Poland & Slovakia Tatras Mountains

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Poland & Slovakia Tatras Mountains

Postby jc4lab » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:02 pm

Has anyone ever been to this region and enjoyed it here?Looks good but did you experience any difficulties language,safety or accommodation etc .Also could August be a possible washout/thunderrstorm risk


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Postby KingstonWheeler » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:30 pm

August should be nice but it's always possible that you get a summer storm. The Polish side is nice but suffers from being very popular as a holiday destination and there are not many resorts/towns so people tend to crowd into Krynica and Zakopane. Outside these two towns things are much quieter. The roads can be a bit rough, with potholes and damage from winter.

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Postby stevercp » Thu Jun 14, 2007 13:00 pm

visited this region a couple of years ago
we ventured into slovakia as well

we didnt have any problems
dont expect english to be spoken in the areas outwith zakopane ect
people in poland and slovakia couldnt be friendlier
no probs with accomodation
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Postby ju5t1ncp » Fri Jun 15, 2007 08:31 am

I was in the Tatras back in 2002, it's a very nice area, safe and friendly. It does get busy on the Polish side especially in Zakopane, which is just like many Alpine resorts in summer, very popular with walkers. You won't have any difficulty finding accommodation though, with many of the locals offering bed and breakfast in their own houses for about 25zl (less than a fiver - but this was five years ago).


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Postby Ryedaleman » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:09 am

Also there 3 years ago with camper van, on Slovak side. Cheap people are freindly and helps if u have a bit of German, but make it clear that u are not German or Austrian. Beer is chaep lol

Campsite was huge and allowed fires!

Roads are good though driving is eratic
They overtake on the brow of a hill etc on premise that thay cant see anything coming!

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Postby threeducks » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:50 pm

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Postby CPeachey » Sat Jun 16, 2007 16:59 pm

Did a tour last September with
Mountain resorts splendid but lower down accomadation was not too easy to find when we did our 2nd week on our own. Lovely people.

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Postby jc4lab » Thu Jun 21, 2007 13:21 pm

Thanks for the replies..Instead of going alone,I have decided to do this route from Zakopane to Krakow over 7 days in 4 weeks time with Explore cycling.(sometimes I get a holiday company's intinery and do it myself)This is my first ever use of a holiday company for cycling.Has anyone any experience of their cycling trips?


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