Filled with a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees, sparkling blue lakes and rugged rocky mountains, the Strążyska Valley has a diverse array of landscapes to keep hikers in awe during their stay. Views from surrounding mountain tops back over the valley and out into the High Tatras are stunning rewards for a tough day of hiking or more.
Best time to visit:
June to September
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How to get there:
Any trip to the Strążyska Valley likely starts with a flight into the John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK). From here Zakone, from which most trips to the valley will be based, is a two to three- hour bus or train ride from the airport
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, the Strążyska Valley is pretty warm with average temperatures ranging from 16 °C to 21 °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
Located on Poland’s southern border with Slovakia, the Strążyska Valley is one of the top hiking destinations in the whole country. Sitting just south of the popular resort town of Zakopane, the valley offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities. Away from climbing Giewont, heading out on a multi-day hut-to-hut trek is also quite popular. Hiking from hut-to0-hut is a great way to see a wide sample of this stunning landscape and experience traditional Polish mountain culture. Nearby Kresanica, Kasprowy Wierch and Świnica peaks are also excellent day-trip options that get you up into the mountains and enjoying phenomenal views of the surrounding High Tatras
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