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Discover the stunning alpine scenery that runs across southern Poland from the historic city of Kraków!

From single day hikes up some of the countries highest mountains to long circuitsa through the incredible lakes and forests of the High Tatras and their surrounding valleys, there are plenty of incredible hiking opportunities waiting to be discovered. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Krakow Hiking trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Krakow Hiking selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Poland

What should I know about Hiking Poland?

From Kraków, Poland’s stunning High Tatras mountains are only a few hours away, which makes Poland’s second largest city the ideal spot for a hiking adventure.

At 2,258 meters in elevation, Bystrá, is the highest mountain in the range and a great target for fit hiking enthusiasts.

Another option is to head to Tatra National Park, right on the Slovakian border, and head out on a hut-to-hut trek. This is a great way to see the area and climb a few of the most prominent peaks in the range along the way, including Gerlachovský štít (2,655 meters), the highest peak in Slovakia, which sits just over the border.

Why should I choose Poland for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Southern Poland boasts plenty of incredible scenery from verdant meadows and fields to forested mountain slopes and craggy snow-capped peaks. Heading out on foot is the best way to take in as much of this stunning scenery and explore as many of these varied landscapes as you can.

Explore the city

At some point either before or after your hiking adventure, take some time to explore this historic city. Kraków is world-renowned for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Remnants of the ancient wall that used to surround the city can also be seen at various places. Among these is the Rynek Glówny, which is a great place to try local cuisine and experience the city’s rich culture.

Trek the Tatras

Just a couple hours south of Kraków is one of its main attractions: the High Tatras. Boasting more than 700 kilometers of trails, there are plenty of great hiking opportunities in the High Tatras. Among the most popular options are climbing Swinica Peak, near Zakopane, and hut-to-hut circuits through the mountains and valleys.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Poland?

During the summer, Krakow is pretty warm with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 24°C. Rain is not common and there are plenty of sunny and clear days. June and July each get about 10 days of rain per month. August and September receive about six to eight.

How can I get to Poland?

Any trip to Krakow begins with a flight into the John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK). From here, the city center can be easily reached by bus or train as can all of the nearby resort towns.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Poland region?

Polish

What's the country code for the Poland region?

+48

What currency is accepted around Poland?

Polish złoty (PLN)

When is the best time to travel to Poland for Hiking?

June to September

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