The High Tatras massif is the most spectacular site in the country. In the northeast of Slovakia, it the highest point is at Gerlach Peak which attains a height of 8,710 ft. Most of this massif has become a national park. Come in by car from Podbanske. The road crosses the massif, some sixty miles, to the Polish border. Do not forget to make the excursion to Lake Skalnaté in cable car from Tatranska Lomnica. The lake is amidst high mountains and is absolutely fabulous. You can continue the visit in cable car to the summit of Mount Lomnicky (8,633 ft). It is best early in the morning when the clouds (and crowds) have not yet invaded the setting. You should also go hiking several times from Smokovec. Different footpaths are marked out, based on their length and difficulty, and mountain bikes can be rented on site.
Located on the border of Slovakia and Poland, the High Tatras mountain range is listed as a 'biosphere reserve' by UNESCO.© Richard Semik / age fotostock;
What we call "the smallest high mountains in the world" rise to only 2,600 metres of altitude.© Richard Semik / age fotostock;
The High Tatras are home to approximately 1,300 plant species including 40 endemic ones.© Richard Semik / age fotostock;
Tourists come to take advantage of the hiking trails in summer and the ski slopes in winter.© Pavol Kmeto / age fotostock
The High Tatras are part of the Tatras National Park. Created in 1948, the park covers approximately 285 square miles of land.© ZOONAR GMBH LBRF / age fotostock