Walking holidays in south Poland

walking holidays south poland

Many walks from the town through open countryside to various hill tops around, some with tea/coffee shops when you get there. Various distances for all abilities. The Poles themselves come to this area to walk and cycle during the summer, ski in the winter.

Walking to the top of Maciejowa hill (behind the house) is a popular walk for all abilities. Paths from Maciejowa lead to a variety of hills of heights ranging from 835 to 1276 metres, with distances of 500m, 2 km, 5.5 km to nearby hills, up to 13km to Lubon Wielki and 24 km to Ciecien.


  • Hill walking around the town for best walking holidays ever
  • Woodland walks near the house
  • Way marked cycle paths, mountain bike required
  • Rock climbing in the Tatra mountains - half hour drive
  • Cheap pub meals available from as little as £2-£4, beer around 50p a pint.

Rabka hills signTake a look at the terrain around Rabka Zdroj and the hill tops you can climb to by clicking on the image on the left. This information board can be found opposite the railway station in Rabka-Zdroj

Other pursuits to enjoy locally are horse riding, beauty treatments and massages at a fraction of the cost elsewhere, local culture and shopping with trips to popular towns and cities like Krakow easily arranged.

Visit all four national parks within an easy drive from Rabka. Discover the typical folk culture of this part of Poland.


Poland is a superb destination for walking holidays. Not only are there numerous national parks with trails for all abilities but the countryside is open and unspoiled with many walks over open unfenced land and in country lanes.

There are fantastic views to enjoy combined with a step back in time. Farmers still use horses to plough the land and collect in the hay, entire families help with the harvest and the assembling the stooks of hay by hand.

This website features Rabka Zdrój in the south of Poland. Within half an hour's drive there are four national parks:


Walking holidays based at Rabka Zdrój


Within easy driving distance there are quad bikes, rafting on the Dunajec river, canoeing, horse riding.

walking holidays in May

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Poland, the storks nesting in May, the crickets making a racket, birds of prey soaring on high, wild flowers, unusual butterflies, old fashioned farming methods with horses pulling a plough.


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