Atractions

Strążyska Valley

Strążyska Valley

The Strążyska Valley is the most accessible and at the same time one of the most beautiful Tatra mountains valleys. It cuts with a deep wedge between the steep slopes of Turnia Kiernia and Sarnia Skała. A walk through the Strążyska Valley provides many impressions and at the same time the route is very gentle, on the way it is worth paying attention to the vertical rocks protruding from the forest - these are Strążyskie „Chimneys”. In a clearing at the end of the valley you will find a comfortable place to rest and a small tea- room buffet in a historic highlander hut. Please look up - the northern wall of Giewont is proud above us. From here, you can go to Sarnia Skała, Giewont and towards Silkawica (only 15 minutes), one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Tatra Mountains.

The entrance to the Strążyska Valley is located 600m from Biała Owca. You can get there in less than 10 minutes.

The Białego Valley

The Białego Valley

The Białego Valley is full of natural and historical mysteries and curiosities. Few people know that in the 1950s it was closed and the Soviet troops searched for uranium ore there. There are tunnels abandoned by them to this day. Fortunately, the decks turned out to be too poor and today we can enjoy a walk through the valley cut by Biały Potok, one of the most unruly streams in the Tatra Mountains. The Path over the Regle Mountains runs through the upper floor of the valley - thanks to this, you can go to Sarnia Skała or towards Kalatówki and Kuźnice. Especially the loop option covering the Białego Valley, Sarnia Skała and Strążyska Valley is an excellent proposition for a full-day, unhurried trip from Biała Owca.

The entrance to the Białego Valley is 2 km away from our guesthouse, it is reached by a picturesque part of Droga pod Reglami.

The path under the Regle

The path under the Regle

In the 19th century, Kuźnice was the real center of Zakopane, it was there that a sawmill, a manor house and, above all, steel mills, called hamras, were located. In turn, the most efficient mines where metal ores were obtained were located in the Kościeliska Valley. There were so-called an iron road connected the outlet of this valley with the hamers' ironworks. Its long, eight-kilometer fragment is known today as Droga pod reglami. It is a favorite walking trail of Zakopane residents and tourists. From the south side, hugging the Tatra National Park, it offers a wealth of trips to the mountain valleys, while to the north there are wide panoramas of Zakopane, the Gubałówka Range and further Podhale.

The closest part of Droga pod Reglami is located at the end of the Strążyska Valley, about 600 m from Biała Owca.

Wielka Krokiew - Ski jumping

Wielka Krokiew - Ski jumping

The most beautiful natural ski jumping hill in the world is called Wielka Krokiew, it is named after Stanisław Marusarz and is located in Zakopane, not far from Biała Owca. The building was perfectly inscribed in the area created by the ridge of Krokiew Mountain by the famous pre- war architect Karol Stryjeński. Wielka Krokiew was a witness to our greatest successes in ski jumping, the phenomenal flights of Bronisław Czech or Stanisław Marusarz, and in recent years first Adam Małysz, then Kamil Stoch or Dawid Kubacki. It was also near Wielka Krokiew that the greatest ever meeting of Pope John Paul II with highlanders took place in June 1997.

You can reach Wielka Krokiew via the Droga pod Reglami, passing the Strążyska Valley and the Białego Valley on the way. Distance approx. 3 km.

Sarnia Rock

Sarnia Rock

In front of Giewont itself a large limestone rock protrudes from a dense forest, it is called Sarnia Skały, although in the past it was called Little Świnica or Świnia Skała. There is a tourist trail leading to it, which is a branch of the Path over the Reglelands departing from the Red Pass. This makes it relatively easy to access, whether from the side of Dolina Białego or Strążyska. Remaining in the constant shadow of the towering Giewont Sarnia Skała is full of natural curiosities and rare plants. Among tourists, it is known as the best viewpoint towards the Sleeping Knight, as well as with an excellent panorama of Zakopane.

Walking from the side of Strążyska Sarnia Skała, you will reach 4 km, it should take you about 2 hours. The trail from the Białego Valley is slightly longer - 5.5 km. The optimal trip leads first through the Białego Valley and the return from Sarnia Skała through the Strążyska Valley. Such a trip is approx. 9.5 km long and will take about 5 hours with stops and admiring the magnificent Tatra nature.

Giewont

Giewont

Holy mountain of Poles. It is a symbol of Zakopane and the entire Tatra Mountains. The steep, vertical northern walls contrast with the gentle ridge along which the trail from the Kondracka Kopa runs. Currently, only from the south side you can get to the top, once - it is worth knowing about it - trips from Zakopane passed by Biała Owca, further along the Strążyska Valley and then along the difficult Kirkor Gully up to Wielki Giewont. Today, this variant is celebrated through the pass in Grzybowiec (red marks along the entire length of the valley to Wyżnia Kondracka Przełęcz). Please note that this trail is closed in winter. Giewont is quite easily accessible mountain, but it must not be underestimated! The summit with the cross is at an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, pay special attention especially to the gable parts, where there are artificial facilities - chains. If there is going to be a storm, do not go to Giewont!

The trip to Giewont from Biała Owca leads along the red trail (above the pass - the blue one) will take you about 4-5 hours, you have about 6.5 km to go. You can return to Kuźnice on the other side - via Kalatówki (blue trail).