.
If you like riding a bike in the mountains, we recommend the nearby routes - they can be a real challenge, but that's what it's all about.
We also have a horse stud nearby (in Lubomierz) and horse trails.
There are great conditions for skiing in the area - the nearest slopes are 10 minutes away by car from the houses: Lubomierz Ski, Kasina Ski, Limanowa Ski. There is a ski school and ski equipment rental in Lubomierz. There is also an ice rink in the nearby Mszana Dolna (5 minutes by car).
For a local mini-trip, we recommend Poręba Wielka. The trail of Małopolska Wooden Architecture runs through it, the monument of which is the family home of Władysław Orkan. In a beautifully situated villa, you can see old furniture and souvenirs from the writer. (Poreba Wielka 109)
It is also worth going to the historic Wodzicki Manor Park from the 16th century, with over 1000 trees, 14 of which are natural monuments. The oldest trees are 300-400 years old!
The park has the thickest elm in Poland, "Elm Łokietka" and the second largest elm in Poland, "Elm Chłosty". There is also an amphitheater and a graduation tower in the park.
An interesting attraction during the holiday season is a retro train with a steam locomotive and antique carriages. You can get on it in Mszana Dolna and go to the open-air museum in Chabówka or to Kasina Wielka.
Hunters of unusual objects may be interested in the market in Mszana Dolna, where you can buy wooden products, wicker products, tools, flowers and second-hand clothes. On Saturday morning, in the same place, interesting antiques are also sold at the Old Market.
For book lovers, we recommend a visit to "Theseusz", the largest antiquarian bookstore in Poland. Coming to us from Krakow, just after leaving Zakopianka, you will see it in the town of Lubień, just off the main road. You can find unique books for adults and children.