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Kolej Linowa Kasprowy Wierch

Kolej linowa Kasprowy Wierch (The Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car)

Kuźnice 14, 34-500 Zakopane Tourist region: Tatry i Podhale
tel. +48 222020300
The cable car to Kasprowy Wierch has been present in the Tatras since 1936. It allows you to take a journey into the world of Tatra nature admired from a bird's eye view. It is the only high-mountain cableway in Poland. The lower station of the cable car is located in Kużnice in Zakopane, the intermediate station on Myślenickie Turnie, and the upper station at the top of Kasprowy Wierch. It works all year round, taking 60 people into a cable car suspended on ropes. Kasprowy Wierch is not only the most famous peak in Poland, but also the only place where you can feel like you are in the Alps.

Thanks to its location, the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch provides the passengers with an unforgettable experience. A journey with a change to the top is an unforgettable experience and takes several minutes. The cars cover more than 4.3 km of the route with one transfer station for tourists and skiers. After the recent modernization, these modern cars with large windows allow you to admire the Tatra valleys, mountain peaks and ridges from a bird's eye view.  You can also often see the park's inhabitants, including chamois and bears. The upper station is only 25 meters below the peak of Kasprowy Wierch. There, you can find: a restaurant, toilets, waiting room and a small shop. There are unforgettable views from the top. You can admire the High Tatras and the Western Tatras, as well as Zakopane and nearby villages conveniently arranged in the valleys at the foot of the mountains. The viewpoint allows you to stop for a moment and enjoy the unspoiled nature.

Kasprowy Wierch is also the beginning of a hiking trip to the Tatra Mountains for many. You can follow the red trail along the ridge to Czerwone Wierchy or Świnica. The yellow trail leads through Hala Gąsienicowa to one of the Tatra shelters – Murowaniec. That is why Kasprowy is teeming with life in the summer. Many say that the tourist heart of the Tatra Mountains beats here.

In the winter, the cableway is used mainly by skiers and snowboarders. In two points on the slopes of Kasprowy there are chairlifts and alpine ski runs, almost 14 km long (with FIS approval). There is a four-person ski lift in Kocioł Gąsienicowy, and two in Goryczkowe. From the Kasprowy peak you can ski all the way to Kuźnice.



Jura Upland Bicycle Trail of the Eagles’ Nests (Małopolska region section)

Jura Upland Bicycle Trail of the Eagles’ Nests (Małopolska region section)

The Trail of the Eagles’ Nests is a must for every fan of cycling. The trail meanders around the recesses of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, presenting what it has the best to offer, i.e. ruins of castles and endless forests, e.g. the Dulowska Forest.
Difficulty: Medium
Trail length: 89,1 km
Facilities: Camping sites, Place for a bonfire, Viewpoints, Information boards, Educational paths

The section in the Małopolska region is mostly devoid of what is most characteristic of the Silesian part of this trail, i.e. a large number of sandy fragments. Of course, we also come across them, but they are not really long. Anyway, for this trail we recommend a bike with wide tires (mtb / tourist / gravel). The trail is very well marked, there are several resting places along the way with information boards and mileage boards. Up to Krzeszowice the trail runs practically parallel to the trail of the future VeloRudawa route and the railway line.

The maximum altitude is: 464 m asl. The lowest point on the route is at an altitude of 207 m asl.

The trail runs 44% on roads separated from car traffic. 44% of the route runs through forest.

The route runs through the following protected areas:

Landscape Parks: Eagles' Nests Landscape Park, Krakow Valleys Landscape Park, Tenczynek Landscape Park

Reserves: Eliaszówka Valley

Natura 2000: Jurassic Valleys, Jaroszowiec, Czerna, Krzeszowice, Ostoja Środkowojurajska

Tourist attractions: Wooden Villa from 1896 (Zabierzów), Carmelite Museum in Czerna (Krzeszowice), Museum of the Krzeszowice Land (Krzeszowice), Potocki Palace in Krzeszowice (Krzeszowice), Vauxhall Palace (Krzeszowice), Rabsztyn Castle ( Olkusz), Tenczyn Castle (Krzeszowice), Castle in Bydlin (Klucze).

Natural attractions: Natura 2000 – Czerna, Natura 2000 – Jurassic Valleys, Natura 2000 – Jaroszowiec, Natura 2000 – Krzeszowice, Natura 2000 – Ostoja Środkowojurajska, Eliaszówka Valley Nature Reserve, Racławka Valley Nature Reserve, Ruskie Góry Nature Reserve, Skała Kmita Nature Reserve, Smoleń Nature Reserve, Krakow Valleys Landscape Park, Eagle Nests' Landscape Park, Tenczynek Landscape Park.

Facilities: Camping sites, Place for a bonfire, Point of observation, Viewpoints, Information boards, Shelters, Educational paths
Type of surface: unimproved dirt road, improved dirt road, asphalt (even), asphalt (poor quality), concrete cube


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