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Rafting down the Dunajec Gorge

Rafting down the Dunajec Gorge

This thrilling experience has been one of Poland’s greatest tourist attractions for more than 160 years. Admire the most stunning views and historic monuments of Pieniny, while flowing down the Dunajec River Gorge on original rafts, skilfully controlled by local highlanders. The mountain river  makes its way through calcareous rock formations that dwarf the rafts and make them look like mere matches. Near the tallest peak of Pieniny – the Three Crowns – Dunajec forms as many as 7 loops. The length measured along a straight line connecting both sides of the gorge, amounting to 2.8 km, extends there to almost 8 km.

The adventure begins in the Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty raft harbour. Over the course of 2-3 hours, the rafts, very skilfully controlled by local highlanders, cover a stretch of 18 kilometres to Szczawnica or a 23-kilometre route to Krościenko.

Polish Association of Pieniny Rafters, Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty 14, phone 18 262 97 21, www.flisacy.com.pl

Rafting trips from April to October from the Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty harbour to Szczawnica (18 km, 2 h 15 min) and to Krościenko (23 km, 2 h 45 min). There is a car park next to the Sromowce harbour, where you can leave your car and return to collect it by bus from Krościenko or Szczawnica.

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