If you are wondering what to do in Zakopane aside from the typical Zakopane attractions such as hiking, city sightseeing, rafting on the Dunajec river or other sport activities, we have some unconventional things to do in Zakopane and surprising proposals for you.
The Polish Tatra mountains provide plenty of options for hiking trips for everyone: from families with kids, through average walkers and nature lovers, to more experienced hikers.
Coming from Krakow to Zakopane you can choose between many transportation options: Carpooling - low budget trip with the famous BlaBlaCar app., Regular coach bus - there are a few companies providing regular transfers from Krakow bus station. Duration: depending on the traffic, usualy 2,5 - 3 hrs.
Gerlach peak, in Slovakia called Gerlachovský štít, is not only the highest peak in the High Tatras but in the entire Carpathian mountains. This is one of the main reasons why many people decide to climb to the top. We just like to be on the top and reach the limit!
Zakopane as the capital of the Polish Tatras has plenty things to do for kids. Depending on the season and weather, you can choose to organize sport activities and easy hiking trips in the Tatra Mountains, as well as visit indoor Zakopane attractions like the aquapark, hot springs or the Oscypek Museum (traditional, local cheese museum).