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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Activity level
Guided or Self-Guided
Min. age: 16
4days
From 580 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
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Explore Slovakia's oldest national park, the High Tatras, on a four-day walking adventure, and immerse yourself in true alpine nature.

Take a cable car ride to the Skalnate Pleso alpine lake and witness the magnificent peaks that form the natural border with Poland.

Experience traditional mountain huts and discover crystal-clear moraine lakes and deep valleys overflowing with rich fauna and flora.

Whether you're an experienced hiker or new to the trails, this short break in the High Tatras is perfect for anyone looking to explore the biggest mountains in Central Europe.


Map & itinerary

Meet your host in Krakow and take a scenic drive over the border into Slovakia, then on to your hotel in Smokovec, a charming village nestled in the shadow of the majestic Gerlachovsky Peak in the High Tatra mountains. Check-in, unwind and then meet up with the rest of your group for an introductory meeting to review the plan for the days ahead.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a cable car ride to Skalnate Pleso (1751m), home to the astronomical and meteorological observatory, then ascend Velka Svistovka (2,037m), renowned for Tatra chamois sightings. The secured trail offers an accessible climb with chains in more challenging sections. Enjoy the spectacular views and descend to the scenic Zelene Pleso Hut, nestled by a glacier lake. Continue to Biela Voda and catch a public bus back to Tatranska Lomnica, just a 10-minute ride away.

Walking: 8hrs, 10km/6,2mi, 284m up, 1128m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

Embark on a captivating hike to the enchanting Velicka Valley, nestled at the base of Slovakia's highest peak, Gerlachovsky Peak (2655m). Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery before trekking to a serene mountain lake, where lunch comes with a picturesque waterfall backdrop. Traverse the renowned Tatranska Magistrala trail, weaving through a mesmerizing labyrinth of dwarf pines and spruces. Conclude your mountain adventure by following a pristine mountain stream back to your hotel.

Walking: 6hrs, 15km/9mi, 850m up, 900m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

After breakfast, pack up and transfer to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia's highest village. Here, you can admire a picturesque mountain lake, one of the most photographed spots in Slovakia. From there, embark on a scenic walk to Popradske Pleso hut, with another stunning mountain lake at an altitude of 1,494m. Return to Strbske Pleso and transfer to Krakow airport for your flight home.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

2024: Jun, July, August, September, October

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Thu 13 Jun 24 - Sun 16 Jun 24 Available Final price:
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Thu 04 Jul 24 - Sun 07 Jul 24 Available Final price:
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Thu 08 Aug 24 - Sun 11 Aug 24 Available Final price:
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Thu 05 Sep 24 - Sun 08 Sep 24 Available Final price:
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Thu 03 Oct 24 - Sun 06 Oct 24 Available Final price:
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Please note that our official rates are in Euros. Other currencies are informative only.

Holiday information

Included

Guides
Expert, English-speaking local guide

Accommodation
Thee nights in a three-star hotel

Meals
Thee breakfasts, two packed lunches

Transfers
From and to the airport and everything in-between including luggage transfers and cable car

Permits
All permits and entry fees

Not Included
x Flights
x Some meals as described
x Travel insurance

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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What is the food like?
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.

Packed lunches typically include a sandwich or baguette, a piece of fruit, and a biscuit.

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

What is the accommodation like?

On this tour, you will stay in comfortable three-star hotels with ensuite facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Novy Smokovec

Hotel Villa Siesta ***


Starts
Krakow Airport, Poland

Ends
Krakow Airport, Poland

Group Transfers
On Day 1, you´ll be picked up by our driver upon arrival at Krakow Airport at 16:30, then transferred (approx. 2,5 hours) across the border into Slovakia directly to your starting hotel in Smokovec in the Tatra Mountains.

On Day 4, the transfer back to Krakow is planned for noon and will be dropped off at the Krakow Airport by 15:00 for any flights departing after 17:00.

Private Transfers
If our scheduled group transfer times do not work with your preferred flights, we might be able to provide private airport transfers at times that suit you best (subject to availability). Please check with us at the time of booking.

Travel options
Krakow Airport offers a wide selection of international flights. However, it is also possible to provide transfers from other airports, including:

  • Poprad Tatry Airport: located at the foothills of the Tatras
    Advantage: you will land at the Tatra Mountains, with only a 15-minute transfer to your starting hotel in Tatranska Lomnica.
    Disadvantage: limited selection of flights.
  • Kosice Airport: located in the eastern part of Slovakia.
    Advantage: only 134km / 1,5 hours transfer to your starting hotel in Tatranska Lomnica.
    Disadvantage: limited selection of flights.

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

Normally 4 – 16 people.

This holiday is also available as self-guided, allowing you to experience the tour independently by following precisely prepared maps and route descriptions. The self-guided option is offered daily from May to October. Choose a date that suits you best, and we'll take care of the rest.

Price: 549 Eur (based on two people sharing)

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!

  1. Secure your place/s online by clicking the BOOK NOW button or contact us by email/phone. Your place is secured with a 25% deposit per person and can pay by bank transfer.
  2. Once the deposit is received a confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically, and your place/s will be officially confirmed.

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.

Trip notes & FAQs

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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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