Zakopane is winter capital of Poland, near this town there are magnificent Tatra mountains, which are shared between Poland and Slovakia. We recommend from Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour, because nature is in Zakopane very beautiful.
Tatra mountains are most important mountains needed to visit in Poland, near Tatra mountain is located city Zakopane. Each year many million of domestic and foreign tourists visit this region. Nature, folklore, and variety of entertainment are magnet for tourists.
FROM KRAKOW: ZAKOPANE & TATRA MOUNTAINS TOUR LOCATION OVERVIEW
Touristic season is there 12 months per year. During winter is possible to do skiing and other winter sport, or watch Ski Jumping competitions. Summer is most busy time during a year, when many Poles take holiday in Podhale region.
If you do not like crowded trails and too much people avoid coming to this area in July and August, or choose trails which are less popular and not that cliche.
There are trails which is overcrowded as like hiking to Rysy peak [2499 meters height], Giewont peak [1894 meters height], Gubałówka hill [1129 meters height]. Or cable car to Gubałówka and Kasprowy Wierch [1987 meters height], and Morskie Oko lake [1385 meters hight].
Options for hiking in high season:
- Dolina Pięciu Stawów valley
- Nosal peak
- Dolina Białego valley
- Dolina Kościeliska valley
ZAKOPANE & TATRA MOUNTAINS TOUR from Krakow
Podhale region is not only hiking and mountains. Here you can discover beauty of winter sports, where you can try skiing, snowboarding, or even ski jumping.
In winter you can book Horse sleigh rides, Husky dogs rides, Snowmobile tours, Snowshoe walks. Or enter Snowlandia maze build each year from ice.
Podhale is also famous with thermal baths, which provide leisure, relax and also mineral waters provides healing and regeneration power after hiking or sport activities.
In Zakopane town you must visit Krupówki – local market street, is most famous. Were you can buy various trinkets and souvenirs which are handmade and specific only for this region of Poland.
Zakopane also have variety of very good restaurants with local cuisine, which is different then Krakow area, you must try various dishes. In summer its possible to do river rafting on Dunajec.
TIPS FOR KRAKOW: ZAKOPANE & TATRA MOUNTAINS TOUR
- Be prepare for various weather, in mountains it can change in 30 minutes
- In winter pack good cloths and shoes for snow, and in summer take rain jacked and proper shoes also
- Take phone with GPS and local maps, Internet do not work there
- Prepare yourself before hiking, check trail online, pack water and food
- When its going to rain do not risk going to mountains
- When you see that weather changed and storm is coming do not go uphill, just go back!
HOW TO GET FROM KRAKOW to ZAKOPANE & TATRA MOUNTAINS TOUR
You can take a bus to Zakopane from Krakow Main Bus Station, You can rent a car, or you can book a tour with private guide who will take care of you, and you you most interesting places there. With guide you will be safe and get best information and recommendations.