Pieniny is a small mountain range in southern Poland rising to about 1000m with picturesque Dunajec River Gorge in the middle. This is the landscape of ravines and gorges, limestone sheer rocks and pastures in the forests clearings. All of that plus a spa resort, two castles and historic wooden churches makes Pieniy a very attractive holiday destination.
The mountains look particular spectacular in the autumn when forests turn all shades of gold & red.
Szczawnica makes a very good base for a holiday in Pieniny. This small mountain resort has a good choice of accommodation, restaurants and mountain-bike rental places.
Many walking and cycling routes start here or from nearby Kroscienko or Jaworki where you can easily get to by bus. In winter, ski & other winter sports equipment is widely available from many rental places.
Many travel companies, located on the high street in Szczawnica, organize day trips to most local attractions including places in nearby Slovakia.
The nearest airport is in Krakow. From Krakow there is a 2.5 hour coach journey to Szczawnica. The buses to Szcawnica depart from the bus station that is located next to the main railway station in Krakow.
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