The town of Zakopane spreads out below the slopes of the High Tatras to the south. These offer challenging mountain hikes. However, on the north-west and east sides there are lower hills which can easily be reached on foot from the town on a walk of a couple of hours. Once at the top you get great views over Zakopane towards the peaks of the Tatras.
This is a relatively short circuit but it still involves some effort to climb the hill. Once there you can enjoy a meal and a beer and buy a few souvenirs, and if you prefer you can take the chairlift back down again.
- I'll remember most the relaxing walk across the peaceful hillside
- The best bit was enjoying the meal with the view at the top
- It was a bit of a disappointment to find a road running along the top past the souvenir stands!
- Word of warning - if you want to get the cable car up to Kasprowy Wierch, go early!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Poland page for links to other stories
|Location||Zakopane, near the southern border of Poland|
|Date walked||22 July 2008|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Mostly easy walking but short sections with more strenuous effort required.|
|Distance||6km /3.5 miles approx|
|Height climbed||280m / 920 ft|
|Time taken||3 hrs|
|Map used||Detailed street map taken from Polish guide book to Zakopane|
|Walk source info||Using the map|
|Getting there||Drove to the start of the walk from our chalet, could have walked adding 4 km|
|Places to stay||Lots of choice in Zakopane|
|Other features||Chairlift to the top of the hill|