Walking in the High Tatras is one of those must-do experiences that you’ll never forget, and this five-day guided winter tour gives you the flexibility to tag on a stay in Bratislava.
The starting point is either Bratislava or Vienna, and we’ll set up a free transfer to Bratislava train station for you. Then, you’ll board a fast train to Tatranska Lomnica, which is where you’ll be based for the next four days.
From then onwards, it’s all about the majestic High Tatras – and you’ll see this incredible landscape from every possible angle. You’ll ride a cable car to the mountain lake of Skalnate Pleso at 1,751 metres, and climb to the summit of Velka Svistovka (2,037m) for extraordinary views.
On the other hand, you’ll walk through deep, snow-filled valleys and thick winter forests – stopping off at quaint mountain huts when you need to re-fuel. Every night, you’ll return to your cosy hotel before heading back to Bratislava or Vienna on Day 5.
Why we think this trip is fantastic, and you’ll love it!
- The itinerary has been designed to get the most out of your five-day tour as possible, and all the organisation – including transfers and activities – is managed by your guide.
- If you fancy exploring Bratislava or Vienna before or after the tour, you’ve got the flexibility to arrange a few extra nights on your own terms.
- The Tatra Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream – they’re home to lakes, waterfalls, flowers, and valleys that make the perfect habitat for mammals and birds.
- You’ll visit mountain huts that are steeped in history; whether they were once used in the gold rush era, or home to partisans during the war.
- Centre-based holidays give you a homely base to return to each night. We’ve hand-picked a nice hotel, which is well positioned for heading out on hikes each day and kicking back with a glass of wine and traditional, tasty food at local restaurants in the evening.
Is this trip right for you?
- This is a walking holiday for those who enjoy being outdoors and have a love of the mountains.
- The stones on some of the paths can be slippery when it has rained.
- On certain days there are sections secured by chains. The climbs are not physically demanding, but you must have a head for heights.