Adventure Hiking in Slovakia
Explore the gorges of Slovak Paradise National Park via a network of trails, ladders, bridges and catwalks. 1 ½ days off work.
Why it's much better
- 3 days of adventure hiking in the spectacular Slovak Paradise National Park
- Explore forests, meadows, plateaus, canyons, caves and waterfalls
- Make your way through gorges via a network of ladders, catwalks and bridges
- Base yourself in Spišská Nová Ves, a charming Medieval town in a beautiful natural setting.
- Guides Expert, English-speaking local guides
- Accommodation 3 nights in a hotel in Levoča
- Meals 3 breakfasts
- Transfers All airport transfers
- Permits All permits and entry fees
- Transport All transfers in between hike sections
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Your host will meet you at Krakow Airport in the afternoon and drive you 2.5 hours away to your guesthouse in the Medieval town of Levoča.
Check in, unwind, then regroup for dinner and to review the weekend’s plan.
Friday: Hike Sucha Bela and Prielom Hornadu Gorges
After breakfast you'll venture into Slovak Paradise for your first taste of the park's gorges.
The first hike will take you along the bottom of Sucha Bela Gorge, one of the longest and most popular gorges in the park.
You'll walk through water, climb over fallen trees, ascend ladders, and even pass through a window-like hole in the rock. Along the way you'll pass waterfalls, rock formations, pools and more.
Emerge from the gorge for lunch at a mountain hut, then continue your hike through Prielom Hornadu Gorge.
This hike is famous for its series of ledges and catwalks above the Hornad River.
Return to Levoča in the evening for dinner and a well-earned night of sleep.
Hiking distance: 17km - Elevation ascent/descent: 700m - Duration: 6-7 hours
Saturday: Hike "Fireplace" Gorge
Head back into the park to explore Piecky Gorge. The name means "fireplace" and refers to the amazing rock formations in the canyon.
More ladders await you, including some horizontal ones that take you over green and blue pools of water, and others that climb alongside multi-story waterfalls.
In the afternoon you'll head to a thermal pool for several hours of relaxation before returning to Levoča for your last night.
Hiking distance: 13km - Elevation ascent/descent: 500m - Duration: 6 hours
Sunday: Viewpoint hike and departure
After breakfast you'll pack up and check out of your guesthouse.
Venture into Slovak Paradise National Park one last time for an easier hike to a stunning viewpoint.
You'll hike through meadows and forests, gently climbing until you arrive at Tomasovsky Vyhlad, a rock shelf with excellent views.
The viewpoint is 200m above the rest of the park. On a clear day you can even see the High Tatras mountains in the distance.
Hike back to the car for your transfer to Krakow Airport, arriving around 19:30. Return home with stories and photos to share with your friends.
Hiking distance: 11km - Elevation ascent/descent: 400m - Duration: 4 hours
Note: 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.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
You'll stay at Hotel U Leva, a family-run, 3-star hotel. The hotel is located in a restored Medieval building right in the heart of Levoča, which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage. Rooms are ensuite and include wifi, satellite TV, and a minibar. The guesthouse has a cafe on site and serves a fresh breakfast daily.
Please note that the twin rooms are on a 2-people sharing basis. Please ensure your guide know if you are travelling with someone and wish to have your own room together.
Private Room Upgrade
For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for £55 per person (subject to availability).
Slovak Paradise National Park is composed of several smaller nature reserves, the first of which was established in 1890. The park protects a wide range of natural features, including forests, meadows, plateaus, gorges, caves (more than 350 of them!) and waterfalls. With over 300km of trails, including some that delve into the park's gorges, Slovak Paradise is a wonderful place to explore.
The park is also home to a wealth of animals. There are 40 species of mammals in the park--including bear, lynx, red deer and wild boar--and 65 endangered species, like the Saker Falcon and European Otter. Plant life also abounds, and even the gorges are full of lush mosses and shrubs.
Levoča a Medieval town located just 5 minutes from the National Park. Its name refers to the needle-like shape of its 1km-long main square. The town is full of beautiful Gothic and Classical architecture, as well as many restaurants serving a range of Slovakian, European, American and Italian food.
Krakow Airport - 17:00
Your adventure begins at Krakow Airport (KRK) with your airport transfer at 17:00. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area.
Krakow Airport - 19:30
At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Krakow Airport (KRK) at 19:30. You’re free to book any flight that departs after 21:20.
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