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WAKING AND HIKING IN SLOVAK BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS
Poprad- Prešov Region- Slovakia
3 Days
9 Persons
Czech/English
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Brief

Few visitors to the Slovak Republic (part of former Czechoslovakia) take the trip out to Slovakia’s magnificent mountains, but adventure travelers know what they have to offer: challenging hiking and spectacular alpine scenery. The High Tatras, on the Polish border, are a scaled‑down version of the Alps, where snow stays all summer atop jagged granite peaks, waterfalls tumble from stark rock walls, and jewel‑like tarns sparkle in wide, green glacial valleys. And in the Malá Fatra mountains, a subsidiary range, deep narrow gorges and ridgetop trails offer great hiking, while a rich alpine flora is found along its quiet forest paths and richly green meadows. On this hiker’s odyssey, you’ll make easy scrambles up local peaks, traverse long green valleys to high summit ridges, and meet the friendly locals who share the trails with you (hiking is Slovakia’s national sport!). Hikes range in length from five to eight hours, with a return to the hotel at the end of the day. They also vary considerably in difficulty (a few are fairly strenuous); trails are often exposed and chains, ladders, and metal platforms are used to negotiate some of the trickier spots. If you feel like skipping any of the hikes, you’ll find opportunities to explore the local culture. To complement the challenging hikes, you’ll get a taste of the history and culture of the ancient lands of central Europe with visits to unspoiled medieval towns like Levoca, little-changed since the 13th century, Vienna, once the seat of the old Habsburg Empire and the hub of Europe, and Prague, a “golden” storybook city with beautiful architecture of nearly every major period and style.

Tour Detail

 

DAY 1 - Meeting with a guide ad tranfer to mountains. We may arramge transfer from ´different airports( Vienna, Prague, Kracow, etc). We suggest at least 3 days in mountain although we may organize trips for more days(7 days is probably best option, although sometimes we operate 12 days trips too)

 

DAY 2

We take an easy hike from the hotel through beautiful forests to Sliezsky Dom, situated at the base of Gerlachovsky (8,710'), highest peak of the High Tatras and the focus of tomorrow’s optional climb. Sliezsky Dom is on the shore of Velicke Pleso (lake) and the area is known for its abundant alpine wildflowers. Return to our hotel, enjoying panoramic views of the Low Tatras and villages of the High Tatras.

DAY 3

We take the funicular from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok and walk up the Mala Studena valley to Teryho chalet, the oldest in the High Tatras dating from the end of the last century. After stop for a drink in the Hut, we wll walk back the same way.

Optional hike over the Priecne saddle (2352m), a fairly tough climb with a section of scrambling. Descending, we follow an undulating path past some small lakes to Zbojnicka chalet before an easy descent down the valley ( 7 - 8 hours). Way down going through Velka Studena Dolina valley. We are also using fenicular on the way down.

 

DAY 4

Depending on the interests of the group, we will make one of the following excursions:( not included in tour cost)

- a day trip to Pieniny National Park, a mountainous park with a rich ecosystem on the Slovak-Polish border. Here we can take a walk along the Dunajec River or possibly take a rafting trip through its scenic gorge. On our return journey we can stop in the lively medieval town of Kezmarok, dating from the 13th century. Tour of Cerveny Klastor, a former Gothic church and monastery of Carthusian monks built in 1319. It was rebuilt in the baroque style of the 18th century and is now a national cultural monument.

 

- a day trip to historical city of Kracow in Poland.

 

- a half-day trip to UNESCO cultural site – medieval town of Levoca and Spissky Castle

 

- Gerlach Climb- For very strong, ambitious hikers, it is possible to make an optional climb of Gerlachovsky, highest peak in the Tatras (weather permitting). Gerlachovsky is one of 12 peaks over 8,000 feet that are accessible only with a mountain rescue guide. Ropes are used at times, and there are a few places equipped with fixed chains and ladders. Those with good natural balance and no fear of heights can do this difficult six hour climb. Some climbing experience is essential. Your trip leader can advise you of additional details.

 

extra days

Transfer by a local train (30 minutes) to Popradske Pleso . We follow a popular route to the summit of Rysy (2499m) one of the jewels of the Tatra and the highest peak in Poland. Its rocky summit gives spectacular views across the nearby peaks and ridges. The ascent takes around 4 hours and the return 3 hours. Popular story said that this summit was climb by communist leader V.I. Lenin in 1912 and his foot-steps are still marked there!

In the end of day we will by transferred by private car back to our hotel.

Price Detail
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Exclusions

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Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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WAKING AND HIKING IN SLOVAK BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS
Poprad, Prešov Region, Slovakia
3 Days
9 Persons
Czech/English
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Brief

Few visitors to the Slovak Republic (part of former Czechoslovakia) take the trip out to Slovakia’s magnificent mountains, but adventure travelers know what they have to offer: challenging hiking and spectacular alpine scenery. The High Tatras, on the Polish border, are a scaled‑down version of the Alps, where snow stays all summer atop jagged granite peaks, waterfalls tumble from stark rock walls, and jewel‑like tarns sparkle in wide, green glacial valleys. And in the Malá Fatra mountains, a subsidiary range, deep narrow gorges and ridgetop trails offer great hiking, while a rich alpine flora is found along its quiet forest paths and richly green meadows. On this hiker’s odyssey, you’ll make easy scrambles up local peaks, traverse long green valleys to high summit ridges, and meet the friendly locals who share the trails with you (hiking is Slovakia’s national sport!). Hikes range in length from five to eight hours, with a return to the hotel at the end of the day. They also vary considerably in difficulty (a few are fairly strenuous); trails are often exposed and chains, ladders, and metal platforms are used to negotiate some of the trickier spots. If you feel like skipping any of the hikes, you’ll find opportunities to explore the local culture. To complement the challenging hikes, you’ll get a taste of the history and culture of the ancient lands of central Europe with visits to unspoiled medieval towns like Levoca, little-changed since the 13th century, Vienna, once the seat of the old Habsburg Empire and the hub of Europe, and Prague, a “golden” storybook city with beautiful architecture of nearly every major period and style.

Tour Detail

 

DAY 1 - Meeting with a guide ad tranfer to mountains. We may arramge transfer from ´different airports( Vienna, Prague, Kracow, etc). We suggest at least 3 days in mountain although we may organize trips for more days(7 days is probably best option, although sometimes we operate 12 days trips too)

 

DAY 2

We take an easy hike from the hotel through beautiful forests to Sliezsky Dom, situated at the base of Gerlachovsky (8,710'), highest peak of the High Tatras and the focus of tomorrow’s optional climb. Sliezsky Dom is on the shore of Velicke Pleso (lake) and the area is known for its abundant alpine wildflowers. Return to our hotel, enjoying panoramic views of the Low Tatras and villages of the High Tatras.

DAY 3

We take the funicular from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok and walk up the Mala Studena valley to Teryho chalet, the oldest in the High Tatras dating from the end of the last century. After stop for a drink in the Hut, we wll walk back the same way.

Optional hike over the Priecne saddle (2352m), a fairly tough climb with a section of scrambling. Descending, we follow an undulating path past some small lakes to Zbojnicka chalet before an easy descent down the valley ( 7 - 8 hours). Way down going through Velka Studena Dolina valley. We are also using fenicular on the way down.

 

DAY 4

Depending on the interests of the group, we will make one of the following excursions:( not included in tour cost)

- a day trip to Pieniny National Park, a mountainous park with a rich ecosystem on the Slovak-Polish border. Here we can take a walk along the Dunajec River or possibly take a rafting trip through its scenic gorge. On our return journey we can stop in the lively medieval town of Kezmarok, dating from the 13th century. Tour of Cerveny Klastor, a former Gothic church and monastery of Carthusian monks built in 1319. It was rebuilt in the baroque style of the 18th century and is now a national cultural monument.

 

- a day trip to historical city of Kracow in Poland.

 

- a half-day trip to UNESCO cultural site – medieval town of Levoca and Spissky Castle

 

- Gerlach Climb- For very strong, ambitious hikers, it is possible to make an optional climb of Gerlachovsky, highest peak in the Tatras (weather permitting). Gerlachovsky is one of 12 peaks over 8,000 feet that are accessible only with a mountain rescue guide. Ropes are used at times, and there are a few places equipped with fixed chains and ladders. Those with good natural balance and no fear of heights can do this difficult six hour climb. Some climbing experience is essential. Your trip leader can advise you of additional details.

 

extra days

Transfer by a local train (30 minutes) to Popradske Pleso . We follow a popular route to the summit of Rysy (2499m) one of the jewels of the Tatra and the highest peak in Poland. Its rocky summit gives spectacular views across the nearby peaks and ridges. The ascent takes around 4 hours and the return 3 hours. Popular story said that this summit was climb by communist leader V.I. Lenin in 1912 and his foot-steps are still marked there!

In the end of day we will by transferred by private car back to our hotel.

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Price Detail

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flexible

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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