Route 41: Impressed by Spiš
Bukowina Tatrzańska, Czarna Góra (2,5 km) Trybsz (6,5 km) Nowa Biała (11,5 km) Krempachy (13 km) Dursztyn (16,5 km) Łapsze Wyżne (21,5 km) Przełęcz nad Łapszanką (28 km) Bukowina Tatrzańska (34 km)
34 km, 5 h, difficulty – medium
Altitude profile of the route:
The proposed route abounds in numerous climbs and descents and wonderful views of the nearby peaks of Tatras. We start at the car park near the roundabout in the northern part of Bukowina Tatrzańska. We cross the bridge over Białka, then turn left to Czarna Góra. Going sometimes very steeply uphill, we get to the noteworthy Korkoszów Homestead. When we reach Trybsz, at the main intersection, we turn right to get by the wooden 16th-century church. We return to the main road and cycle north-west. We cross the bridge over Białka and turn right at the nearest intersection. After 1,100 m we reach the car park with the hill visible on the right, located within the Białka Gorge Reserve. This charming place is absolutely worth visiting. We return to the main road and cycle to Nowa Biała, where we turn right at the intersection having passed the historic church. We cross Białka and enter the village of Krempachy with two historic churches. Starting from the church of St Martin we return to the main intersection and before the stream we turn into a narrow asphalt to the left, heading at Dursztyn. By the church in Dursztyn, we turn right and cycle down a narrow asphalt road (red trail). The trail leads us to the top of Grandeus Hill. We turn right by the shed. The main dirt road leads us to the Trybsz Pass near the shepherd's hut. We turn left and after a short descent we arrive at Łapsze Wyżne. We turn right by the church. Then, we start a long climb along the valley through Łapszanka to Pass over Łapszanka. We turn right by the chapel on the pass. On the left, great views of the Tatras. We descend to the valley of the Jurgowczyk stream. We turn right. We reach the national road No 49, where we turn right. The trip ends in the parking lot behind the bridge over Białka.
ATTRACTIONS ON THE ROUTE:
1. Korkoszów Farmstead in Czarna Góra – characteristic rich Spisz farm. it offers an ethnographic exhibition on Spisz culture.
2. Wooden church in Trybsz – probably from 1567. Its interior hides a valuable polychromy made in 1647, depicting religious scenes in the style of the Pauper's Bible. Among the paintings, it is noteworthy to see the Last Judgment with Tatras in the background and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by the Spisz Pieniny.
3. The Białka Gorge Reserve – created in 1959, it covers the short gorge of the Białka River at the western end of the Spisz Pieniny. The local relict rock vegetation and landscape values of this place are protected.
4. The church in Nowa Biała – built in 1748 in the Baroque style. Rococo interior furnishings. An interesting pulpit with a painting of a sower in a Spisz costume.
5. Church in Krempachy – built in the second half of the 16th century, it has a tower with a hoard located – small room with balcony – in its upper part. The attic crowning it has a decorative finish looking like the swallow's tail. In addition, in Krempachy we can find a small Baroque cemetery church of Saint Valentine from the 18th century.
6. Church in Łapsze Wyżne – from the mid-18th century. The interior is richly decorated in the style of Spisz Baroque.
Download the route as GPX