„Qualified tourism” can be defined as a way of travelling, that combines active recreation, education, ecotourism and adventure – all of these out in the beautiful nature. When we think about current lifestyle trends, such as fitness, and taking care of our health, we can easily connect them through active tourism. Qualified (or active) tourism is one of the fastest growing tourism branches in Poland, therefore Euro Pol Tour – to fulfill the client expectations – can offer you many active tourism suggestions.
Poland is a country that is a perfect fit for practicing this specific kind of tourism in all its forms. We have mountains with hundreds of routes perfect for skiing, hiking, cycling, climbing or paragliding, we have the Baltic Sea where you can try windsurfing or wakeboarding, many of our Masurian lakes are just made for sailing or kayaking. Not so far from our office in Katowice, there is a great region perfect for rock climbers – the Polish Jura. Moreover, about 30% of Poland’s territory is covered by forests, where You can practice survival, hunting or birdwatching, and you can clearly see that Poland has a lot of options for active tourists.
Hiking, hill-walking: numerous hiking routes in Sudety mountains, Tatra mountains, or in one of 23 National Parks with beautiful views and lansdscapes.
Skiing: ski resorts such as Zakopane, Szklarska Poreba, Karpacz, Szczyrk, Korbielow, Wisla can offer You wide variety of ski slopes and accommodation with rich „après-ski” events or thermal baths.
Paragliding: Zar mountain (near Zywiec), Skrzyczne mountain (Szczyrk) or Czantoria mountain (Ustron) are the most popular sites among paragliders from all over the world
Cycling: The Baltic Sea Cycle Route – a part from EuroVelo nr 10 bike route or Trail of the Eagles’ Nest – name of this route comes from the castles that lie along it on big, tall rocks.
Windsurfing, wakeboarding: the best place to windsurf is Hel peninsula, but Miedzyzdroje or Dziwnow (on the western part of Baltic seaside) is not any worse than Hel. If You don’t like the open sea, you can also try windsurfing on one of numerous Masurian lake.
Sailing, kayaking: The Masurian Lakeland with more than 200 lakes is a place famous for sailing not only in Poland, but also across Europe. Mikołajki, Gizycko or Augustow with its marinas and Kisajno, Niegocin or Sniardwy lake with crystal water awaits for sailors and kayak lovers.
Climbing: when you say „rock climbing” in Poland, the first thought that comes to mind is Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska. This area is filled with Jurassic limestone rocks, cliffs, valleys. Small villages such as Podlesice, Bobolice or Niegowa can be a great place for stay for climbers.
Birdwatching: marshes of Biebrza river or Białowieza Forest are the most famous „hotspots” among bird watchers.