Krakow and its surrounding areas offer splendid opportunities for the adventurous tourist whether for fun or competitive reasons the varied options of adventure activities available in Krakow today are numerous. Visit the beautiful city of Krakow and enjoy an array of fun-filled activities in this scenic city.
Krakow adventure weekends
In the city of Krakow itself there are several active tourist attractions the first would be the Olympic White Water Rafting circuit, this man-made course is used for competitions, training and open to the public. Take your group for an enthralling and exciting fun packed challenge of navigating the rapids and currents. The circuit is also used for kayaking and canoeing practice and training purposes and the Krakow Olympic WWR circuit is open to the public from April until November and is very popular with Krakow stag do groups, corporate businesses and travelling sports teams.
Remaining with navigational activities Krakow has a superb Off Road 4×4 track in the Ojcowski Forest & National Park, spend an afternoon in the fresh air whilst pitting your off road driving skills on the specially devised trails and tracks. The Ojcow National Park is also host to organised hiking which can include overnight accommodation and agrotourism restaurants or farms.
The two castles to discover via the hiking paths are Kazimierz & Piaskowa Skala which has trout breeding pools dating back to the 16th century and the St. Joseph Chapel on the Water. The area is well known for its rock formations and caves, the breath-taking views in the Pradnik Valley are also a centre for Rock Climbing, comprehensive rock climbing excursions and holiday breaks for beginners to the more experienced adventurer.
The limestone white cliff faces make it a challenging hotspot for climbers of all levels and if you have a canoe or kayak the two rivers running through the park and rock formations will provide hours of fun. In Krakow itself there are 3 rock climbing activity centres, the Fortress, Forteca and Avatar open all year round.
If you enjoy being high up in the sky then for a real adventure take on Sky Diving, you leap out of the aeroplane from a height of 2km in tandem with an expert sky diver for that ultimate thrill of hurtling towards the ground whilst enjoying the view. Tandem parachute jump is also a popular stag prank in Krakow.The lakes on the outskirts of Krakow provide water-sports or just a leisurely day in the sun, one of the most frequented areas is Kryspinow with sandy beaches and restaurants on hand. Boating, jet-skis and water skiing activities for hire. Canoeing and kayaking are some of the best activities enjoyed at Poland’s western lakes region. The leafy and green regions of Poland boast some pristine lakes.
Adventure seekers will surely enjoy kayaking and canoeing through the beautiful waterways of Krakow. Even camping is widespread here in this region and organised camping sites have grown considerably. The lakes are great for fishing too and are perfect weekend trip destinations for families and singles alike. You can easily paddle or row among these waterways and enjoy canoeing and kayaking with your loved ones. Campers will also love the tranquil leafy setting of Krakow lake-side resorts in Poland.
As winter nears the region prepares for a change in activities and Quad Biking available during the warmer months mutates into Snowmobiling and it is the number one attraction when the snow comes.
Zakopane which is a popular mountain resort for Poles and tourists with activities in all seasons is only 110km drive from Krakow in the Tatra Mountain range. Like Ojcow National Park hiking, trekking and climbing along with white water rafting on the spectacular Dunajec River and to add horse-riding and the winter season brings the skiers and snowboarders. The many natural thermal springs and spa centres help you rejuvenate after an exhausting day on the pistes is uplifting for the excellent apres-ski entertainment and culinary delights. The area is famous for its Highlander traditional recipes and a particular smoked cheese called Oscypek. Zakopane is also a great destination for international sports tours and training camps- Polish Olympics preparation center is based in Zakopane. Some rugby teams decide to combine their training camps with joining the legendary rugby festival held annually in Krakow.
For the really adventurous the snowmobiling package deals are great value and include accommodation in log cabins and campfire singsongs although you can also hire them for a few hours if required. Zakopane’s architecture is unusual as the many wood built structures and building creates a certain ambience of the type Once upon a time theme especially when everything is capped in snow, it’s majestic. This maybe the reason why Zakopane attracted poets, artists and writers to work or holiday in the magnificent scenes of the Tatras. Happy adventures.