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Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland

Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland
Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland
Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland
Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland

Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on a unique 4-day hiking adventure in Lesser Poland and discover untouched nature of the Carpathian mountains.


4 Days

Apr - Oct




* Multi-day trek in a remote part of Poland, which will make your experience unforgettable and unique.

* Possibility to ascend the highest peaks of the two mountain ranges within one trek. Both offer spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges.

* Hut-to-hut trek allows you to spend 3 nights in 3 different climatic mountain shelters.


On this 4-day trek, I will take you to lesser-known trails of Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny. Both mountain ranges offer stunning mountain views and their marked routes allow us to wander through natural well-preserved Carpathian forests and natural reserves.

During this trek, we climb the highest peaks of these mountain ranges: Radziejowa, the highest in Beskid Sądecki, at an altitude of 1266 masl, and Wysoka, the highest in Pieniny, at an altitude of 1050 masl. Additionally, we will also spend 3 nights in cozy and climatic mountain huts. We will start and end the trek in Szczawnica, one of the most beautiful tourist spa resorts in Poland, which was established in the 19th century and is still up and running. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

In order to join this tour, you will need to have a good fitness level, and prior experience on overnight treks. You will be required to hike with a backpack in mountain terrain for around 7 to 10 hours per day. Everyone will need to carry their own personal items for overnight stays in mountain shelters.

If you would like to join this unique trekking adventure in Lesser Poland, then make sure to send your booking request and we can start making arrangements. I look forward to guiding you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included in the cost:

- Public transportation ticket Kraków <-> Szczawnica - approx 15 EUR / person

- Accomodation - approx 25 EUR per night per person.

- Meals - approx 25 EUR per day per person.

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


Day 1: Przehyba hut

Departure from Krakow to Szczawnica. Hike to Przehyba mountain shelter.

Distance: approx 10 km

Elevation: 750 m

Duration: approx 4-5 hours.

Overnight stay in the Przehyba mountain shelter.

Day 2: Radziejowa ascent

Hike from Przehyba to Durbaszka mountain shelter. Ascent to Radziejowa, the highest peak of Beskid Sądecki, and Wysoka, the highest peak of Pieniny.

Distance: approx 21 km

Elevation: 800 m

Duration: approx 9-10 hours.

Overnight stay in the Durbaszka mountain shelter.

Day 3: Trzy Korony Mountain shelter

Hike from Durbaczka over the Małe Pieniny range and Dunajec river to Trzy Korony Mountain shelter. The trip will partially take place through the Slovak Republic territory.

Distance: approx 14 km

Elevation: 450 m

Duration: approx 7 hours.

Overnight stay in the Trzy Korony mountain shelter.

Day 4: Return

Hike back from Trzy Korony mountain shelter to Szczawnica through the Pieniny National Park. We will ascend the Trzy Korony and Sokolica mountain peaks, which are known for their spectacular views over the Dunajec river gorge.

Distance: 12 km

Elevation: 900 m

Duration: approx 7 hours.

Return to Krakow via public transportation (bus).



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

We will hike approx 15 km with 700 m of altitude gain a 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 this is a multi-day trek from hut to hut and as such requires good physical condition. The program may be not suitable for children and 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 have overnight stays at the mountain huts. Hence, it will be possible to buy a meal. It is recommended though to have some extra calories (snacks) and water during the trip.

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

The best time for this hike is starting from end-May till end-October.

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 program in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains. Other options are either to shorten a trip 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 layer, sun protection, wind and rain protective clothes, a headtorch, and trekking poles. 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 Stary Krakow Poland
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Hotel Pod Wawelem Krakow Poland
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Hotel Copernicus 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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