Visit Slovakia and picturesque Mala Fatra mountains covered in snow for a long weekend of winter hiking. Hike to the highest peak of the area, walk the main ridge to enjoy breathtaking views, hike through the gorge Janosikove diery with fascinating cliffs around and climb ladders along frozen waterfalls.
- hike to the highest peak
- walk with crampons through fresh snow
- climb ladders in the gorge Janosikove diery
- see beautiful landscapes from the top of the mountains
- stay in a cozy family owned guesthouse
You will be staying in a small family owned guesthouse Penzion Sagan of 3* standard, situated in the quite village of Terchova – Stefanova, situated right in-between the mountains.
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I had a fantastic time on the Mala Fatra winter hiking trip. Amazing country and friendly, helpful people... especially Martin - an expert local guide and always willing to help and answer our endless questions 🙂 The cable car up the mountain was a great start and then the scenery and adventures from there were just brilliant. The people in our group were like-minded, easy to get on with and enjoy the experience together. The accommodation also exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!
I had a great time on the Mala Fatra winter hiking tour. Martin did a great job of arranging all logistics smoothly, expertly adjusting the hiking routes in accordance with the weather conditions, and also informing us about the area and answering all our questions. All 3 of the hikes were extremely beautiful and enjoyable, and the guesthouse we stayed at was also lovely, with delicious meals and friendly staff.
Amazing holiday in the mala fatra, Martin was the perfect guide, taking into account all of the needs of the group, and making sure that we all felt safe and happy. Very relaxing, fun adventurous hikes that were varied, nice to have a local guide and learn about the area and culture for a more authentic experience. Hotel was lovely with mountain views, staff were warm and friendly, food was delicious and different. The gorge walk was magical, especially in the snow!
Went on the Mala Fatra winter hiking tour. Fantastic experience with a good variety of hikes in a beautiful setting. Martin was an excellent guide. The guest house was also very good and I felt well catered for as a vegetarian.
I got to experience a lot of fresh snow, heavy snowfall, moderate snowfall, strong wind, very strong wind and the noise it caused, silence in the middle of the snow, sunny scenery, a snowstorm where you can barely see in front of you, steep ascents, hilarious descents. Many thanks to Slovakation and Martin for a memorable winter hike in the Mala Fatra National Park. I greatly appreciate Martin’s professional approach to taking care of the right techniques to use the equipment, as well as his responsibility to take care of safety. Thank you also for the professional presentation of the region and that you showed the most impressive parts of the national park. Strongly recommend!!
What is included in this tour?
- 3 nights in ensuite twin rooms
- 3 breakfasts and dinners
- Equipment - crampons
- 1 cable car ticket
- Guiding by certified local guide
- All transfers including airport transfers
ARRIVAL AND MEETING IN KRAKOW
16:00 Meeting at the airport in Krakow and transfer to your accommodation in the village of Terchova.
HIGHEST PEAK AND THERMAL SPA
Leave the accommodation in the morning and head to local ski resort to take the cable car up the mountains to make the day easier. After getting quick almost to the top of the mountains, you will hike to the highest peak of the area – Velky Krivan. You will spend the next couple of hours walking on the main ridge of the mountains and enjoying the views all around you before going back down with a cable car.
You will visit a popular spa resort with thermal water in the afternoon after the hike.
Length: 7 km, Ascent: 300 m, Descent: 300 m, Est. walking time: 4 hrs
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Today you will hike directly from your accommodation to peak Osnica, which is a very beautiful viewpoint, however not so popular, what actually works perfect for us. You will start the day walking through a snowy forest, followed by an ascent to the top of the peak.
Length: 11 km, Ascent: 800 m, Descent: 800 m, Est. walking time: 5-6 hrs
JANOSIKOVE DIERY GORGE AND DEPARTURE
Check out from the accommodation and get ready for the last and the easiest hike through the gorge Janosikove diery.
Length: 5,5 km, Ascent: 200 m, Descent: 200 m, Est. walking time: 2,5 hrs
Arrival back to the airport at around 16:00.