Zakopane is a good base to begin your great adventure in the Tatras and Podhale region.
The town is an attractive mountain resort and a popular centre of sports and tourism.
Tatrzański National Park
Poland’s only alpine mountain range set within the Tatra National Park, the Tatra range forms part of the Western Carpathians bordering the Slovak Republic. The Tatra National Park was granted the status of UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve of world-wide importance in 1993. Walk through the picturesque Kościeliska and Chochołowska Valleys, a great area for hiking. The 300 km of well-marked tourist trails are graded to denote different levels of difficulty. Hikers may rest at the old shepherds shelters along the route.