Winter craziness in Poland part 3
Trails, mountain shelters, trips…
Our mountains give us a possibility of organizing many interesting winter trips, and not necessarily just for experienced hikers. That’s because there are plenty of trailsm which are also perfect for „sunday” tourists. You can have a wonderful time while admiring snowy mountain peaks along the way, hearing the crunching snow under your feet and drinking warm tea in stirring and friendly shelters.
Among the last group we must mention the Samotnia shelter in Sudety, the Chatka Puchatka shelter in Bieszczady and the famous Morskie Oko shelter in the Tatra Mountains.
Searching for health in winter – health spas
There are quite a lot of health spas located in the mountains, which also attract tourists in the winter. In that time, you can enjoy healing treatments and any other sanatory charms in a slightly calmer atmosphere than in the summer, while at the same time admiring the dignity and incredible winter atmosphere of the mountain towns. One of such places is definitely Krynica-Zdrój with its healing waters and countless winter-time attractions for tourists.
Funicular railways – snowy peaks from a different perspective
If we want to admire the beauty of snowy mountain peaks from a more interesting perspective, it is definitely worth going on a trip by one of the many cable railways available in our country. During this trip we can easily and efficiently go on large heights, from which we will be able to admire much more than even from the most charming valley.
We can choose between the most popular cable ride, leading to Kasprowy Wierch, the „Żar” funicular railway in Beskid Mały and the „Stóg Izerski” gondola ride nearby Świeradów-Zdrój.
Journey through the snow (without skis)
What if you would risk for a larger contact with the snow than just building a snowman? You don’t have to immediately put on your skis and slide down the slopes. There are plenty other possibilities to choose from. One of them is definitely a sleigh ride: horses, sleigh, singing, warm rugs protecting from the cold, torches lighting up the darkness and the snowy route… this type of trips is organized by most mountain resorts and are quite a delight for tourists who want to feel the wind in their hair. For those, who need more adrenaline, highlanders will organize rides on snowmobiles or dog sleds.
It’s getting very warm – thermal waters
When we want to escape from the mountain wind, snow and freezing weather and immerse in a more pleasant atmosphere, we can purchase a ticket for one of the many thermal pools. Some of them are objects with thermal water, which has healing ad, of course, relaxing qualities. The most popular places of this type located in the mountains include: Termy Bukovina in Bukowina Tatrzańsk, Aqua Park Zakopane, Terma Bania in Białka Tatrzańska and Gorący Potok in Szaflary.