Slovakia self guided walking short break

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Departure information

This trip operates daily, so you can pick a date that suits you. Choose a day between 18 April and 26 October, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you. Just let us know when you want to travel.
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
Self-guided adventures are small groups by their very nature (it’ll only be you and a few others at most). This is better for the environment and means you get to see more because you can get off-the-beaten track.

We use public transport where we can – on this trip you will use trams, cable cars, trains and small buses. This minimises the impact on the environment and saves travelers money. This money can then be spent in other local places, such as a traditional restaurant, thus benefitting the local economy even more. Our walking guides will give advice on how to travel responsibly in order not to do any damage to the local environment.

During the trip, we will visit the Tatra National Park (TANAP). Their undertaking is to protect the park’s nature, flora and fauna, and by being here, we are helping in this mission. We will make sure we adhere to the rules of the park, walk only on trails, and leave wildlife and plants undisturbed.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our company ethos is to organise tours for small groups and individuals so people can experience adventure responsibly. As a local, family-run business, we have built-up fantastic relationships with communities throughout Slovakia, and can provide the opportunity to connect with, and experience, local customs, culture and way of life first-hand.

During this tour, we will only use local services and, throughout the trip, we will stay in locally-owned accommodation, which supports small Slovakian businesses. We also recommend eating in local restaurants and mountain huts, so you can sample delicious local cuisine – we will make recommendations in your self-guided booklet so you know the best ones to choose.

On this vacation, we’ve also included a trek to many different mountain huts, including the oldest hut in the Tatra Mountains, Rainerova. Mountain huts have been part of the fabric of the Tatras’ for years; they’re traditional, welcoming and often have a historic story to tell. By visiting, we help to preserve their heritage for future generations.

Climate

2 Reviews of Slovakia self guided walking short break

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Reviewed on 08 Nov 2019 by

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


The first planned walk.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The instructions provided by the company were little more than a few
points from a website. They were not detailed in any way and did not give accurate timings for meal stops. The cost of the trip was expensive for what was provided.

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


We chose to use public transport so this was environmentally supportive. We ate in local restaurants so helped the local economy .

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


We enjoyed the vacation but did not feel the use of the agent was good value for money.

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019 by

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


The fantastic scenery and great value for eating out.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The hiking is quite challenging in some places and not for people who our afraid of heights.

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


Not sure.

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


It was a great short break. Poprad Airport was very easy and local, accommodation was in a good location.

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