Slovakia: High Tatra and Beyond

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This is the ultimate Slovak Adventure. From natural hot springs, waterfall trails and dramatic mountain peaks, this trip has it all!

Start: Krakow, Poland

Finish: Krakow, Poland

Getting picked up from Krakow Airport (Poland), we will transfer you to the village of Zuberec (Slovakia). From here we will explore the intricacies of the epic Tatras mountains which boasts unearthly beauty, stunning glacier lakes, and unexpecting wildlife (including lynx and bears) - so be prepared to have your mind blown.

On the last day, a short transfer will see you tackle the jaw-dropping adventure playground of Slovak Paradise, where you will be challenged to climb mountain ladders, traverse catwalk brides and snake your way through tight natural gorges.

The hikes that we are going to walk on this trip will be of medium difficulty. Every day we will walk between 10km-15 km so make sure you have packed the right boots! Some of the hikes will involve short part of scrambling, so previous experience with scrambling is welcomed.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to Zuberec

Morning transfer approx. 15 minutes

The group will start with a moderate hike to the famous and beautiful Lake Rohacske (1750m) in the Western Taras mountains. Less touristy, yet still beautiful. Here you will also pass one of the highest waterfalls of Slovakia - Rohacsky waterfall.

If you are still feeling strong, we will continue for a few more hours of hiking. If you are feeling tired, we will transfer you back to your accommodation for the afternoon to relax.

Overnight in Zuberec

Length: 12,9 km, Est. time: 5:00 hrs, Elevation: 721 m 721 m

With Extension: Length: 17,5km, Est. time: 7:30 hrs, Elevation: 1061 m 1061 m

Day 2

Hike to Lake Rohacske

Transfer 15 minutes in the morning

Hike to Peak Salatin (2040m asl) in the Western Tatras. Today offers beautiful views of the whole western mountain range - so make sure you have charged your camera batteries.

Today will consist of a steep ascent which is quite demanding. As such, once complete we will hike to the nearest chairlift so you can easily make your way back down to the start of the trial. This offers unbelievable views, so soak up the surrounding scenery and rest your legs.

Once you have had a cup of tea, we will transfer to the next accommodation. Tonight will you be staying in a stunning mountain hut hidden deep within the mountains. The total transfer will take around 1:30 hrs after hiking.

Overnight in Ziarska mountain hut in twin rooms.

Length: 10,5 km, Est. time: 7:00 hrs, Vertical ascent: 1225 m 800 m

Day 3

Hike to Peak Salatin

Transfer 15 minutes in the morning

Hike to Peak Salatin (2040m asl) in the Western Tatras. Today offers beautiful views of the whole western mountain range - so make sure you have charged your camera batteries.

Today will consist of a steep ascent which is quite demanding. As such, once complete we will hike to the nearest chairlift so you can easily make your way back down to the start of the trial. This offers unbelievable views, so soak up the surrounding scenery and rest your legs.

Once you have had a cup of tea, we will transfer to the next accommodation. Tonight will you be staying in a stunning mountain hut hidden deep within the mountains. The total transfer will take around 1:30 hrs after hiking.

Overnight in Ziarska mountain hut in twin rooms.

Length: 10,5 km, Est. time: 7:00 hrs, Vertical ascent: 1225 m 800 m

Day 4

Hike to Peak Baranec

Hike to one of the highest peaks in the Western Tatras. No need for transfer, as the Ziarska mountain hut, is situated deep in the mountains and we will start the walk from our doorstep.

Today's hike is short, steep and demanding, therefore, an extension will only possible if you are feeling strong as a group.

Overnight in Ziarska mountain hut in twin rooms.

Length: 12 km, Est. time: 6:00 hrs, Vertical ascent: 1145m 1145m

Day 5

Hike and bike to Lake Temnosmrecinske

This morning, we will leave the mountain hut and transfer for about 40 minutes to the starting point of next hike - Valley Koprova.

Today is much easier than the last, as we jump on our mountain bikes in the morning (e-bikes can be rented if you are tired and don't wish to push yourself) and bike for 9km deep into the valley. This bike ride will take you to the highest waterfall of Slovakia - so be prepared for the views to blow your mind

After a short rest, we will leave our bikes there in the forest and hike to one of the quietest and most remote places in Tatras = Lake Temnosmrecinske.

Overnight in the area of the High Tatras mountains for 3 nights

Biking - Length: 17,2 km / Ascent: 375 meters / Descent: 375 meters

Hiking - Length: 10,4 km / Ascent: 495 meters / Descent: 495 meters

Est. time of activities: 7:00

Day 6

High Tatras Mountains

Transfers approx. 15 minutes

This morning we will take a cable car again from the village of Tatranska Lomnica to Lake Skalnate, which is 1600 m. a.s.l. The hike will start at Lake Strbske towards the peak Velka Svistovka 2 037 m.a.s.l., which is a great viewpoint with views to the Valley of Lake Green. You will descend through a rugged valley to Lake Green and then through a beautiful forest to the end of the hike.

Although this hike is not that demanding, it does involve a 40m long descent which requires you to be secured to the mountain by chains. If you are not comfortable with completing the scrambling down section, we can find a longer, but the easier route down.

Overnight in the area of the High Tatras mountains

Length: 17.5 km, Est. time: 6 hrs, Vertical ascent: 480 m 1320 m

Day 7

Slovak paradise

Transfer approx. 30 minutes in the morning and 30 min. in the afternoon.

Today you will visit the Slovak Paradise National park. Some people say it is like a playground for adults full of fun and adventure.

Why? Because of climbing ladders past waterfalls and walking on numerous catwalks through the park's remarkable gorges.

Today you will get the chance to hike through one of Slovakia's beautiful gorges "Bela", and walk along the river "Hornad" in the gorge "Prielom Hornadu".

Overnight in the same hotel as the previous night

Length: 15,5 km, Est. time: 6:30 hrs, Vertical ascent: 630 m 630 m

Day 8

Departure

In the morning departure back to Krakow Airport.

Accommodation

Included

  • 2x Accommodation in 3* hotel in the area of Zuberec - twin rooms
  • 2 nights in Ziarska mountain hut - twin rooms
  • 3 nights in 3* hotel in the area of the High Tatras mountains
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • 2x cable car ride
  • Mountain bike rental or E-bikes?
  • Guiding by English speaking Slovak guide for 8 days
  • All ground transfers and airport transfers

Excluded

  • Lunches
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal drinks and snacks not mentioned in itinerary.

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Please note: This trip must receive a minimum of three reservations forty-five days prior to the departure date. In the unlikely event that we do not receive three or more bookings for each departure, you will have two options:

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