Poland_4145 - Summer Palace by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr Creative Commons

Travelers looking to enjoy a holiday that boasts more than just a central medieval square and historic buildings will adore Poland. Yes, the country is home to a long list of fascinating sites, but you can just as easily stay entertained by keeping active. The southern region is home to a remarkable number of national parks and mountain ranges, which are perfect for hiking. At the Baltic Sea, a variety of coastal resorts await travelers in the summer. Be aware though that many European and domestic visitors flock to Poland’s northern coast every year too.

Hiking is a paramount activity for trips to Poland. There are so many marvelous national parks and natural landscapes to enjoy a short or long trek, either on a guided tour or independently through one of the moutain trails. Places like Mt Pusta Wielka, Mt Jaworzyna, and Mt Sniezka are among the more popular and trips can be arranged through Walks Worldwide.

Talk to Viator for the best places to cycle in Poland's old towns. Whether you want to stick to sightseeing in the major cities, or head into the wilderness for a magnificent mountain biking adventure, Poland has the perfect landscape.

Kayaking is continuously growing in popularity and there are plenty of wonderful spots to explore on water. Narew and Bierbrza National Parks are two of the more interesting for waterways and rivers. Everytrail is a reliable tour operator that offers special prices on boat tours.

With Poland's endless expanse of mountains and ideal weather conditions, the country is one of Europe's go-to ski spots. Most people head to the southern alpine regions of Zakopane. Great rates for ski holidays can be found at Sunshine World.

When the weather's a little warmer, beaches are located at Pomerania, which extends for much of the Baltic Sea coast. There are numerous resort towns for the perfect place to unwind. Sopot is one of the busiest spa getaways, but Jurata, Leba and Chalupy are also great entertainment spots for beach-lovers. Baltic Holidays can arrange your vacation packages to the sea.

Horseback riding is available in certain areas of Poland, such as Zakopane. Tourists can opt for tours or horse-drawn carriage rides, which transforms into a sleigh in winter. Altius will help you organize horseback-riding activities in Poland.

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