Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on a unique hiking adventure in the Beskids, just an hour drive away from Krakow, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring mountain landscapes of Poland.
* Spectacular views of the Tatra Mountains and other mountain ranges.
* Possibility to enjoy walking in well preserved Carpathian forests on lesser known paths.
* Just an hour drive away from Krakow.
On this exciting hiking adventure, I will take you into the wild Beskids, just an hour's drive away from Krakow.
Despite the close proximity to the city, the Beskids are a nature haven with beautiful Carpathian forests to explore, and stunning views of the Tatras and other nearby mountain ranges. The lovely Beskids are uncrowded and unique due to their topography. They are often referred to as "islands" because the peaks are surrounded by deep valleys, and in the winter when there is temperature inversion and the fog and clouds cover the valleys, the peaks stand out spotting the whole landscape.
You can join this trek year-round and choose to extend it for more days. If you choose this option, depending on the route we choose to take, we can spend the night in a mountain hut or tent. The 1-day itinerary involves a 12km (5-6 hour) and an elevation gain of up to 700 m, therefore, a good fitness level is a must.
If you would like to take part in an amazing hiking adventure in the Beskids, contact me and we can start planning this exciting adventure together!
- Guiding fee
Not included in the cost:
- Transport for individual pricing - for a group of up to 4, approx. EUR 40 (private car), for groups of more than 4 people, approx. EUR 150-200 (bus rental with a driver)
- Equipment rental (if needed) - trekking poles (approx 5-10 EUR), mini-crampons (5-10 EUR).
Departure from Krakow to starting point of the trip. Hiking 5-6 hours to one of the viewpoint peaks of the Beskids (e.g. Mogielica 1170 m, Ćwilin 1072 m, or Luboń Wielki 1022 m), chosen based on preferences and physical fitness of the group. Return to Krakow. The trip together with transportation will take approx 8 hours in total.
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I'm UIMLA certified International Mountain Leader living in Krakow, Poland. I'm guiding one-day hiking trips and multiday trekkings in Beskids Mountains (including Bieszczady and Pieniny) as well as in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. I'm passionate about wild nature and have valid licenses for 6 national parks located in southern Poland, i.e. Babia Góra, Gorce, Pieniny, Magura, Bieszczady, and Ojców National Parks. Apart from being a mountain guide, I'm also a ski and survival instructor.
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This trip exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Pawel was a fantastic guide, very experienced and had an incredible knowledge of the geological features of the Gorce mountains and surrounding mountain ranges as well as the historical aspects of Polish history. As beginners to snowshoeing, Pawel was understanding and knowledgeable of the most suitable routes to take. In addition, at the beginning of the trip we presented Pawel with a problem which he resolved with empathy like a true gentleman. For that we were truly thankful. The whole trip was incredible. Memories created that we will never forget. Thank you so much!
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