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Slovak Paradise National Park, 1 day hiking in Sucha Bela gorge

Slovak Paradise National Park, 1 day hiking in Sucha Bela gorge
Slovak Paradise National Park, 1 day hiking in Sucha Bela gorge
Slovak Paradise National Park, 1 day hiking in Sucha Bela gorge
Slovak Paradise National Park, 1 day hiking in Sucha Bela gorge

UIMLA certified guide Marcel would like to guide you on a full day hiking tour through the amazing Sucha Bela gorge in the Slovak Paradise National Park in Slovakia.



1 Day

All year




  • Explore the amazing Slovak Paradise National Park.
  • Discover amazing sceneries in summer and winter.
  • Enjoy hiking in the Sucha Bela gorge and take unique pictures.


Throughout the beautiful Slovak Paradise National Park, there is an abundance of amazing things to see and spots to visit. One such spot is the sensational Sucha Bela gorge, will be the focus of this full day hiking tour.

Starting at Spisska Nova Ves, Poprad or Podlesok, we will hike for approximately 2 hours within the Sucha Bela gorge to the Slovak Paradise ridge. This opening stretch of the trip is incredibly scenic. It is also secured by metal ladders, chains along with wooden and metal steps. This definitely gives the hike an adventurous feeling!

The next portion of the trek will follow a gentle path that will lead us to Klaštorisko. Here you will get to admire the ruins of a medieval monastery, while taking a brief rest. From this point you will have some options as to how you would like to conclude the hike. You can trek down deeper into the Sucha Bela gorge, which will take about 40 minutes, to the Hornad river and hike for approximately 2 hours back to Podlesok. Or, you can use a mountain bike for some enjoyable downhill biking. The choice is entirely up to you. The total time of this trip is approximately 5-7 hours, depending on which concluding option you choose.

Though this trek is not very technical, it is important that participants are in good physical condition.

Also, you can enjoy this hike both during the summer and the winter and you will discover different sceneries. In the winter, it is necessary to have some experience in winter hiking and to wear special equipment.

Within the Slovak Paradise National  Park, the Sucha Bela gorge is a fantastic spot to explore. To see it for yourself, all you have to do is send me a request.

Would you like to explore more of the Slovak Paradise Park? Then join me on this via ferrata trip in the Velky Kysel area.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

The price does not include transportation longer than 50 kilometers and meals. Rental of crampons and walking sticks in winter is included.


Meeting point

The meeting point will be Spisska Nova Ves, Poprad or Podlesok.

About the guide

I'm a UIMLA mountain leader and national tourist guide (for cultural and historical heritage trips).

I was born in Poprad in 1969. From my early childhood, I often looked out my bedroom window into the distance of the picturesque High Tatras, which fascinated me even then. In high school I started going with my friends to a small climbing "expedition" on the surrounding rocks, and later to the High Tatras. Mostly I went with a friend whose father was a member of the Mountain Rescue Service. During my studies at Comenius University in Bratislava, I loved coming back to the mountains.
In 1999 I started actively volunteering paramedic of the Tatra Mountain Rescue Service, and then I was hired there.
Precisely because of my relationship with the mountains I began working as a tourist guide with a focus on mountain areas.
Since 1998 I accompany tourists from around the world to the mountains and surrounding towns.
In 2011 I got certified as mountain leader.
Besides, I have been working as a member of the Council of the Slovak Association of mountain Leaders since it was established in 2011.


Slovak | Polish | English



What people are saying about this trip



May, 2023

Marcel is an absolutely awesome guide with lots of interesting information on Slovakia’s history. I felt absolutely safe and enjoyed every minute of the hike! Definitely recommend!

Marylise Sacco


October, 2022

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Lisa F.


October, 2021

If you find yourself in Slovakia do not miss an opportunity for a hike with Marcel in Paradise National Park. He is an amazing guide, and my hike with him was a definite highlight of my almost two week vacation in three countries. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, watched over me, and kept us moving at a comfortable pace with opportunities for breaks in between. He also speaks excellent English, and always responded promptly and was in touch frequently before the trip which gave me peace of mind. He also took wonderful pictures of me and surroundings during the hike which are such fun memories to have to look back on. Again, DO NOT MISS an opportunity for a hike in Slovakia with Marcel!!

Daniele Bonetti


May, 2021

Marcel is a great guide. We had a great day with him - both for the places but especially for his company. You can definitely see he loves his job, the places and showing them to people. Aside from being an expert of his own field, he has also been a great travel companion and he had many historical/anecdotical stories to share. Definitely recommended!


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