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Whether you are mountaineering some of the range’s tallest peaks in the summer or going on an epic backcountry ski tour in the winter, the region’s beauty is sure to blow you away.
Mountain-related sports are Slovakia’s specialty, so get ready to have your adrenaline pumping while you pick up some useful tips along the way.
Slovakia is a small landlocked country in central Europe. The south of the country is dominated by the Danube River plains, so you have to head to the north, toward the Polish border to find the most exciting outdoor adventure spot.
Here is where the High Tatras Mountains are located. The High Tatras are the tallest peaks of the Carpathian Range, which stretches all the way into Romania.
They are truly a special range, boasting several National Parks, the highest peak in the Carpathians – Mount Gerlach (2.655 meters) – and a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves!
Along with being an excellent venue for all types of outdoor sport, from hiking to ice climbing, the mountains are home to numerous unique forms of wildlife and serve as the cradle for central European high altitude culture. Don’t miss your chance to explore this truly unique spot!
During the summer, temperatures are quite mild in the Tatras Mountains and rain – but not thunderstorms – occur frequently. During the winter, temperatures are usually below freezing for the entire season, with plenty of snowfall at the beginning of January and late December.
Most trips to Slovakia begin with a flight into M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS). The airport offers connections from London, Rome, Madrid and Brussels.
Come from June to August for mountaineering and other summer activities. Meanwhile, for ski touring and other winter trips, January to April is the best time to visit.
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