There are still people who remember the times, when the very access to the Tatra Mountains was a serious expedition. From Krakow you went by a cart 20 hours, and the lodging point were the inns in Zabornia. The road from Nowy Targ into the road was rebuilt only in 1. 1882—84. Today, half of the tourists go to Zakopane by buses, half by trains - by a railway connected in. 1884 to Chabówka, a w 1899 to Zakopane. During holidays and during changes in holiday stays, trains and buses can be overcrowded and you have to think about buying a seat early enough. PKP information telephone in Zakopane 45 04, VFD — 46 03.

1. The road from Kraków to Zakopane

The route crosses the Beskids, rising higher and higher. From r. 1970 it is being converted into a motorway. Distance 109 km, sum of elevations 1100 m. By bus 3 time., hurried 2.35 time. The road is narrow and quite dangerous. The movement is escalating in, Saturdays from. 14—18 and on Sundays from. 16—21.

From Krakow (212 m) departure to the south. The road is lifted from the milk. Vistula to the higher Fr. 100 m threshold of the Carpathian Foothills. - Completed in. 1973 its new variant avoids Mogilany (with the church of. 1604). Last views of Krakow, the first to the Beskids. — 34 km Myslenice (310 m). A county town picturesquely situated among the mountains. Two churches from the. XV, so-called. Greek house from the 17th century, the inn from 1813-18. Interesting Regional Museum. Nad Rabą - "Zarabie" holiday center. CPN station, hotel, shelter. (Construction of a bypass in the project).

The road continues along the deeper and deeper Raba valley, which once went the settlement towards the Tatra Mountains. Behind the village of Pcim, on the axis of the valley, you can see Mount Strzebel (977 m), with an ice cave on the slope. — 48 km Lubień. Restaurant open 24 hours a day with a café. The road - dangerous since then - leaves the Raba valley and passes the village of Krzeczów, w r. 1943 bloodily pacified by the Nazis. On the so-called. We reach the hill in Mały Luboń 660 m (parking). A beautiful view of Babia Góra Mountain opens from here (1725 m), on the south. the Tatras are emerging. — 60 km Skomielna Biała. Old homesteads, in the east. Luboń Wielki (1022 m). To the west. leaves d. 65-;. — 64 km Zabornia on the watershed between the Skawa and Raba rivers, do 1884 r. accommodation point for Tatra tourists. Gas station, opened in. 1971 large restaurant.

Orava variant. On the south. the road goes to Orawa and to the CSRS, in conjunction with d. 65 constituting, an interesting variation on the way to the Tatra Mountains. Behind the village of Spytkowice (9 km) it leaves the Skawa valley and through the shallow Beskid pass (Ok. 710 m) enters the area of ​​Orawa (d. 65c), lying in the Black Sea basin. — 19 km Orawka. **A wooden church from approx. 1650 r. with polychrome from before 1711 r. — 23 km Jabłonka. — 36 km Czarny Dunajec. — 64 km Zakopane. From Krakow in total 128 km.

The main route from Zabornia goes down again. Rabbi. — 66 km Chabowka (500 m). A railway junction that merges more and more closely with the nearby Rabka. - The streamers continue to the west. Gorce foothills. The roadside 'church of St.. cross (1757) they often mention old descriptions of trips to the Tatra Mountains. At the monument to partisans (1952) the road is reaching height 810 m, almost equal to Zakopane. From here, the many times described * view of Podhale and the Tatra Mountains is revealed. — 77, km Klikuszów, to which Hala Pyszna in the Tatra Mountains belonged. In the cemetery, on the left, graves of the victims of the Nazis (8 execution).

83 km Nowy Targ (590 m). County town, The "capital" of Podhale. Large shoe factories (8500 employees), built in. 1953—56, cooperative production of the famous sheepskin coats. Church from lat 1346 (presbytery) i 1606 (how much). On the hill the "zbójnicki" church of St.. Anna from v. XV—XVIII. In the Scout's House, a cell, in which on 8-19 August 1914 W was imprisoned. I. Lenin as an alleged spy of the tsarist regime. There are graves in the cemetery 1220 Soviet soldiers. In the BORT PTTK market; POSTiW „Podhale‟, ul. July Manifesto 2. Hotel, camping. To the east. road to Pieniny (d. 66). On the outskirts of the city, the "Auto-Service" station - open 24 hours a day.

The Zakopane highway bypasses the center of Nowy Targ from the west. and runs into the doi. Bialy Dunajec, which crosses the Pieniński Skałkowy Belt, which is poorly marked in the landscape. — 88 km Szaflary Niżnie. Formerly the manor of the Uznańskis, to which part of the Tatra Mountains belonged. By the road, built in. 1965—69 ski factory (100 000 pairs a year). On the so-called. Skałka Szaflarska stood in the 13th-14th centuries. small castle, according to some historians, the first administrative center of Podhale. — 90 km Szaflary, one of the oldest villages in Podhale (already existed in. XIII). In the church (1799) statue from approx. 1380 r. — 95 km Bialy Dunajec. A summer village, founded in v. XVI. Cardboard factory. Doi. Bialy Dunajec is getting deeper and deeper, the ridges of the Gubałowski Range framing it exceed the height 900 m. — 99 km Poronin (740 m). Description of the village d. 9. On the south. east. leaves d. 60 to Morskie Oko.

Further south. zach. as described by d. 9, towards the steep wall of Giewont which stands out in the panorama (1894 m). — 106 km Zakopane. Entry ul. Nowotarska (Kasprowicz), Chramcówki and Kościuszko (d. 3) to the center.