In Poland, you can find many various mountain ranges so every hiking amateur will be satisfied. Every season seems to be very attractive. You can try hiking, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding and even horse riding. The beauty of landscapes is breathtaking. The mountains are inhabited by rare animal species, unique flora grows there as well. No wonder that majority of the area is strictly protected.
The Bieszczady Mountains is one of the lowest but the most popular mountain ranges in Poland. It is a perfect place for hiking beginners. The highest peak on the Polish side (Tarnica) is located at a height of 1346 m.a.s.l. The best staging areas are Ustrzyki Górne, Cisna and Wetlina. Tourists are warmly welcomed here, and accommodation is quite cheap. From there, you are just few metres away from mountain pastures, where you can easily forget about the whole world.
One of the oldest mountains are the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. They are distinguished by low ranges divided by numerous valleys. The place is even more beautiful thanks to fir and larch forests. Many caves were formed in limestone, one of them is particularly interesting ‒ Jaskinia Raj. If you are going to stay in this region, visiting, for example, Święta Katarzyna or Krajnie Pierwsze is recommended. The closest cities are Kielce and Starachowice. When you visit the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, you have to see the oldest oak in Poland ‒ Bartek.
Śnieżka (1602 m.a.s.l.) is one of the most recognisable peaks in Poland. It is located in the Karkonosze, whose area covers 650 km2. Main tourists centres are: Szklarska Poręba, Jelenia Góra and Karpacz. The landscapes are distinguished by rocks in unusual shape, that is why they have some interesting names, such as Kittens, Sheep rocks or Bird nests.
The magnificent Tatra Mountains are a true paradise for tourists: lots of hiking and bike trails as well as numerous ski slopes. The most visited places are Morskie Oko, Kasprowy Wierch, Giewont and Krupówki. These mountains can boast of the highest peak in the country ‒ Rysy (2499 m.a.s.l.). Of course, the most crowded town is Zakopane. Places such as Murzasichle, Małe Ciche and Kościeliska are also worth visiting. The season lasts here all year long.
So all you have to do now is just simply pack your bag, book a hotel and set off to the trails.