Best of High Tatras - hiking tour

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The Tatras mountain region is a green natural playground with a charming variety of nature, history and attractions in a small, accessible, safe territory. This outdoor paradise offers pristine natural environment and maximum relaxation in the embrace of the mountains, waterfalls, alpine meadows and more than 100 lakes.
The trails that crisscross the High Tatras are all well marked with distances and estimated times, so it is easy to choose route based on everyone´s fitness...
The Tatras mountain region is a green natural playground with a charming variety of nature, history and attractions in a small, accessible, safe territory. This outdoor paradise offers pristine natural environment and maximum relaxation in the embrace of the mountains, waterfalls, alpine meadows and more than 100 lakes.
The trails that crisscross the High Tatras are all well marked with distances and estimated times, so it is easy to choose route based on everyone´s fitness level and ambition.
The High Tatras topped Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe list for 2019, which highlights the most exciting places to visit across the continent.
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Day 1: Transfer from Bratislava/Vienna to High Tatra Mountains. Hike to a waterfall Skok

Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
Departure from Vienna or from Bratislava. Three-hour journey takes us to the North-Eastern part of Slovakia, passing Low Tatras National Park. En route we will also spot some of Slovak cultural and natural landmarks - castles, mountains and beautiful landscapes.
In the afternoon we will do our first hike, easy and relaxing one. Starting in the village Štrbské Pleso, 2-hour comfortable walk will take us to the Skok waterfall. It is about 30 metres high and falls from a rock threshold at altitude of 1,789 metres (5,869 ft). You can climb to the top of the waterfall over slippery terrain, which is secured by chains. The walk rewards you with gorgeous mountain and river views.
Route and duration: Štrbské pleso – Skok...
Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Bratislava/Vienna to High Tatra Mountains. Hike to a waterfall Skok

Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
Departure from Vienna or from Bratislava. Three-hour journey takes us to the North-Eastern part of Slovakia, passing Low Tatras National Park. En route we will also spot some of Slovak cultural and natural landmarks - castles, mountains and beautiful landscapes.
In the afternoon we will do our first hike, easy and relaxing one. Starting in the village Štrbské Pleso, 2-hour comfortable walk will take us to the Skok waterfall. It is about 30 metres high and falls from a rock threshold at altitude of 1,789 metres (5,869 ft). You can climb to the top of the waterfall over slippery terrain, which is secured by chains. The walk rewards you with gorgeous mountain and river views.
Route and duration: Štrbské pleso – Skok waterfall and back, approximately 3,5 hours.
Difficulty: easy
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 2: High Tatra Mountains - chalet and the mountain lake Zelené pleso

Stop At: Zelene pleso, Vysoke Tatry Slovakia
We will start the moderate hike to the mountain lake Zelené pleso (Green lake) from Biela voda, then crossing the valley Dolina Zeleného plesa. It is a fabulous hike through pine forests and alpine meadows with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Zelené pleso (Green Lake) itself is of beautiful emerald colour created by small underwater springs. You will be amazed by the 900 m high northern face of Maly Kezmarsky peak, Jastrabia Veza and other peaks in the scenic valley.
For experienced hikers: from the chalet we can continue to the Jahnaci peak (2220 metres / 7312 ft). The terrain and trail to the peak is difficult, secured with chains. From the top you will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain environment.
Duration: day-long hike, 8-9 hours
Route: Tatranská Lomnica/Biela voda – the valley Dolina Bielych plies – the chalet Chata pri Zelenom plese and back
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 3: Hike to the lake Veľké Hincovo pleso and Kôprovský peak

Stop At: Koprovsky stit, Vysoke Tatry Slovakia
We will start in the mountain village Štrbské Pleso and continue further up for approximately 3 hours to the largest (200 800 m2) and deepest (53,7m) mountain lake in the Slovak part of the High Tatras, Veľké Hincovo pleso. From there we ascend to Vyšné Kôprovské sedlo, and to the Kôprovský peak. At 2367 meters (7765 ft), Kôprovský peak offers spectacular views over the High Tatra ridges and valleys. It is one of the easiest to access among the High Tatra peaks, and the trail leads through one of the most beautiful valleys in the whole mountain range.
Duration: approximately 6-8 hours
Route: Štrbské Pleso – Popradské pleso – Veľké Hincovo pleso – Kôprovský peak and back
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 4: Slovak Paradise National Park tour. Suchá Belá – gorge

Stop At: Slovak Paradise National Park, Hrabusice, Spisska Nova Ves Slovakia
The national park has 300 km of walking trails. One of the loveliest routes is the ascent up the dramatic, ladder- and technical-assist Suchá Belá Gorge. The hiking trail starts in small village Podlesok and takes us through some of the most beautiful parts of the national park full of greenery. Wooden and iron ladders, chains, steps and footbridges, requiring an extra caution, secure exposed stretches in the gorge. The whole trail leads through the stream Suchá Belá. Depending on the season, the level of water in streams can be higher and rocks can be slippery; therefore it is necessary to wear high ankle, waterproof and anti-slip trekking boots.
You will enjoy spectacular landscapes and rock formations giving you an amazing experience.
Duration: approximately 4-5 hours
Difficulty level: moderately difficult
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Spis Castle, Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04 Slovakia
We will also visit Spiš Castle, one of the largest and oldest castle sites in Central Europe. It was built in the 12th century and became the political, administrative, economic and cultural center of Szepes County of the Kingdom of Hungary. The castle is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 5: Transfer back to Bratislava/Vienna

Stop At: Strbske Pleso, Strbske Pleso, Presov Region
The last day of our Slovak hiking tour with transfer back to Bratislava or Vienna.
For the travelers wishing to learn more from the Slovak history and culture, we can include some stops in interesting places on our way back.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Zelene pleso
  • Transfer from Vienna/Bratislava and back
  • 4x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Koprovsky stit
  • Entry/Admission - Slovak Paradise National Park
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4* hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Spis Castle
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Other activities
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick you up at the hotel or apartment you're staying in Bratislava. Pick up from Vienna hotel is available upon the request.

Airports

  • Ivanka Airport, Bratislava Slovakia
  • Vienna Intl Airport, Wien-Flughafen, Schwechat Austria


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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The hikes in High Tatras are moderate to challenging, so make sure you are wearing proper footwear (ankle supporting hiking boots) as some sections of the trails are covered with rock debris or slippery gravel. The hiking paths are not very exposed, but their higher sections are usually more strenuous. All routes require hillwalking experience and you should be well prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing for unpredictable weather conditions.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.