My parents and I are planning a Eastern Europe trip soon and would love to see Sulov since it is so gorgeous. We plan to take a day trip from Krakow since it is about 70 miles away. The only problem is, how do we get there. How are the roads to Sulov from Krakow? Is it an easy drive? Thanks!
Distance calculator says it's over 150 miles one way. I checked it on road atlas, it does not seem that far but definitely it's over hundred miles one way. I don't see it is feasible as 1 day trip. It's also doable by public transportation but you would need more than one day. Roads are mostly mountainous but OK. My estimate is you would need at least three hours probably more to get there. A lot of towns and villages on the way. Speed limit there is 50 km/h. Also it's hard to pass slower trucks. I agree with you that it's very beautiful there. I camped there as a teenager. Try to get more days and do some hikes there. It's worth it.
I can't help you with your request, but if it is beautiful Slovakia you are interested in then I suggest you Google the Kempinski Grand Hotel High Tatras as it is in one of the most beautiful settings in Slovakia. The immediate area has lakes, mountains, castles, outdoor sports, hiking, skiing, etc. Go to Google Images "Slovakia High Tatras". How to get there? The Kempinski will provide the transfer ($$); about 2.5 hours. Then come on down to Budapest to visit!!
Google Maps indicates there are more than one Sulov in Slovakia. You might want to sign on Googlemaps.com and pick the one you desire to go to.
The easiest way to get there would be by rental car.
David is right. There are indeed 2 Sulovs. One is 903 m mountain on the border between Czech Republic and Slovakia in the mountains of Beskydy nearby Turzovka. The other is Sulovs Rocks near Bytca and I am sure that's the one Brandon has on his mind. Going south toward Bratislava just south of Bytca you turn on county road toward Jablonove, castle Sulov is right above the village. About 3 km farther on the road there is a little village Sulov and then Sulov-Hradna. You can hike up from the village of Sulov through little canyons and rocks formation and come down into Jablonove. Beautiful and not very demanding hike.