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Do you like walking? Would you like to explore walking in a foreign country? Come walking with us to Poland, an exciting, friendly and beautiful place to visit. Fantastic ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE OF £445.
South of Poland is a region of great cultural and geographical beauty. With Krakow, the ancient seat of Polish kings and a World Heritage Site in its centre and majestic Tatra mountains on the Polish-Slovak border, great local cuisine and vibrant cultural scene, it definitely is a place to visit.
This year Social Circle invites you to an all inclusive week in Poland to come walking with us in the foothills of Tatra mountains. A short range of Jurassic limestone peaks, rearing above the spectacular Dunajec Gorge, the Pieniny range offers some stiff hillwalking but require no serious climbing to reach the 1000-metre summits, with the peaks of Trzy Korony (Three Crowns; 982m) the big target. Jagged outcrops are set off by abundant greenery, the often humid mountain microclimate supporting a rich and varied flora. Like the Tatras, the Pieniny are an officially designated national park and have a network of controlled paths. With sheep herding on the grassy slopes, wooden houses and beautiful churches, old strongholds and castles, traditional folk dress and customs and the famous local smoked cheese it definitely is a place to visit!
25th May (Saturday) - arrive in Krakow, check in the centrally located hostel, dinner in Jewish Quarter followed by pub crawl.
26th May (Sunday) - a day to relax and take in the sights, guided tour of the Krakow Old Town and optional half day trip to the Wieliczka salt mines, dinner in Krakow Old Town
27th May (Monday Bank Holiday) - bus to Szczawnica spa in the Pieniny range, 2 mile stroll across the historic spa centre, lunch, 4 mile walk up to Przehyba shelter for the night, dinner at the shelter (total walking distance 6 miles, difficulty 2-3, one long ascent)
28th May - 5.5 mile walk to Obidza shelter for lunch, then 6.5 mile walk via Wysoka viewpoint to Durbaszka shelter for the night, dinner at the shelter (total walking distance 12 miles, difficulty 2-3, mostly on the ridge, few ascents)
29th May - 5.5mile walk across Lower Pieniny to Slovakia for lunch, then 5.5mile walk to shelter Orlica for dinner and the night (total walking distance 11miles, difficulty 3, one steep ascent)
30th May - ferry across Dunajec river, 2mile walk up Sokolica and Czertez, packed lunch, 5mile walk up Three Crowns summit and down to the shelter for the night (total walking distance 7miles, difficulty 3-4, some easy scrambling in parts)
31st May - transfer to Czerwony Klasztor in Slovakia, sightseeing, lunch, rafting down Dunajec river back to Szczawnica, free time (optional spa treatments), dinner and night out in Muzyczna Owczarnia club
1st June - bus to Krakow, last minute shopping, fly home
What’s included: all meals, transfers and transport, rafting, accommodation and park fees, professional mountain guide and co-pilot and a great time guarenteed!
What’s not included: your flights, drinks and spending money.
Cheap Flights: Leaving from Manchester or Liverpool, just arrive on the Saturday.
A non-refundable deposit of only £100 will secure your place with the balance due by bank transfer.
Social Circle amazing member price of £445 and £495 for non members.