Project Activities in the Babia Góra Biosphere Reserve

photo: Anna Arcikiewicz

photo: Anna Arcikiewicz

photo: Michał Węgrzyn

BG 3: Development of a Polish-Slovak net of cross-border tourist trails

Approx. 25% of the Babia Góra massif belongs to Slovakia, the rest to Poland. The most important attraction of the region, the peak of Babia Góra with 1725 m a.s.l. is visited by approx. 100.000 tourists per year. The top is accessible from both sides of the state border that runs along the main ridge of the mountain.

On the length of the 278 m from the top (Diablak) to the Brona Pass there were two separated trails - one on the Polish and one on the Slovakian side.

To reduce the impacts of hikers in this sensitive area of alpine and subalpine vegetation, the integration of the two trails was realised in the frame of this activity. To do so, consultation of the two protected areas with the two state border police offices was necessary.

The Polish part of the trail was closed and will be left to natural succession of the dwarf mountain pine scrub. The trail was remarked and equipped with information boards. A brochure in Polish and Slovak was published to explain the measure and also to disseminate information about the consequences of the coming into force of the Schengen agreement.

Documents for download/Related documents:

Brochure in Polish
Brochure in Slovak

Babia Góra National Park




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