Attractions

The area, where Sobel resort is located, is one of the most attractive places throughout the region. Border of Beskid Mountains and Gorce Mountains and the proximity of Pieniny Mountains allow you to spend the time actively and in an interesting way.

Canoe track in Wietrznica (300 m)
300 meters away from our Resort, in an oxbow lake of Dunajec river, there is a canoe track believed to be one of the most beautiful tracks in Europe. The track is not very difficult but it contains all obstacles appearing in international competitions. It is worth mentioning that Polish national team trains here and Junior World Championships were held on this track. The track is open for all canoeing lovers, outside the period of trainings.

Tylmanowa (500m)
The Calvary of Tylmanowa – the Way of the Cross on the summit of Basta. The Calvary can be seen from a distance. At night, its location can be found thanks to the highlighted cross. Tourists visit it very frequently because this place attracts by viewing and recreational values, and at the same time inspires reflexively.
Suchy Groń called Błyszcz (945 m) – a small peak in Radziejowa Mountain Range – In this place, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła celebrated a Holy Mass for 700 people from 25 oasis on 16th of August, 1972. To commemorate this event, a chapel was erected where Masses are celebrated annually.

A NATURE RESERVE:

Kłodne by Dunajec river (89.1 ha)- covers a part of Dunajec gorge between Radziejowa Mountain Range and Lubań peak. River beds, especially its right side, are wooded with 200-year-old beeches. Tributary valleys are covered by shrubby formations with various species of vascular plants. Pusta Wielka (2.6 ha) – a nature reserve on the slopes of Dzwonkówka in Radziejowa Mountain Range, south-east of Tylmanowa. It is formed by relict pine forests, on “Pusta Wielka”, at an altitude of around 800 MAMSL.

Krościenko (7 km)

Community of Krościenko nad Dunajcem is located in picturesque mountain valley, at an altitude of 420-500 MAMSL, among Pieniny, Gorce and Beskidy Mountain Ranges, on the confluence of Dunajec river and Krośniczanka stream. These valleys used to serve as transport routes since Middle Ages. At present days, they serve as a national road No. 969: Nowy Sącz – Krościenko – Nowy Targ. This picturesque community, cut by Dunajec river and surrounded by unique nature of Pieniny Mountain Range, is an ideal base for mountain tourism, cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, fishing, etc. Tourist route from Krościenko leads to, for instance, Trzy Korony, Sokolica, Prehyba, Marszałek, Lubań and Turbacz. Krościenko is a destination marina of rafts on Dunajec river which allow you to experience unforgettable journey through this unique corner of Pieniny Mountain Range which is an international landscape attraction.

Dunajec Valley – fishing paradise
Wietrznice is located in Dunajec River valley. In this sector, Dunajec River is a quite large mountain river where its stones cause effective riffles. Over the centuries the river has changed its bed several times, due to floods, which resulted in an oxbow lake and numerous belts of rock. Dunajec, as a wide river, is one of the best fishing locations in the country. There live trouts, graylings and huchens which are considered by fishermen to be valuable. National fly-fishing angling competitions are organized nearby.

Trips to Beskid Mountains

On the other side of Dunajec river, there is Radziejowa Mountain Range which belongs to Beskidy Mountain Range. Tourists are welcomed to hiking, as hiking trails are offered nearby. Following the green trail from Tylmanowa you can go to Błyszcz, where Cardinal Karol Wojtyła celebrated a Holy Mass in 1972. The route is very picturesque and not so much tiring. Numerous glades enable you to admire beautiful views of Gorce Mountains. Certainly, following the yellow trail from Błyszcz you can go ahead to Dzwonkówka where you can admire one of the most beautiful views of Tatra Mountains.

Trips to Gorce Mountains
Following the green trail from Tylmanowa, you can go on a trip to Gorce Mountains. After nearly 1.5- hour walk, you can find Lubań which is located at an altitude of 1200 MAMSL. Although route to the peak is quite steep and tiring, as a reward, you can admire wonderful views of Spisz and Tatra Mountains. Lubań is also one of the main junction of tourist trails. From Lubań, you can go ahead to Ochotnica, Kluszkowce, Krościenko or Knurowska pass. Going up Lubań you will pass the so-called Calvary of Tylmanowa, with its highlighted cross at night.

Łącko (5 km)
Łącko – one of the most important place in the region, is located north of Wietrznice, on the estuary of Czarna Woda river to Dunajec river. This fruit picking valley is the most beautiful in the spring, when fruit trees are covered with flowers. In the spring, there is organized “Święto Kwitnących Sadów” [‘Flourising Orchards Feast’] which is famous in the whole country. Łącko is also ‘plum capital of Poland’ where well-known śliwowica [plum brandy] which ‘reinforces and adds rosiness to cheeks’ is produced. Its traditional recipe dates back to the 19th century and is included on Traditional Products List.

Szczawnica (13 km)
Staying in Wietrznice you can go to one of the Carpatian health-resorts – Szczawnica which is located on the estuary of Grajcarek stream to Dunajec river. Szczawnica attracts patients with mineral waters called szczawa which cure various diseases. Although the health-resort is small, a lot of tourists visit it due to its location between Beskidy and Pieniny Mountains. A museum ‘Muzeum Pienińskie’ with rich regional exposition is worth seeing, as well.

Dunajec raft (20 km)
It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Poland. Around ten-kilometer raft on traditional wooden rafts sets out from the rafting marina at Kąty to Szczawnica or Krościenko. Steep slopes of Trzy Korony or Sokolica, steep cliffs and picturesque turns make that your 2-3-hour journey, depending on water level , never ends and stays long in your mind.

Lake Czorsztyn (20 km)
A dam in Niedzica which was built less than 20 years ago, cut Dunajec river between Pieniny Właściwe Mountains and Spisz PIeniny Mountains. As a result, a long and narrow Czorsztyn Lake was created which perfectly blends with mountainous landscape. On the lake shores, there are castles in Czorsztyn and Niedzica, located in the straight ahead position. Small ships run between these castles. You can take a longer cruise on the whole lake and admire wonderful surrounding mountains and castles.
Czorsztyn castle, built by Casimir the Great in c. 1350, protected southern border of Poland. There were merchants from southern Europe and royal retinues going through this way. Not only Saint Kinga of Poland lived in Pieniny Mountains but also young Jadwiga of Poland looked at Dunajec river from the castle. Not only Władysław II Jagiełło and his son, Władysław III resided there but also famous knights (Zawisza Czarny [the Black Knight]) and senators of Rzeczpospolita [old name for Republic of Poland]. A huge fire destroyed the roof in 1790 and as a result the castle declined. Mountainous stronghold exists now as picturesque, rugged walls which the most important part is massive quadrilateral tower and adjoining walls of the old living quarters. In partially reconstructed cellars the exhibitions are presented.

Ski station Czorsztyn-Ski
Ski station Czorsztyn-Ski is located on the hill Wdżar in Kluszkowce which is a final part of Lubań. In the winter, it is a real paradise for skiers. Seven ski runs, with various difficulty levels, and cross-country ski trials connected with six chairlifts, offer amusement form many hours. Czorsztyn-Ski is worth visiting in the summer, as well. Downhill cycling route, roller coaster, ropes course and climbing wall are waiting for guests.

Historic church in Dębno
St. Michael the Archangel Church – a gothic, wooden parish church in Dębno Podhalańskie in Nowy Targ district, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List with other wooden churches of southern Małopolska and Podkarpacie.
The first church in Dębno was erected probably in the 13th century. This church was built in the second half of the 15th century in the place of the former building. Nave and presbyter date back to this period. It is a church in log type, facing east. It is one of the best preserved gothic wooden churches and at the same time one of the most famous Polish historic building in Poland and abroad (it has been nominated as the only wooden church in the competition of Seven Wonders of Poland). The church is famous for: its historic resemblance (remained practically unchanged since the erection) embedding into the landscape; extremely valuable mobile church furnishings; and also a unique polychrome made in wood and dating back to c. 1500 which regarded to be the oldest and completely preserved in Europe. Undoubtedly, it is the best preserved polychrome of this kind in Poland. It is made in 33 colours and contains 77 ornaments in 12 compositions. The most common ornaments present plants and geometry but also figures and animals, mainly deer. Templates were used many times before. These were used probably in manor houses due to their secular character.

Łopuszna (30 km)
Holy Trinity Church , manor house of Tetmajer family
The main attraction of Łopuszna is 15th century wooden, gothic church of the Holy Trinity and St. Antoni Opat. Another attraction of Łopuszna is so-called manor house of Tetmajer family dating back to c. 1790 (rebuilt at the end of the 19th century) which belonged to Leon Przerwa-Tetmajer. Currently the manor house is a branch of the Tatra Museum in which ethnographic museum is located. Museum of Culture of Nobility is going to be opened there. Łopuszna is located on the Wooden Architecture Route in Małopolska . .

Ludźmierz (50 km)
Sanctuary of Our Lady in Ludźmierz is a Shrine to the Virgin Mary with the figure of Our Lady of Ludźmierz, called a ruler of Podhale. Ludźmierz is the oldest parish in Podhale which history dates back to 13th century. Ludźmierz is connected with the history of Gryf family members who possessed lands in Podhale at the end of 12th century, pursuant to the donation of lands given by the ruler. The Life Rosary Garden is located next to Ludźmierz church. Beautifully designed and well-maintained, reminds us of pilgrimage to Podhale and Ludźmierz Sanctuary made by John Paul II in 1997; and of his teachings on the importance of the Holy Rosary. In the centre of the Garden, there is a life-sized sculpture of John Paul II. This sculpture is different from others as it represents the Pope kneeling down.

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