Tatras in Slovakia

Bear watching tour in the the High Tatras in Slovakia. Expert guides and rangers lead the bear project. Participants track not only bears, but also wolves and wildcats, etc.

Bear and wolf watching in Slovakia

The Tatra Mountains: a beautiful and yet little known gem, right at the heart of Europe, less than an hour’s drive from Poprad international airport. A paradise of unspoilt countryside with a great diversity of native wildlife, including much that has long-since disappeared from most of Western Europe.

Here you can walk in wolf country, learn the ways of bears, see signs of lynx, photograph chamois and marmots on alpine meadows and watch for eagles hunting above the scenic Carpathian forests.

Western Tatras, Slovakia I

Wildlife photography from the Slovakian Tatras. See also Slovakia Galleries

Wikipedia

The Western Tatras (Slovak: Západné Tatry; Polish: Tatry Zachodnie) are mountains in theTatras, part of the Carpathian Mountains, located on the Polish-Slovak borders. The mountains border the High Tatras in the east. In Slovakia, they are partially located in the traditional regions of Liptov and Orava.

Wildlife watching in the Tatras

Relaxing, calm holiday connected with trekking is the right choice for animal and nature lovers. According to your choice accommodation will be arranged at the hotel or traditional Slovak wooden „koliba“ a mountain hut right in heart of the area. Local hunter will guide you to follow the footsteps of wild animals – mountain goats, wild boars, deers and if lucky also a bear, wolf, linx or an eagle. You will have a chance to admire beauty of the Slovak nature by walking through forest path, hillsides and valleys. Your reward would be a good sleep in the arms of nature, fresh air and unforgettable momories.

Wild Wonders of Europe

Imagine a place where it can rain or snow anytime; where avalanches, falling rocks and lightnings can be a threat any moment. Slopes with a cover of dwarf pines so thick you cannot walk through. Valleys where you can hike for the whole day and meet nobody. And thousands of hectares of old, beautiful forest: millions of trees of Spruce, Arolla pine, Ash, Larch and Fir. Forests, where the dead wood give birth to new generations of plants and animals; where the wind and the Bark beetle destroy the weak, unnaturally coetaneous and monospecific forest and thus give space for biodiversity. And again, high waterfalls, blue alpine lakes, deep canyons and secret gullies. A place for bears, wolves, lynx, chamois, capercaillies and eagles. A real wilderness. In the very heart of Europe.

Tracking brown bears in Slovakia

Account of tracking brown bears in Slovakia’s High Tatras. The High Tatras are the highest part of the Carpathian mountain range. Current estimates reckon there are about 800 brown bears in the High Tatras. Thanks to enlightened protection policies in the 1930s and the creation of Tatra national park in 1948, the bears here have survived, while in the rest of Europe the were decimated by hunting.

Walking in the High Tatras (Amazon)

For the keen walker this excellent guide offers an area which is both less well-know and a challenge. As well as the High Tatras, this second edition covers the neighbouring White Tatras in Slovakia and the Western Tatras in Poland. Colin Saunders has wide experience of walking in many parts of Britain and is a member of the Outdoor Writer’s Guild, while Renata Narozna was born and bred there. Together they provide a detailed insight into the possibilities for walking at every level.’ (The Keswick Reminder / August 2006) ‘The book is an example of what a good guidebook should be, crammed with useful information. In addition to the routes, it describes the history, flora and fauna, weather, planning, safety, accommodation, etc. Though, it is all in one mountain area, the book correctly describes separately the Polish and Slovak Tatras.

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