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Weekend Adventure Hiking in Slovak Paradise

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Join us for the adventure in the Slovak Paradise with the airport transfer from the Krakow Airport and stay in a medieval town listed in UNESCO for 3 nights. Low fare flights to Krakow from many european cities. Only 1 and ½ days off work. Trip intended for solo travellers, couples or groups as well.

  • Reviews 11 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Hiking, Short Breaks
  • Activity Level Strenuous
    4/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    4-16
All about the Weekend Adventure Hiking in Slovak Paradise.

We bet this hiking trip is going to be something completely different than any you have done until today. WHY? Because this is not an ordinary hiking trip. Get ready for three days hiking in the unique ecosystem of the Slovak Paradise National Park, climbing ladders, walking on catwalks and bridges past waterfalls and lush vegetation in the park’s remarkable gorges. Your nights will be spent in Levoča, a charming Medieval town (listed in UNESCO) in a beautiful natural setting. Your trip includes:

  • 3 days of adventure hiking in the Slovak Paradise National Park
  • 3 nights in a guesthouse in Levoča
  • Professional, English-speaking, local guide
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Airport transfers
  • Activity transfers
  • Entry to a thermal pool
  • National Park entry fees

Perfect for:
This hiking tour is an amazing opportunity for fun and adventure in a beautiful destination. This trip doesn’t require a high level of fitness, however you do need a head for heights to be comfortable on the ladders and catwalks in the gorges!!

Learn more about the details and dates of the trip on the other tabs.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 3 days of adventure hiking in Slovak Paradise National Park
  • 3 nights in a 3* hotel in the town of Levoča
  • Professional, English-speaking, local guide
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Airport transfers
  • Activity transfers
  • Entry to a thermal pool
  • National Park entry fees
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights to/from Krakow Airport in Poland
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance covering hiking activities
  1. Thursday Arrival

    We will meet you at Krakow Airport at 16:30 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.

  2. 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 Horndu 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.

    700m ascent, 17km distance, 6 – 7 hours of walking

  3. 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.

    500m ascent, 13km distance, 6 hours of walking

  4. 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 the Krakow airport, arriving around 19:00. Return home with stories and photos to share with your friends.

    400m ascent, 11km distance, 4 hours of walking

  5. Note 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.

Slovak Paradise
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You’ll stay at Hotel U Leva, a family-run, 3-star hotel. The guesthouse 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 onsite and serves a fresh breakfast daily.

You will be met Thursday at the Krakow airport. The included transfer is for flights arriving by 16:25. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Your tour will end at Krakow airport on Sunday. You will be dropped off at the airport at 19:30, so schedule your flight home that departs at 21:20 or later. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Krakow Airport (KRK) is served by regular, inexpensive flights, including direct flights from London on Ryanair and easyJet. You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above so you can take advantage of the included transfers. Alternatively, you can also be picked up from the Krakow city centre. Your local host will be in touch with you to finalise your travel plans.

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

A moderate level of fitness needed to enjoy these hikes. You’ll cover 11 – 17km of uneven terrain in a day, but elevation gains are modest, just 400 – 700m. Because the trails are complex, you’ll be moving at a slow pace.

What’s more important is being comfortable with heights. The ladders, ledges and catwalks are very sturdy and secure, but they’ll take you quite far above the ground. Imagine climbing to the 3rd story of a building on a ladder. If you can do that, you’ll be fine on these hikes!

The basics are:

  • Sturdy, broken-in, waterproof hiking shoes or boots
  • Rainproof jacket and trousers
  • Lightweight, breathable hiking shirts and trousers
  • Warm jacket or sweater
  • Water bottle
  • Small rucksack for carrying personal items
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunblock)

Sure can! This trip is meant to be for solo travellers. The whole group will consist of maximum 8 participants.

Overall Rating
5/5
Sarah Arnold
Reviewed On 27/08/2019
5/5

Just finished this tour, I can honestly say it was the best hiking holiday I have been on. The national park is beautiful and the walks are something you would never be able to experience anywhere else. The horizontal and vertical ladders and the ledges really take you out of your comfort zone. The views are breathtaking and the scenery spectacular. The organisation of the tour from pick up at the airport to drop off was exemplary and faultless. Martin and Tomas are great guides - professional at all times, passionate about their country’s history and willing to share their knowledge. Communication and the itinerary was spot on and having one evening at the spa to ease aching limbs was warmly welcome. One top tip - if you go down the slide at the spa tuck your elbows in! A great few days with a fantastic bunch of people. Thank you so much Martin and Tomas.

Dan
Reviewed On 27/10/2018
5/5

Slovakia is beautiful and our days in the paradise national Park were amazing. Our guide Martin was brilliant and is more a friend now which is awesome, our stay in Levoca was lovely at a very nice hotel which served great food and the staff were excellent. Overall the trip was superb and I'd definitely book another and also recommend to others. Great trip.

Soms
Reviewed On 22/10/2018
5/5

Highly recommend this trip. The landscape is beautiful. It is a good fusion of nature and adventure. The guide is excellent! He is very helpful and very flexible. I bet anyone to have loads of memories from this trip, as I had one for me.

Victoria
Reviewed On 18/09/2018
4/5

Great hiking in a beautiful area. Martin was an excellent guide - giving us plenty of information, being flexible with plans to fit in with the weather and making sure everyone in the group was happy. I would highly recommend this trip.

Nicola
Reviewed On 29/08/2018
5/5

Our host, Martin, was by far the most amazing host I have traveled with. He was extremely professional but also really friendly. He always made sure that we were well prepared and safe and that we had the most amazing time. If we had any spare time, Martin always offered us fantastic options to give us the best experience. I can't recommend Martin and this trip by Slovakation enough. I'd give it more than 10/10. Thanks Martin!

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Fully booked
358.00 
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