Wolski Forest (Las Wolski) Tours
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The Wolski Forest (Las Wolski) is close to Krakòw city center but has thus far remained well off the tourist radar; it is a hilly, protected forest of beech and oak woodlands covering 422 hectares and hemmed by the River Vistula. A refuge for wildlife such as badgers, red deer and wild boar, in summer the forest is given over to cyclists, hikers and horseback riders and in winter it is riven with tracks for cross-country skiers. It has a number of manmade attractions, too. Kids will love the Przewalski horses and sleek wild cats of Kraków’s zoo and petting farm as well as the bizarre Piłsudski Mound, topped with a granite cross and dedicated to Poland's inter-war leader Józef Piłsudski in 1937.
The slightly sinister Camaldolese Monastery (Klasztor Kamedułów) sits moodily on Srebrna Góra (Silver Mountain); it was founded by Mikołaj Wolski (hence the name of the forest) in 1604 and is occupied by Camaldolite monks who shun contact with the world. Its Baroque secrets are revealed to male visitors on a daily basis but alas, women can only visit on 12 days per year (Easter weekend and Christmas Day included). Wolski Forest is also home to Przegorzały Castle, which today houses Poland’s Centre for Holocaust Studies as well as a romantic restaurant with fantastic views across the Vistula and sometimes even to the Tatra Mountains in the south.
Wolski Forest is eight km (five miles) west of Krakow and is not easily accessed by car. Instead take the regular bus service no. 134, which leaves about every 30 minutes from Stadion Cracovia and heads for the zoo at the center of the Wolski Forest. Here maps are available showing the direction and duration of the walking trails.
Address: Aleja Zubrowa, Krakow, Poland
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Mountain Bike Tours
Renting a bike from us means you will get a great quality bike Cube, Kross or Radon bike with Rockshox Recon or Judy front suspension and Shimano or SRAM top end gears. You will be able to navigate prerecorded routes with the help of our King KRAK's GPS guide in and around Krakow. We know the best trails and will guide you to right way depending on your skills! You can choose between trails in the following categories: EASY: Some hills and forest tracks are to be expected so you need to be relatively confident biker. None of our routes are for people who have never been biking before. INTERMEDIATE: You will not be scared about moderate challenges - be it a longer climb or relatively steep downhill. However you do not necessarily need former experience of biking on the mountains. ADVANCED: You need to have an earlier experience of forest and mountain paths and be very confident on your bike. You also need to have a good physical condition.
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