Poland

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Mizerna - by Vanessa

Among the gems of Poland are the primeval forests in the north, on the border with Belarus. Wherever there is nature, the Polish establish a national park or nature reserve. For those interested in forests and lakes, there are Bialowieza or Drawienski. But there is more to be explored: marshes, limestone formations, cliffs on the Baltic coast and true mountains. Everyone knows the Tatras, a mountain range on the border with Slowakia, which has Polands highest mountain Rysy (just under 2500m).

How wonderful it must be to explore this country on foot. Good news: Poland has a fantastic system of hiking trails. As proverbial worker bees of Europe the Polish took up the task in a serious way. Believe it or not, there are 45000km of marked hiking trails. A coloured strip between two white bars is the characteristic waymark.

The paths form a maze of colourfully marked trails. Most do not carry a name, but are known by the names of their starting and ending points in combination with a particular colour, which is also indicated on the map. So forget about trails with magical names, and keep in mind that the majority of trails only last 10 to 50km. As a foreigner your best strategy is to set your mind to a specific region or biotope, buy the maps thereof, put on your backpack with camping gear, and set out to explore and enjoy.

All is well organised by the Polish Tourist Association, the PKKT. Their website gives you all you need, if you read Polish that is... PKKT owns 179 mountain huts in the most popular hiking areas.

Winters are cold and summers are hot in Poland. Summer is the best time for the High Tatra mountains, although dry days are few. Lowland areas are best in spring.

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Trails

Regions

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Trekking gids The High Tatras - Hoge Tatra | Cicerone
  • The sight of the craggy peaks of the High Tatras mountains straddling the Poland-Slovakia border is unforgettable, beautiful and dramatic. With a dusting of snow and a swirl of mist, they assume the ghostly appearance of a phantom army. As well as the High Tatras, the second edition of this book also covers the neighbouring but contrasting... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Tatra Mountains of Poland and Slovakia: Car Tours and Walks
  • Within the compact area covered by this guide (140km east-west, 65km north-south) are two outstanding national parks in southernmost Poland: Pieniny and Tatra, and the best of neighbouring Slovakia`s mountains in four national parks: Tatra, Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise), Low Tatra and Mala Fatra. There can be few places where walkers are... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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eBooks.de
Germany
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Masuren - Masurische meren | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 50 dagtochten. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze wandelgidsen uitgever staat hoog aangeschreven en is een begrip onder de wandelaars! Die bezaubernden Hügel- und Seenlandschaften in Polens Nordosten werden ein immer... Read more
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Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Puszcza Bialowieska - Bialowieza National Park
  • Puszcza Bialowieska - Bialowieza National Park at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Szczecin + 4 (Goleniow, Police, Swinoujscie, Stargard Szczecinski)
  • Szczecin + 4 (Goleniow, Police, Swinoujscie and Stargard Szczecinski) at 1:25,000 from Demart, Poland’s leading publisher of high quality street plans, showing public transport routes with line numbers and stops, coach connections, petrol stations, hotels, campsites, youth hostels, places of interest, etc.Demart’s street plans are designed to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tuchola Forest
  • Tuchola Forest (Bory Tucholskie) at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking, cycling and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland South East
  • South-eastern Poland in a series of large, detailed roads map with an index, street plans of main cities and stickers to highlight on the maps your selected locations. A fold-out flap in the jacket shows an overview of the whole area covered by the map plus the adjoining regions and highlights main places of interest, with the grid reference... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Polen Südost MARCO POLO Karten 1:300.000
  • Der optimale Maßstab 1:300 000 ist sehr genau im Detail. Sehenswerte Highlights aus Kultur und Natur werden farblich hervorgehoben.Hauptkarte 1:300 000 mit mehrsprachiger Legende (D, GB, F, NL, I, E, CZ, PL)/ 1 Cityplan:: - Kraków (Krakau); Index: Ortsregister mit Wojewodschaft, Postleitzahl und Suchfeldangabe/ Ausgewählte Sehenswürdigkeiten,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • The Michelin National road map of Poland at 1:700,000 scale is ideal for route planning. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing all major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and some single-lane roads.Distances between major locations are marked along roads, with total distance and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oder Estuary (Zalew Szczecinski)
  • Oder Estuary (Zalew Szczecinski) at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking, cycling and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland: F&B Road Atlas - A4 PAPERBACK
  • Poland Compact Road Atlas from Freytag & Berndt, presenting their mapping of the country at 1:500,000 in an A4, paperback format with street plans of Warsaw and Kraków, plus coverage of the whole of Europe at 1:3,500,000.The atlas uses the same cartography as the publisher’s folded map of the country at 1:500,000. Relief shading with spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland North West
  • North-western Poland in a series of large, detailed roads map with an index, street plans of main cities and stickers to highlight on the maps your selected locations. A fold-out flap in the jacket shows an overview of the whole area covered by the map plus the adjoining regions and highlights main places of interest, with the grid reference... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Polen Nordwest MARCO POLO Karten 1:300.000
  • Der optimale Maßstab 1:300 000 ist sehr genau im Detail. Sehenswerte Highlights aus Kultur und Natur werden farblich hervorgehoben.Hauptkarte 1:300 000 mit mehrsprachiger Legende (D, GB, F, NL, I, E, CZ, PL)/ 3 Citypläne: - Gdansk (Danzig) - Szczecin (Stettin) - Poznan (Posen); Index: Ortsregister mit Wojewodschaft, Postleitzahl und... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kazimierz Dolny and Environs
  • Kazimierz Dolny and Environs at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking, cycling and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland: MairDumont Road Atlas - A4 SPIRAL-BOUND
  • Poland Road Atlas from MairDumont in an A4 spiral-bound format, with street plans and the publisher’s innovative system of providing peel-on/peel-off stickers for making selected locations more prominent when navigating. Road information includes motorway services, toll roads, seasonal closures, traffic restrictions, roads closed to or not... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland North East
  • North-eastern Poland in a series of large, detailed roads map with an index, street plans of main cities and stickers to highlight on the maps your selected locations. A fold-out flap in the jacket shows an overview of the whole area covered by the map plus the adjoining regions and highlights main places of interest, with the grid reference... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Polen Nordost MARCO POLO Karten 1:300.000
  • Der optimale Maßstab 1:300 000 ist sehr genau im Detail. Sehenswerte Highlights aus Kultur und Natur werden farblich hervorgehoben.Hauptkarte 1:300 000 mit mehrsprachiger Legende (D, GB, F, NL, I, E, CZ, PL)/ 1 Cityplan:: - Warszawa (Warschau); Index: Ortsregister mit Wojewodschaft, Postleitzahl und Suchfeldangabe/ Ausgewählte... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Drawienski (Drawno) National Park
  • Drawienski (Drawno) National Park at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking, cycling and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tatra National Park
  • Tatra Mountains (Tatrzanski) National Park in Poland at 1:25,000 on a contoured GPS compatible map from CartoMedia highlighting hiking trails, plus an overview map of the hiking routes, a street plan of Zakopane, a road map with access from Kraków, and very extensive tourist information including accommodation, flora and fauna, etc.Coverage... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland South West
  • South-western Poland in a series of large, detailed roads map with an index, street plans of main cities and stickers to highlight on the maps your selected locations. A fold-out flap in the jacket shows an overview of the whole area covered by the map plus the adjoining regions and highlights main places of interest, with the grid reference... Read more
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  • Kompass, Germany
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Kompass
Germany
  • Polen Südwest MARCO POLO Karten 1:300.000
  • Der optimale Maßstab 1:300 000 ist sehr genau im Detail. Sehenswerte Highlights aus Kultur und Natur werden farblich hervorgehoben.Hauptkarte 1:300 000 mit mehrsprachiger Legende (D, GB, F, NL, I, E, CZ, PL)/ 3 Citypläne: - Czestochowa (Tschenstochau) - Katowice (Kattowitz) - Wroclaw (Breslau); Index: Ortsregister mit Wojewodschaft,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Klodzko and Environs
  • Klodzko and Environs (Ziemia Klodzka) at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking, cycling... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen - Bialowieza & Biebrza
  • Het noordoosten van Polen is met zijn oerbossen, moerassen en kleinschalige cultuurlandschappen een paradijs voor de vogelliefhebber! Gewapend met gedetailleerde beschrijving van routes en de beste vogelspots reis je per auto rond in dit  vogelparadijs. Twee dagen ga je met een lokale Engelstalige gids op stap: in Bialowieza verken je het meest... Read more
Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Noordoost Polen 10 dagen
  • Door het ongerepte oerbos van het Nationale Park Biebrza Het noordoosten van Polen is een magnifieke wandelregio: vanwege de combinatie van natuur en boerenlandschap en de slechts matige hoogteverschillen. Dit gebied, geologisch gezien gevormd tijdens de laatste ijstijd, is uniek in Europa. In de mooie glooiende omgeving, waar een waterrijk... Read more
Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Noordoost Polen 10 dagen singlereis
  • Door het ongerepte oerbos van het Nationale Park Biebrza Het noordoosten van Polen is een magnifieke wandelregio: vanwege de combinatie van natuur en boerenlandschap en de slechts matige hoogteverschillen. Dit gebied, geologisch gezien gevormd tijdens de laatste ijstijd, is uniek in Europa. In de mooie glooiende omgeving, waar een waterrijk... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen - Mazurische meren
  • Populaire trektocht voor wat oudere kinderen per fiets, te voet en per kano door het traditionele platteland van glooiend Noordoost Polen. Een weekje terug in de tijd in het ritme van een streek waar het haastige leven nog niet lijkt te zijn doorgedrongen. Diverse zwemmogelijkheden onderweg in een van de vele meertjes. Lichtgolvende... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen - Mazurië
  • Stille natuurfietstochten over verharde en onverharde wegen door het Poolse boerenland van ooievaars, blonde korenschoven en pruttelende tractoren. Je fietst langs spiegelende Mazurische meren en uitgestrekte loofbossen. Ook rijd je door de onvergelijkbare 'wetlands' rond de Biebrza: thuisland voor zeearenden, otters en elanden. Je verblijft... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen * vogelreis
  • Een weekje ontspannen vogels kijken in oostelijk Polen, in twee van Europa's meest unieke en kostbare leefmilieus: het beroemde oerbos van Bialowieza en de Biebrza-moerassen. Ga mee op zoek naar negen soorten spechten en bijzondere soorten als de roodmus, de halsbandvliegenvanger en de waterrietzanger. Speur ook mee naar wisenten en elanden... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Sächsische Schweiz
  • Afwisselende wandelvakantie door het Nationaal Park de Sächsische Schweiz, bij het drielandenpunt van Duitsland, Polen en Tsjechië. Klauter door kloven, beklim imposante tafelbergen en verbaas u over de bizarre rotsformaties. Geniet tijdens de niet al te lange wandelingen van prachtige panorama's over dit spectaculaire landschap. Overnacht in... Read more
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