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Snowshoeing in Gorce, Lesser Poland

Snowshoeing in Gorce, Lesser Poland
Snowshoeing in Gorce, Lesser Poland
Snowshoeing in Gorce, Lesser Poland
Snowshoeing in Gorce, Lesser Poland

Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on an amazing 2-day snowshoeing adventure in Gorce, and discover the unforgettable climate of mountains in the winter scenery.


Carpathian Mountains

2 Days

Jan - Mar




* Great views of the Tatra Mountains, which are the most impressive during winter.

* Unforgettable mountain hut atmosphere and good local cuisine.

* Enjoying snowshoeing activity in the fairy-tale winter scenery.


Explore winter at its best on a 2-day snowshoeing adventure in the Gorce Mountains!

We will depart from Krakow by private car and then drive to the hiking starting point. We will set off from one of the valleys and hike to Turbacz mountain hut, where we will stay overnight. On the 2nd day, we will return to where we left the car by the alternative route.

Turbacz (1310 m asl), which is the highest peak in Gorce, is popular all year round and offers magnificent views of the Tatra mountains. During winter, the views are even more spectacular due to the clear air. Additionally, the snow deposited on the surrounding spruce trees creates a fantastic Christmas-like scenery.

The route and the starting point will be chosen based on the physical fitness of the group and weather conditions, which can be quite demanding during winter. We will hike between 5 to 7 hours each day, you can find a detailed itinerary below.

If you wish to join this unforgettable snowshoeing tour in the Gorce Mountains, send us your request and we can start planning an exciting adventure!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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)

- Accomodation - approx 25 EUR per person.

- Meals - approx 25 EUR per person (dinner and breakfast)

- Admission ticket to the National Park - approx 1,5 EUR per person.

- Equipment rental (if needed) - trekking poles (approx 5-10 EUR / person), mini-crampons (5-10 EUR / person), snowshoes (5-10 EUR / person).


Day 1: Kraków-Gorce-Turbacz

Departure from Kraków to Gorce. Hike to Turbacz mountain hut. Dinner and overnight stay. If the weather allows, we will admire watching the sunset from the peak of Turbacz.

Day 2: Return

In case of good weather, we will admire the view of the sunrise. Breakfast in the mountain hut. Return via the alternate route to the trip starting point. Departure to Kraków.


Equipment you will need to bring

Warm and breathable clothes for winter conditions - Some extra calories (food and snacks) - Warm tea in a thermos - Headlamp - Mini-crampons - Snowshoes - A detailed list of equipment will be provided in advance.


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

We will hike approx 10 km with 500 m of altitude gain each day.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

No prior experience is required, note however that winter in the mountains requires really good physical and mental condition. The program is rather not suitable for children or older people.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

We meet at an agreed meeting point in Krakow and will be traveling to the trailhead via my private car.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

We will stay overnight at the mountain hut, hence it will be possible to buy a meal. It is recommended though to have some extra calories (snacks) and warm drinks (tea) during the trip.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

No, there are no special requirements for this trip.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best time for this hike is starting from end-January till mid-March.

Can I join a group?

No, I'm offering private hikes only.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

I will be offering an alternative route in Gorce mountains with an overnight stay at another, more easily accessible mountain hut. Other options are either to shorten a trip to one day or cancel it.

What equipment will I need?

In general, you will need a backpack, good hiking shoes, a first aid kit with your medicines, a warm clothing layers system, sun protection, wind and snow protective clothes, and a headtorch. Trekking poles, mini-crampons, and snowshoes are available for rental. I will provide the detailed equipment list prior to the trip.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Copernicus Krakow Poland
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Hotel Stary Krakow Poland
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Hotel Pod Wawelem Krakow Poland
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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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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What people are saying about Pawel



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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