Gorce is the mountain range of Western Beskid, with nearly 50 km, located between the valleys of Raba and Dunajec rivers. In the north border of the Beskid Wyspowy, and in the south of Podhale. These are band-shaped rozrogu in the middle of which stands the culmination Turbacz. From this peak spread in several directions, the arms, which is the longest east with peaks and Gorc Jaworzyna.
Knurowska Pass separates them from the band Luban. From the west extend Turbacz three bands-Bukovina, gorca and Obidowca. From the north shoulder and Mostownica ł Turbaczyka will switch from Kudłoniem. Between the previously mentioned long arms extending valleys, with the longest valley Kamieniecki Brook, which flows from the slopes of Turbacz and run fleeing to the ends of the Dunajec River near the village of Łącko. It runs parallel to the valley of the volunteers, the name of the longest villages in Poland, which stretches about 25 km. Gorce are well wooded, the Hills have remained se tradition of grazing sheep by shepherds. Are hot for hiking mountain big attraction, though these mountains are not high, but provide unique views of the Tatras, Pieniny, flood Czorsztyn and Beskid Sadecki. When the weather is nice you can see from Turbacz buildings away, about 80 km of Krakow. There is no major urban centers.Complex was formed Gorce Gorce National Park.
The highest peaks Gorce: Turbacz - 1310 m above sea level, Jaworzyna Kamienicka - 1288 m above sea level, Kiczora - 1282 m above sea level, Kudłoń - 1276 m above sea level, forehead Turbacz - 1259 m above sea level, Mostownica - 1251 m above sea level, Gorc Troszacki - 1235 m above sea level, Gorc - 1228 m above sea level, Luban - 1211 m All these peaks except Turbacz Luban, and are located in Gorce National Park.
Gorce have a very good network of water, which consists of numerous springs, bog-springs, streams, and pleural water. Ponds are scarce. All streams are a basin of two rivers Raba and Dunajec. Along the ridge Gorc Kamienicki - Turbacz runs watershed between the basins of these rivers. The largest streams, which have their headwaters in the Gorce are Ochotnica and House. There are also sources of mineral waters, which are operated Rabka-Zdrój and Szczawa.
Characteristic Foreign Investment clearing is one of the most characteristic elements of the landscape and wildlife Gorce. They are also the largest tourist attraction. Enjoy a broad view of the Tatra, Pieniny and Beskid Wyspowy Sadecki. In the spring crocuses overlap hides. Built in the fourteenth century as a result of activities come from the Balkan Peninsula Vlachs, who brought her here kulturępasterską, later continued by the inhabitants of these areas. Glade those called by the local population halls, resulting from the burning forest, and then were extended by felling. Grazing and mowing prevented them overgrowing forest. The most intensive grazing took place before World War II, Gorce the Tatras were then the largest center of pastoralism. Even many years after the Second World War were at their booths and took an intense pastoral grazing.After the cessation of grazing began to overgrow the detriment of the scenic values and biodiversity borówczyskami and raspberries, to ultimately develop into a forest. Here you can watch the natural ecological succession. Last Gorce National Park saw the need to maintain these logs. For the Long Hall re-introduced sheep grazing culture, some of the other clearings (eg Jaworzyna Kamienicka) are mowing. However, the fate of the majority, especially those outside the GPN seems to already be a foregone conclusion.