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Martin Talač, Slovakation
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  • 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.
    • 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!

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