The High Tatras mountain range in Slovakia has been named as the best place to visit in Europe in 2019. There you can spot the brown bear – a rare creature indeed in Europe.
The region has topped Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2019 list, with well-travelled judges praising its ‘mythical landscape of crooked peaks and plunging waterfalls’, as well as the opportunity to spot rare brown bears, which ‘thrive in the wild rugged region’. (Daily Mail, UK)
Its Best in Europe 2019 ranking puts the High Tatra Mountains, in Slovakia, top of the list. The range – the highest in the Carpathians – has 25 peaks over 2,500m (8,200ft); sitting in the Unesco-protected Tatra biosphere reserve, it features canyons and waterfalls, alpine meadows, and lakes, and is home to brown bears, lynxes, martens and wolves. (The Irish Times)
High Tatras National Park is the first and oldest NP found in Slovakia in 1949. It is situated in North of Slovakia and its shared with Poland. Many people call these Carpathian Mountains as “smallest alpine mountains in Europe”.
The highest peak of Slovakia is Gerlachovský štít (2655MASL), and a mountain symbol of Slovakia, hill “Kriváň”.
Precious animal species that live in the High Tatras include chamois, marmots and Golden Eagles. Of course, a bear is very common animal here likewise wolf or fox.
The High Tatras are truly unique as one can enjoy magical silence in the valleys as well as maximum relaxation between waterfalls, alpine meadows and more than 100 lakes.
You can explore Slovakia including High Tatras in Best of Slovakia in 2 days from Bratislava/Vienna.
More than 600 km trails in High Tatras
The High Tatras National Park has around 600 km of marked trails that can take the tourists to the most interesting and also hidden places of the High Tatras.
Tourist trails lead through valleys up to Tatra chalets, several easily or hard accessible peaks or valleys. All tourist trails designed for visitors to the Tatra National Park are marked.
Some tours in the High Tatras to the highest peaks are possible only with the professional mountain guide. Don’t hesitate contact us for more information: email@example.com
The region of the High Tatras offers over 100 km of marked trails for jogging and Nordic walking. Also the region offers about 40 marked or suggested cycle routes at the foothills mainly. The most difficult are those with the most beautiful views and lead to the Chalet at Zelené pleso, Hrebienok, mountain hotel Sliezsky dom or Popradské pleso.
There is also 80 km of groomed cross-country ski tracks available in the High Tatras in this winter season. Every settlement has some to offer. The largest area of cross-country skiing can be found in Štrbské Pleso. This popular settlement offers 27 km of professional world-class tracks. The resorts of Tatranská Lomnica and Starý Smokovec offer 40 km of tracks in total, from easy to medium difficulty.
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