As we are now in to the middle of the Summer season in Zakopane we thought we would share a quick post on Zakopane in the summer time and a couple of photos of it looking green and full of life as opposed to our usual Winter posts where things are just white (most the time!).
Zakopane in the Summer is a busy place, often even more busy than the Winter time. The number of people in town tends to be more noticeable in the Summer as everybody is usually out hiking, biking, standing around waiting for buses to set off on a day trip or roaming around Krupowki (the main street running through town) throughout the whole day as opposed to during the ski season when people leave to the slopes in the morning and then are too tired to show their faces in town later on, never a problem for our guests!
The hiking in the Tatra Mountains is the big draw for Summer guests though. You can take anything from a steady 45 minute stroll through a valley to days trekking the mountains with overnight stays in shelters. As with off piste skiing in the Winter, mountain biking in the mountains is strictly prohibited near Zakopane, however, there are great biking routes for both road bikes and mountain bikes to be found in and around the lower hills. We have a group coming over in September to trail a road biking holiday with White Side Holidays, which we will post about later in the year. They may not quite be the same level as Team Sky but we are sure even Chris Froome would love cycling round the Tatras.
Away from the more active pursuits on offer there are outdoor seating areas at every bar and restaurant in town, perfect for some relaxed people watching, the hot pools (they have cooler pools as well) are all open daily with plenty of sun loungers and all the parks and view points are lined with benches so you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Whilst our Summer operations are currently limited to specifically organised group trips, if you would be interested in a package to Zakopane during the Summer months then by all means ask us any questions you may have and we will be able to help.
Enjoy the Summer!