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Around the Czchowskie and Rożnowskie Lakes

Around the Czchowskie and Rożnowskie Lakes

The main road from Nowy Sącz to Brzesko cuts across very picturesque lands. Right after passing Tęgoborze village you drive into the mountain pass of St. Just (400m asl), which is a perfect vantage point. Another local tourist attraction is the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the second half of the 17th century, which is situated over the mountain pass. Further, the road leads to the Czchowskie Lake. Right above it, on a steep rock sits the Tropsztyn Castle. A few kilometres further up north of Czchów, the remains of another castle appear in the form of a massive tower. In the town itself you can visit the market square with wooden houses and a church from the 13th century. Another temple from this period, the church of Sts. Svorad and Benedict, can be found in the nearby village of Tropie. Side roads lead from Tropie to Rożnów, which boasts a 16th-century bastion. A little bit further, the valley is divided by a concrete dam, thanks to which the Rożnowskie Lake was formed. The scenic routes lead from Rożnów through Gródek by the Dunajec river, high over the eastern slopes of the lake in the direction of Nowy Sącz. The whole route is about 75 km long.

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