Undemanding routes in the environs of Mosty u Jablunkova
The routes we offer are not overly demanding. So they are suitable for a quiet afternoon walk for weekend walkers and families with small children.
A walk to Studeničné
Take the red-marked trail from the centre of the town around the Hotel Beskyd to the local skiing area. Connect with the footpath there and then continue across the meadow and through the forest up to the Studeničné Chalet, once again along the red-marked trail. You can take some refreshments at Studeničné, play volleyball or tennis on the courts by the chalet or cool off in the outside swimming pool on hot days. Return to Mosty u Jablunkova along the red-marked trail via the skiing area. It is, of course, also possible to extend the route, if you take the blue-marked trail in the direction of the Jablunkovský Pass. On the way to Mosty, stop off at the Hostinec u Jakuba tavern for something tasty.
Set off in search of devils and the devil’s mills under Gírová
The route starts in the centre of Mosty u Jablunkova. Head off around the Hotel Beskyd to the local skiing area and then join up with the red-marked trail and continue to the Studeničná Chalet. From there, continue along the red-marked trail all the way to Gírová. There are further trails from Gírova which can take you to Hrčava or Bukovec, for example. Return from Gírová to Mosty u Jablunkova on the same route or take the green-marked trail for about 2 km to the Markov bus stop on the Hrčava – Mosty line.
The cliff formations with underground corridors known as the Devil’s Mills are located approximately 500 m under the peak of Gírová. The caves are, however, now closed to the public. Locals will tell of how somebody once carried out research to find out how long the underground corridors were. He did it by releasing a dog into the corridors. The dog came out under Stožek, somewhere in the area where you will find “Sedlo pod Gruničkem”. You are sure to notice the landslide which occurred in May 2010 on the way to Gírová.
The Skalka Chalet – a place with a troubled history
Set off from the town centre through the underpass under the railway line and then continue along the red-marked hiking trail to the Zuzana Chalet. From there, take the red-marked trail through the forest to the Skalka Chalet. Return to Mosty u Jablunkova from Skalka on the same route.
There is a small well about half-way along the trail to Skalka where you can stop and refresh yourself. The Skalka Chalet was built in 1928, but the chalet burnt down completely in 1998 before the completion of general reconstruction work. Skalka was rebuilt with the help of volunteers and local associations and it was brought into operation in 2002.