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Welcome to Tatra National Park

The Tatra National Park is situated in the heart of the Tatra mountain range in the South of Poland. The mountain range marks the border with Slovakia, and the mountain range is protected in a similar manner on the Slovakian side. This means that the whole area is one of the most unspoiled and natural places you could hope to visit, even being designated as a world biosphere reserve. Unsurprisingly, this makes it a popular place to go hiking. What is really of note is that there are marked walking routes spanning a total of 275 kilometres of the mountains so it is one of the most accessible mountain ranges in Europe as well as one of the most beautiful. Here are a few things to consider when booking your holiday in Tatra National Park with JiveHippo.travel. 

Things to Do / Must-See

Established in the 1950’s, the Tatra National Park covers nearly 21,200 hectares. For hikers, it is the pinnacle of walking experiences. This is due to its ability to cater for all abilities and fitness levels with the huge variety of hikes available. Of course, the marked tourist trails include walks that are accessible to all that don’t venture far from the beaten track. At the other end of the scale are walks designed for experienced hikers only, where safety equipment is fitted along the route. Equipment includes rope ladders, iron steps and chains to give you the helping hand you need on your route. 
One popular hike takes in the stunning turquoise green shimmering lake Morskie Oko. To reach the lake, you can take a bus from Zakopane, which will take 30 minutes to get to the start of your hike. From there, you won’t see another vehicle, since cars, buses and even bikes are not allowed. The walk takes around two hours each way, so getting to the lake and having a good look around is a day long trip. The only alternative is to take a horse drawn carriage. This will get you a bit closer, but still leave you with 2 km each way to walk. 
If you want to make sure that you don’t miss anything in the Tatra National Park, it is possible to walk the trails with a guide. Their local knowledge will ensure that you have a chance of seeing the unique flora and fauna as well as the multiple caves and water features of the landscape. Wildlife that you might catch a glimpse of includes brown bears, marmots, otters, lynx, eagles and grey wolves.
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