Carpathian Adventures began life early this year as a collective decision between two friends, who enjoyed the challenge and exhilaration of traveling the most remote and spectacular destinations in the world. As a direct result of a constant passion for travel and sport, we began taking small groups of friends to share the experience and show them the spirit of discovering new places and cultures combined with adventure activities. As the time passed by, we all started to see our home country, Poland as a fascinating place, worth a bit more exploration.
The success in these tours encouraged us to create a company with a difference. The aim of Carpathian Adventures is to bring adventure type trips to Poland – a country which is not very well known among foreigners. We wish to become the leading adventure travel company in Poland, the expert of local destinations. In particular, we focus on winter sport activities (i.e. ski-touring, country cross skiing and snow- shoeing) and also mountain trekking, canoeing and cycling during the summer time.
Since 2014 Carpathian Adventures has been leading by Łukasz. He has been co-operating with Carpathian Adventures Company since 2008. Nowadays he continues work and ideas of Wojtek’s and Laurent’s – first leaders of the company. Łukasz has completed a master degree of geographical sciences at the Silesian University in Katowice. Lukasz is a keen traveller, mountain climber and fan of photography.
At Carpathian Adventures we are convinced that our offer will meet the requirements of foreign adventure travelers. Although, we cannot offer routes requiring extreme sport fitness and high level mountaineering techniques, we can guarantee a great adventure in areas famous for great nature, remote character and fascinating culture. Whether you seek to avoid crowded routes, explore untamed wilderness areas, or witness the last signs of Middle European cultures – you will enjoy it. Our offer is mainly focused to serve individuals, but can be also adopted to serve school groups or charity treks.
Our priority is to satisfy every customer, through outstanding, personalized service. We always seek to understand our customers? needs, and provide them with timely, accurate and quality service.
We are committed to ensuring that our tours always respect the environment as well as the local economy and culture. We try to do this by employing local guides, staying mostly in family run hotels and where possible, building relationships with the local communities. We welcome travelers who like us, wish to promote better understanding and awareness among people from different cultures and backgrounds.
With Carpathian Adventures you will be traveling in small groups (not exceeding 12 people). We feel that this is important because it causes as little environmental damage and disturbance as possible, whilst making it easier to make genuine contact with local people.
We have also found that in smaller groups it can be easier to develop a sense of camaraderie and friendship with other travelers.
Finally, we strongly believe that Poland?s incredible unspoiled nature and remote regions in conjunction with its strong local traditions and culture diversity, will encourage many visitors to come here for the first time.
Should you consider starting cooperation with Carpathian Adventures, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Poland – great destination.
Poland lies in the heart of Europe. This is a country you can find more or less everything: alpine mountains, wide beaches, clean lakes, deep forests, world-class historic monuments, and friendly people. The climate is temperate, and the people warm and hospitable. Polish cities with a thousand-year history invite their visitors to encounter their culture. Poland’s villages and small-time towns offer the opportunity to get away from the bustle of modern life. And all this comes with a backdrop of breathtaking natural landscapes, because Poland’s greatest attraction is its nature. Polish nature is wild, untouched, more diverse than in most countries in Europe or the world and, what’s more, easily accessible. Poland is a paradise for the active tourist who loves to be on the move, whether on foot, by bike, or canoe. Please note, Warsaw is not far from other European cities: Paris and London are 2 hours away by plane, Vienna and Berlin not much more than an hour. Poland is a country that is now safe and friendly for visitors. Tourists value this greatly and their number is constantly increasing.
We invite you particularly to the southern part of Poland – the home of the mountains. The southern part of Poland is worth visiting in order to understand Polish history and tradition and to see the beauty of Polish nature. Krakow, the former capital of Poland, is just a hundred kilometres from the ridges of the Tatra Mountains and the picturesque Beskidy and Gorce Mountains. You will find so many grand manor houses, churches, ruins of castles and charming towns especially in this region. Add to this the virgin forests, the swift mountain rivers, the curious rocks ? all world-scale rarities. In the deep south are the towering Tatras, the only Polish alpine type mountains. The Beskidy are gentle mountain ranges with beautiful woods, fields and valley lakes. The calcareous Pieniny are quite different, and the place where the river Dunajec breaks through the mountains is a monument of nature of worldwide significance. The valley of the biggest Polish river, the Vistula, cuts through the region from the west to the east, creating a natural border between the mountains to the south and the lowlands to the north. The natural values are protected by 6 national parks: the Babia Góra, Gorce, Magura, Ojców, Pieniny and Tatra Mountains National Parks, plus nearly 100 nature sanctuaries and landscape parks. The historic and artistic centre of the region is in Krakow, the city where kings resided, were crowned and were buried. The Wawel Hill, topped with the royal castle and the cathedral, is a national sanctity, and the great works of art accumulated over centuries remain a testimony to the might of the country and its rulers. One of the main attractions of the city is St Mary’s Church with a late-medieval altar by Vit Stoss. The Old Town of Krakow, the town of Wieliczka with its ancient salt mine have been registered on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This geographic and historical richness is accompanied by ethnic and cultural variations. Southern Poland has been homeland of many communities, which used to live next to one other. A Jewish community has been living in Krakow since the Middle Ages, and its district, Kazimierz, has been an important centre of Jewish culture in Europe. Descendants of the Russian tribes settled in the Polish part of the Carpathians and live there quietly until the Second World War. Unfortunately, later on so many things have changed, but visual signs of the past are still present.