Events

Tatra Winter Activity Week - (7N/8D)

Select Booking Date:
Pax
Starts With Rs 76175 /-
Per Person
8 days 7 nights

Description

Experience

A snow-laden landscape is always a wonderful sight in the mountains. For some it means heading to the slopes, for others in means strapping on the snowshoes or harnessing the dogs and sleds. There are so many different options it can be hard to choose. Luckily during this week that isn’t a problem: from our base high in the Tatra Mountains we enjoy a fantastic week trying a host of the most popular winter sports, including downhill skiing and snowshoeing. We will also visit Zakopane, across the border in Poland, to experience this unique high mountain atmosphere and have a go at dogsledding. Add to that a visit to nearby thermal pools and you have the perfect way to experience winter at its best.

Itineary

Day 1 
Start Smokovec.Open or Close

Our trip starts in the mountain town of Smokovec.

Day 2 
A full day introduction to snowshoeing.

After breakfast we have a short transfer to the goral village of Zdiar. Starting at the Strednica ski centre we follow the ridge of Spisska Magura Mountain all the way to the Bachledova valley. On the way there are some lovely views over the ridges of the Belianske Tatras. The terrain will be relatively easy. Some of these routes were used long ago by local smugglers to bring goods either from Poland to Slovakia or the other way around.

Day 3 
Cross country skiing instruction followed by a guided itinerary at Strbske Pleso.

Today begins with a trip on the local Tatra train up to Strbske Pleso Lake (1361m) framed by the white peaks of the surrounding mountains. This is one of the most popular areas in the whole of the Tatras for winter sports and we will receive instruction from the leader before heading out across the frozen lake to and beyond to try our skills. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most complete work outs, as its motions use every major muscle group. The skis are long and thin, the toe of the skier's footwear is attached to the ski with a binding, while the heel remains free. This area is great for beginner and intermediate cross country skiers, and lunch can be taken at one of the restaurants on the bank.

Day 4 
A trip to Zakopane for dogsledding: tour of the town, afternoon visit to the thermal pools at Bukowina Tatranska.

After a transfer of about 1 hour across the border to the Polish town of Zakopane we have a morning to try our hand at dogsledding. Mushers will instruct the group on how to control and drive a sled. You will have turns driving your own single sled, usually pulled by 3 dogs around a beginner's circuit, then a trip as a passenger in a two-person sled with a larger team. If there is time we may take a tour of the town known as the 'capital' of the Polish Tatras. After a hearty lunch in one of the local restaurants we will transfer to the nearby village Bukowina Tatranska for a relaxing afternoon in the recently built thermal pool resort which offers number of different pools, slides, jacuzzis and saunas, a great way to while away an afternoon.

Day 5 
Transfer to the downhill slopes for some skiing or snowboarding (instruction available, payable locally).

A short trip on the local train takes us to Tatranska Lomnica, one of the best areas for downhill skiing in the country. Here you will find a number of slopes to choose from. Our first stop is the the rental shop to pick up skis or a board. The day is then ours to enjoy. For those looking for a relaxing break there is the option locally to take the cable car to the second highest peak in the whole of Slovakia, the Lomnicky Peak and enjoy the amazing views from the highest Slovakian bar at 2634 m.

Day 6 
Free day to choose from the many activities and attractions, such as the Belianska Cave.

We have a free day to choose from the many activities available in the Tatra Mountains region these include all of the activities we have tried during the week, as well as snow tubing, and ice skating. There is also the beautiful Belianska Cave near Zdiar with waterfalls, pagoda-shaped stalagmites and numerous little lakes. The Tatra town of Poprad and Krakow are also reachable in a day. The leader will of course be on hand for advice.

Day 7 
Cable car ride up to Hrebienok for downhill sledding, afternoon horse and sleigh tour of Zdiar village and picnic in the forest.

Today we hop on the cable car up to Hrebienok above Smokovec to try our hand at downhill sledding. This is an exhilarating and fun way to spend the morning, zipping down on different sleds, and of course the view from the cable car on the way up gives a bird�s eye view of our base. In the afternoon we will jump on the sleigh pulled by a hardy pair of horses and go on a tour around the village, offering views of the surrounding mountain peaks and folk architecture of the village Zdiar along the way. Horse keepers will make a warming picnic of hot tea and hot wine and some snacks for us at their shelter in the nearby forest. There is then the option to go to a local museum for those that wish.

Day 8 
End Smokovec.

Our trip ends in Smokovec, or with a transfer to Krakow airport.

Package Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • All specialist equipment

Package Excludes

  • Service Tax and / or any other taxes.
  • International or domestic flights, unless included
  • Meals other than those mentioned as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)
  • Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation
  • Visa, passport, travel insurance.
  • Optional tours that can be bought on a supplement.
  • Single room supplement
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)

Information

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Price
21st JAN, 2018 28th JAN, 2018 GBP £ 929
28th JAN, 2018 04th FEB, 2018 GBP £ 899
04th FEB, 2018 11th FEB, 2018 GBP £ 929
25th FEB, 2018 04th MAR, 2018 GBP £ 929
20th JAN, 2019 27th JAN, 2019 GBP £ 949
27th JAN, 2019 03rd FEB, 2019 GBP £ 929
03rd FEB, 2019 10th FEB, 2019 GBP £ 949
24th FEB, 2019 03rd MAR, 2019 GBP £ 949
 
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers.
  • The above price exclude Service tax of 3.50%

 

You May Also Like