The High Tatras seen from Zakopane
Wawel Castle and Cathedral on the
Poland covers a large territory from the Baltic Sea in the north to the dramatic peaks on the High Tatras in the south, on the border with Slovakia. This is where the most challenging walking and climbing routes are to be found, although there are many other walking possibilities in the countryside and hills further north.
Zakopane is Poland's main mountain resort and attracts many thousands of visitors for winter skiing and for walking at other times of the year. There are easier hiking routes north and east of the town as well as difficult climbs to over 2000m. Alternatively you can try to beat the queues to take the cable car up and walk along the mountain ridges.
Krakow is the arrival point for many people coming by air to southern Poland. It is an ancient city with a wealth of historical and architectural features, mostly concentrated within the Old City. This makes them easy to visit on a short walk. There's also a delightful green belt of parkland along the line of the old city wall providing a shady and relaxing walk on a summer day.
The first walks from Poland will be added soon, featuring these two locations.
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|Gubalowka (1120m), Zakopane, Poland||Poland||Countryside and easy hill walks||17/09/2008|
|Zakopane, High Tatras, Poland||Poland||Town and City walks||17/09/2008|
|Krakow Zoo and Las Wolski Park||Poland||Countryside and easy hill walks||11/09/2008|
|The Planty, Krakow, Poland||Poland||Town and City walks||10/09/2008|
|Krakow Old Town||Poland||Town and City walks||29/08/2008|