Mixed activity
Winter

Tatra Winter Activity Holiday in Slovakia

Mixed-activity adult winter holiday in Slovakian High Tatras.
Holiday code: WAT
Countries: Slovakia
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3
Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 16
8days
From 1089 € excl. flights
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This action-packed, week-long adventure includes the most popular winter activities in the Tatra Mountains. Based in the picturesque village of Tatranska Lomnica, in the shadow of Slovakia´s highest peak, Gerlachovsky Štít (2654m), you’ll head out each day to enjoy the best the mountains have to offer. During the trip you’ll be accompanied by one of our fantastic Slovakian tour leaders, plus expert activity guides where necessary and there´s a comfortable hotel to return home to each day.

You’ll start the week with guided cross-country skiing in Strbske Pleso, the highest village in Slovakia and a beautiful location to traverse through on your first day in the mountains. You’ll also get the chance to snowshoe through towering white peaks, before taking to the slopes at Tatranksa Lomnica to ski or snowboard the longest runs in the High Tatras.

To experience something extraordinary, try your hand at dog-sledding, where local mushers will introduce you to the huskies and teach you the basics as you glide through the forest.

We’ve also included a visit to some thermal pools and a free day for you to choose which of the many mountain activities you’d like to have a go at.

Why we thing this trip is fantastic, and you´ll love it!

  • You will experience cross country skiing around Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village.
  • During your snowshoeing you will follow routes that were used by local smugglers to bring goods from Poland to Slovakia, with stunning views on Belianske Tatras.
  • You all get to try dog-sledding, down-hill skiing, thermal pools and if you wish snowmobiling, snowtubing and ice- skating.
  • Each activity is tailored to your ability – whether you’re an expert at winter sports, or just starting out. Your leaders and guides will be able to help you get the most out of your winter adventure.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Activities such as skiing, snowshoeing and dog-sledding form a key part of this trip.
  • The activities are planned so people of varying abilities can take part, suitable for first-time skiers too.
  • In terms of physical fitness, the hardest day is snowshoeing where you will be expected to walk about 4,5 hours on a modest terrain.
  • For the rest of the tour no real physical fitness is required, just a spirit of adventure and trying something new.

Map & itinerary

Welcome to Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia’s highest ski resort located in the shadow of beautiful snowy mountains. This will be your base for the next seven nights. You will be met by your tour leader at the hotel for an introductory briefing. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is free to explore.

Welcome meeting

On your arrival it is important that you attend the welcome meeting. The exact time and place will be confirmed in the final documents that will be send to you 28 days prior to departure.

Meals included

No meals included

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

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

Beginners can enjoy being around the lake, whereas 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 “Koliba” where you can sample some local delicacies.

Meals included

  • Breakfast

Activities included

  • Return train to Strbske Pleso
  • Ski hire
  • Guided lesson

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

This morning we take a private bus to the nearby village of Zdiar. After a quick lesson on how to use snowshoes, we head off, following the modest ridge of Spisska Magura. This relatively easy terrain is the perfect setting to sample 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

Activities included

  • Snowshoes hire
  • Snowshoeing
  • Private vehicle to/from Zdiar

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

After breakfast head to one of the longest slopes in Tatranska Lomnica to enjoy downhill skiing. Ski from an altitude of 2,196m, down a 6km-long slope to Tatranska Lomnica.

The resort offers blue and red slopes for beginners and black runs for experienced skiers. We can organise a ski lesson if you wish – just let us know.

Meals included

  • Breakfast

Activities included

  • Ski/snowboard hire

Activities not included

  • Ski pass

Optional activities

  • Ski lessons

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The new year and February half term are popular dates for skiing in the High Tatas. Therefore, if you are interested in a ski lesson, we recommend securing your place at the time of booking. In other words, the sooner the better.

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

After breakfast, transfer to the heart of the Tatra Mountains, famous for its dramatic ridges, hillside meadows, distinctive rock formations and caves. High snow-covered meadows offer great conditions for dog-sledding. Professional mushers will teach you the basic principles of handling the dog sled, and then you can have a go yourself.

After lunch, visit indoor and outdoor thermal pools for a spot of relaxation. You can also enjoy saunas, Jacuzzis and a wellness centre (optional).

Meals included

  • Breakfast

Activities included

  • Private vehicle to/from activities
  • Dog-sledding
  • Thermal pools

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

This morning, take a cable car ride to Hrebienok (1,285m). Here we can admire stunning ice sculptures created by artists from all over the world, before enjoying an easy 20-minute walk to Rainerova chata, the oldest mountain hut in the Tatras.

Zdiar is a typical Goral village, full of traditional wooden houses and barns. You’ll learn about the local way-of-life, before a horse and carriage ride in the forest and unforgettable Slovak-style barbecue on an open fire.

The day ends as any kid (or grown-up kid!) would want it to – zooming down snowy slopes on a sledge!!

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

Activities included

  • Train to Stary Smokovec
  • Funicular to/from Hrebienok
  • Ice sculptures
  • Walk to Rainerova hut
  • Private vehicle to/from Zdiar
  • Visit to outdoor museum
  • Horse and carriage ride
  • Barbecue
  • Down-hill sledding

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Today has been left free for you to spend more time doing your favourite activity, or explore some of Slovakia’s varied cultural attractions.

You could return to the slopes to work on your skiing or snowboarding technique, try snow-tubing, ice skating or snowmobiling. Take a cable car ride to Lomnický štít (2634m), visit Belianksa cave, or hire crampons and hike to a remote mountain hut.

Meals included

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

Pension “chalet style” – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Your adventure comes to an end today.

Meals included

  • Breakfast

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Dates & Prices

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Sat 28 Dec 19 - Sat 04 Jan 20 Available 1145 € -
Sat 25 Jan 20 - Sat 01 Feb 20 Available 1089 € -
Sat 15 Feb 20 - Sat 22 Feb 20 Available 1089 € -
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Holiday information

Meals

  • Seven breakfasts
  • Two lunches

Transport

  • Trains, cable cars, private vehicle

Accommodation

  • Seven nights in a comfortable pension “chalet style”.

Included activities

  • Cross country skis hire
  • Snowshoes hire
  • Downhill skis/snowboard hire
  • Dog-sledding
  • Thermal pools
  • Horse and carriage ride
  • Outdoor museum
  • Downhill sledding

Tour staff

  • English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish
  • Driver
  • International flights
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Ski pass (20 – 30 EUR per person/per day)
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

Single room: 70 EUR

Normally min five, max 16.

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

This tour starts in Tatranska Lomnica.

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.

We recommend booking your flight to Poprad. Alternative airports include Kosice, located in eastern Slovakia, or Krakow in neighbouring Poland. It is also possible to reach the Tatras by flying in to Bratislava and Vienna.

Distances from all international airports to Tatranska Lomnica:

  • Poprad Airport – 17 km
  • Košice Airport – 134 km
  • Krakow Airport – 142 km
  • Bratislava Airport – 329 km
  • Vienna Airport – 397 km
  • Budapest Airport – 277 km

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.

Public transport

You can reach Tatranska Lomnica 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. For more details on how to get to Tatranska Lomnica from various destinations click here.

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 staring hotel quickly and comfortable. For up-to-date prices of Airport private transfers click here.

This tour ends in Tatranska Lomnica.

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.

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

During this trip you’ll stay in a comfortable family run pension “chalet style” (7 nights).

The pension is conveniently located in the heart of Tatranska Lomnica, walking distance to ski slopes, and restaurants. All rooms are comfortably furnished with private facilities. There is also a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access.

Please note that the hotel has no lift.

Train, funicular, cable car, private vehicle.

Slovakia: EUR

In comparison with other mountainous, European countries such as Switzerland and Austria, your money goes much further in Slovakia. Prices of services and goods may vary depending on the type of establishment, but as a guide this is what you can expect to pay during your stay:

  • Mineral Water 1,5 litre – from 0,45 EUR
  • Beer – from 0,65 EUR
  • Wine – from 2,30 EUR
  • Lunch – from 4 EUR
  • Dinner – from 10 EUR

Tipping in Slovakia is an accepted par of the service and tourism industries. We thought it would be helpful to provide a guide on what to tip the different people who will make your trip an excellent one. Of course, this is just to give you an idea – it´s entirely optional, and you can choose to tip as much or as little as you wish.

  • Tour leader – 2-4 EUR per day
  • Guides/activity instructors – 2-3 EUR per day
  • Drivers – 1-2 EUR per day
  • Restaurants – round up to the nearest EUR

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a suitcases or backpacks that are easy for parents to lift and carry, because you will be expected to carry your own bag during travelling, taking it to your hotel room etc.

We strongly recommend keeping the weight under 10 kg / 22lb. 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
  • Beach towels and flip flops for thermal pools

This trip is accompanied by one of our local group leaders. All of the organization including transfers and activities is managed by your guide. 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 organizing your activities on a daily basis so you can fully focus on one thing - enjoying Slovakia´s spectacular mountain scenery!

Temperatures during the winter are very cold, as would be expected at this time of the year. Daytime temperatures in the mountains can range from -15 to 0 degrees Celsius. Temperatures drop considerably at higher altitudes and it is imperative that you come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear, as well as protection from the mountain sun.

It is a condition of travelling with us that you have holiday insurance. Please make sure you arrange this prior to travel.

An entry visa is not usually required by citizens of EU, USA, CAN, AUS and NZ. Citizens from other countries should confirm all visa-related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.

the itinerary carefully and, if you’re in any doubt, contact one of our team for guidance. We recommend you carry a first-aid kit with you, and contact your doctor for up-to-date vaccination advice.

  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. Your place is secured with a 99 EUR deposit per person, and can pay by debit or credit card (no fees apply) or by bank transfer (fees apply).
  3. A confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically

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

Susanne Brächer (Germany) February 2019

Our guide Jan is amazing. He has enriched our stay. The trip was well organized, easy going, professional (also the contact beforehand and after), the activities well appointed and put together. The Hotel we stayed in was fine, good bed, big rooms, balcony, rich breakfast - Jan arranged for some veggies and fruit, so really perfect.

Lisa Crooker (United Kingdom) February 2019

We all had a fantastic time and made new friends. We felt very lucky to be in the group that we had, we all got on very well. It was nice not to have too large a group. We were very impressed with you communication prior to our holiday.
Jan was an excellent guide, very friendly and was keen for us to have the best experience that we could whilst on holiday. The holiday appeared to work well as the members of the group appeared to be of similar fitness and ability (I feel that the holiday might not have gone so well if this were not the case). The activities were thoroughly enjoyed.

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