Giewont – it is the most characteristic mountain massif (the highest peak -1895 metres) in the Tatra Mountains, well visible from Zakopane. It is located in the Western Tatras. On the peak, there is a 15 m steel cross that is the site of many religious pilgrimages. Giewont is very popular among mountain tourists but it is important to take into consideration its hazardous nature during thunderstorms. The peak can be reached from three different mountain trails: from Kuźnice through Kalatówki, Dolina Kondratowa and Kondracka Przełęcz (blue trail). Second path leads from Dolina Strązyska through Przełęcz in Grzybowiec and Wyżnia Kondracka Przełęcz (red and later blue trail). Alternatively, one can walk from Gronik through Dolina Małej Łąki and reach Kondracka Przelęcz (yellow trail), and then follow a blue trail to Giewont.

How to get there…

From PARYZANKA Guesthouse, turn left and continue driving till you reach Murzasichle. At the end of the road, turn right. Continue driving for another 4 kilometres until you reach Jan Paweł II Roundabout in Zakopane, nearby which, a car park can be found. This is a starting point to Kuźnice. You can either have a walk or take a van to get there.