The raft ride tradition dates back to mid 19th century. The Dunajec river has cut in the limestone hills of the Pieniny mountains a romantic valley called the Dunajec River Gorge. We raft down a deep and winding canyon on wooden rafts- constructions built from narrow boats held together with ropes. The Dunajec winds and froths among steep slopes. The views around us are spectacular and change very quickly. During the trip, the local oarsmen vividly present information about the Pieniny mountains and tell local tales e.g. the legend of Janosik. The season starts in May and finishes in October. The rafts set out from the Sromowce-Katy marina. It takes from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the water level, to go over the seven loops. One raft takes 12 adults (plus two oarsmen). The destination marina is located in Szczawnica Nizna.
1) The Bukowniki ski lift in the village of Jaworki - two single T-bar lifts. One of them 520 meters in length (elevation difference of 102 meters), another 250 meters long (with a 40-m elevation difference) - two artificially lit ski runs.
2) The Pod Durbaszka ski lift in the village of Jaworki - a 550-m long T-bar lift (with a 112-m elevation difference) next to a mountain hostel with a cafeteria.
3) A 783-m long chairlift on Mount Palenica (with a 260-m elevation difference).
- the Palenica ski run with snow-making facilities (1000 meters in length with an elevation difference of 250 meters) - FIS and PZN-approved.
- the Palenica II ski run (1800 meters in length with an elevation difference of 270 meters) - it runs from the top of Mount Szafranowka down to the foot of Mount Palenica where it joins the Palenica run.
- The Szafranowka slope - two 350-m long parallel T-bar lifts (elevation difference of 75 meters) on an easy run with snow-making facilities.
4) A full-sized Halfpipe for snowboarders with its own ski lift on Mount Palenica.
- Bryjarka - 1 hour
- Beresnik - 1 hour 15 minutes
- Dzwonkowka - 2 hours 30 minutes
- Prehyba - 4 hours
- Cerveny Klaator (the Slovak village of "Red Monastery") - 2 hours 30 minutes (you need your passport to cross the border with Slovakia)
- Mount Sokolica (The Falcon Mountain) - Mount Trzy Korony (Three Crowns) - the Szopczanski ravine - 5 hours
Rafting on the River Dunajec (from May 1 to October 31) - visit: www.flisacy.com.pl
- 6 cycling routes (total length: approximately 100 kilometers
1) ul. Szalaya 5a,
2) ul. Szalaya 54,
3) ul. Szalaya 56,
4) ul. Jaworki 18,
5) ul. Pieninska 3a (parking w Pieninach),
6) ul. Pieninska 6,
7) ul. Pieninska 13,
8) ul. Nad Grajcarkiem 51,
9) ul. Gron 3,
10) ul. Glówna 24,
11) ul. Glówna 28,
12) ul. Ogrodowa 18 a,
1) ul. Zyblikiewicza w Pieninach (przewóz miedzybrzegowy "Kacze"),
1) ul. Szalaya 56,
3) ul. Jaworki - Bukowinki,
4) ul. Jaworki 18
2) Tennis court at 75b Szlachtowska Street (in Pod Jarmuta Recreation Center);
3) Tennis court in Glowna Street (near the PKS bus terminal);
4) Kayak rental shop on the River Dunajec;
5) Walking path in the larch wood in Park Gorny Street - 1 kilometer in length;
6) Skatepark - a playground for children with facilities for skateboarding and roller-skating at the bottom station of the Palenica chairlift;
7) Indoor swimming pool (8 x 18 meters) in Budowlani sanitarium;
8) Basketball court in Park Gorny Street;
9) Football (soccer) pitch (50 x 92 meters) at 75b Szlachtowska Street (in Pod Jarmuta Recreation Center);
10) Beach volleyball court in Glowna Street (near the PKS bus terminal);
11) 6 marked mountain trails for hikers
12) 5 marked cycling routes
13) 11 marked horse riding trails
Opened in October 1996, it may be used by hikers, cyclists, skiers and persons on wheelchairs that run on ecological fuel. It is located at the end of the rafting trip on the River Dunajec.
It allows a walker or a skier to admire the Slovak Pieniny mountain range and the Dunajec Gorge from the road leading to the village of Cerveny Klaštor in Slovakia.
In July of 1999 three new border crossings were opened:
- Jaworki - Litmanova (at border indicating post No. II/71)
- Jaworki - Stránany (at border indicating post No. II/76)
- Szlachtowa - Velký Lipnik (at border indicating post No. II/83)
Some of the most popular ones include:
"Stefan" - recommended for respiratory system disorders, but unsuitable for gastric hyperacidity,
"Magdalena" - recommended for constipation and bile duct disorders,
"Jan" - recommended for respiratory system disorders and gastric hyperacidity,
"Szymon" - recommended for convalescents suffering from anemia,
"Wanda" - recommended for podagra and allergies,
"Helena" - recommended for gastric and duodenal ulcer disease.