one of the major attractions of Zakopane
Basic information about the cable car ride to the Mount Kasprowy:
The cable car trip to Mount Kasprowy (1987 m asl) takes approximately 15 minutes and takes place in two stages with a change in Myślenickie Turnie (1325 m asl). Once you reach the very peak of the mountain, should the weather permit, we strongly recommend the climb to meteorological observatory, which is in fact the highest situated building in Poland. We can then suggest a descent to Cicha Valley Pass to admire the breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras over the Slovakian side. We suggest completing the trip at the terrace by the restaurant overlooking the peaks of the Polish High Tatra mountains and the whole of Podhale region. To get to the Kasprowy Wierch cable car station you have to get to Kuznice - the upper part of Zakopane. The road from the John Paul II Roundabout is closed for private cars. One can easily get there by the public minibus or by taxi. The approximately cost of the taxi transfer from the centre of Zakopane to Kuznice is 5-6 Euro.
All the necessary information (price list, time tables, on-line shop) can be found here: www.pkl.pl
Kuznice - cable car station
To get to the Kasprowy Wierch cable car bottom station you have to get to Kuznice - the upper part of Zakopane. The road between Kuźnice and Rondo Jana Pawla (the roundabout) is closed for most traffic, except for those with permits. A walk from Rondo Jana Pawla II takes approximately 45 minutes, also taxis or public transportation are available.
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Time of stay at Mount Kasprowy
Guaranteed time of stay at Mount Kasprowy Wierch for those with return tickets is 1 h 40 min, the departure time is specified on the ticket. The ticket is valid all day but only at the mentioned departure time one can get to the return cable car without queuing.
In Kuźnice begins several popular hiking trails leading to the Mount Kasprowy. The shortest one is GREEN trail: Kuznice - Myslenickie Turnie - Kasprowy Wierch (3.30 - 4 hours). The other popular are BLUE (via Boczan) and YELLOW (via Jaworzynka Valley) trails which meet at the Przelecz Miedzy Kopami (Pass Between Kopami) and as the yellow trail lead to the Mount Kasprowy through the Hala Gąsienicowa (aprox. 4 hours).
At the Kasprowy Wierch there are two, beautiful ski slopes available only for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Good to know that there are no snow making machines on the these slopes so before you go skiing to Kasprowy Wierch make sure that there is enough natural snow and the ski lifts are open
Things to do in Zakopane
The most popular outdoor activities in Zakopane are: hiking, skiing, snowmobile rides, sleigh rides, horse and carriages rides, segway tours, bike trips. Dicover Zakopane - THINGS TO DO IN ZAKOPANE in summer and winter >>>