Itinerary

The Slovak Paradise presents a natural complex of extraordinary values and beauty. Many mysterious eye-catching ravines and tight formations, only 1 meter wide, with walls up to 200 meters high can be admired throughout the area. Slovak Paradise National Park offers specific conditions for the life of rare and seldom seen fauna and flora. Everyone holds up the breath passing through the narrow areas following the paths made of hanging planks, with the only help of chains. The High Tatras are the most beautiful giant mountains in Central Europe. Mighty peaks, 10 of which are higher than 2,600 meters above sea level, are alternating with picturesque valleys, where more than 110 alpine lakes glitter and attract visitors from all over the world. This environment, containing typical and precious species, presents an inimitable scenery.
The Pieniny National Park (PIENAP) is the smallest one among the Slovak national parks, but as far as concerns its beauty, it is in no way less astonishing than any other. This rare piece of nature is the second oldest national park in Slovakia and extends to the border with Poland. Dunajec river passes through this environment and complements its beauty. No one should miss the experience of rafting on Dunajec river and admire the wonderful scenery of the park sailiing down the river.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - arrival in Slovakia; Poprad town
    - accommodation
    - free time to leisure

    Overnight in Poprad

  2. Day 2 Slovak Paradise day hike from Cingov to Klastorisko hut and Tomasovsky vyhlad (Tomasovsky view).

    Klastorna roklina gorge:
    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.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  3. Day 3 High Tatras day hike from Strbske Pleso to Bystre saddle.

    Bystre saddle:
    We will visit the settlement of Strbske Pleso (altitude 1355 m), the highest-altitude settlement in the High Tatras. The area boasts the largest mountain lake in the High Tatras and a winter recreation area where international sporting events are held every year. We will also take a look at the Skok waterfall in the Mlynicka dolina (Mlynicka valley).
    We can continue with hike from Skok waterfall across Bystre sedlo (altitude 2314 m) to the valley called Furkotska dolina.
    We will be passing Skok, a beautiful waterfall, and glacial lakes, such as Kozie plesa, Capie pleso, Okruhle pleso and others.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  4. Day 4 Options for the day: Poprad historic town, Aquacity Poprad aquapark, UNESCO sites of Levoca town and Spis castle.

    A day for rest; we have few options:

    1. Poprad town, the main "entrance gate" to the mountain range of the High Tatras and the centre of the rapidly developing region.
    The historical centre of Poprad is concentrated into the space around the spindle-shaped square Namestie sv. Egídia (square). The square is rimmed by a row of prevailingly Baroque and Classicist burgher houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The city has an Early-Gothic Roman-Catholic church of St. Egidius from the late 13th century. Visitors to Poprad should not forget to visit the Podtatranske museum which offers an abundant information about the region. The collections of the Tatra Gallery include precious works of art created by leading Slovak and foreign painters, sculptors and designers. It organizes challenging projects and presentations of contemporary art in the buidling of its "old power plant".

    Spisska Sobota was for centuries the wealthiest of the five Upper Spis towns. From 1945 it has represented one of the municipal parts of large Poprad. Spisska Sobota represents one of the best preserved medieval urban units in Slovakia declared in 1953 a Town Monument Reserve.

    2. RELAX in Aquacity Poprad built in Poprad, over the place of a geo-thermal spring, which provides the energy source for resort. In its complex it covers the best accommodation facility and the most modern spa facilities with an unique offer of relaxation therapies and innovation therapies for the bold ones.

    3. sightseeings in historical town of Levoca UNESCO with visit of the Spis castle

    Overnight in Poprad

  5. Day 5 Slovak Paradise day hike from Cingov to Sokolia dolina (Falcon valley).

    Zavojovy waterfall:
    The second day in the canyons of Slovensky Raj; we will ascend the 80 meter high Zavojovy waterfall, the highest waterfall in Slovensky Raj in Sokolia valley. The order of waterfalls by hiking the valley: Bocny, Skalny and Vysny waterfall.

    Sokolia valley is one of the wildest ravines in the Slovak Paradise. It is situated at the northern end of the Glac plateau. It has been discovered almost as the last one.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  6. Day 6 High Tatras day hike from Popradske pleso train station to Rysy peak.

    Rysy:
    We will hike up to the highest altitude mountain chalet in the range, and then to Rysy (altitude 2499 m), the most visited peak in the High Tatras, located on the border with Poland. The ridge in this area is frequently enveloped in mist.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  7. Day 7 Pieniny National Park rafting on wooden rafts on Dunajec river, visit to Cerveny Klastor monastery museum.

    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. 

    Option: the Lubovna Castle

    was built at the turn of the 13th and 14th century, when it became a part of the boundary castles system in the north of the Hungarian Kingdom. Besides the protection of the former Polish-Old Hungarian border, its task was to secure the important trade route passing along the valley of the Poprad river to Poland. An independent museum exhibition is presented by an open air museum in the area at the foot of the castle hill. It consists of a set of folk buildings that form a picturesque settlement around the Castle.

    Overnight in Poprad

  8. Day 8 Slovak Paradise day hike from Podlesok to Sucha Bela.

    Sucha Bela:
    We will hike through Sucha Bela, the most beautiful and one of the most romantic ravines in the Slovak Paradise mountains.
    The whole ravine (including the Misove Waterfalls) was open to public by the Mountain Rescue Service in 1957. The order of waterfalls by hiking the ravine: Misovy Waterfall, Misovy Waterfall Gorge, Roklina (Gorge), Okienkovy vodopád (Little Window Waterfall), Korytovy vodopad (Flume Waterfall), Bocny vodopad (Side Waterfall), Kaskada (Cascade).

    Optional tour: Piecky - a limestone ravine in the north-western part of the Slovak Paradise.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  9. Day 9 High Tatras day hike to Chata pri Zelenom plese (hut by the Green lake).

    Green Lake valley):
    On the last day of the trip we will ascend to Dolina Zeleneho Plesa (Green Lake Valley) where a chalet named Chata Pri Zelenom Plese (Chalet By Green Lake) is located. The lake’s name speaks of its unusual colour and beauty. We will see the largest face (900 m tall) of Kezmarsky peak.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €1065 per person

Duration: 10 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Tomasovsky View - Slovak Paradise Klastorisko Remains of Monastery Skok Waterfall Strbske Pleso lake Levoca medieval royal town Spisky Castle Zavojovy Waterfall Rysy Peak Pieniny National Park Sucha Bela Gorge Green Lake Hut Kezmarsky Peak

Included

- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Accommodation in stylish 3* hotel/pension in Poprad town
- breakfast and dinner
- Services of professional guide throughout the tour as your private driver and an interpreter
- Information materials and maps
- mountain insurance
- Entrance tickets and fees

Excluded

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