Tatras mountains winter holiday in Slovakia

“Join a small group in Slovakia's snow-covered Tatras Mountains for a week of winter activities from the comfort of locally owned accommodation.”

Highlights

Slovakian High Tatras | Strbske Pleso | Spisska Magura mountain | Belianske Tatras | cable car to Hrebienok | Velka Fatra National Park | winter activities include: skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, Slovak open fire and grill, castle visits, ice caves, thermal pool |

Description of Tatras mountains winter holiday in Slovakia

This centre based holiday in Slovakia takes you from city sightseeing in the capital to winter activities in the High Tatras, the country's tallest mountain range.

Starting in Bratislava, you'll get to explore along the Danube and seek out the arty coffee houses before meeting the rest of the group on a sightseeing tour of the city's pedestrianised old town. The next morning you'll head into the countryside en route to Tatranska Lomnica, a popular winter sports village high up in the mountains.

You'll be staying at a small locally-owned hotel that provides the perfect base from where to get out and try a range of winter sports such as dog-sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This is a chance to have an authentic glimpse at life in Slovakia’s mountains with the nearby village of Zdiar providing further evidence of traditional lifestyles and genuine hospitality.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides over snow covered hillsides and through deep dark forests help to create a romantic and exciting setting; whilst a Slovak style grill over an open fire will be certain to keep you warm after a good day spent surrounded by snow.

The free day, half way through this trip, gives you every opportunity to rest, relax or explore further afield with optional skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, crampon climbing and walking with a professional mountain guide, certain to appeal on a variety of levels.

Throughout this wonderful winter's week you’ll be in really safe hands with a local team of professionals leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of their guests.

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No Snow?
We arrange our holidays during times when there will not be reliance on fake snow, natural snowfall tends to occur between December and early March and our trips are in December- January. there are plenty of alternative activities on offer should there be no snow, such as walking, visiting thermal pools, caves, castles, outdoor museums, indoor museums.
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Environment
We offer you the opportunity to get to know Slovakia in small groups. This is better for the environment. Where it is practical, we use public transport, such as buses or trams, to get us to our activities. This minimises the impact on the environment and saves travellers money. This money can then be spent in other local places, such as a traditional restaurant, thus benefitting the local economy even more. For the duration of the trip, our stay will be in the Tatra National Park (TANAP). Their undertaking is to protect the park’s nature, flora and fauna, and by being here, we are helping in this mission. Our local leaders are fully versed in the principles of travelling responsibly in order not to do any damage to the local environment, and these values will all be passed on to our travellers. We respect the mountains and forests, never go off marked trails during snow-shoeing, adhere to the rules of the National Park, and treat all animals, including the huskies during our sledding experience, with a lot of care and consideration.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our company ethos is to organise tours for small groups and individuals so people can experience adventure responsibly. As a local, family-run business, we have built-up fantastic relationships with communities throughout Slovakia, and can provide the opportunity to connect with, and experience, local customs, culture and way-of-life first-hand. During this tour, we will only use local services. We will stay in locally-owned accommodation, which supports small Slovakian businesses. Staff at the hotels we choose will usually be family members, or from the same town, providing income to the local community and a welcome insight into the traditions of Slovakia for our travellers. We eat in traditional restaurants, so our travellers can sample local delicacies. The husky sledding trip supports an age-old winter tradition and allows mushers to continue to work in a trade that’s been in their family for generations. This helps to keep a wonderful part of Slovakian culture alive.

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2 Reviews of Tatras mountains winter holiday in Slovakia

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Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


This holiday is active and full of variety. We tried new activities and loved them all. The Tatras are truly beautiful and the opportunity to experience new
activities with the mountains as a backdrop is pretty special. The horse and carriage ride in the forest was great fun and the the cable car up Lomnicky stit was wonderful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made sure we were able to experience the best that Slovakia has to offer. I would thoroughly recommend
this operator to anyone who wants a great holiday with lots of fun and adventure.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for changing weather conditions. We had every possible weather type in one week, from rain and blizzard to sunshine . Take layers, good hiking
boots and waterproofs. Above all, be prepared to have fun and lots of laughs.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, I believe it did. We used local services as far as possible and public transport when feasible. We had to travel by car one day as the railway was blocked by
a fallen tree, but the plan had been for us to go by train We walked when we could and visited local bars, cafes, museums etc. We understand the hotel we
stayed in is family owned and employees were locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic!

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The beautiful snowfall on the last day - it clothed the trees and mountains in a thick covering of pristine beauty. Magical. The food was also a highlight. Every restaurant we are in was lovely, and served delicious Slovakian food. Every meal was a delight. The friendship we established with our fellow traveller from Germany.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Leave your technology behind, and enjoy life the way it should be lived. And if you are a cat lover, go down near the train station and give an outdoor cat a cuddle (and a snack).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We used local facilities and activities, ate local food at local restaurants, travelled on the electric train service, and tried to fit in with local customs (apart from not speaking Slovak - apart from the basic words, it's difficult!). Also fed the local outdoor cats who live down near the train station and left some cat food with one of the local souvenir sellers was looking after them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Great. It was an active holiday, but also a peaceful and restful break.

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