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Neustift in the Stubai Valley, Austria – A Great Base for Summer Walking in the Tyrol

Four great places to stay for a summer walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol The post Neustift in the Stubai Valley, Austria – A Great Base for Summer Walking in the Tyrol appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

The Austrian Tyrol is well known for its gorgeous alpine scenery, picturesque ski resorts and fantastic walking country. Each valley has its own attractive towns and villages, most supported by excellent bus and train services and mountain lifts to get you high into the mountains. There are literally dozens of mountain resorts that make ideal bases for walking holidays.

Neustift is a busy village stretched along the floor of the narrow Stubai Valley, which ends at the impressive Stubai Glacier. The scenery here is very impressive, but there are lifts to get you into the mountains with ease, and well maintained paths suitable for all abilities.

Neustift in the Stubai Valley, Austria

View of Neustift from above

How to Get to Neustift

Neustift is reached via a direct bus from the bus station in Innsbruck (journey time around 50 minutes). The bus service links the various villages within the valley and also the starting points for various walks – see this page for details and timetables.

Where to Stay in Neustift

There is a large choice of accommodation in Neustift itself and in the surrounding Stubai Valley. We stayed half board in an annex of the Hotel Stubaierhof, which meant that we had a lovely spacious apartment at a reasonable price. The downside was that it was a bit of a walk to the hotel for breakfast and dinner each day (which were excellent). The hotel is convenient for all facilities including the bus stop.

To search for other accommodation options in Neustift see this page at booking.com.

If you prefer to book a package try Inghams, who use Neustift as one of their bases.

Important Note – many accommodations in the area (including the Stubaierhof) include the Stubai Super Card in their package at no extra cost. This allows you to travel on buses, trains and lifts free of charge, and also offers discounts on many local attractions. Follow the link above for further details and to see all the benefits of this fantastic offer.

Walks Around Neustift

There is a huge choice of walks around the Stubai Valley, with well maintained trails suitable for any ability. We recommend Walking Easy in the Swiss and Austrian Alps by Chet Lipton. Don’t be put off because the book is a bit old – the lifts and paths have changed little. You can use the book to plan your walks in conjunction with a suitable map.

For more ideas and suggestions, including some interesting themed trails, see this page. There are more than enough options, using the various lifts, to keep you busy for a week or more. (See the note above about the Stubai Super Card which allows free use of the various buses and lifts in the valley.)

The scenery in the Stubai valley is rugged and dramatic. But the network of lifts and paths at various levels ensures that there are accessible walks for everyone. An interesting themed walk is the Besinnungsweg (Meditation Walk), which has various sculptures at stopping points en route. The impressive Stubai Glacier is also definitely worth a visit.

Here are some of our photos from walking in the valley, to give you an idea of the type of country you will encounter.

River bend in the Stubai Valley, Austria

River bend in the Stubai Valley

Gondola lift, Stubai Valley, Austria

Gondola lift

Stubai Glacier in summer, Austria

Stubai Glacier

Mountains above the Stubai Valley, Austria

Mountain panorama

Stubai Alps, Austrian Tyrol

Stubai Alps

Mountain peaks above the Stubai Valley, Austrian Tyrol

Peaks everywhere

Fractured boulder in the Stubai Valley, Austria

Fractured boulder

Viewpoint in the Stubai Valley, Austria

Interesting viewpoint

Besinnungsweg, Stubai Valley, Austria

Marker on the Besinnungsweg, or Meditation Walk

Besinnungsweg (Meditation Walk), Stubai Valley, Austria

Time for a little quiet contemplation

Rain storm in the Stubai Valley, Austria

Rainy day in the valley

If you like walking on accessible paths surrounded by dramatic alpine scenery, Neustift is an excellent choice.

Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experiences, therefore kindly note the Disclaimer.

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Alpbach, Austria – An Idyllic Base for Summer Walking in the Tyrol

Idyllic Alpbach is a picturesque and peaceful base for summer walking in the Austrian Tyol The post Alpbach, Austria – An Idyllic Base for Summer Walking in the Tyrol appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

The Austrian Tyrol is well known for its gorgeous alpine scenery, picturesque ski resorts and fantastic summer walking country.  Each valley has its own attractive towns and villages, most supported by excellent bus and train services and mountain lifts to get you high into the mountains.  There are literally dozens of mountain resorts that make ideal bases for walking holidays.

Idyllic Alpbach is perfect if you like a peaceful, pretty place to stay.  It is characterised by charming wooden flower-bedecked properties, has bus links to the neighbouring villages, lifts to get you into the mountains, and is surrounded by great trails for walking.  Nearby there are beautiful mountain lakes and impressive gorges just waiting to be explored.

Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach (Photo obtained from Pixabay.com)

Surprisingly, for such a secluded little town, Alpbach has a modern congress centre which hosts a prestigious annual European Forum.  Leading figures from the fields of politics, science and economy attend.  It is also the site of the grave of the famous scientist Erwin Schrodinger and his wife Annemarie.

How to Get to Alpbach

To reach Alpbach by public transport you first need to travel to the local train station at Brixlegg (this takes around 50 minutes from Innsbruck with one change).  See Rail Europe to check routes, timetables, and purchase tickets online, wherever you are coming from.

The one-stop shop for train travel

You then catch a bus to Alpbach (the bus stop is just across the street from the train station).  The buses are regular, and the journey takes around 50 minutes.  See this page for timetables and information (Service 4074 covers the Brixlegg to Alpbach route).

Important Note – If you are staying overnight in Alpbach or any other villages in the region you are entitled to a free Alpbachtal Seenland card.  This allows you completely free travel on all local buses and mountain lifts, and also free entry to various attractions such as museums and swimming pools.  It makes staying here fantastic value, so make sure you collect your cards when you check in to your accommodation.

See this page for details of what is included, and how to claim you free travel on your journey to Alpbach (i.e. before you have collected your cards.)

Where to Stay in Alpbach

A great hotel, which we highly recommend, is Der Alpbacherhof.  This comfortable and friendly hotel has spacious rooms, a large spa, and a really great restaurant.  There are tables indoors and also on a lovely balcony with fantastic views over the valley and surrounding mountains.  Staying here is a real pleasure, and if you are not staying here you can still treat yourselves to a meal or two in the wonderful restaurant.

To search for other accommodation options, see this page at booking.com.

If you prefer a package try Inghams, who use Alpbach as one of their bases.



Walks Around Alpbach

There are two mountain lifts in the region – remember that these are free of charge with your Alpbach card (see section on Getting to Alpbach above).

For some excellent suggestions for walks we recommend Walking Easy in the Swiss and Austrian Alps by Chet Lipton.  Don’t be put off because the book is a little old – the lifts and paths have not changed.  You can use the book to plan your walk in conjunction with a map, and check the lift times online before you set off.

For more  walks in the Alpbach area see this page.

Particularly worth a visit are Lake Zirein and the spectacular Tiefenbach Gorge (which can get very busy, so try to avoid peak holiday times if possible).  Here are some photos from our walks around this lovely area, to give you an idea of the terrain you will encounter.

Lake Zirein near Alpbach, Austria

Lake Zirein

 

Tiefenbach Gorge, Austrian Tyrol

Tiefenbach Gorge

 

Tiefenbach Gorge, Austrian Tyrol

View into the Tiefenbach Gorge

 

Wall of the Tiefenbach Gorge near Alpbach, Austria

Wall of the Tiefenbach

 

Hiking path near Alpbach, Austria

Hiking path which is not as scary as it looks!

 

Kropfsberg Castle near Alpbach, Austria

Kropfsberg Castle near Alpbach

 

Reith, Austria

Reith – a picturesque village near Alpbach

Charming and picturesque Alpbach is definitely worth a visit if you prefer quieter resorts and enjoy walking in beautiful alpine scenery.



Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experiences; therefore kindly note the Disclaimer.

 

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Seefeld in Austria – Perfect for Summer Walking in the Tyrol

Attractive Seefeld makes an ideal base for a gentle summer walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol The post Seefeld in Austria – Perfect for Summer Walking in the Tyrol appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

The Austrian Tyrol is well known for its gorgeous alpine scenery, picturesque ski resorts and fantastic summer walking country.  Each valley has its own attractive towns and villages, most supported by excellent bus and train services and mountain lifts to get you high into the mountains.  There are literally dozens of mountain resorts that make ideal bases for walking holidays.

Seefeld is an incredibly attractive little town, very easily reached from Innsbruck.  With a pedestrianised centre, upmarket shops and plenty of good hotels and restaurants it makes a perfect base.  As well as being surrounded by excellent walking country, the town offers golf and tennis facilities, a casino and regular concerts.

Pretty building in the centre of Seefeld, Austria

Pretty building in Seefeld

Church in Seefeld, Austria

Church in the town centre

How to Get to Seefeld

The easiest way is by train from Innsbruck.  There are numerous direct trains every day, and the journey time is approximately 35 minutes.

You can also easily reach Seefeld by train from Munich and Salzberg, and with a longer journey time from Vienna.  See Rail Europe to check times and routes or purchase tickets online.

The one-stop shop for train travel

For a large selection of rail passes, including multi-country passes, see Interrail.



Where to Stay

We stayed in Hotel Haymon, and cannot recommend it highly enough.  The location, rooms, service and evening meals were all excellent and great value.  We would definitely use the same hotel again.

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To search the vast selection of other accommodation options, follow this link to booking.com.

If you prefer a package see Inghams, who use Seefeld as one of their bases.



 

Walks and Excursions Around Seefeld

The scenic valleys around Seefeld with relatively flat roads and cycle paths make hiring a cycle a good way of getting around.  E-bikes are particularly popular in the area.  Tourist Information offices will provide a list of outlets where you can hire them, and details of the network of battery-charging stations.

Easy excursions include Innsbruck and pretty Mittenwald in Germany, both of which can easily be reached by train in around 30 mins (see Rail Europe).

There are a couple of mountain lifts which get you up into the mountains (see this page).

For an excellent selection of walks around Seefeld we recommend Walking Easy in the Swiss and Austrian Alps by Chet Lipton.  Don’t be put off because the book is a bit old – the lifts and paths haven’t changed.  You can use the book in conjunction with a map to get ideas, and check lift times online before you set off.

For more walks from the town and in the surrounding area follow this link to Olympiaregion Seefeld, where walks and hikes for all abilities and interests are described.  We enjoyed the themed walks with various interesting stopping points and information boards en route.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of the country you will encounter in this scenic area.

Mountains near Seefeld, Austria

Typical scenery near Seefeld

Swimming lake, Seefeld, Austria

Popular swimming lake just outside the town

Valley near Seefeld, Austria

River valley near Seefeld

View over Seefeld, Austria

View from higher up the valley

Village near Seefeld, Austria

Mountain village

Mountain view near Seefeld

Mountain view (Photo obtained from Pixabay.com)

If you enjoy walking that is not too arduous in scenic but accessible countryside, Seefeld could be an ideal base for you.



Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experience, therefore kindly note the Disclaimer.

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal – A Winter Visit

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in North Yorkshire are beautiful to visit at any time of year The post Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal – A Winter Visit appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire make a great day out at any time of year.  The properties are cared for by the National Trust and have UNESCO World Heritage status.  The photos here are from a recent visit on a snowy winter’s day.

Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey on a snowy winter’s day

Ruins at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Surrounding landscape

The ruins of Fountains Abbey are hugely impressive and atmospheric.  They are the largest monastic ruins in the country, situated in a sheltered wooded valley with limestone outcrops.

Impressive ruins at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Impressive ruins at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Impressive ruins at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Impressive ruins of the abbey

You can easily spend an hour or two exploring the buildings, and wondering what life would have been like for the Cistercian monks who lived here.

Bridge to the ruins at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Bridge to the ruins

Cloisters in Fountains Abbey

The undercroft (photo obtained from Pixabay.com)

Studley Royal Water Gardens and Park, in which the abbey is situated, are great for stretching the legs.  Well constructed paths allow you to wander around the beautiful Georgian water gardens.  There are lovely views of the abbey and surrounding hills and woods.

Fountains Abbey in winter, North Yorkshire

View of the Abbey from a waterside path

Temple of Piety and statues in Studley Royal Water Gardens, North Yorkshire

Temple of Piety and statues in the Water Gardens

Trees in Studley Royal Water Gardens, North Yorkshire

Colourful trees

Swans in the Studley Royal Water Gardens, North Yorkshire

Swans love the water gardens too

Being lovers of nature and trees, we particularly like to explore the paths through the ancient woodland.  There are some magnificent old trees.

Ancient yew tree, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Ancient yew tree

Path through the woods, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Path through woodland

Yew tree growing from a rocky bank, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Yew tree growing from a rocky bank

Some of the trees look decidedly precarious, as the slope they are growing on has been gradually eroded.

Trees on an eroded slope, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Precarious trees on an eroded slope

Yew tree roots growing over a bare rock, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Yew tree roots growing over a bare rock

There are also some interesting follies to discover within the gardens and woods.

Octagon Tower, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Octagon Tower

Folly, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Folly

If you are in the North of England it is definitely worth spending a day exploring Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.  And if you have only visited during the summer, remember that the abbey and gardens are equally beautiful on a frosty or snowy winter’s day.



PRACTICALITIES

The visitor centre at Fountains Abbey has a large restaurant and excellent gift shop.  There is also a charming tea room situated by a lake in the Studley Royal Water Gardens, and another smaller tea room which is open in the summer.

Lakeside tea room, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Lakeside tea room – there are also tables inside!

If you like to visit National Trust properties regularly, membership makes a lot of sense.

As a member you get free access to over 500 National Trust properties (including National Trust for Scotland), and free parking in many NT car parks.  Just a few visits will recover the membership fee and you will then be saving money.  You can visit as often as you like, and you will be contributing towards the care and maintenance of these very special places.

For information on how to get to Fountains Abbey, opening times, access and prices for non-members see this page.

 

 

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Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland

The Ojcow National Park is situated just 25 km from Krakow, Poland, and contains dramatic limestone features and peaceful woodland paths The post Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

Krakow is a beautiful city to visit, and there are several great day trips you can easily take from the city.  Many tourists visit the fantastic Wieliczka salt mines, and the poignant Auschwitz concentration camp.

Another, lesser known, day trip from Krakow is to the beautiful Ojcow National Park.

Cracovian Gate in the Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Cracovian Gate in the Ojcow National Park near Krakow

The Ojcow National Park is only about 25 km from Krakow centre, and popular with locals but less well known to tourists.  The lovely rock formation known as the ‘Cracovian Gate’ in the photo above is a popular highlight, and there are many constructed paths through beautiful peaceful woodland.

Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Woodland path

There are many limestone features in the park, including numerous caves and the impressive Hercules Bludgeon rock.

Hercules Bludgeon rock in the Ocjow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Hercules Bludgeon rock

We visited the Ojcow National Park on a tour booked through Viator (follow the link for further details).  We were picked up at our hotel, driven to the park and taken on a leisurely guided walk to see some of the park’s beautiful natural features.  The tour lasted approximately 5 hours, and was suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness.

In addition to the park’s natural features, the tour also included a visit to the striking wooden Chapel on the Water, and the impressive Pieskowa Skala Castle.  The castle is a great example of Polish Renaissance architecture, and is fascinating to explore.

Chapel on the Water, Ocjow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Chapel on the Water

Pieskowa Skala Castle, Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Pieskowa Skala Castle

Pieskowa Skala Castle, Ojcow National Park near Krakow, Poland

Setting of the Pieskowa Skala Castle

Our guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and we felt the tour was great value.

The Ojcow National Park is a great place to escape the noise and bustle of the city for a few hours.   If you enjoy walking in peaceful woodland and dramatic limestone landscapes, and enjoy exploring historic buildings, we highly recommend this tour.

For this and other tours you can book in and around Krakow, see Viator.



For accommodation in Krakow follow this link to booking.com.

To search for flights to Krakow try Skyscanner.


Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experiences, therefore kindly note the Disclaimer.

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Stary Smokovec and the High Tatras of Slovakia

Tips and suggestions for a walking holiday in the High Tatra mountains of Slovakia The post Stary Smokovec and the High Tatras of Slovakia appeared first on Self Arranged Journeys.

 

In the previous post I covered Zakopane, and the Polish side of the High Tatra mountains.  In this post I will cover the Slovakian side, using Stary Smokovec as an ideal base.

High Tatras, Slovakia

Beautiful High Tatras, Slovakia

The mountains on the Slovak side are if anything more impressive.  There are long deep valleys, beautiful lakes, steep rock faces and spiky pinnacles.  They are perfect for walking, with mountain railways and lifts, excellent constructed paths and clear signposting.  You can get to spectacular locations more easily than you might expect.

Hiking trail and footpath sign in the High Tatras, Slovakia

Typical signpost and constructed path

High Tatra mountains, Slovakia

Beautiful mountain scenery

 

What makes Stary Smokovec such an ideal base is the fact that it is a key hub on the Tatra Electric Railway.  This makes it really convenient to get to the starting points of many different walks.  There is also a funicular railway to take you up into the mountains.  And it is one of the stops on the bus route from Zakopane to Poprad, making it easy to reach from either direction.

Poprad would also make a good base.  If you stay here it will take you a little longer getting to the starting point of some of the walks, because you will first need to get the train up to Stary Smokovec.  But it does give you the option of visiting other Slovak National Parks outside the High Tatras.  See the Sunflower guide Landscapes of the Tatra Mountains for information about other great walking areas.

View of Poprad, Slovakia

View of Poprad from the Tatra Mountains

How to Get to Stary Smokovec

One way to get to Stary Smokovec would be to fly to Bratislava, and then get a train to Poprad.

To check for flights from a convenient airport near you try Skyscanner.


For the train to Poprad or Stary Smokovec you can check timetables, prices, and buy tickets online at Rail Europe.

The one-stop shop for train travel

The second, more interesting, way (which we used) is to first get to Zakopane in Poland (see the previous post on Zakopane).  Spend a night or two (or longer) in Zakopane, and then get a bus over to Poprad which stops at Stary Smokovec en route.

This is straightforward in summer.  The bus company Strama run five buses each day (here is a link to the 2017 timetable – the 2018 timetable should be available soon).   The journey crosses a very scenic pass, and is most enjoyable.  It takes approximately 1.5 hours to Stary Smokovec, or just under 2 hours to Poprad.

If you wish to travel outside this period, you will first need to get a shuttle bus from Zakopane up to the border at Lysa Polana.  You then simply walk across the border and catch a Slovak bus down to Poprad on the other side (these stop at Stary Smokovec).  The buses are regular – you should rarely have to wait more than an hour.

Where to Stay in Stary Smokovec

We stayed in the wonderfully named Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec.

Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec, Slovakia

Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec

This was indeed very grand, in a faded kind of way, with huge chandeliers and elegant rooms with window seats and great views.  I have read mixed reviews on the hotel – some people think it is old-fashioned and in need of modernisation – but we absolutely loved it.

Besides having loads of character and charm, it was just a short (but steep) stroll down to the station of the electric railway to get to walks.

One thing that was a disappointment to us was the evening meals, though breakfast was OK.  We stayed half board, and although the restaurant room was lovely and the service fantastic (and strangely the winelist was extensive with some very expensive offerings), the food itself was very basic.  Which was a pity given the grandeur of the setting.

But then to be honest we didn’t really find any of the food we tried in Slovakia to our liking.   We tend to prefer lighter ‘Mediterranean’ style dining.  Other people have described the food as tasty and wholesome, so I suppose it depends on your personal taste and expectations.

To search for other accommodation options in the area, try the booking.com pages for Stary Smokovec, Tatranska Lomnica, Strbske Pleso or Poprad.

Walking in the Slovakian High Tatras

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to walking.  For lots of suggestions with detailed routes and information on how to get to and from the starting and finishing points, we recommend the Sunflower guide Landscapes of the Tatra Mountains.  Don’t be put off if some of the walks sound daunting – they nearly all have shorter options.

Another book worth considering is the Cicerone Walking in the High Tatras Mountains.  And if you can get hold of a copy we found the Rother Walking Guide to the High Tatra really useful.  It seems to be currently unavailable, but try searching for a second-hand copy on Amazon.

Getting to the Walks

The Tatra Electric Railway makes it really easy to get around the area.  The main stops are Poprad, Stary Smokovec, Strbske Pleso and Tatranska Lomnica, though there are many others – see this Slovakrail page for more information.

Many accommodations in the area (including the Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec) will provide you with a Tatry Card for a small fee (3-4 euros for up to 4 days, which can then be renewed).  This allows you to use all the trains in the area free of charge as often as you wish, as well as giving other discounts, and is incredibly good value.  If you are entitled to one of these make sure you ask at the reception of your accommodation.  Follow the link above to see which accommodations are included, and for more information.

Suggested Walks

The notes and photos below are just to give you an idea of the type of country you will encounter.  For detailed directions and maps please see one or more of the books suggested above.

Several walking routes start at Strbske Pleso, where there is a beautiful lake.  From here you can walk to a higher lake at Popradske Pleso and the nearby atmospheric Symbolic Cemetery.

 

Lake at Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

Lake at Strbske Pleso

Popradske Pleso, Slovakia

Beautiful lake at Popradske Pleso

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Symbolic Cemetery near Popradske Pleso

 

You can also take the chairlift up to Chata pod Soliskom, from where you can admire the mountain scenery before descending through the Furkotska dolina valley back to Strbske Pleso.

Chata Pod Soliskom, Slovakia

Chairlift terminus and mountain hut at Chata pod Soliskom

 

From Tatranska Lomnica you can take the cableway to Skalnate Pleso.  From the top of the cableway it is possible to walk to Hrebienok (1.5-2.0 hours) and then take the funicular railway down the Stary Smokovec.  Or you can walk down if you prefer – either way this makes for a great day out.

Observatory at Skalnate Pleso, Slovakia

Observatory at Skalnate Pleso

Having a breather

Funicular railway, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia

Funicular railway

 

From Tatranska Lomnica you can also use cableways to reach a spectacular viewpoint at Lomnicka Veza (a short walk from the top of a chairlift).  This is definitely worth doing to see the dramatic rocky peaks in this beautiful area.  You feel on top of the world up here.

Lomnicka Veza, High Tatras, Slovakia

Matt enjoying the surroundings at Lomnicka Veza

High Tatras, Slovakia

Spectacular peaks

 

Another good walk involves taking the funicular from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok and then following the route west to the hotel at Sliezsky dom.  You can then either return by the same route, or walk down the long but traffic-free road to Tatranska Polianka where you can catch a train back to Stary Smokovec.

Hotel Sliezsky dom, Slovakia

Hotel Sliezsky dom

 

These are just a few suggestions – there are many, many more to choose from.

Whichever you choose, we are sure you will love appreciate the mountain transport, impressive constructed paths and fantastic mountain scenery in this beautiful area.
High Tatras, Slovakia

Forest road

Tatra Mountains Slovakia

Lomnicka Veza

Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experiences, therefore kindly note the Disclaimer.

 

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