This route enables you to discover the most attractive landscape of the Radziejowa range in the Beskid Sadecki mountains. Walking trails are marked clearly and are followed by few tourists. The panoramas are numerous and vast. Berries and parasol mushrooms are plentiful in the glades; the birch groves at the top are rich in birch bolete and boletus mushrooms.
The path begins at the trail signposts near the bridge in Krościenko over the Dunajec River. Walk past the bridge following the red trail (the main Beskidzki trail). Turn left immediately after passing the bridge and continue along Zdrojowa Street. Be prepared to turn left to Źródlana street soon - this takes you out of the town. At first, the path leads along overgrown fields and meadows, finally reaching Stajkowa hill. On the western slope of the hill there is a vast glade offering a beautiful view of the Pieniny, the Lubań range and Krościenko village situated below.
On the section between Stajkowa and Dzwonkówka summit the path starts to climb (sometimes steeply) through the forest. From time to time, the path passes through small glades. There are signposts at the top and it is necessary to switch to the yellow trail, which takes you down to Łącko village.
You soon reach Złotne hamlet. It lies within the most beautiful part of the Radziejowa range.
Its name refers to medieval gold prospectors who used to excavate steep sides of the ravines on Błyszcz slopes. It is worth seeing the nearby “Pusta Wielka” reserve which was established to protect the stand of a relic pine (Pinus silvestris). From this point onwards, the path continues through a stretch of multiple glades. While walking, the vast panoramas of the Tatras, Pieniny, Gorce, Beskid Wyspowy, the distant Sądecka valley, Rożnowskie foothills and Beskid Sądecki can all be admired.
The trail passes hamlets snuggled into the hillside: Cehrla, Poboiska and Wyrostki. When you reach the pass between Błyszcz and Jaworzynka note that the trail colour changes to green.
At this point it is possible to turn off the main trail to see a papal chapel at the top of Błyszcz. The path is marked with a signpost. Near the chapel there is a small obelisk dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
After leaving the pass, follow the trail down to Urnica glade. From here enjoy the views of the Dunajec valley and Tylmanowa village located alongside the river. To return to Krościenko catch a public bus at the bus stop in Tylmanowa. The buses run regularly from Nowy Sącz and Ochotnica (between ten and twenty times a day).
Tylmanowa originated back in 1336 when the St. Clara nuns from Sącz created an intensive settlement in the region. The name of the village derives from the first village leader – Tylman. In the XVIIth century Tylmanowa robbers famously prowled the neighbourhood.
The church of St. Nicholas - dating back to the XVIIIth century - and the famous “Road to Calvary” built on the slopes of Baszta hill are both interesting. The easiest way to get to the Calvary is to follow the green trail, which leads to Makowica and Lubań peaks.