Walking and Trekking

High Tatras Walk - Short Break

A short break walking holiday in the High Tatras.
Holiday code: TTB
Countries: Slovakia
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2
Activity level
Guided or Self-Guided
Min. age: 12
4days
From 359 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
  • Jan
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Embark on a four-day walking adventure in Slovakia's oldest national park, the High Tatras, and discover true alpine nature. Our expert guides will lead you through perfectly marked hiking trails, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Experience famous spa villages, the natural border with Poland, and the stunning moraine lakes of the Slovak Mountains. Deep valleys overflowing with rich fauna and flora and traditional mountain huts await you.

Join us for an unforgettable walking journey into the wild environment of the High Tatras. Book now for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you won't want to miss!


Map & itinerary

Upon arrival at Kosice airport, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to Kosice train station. From there, you will enjoy a scenic 1-hour 15-minute train journey to Poprad-Tatry, the gateway to the High Tatra mountains, followed by a short transfer to your hotel in Smokovec.

Smokovec, located in the heart of the High Tatras and nestled in the shadow of Gerlachovsky Peak, the highest peak in Slovakia, is a popular starting point for hiking. Upon arrival, you will be briefed on the week's program at your hotel. Then, if time allows, take a stroll in Stary Smokovec, the oldest village in the Tatras, renowned for its traditional architecture, local shops, and delightful cafes offering a taste of delicious Slovakian cuisine.

Enjoy a mountain tram ride to Tatranska Lomnica this morning before taking a cable car to Skalnate Pleso 1,754m. Next, follow the well-marked tourist trail to explore three of the Tatras' historic mountain huts - Rainerova, Teryho, and Zamkovskeho - each with a unique story and traditional hospitality to offer. Next, take a break at the Cold Creek Waterfalls, a natural wonder where you can refresh with the cool mountain air and soak up the magnificent views. Finally, wrap up your journey with an optional funicular cable car ride from Hrebienok to Smokovec before returning to your hotel.

Walking: 7hrs, 15km/9mi, 660m up, 1416m down.

Get ready for a stunning hike through the Studena Dolina Valley. As you traverse the valley, marvel at the sight of colourful flowers, breathe in the fresh scent of pine trees and listen to rare birds singing in the mountains. The valley gradually widens, revealing terraced mountain lakes towering above. At an altitude of 1,960m, you'll reach Zbojnicka Hut, also known as the 'Robbers' Hut', where you can savour a delicious lunch. Once a hunters' lodge where poachers would stalk the valley, it's now a popular trekking base. After lunch, retrace your steps back to Hrebienok, where the hike began. From there, make your way back to your hotel.

Walking: 6hrs, 12km/7,5mi, 756m up, 756m down.

After breakfast, hop on a mountain tram towards Strbske Pleso, Slovakia's highest village. This picturesque mountain lake is one of the most photographed spots in Slovakia. From there, embark on a scenic walk to Popradske Pleso, another stunning mountain lake at an altitude of 1,494m. Along the way, you'll come across a large mountain hut where you can indulge in delicious food and drinks. After lunch, return to Strbske Pleso and take a private transfer to Poprad. Following this, take a train journey back to Kosice and a pleasant taxi ride to Kosice Airport, where your tour ends.

Walking: 4,5hrs, 11km/6,8mi, 365m up, 365m down.

Dates & Prices

Book this tour as a self-guided, guided or private group. Choose the one that suits you best, and we'll ensure you have a great experience.

Self-Guided: you'll experience this tour independently, following perfectly prepared maps and route descriptions.

Guided Group: Join a group of like-minded people accompanied by one of our friendly leaders who will guide you every step of the way and take care of anything you may need.

Private Group: Enjoy a personalized adventure exclusively for your family or friends, accompanied by one of our experienced tour leaders, on a date that suits you best.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Mon 01 May 23 - Tue 31 Oct 23 Available -
Self-guided normally for 2 people and more. Single room supplement + 60 Eur
Mon 01 May 23 - Tue 31 Oct 23 Available -
Guided Groups normally between 4 - 8 people. Single room supplement + 60 Eur

Please note that our official rates are in Euros. Other currencies are informative only.

Holiday information

Included

  • Three nights in a three-star hotel
  • Three breakfasts
  • Mountain trams
  • Maps and detailed route descriptions
  • 24/7 local support
  • Airport transfer from/to Krakow
  • Tour guide (only for guided groups)

Not Included

x Flights
x Travel insurance
x Cable cars (approx. 30 Eur per person)

What is the food like?

Meals included

Day 1: none
Day 2
: breakfast
Day 3
: breakfast
Day 4
: breakfast

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast each morning at the hotel's restaurant, featuring a wide variety of options, including traditional Slovak sheep cheese, fresh fruit, and quality Slovak honey from a local beekeeper. The hotel can accommodate various dietary restrictions, including vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Lunches are not included, but you can pick up items for a picnic from a local supermarket or request a packed lunch from the hotel. Alternatively, you can indulge in basic but delicious traditional warm dishes at the mountain huts you visit daily.

For dinner, dine at the hotel's restaurant or explore the local traditional restaurants.

Water is drinkable from the tap, so please fill your bottles in the morning and avoid single-use plastic bottles.

What is the accommodation like?

Tatra Mountains

You will be staying in Hotel Villa Siesta, a mid-class, family-run hotel located in a quiet area of Novy Smokovec, which is within walking distance to restaurants. The hotel offers ensuite facilities, a restaurant, a sauna, and free WiFi.

If you would like to experience a higher standard of accommodation, you can upgrade to a four-star hotel for an additional cost.

Starts
Krakow Airport, Poland
17:00

Ends
Krakow Airport, Poland
18:00

Transfers

For your convenience, we offer both arrival and departure transfers as part of the tour package.

On day one, our team will be waiting to welcome you upon your arrival and provide a direct transfer to your starting hotel in Stary Smokovec.

On the final day of the tour, we will arrange for your departure transfer and ensure that you arrive at the Krakow airport with plenty of time to catch any flights leaving after 20:00. We want to make sure that your journey starts and ends smoothly, so sit back and relax. At the same time, we take care of the logistics.

i: For Private groups, we would be more than happy to arrange transfers at different times for you! Please don't hesitate to let us know at the time of your booking, and we'll do our very best to accommodate your needs.

Single room supplement: 60 EUR

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a backpack for your main luggage and daypack for each day’s trekking. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us. There is no specialist walking or climbing equipment, such as harnesses etc., needed for this trip.

  • Walking boots
  • Trainers
  • Shorts and t-shirts
  • Walking trousers and tops
  • Fleece or warm jumper
  • Waterproofs
  • Water bottle
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Sun cream, sunglasses and sunhat

Our tours are typically designed for groups of 1 to 8 people, although larger groups are also welcome.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

Customers reviews

Nicky Webber (United Kingdom) July 2019

We really enjoyed our walking weekend break. Airport was really convenient and pick ups were all on time. The Hotel was great location and lovely and clean. We found the breakfast was adequate for a days walking but it would of been nice to have tea/coffee facilities in the room. I would recommend this trip to walkers but make sure they are fit because its not that easy. We really enjoyed the huts and great value. The amazing scenery was out best highlight.Thank you Petr for organising the trip and we would recommend people to use your company if travelling to Slovakia.

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why book with slovakia explorer?

This holiday is operated by our expert, in-country team at Slovakia Explorer. By booking with us, you’ll benefit from our unrivalled local knowledge, and have 24/7 support during your trip.

Our holidays offer unique experiences, which give you an unparalleled insight into Slovakia. During the planning and booking process, we pay attention to every detail of your holiday to ensure your trip is perfect.

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