Our Europe Trip – Slovakia -High Tatras ( Part 6- Stary Smokovec-Hrebienok funicular )
Prefer of different fun on Stary Smokovec , adventure in the caves, swim🏊♀️🏊♀️🏊♀️ or walking at the waterfall and hiking to the mountain for fresh air. From Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok while trails are excellent for hiking and biking🚵♀️🚵♂️🚵♂️, where Hrebienok being the starting point of several high mountain routes as well as easier walks. Smell nature breath, observe butterflies flying and listen be serenaded by a chorus of insect during mountainous trips.
Of course, different seasonal has different fun experience. In winter❄☃⛄, it becomes a pristine alpine cross-country skiing or snowshoe track, exciting enough to satisfy any snow-lover. Skiing🏂🏂🏂 where day and night sledding in Hrebienok is among the best winter experiences in the Tatras. The Stary Smokovec ski center is divided into two sites: Jakubkova meadow and Hrebienok, both 600 m apart that dedicated beginners ski slopes. It caters perfectly to any level, with the first time skiing snow visitor to the experienced, for intermediates of the long and wide trails are a perfect piste are just for everyone.
If same as us not plan for skiing, we are choose easy walk to the Hrebienok from Stary Smokovec. Hrebienok, a height of 1,285 meter, not only is terraced appearance in the High Tatras, plus you can crisp snow-capped mountains🏔⛰🏔 and view the skyline of Poprad at the same time. While during winter time, a several of specialist winter favourite attractions spot on snow play area wait for us on the top of Hrebienok. The most comfortable way of getting to Hrebienok from Starý Smokovec is take the ground cabin🚋🚋🚋 cable-way with a return ticket for adults is 11€ at the weekend (9 € on weekdays). By the way, we choose for invigorating as a walk through the snow, to the top of Hrebienok, remember prepared the snow shoes as the track gets covered in a thick blanket of snow. In the winter mountain hike, because of this: you can feel the adventure even more than in the other seasons. Although the snow is thick, especially hard for walking and hike on a deep of snow land, but our heart❤ ❤❤are glad for walk on the glistening and windy of snowy. We always busy for keep our eyes👀👀👀 during hiking, we are be rewarded for view with visions of towering pine forests🌲🌲 🌲and crisp snow-capped mountains.
In this long and well-defined of hiking trail offers refreshing views, we are gaze at an impressive colour palette created by tall mountain oak and sycamore forest looming overhead, as well as natural beauties of white snow. It really comes into its beauty in the winter when it’s covered in snow❄❄❄, plus complete with the snowy Tatras🏔⛰🏔 in the background. Immerse our self in the supreme beauty of the winter scene on a foot of mountain fringed by towering oak and sycamore trees.
If you’re craving beauty of the man-made variety, view for the masterpiece of ice, on the top of Hrebienok that conduct in winter season only. Every year there is organized competition called Tatry Ice Master that emerges the best sculptor of ice figures. In front of our eye is the majestic piece of art, an bigger of the Ice sculpture with using unbelievable number of ice blocks and the magical material of glass as artistic decorations. Plus the colourful of lights use for mention the exquisite craftsmanship and establish the beauty of art. Masterpiece of ice plus the snow land and natural of mountain bring us a feeling a art of atmosphere.
Except view the art for the masterpiece of ice, winter entertainment that welcome you to joint for play in winter spot: inner tube downhill on ice and downhill on a sled. While inner tube downhill on ice is most suitable for children. But the most favorite entertainment is on which the went – downhill on a sled, which most all of the visitor would play regardless adult or children. By the way, you can borrow the sled either on foot of mountain or at the top of Hrebienok. That is fun and happy😃😃😍 for use a full day to play downhill on a sled.
At the top of Hrebienok, you can find a restaurant, a holiday home and a panoramic terrace. We enjoy for fabulous view, the spectacular mountains and valley with natural beauties of white snow. Use our eyes👀👀👀appreciate for the birds🦅🦅🦅 that freedom fly surround on the top of forest. Peaceful feeling for use our heart listen👂👂 👂and view, the beauty of untouched nature covered with a blanket of snow combined with the depth of silence in a beautiful setting to get in touch with oneself.
As we mentioned last time, you can find the restaurant at the at the foot of the mountain. So for end of our Stary Smokovec trip with enjoy a dinner in small-scale restaurant behind of the railway station. One of attract us is different authentic Slovakia cuisine of set menu: one main course and soup with price 4.5€ per set. Take a rest and relaxing for sit on chair, Ah! No idea take order for dishes and direct ask the boss recommend and prepared for it. Wow that’s nice, two different flavorful of vegetable soups🥣🥣 🥣help us stay warm and cozy after go down from winter mountain. Great good smell let our stomach feel hungry again. Simultaneously, taste good for prefect of delicious pork🐷🐷🐷 plus rice and french fries, I like the recipe for the sauce of meat🐮🐮🐮 added the soft of bread🍠🍠🍠. Although we are first time taste authentic Slovakia cuisine, but we satisfying and like to savour these wonderful dishes. Let us happiness and enjoy a delicious of dinner.