The best of the Slovak national parks

The best of the Slovak national parks

Slovakia » Self-guided (independent) hiking tours

  • The mild ridges of Mala Fatra National Park
  • The canyons of the Slovak Paradise National Park
  • The alpine sceneries of the High Tatra National Park
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From 680 €

Duration (days): 7

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Varied in terms of difficulty and landscapes hiking trails will show you the best of some of the most famous national parks of Slovakia – High Tatras, Mala Fatra and Slovak Paradise. Very well-marked walking paths form a web of tracks, which can offer you easy to moderate and challenging stages to suit your personal expectations.
Mala Fatra National Park is spectacular area with interesting limestone outcrops and towers, good ridge walking and some superb gorge walking. The highest peak is Krivan (1709 m a.s.l.). Mala Fatra is an ideal destination for all who like independent walks through forests and gorges linked to the traditional rustic architecture and way of life (i.e. the villages of Stefanova and Podsip). The High Tatra National Park is the largest nature reserve in Slovakia, with its challenging hikes and breathtaking views; it rivals any mountain range in the world. Though compact, the peaks and landscapes are monumental - with 35 valleys, over 90 lakes and crashing waterfalls into impressive gorges. The national park of Slovak Paradise (Slovensky Raj) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovakia. Lovers of adventure and mystery will find what they are looking for in the picturesque gorges of the park.

Day 1: Arrival to Slovakia and individual transport to Mala Fatra National Park (option for private transfer from all neighbouring airports; ask for details). Accommodation is situated in the traditional Terchova village with typical architecture - birthplace of the Slovak Hero Janosik. Meeting with our representative for tour introduction.
Day 2: Terchova has the best location for the beginning of many walking trails to Mala Fatra Mountains. You can enjoy gorges of Dolne Diery and Horne Diery and Mala Fatra ridge with monumental top of Velky Rozsutec peak during the day tour.
Suggested walking route: Terchova - Dolne Diery - Velky Rozsutec - Vratna - Stefanova - 7 hours (13km; uphill/downhill hiking: 1050m)
Day 3: For those who love spectacular views, the best choice to climb on the top of the Velky Krivan peak - the highest peak of Mala Fatra Mountains. In the evening - transportation to the High Tatras National Park. Accommodation in Strbske Pleso with beautiful views towards the High Tatras Mountains. Transfer is included in the package.
Suggested walking route (optional routes also available): Terchova - Vratna - Snilovske saddle - Velky Krivan and back - 6 hours (7km; uphill/downhill hiking: 950m)
Day 4: Welcome to the High Tatras. Each visitor should visit the most famous peak of the High Tatras - Rysy, situated on the border with Poland, in the time of socialism scaled by Lenin - the Russian communistic leader.
Suggested walking route (optional routes also available): Strbske Pleso - Popradske Pleso - Zabie lakes - Rysy and back - 8 hours (20km; uphill/downhill hiking: 1150m)
Day 5: Another day for trekking in the High Tatras. You can choose from several possible routes. If the summit of Krivan Peak is too far for you, two valleys in one day may become suitable then. Waterfall Skok is one of the highest in the Tatras. Getting on the top will show you the perfect place for enjoying the view of the Krivan Peak, Strbsky Peak and several mountain lakes in the Mlynicka and Furkotska valley. In the evening - transport to the Slovak Paradise National Park. Accommodation in Podlesok (Hrabusice village). Transfer is included in the package.
Suggested walking route: Strbske Pleso - Waterfall Skok - Mlynicka valley - Furkotska valley - Strbske Pleso - 7 hours (14km; uphill/downhill hiking: 950m)
Day 6: Slovak Paradise and it's ravines are hidden kingdom of magnificent canyons, streams, waterfalls and towers. The walking trails makes use of wooden and iron ladders, chains, steps and footbridges to negotiate these beautiful and stunning gorges.
Suggested walking route: Podlesok - Prielom Hornadu - Klastorna ravine - Klastorisko and back - 6 hours (12km; uphill/downhill hiking: 300m)
Day 7: This is your last day in the mountains. As the transportation time from Poprad to Bratislava is about 6 hours (by train), the last suggested train you need to board is at 15.30 (please reconfirm the train schedule). But it's enough time for another trekking day. Sucha Bela is the most romantic ravine of the park, where you can go for a stroll. Afternoon transport to Poprad railways station. We suggest you book the hotel in Bratislava on your own.
Suggested walking route (optional routes also available): Podlesok - Sucha Bela gorge - and back - 5 hours (13km; uphill/downhill hiking: 400m)

Accommodation and luggage transportation:
Comfortable family-run pensions and hotels, en-suite rooms, full board (lunch packs are provided from day 2 to day 7) except for Day 7, when no dinner is provided.

Price: 680 Euro
(min. group size required is 2 persons)
Single room supplement: -

The price includes:
Accommodations and meals as mentioned; Meeting with our partners’ representative on the first day who provides you all necessary information about the tour; Maps; Mountain rescue insurance; Ground contact in Slovakia; Timetable of trains and busses around the Mala Fatra, High Tatras, Slovak Paradise; Transport from Zilina to Terchova; Transfer from Mala Fatra to the High Tatras, from the High Tatras to the Slovak Paradise, from the Slovak Paradise to Poprad railway station.

The price does not include:
Meals and drinks not listed above; airport transfers (private transfers could be booked upon request); transfer from Poprad to Bratislava; tips; personal expenses; travel insurance.

Tips:
The tour is available for booking between June 15th and the end of October. Information about trains and buses you can also check online at: www.cp.sk