Across Slovakia – Walking and Easy Hiking

Overview

Visit the historical mining city of Banská Štiavnica, the "wolf village" Vlkolínec deep in the woods and Levoča with the biggest wooden altar in the world.  Admire waterfalls and caves in the Low and the High Tatras and take a walk in the Slovak Paradise. Spectacular nature, magnificent  mountains, history, splendid architecture, traditions, relaxation and pampering. 
 
All this only in our eight-day trip through Slovakia – ranging across its territory and its history.

Itinerary

  • Arrival at the airport
  • Transfer to central Slovakia
  • Sightseeing

The city of Banská Štiavnica welcomes you hidden in the green forests of the Štiavnica Mountains. It is a historical mining city and one of the first towns of the former Hungarian Monarchy to receive royal privileges, as early as the 13th century. Our tour of the town includes a trip through the underground passages that miners used to use to get from their houses to the mines and which date back to the 17th century. Coming back to the surface, we will take a walk in the Štiavnica Mountains. After all the walking, a traditional dinner and a splendid folklore programme in the evening will provide further insight into the history and culture of the region. We will also have a chance to listen to the melancholic sounds of the Fujara – a long shepherd's pipe inscribed in the UNESCO List of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage.

  • Short Vlkolínec sightseeing
  • Hiking in the Choč mountains

We will drive north over the ridge of the Low Tatra Mountains. Our first stop will be at the mountain village Vlkolínec (“wolf village”), where traditional wooden architecture has remained unchanged for more than 200 years. Another attraction here is to taste the typical Vlkolínec sauerkraut pie, which is not found anywhere but in Vlkolínec. After some light refreshment, we will continue to the Choč Mountains to admire the beauty of the Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys.

  • All day hiking in the Low Tatras

We will spend a day walking and hiking in the Low Tatra Mountains. For the first stage, a cable car will take us up to the ridge. We will have a nice, easy walk there enjoying lovely views over the valleys and the High Tatras. After lunch at a mountain chalet on the ridge we will take the cable car back down.
From the peaks, our tour continues underground. The visit of the Demänovská Cave will certainly remain in our memories. With 35 km of caves, the Demänovská cave system is the longest one in Slovakia, but don’t be put off! There is no need to go so far to see the highlights.

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  • All day hiking in the High Tatras

Hiking in the amazing High Tatras: we will walk to the most famous waterfalls in the Tatras and then to the alpine lake Skalnaté pleso. During our walking, we will be sure to take time to admire the peaks of the High Tatras as well as the valley below and the Low Tatras. The evening programme includes an opportunity to sample traditional Slovak cuisine at a shepherd’s cottage in the Spiš region

  • Hiking in the Slovak Paradise
  • Visiting the city of Levoča (UNESCO)

The morning walking in the wild and picturesque Slovak Paradise; our path will take us through peaceful woods but also through gorges and along rocky terraces. In the afternoon, we will continue to the splendid historical city of Levoča. The highlight of its many attractions is the Gothic church of St. James whose wooden altar by Master Paul of Levoča is the tallest in the world.

  • Hiking in the Malá (Lesser) Fatra
  • Spa

Hiking in the Malá (Lesser) Fatra mountains in the north-west of Slovakia is an exciting experience. Though we will take the easiest part of the trail, climbing up the ladders in the narrow canyons with waterfalls will test some people’s courage. After the demanding days of walking and hiking, everybody will appreciate pampering in the spa of one of the local hotels.

  • Cycling or hiking
  • Wine tasting

We will drive to south, to the Piešťany area. We can have a bicycle trip to the “New Zealand Ranch” in the woods above Piešťany or a hiking trip through the forests of Považský Inovec to the ruins of Tematín Castle. Finally we will round off an energetic day with a wine-tasting in a cosy restaurant in the countryside.

  • Bratislava
  • Departure

One last stop in the capital city, Bratislava, and farewell to Slovakia.

Starý Hostinec  Svätý Anton, Banská Štiavnica, SK

The gueshouse, whose name means the "Old Inn" is located at a site where an inn has always stood since the earliest times. Besides accommodation there is also a traditional Slovak restaurant. Everything looks like from many years ago when travellers and sellers would spend the night here before continuing on their journey to the market in Banská Štiavnica. Around the guesthouse, you can also see many items used by farmers in the past.

The capacity of the Inn is 38 beds in 12 attic rooms in traditional style (double and triple with extra beds), each one in the style of the Slovakian region it is named after - Detva, Myjava, Liptov, Spiš, Hont, Prenčov, Hrušov, Viničné, Krnišov.

There is also a relax centre called “Dobrô Telo” (Fit Body), where are massages and a sauna available.

Penzión Frank  Žiarska Valley, SK

The guesthouse is located in the area of Západné Tatry at the end of a picturesque mountain village Žiar. The accommodation capacity is 30 beds in four cosy double rooms and five suites. Meals are designed to be flexible to the requirements of the guests - breakfast is served as a buffet, lunch and dinner à la carte. It is possible to order a specific menu for groups over 10 persons.

You can relax in the hot tub, have a massage, play table tennis or rent a bike.

U Leva  Levoča, SK

This hotel will satisfy your desire for a unique atmosphere, elegance and luxury at a reasonable price. Every room has its own character and colours. From the windows of this family hotel, you can see most of the beautiful square, which is dominated by the renaissance town hall, the bell-tower, cage of shame and the Gothic church of St. James, with its unique collection of medieval Gothic winged altars and the tallest Gothic altar in the world.

The bed capacity is 53 beds in 5 apartments, 16 double rooms and 2 single rooms. The hotel has fitness and sauna facilities and an excellent restaurant.

Hotel Bránica **** Belá, SK

The hotel is located in the Terchovská dolina (Terchova valley) near Žilina. The area is surrounded by Kysucké vrchy (Kysucke hills) and by the ridges of the Malá Fatra (Low Fatra). It offers quality service in accommodation, gastronomy, relaxation and sports.

The hotel has 59 beds in total . The rooms are structured as 24 double rooms, 1 triple room, 2 apartments and 1 family room for four people. 

The restaurant has a fantastic menu and high quality wines, which will satisfy even the most demanding gourmet. The café offers a varied selection of non-alcoholic drinks, delicious coffee, cakes, fruit and ice cream. The hotel can also offer a wine bar with the capacity for 40 people.

The hotel offers not only active relaxation in the fresh air and the unspoiled mountain surroundings but also opportunities for regeneration in its relax-centre with a swimming pool, children's pool, hot tub, steam bath, saunas (Finnish, Roman, Aztecan, aroma, salt, infra).

Rybársky Dvor *** Piešťany, SK

It offers 14 double rooms, 1 triple room, and 1 suite, for a total of 34 beds.

You can fish carp and trout straight from the pond and this high-quality fresh meat can be prepared in many different ways to satisfy every taste.There are also plenty of tasty non-fish items on the menu.

The hotel offers a rent-a-bike service, so – thanks to the nearby cycling route – you can be biking or walking through the center of Piešťany or over the Glass Bridge (Sklenný most) in just 15 minutes. On the grounds, you can also find a tennis court and a croquet field. Complete wellness services are available including dry and wet saunas, hot tubs and massages.

Dates & Prices

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The price includes

  • private bus transfer and English speaking tour guide for the entire trip (Swedish, Finnish speaking guides on request)
  • accomodation as listed or similar
  • full board
  • entry fees to the Slovak Paradise, Vlkolínec open air museum + traditional cake, St. James' church in Levoča, cave Demänovská jaskyňa slobody
  • folklore program, craft course and sightseeing in Banská Štiavnica with underground tour
  • sightseeing in Levoča
  • cable car to peak Chopok
  • bike rental in Piešťany

The price does not include

  • air ticket or other transportation cost to Slovakia
  • optional visa
  • travel and health insurrance
  • drinks
  • spa treatments in Piešťany (price list will be sent on request).

All bookings are subject to availability and written confirmation. Dates and prices for private groups will be sent on request.

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