Walking holidays in and around Zakopane and holiday home rental
Sporty types will have a whale of a time in Zakopane. There's just so much to choose from: the Tatra mountains naturally lend themselves to hiking, climbing and hang-gliding plus skiing and snow boarding in the winter, but new sports are competing for attention and tourist's time and hard cash.
In the winter you will find snowboarding and skidooing (snow scooters) on offer. In winter there are quad bikes and mountain bikes to hire or horse riding.
Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular and there are five official cycle routes within the National Park, in addition to others in the hills north of Zakopane. Mountain bikes can be hired at a number of places around the town. Try 'Rent a Bike' at ul. Sienkiewicza 37
Zakopane and the Gorce hills to the north have long been popular with Polish walkers. Poles of all ages descend on Zakopane and Rabka in droves to go hill walking or hiking. The paths and trails are very well signposted. There is a cable car to take visitors to the top of Kasprowy Wierch mountain where you can walk along the high ridges and see a series of mountain lakes.
In many places, horses and carts or sleighs in winter ferry people part of the way to make life easier. This area is a real outdoor wonderland, in both summer and winter.
Lots of trips possible to Cracow and other areas.
Good quality holiday home to let in Rabka Zdroj, 25 miles from Zakopane - sleeps 6 to 10
The house has 5 bedrooms (3 of which are en-suite), a jacuzzi bath, 3 living areas, small kitchen, 2 additional WCs. Driveway for up to 5 cars. Safe enclosed garden. Balcony with table and chairs and barbeque.
Full gas central heating. Log fire in a 'log cabin' style leisure room.
Rabka is a popular spa and ski town in the Gorce hills. There are plenty of restaurants and shops for easy holiday living and a small market on Mondays.
It's built around an enormous central park with swing parks, restaurant, paths and cycle trails. This is an excellent location for families with young children. There are 3 ski slopes in winter and an ice skating rink. In summer enjoy horse and cart rides, swimming pools, Rabkoland funfair.
Bus fare into Krakow is just 12 zl each way (takes just over an hour), much less to Zakopane.
Click on the photograph of this holiday let in Poland for details and prices and much more regional information about southern Poland, or Telephone +44 (0) 1245 325 273 for bookings and information.
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