Itinerary

Nice and relaxing tour for those who want to learn how to ride a horse, or for those who want to improve their horse riding skills. As well as horse riding, rest time will include short trips to local places of natural beauty and historical interest. The overall package is not demanding and is ideal as a summer holiday for family groups.
We shall visit lovely untouched natural areas of the:
- High Tatra Mountains
- Slovak Paradise
- Cerveny Klastor
- Levoca town & Spis castle (UNESCO protected locations).
The detailed description given below is merely the standard package and alterations can be made to allow more horse riding/sightseeing time.

  1. Day 1 Arrival Poprad, Slovakia. Transfer to Slovak Paradise National Park.

    - arrival in Slovakia, Poprad town
    - car transfer to a ranch in Slovak Paradise National Park
    - accommodation, informal reception

  2. Day 2 Horseback riding, hike from Stary Smokovec to Zbojnicka hut.

    In the morning, two hours of horseback riding supervised by an instructor.

    In the afternoon, we will make a trip to the High Tatras. We will visit the mountain chalet Zbojnicka Chata (Robber’s Chalet; altitude 1960m), built in the Velka Studena Dolina (Great Cold Valley) and surrounded by rocky peaks.

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  3. Day 3 Horseback riding, UNESCO sites visit: Levoca town and Spis castle.

    In the morning, two hours of horseback riding with an instructor

    In the afternoon, we will do sightseeing tour in Levoca and we will visit Spis Castle.

    The historic town Levoca situated in the east of the Spis region is a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns as it possesses a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town. The dominant part of the old Levoca is the large rectangular square, with the Roman-Catholic St. James church from the 14th century, which is one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. The tall slender church tower from the first half of the 19th century is the most distinct feature in the town silhouette. The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St. James with the height of 18.6 m is the highest of its kind in the world. It was made of lime wood in 1507-1517 in the workshop of  Master Pavol of Levoca.

    In the  eastern horizon of Spisske Podhradie towers the Spis Castle. As a National Cultural Monument, Spis Castle with its area of more than four ha, and partially in ruins, is one of the largest castle compounds in Central Europe.   Spis Castle was included in the UNESCO list of monuments belonging to the world cultural heritage in 1993.

  4. Day 4 Horseback riding, hike to Batizovske and Velicke lakes.

    In the morning, two hours of horseback riding with an instructor

    In the afternoon, we will make a trip to the High Tatras. We will take a hike from Batizovska Valley to Velicka Valley where we will get to see two beautiful glacial lakes and have views of surrounding peaks.

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  5. Day 5 Horseback riding, hike from Podlesok to Klastorisko.

    In the morning, two hours of horseback riding with an instructor

    In the afternoon, we will make a trip to the Slovak Paradise. We will visit Tomasovsky Vyhlad, a rock cliff that represents an entry gate to Slovensky Raj mountains (Slovak Paradise). From there we will trek through the gorge of the Hornad River and Klastorisko with beautiful waterfalls, rock spires and caves. The force of the Hornad River shaped the terrain that can be scaled only with the help of wooden and steel ladders mounted on the cliffs by the mountain rescue service.

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  6. Day 6 Horseback riding, visit Cerveny Klastor monastery museum and raft down the Dunajec river on wooden rafts.

    In the morning, two hours of horseback riding with an instructor

    In the afternoon, we will visit the Monastery Cerveny Klastor and we will raft down the river Dunajec on the traditional wooden rafts.

    Cerveny Klastor  is a unique cultural and historical relic set in the wonderful natural environment of Pieniny under the majestic mountain Tri koruny. The monastery was successfully restored in the years 1956-1966. The best building, from an architectural point of view, is the Gothic church of St Anton from the end of the 14th century with one nave of unusual length restored in the Baroque style. The main altar is in the Baroque style, built in 1745. In front of the entrance to the monastery is the park declared the Protected Area of Pieninske lipy  in 1972. It protects 19 old and valuable lime trees.

    Unforgettable is a ride on wooden rafts through a Dunajec river canyon- largest in Central Europe, in the magnificent scenery of the Pieniny National Park. Raftsmen dressed in traditional goral costumes talk during a raft ride about local history,rare fauna and flora, as well as legends and tales connected with surrounding rocks. Rafting starts at the quay bellow the village ofMajere on the way to Cerveny Klastor. Slovak rafts, steered by two experienced raftsmen, finish their ride at the Slovak-Polish state border in the village of Lesnica. The rafts are actually wooden structures consisting of five small boats tied together. The sail on the winding river is 11 km long, takes 90 minutes and carries ten passengers at a time.

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €732 per person

Duration: 7 days

Type/style: Guided horseriding tour

Level of difficulty: Easy / moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Velka Studena Dolina Zbojnicka chata St James church in Levoca Levoca medieval royal town Spisky Castle Batizovska Valley Velicka Valley Tomasovsky View - Slovak Paradise Slovak Paradise National Park Cerveny Klastor Monastery Pieniny National Park

Included

- Trip transport
- Accommodation in stylish ranch in the National park of Slovensky raj
- breakfast
- 5 x 2 hours horseback riding with an instructor
- Guide services throughout the tour as your private driver and an interpreter
- Information materials
- Entrance tickets and fees to proposed sites
- maps and mountain insurance

Excluded

lunch, dinner
transport from airport to starting point of the trip and back