This guided walking holiday in Poland and Slovakia starts in Krakow and explores the best spots in the Tatra Mountains. It’s ideal if you want to see some of the highlights of Krakow, then discover the beauty of the mountains in more depth.
Day one is all about arriving in Krakow, with a guided tour in the late afternoon. The next day, you’ll start your journey into the Tatras to see lofty peaks, deep glacial valleys, waterfalls and traditional mountain huts.
You’ll hike to the summit of Velka Svistovka (2,038m) for panoramic views, stop for a taste of hearty Slovakian food on a day’s hiking between traditional mountain huts, and soak up the tranquillity of crystal-clear lakes and forested valleys on varied mountain walks.
Of course, there’ll be plenty of time to pause and take in the incredible scenery – you can stop to take photos whenever you like, and pop in for a coffee and a snack at one of the hospitable mountain huts along the way. Each day you’ll return to a comfortable hotel in the mountain village of Tatranska Lomnica.
Why we think this trip is fantastic, and you’ll love it!
- Krakow is Poland´s top destination and it makes the perfect starting point for a walking adventure in the spectacular Tatra mountains.
- This area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream – the mountains are home to lakes, waterfalls, flowers, and valleys that make the perfect habitat for mammals and birds. Plus, you can observe rare Tatra chamois up-close.
- 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 is close to local restaurants for meals in the evenings.
- This is a great choice for explorers who prefer to follow an itinerary where the organisation – including transfers and activities – is managed by your guide.
- Mountain huts are steeped in Tatras’ history, whether they were once used in the gold rush era, or home to partisans during the war. Today, they provide a great spot for a drink and snack with a view.
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.