Welcome to the adventurer’s playground. The Tatra Mountains are the highest mountain range in Carpathian Mountains. Covering over 700 km2 on both Polish and Slovak sides, the Tatras are part of UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. The highest peaks are Slovak Gerlach (2654 m), Polish Rysy (2499 m).
Famous for its diverse fauna and flora, the Tatras are home to over 1000 species of plants. Here you can also spot a brown bear, a chamois (a mountain goat), an alpine marmot, a lynx or even a golden eagle.
With alpine-type meadows, deep forests and glacier lakes within an easy reach, the Tatras can be enjoyed both in the summer and winter months.
Hikers will find numerous trails in the Tatra National Park, totalling some 250 kilometers. Good conditions for downhill skiing on the famed upper mountainside of Kasprowy Wierch start from November whereas from December to March, visitors can also work on their ski and snowboard skills on artificial ski slopes. Other outdoor activities that can be experienced in the area include cycling, climbing, cave exploration, swimming, tennis, cross-country skiing, and skating.
The most popular destination is Zakopane town. The capital of Polish mountains is teeming with tourists all year around. Not surprising, as it has plenty to offer, from a spectacular scenery, crisp air, cable-car rides, street performances to picturesque wooden architecture and close by thermal baths. From adrenaline junkies to those looking for relaxation, everyone will find something for themselves here!