HF Holidays takes a hike in Slovak Tatras in 2022
by Steve Hartridge
Walking and activities holiday specialist HF Holidays is offering a new tour to the Tatras, a mountain range that forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland.
The seven-night tour, called 'Summits & Tarns’, will see clients led by a guide as they explore trails through the Tatras, known for its many mountain ridges and panoramas, spectacular tarns, quaint villages and endless stretches of diverse landscapes.
Highlights will include exploring three wild and mountainous national parks in five days, riding on electric trains to access the high Tatras region, drifting on wooden rafts through the longest canyon in middle Europe on the river Dunajec and enjoying the hospitality of the local Goral peoples and discovering their culture and traditions. Dining options include a traditional folklore Slovak restaurant, with live gypsy music.
Along the way they can look out for animals such as the Tatra Chamois, red deer, fox and, if on a guided tour of the areas they inhabit, brown bear.
Ramy James Salameh, UK Representative for Enjoy Tatras DMC/DMO, said the tour was designed in response for growing demand for nature, wellness and active adventure style holidays.
“We are delighted to have assisted HF Holidays in the creation of their ‘Summits and Tarns’ product to the Slovak Tatras, especially during these testing times. HF’s clients can look forward to a fabulous active holiday where they will get to experience some of the best of what is still a relatively unknown part of Europe.
“Three highlights I have been lucky enough to experience in the region include soothing my aching muscles in the region’s abundant geothermal waters, summiting a mountain peak and exploring a subterranean cave network on the same day, and also floating above the canopy of a forest at the Bachledka tree-top walk having reached it on an electric mountain bike.”
Gabriela Kohuthova, Executive Director of EnjoyTatras DMC/ DMO commented: “HF Holiday’s expertise in walking adventures combined with our local knowledge, means that guests will be treated to a wonderful product introducing the Tatras Mountain region, its unique culture, flora and fauna.”
Departures are planned for July and August, with prices starting from £999p, without flights (a package with flights is also available). The deal includes accommodation at The Hotel Villa Siesta in, breakfast, two lunches and all evening meals included.