Around 1.3 million of visitors come to the region of the High Tatras during the summer, to relax and recharge their batteries in this beautiful area for one or more days. The High Tatras offer various possibilities for active relaxation with easy or difficult hiking tracks.
Hiking and alpine hiking
HIKING IN THE HIGH TATRAS
There are about 600km of marked trails in the territory of the Tatra National Park, which take the tourists to the most attractive places in the High Tatras. Trails leading through valleys enable tourists to climb to Tatra chalets, difficult or easily accessible Tatra peaks or pass various Tatra saddles. All tourist trails assigned for movement of visitors within the Tatra National Park are marked (red, blue, green or yellow).
Even the first visitors to the Tatras in the 16th century or maybe earlier would use services of “local experts” from villages under the Tatras when walking in unknown or dangerous terrain. They were poachers, later even members of the local intelligentsia, e.g. teachers, priests and mainly professors of the Lyceum of Kežmarok, who would take their pupils to the mountains. Non registered mountain guides were united by the Hungarian Carpathian Society in 1873 and other associations in following eras. Today, there are mountain guides that form the National Association of Mountain Guides of the Slovak Republic.
Association of mountain guides High Tatras, Vila Alica, Starý Smokovec
12:00 – 18:00, tel.: +421905 428 170
Nordic Walking is not only a trendy sports activity but provides a very effective sports training, too. It engages the whole body without putting too much strain on joints.
If you feel up for it, rent a pair of walking sticks or take a tour with a professional instructor.