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Zakopane in August/September


Guest  
23 Jun 2006 /  #1
Does anyone have some good tips on spending a camping holiday in Zakopane in August/September. Can anyone recommend a good campsite and what about outdoor acitivities such as rafting, hiking etc. Are there any companies that organise these kinds of things in Zakopane?

Thanks!
gosica 1 | 33  
23 Jun 2006 /  #2
Are you planning to sleep in a tent? In September, and in August as well depending on the weather, nights in Zakopane are quite chilly. (Once my friends persisited in sleeping in their tent in September, and were the only ones in the whole campsite bc the temperatures dropped below 0 C dergees at nights...) It might be better to rent a room - there's lots of pensions offering relatively cheep rooms, even in the very centre. Unless you're coming with your own caravan. I don't really know much about tourist facilities in Zakopane. Maybe some one else could help?

Good luck:)
OP Guest  
23 Jun 2006 /  #3
yes, we are planning to sleep in a tent but perhaps it is better to rent a chalet or something.
thanks for the tip!
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
1 Aug 2006 /  #4
Sorry no.....not really my thing! I'm surprised at a nice Polish boy like you even thinking such things....I think you need to go to confession and speak to your priest

Well, what can I say - I`m very tollerant :)

But I am off to Wraclaw in Dec...just booked it....YEAH YEAH!!! how excited......

..and you probably want to go sking in Zakopane.
Shelley  
1 Aug 2006 /  #5
..and you probably want to go sking in Zakopane.

Not this time only there for a couple of days and I believe it's a beautiful city so wont have time - would have like to have travelled across when I was in Krakow a few weeks back but too much to see / do.

Hopefully travel down and get at least one day on the slopes in Feb when I'm in Krakow for a few days, but not sure as there are only a couple of us that ski - currently trying to enlist a few more of the girls and boys that do ski to come away - emotional black mail is working a treat!

What's Zakapone like at Xmas? We're thinking of maybe going skiing for New year and that's one of the places on the list

Well, what can I say - I`m very tollerant

Hummmm not sure I'd call that kind of thing tollerent, I'm not homophobic re: men but the whole lesbian thing....it's unnatural
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
1 Aug 2006 /  #6
Zakopane is the "winter capital of Poland" - and the main point of going there during the winter is skiing. You can expect to see a lot of tourists there - most likely Russians.

I don`t know if traveling to Wroclaw during the winter is a good idea - winters can be very cold here if you`re not into winter sports and everything here looks a little bit dark.
Shelley  
1 Aug 2006 /  #7
I don`t know if traveling to Wroclaw during the winter is a good idea - winters can be very cold here if you`re not into winter sports and everything here looks a little bit dark

I spent two weeks in Feb/March travelling round the Czech Rep........loved it...blizards

also less touristy suits me, better opportunity to see things and enjoy, even with - temps
guest-iwona  
2 Aug 2006 /  #8
What's Zakapone like at Xmas? We're thinking of maybe going skiing for New year and that's one of the places on the list

it is pretty place but very busy with tourists for all year really.
But I suppose If you stay there you could make some short trips around.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
2 Aug 2006 /  #9
Winter tourism in zakopane isn't as bad as the summer months. I was also there in October and it wasn't nearly as crowded. I love winter in Poland :)
fvadfhshfh  
14 Feb 2008 /  #10
Hey does anybody know if there'll be snow in Zakopane in August/Septmber??
Wanna go skiing at that time but trying to find a good place.

Please help!!!
phoenix01  
14 Feb 2008 /  #11
Or anybody know where there is Snow in Aug/September for skiing??

Would like some info...
Thanks in advance:)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
14 Feb 2008 /  #12
oh man... it's hikers paradise in zakopane.. there is so much to check out.. giewont is a must.. all the valley, caves and other mountains, etc.. chalet, mountain hut, camping, pensionate - rooms for rent and hostel are all good options.

Or anybody know where there is Snow in Aug/September for skiing??

Would like some info...
Thanks in advance:)

Sui, F, A, but not in PL
gemini 1 | 21  
21 Feb 2008 /  #13
We spent a week in Zakopane end of August and we stayed at a campsite in Zakopane, walking distance from the center. The campsite is okay, there is a camping shop, a restaurant and the toilet/shower blocks are okay if you're not too demanding. podkrokwia.pl

Make sure to have a good sleeping bag as in August it can already be very cold at night.

Zakopane itself is a bit too touristy for my liking but the Tatra's are truly beautiful and there's lots to see and do if you like hiking etc.

There are several travel agencies in town that organise hiking trips but you can also check out altius.pl they also organise rafting excursions, horse riding, mountain biking etc.

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