Walking in the Tatras National Park
The National Park of the Tatras (TANAP) is a recognised UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this rugged series of towering granite peaks form a natural border with Poland and are Slovakia’s premier walking attraction.
The Tatras Mountains are shorter and narrower than those in the Alps and with 25 peaks standing over 2,500m the Park offers some fantastic walking trails. The High Tatras Mountains are the highest part of the Carpathian Range and provide you with a variety of excellent walking trails and footpaths including the notable Tatranska Magistrala Trail. This pristine wilderness is also home to brown bears, and the Slovakian High Tatras is one the best paces to see these magnificent creatures in Europe.
Lying along the Polish border the jagged peaks of the Tatra reach their highest with views of turquoise lake, deep wooded valleys and waterfalls, they are best accessed from the town of Zakapone in southern Poland which is characterised by its own style of timber architecture inspired by the surrounding mountains.