Itinerary

This spectacular journey through Slovakia takes us from the Tatra National Park to lowlands in Slovakia and Hungary border, a region steeped in tradition, history and fine wines. Crossing the Carpathians you enjoy exhilarating and gentle cycling along the scenic Hornad Valley, leaving cliff-top castles, rural villages and historic towns in our track. We will ride along the Hungarian steppes in the famous wineyard of the Tokaj-Hegyalja region.

The tour can start in Krakow, Bratislava or Vienna.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia. Transfer to Tatranska Lomnica village.

    - Arrival in Poprad airport/ railway station
    - Car transfer to Tatranska Lomnica village
    - Accommodation
    - Short meeting with the guide (or a representative for self-guided option)
    - Dinner

  2. Day 2 Route: Tatranska Lomnica - Kezmarok.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Tatranska Lomnica - Kezmarok
    - Accommodation in Kezmarok
    - Dinner

    Kezmarok is a town with long and famous history. Its position under the Tatra peaks makes it one of the centres of summer and winter holidays as well. Summer is the season when it becomes very lively due to the European Festival of Popular Trades. The buildings in the historic centre are the parts of the Town Monument Reserve. The pride of Kezmarok is the Protestant wooden articled church. This Protestant church was built in 1717 next to an older sacral stone building from 1593, which is a sacristy today. This unique wooden building made of yew and red spruce wood was built without using a single metal component. The Baroque interior of the church and the organ are also made of wood.

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  3. Day 3 Route: Kezmarok - Levoca.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Kezmarok - Levoca
    - Accommodation in Levoca
    - Dinner

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

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  4. Day 4 Route: Levoca - Krompachy.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Lrvoca - Spis castle - Zehra - Krompachy
    - Accommodation in Krompachy
    - Dinner

    Spis Castle is the largest medieval castle in Central Europe located on a travertine rock hill. The castle hill was populated as early as 5th century BC; it is one the greatest archaeological and historical gems of Central Europe and is under UNESCO protection.

    Zehra village is known for its precious Roman-Catholic Holy Spirit church included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Unique medieval wall paintings were created gradually from the 13th century till the end of the 15th century.

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  5. Day 5 Route: Krompachy - Kosice.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Krompachy - Kosice
    - Accommodation in Kosice
    - Dinner

    Kosice city, as the first in Slovakia, was awarded the prestige title of European Capital of Culture with its Interface project. "We support creativity" is the main message of the project and a new vision for Kosice, a city that has always been known for its rich history and interesting cultural life.
    Almost all monuments of Kosice are concentrated in the historical core of the town, size of which makes it the biggest Town Monument Reserve of Slovakia. Dominant of the main square and the city itself is monumental Gothic Cathedral of St. Elisabeth - the largest church in Slovakia and the easternmost situated Gothic cathedral of western type in Europe.

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  6. Day 6 Route: Kosice - Satoraljaujhely, Hungary.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Kosice - Satoraljaujhely
    - Accommodation in Satoraljaujhely
    - Dinner

    This day we cross the Hungarian border in the northern uplands close to the Zemplin hills.

    Satoraljaujhely is town located on the trading routes to Russia, Poland and Transylvania. The town thrived during the Middle Ages, being granted town privileges in 1261. It is also the most northern town in Hungary, nestling amongst a landscape of forests and vineyards.

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  7. Day 7 Route: Satoraljaujhely - Tokaj.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Satoraljaujhely - Tokaj
    - Accommodation in Tokaj
    - Dinner

    Tokaj is one of the most celebrated wine producing areas in the country and it makes up part of the expansive Tokaj-Hegyalja region that runs through the southern and eastern fringes of the Zemplin Hills (across Slovakia and Hungary).

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  8. Day 8 Transfer to Budapest. Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Budapest
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €1113/€497 per person

Duration: 8 days

Type/style: Guided/self-guided cycling tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

The Articled  Protestant Church of Holy Trinity in Kezmarok UNESCO heritage Tatra National Park Levoca medieval royal town St James church in Levoca Spisky Castle Zehra church UNESCO World Heritahe Kosice Tokaj wine region

Included

- Accommodation in hotels and guest houses for 7 nights:
- 1 night in Tatranska Lomnica
- 1 night in Kezmarok
- 1 night in Levoca
- 1 night in Krompachy
- 1 night in Kosice
- 1 night in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary
- 1 night in Tokaj, Hungary
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Services of a private guide for 6 days (included for guided option only)
- Maps
- Car transfer on Day 1 and Day 8

Excluded

- Lunch
- Luggage transport: 240,-EUR/ max. 2 persons
- Bike rental: 12,-EUR/bike/day
- Admission fees
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (can be arranged for an extra charge)