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Uncover one of the best-kept secrets of central European hiking: Slovakia. It’s the land of ancient castles, warm hospitality—and, most importantly, the soaring Tatra mountains. Get ready for a 65-mile odyssey through alpine meadows graced by meandering rivers and monumental peaks mirrored in serene lakes. Traverse top-tier national parks, including the aptly named Slovak Paradise, navigating gorges and lush woodlands. Ascend to panoramic heights, witness the nation’s highest waterfall, and revel in untamed beauty of intricate rock formations. And when it’s time to unwind, do so in style—by enjoying luxurious accommodation complete with wellness facilities or savoring delicious specialities like halušky and kapustnica paired with some of the best beer in Europe. What do you say?

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  • Breathtaking nature

    Hike in a UNESCO biosphere reserve and 2 national parks, amidst spectacular, yet little-explored alpine wonders

  • Local knowledge

    Traverse routes carefully selected by local guides that showcase the very best of the region

  • Hiking meets luxury

    Unwind in cozy hotels boasting local delicacies and spa facilities

Itinerary

Embark on an exhilarating 7-day journey through the enchanting Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. With an experienced guide and carefully planned routes, adventure covers 66 miles through one of the most fascinating mountain ranges in Europe. Traverse rugged trails to uncover Slovakia's tallest waterfall and five alpine lakes, follow daring paths in Suchá Belá gorge, and reach panoramic heights at Velká Svišťovka. Stay in comfortable 3* and 4* hotels, relishing wellness centers, hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners. Immerse yourself in lush forests, meandering rivers, and breathtaking views.

  • Your journey begins with a warm welcome as you touch down at Krakow airport by 16:00. The anticipation grows as you meet your guide and fellow adventurers, creating a sense of camaraderie that will accompany you throughout the trip. A relaxing evening awaits at Hotel Julianin Dvor or similar, allowing you to unwind and prepare for the exhilarating days ahead.

    Meals: Dinner

    The main square in Krakow.
  • Immerse yourself in the allure of the Western Tatras as you set off on an unforgettable hike to the captivating Lakes Roháčske Plesa. This day promises an encounter with Slovakia’s tallest waterfall, a magnificent display of nature’s power and beauty. Traverse the landscape, descending from the mountains to encounter five alpine lakes, each a tranquil mirror reflecting the awe-inspiring peaks that surround them.

    Hiking: 8.7 miles (14 km), 5 hours
    Ascent/Descent: +2297 ft (+700 m) / -2297 ft (-700 m).
    Accommodation: Hotel Julianin Dvor or similar
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    A waterfall in the Slovakian Tatras.
  • Today, embark on a journey to the hidden gem of Hladke Sedlo, a place that offers not only breathtaking views but also a sense of seclusion and serenity. The adventure kicks off with a picturesque 8 km bike ride through the enchanting Koprova valley. Along this route, you’ll have the chance to witness the highest waterfall in the country, a testament to the wonders of the natural world. Continuing on foot, the journey leads you to Hladke sedlo, where the effort to reach this serene spot is rewarded with panoramic vistas that take your breath away. Should cycling not be your preference, rest assured that e-bikes are available for a small extra fee, ensuring that every traveler’s needs are catered to.

    Hiking: 7.5 miles (12 km), 6 hours
    Ascent/Descent: +2198 ft (+670 m) / -2198 ft (-670 m).
    Biking: 10 miles (16 km)
    Ascent/Descent: +1050 ft (+320 m) / -1050 ft (-320 m)
    Accommodation: 4* Grand Hotel Smokovec or similar
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    A group of people biking on a gravel road in the Tatras, Slovakia.
  • Prepare for an exhilarating day as you head to the Slovak Paradise National Park to explore the captivating landscapes of Suchá Belá gorge and Prielom Hornádu. A sense of excitement and daring fills the air as you navigate ladders, cross waterfalls, and traverse wooden platforms high above the ground.

    Hiking: 9.9 miles (16 km), 6 hours
    Ascent/Descent: +1968 ft (+600 m) / -1968 ft (-600 m)
    Accommodation: 4* Grand Hotel Smokovec or similar
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    A group of hikers on a boardwalk in the Slovakian High Tatras.
  • Elevate your adventure by starting the day with a cable car ride, granting you a head start as you hike towards the peak of Velká Svišťovka. The sweeping panoramas of the High Tatras that unfold before you are nothing short of awe-inspiring. But the journey doesn’t end there – continue onwards to the enchanting Lake Zelené pleso, cradled by the embrace of monumental peaks that rise more than 2500 meters high.

    Hiking: 10.6 miles (17 km), 7 hours
    Ascent/Descent: +984 ft (+300 m) / -4265 ft (-1300 m)
    Accommodation: 4* Grand Hotel Smokovec or similar
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    A view of the rugged peaks in the High Tatras, Slovakia.
  • Embark on a journey back to the captivating Slovak Paradise, beginning with a hike through the enthralling Prielom Hornádu and the enchanting Klaštorisko gorge. Scaling ladders and traversing this rugged terrain, you’ll uncover the history and natural wonders that define this region. Emerging from the gorge, you’ll be greeted by the ruins of a 13th-century monastery, offering a glimpse into the past. The adventure continues as you descend to the revered Tomášovský výhľad viewpoint.

    Hiking: 8.7 miles (14 km), 5 hours
    Ascent/Descent: +1640 ft (+500 m) / -1640 ft (-500 m)
    Accommodation: 4* Grand Hotel Smokovec or similar
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    A group of hikers posing while standing on an installed off-cliff metal path near a river in the Tatras, Slovakia.
  • As your journey through the picturesque Slovak Tatra mountains comes to an end, bid adieu to the landscapes and newfound friends that have enriched your adventure. Depart for the airport after breakfast, carrying with you the memories of this incredible experience, ready to share stories of your exploration and discovery amidst the stunning beauty of the Tatras. You should be at the airport by 11.30 am.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec in the High Tatras, Slovakia.
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Meet your guides

Martin Talač
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Martin Talač
Martin realized his true passion for showing travelers the beauties of Slovakia when he was in university, and ever since then he keeps on working towards and maintaining his goal. He founded the Slovakation blog, where he has been sharing his best tips on the country and hiking there. The blog was later transformed into Slovakation Travel Company, a company offering exciting and hassle-free adventures all around the country.
Slovakation
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Slovakation
Founded by Martin Talač, Slovakation has been offering travelers an array of fantastic experiences through the incredible nature of Slovakia since 2015. With Slovakation you can count on hassle-free adventures, whether as a private or a group tour, on self-guided or sightseeing tours. With local guides by your side, there’s no need to worry about missing off the beaten path gems and getting a cultural experience!
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Alex Bowden (source: Google Reviews)

Had a great hiking adventure in the Tatras mountains. Great group of people, amazing views and our guide was brilliant! Thunderstorms threatened to disrupt everything but he always had a great plan B when needed, so we still did lots of hiking in incredible locations.

David Plumb (source: Google Reviews)

Absolutely brilliant trip thanks to our guide Martin who was full of information about the mountains and local area, also local places to eat which were fantastic.
He was our guide to start and I feel as if we left friends.
Great thanks so much.

Farah Sharif (source: Google Reviews)

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Martin was absolutely amazing and it was a pleasure to discover Slovakia with him as a guide!
I will recommend him to anyone who wants to go there

José R. Grima López (source: Google Reviews)

Great hiking days spent in the High Tratra Mountains. All was arranged by the organization: routes, hotel, airport transfer and additional activities. The routes were very well chosen and the guidance was expertly driven considering the diversity of the group. If you want to discover the beautiful Slovakian mountains, have a taste of Slovakian culture and landscapes, and have a relaxing hiking trip being in good hands, this is your agency.

Paul Ailes (source: Google Reviews)

I recently got back from a trip with Slovakation and had an incredible time! We were in a group of 6 and explored the main national parks. The itinerary was perfectly planned, with a great mixture of hiking and personal time to relax afterwards. The accommodation was fantastic and the food was delicious. We had freedom as a group to go on ahead if you wanted some alone time when hiking, but always felt safe knowing our guide was nearby. Communication was clear and responses were quick in case of any questions. I’m hoping to go back again on another tour in the near future

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 5 days of hiking as presented in the itinerary
      • Breakfasts and dinners
      • Accommodation in a 3* (2 nights) and a 4* hotel (4 nights)
      • All transfers during the adventure, including airport transfers
      • Entry fees for national parks
      • Cable car tickets
      • Mountain bike rental

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to the starting point (Krakow Airport)
      • Lunches
      • Personal expenses
      • E-bike (available for an additional fee)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • For this guided hiking trip in the Tatras, a reasonable fitness level is recommended. You’ll cover approximately 8.7 – 10.6 miles (14 – 17 km) each day, with an elevation gain of 1,640 – 2,297 feet (500 – 700 meters). Prior hiking experience is recommended, but it’s not essential if you engage in regular aerobic activities like running, swimming, and cycling. Basic cycling skills are required for the biking portions, although no technical challenges are involved.

    To prepare for the trip, maintain a suitable fitness by going on full-day hikes in hilly terrain or doing the above mentioned aerobic activities occasionally. Your experienced guide will always be by your side, providing continuous encouragement and assessing your abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the trails, rest assured that their support ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you may need in a day (around a 25-35L bag)
      • Sturdy, waterproof winter hiking boots with ankle support
      • Lightweight, breathable hiking shirts
      • Hiking shorts and pants
      • Mid layer, fleece, or sweater
      • Lightweight rain and windproof jacket
      • Backpack (around 25-35L) for carrying personal items
      • Swimsuit
      • Sunglasses
      • Bandages (knee, ankle) if you have any issues sometimes
      • Trekking poles (optional)
      • Ear plugs (optional)
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Leisurewear for when you’re not hiking
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Bring comfortable clothes appropriate for the season. Layers are best and avoid any hiking clothes made of cotton. The Tatras experience pleasant weather from June to October, characterized by mild temperatures, clear skies, and low precipitation. Summer months offer warmth and ideal hiking conditions, while autumn brings cooler temperatures. Nevertheless, occasional showers and strong winds can happen, so it is necessary to be prepared for changing weather conditions.

  • Your accommodation during your Tatras guided hiking tour is designed for both comfort and convenience. You’ll be staying in delightful local 3* (3 nights) and 4* hotels (4 nights), each equipped with beautiful wellness centers for your relaxation.

    Your cozy twin room, shared with a fellow traveler of the same gender, ensures a sense of camaraderie throughout your journey. For those seeking a bit more privacy, the option of a single room is available for an additional fee.

    This package also includes hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners, allowing you to savor local flavors every day.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    Hiking in the Tatras can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 are not permitted to join the hike.
  • Your adventure starts by meeting your guide and fellow hikers at Krakow Airport, Poland, at 16:00 (4 pm) on Day 1. Be sure to arrange your travel to arrive before this time.

    Please note that city pickups and drop-offs aren’t included. If you arrive early and need to travel to the airport for the meetup, you can conveniently take a 17-minute train ride from Krakow Glowny main train station, which costs a couple of dollars.

    On your last day, you will reach the airport around 11.30 am.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Secure your spot for 2025 with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure in case the dates don’t suit you by the end of the year.
      • Once the set dates for the following season are live, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 2 months (60 days) prior to departure.

    For set dates, a 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. If the Client cancels the booking…

      • Anytime prior to 61 (sixty-one) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, Client is entitled to a full refund.
      • 60-31 (sixty to thirty-one) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, Client is entitled to a 50% refund.
      • Less than 30 (thirty) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, Client is not entitled to any refund.

    Your guides reserve the right to cancel the trip due to force majeure (like natural disasters). If your guides withdraw from the contract, they agree to pay to the Client the full price of the tour within 15 days from the date of withdrawal from the contract, or to offer to the Client for the same price an alternative tour.

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