"Hiking in the Slovak Tatra Mountains" Strbske Pleso by swekarl

Strbske Pleso Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 55 photos

We took the car to the Slovak High Tatras and hiked for three days. This first photo is the view from our hotel room.

The trip was totally improvized, so we didn't dare to buy new shoes (in case they would hurt before we got used to them) or any other expensive equipment. Maybe we had luck or maybe three days is the upper limit for hiking in sneakers, jeans and one single backpack.

Anyway, the whole tour was awesome. On the third day we climbed Krivan, the 2494 meter high mountain that is Slovakias national symbol.

Here are the photos, the maps and some words about each day. Enjoy!

Map of the Tatras

Here you can see an overview of the Tatras, where I have drawn a line to show where we came from (southwest) and where we hiked (both Strbske Pleso and Krivan can be seen on the map). The yellow ++++++ line is the border to Poland. (We never crossed it.)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very good location to start your hike from.
  • Cons:Bad restaurants, especially for vegetarians.
  • In a nutshell:The perfect base for mountain hiking!
  • Last visit to Strbske Pleso: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 19, 2004
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