If you’re not a hiker, there are plenty of shorter routes to leave the heel unblistered. Ask for maps or recommendations at any of the tourist offices.
Štrbské pleso–Popradské pleso A scenic stroll between two lakes that takes less than two hours. On the way you’ll pass the Symbolic Cemetery, a memorial garden to those who died in the Tatras.
Biela voda–Chata pri Zelenom please Takes a little under 3 hours, and it ends on a high, with beautiful mountain panoramas around the chalet.
Kriváň peak When you’ve got your mountain legs, hike up this high, hook-nosed peak (2495m – a hike for summer only), beloved of Slovak Romantic poets. It’s one of the highest mountains in the Tatras and the walk takes a full day. You can start from Štrbské pleso and follow the red trail towards Podbanské. Peruse our safety tips before starting out.