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Take advantage of the complete and scenic network of hiking trails in and around this idyllic southern Polish town!

From hiking in the bucolic valleys and woodlands at the foothill of the Tatras to climbing up some of their tallest peaks, there is plenty for hikers to love about this Polish border town! Enjoy a challenging trek up to the top of Swinica Peak or a hut-to-hut adventure through the undulating mountains and valleys of the region. There is no shortage of trails to explore in this scenic corner of the world.   “Compare and book a certified guide for your Zakopane Hiking trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Zakopane Hiking selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Zakopane

What should I know about Hiking Zakopane?

Located on Poland’s southern border with Slovakia, Zakopane sits in a valley between the foothills of the Tatras Mountains and Gubałówka hill, the latter of which is an immensely popular hiking destination and offers spectacular views over the city and Tatras.

The Tatras Mountains are another popular hiking destination due to the the abundance of wildlife and landscapes. They offer hut-to-hut tres and classic hikes to the top of several peaks.

Getting to Zakopane can be a bit tricky, but is well worth it. To reach the town, you must take the train or bus from Kraków, which is about two hours away and has an international airport.  However, the effort to get here is worth the reward of remote mountain slopes in pristine and sublime wilderness.

Why should I choose Zakopane for my Hiking adventure?

Excellent exercise

Hiking is a great way to get the blood pumping and increase endurance as well as core strength. Zakopane provides an excellent and elaborate network of trails to keep you wondering for hours and even weeks.

Stunning scenery

Filled with a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees, sparkling blue lakes and rugged rocky mountains, Zakopane has a diverse array of landscapes to keep hikers in awe during their stay. And the best way to see all of this wonderful wilderness? On foot!

Come for the culture

When it comes times to unlace your hiking boots, be sure to explore the rest of what this culturally rich area has to offer. There are numerous street markets in Zakopane and the surrounding towns, excellent local dishes and carnivals too.

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

During the summer, Zakopane is pretty warm with average temperatures ranging from 16°C 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.

How many days should I allocate for my Zakopane Hiking experience?

This depends on how much time you have and what you would like to do. Many guides offer single-day hiking options as well as week and five-day long hut-to-hut treks through the wilderness around Zakopane.

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What currency is accepted around Zakopane?

Polish złoty (PLN)

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

June to September

What people are saying about Hiking | Zakopane



Marcel is an excellent guide, teacher and now friend. Our trip was one of the most amazing trips we have experienced in the mountains. The scenery, the trails, the challenge was amazing and we are currently booking our next trip with him. Highly recommend :).



The guide Jakub was the best!  He is an excellent guide and a great person, always with a smile on his face, even when I was slow ... He told me about the local nature and history. Very smart guide and good person, I felt very safe with him.



Marcel was an awesome guide! The hike was the highlight of my trip to Poland


A truly great guide Marcel Kubinsky, helpful and patient, he was prepared for different situations throughout the climb. Nice interlocutor, we spent the whole time talking about mountains, life at the mountains, mountaineering etc. We are happy about this climb.



The hike was much more difficult than I was prepared for but it was worth every view! Marcel is a very experienced guide and very patient, and has a lot of knowledge about the Tatras mountains and surrounding regions. I would recommend Marcel to anyone who is looking for a guided trek or tour in the Tatras / Carpathian ranges, either in Poland or Slovakia :) P.S. Hiking poles are good to have while descending from Rysy peak. Thank you very much!

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