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Szlak Orlich Gniazd

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Szlak Orlich Gniazd

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Szlak Orlich Gniaz (Eagle's Nests' Trail) is a long trail from Kraków to Częstochowa. There're ruins of famous Jura Mountain castles on the path. The trail is marked in red. Some trail's parts are common with Via Regia.


You've to take first aid kit, comfortable clothes and boots and long sleeve to protect against ticks.


Day one

  • Kraków-Ojców-Pieskowa Skała-Rabszyn

Total time: about 9-10 h

Day two

  • Rabsztyn-Jaroszowiec-Bydlin-Smoleń-Pilica

total time: about 7 h

Day three

  • Pilica-Podzamcze-Okiennik Wielki-Morsko-Bobolice-Złoty Potok

total time: about 9 h

Day Four

  • Złoty Potok-Olsztyn-Częstochowa

total time: about 6 h

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Kraków see: Via Regia

Rabsztyn There's a camp place where you can pitch your tent, you can also try to find an accommodation in Olkusz

Pilica see : Pilica

Złoty Potok

  • Duża Willa, Kościuszki 99.  edit Quite big accommodation object with terrace.
  • Guest Rooms, Jana Chrzciciela 4.  edit Guest rooms with garden


  • Dom Pielgrzyma im. Jana Pawła II, Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego 1/31.  edit Religious guest rooms near Jasna Góra Monastery.
  • Dom św. Kaspra, Mąkoszy 1.  edit Religious guest house
  • Dom Rekolekcyjny, św.Barbary 43.  edit Religious guesthouse
  • Dom Pielgrzyma u Chrystusowców, Radomska 25.  edit Religious guest house
  • Magnolia, św. Piotra 1.  edit Guest rooms not far from Jasna Góra Monastery. Rooms with bathroom, garden, WiFi
  • Schott, Dąbrowskiego 11/5A.  edit Guest rooms in the city center, WiFi
  • Pod Klasztorem, św. Barbary 13.  edit Guest rooms not far from center, close to open air swimming pools, rooms with WiFi, terrace
  • Willa Ania, Grunwaldzka 6.  edit Villa in the city center near park, bonfire and barbecue place, garden
  • U Eli, Płocka 10 A.  edit Guest rooms about 1 km from Jasna Góra Monastery, rooms with WiFi, garden, terrace, sunbeds
  • U Janiny, Płocka 10.  edit Guest rooms, WiFi, terrace, shared bathrooms
  • Fado, Wodzickiego 20.  edit Guest rooms, WiFi, barbecue place
  • U Tosi, Przemyska 1.  edit Guest rooms not far from city center, shared bathrooms, WiFi, garden
  • Camping Oleńka, Oleńki 20.  edit Camping not far from city center, bungalows, tent pitching places
  • Złota Góra, Złota.  edit Year round bungalows in Sacral Miniatures Theme Park
  • Rydz, Kilińskiego 106.  edit Guest rooms not far from city center, shared bathrooms, garden

Stay Safe[edit]

Places on the trail're rather safe. Natural hazards as ticks, wild boars or poisonous snakes're much more common. If you see a tick on your body or you become bitten by viper (Żmija Zygzakowata), the only one poisonous Polish snake, call the doctor or emergency!. Snake bites can be dangerous for allergic. Wild boars attack humans when they feel endangered or provoke. If you see them crossing, keep calm and don't move fast. Vipers're much common in dry summer.


Places on Szlak Orlich Gniazd're popular tourist destination so finding a person knowing at least one foreign language won't be any problem.

Get Out[edit]

Częstochowa's located about 1h from Katowice Airport and about 2h from Kraków one. Bus companies as Sindbad, Leo Express, FlixBus and Agat offer direct connections with many cities in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic or Italy. Companies as Retman, Eurobus and GlobTourist offer direct connections with Croatian cities of Split, Zadar, Karlovac, Trogir, Sibenik and Zagreb in summer season.

Useful Links[edit]

  • Trail's description and map (in Polish) [1]