Discover the smallest grand mountains in the world located in the heart of Europe! Feast your eyes on unique nature of a national park with sky blue tarns, wild waterfalls, peaceful mountain valleys, sharp peaks and a fascinating world of plants and animals.
There is about 600 km of marked tourist trails in the territory of the High Tatras that take the tourists to the most attractive places of this mountain region. Their levels of difficulty vary from easy to difficult and they lead to picturesque valleys, cosy mountain chalets and even 2,000 metre-high peaks. Beautiful views are accessible thanks to various cable cars and chairlifts of which the best-known one is the suspension cable car that operates from Skalnaté Pleso to the second highest peak of the High Tatras – Mt. Lomnický štít. From an outlook terrace on its very top, one can admire the majestic beauty of the Tatras, there is also a unique botanical garden where plants live in their natural habitats and the so called Dedo café, which serves delicious coffee. Other cableway transport facilities can take you to popular destinations of Skalnaté Pleso, Hrebienok or Mt. Solisko within a few minutes.
Cycling trips along marked cycle routes in the whole region of the High Tatras offer unforgettable experiences. More than 300 km of them will help you discover the area on two wheels. Set out for flat tracks in the foothills, exposed ascents under the highest peaks of the Tatras or the main cycle route which leads through the whole region that stretches at the foot of the High Tatras.
Relax in a unique water world – AquaCity Poprad, which offers 13 thermal and relaxation pools, water slides, a modern wellness centre and various activities for families with children. Or visit other thermal and clear water lidos in Vrbov, Vyšné Ružbachy or Bešeňová.
Enjoy a magical view of the Tatras from a 27-hole golf course in Veľká Lomnica, which was awarded the prestigious PGA Golf Course brand. It is one of top 19 golf courses in the world and the largest golf course in Slovakia.
If the weather is not on your side, you can visit some of beautiful Slovak caves. The nearest of them is Belianska jaskyňa, which is the only accessible cave in the High Tatras.
Boating on a well-known Tatra tarn is a popular free time activity with a touch of nostalgia. Treat yourself to a beautiful view of Mt. Solisko and a calm surface of this natural jewel which was about to become one of Seven Wonders of the World.
Culture and monuments
Enjoy the culture of the region of the High Tatras – visit historical town centres, discover various historical monuments and have fun with various culture and folklore events. The historical towns of Kežmarok, Levoča, Spišská Sobota and Spišská Kapitula offer various valuable monuments. The most significant ones include the Spiš castle, which is the largest castle ruin in Central Europe, and the highest wooden altar in the world, which was built by the famous Master Paul of Levoča and is placed in the Church of St. Jacob in Levoča. In Kežmarok, there is the Evangelical articular church of the Holy Trinity, which was put on UNESCO list of world´s cultural and natural heritage in 2008. This unique wooden construction was built without using any spikes and has very special acoustics which is why the church is proud to host various cultural events and concerts.
Discover other national parks in the area as well. It takes less than an hour to get to the Pieniny National Park and the Slovak Paradise with regular bus lines. The Pieniny Mts. offer a beautiful 7 km-long canyon of the Dunajec river, the Slovak Paradise is full of waterfalls with ladders, wild rivers and breathtaking views of untouched nature.
Enjoy a magical summer in the Tatras!