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Weekend hiking break in the Tatras Mountains with guide

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Discover the High Tatras mountains on this short hiking break in Slovakia. Stay near the village of Stary Smokovec at the Hotel Villa Siesta where you will enjoy breakfast and dinner with the other members of the group (maximum 16 people). Your local guide will take you on some fantastic hikes around the area so you can enjoy the beautiful, untouched scenery. You will cover around 15 km per day so make sure you have appropriate footwear! This is a fantastic short break for those who don't have much time to spare

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Tatras mountains with a group of like minded people
  • Learn about the area from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Cover nearly 50km in 3 days

Included

  • 3 nights in a double/twin room at 3* Hotel Villa Siesta
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 3 days of guided hiking in the High Tatras
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • Airport transfers from/to Krakow airport
  • Hiking transfers
  • 1 cable car ticket

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Anything else not specified above

Itinerary

Thursday
Arrive at Krakow airport and travel to your mountain cabin in the village of Ždiar (please see essential info above regarding flight times). Join the group for dinner and find out more about the next few days.

Friday
Hike to the stunning Velicka Valley. Enjoy lunch next to a waterfall then continue along the Tatranska Magistrala trail before descending along a mountain stream.
Walking: 16km; 975m ascent

Saturday
Take the cable car part way up Lomnica Peak (the second highest mountain in Slovenia), hike to the summit then descend through the valley to Green Lake. Lunch at a lakeside hut then continue on through a dwarf pine forest to White Lake. Optional visit to a thermal pool in the evening.
Walking: 18km; 535m ascent

Sunday
Pack up and head to Strbske Lake from where you will take an easy hike and can enjoy the fantastic scenery on the way to Popradske Lake. Head back to Strbske Lake and have lunch at a lakeside restaurant, followed by a 2 hour drive to the airport (see essential info above)
Walking: 12km; 470m ascent

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

What to pack:
•Sturdy, broken-in hiking shoes or boots
•Rain/windproof jacket
•Lightweight, breathable hiking shirts and trousers
•Warm jacket or sweater
•Water bottle
•Small rucksack for carrying personal items
•Swimsuit and towel
•Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunblock)
•Trekking poles (optional but recommended)

Please Note

Airport transfers are included for flights arriving before 4.25pm. You will be dropped off at Krakow airport on Sunday evening at 7.30pm so be sure to schedule your flight home for 9.20 or later, or find accommodation in Krakow for the night.

Extras/Upgrades

Solo travellers have the option to share a twin room with another solo traveller who will be on the same trip, just contact us for availability.

The village of Stary Smokovec is a tourist destination in Northern Slovakia popular with hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter.

The nearby town of Poprad offers naturally heated thermal pools and a wellness complex called Aquacity Poprad.

The High Tatras is a mountain range in the Carpathian mountain system, home to the first European cross-border National Park between Slovakia and Poland as well as the UNESCO Tatra Biosphere Reserve. Indigenous wildlife include the brown bear, lynx, marten, wolf and fox.

Hotel Villa Siesta***

This friendly hotel located just outside the village of Stary Smokovec offers fantastic views of the Tatras mountains.

The 15m2 double rooms come complete with free WiFi, minibar, and private bathroom with hairdryer.

There is a wellness centre with dry sauna, herbal sauna and infrared sauna, as well as a jacuzzi. You can also book massages at an extra charge.

The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast in the morning, and traditional Slovakian cuisine in the evenings.

Nearest Airport: Poprad-Tatry Airport (10 mins)

Other airports: John Paul II Krakow-Balice International (90 mins)

By Car

Take E77 to DK7 in Rabka-Zdrój, follow signs to Zakopane then Follow DK47, DK49 and Route 66 to your destination in Ždiar

By Public Transport

No public transport available.

By Private Transfer

Return transfers are included from Kraow airport. Please note that there are time restrictions on pick ups and drop offs:
Airport transfers are included for flights arriving before 4.25pm. You will be dropped off at Krakow airport on Sunday evening at 7.30pm so be sure to schedule your flight home for 9.20 or later, or find accommodation in Krakow for the night. Any questions please contact us.

Overview

Discover the High Tatras mountains on this short hiking break in Slovakia. Stay near the village of Stary Smokovec at the Hotel Villa Siesta where you will enjoy breakfast and dinner with the other members of the group (maximum 16 people). Your local guide will take you on some fantastic hikes around the area so you can enjoy the beautiful, untouched scenery. You will cover around 15 km per day so make sure you have appropriate footwear! This is a fantastic short break for those who don't have much time to spare

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Tatras mountains with a group of like minded people
  • Learn about the area from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Cover nearly 50km in 3 days

Included

  • 3 nights in a double/twin room at 3* Hotel Villa Siesta
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 3 days of guided hiking in the High Tatras
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • Airport transfers from/to Krakow airport
  • Hiking transfers
  • 1 cable car ticket

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Anything else not specified above

Please Note

Airport transfers are included for flights arriving before 4.25pm. You will be dropped off at Krakow airport on Sunday evening at 7.30pm so be sure to schedule your flight home for 9.20 or later, or find accommodation in Krakow for the night.

Extras/Upgrades

Solo travellers have the option to share a twin room with another solo traveller who will be on the same trip, just contact us for availability.

Location

Location

The village of Stary Smokovec is a tourist destination in Northern Slovakia popular with hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter.

The nearby town of Poprad offers naturally heated thermal pools and a wellness complex called Aquacity Poprad.

The High Tatras is a mountain range in the Carpathian mountain system, home to the first European cross-border National Park between Slovakia and Poland as well as the UNESCO Tatra Biosphere Reserve. Indigenous wildlife include the brown bear, lynx, marten, wolf and fox.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Siesta***

This friendly hotel located just outside the village of Stary Smokovec offers fantastic views of the Tatras mountains.

The 15m2 double rooms come complete with free WiFi, minibar, and private bathroom with hairdryer.

There is a wellness centre with dry sauna, herbal sauna and infrared sauna, as well as a jacuzzi. You can also book massages at an extra charge.

The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast in the morning, and traditional Slovakian cuisine in the evenings.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Poprad-Tatry Airport (10 mins)

Other airports: John Paul II Krakow-Balice International (90 mins)

By Car

Take E77 to DK7 in Rabka-Zdrój, follow signs to Zakopane then Follow DK47, DK49 and Route 66 to your destination in Ždiar

By Public Transport

No public transport available.

By Private Transfer

Return transfers are included from Kraow airport. Please note that there are time restrictions on pick ups and drop offs:
Airport transfers are included for flights arriving before 4.25pm. You will be dropped off at Krakow airport on Sunday evening at 7.30pm so be sure to schedule your flight home for 9.20 or later, or find accommodation in Krakow for the night. Any questions please contact us.

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