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Slovakia Mountains Winter Adventure

Slovakia Mountains Winter Adventure

Family Winter holiday in the wild Slovak Carpathian Mountains

An authentic family winter activity week in the stunning Slovak Carpathian Mountains. Experience the wilderness and authenticity of Eastern Slovakia. Enjoy snowshoeing, learn the basics of cross country skiing, winter walking, downhill skiing, dog sledding and much more.

- A great mixture of winter activities  
- Medieval Levoca and the Levoca Mountains, UNESCO
- Explore the national park of Slovak Paradise
- Slovakian High Tatras, the highest mountains of the Carpathians

Trip code: FCW

8 days in country: Slovakia, Poland

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Price: / 8 days, €995 - €1155
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The Story of this trip

During this week you will experience an authentic family winter holiday in Eastern Slovakia surrounded by the stunning and wild nature of the Slovak Carpathian Mountains. In the first half of the week you will be based in the medieval town of Levoca, UNESCO. This mysterious small mountain town, founded in the 12th century is a perfect base to explore the wilderness of the Levoca Mountains where you will learn the basics of cross country skiing and snowshoeing with breath taking views en-route. The mysterious atmosphere of this significant town, its history, authenticity and the beauty of the surrounding nature is a unique experience.

A great experience is a gentle walk across the national park of Slovak Paradise located south of Levoca. Here you can fully enjoy walking through deep canyons, admire an amazing world of frozen waterfalls or even explore ruins of the Carthusian monastery founded in the 13th century.

For more great adventures we then take a short transfer to the Tatras Mountains that form the natural border between Slovakia and Poland. The High Tatras are the highest mountains of the entire Carpathian arc and here you can enjoy skiing on the sunny side of the Tatras. Experience a ride on a dog sledge in the Polish Tatras followed by relaxation in outdoor thermal pools. Where else can you experience such diversity and authenticity in just one week? In wild Slovakia you can.

Itinerary in brief

DAY 1: Medieval Levoca
Fly to one of the suggested airports, then transfer to the medieval mountain town of Levoca, UNESCO.

DAY 2: Cross country skiing
Nordic skiing in the Levoca Mountains with views of the High Tatras and Spissky Castle, the biggest castle in Central-Eastern Europe, then sightseeing in Levoca.

DAY 3: Snowshoeing
A full day of snowshoeing in the Levoca Hills with stunning panoramic views en-route.

DAY 4:Winter walk in Slovak Paradise
Walking in the national park of Slovak Paradise, famous for its long canyons, a world of frozen waterfalls and a Carthusian monastery, then drive to High Tatras.

DAY 5: Dogsledding and thermal pools
A day trip to Poland. Experience dogsledding in the Polish Tatras and relaxation in thermal pools.

DAY 6: Skiing in Tatranska Lomnica
A full day of downhill skiing or snowboarding on the highest and longest slopes in the Tatras.

DAY 7: At leisure
Free day for optional activities. Choose from skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or you can visit castles, caves, thermal pools and more.

DAY 8: End
After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly home.


Day by day itinerary   

DAY 1: Medieval Levoca
Fly to one of the suggested airports, then transfer to the medieval mountain town of Levoca, UNESCO. Levoca was founded in the area of the Slavonic settlements after the Tatar invasion in 1242. It was declared the capital of the province of the Spis Saxons by King Stephen V. in 1271. Economic development of the town was influenced by the privileges granted to the town, the most important of which was the right of storage. In 14th and 15th centuries there was immense capital accumulated in Levoca and the town became the medieval Central European trading centre. The wealth of the burghers of the royal free town is demonstrated by the well-preserved extensive construction of the sacral, representative fortification and prestige buildings. You meet your guide at the hotel located right in the historical centre of this amazing mountain town and join the briefing about the programme for the next 7 days.

Overnight in: Levoca
Meals included: none

DAY 2: Cross-country skiing and downhill sledding
In the morning we take a short transfer (10 minutes) to Levoca Mountains for a day of cross-country skiing and downhill sledding. We start at the altitude of approximately 1000 metres above sea level near the typical mountain village of Uloza where there is a cross-country area with several circular groomed trails that provide perfect conditions for cross-country. The views from the trails are stunning and in clear day you can admire the beauty of the majestic peaks of the High Tatras or even the Spissky Castle, the biggest medieval castle in Central-Eastern Europe. Your guide will teach you and your children the basics of this sport. After lunch we swap cross country skis for sledges and we can fully enjoy downhill sledding using snow sliders on any of the hills around you. Great fun for the whole family.

In the afternoon we return back to Levoca and with a local guide dressed as Levoca´s white Lady we go sightseeing to explore the highlights of the historical centre of the town including the towns museum and St. James church with the highest wooden alter in the world, creator of which was Master Paul, a medieval carver and sculptor. Nowdays Levoca is among the most beautiful and authentic historical town reserves with well-preserved architectonical profiles of the medieval town. Levoca and the nearby Marianska Hora Hill are also the most important pilgrimage sites, and not only within Slovakia. On 3 October 2005, Levoca and Marianska Hora were chosen by delegates from the European Association of Marian Pilgrimage Sites to become an association member. Mariánska Hora has thus been included among such world pilgrimage sites as Lourdes, Mariazell, Czenstochowa and Fatima.

Overnight in: Levoca
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

DAY 3: Snowshoeing
After breakfast we take a short transfer (approx.10km, 15min) to the Levocska Dolina valley, the gate to the Levoca Mountains, once a strictly guarded military area of the Czechoslovakian and Russian Red Army. Today the beauty of the Levoca Mountains, the secrets of defunct villages in this former military area, Levocska Dolina valley and other attractions are magnets for tourists. You will find alpine meadows, deep forests and many mineral springs. This densely populated area with beautiful nature together with mystery and legends is also home to very rare fauna and flora including all of the large predators such as the brown bear, the Carpathian wolf and lynx. Together with our guide we have the opportunity to explore a number of old settlements, walk across alpine meadows and ridges reaching a height of up to 1225m from which there are amazing panoramic views. In the late afternoon we return to our hotel. Approx. walking 4 hours, 10 km.

Overnight in: Levoca
Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch

DAY 4: Winter walk in Slovak Paradise NP
After breakfast we drive south (25min, 20km) to explore the national park of Slovak Paradise, one of the nine parks on the territory of the mountainous Slovakia. This area is a real paradise for nature lovers and provides amazing conditions for adventures of all kinds. This area is home to the highest concentration of gorges and canyons in the entire Carpathian arc. The canyon of Prielom Hornadu is almost 12 km long and walking through its passages is an experience of a lifetime. The area is full of waterfalls that in the winter turn into magical formations. More than 350 caves provide unforgettable experiences from which the most famous is the Dobsinska Ice Cave, which is also a world heritage site. With the highest level of biodiversity in Europe, the Kopanecke meadows contain up to 75 types of flowers per square meter during the summer months. It is also home to more than 2000 butterfly species and as in Levoca Mountain, you can also find brown bear, lynx, wolf, wild cat, but also chamois and many other rare spacious. During our approximately 5 hour / 10 km walk we will explore this amazing area. A perfect spot for our packed lunch is the ruins of the Carthusian monastery hidden in the heart of the park. In the late afternoon we transfer (30min, 35km) to the High Tatras, which is our home for the next 4 nights.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch

DAY 5: Dogsledding and thermal pools
A full day in the neighbouring Poland. This morning you transfer (1h, 50km) to the Polish Tatras. Here we have a chance to experience dog sledging, a unique winter activity, which is enjoying increasing popularity by both young and old. Beautiful snow-covered meadows beneath the High Tatras offer ideal conditions for mushers and fans of dog sledding. At the beginning, our professional mushers teach the principles of controlling the dog sled and give you a first ride. Later on you can try to ride your own dog sledge. Later we visit a thermal water park in the Polish Tatras where there are outdoor and indoor thermal pools, saunas, jacuzzis, a wellness centre and other attractions. In the late afternoon we return to Tatranska Lomnica.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: breakfast

DAY 6: Skiing in Tatranska Lomnica
After breakfast we head to one of the longest slopes in Tatranska Lomnica to enjoy downhill skiing. Ski from an altitude of 2,196m above sea level through Lomnicke sedlo, down a 6 km-long piste to Tatranska Lomnica. Lomnicke sedlo and the new wide ski slopes from Skalnate pleso down to Tatranska Lomnica offer fantastic skiing on the sunny side of High Tatras, made possible by the new snow- making system and new chairlifts, a guarantee of great skiing. A ride in the suspension cable car to Lomnickýštít peak (2,634m) for stunning panoramic views provides another unforgettable experience. The resort offers suitable slopes for children, beginners as well as black runs for experienced skiers.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: breakfast

DAY 7: At leisure
Free day for optional activities. Choose from skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or you can visit castles, caves, thermal pools and more. Your guide will be there to assist with anything you might need.

Overnight in: Tatranska Lomnica
Meals included: breakfast

DAY 8: End
After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly home.

Availability

Departures available to individual passengers, private groups and tour operators.
It is possible to book any date between December and March, however we have listed below some recommended dates.

Dates 2015 (guided groups without flights)

Start

End

Trip status

Adult

Child

Sun 27 Dec

Sun 3 Jan

Guaranteed

1298 EUR

1168 EUR

Dates 2016 (guided groups without flights)

Start

End

Trip status

Adult

Child

Sun 7 Feb

Sun 14 Feb

Guaranteed

1155 EUR

995 EUR

Sun 14 Feb

Sun 21 Feb

Guaranteed

1155 EUR

995 EUR

 

What is included

- 7 nights accommodation in 3*hotel/ guest house
- 7 breakfasts, 3 packed lunches
- All activities as per itinerary
- All transfers to / from activities as per itinerary
- Guide services

What is not included

- Flights
- Airport transfers on days 1 and 8.
- Ski pass (estimated cost €20 - €30)

Trip status explanation

Available: Book your place today.

Guaranteed to run: Holiday is guaranteed to run and we recommend to go ahead to book flights.

Limited Space: Holiday is guaranteed to run with only few more spaces left.

Closed: Holiday is fully booked or unavailable.
 

WANT DIFFERENT ITINERARY OR PRIVATE DEPARTURE?

If you want to change this itinerary or need a private departure for your group
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventuretravel.com

We can tailor most of our tours based on your needs, budget and preferred activities. Give us a go!

 

 

Photos

Images Carpathian Winter Family Adventure.

Practical Information

Start
Levoca, Slovakia

End
Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Flights
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flight to one of the following airports Kosice, Poprad.

Other airports: Krakow, Bratislava or Vienna.

Airport transfers
If you require a private transfer from the airport to your hotel do not hesitate to request this at the time of your booking. Discounted private transfers are available to all passengers booking AYGO holidays.

Activity level
Easy to Moderate

Group size
Guided departure: Min 4, Max 16

Age
Min 6.

Land only
Land Only includes everything except international flights.

Accommodation  
All of our tours are based and operated on a twin/double-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation such as friends, family
members, or work colleagues. On this tour we are able to offer customers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room for each night of the tour.

Hotel Plan    
Day 1: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 2: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 3: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 4: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 5: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 6: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 7: Hotel/Guest House 3*

Group leader
This trip will be led by a professional English speaking guide.  

Local currency  
Slovakia: Euros
Poland: Zloty

Budgeting for your tour
The below excursions or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants and the type of establishment.

Cost of local service/activities: -

Travel insurance
It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance and it is your responsibility to obtain a policy that covers all activities included in your chosen holiday, as well as medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury.

Visa Requirements
An entry visa is not required by citizens of EU, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ. Citizens from any other country should confirm all visa-related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.  

Private groups
We are able to arrange private departures for the vast majority of our small group tours. Private departures are available to individual clients who do not wish to mix with others. Private departures follow the same itinerary on a date that suits you best and there are no minimum numbers in order to run your holiday. If you are interested in booking a private departure please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you have any questions regarding this holiday
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventuretravel.com

 

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