Private tour

Hiking Trails and Wildlife in the High Tatras

Activity provider: Atypus Adventures

Hiking Trails and Wildlife in the High Tatras

Activity provider: Atypus Adventures
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From US$ 152.67 per group up to 3

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Enjoy some of the best hiking trails in the High Tatras, Slovakia's highest range known as the 'Eastern European Alps' and one of the most dramatic and beautiful mountain regions in Europe.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
hotel lobby
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dramatic High Tatra mountains, with its unique wildlife and mountain flora
  • Hike great trails through long green valleys and along high summit ridges
  • Discover the traditional way of life of the Slovakian mountain regions
  • Admire unique alpine flowers
  • Meet friendly locals and experience the interesting culture and history
  • Chance to spot wildlife including brwon bears, wolves, lynxes, eagles, chamois, marmots and many birds
  • See traditional mountain huts and chalets, some of them over 100 years old
  • Walk along lovely walking and hiking trails
Full description
The High Tatras sit in Slovakia, close to the Polish border. Snow stays all summer here atop jagged granite peaks, waterfalls tumble from stark rock walls, and deep narrow gorges and ridgetop trails offer great hiking, while a wealth of alpine flora is found along quiet forest paths and richly green meadows. This hiking tour will take you to the tallest and most beautiful mountains in Slovakia and Central Europe. The High Tatras ridge has been a popular hiking destination for visitors locals for a long time.   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 from nearly every major period and style.
Includes
  • Expert leadership
  • Accommodation in mountain hotels
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation within the mountain regions
  • Airfare
  • Airport to mountains transfers
  • Insurance
  • Rinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Walking:
  • In the Tatra National Park (TANAP), walkers must keep to marked footpaths, which helps to prevent erosion and to preserve the environment. Paths are generally of a high standard with chains fitted in places. In the Mala Fatra you walk up narrow canyons where occasionally there are metal walkways, ladders and chains.
  • Transport:
  • You fly direct to Vienna then take a private coach to Mala Fatra in Slovakia. At the end of the holiday you return the same way or to Prague or Kracow. You will have a private bus to take you between hotels. You might use the Tatran Electric train linking the three high Tatras resorts, funicular railways and chairlifts.
  • Timing:
  • The best period of year for this tour is from June to the end of September, when weather is pleasant and rain is not common.
  • Walks:
  • Daily walks vary from 4 to 8 hours with more options every day. Every day you will carry just a day bag. Guides will prepare picnics most of days. Sometimes you will have lunch in mountain huts.

Product ID: 62154