Winter
Multi Activity

Tatra Winter Activity Break

A winter activity break in the High Tatras.
Holiday code: AWB
Countries: Slovakia
More info
3
Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 16
5days
From 619 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Experience the most popular winter activities in the spectacular High Tatras on this multi-activity winter break. Based in the picturesque village of Smokovec, in the shadow of Slovakia´s highest peak , Gerlachovsky Stit (2654m), you´ll head out each day to enjoy the best the mountains have to offer. In just 5 days you will experience:

  • Snowshoeing - walk on snowshoes along the former smuggler’s paths, with beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks of the Belianske Tatras and the Pieniny National Park.
  • Cross country skiing in Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village.
  • Winter walk to Rainerova hut, the oldest hut in the Tatras.
  • Experience horse and carriage ride with a forest picnic including traditional grilling on open fire.

Map & itinerary

Welcome to Smokovec, the oldest settlement in the High Tatras. It’s known for its fantastic skiing and hiking opportunities, which you can sample while you’re here. After checking in at your hotel there’ll be an orientation walk and you can settle in before tomorrow’s activities begin.

Meals included
Dinner

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

This morning we’ll take a private bus to the nearby village of Zdiar. After a quick lesson on how to use snowshoes, we’ll head off and follow the modest ridge of Spisska Magura.

This relatively easy terrain is the perfect place to try snowshoeing, following routes that were used by local smugglers to bring goods from Poland to Slovakia. The views of the Belianske Tatras’ white peaks are simply stunning.

Total walking
Distance: 9 km
Time: 4,5 hours
Total ascent: 242 m
Total descent: 418 m
Min elevation: 881 m
Max elevation: 1199 m

Meals included

Breakfast
Packed lunch

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Today we’ll jump on a mountain tram and head to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village and one of the most popular winter resorts in the Slovakian Tatras. It’s home to the mountain lake of Strbske Pleso, which is a popular destination for cross-country skiers. You’ll explore this spectacular terrain during your guided lesson.

Beginners can enjoy the area around the lake, and more experienced skiers can enhance their skills in hillier terrain, taking in beautiful views of the Tatras.

Lunch is at a lovely, traditional Slovak restaurant called “Koliba”, where you can sample some local delicacies.

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

After breakfast you´ll walk to the heart of the Stary "Old" Smokovec. From here you’ll take a cable car to Hrebienok (1,285m). You’ll have a chance to admire stunning ice sculptures created by artists from all over the world, before taking an easy 20-minute walk to Rainerova chata, the oldest mountain hut in the Tatras.

After the walk you’ll return back to Stary Smokovec and drive to the nearby village of Zdiar, a typical Goral village full of traditional wooden houses and barns. You’ll learn about the local way of life before taking a horse and carriage ride in the forest. It all finishes with an unforgettable Slovak-style barbecue on an open fire.

Total walking
Distance: 1,4 km
Total ascent: 72 m
Total descent: 67 m
Min elevation: 1258 m
Max elevation: 1303 m

Meals included

Breakfast
Lunch (barbecue) with an option for vegetarians

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Today your winter adventure in the largest mountains of Central and Eastern Europe ends. We wish you a pleasant journey home and look forward to seeing you on one of our other tours.

Meals included
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

This trip operates daily, so you can pick a date that suits you. Choose a day between January and March, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you. Just let us know when you want to travel.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Mon 03 Jan 22 - Sat 26 Mar 22 Available -
Guided Groups Minimum 6 people. Smaller groups are welcome, but the price may be amended accordingly.

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

Holiday information

This well-thought-out winter break is a great choice for people who like active holidays or would like to try something new. The snow determines the difficulty of movement in the Tatras, but in general this winter multi-activity trip is designed so that it can be managed by active people with an average level of fitness.

  • Four nights in a three-star hotel
  • Four breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Transport to/from activities
  • English speaking tour leader from start to finish
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities

Single room supplement: 50 EUR

Normally in 64, max 16

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a private group for just you and your friends.

This tour starts in Smokovec.

This tour ends in Smokovec.

To enhance flexibility our holidays do not include flights. This gives you the freedom to choose a local airport that works for you and shop for the best deal.

List of airports with distances to the first hotel in Smokovec:

  • Poprad Airport – 17 km / 20 min
  • Kosice Airport – 134 km / 1h:30min
  • Krakow Airport – 144 km / 2h:30min
  • Bratislava Airport – 329 km / 3h:40min
  • Vienna Airport – 394 km / 4h:20min
  • Budapest Airport – 328 km / 4h:30min

Once you have decided which airport works for you best you will need to choose the way how to get to the starting hotel / joining point. There are two options:

Public transport
You can reach Smokovec by public transport (bus, train). Using the public transport is another way of experiencing your destination, which puts you right in the centre of the action. If you prefer to travel by public transport we can help you find the best option.

Private transfers (door to door service)
Book your private airport transfers directly with us. Our fast, reliable and affordable private transfers are the best way to reach your starting hotel quickly and comfortably. For up-to-date prices of Airport private transfers click here.

During this tour all transport will be provided any you will use: minibus and mountain trams.

During this tour you will stay in a comfortable three-star hotel.

The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of your destination, within walking distance to restaurants. All rooms are comfortably furnished with private facilities. There is also a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access.

If you need to arrive or leave on a different date, please contact us and we’d be more than happy to arrange extra pre or post tour accommodation for you.

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a suitcase or backpack that is easy to lift and carry, because you will be expected to carry your own bag during travelling, and take it to your hotel room etc.

You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us.

  • A thick coat or ski jacket
  • Thermals
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Fleeces and warm jumpers
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Walking boots
  • Strong trainers
  • Water bottle
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Sun cream and sunglasses
  • Swimwear, beach towels and flip flops for optional thermal pools and wellness centres.
  • Crampons

This trip is accompanied by one of our local group leaders. All the organisation, including transfers and activities, is managed by your leader. Our experienced guides are some of the best in the country; they will be there to assist you with anything you might need, giving you advice and organising your activities on a daily basis so you can fully focus on one thing – enjoying Slovakia´s spectacular mountain scenery!

Please note, we want to run this trip following the day-to-day itinerary on the trip notes. However, sometimes operational circumstances may sometimes prevent us from doing this. Your tour leader will keep you fully informed of any alternative plans that are necessary on-the-ground. Also, based on feedbacks from past travellers, occasionally our itineraries are amended. Final version of your trip notes will be emailed to you prior to travel.

  1. Check availability online or contact us by email or phone.
  2. Secure your place/s online by clicking the BOOK NOW button and following the three easy steps or contact us by email/phone.
  3. Your place is secured with a 99 EUR deposit per person, and can pay by bank transfer. A confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Trip Notes provide detailed information including visa info, how to get to your hotel, what to pack, money matters, climate – pretty much everything you need to know about this tour and more.

Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

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Trip notes & FAQs

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