After two mountainous sections, this stage is a rather flat one  and leads through the Żywiec Valley. From Rychwałd we go to Żywiec, where, after crossing the bridge on Sól river, we enter the area of ​​the Silesian Beskid mountains, we also leave the historical Lesser Poland and enter Silesia. Walking through Pietrzykowice, Kalna and Godziszka, we are constantly accompanied by the view of Skrzyczne - the highest peak of the Polish part of the Silesian Beskids, which descends along a steep slope of several hundred meters to the Żywiec Valley. Our daily destination - Szczyrk - is, next to the Wisła the most important tourist and sports center in the Silesian Beskids. Here, the sanctuary of St. James is also a destination point of the Lesser Poland Way of St.James. From here, pilgrims from both routes wander together towards Cieszyn.


The description above is a shortened version of the text of the Pilgrim Guide by Dagobert Drost, priest Andrzej Loranca and Stanisława Więzik, available at