Wed 22nd February 2023
- Sun 26th February 2023
We like to bring you different destinations where you can get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in a new place. This time Slovakia with our local guide Alena who will share her love of the Tatra mountains and her home town of Poprad. A mini winter break to get out into the snow and keep those legs moving. Join us for another winter wonderland experience.
Dates: Wednesday February 22nd – Sunday 26th February – 4 nights and 4 days of walks/snowy activities
Guide: Alena our local guide. Born and bred in Poprad and lives between England and Slovakia. English speaking.
Walking Grade: 2 Goats with options to try sledding , frozen lake and waterfall winter hiking and more.
Base: Penzion Darinka in the medieval Slovakian town of Poprad in the Tatra Mountains. A walk away is the towns square with lots of cafes and restaurants.
There are direct flights London Luton to Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia on Wednesdays and Sundays. The airport is 10 minutes from the hotel. There will be a group airport transfer to pick up to meet the Wednesday 09.20am flight and return for the 11am departure on Sunday. Flight prices fluctuate but currently range from £100-£300 return.
The alternative is to fly to Krakow in Poland with a bus to Poprad taking approx 3 hours 15 minutes. Krakow is a lovely city and you may want to extend your visit with a stopover there.
It is also possible to travel by train to Poprad as there is a train station with connections to all the main cities and towns.
Price:£850 per person inclusive of :
- Solo occupancy ensuite rooms for 4 nights
- All breakfasts
- Packed lunch on day 3 as we have no restaurant stops on this day
- Experienced local guiding
- Airport transfer
- Local transport required
There is a discount of £100 per person if you bring a friend/partner and share a room so the pp price would be £740
- Travel to Propad
- Lunches and Meals – there are lots of interesting local restaurants to try in the town and your guide will recommend and arrange. Meals are usually between 8-15 euros with a beer approx 3 euros.
- Additional Drinks
We seek out entrepreneurial mountain women who can help create and offer wonderful walking holiday experiences to our WalkingWomen Guests. We found Alena who grew up in Propad, Slovakia and spent her childhood exploring the peaks and breathing the wonderful mountain air. She wants to share her passion for the Tatra’s with others and she founded her own company Tatra Escapes to help showcase the area. Partnering with WalkingWomen together we bring you an undiscovered area known as the smallest alpine mountain region in Europe. We stay in Alena’s home town of Poprad which is the gateway to the magnificent High Tatra mountains. It is a historic city with a 13th century Churchs, baroque houses and medieval squares. There are plenty of things to do with art galleries, an aqua park, spa’s , cafe’s and restaurants.
Poprad is situated in the north of Slovakia and the mountains are shared with Poland (Slovakia has 75% and Poland 25%) Many believe these mountains to be a hikers paradise with over 350km of hiking and trekking trails.
In winter it is usually covered in snow and there will be opportunities to try a range of snowy activities from walking on frozen lakes to sledding , ice skating or simply relaxing in a spa.
Itinerary – could change depending on the weather and at the discretion of the guide
Day 1 – arrival. For those arriving in Poprad you will arrive at the hotel in the morning around 11am. Settle in and lunchtime briefing with Alena.
Optional activities – sledging, walk up to an ice sculptures dome
Day 2 – Sliezsky Dom Hike 9.4km – 1,670 meters – 4 hours – restaurant available mid stop (ascend 675 meters)
Evening– free time to explore the town and eat in a local restaurant
Day 3 – Frozen Waterfalls Hike 8km – 1,335 meters – 3/3/5 hours – restaurant available at the start/finish (ascend 435 meters)
Evening– Dinner and an optional spa
Day 4 – PopradskeLake walk – Walk on a frozen lake 10km – 1,298 meters -3.5 hours – restaurant available for lunch mid stop (ascend 387 meters)
Evening – Free time for any last minute shopping and a social & farewell drink
Day 5 – Departure