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Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia and in … read more

Slovak Paradise (Suchá Belá)

Introduction

In the last week of June I made use of the regained freedom to travel to visit the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) for the second time in this year.

Admittedly, my first article about the Slovak Paradise cannot serve as a somewhat useful account of the national park, since I marched only through a small part in the east during February as I encountered plenty of snow, … read more

Spišská Nová Ves and Slovak Paradise (Klauzy)

Introduction

Winter fades gradually into spring, the days get longer and I spent once more a short holiday in my second home Slovakia.

This time I visited the Slovak Paradise and Košice in eastern Slovakia.

Slovenský raj

The Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) is a jagged limestone plateau without one dominating mountain ridge.

The Slovak Paradise National Park, the northern edge located around ten kilometers southwards of Poprad-Tatry … read more