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Zamkovského Chata

It was summer, but we were still rubbing our hands together to keep the circulation going whenever we had to remove our gloves to study the map. A cold wind was blowing belated flurries of snow down from 2500m peaks … Continue reading

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Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

For a good six months of the year, the snow piles so high against the timber walls of Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso that it rather resembles a giant igloo than a mountain lodge. Abutting the rugged lakeshore of Popradské Pleso, this hotel … Continue reading

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Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

A picture, you see, is often worth a thousand words – or more. Who wouldn’t want to stay here, with this sensational view of jagged mountains rearing up above you, scarred with waterfalls and part-coated in snow? I turned up … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 4: Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso to Pribylina

The final day of the Tatranská Magistrala trail begins on the shores of Popradské Pleso, surrounded somewhat ampitheatrically by sheering 2500m + peaks. The route by which you came down on stage 3 of the trail lies across from you on … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 3: Zamkovského Chata to Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

Zamkovského Chata is your recommended stopover between stage 2 and 3. This is a long day’s walk: you should allow 6.5 to 7 hours all told. Head back up through the woods from the chata on the green path to … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 2: Chata Pri Zelenom Plese to Zamkovského Chata

Time: Via Red Route to Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours; Via Yellow/Green/Blue Route to Zamkovského Chata: 3.5 Hours; Teryho Chata Out-and-Back From Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours with 30-minute Break for Refreshments at Teryho Chata Wakey wakey. This is the toughest day … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 1: Ždiar to Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

Ždiar, as mentioned in Englishmaninslovakia’s introduction to hiking the Tatranská Magistrala, is the best starting point for beginning the walk. It’s a beautiful village below the lovely Bela Tatras, with many examples of the Goral architecture (the Goral people are a … Continue reading

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Hiking Slovakia’s Tatranská Magistrala

    E ver PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED ON OUR NEW SITE, WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK Ever since moving to Slovakia, hiking its most renowned mountain trail, which traverses the entire length of the Tatras mountain range, was … Continue reading

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Penzión Plesnivec, Poprad

Sometimes, you want to get back from your hike, bike or climb in the mountains and crash in a good, sturdy, cosy room with a thunderous hot shower and the promise of a hot meal and traveller camaraderie. You don’t … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to Linger in Poprad

  P     op     is PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED – FOR THE LATEST ON POPRAD RESTAURANTS PLEASE GO TO WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK gateway to the High Tatras. Whether you’re coming here by road … Continue reading

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