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1. Posted by abhinaba_n (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

hi
i am new to this forum i am from india...i will be off to bratislava for a couple of weeks ....just wanted to knw what are the trekking options in slovakia(max 2-3 days from bratislava) if anyone can help it wud be of great help....

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Hey there, just noticed this post in the Introductions forum, so moved it over the Europe forum, where it's a bit more likely to be answered.

I only ever visited the town of Bratislava and didn't do anything like trekking. What kind of level of trekking adventure are you after?

Peter

3. Posted by abhinaba_n (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

hi peter
thanks for the reply...well i am going to slovakia as a software developer will be based at bratislava as an employee of capgemini slovakia.I have read about the high tatras and slovak paradise.since i have a job out there i can only manage weekends.so i was looking for advice on short trips.i also want to have a view of the alps in the neighbouring austria,if anyone can suggest me iternaries of these places i would be hugely benefitted .since i have practically no knowledge if anyone can help me....it wud be great,,,,also u have been to bratislava u can provide me some info on that,,,,,,
thanks

4. Posted by karlyfu (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Hi,
The area- Vyoske Tatry (high tatra aka Tatra national park) is beautiful. Beautiful peaks, lakes and waterfalls. I think the higher areas are closed November- to June. So August and September good times to go... If you're planning on going now you should still be able to go but it will be colder.
You would make the town of Stary Smokovec your base camp and do short-ish (1-2 day) hikes from there. There was a great Info centre there that was really good, maps etc. it was in a shopping centre i think.
Theres camping and chalets and private rooms and hotels to stay in.
Buses from Bratislava take about 6-7 hours to Stary Smokovec, trains are a bit more complicated from what I remember.

Have fun!

if you can speak the language (I can't)- this website has the latest weather advice to check before you go-- http://www.hzs.sk/

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Not sure I can be of huge assistance. Bratislava is a nice little city. I could imagine living there quite comfortably - it didn't seem a particularly hectic place and there are a few nice areas to hang out in. On the other hand, it's doesn't bustle with excitement like Budapest or Prague might.

It's sufficiently close to a lot of other countries, for you to be able to make weekend trips quite easily. Budapest is only a couple of hours away (or less, can't remember), Vienna isn't far and nor is the Czech Republic. It's in a very nice central position in a great part of the world.

I haven't got much, but here's a few photos of Bratislava. Note this one in particular - it's a picture of the modern part of Bratislava, which is on the other side of the Danube. Totally had no idea it was there until we saw it from the castle. Quite different to the Old Town. I've got no idea what it is like over there, but it seems pretty packed! So maybe there's more livelihood down there and all the tourists are just confined to the scenic Old Town ;)