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8 Days Short Group Walking Tour in High Tatras from Bratislava

• Visit Slovakia´s capital, Bratislava
• Go walking in the wild Tatras
• See glacial lakes and tumbling waterfalls
• Visit traditional mountain huts

This guided walking holiday in Slovakia starts in Bratislava and explores the best spots in the Tatras. Once you’ve arrived in Slovakia’s capital and seen some of the city’s highlights, you’ll go on a journey to see lofty peaks, deep glacial valleys, lakes, waterfalls and traditional mountain huts.

You’ll hike to the summit of Velka Svistovka (2038m) for panoramic views, stop for a taste of hearty Slovakian food on a day’s hiking between traditional mountain huts, and soak up the tranquillity of crystal-clear lakes and forested valleys on varied mountain walks.

As the walking is at your own pace, you can pause to take photos as many times as you wish, or stop for coffee and a snack at one of the hospitable mountain huts along the way. Each day you’ll return to a comfortable hotel in the mountain village of Tatranska Lomnica.

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$1,522

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All activities as per itinerary
    • Airport transfers
    • Return train from Bratislava to the Tatras
    • Mountain trams and cable cars
    • English speaking tour leader
    • Packed lunch 1x
    • Entry/Admission - Skalnate pleso
    • Entry/Admission - Strbske Pleso
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Bratislava, Slovakia´s capital.

    Stop At: Bratislava Old Town, Bratislava Slovakia
    Today you’ll fly to Bratislava – or Vienna, if you prefer – and we’ll provide a free group transfer to your hotel. Your tour leader will meet you when you get there and run you through the essentials.

    At 5PM, they’ll take you on a guided walk through Bratislava’s old town. See if you can spot Bratislava Castle – thanks to its position on top of the hill it’s hard to miss. And keep an eye out for somewhere nice to eat, because you’ll have the evening free to head off for dinner.

    It’s a good idea to arrange your flight with plenty of time to get to your hotel before the walking tour, but if you can’t make it for this time don’t worry – your guide will leave a note for you in the hotel’s reception and you can join the group later on.
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Bratislava

    Day 2: Take a fast train to the Tatra Mountains.

    Stop At: Poprad, Poprad, Presov Region
    After breakfast you’ll transfer to Bratislava´s train station and take a 3.5-hour scenic train journey to the Tatra Mountains, the biggest and oldest national park in Slovakia.

    Our base for the week will be Tatranska Lomnica, one of the most popular villages in the Tatras, and the perfect starting point for many popular walking trails.

    In the afternoon you’ll be taken on an introductory walk in the village to get to know your surroundings.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Tatranska Lomnica, Tatranska Lomnica, Presov Region
    Our base for the week will be Tatranska Lomnica, one of the most popular villages in the Tatras, and the perfect starting point for many popular walking trails.

    In the afternoon you’ll be taken on an introductory walk in the village to get to know your surroundings.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 3: Ride a cable car to Skalnate Pleso, trek to Velka Svistovka and descend to Zelene Pleso Hut.

    Stop At: Skalnate pleso, Vysoke Tatry Slovakia
    After a good breakfast, you’ll take a cable car ride to the mountain lake of Skalnate Pleso (1751m). This crystal-clear lake is surrounded by forested hills and towering granite peaks, and there’s an astronomical and meteorological observatory near the top, which you’ll have time to look around.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zelene pleso, Vysoke Tatry Slovakia
    Velka Svistovka (2,037m) is next on our route, well-known for its high concentration of Tatra chamois. Endemic to the High and Low Tatras, Tatra chamois are a rare subspecies of the chamois. It’s thought that there are only about 600 left. They often wander around in this alpine terrain, close to where you will be walking.

    The trail is secured by chains on a few of the more difficult sections, but the mountain provides an accessible and gratifying climb. From the summit of Velka Svistovka, make your descent to the Zelene Pleso Hut secured by chains. Located at the glacier lake of the same name this is an absolutely beautiful spot for lunch.

    From Zelene Pleso you’ll continue to Biela Voda, then take a public bus back to Tatranska Lomnica, which is only about 10 minutes away.

    Total walking
    Distance: 13 km
    Total ascent: 486 m
    Total descent: 1140 m
    Max elevation: 2003 m
    Min elevation: 924 m

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 4: Hike through the beautiful Studena Dolina Valley to Zbojnicka, or ´Robbers´, Hut.

    Stop At: Stary Smokovec, Stary Smokovec, Presov Region
    After breakfast you´ll take a mountain tram to Stary ´old´ Smokovec, the oldest village in the Tatras, followed by a funicular to Hrebienok (1285m) the starting point of our walk.

    Today you’ll hike through the Studena Dolina Valley. From its narrow beginnings, the valley gradually gets wider; terraces harbouring mountain lakes tower above. Pause and enjoy the sight of colourful flowers, scent of pine trees and sound of rare birds singing in the mountains as you traverse the valley.

    The valley leads you up to Zbojnicka, or ´Robbers´, Hut, where you can enjoy a traditional lunch of soup and dumplings. Zbonicka (‘robbers’) Hut is one of the highest at an altitude of (1,960m) and still a popular base for trekkers. Its name harks back to the days when it was a hunters’ hut, and poachers used to stalk the valley.

    Your hike ends where it started, at Hrebienok. From here, you take a funicular and tram back to your hotel and a well-earned dinner!

    Total walking
    Distance: 12 km
    Total ascent: 979 m
    Total descent: 979 m
    Max elevation: 1960 m
    Min elevation: 1265 m

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 5: Spend a day walking via mountain huts – Zamkovskeho, Teryho and Rainerova – and Cold Creek Waterfalls.

    Stop At: Skalnate pleso, Vysoke Tatry Slovakia
    Today, your starting point is once again Skalnate Pleso, from where you’ll trek to three of the Tatras’ mountain huts. Mountain huts have been part of the fabric of the Tatras for years; they’re traditional, welcoming and often have a story to tell. They provide lovely lunches for you to re-fuel, too!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rainerova Chata, Stary Smokovec 22/22, Stary Smokovec 062 01 Slovakia
    Your hike will take you via Rainerova, the oldest hut in the mountains. It dates back to 1863 and today is a small stone building serving drinks and snacks.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tery Lodge, Pat Spisskych plies Mala Studena dolina, Vysoke Tatry 062 01 Slovakia
    Teryho Hut is one of the highest in the High Tatras, and Zamkovskeho is a quaint wooden chalet offering the perfect, shady resting spot.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cold Water Waterfall, Starolesna Polana High Tatra Mountains Natl Park, Stary Smokovec Slovakia
    Your route will also take you via Cold Creek Waterfalls. These waterfalls start where the Great Cold Creek meets the Small Cold Creek and tumble their way over rocks and boulders, and through pine forests. Walking trails will take you alongside the fizzy cascades.

    From Hrebienok, you’ll descend to Smokovec by funicular cable car and take the mountain tram back to Tatranska Lomnica.

    Total walking
    Distance: 9 km
    Ascent: 540 m
    Descent: 730 m.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 6: Enjoy a free day.

    Stop At: Vysoke Tatry, Vysoke Tatry, Presov Region
    After three days of walking this day is left free to relax. You can visit one of the water parks in the foothills of the Tatras offering indoor and outdoor thermal pools and wellness centres.

    If you fancy a different adventure, try rafting in Pieniny National Park. A classic or traditional rafting trip through the Dunajec Gorge is a great way to soak up the views from a different perspective.

    Hiring an E-bike is also an option if you want to explore the surroundings on a bike. If you’re a cave lover, then Belianska Cave should be on your list, too.

    Cultural trips are also nearby. Spissky Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the 12th century. Located on a hilltop above the town of Spisske Podhradie and Zehra village, it was built as the political, administrative, economic and cultural centre of the region.

    Levoca is renowned for its authentic and well-preserved architectural profiles of the old medieval town. Explore the historic centre, including the museum and St. James’ church, with the highest wooden altar in the world.

    We have some great trips to choose from and can certainly help you to plan and book them – your guide will be there to help.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 7: Walk through the Mlynicka and Furkotska Valleys to Skok Waterfall and Soliskom Hut (1840m).

    Stop At: Lake in village Strbske Pleso, Vysoke Tatry 05985 Slovakia
    After a day of relaxation we have a long but amazing day ahead of us trekking through the Mlynicka and Furkotska Valleys.

    Today’s trek starts with a tram journey through the Tatras’ most famous settlements to Strbske Pleso (1347m), Slovakia´s highest village and home to a beautiful glacial lake. The village is one of the most popular destinations in Slovakia as it provides many kilometres of hiking routes and the chance to admire the lake itself.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Furkotská dolina, 059 85 Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia
    From here, you´ll follow a trail to Skok waterfall. The hiking trail is waymarked and leads you along a road to the peace and tranquillity of the pine-forested Mlynicka Valley. From here, a stony path squeezes you through hairpin turns to the foot of the waterfall, which drops 25m from the rocky ledge above. We think they are one of the High Tatras’ top ten attractions, because the cascading waters are beautiful as they tumble down the mountain into the pools below. We can make a stop here, maybe dipping your feet into the refreshing water while enjoying a picnic!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Predne Solisko, Strbske Pleso 05985 Slovakia
    Continuing through the valleys, and passing a number of smaller glacial lakes, you’ll reach Pod Soliskom Hut, one of the newer mountain chalets in the region. From here you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Low Tatras.

    Descend to Strbske Pleso by cable car, and then by tram to your hotel at Tatranska Lomnica.

    Bear in mind that today´s route also involves trekking through sections that are secured with chains, and you’ll need a head for heights.

    Total walking
    Distance: 12 km
    Total ascent: 1108 m
    Total descent: 609 m
    Max elevation: 2295 m
    Min elevation: 1322 m
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel - Tatranska Lomnica

    Day 8: Take a train back to Bratislava before heading home.

    Stop At: Bratislava, Bratislava, Bratislava Region
    This morning you’ll take a private transfer to Poprad, followed by a fast train back to Slovakia´s capital. We expect to arrive at Bratislava´s train station before noon. On arrival an airport transfer will be provided to Bratislava airport, which takes about 20 minutes, so please arrange your flights accordingly.

    On request, we can also provide a free transfer to Vienna airport, which takes about 45 minutes.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Arrival and departure group transfer from Bratislava and Vienna airport will be provided.Airports
    • Bratislava Airport, Ivanská cesta, 820 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Vienna Intl Airport, Wien-Flughafen, Schwechat Austria
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Slovakia Explorer

Activity ID: V-46230P4

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