Spending time in the picturesque Pieniny Mountains is a great idea to go rafting on the Dunajec River. Surely everyone visiting this magical part of Poland associates it with peaceful rafting. However, we can experience a real adventure, deciding on a more extreme experience and choosing rafting on the Dunajec! What is this adventure and who can take advantage of such attractions?
The Dunajec is a picturesque river that is beautiful at any time of the year, but it can also rip its banks. The current of the river compresses the waves, which overflow in the river bed, while in other places the water flows extremely calmly. The rafting time is between 1.5 and 2.20 hours.
When in the Polish Pieniny, it is worthwhile to admire beautiful views in a raft, kayak or pontoon. Rafting on the Dunajec River is a great solution for many people who are looking for real adventure, fun in the fresh air and at the same time want to enjoy the perfect landscape of the Pieniny Mountains.
Rafting on the Dunajec can be done throughout the whole season, from early spring to late autumn. Of course, you should take into account the weather conditions, because if they are very unfriendly and the rafting can be dangerous, you will not be able to take part in it. Therefore, it seems obvious that when it rains, it is rather not recommended this form of entertainment.
What is rafting on the Dunajec River?
This is a very popular sport in recent times, which is a tourist variation of river rafting. It is worth remembering that it is rafting in kayaks or rafting boats. We chose the offer of the JTP group from Cracow, which included rafting down the Dunajec River in the heart of the Pieniny Mountains, transport and the care of a guide. The river itself is described as a water with small waves, characterized by a faster current. It also has no significant obstacles. Thanks to that the rafting trips offered there are rather peaceful. Prices of selected attractions start at 60 zlotys. However, many people wonder if you have to be highly physically fit to take part in such an attraction. Who can opt for the Dunajec rafting? Are there any particular restrictions in this case? Personally, we think not. However, as you know, it is not recommended to take very young children on such a trip. Water is water, it always splashes, sometimes turns somewhere, and it can end unpleasantly.Kto może wziąć udział w takim spływie?
First of all, it is worth remembering that practically everyone can take part in rafting. Even if you don’t have much experience in rafting, with proper training you’ll be able to handle the attraction. Parents with older children, as well as carers with disabled persons, can also decide to go rafting.
What is the rafting route like?
Rafting on the Dunajec River begins in Sromowce Niżne and ends in Szczawnica. While crossing this 17 km long route, you can admire the beauty of the Pieniny National Park. The Dunajec Gorge is the natural border between Poland and Slovakia. On both sides you can naturally admire the fauna and flora, characteristic for this area, and above all the Three Crowns massif (982 m) and Sokolica (747 m). The views there are truly breathtaking.
Rafting on the Dunajec River is a unique way to explore Pieniny, where during the rafting we can admire the nature of the region and unique rock formations. It is undoubtedly one of the most exciting tourist attractions in Poland. Rafting has a 160-year tradition. It is an exciting experience that provides a lot of fun for everyone.
Is it worth it?
Without any doubt it is worth to use this offer! And if you are looking for other experiences from Krakow, we personally recommend to take advantage of the opportunities offered by visiting a shooting range in Krakow or a bike trip in Velo Czorsztyn!