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Czantoria/Čantoryje

Page Type: Trail

Location: Czech Republic/Poland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 49.67876°N / 18.80486°E

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Easy

Layout: Loop

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Sep 12, 2012 / Sep 12, 2012

Object ID: 285126

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Overview

 
Spare wheels
Mountain hut
 
Čantoryje/Czantoria outlook tower in the drizzle.
Outlook tower
 
Čantoryje/Czantoria ridge trail ridden downhill in the drizzle.
ridge ride

Czantoria/Čantoryje, despite not the tallest, is one of the few emblematic mountains of the Silesian Beskids, partly due to its huge outlook tower, as well as its ski resort. Shared with Czech Republic and remote from the main Carpathian ridge, its prominency makes it enticing for a visit, both to bikers and hikers. The outlook tower provides stunning panoramas, but only if you have nice weather, as well as few czech coins in your pocket, conditions which both weren't fulfilled during my visit.

There aren't many solution to conqueer Czantoria without walking the bike, however one key to the the door of the fortress exists on the Czech side. This is what this ride aimed to verify. Unfortunately the predicted nice weather turned out to be a foggy cloudy sky, and even a drizzle once riding the ridges... But I bagged Czantoria entierely on the bike ! Winning in the adversity provides a bit of satisfaction anyway ;)
Czantoria from Wisła
Czantoria from Wisła

Trail Description

 
Climbing towards Čantoryje
Czech ascent trail
 
Climbing towards Čantoryje
Czech ascent trail
 
Čantoryje/Czantoria ridge trail ridden downhill
Border trail
 
Čantoryje/Czantoria ridge trail ridden downhill in the drizzle.
Border trail

 
Forest trail
Pass trail
 
Downhill into Czech republic from Beskydské sedlo
Pass trail
 
Riding in the drizzle isn t fun especially after hours of driving...
Rain isn't fun
 
Riding in the drizzle isn t fun especially after hours of driving...
Rain isn't fun

The loop consists in climbing Čantoryje from Nýdek clockwise, reaching first the mountain hut via the asphalted road that later becomes a land rover trail, then the top and the south slope via the border ridge. Beware, near the farms settlement named "Światowid" there is a piece of mandatory walking, the descent is too dangerous there.
The return is made via the sharp downhill of the pass Beskydské sedlo.
From Poland, the best solution consists in doing the same loop while reaching Beskydské sedlo (Przełęcz Beskidek in Polish) from Jawornik, neighbouring village of Wisła. The climb to the pass Przełęcz Beskidek is at least as sharp as the downhill on the other side and require a bit of bike-walk...


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Hill views from Wisła
Open views (one of the few)

Getting There

 
Old farm in Wisła Jawornik
Wisła Jawornik
 
Old farm in Wisła Jawornik
Wisła Jawornik
 
Old farm in Wisła Jawornik
Wisła Jawornik
 
Old house in upper Nýdek
Upper Nýdek
 
Hill views from Wisła
Views over Jawornik
 
Climbing Przełęcz Beskidek under rainy sky
Views over Jawornik

As explained above, despite our headquartes were in Wisła on the Polish side, Czech republic is a better trailhead and more precisely Nýdek.


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Ridge trail of Przełęcz Beskidek/Beskydské sedlo
Ridge trail of Przełęcz Beskidek/Beskydské sedlo

When to Bike

 
Downhill of pass of Przełęcz Beskidek in the drizzle
Wet downhill
 
Back at the pass of Przełęcz Beskidek/Beskydské sedlo
Bagged !

Dry soil strongly advised !
Ridge trail of Przełęcz Beskidek/Beskydské sedlo
Ridge trail of Przełęcz Beskidek/Beskydské sedlo

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