The end of summer is a great time to try travelling outside the cit
y to catch the last warm sun rays and admire the beauty of the
nature. Especially one place can be really breathtaking and stunning
at this time of year - or even a bit later, during the fall, when
trees change their colors and the forest looks so colorful.
This place is Dunajec River and Pieniny mountains, located on the
South of Poland. The main attraction there is Dunajec River Rafting
with its traditional white water rafting.
You can spend time floating down on a wooden raft guided by a man
dressed in a traditional folklore clothes and telling you about local
anecdotes and legends. The river goes through the mountains so you
can admire absolutely amazing view of cliffs shooting up from the
water. Rafting usually takes 2,5 hours without a break. It's good to
take some packed food for lunch and additional outwear with
Rafting starts in Sromowce Niżne and end in Szczawnica located 15
km away. The villages are located around two hours by car from Cracow
so not that far away. The trips are available until the end of
October, if you will be late, you need to wait until the April when
the winter will end. For example, DiscoverCracow offers the trip with
a guide. You can find more information here.