"Hiking" Slovakia Things to Do Tip by GentleSpirit

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  easy trail in the High Tatras
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  • easy trail in the High Tatras - Slovakia
      easy trail in the High Tatras
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  • Ladders and chains- a bit more challenging - Slovakia
      Ladders and chains- a bit more challenging
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Because most of the country is mountainous, you are never going to be very far from good hiking.

Slovakia has a reputation for some great, though very challenging trails. Please don't be intimidated when you read reviews and websites telling you how tough some of the trails are. There are trails for all levels of expertise. You will be out hiking with the locals. They are a generally outdoorsy lot and hiking seems to be very much a family thing. You will see people of all ages and walks of life on the trails.

The most popular, or the most well known, area is the High Tatras. Slovak paradise is supposed to be some of the most awesome hiking from people I've talked to. Closer to Zilina there are the Fatras and rock climbing.

Take your pick, there are trails for every level of expertise. Make sure to wear good hiking shoes and wear proper clothing. Try not to hike alone and use your common sense.

**when hiking steep trails or trails where you need chains to get up, be very careful with how you are carrying your camera--crashing lenses against rocks is probably not very good for the lenses:)***

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2011
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