Slovakia is a small country that attracts lots of adventure tourists towards it. It doesn’t matter if you are there for a week or only a couple of days, these are some of the best things to do in Slovakia that you definitely shouldn’t miss while visiting this beautiful land.
1. Hiking from Strbskepleso to Skok waterfalls in the High Tatras
Strbskeplesso is the door to many adventurous tours in the High Tatras. Just park your car nearby and go for a hiking. It’s a neat and short tour up to the waterfalls (3 hours to and fro on the yellow marked path) and the views from the top are worth hiking. The fresh air of High Tatras is known to be very healing and curative. If your physical condition allows you then you can take a walk along the waterfalls and have a great view of them from above. You will also find crystal clear water lakes at the top.
2. Spis Castle
Once what was a magnificent castle is now lying in ruins. This castle is more than 900 years old and is among one of the biggest castles in entire
Europe. It is beautifully located in the countryside carved on a travertine rock. From the top, you can see the landscape stretching far to the horizon which will take you back in time. This castle has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site and is also included in some of the most important monuments in the world. You can spend your entire day roaming from one part to other.
3. Hiking in Slovak paradise National park
Slovak Paradise is a magical piece of land covered with thick forests and is located to the east of Slovakia. This place is full of ravines, gorges, chasms, meadows and beautiful waterfalls. Some of the most passionate hikers come here to enjoy the refreshing Walks through the narrow canyons and up the waterfalls with the help of wooden bridges, high ladders, and iron chains. There is not much elevation, but who cares about it when you have an adventure.
4. Cruise on traditional flatboats
This area is highlighted by its rich history and folk artistic heritage as well as folklore and architecture. This place presents an unforgettable memory with its rocky ridges, unspoilt scenery and repose. Pieniny is a perfect destination for kayakers and anglers and a paradise for cyclists. But the main adventure is the folk rafting in the rapids of the Dunajec River on traditional wooden rafts.
The Dunajec River has cut out a narrow gorge between the high walls of limestone with the majestic Three crowns at the center.
5. Go for a tour around Bratislava
If you want to get a feel of this lovely capital in an original and no-hassle way, the take the Old Town tour by PresporacikOldtimer! This tour will cost around 30 to 60 minutes but will give you a spectacular view of the heart of Old Bratislava. The most notable part of Bratislava includes the Town hall, St. Martin’s Cathedral and The Little Blue Church.