2 independent reviews for High Tatras trekking holiday, Slovakia

Reviews for High Tatras trekking holiday, Slovakia

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review 26 Sep 2019

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

The hikes were incredible. As beautiful as any hikes in Austria, Switzerland, or the Dolimites of Italy and at half the cost. Slovakia is such a beautiful, friendly country. The people were so nice and so many dog lovers. Tatranska Lomnica is a lovely mountain town. The Pension Slalom were we stayed is perfectly located two minutes from the train station, Bus Stop, and The Information Center. The owners try very hard to make everything perfect. The resturant in the Pension is the best we found in the town.

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

Check the weather forecast. Lomnicky Stit is a must see. Make sure you see it on a clear day. My wife and I do not speak Slovakian but only German and English and had no problem conversing with everyone.

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

Hope so. My wife and I believe in "leave no trace" and it appears so do the hikers in Slovakia as all the trails were spotless clean and easy to read markings.

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

Wonderful. We had a great time. Everything, hikes, accommodations, food, transportations, were great.

review 6 Aug 2019

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

Walking and scrambling above the snow line to the origins of waterfalls. Unexpectedly coming across beautiful small tarns, rugged scenery and wild flowers.

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

Check the level of the walks and the ascent and descent. The paths are very well marked but as you go higher the terrain is very rugged in places. You need a good head for heights and to be comfortable with scrambling and using chains in some places. I generally found the walking times to be accurate (I'm a moderate pace walker) but good to allow a little longer on the last walk which has a very long ascent and descent-but is very rewarding. Although the terrain is quite challenging in places there were plenty of families with children doing these walks.

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

I used public transport (extremely cheap and efficient) to get from Poprad station to my hotel and you use the train to get to several of the walks plus a bus at the end of the first walk. The hotel was staffed by local people.

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

This was a very well organized holiday with an interesting range of walks. The company were very helpful giving advice beforehand. I was a solo traveller and had been concerned about safety but was assured that these walks were safe for a solo traveller. As stated above the paths are very clearly marked and well used by all ages. I never felt alone but able to enjoy sometimes quite challenging and rewarding walking. Incorporating the well stocked mountain huts into the walking was also interesting. Overall a very rewarding holiday in beautiful scenery. I would like to give four and a half stars!

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