Popular, technically undemanding hike from Tatranská Polianka to the Mountain Hotel Sliezsky dom.Starting point for our hike is in Tatranská Polianka, where we can easily get by tram or park our car at a small parking lot right by the road. Right next to the main road to the left of the digital gallery Poliankovo, we have an arrow pointing us in the direction of our trip today. The average time to climb the mountain hotel is 2,10 h. ( ). We’ll get there by a forrest path that is partially in the woods and partially with views. There is also an asphalt road leading to the Sliezsky dom, which is longer – 6,8 km. It also serves as a cycling path. First we start on the asphalt road and after a short time we can switch to forest path. This is repeated twice, then we only follow the green marked trail ( ) in the forest. After approximately 1 h we will get out of the forest and come across the asphalt road again to a juncton Velický Most. A wooden gazebo awaits us here, where we can refresh ourselves and rest. We continue 0,55 h more ( ) along a stone and forest path, crossing the stream several times over wooden bridges with a view of Gerlach up to a junction Velická Poľana. From here it is only 0,15h to the Sliezsky dom, but this following section is steeper. We can see the destination of our journey, but it takes a while to reach it. On the Velická Poľana junction, there is also a trail that leads to Nový Smokovec 2h ( ), if we wanted to return in another way. Sliezsky dom is the starting point for many hiking trails, for example, we can go to the a saddle Poľský hrebeň, peak Východná Vysoká, through the saddle Prielom to Zbojnícka chata. Through Sliezsky dom leads also the red trail Tatranská Magistrála to Hrebienok or in the other direction to Ostrva and Popradské pleso. The more adventurous ones can go with a mountain guide to peaks Gerlach or Bradavica. We end our hike here, but we can enjoy the views of Velické pleso, which we can walk around, admire Velický Waterfalland surrounding peaks – the Gerlach massif, Velická and Granátova walls, a bit lower back to the valley also the Slavkovský štít.
At 1,670 metres above sea level, Sliezsky dom is the highest-altitude mountain hotel in Slovakia, offering the full range of services to its guests. Located directly under Gerlach, the highest mountain summit in Slovakia. The Sliezsky dom mountain hotels has a unique location and offers the full range of services to satisfy even the most […]
The tarn is situated in Velická dolina at an altitude of 1665,5 m. Near the tarn is a Mountain hotel Sliezsky dom. The best ways to get to Velické pleso are from Tatranská Polianka (asphalt road or hiking trail 2:00 h.), from Starý Smokovec (yellow trail 2:20 h.) and from Hrebienok (red trail 1h. 55 […]
The peak is situated between the saddles Poľský hrebeň and Prielom. The name of the peak describes its location to the other peaks and provides beautiful views from the top. The most frequent starting point of the track is from southern foothills – Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Polianka. The starting point from the north is […]
Velická dolina is a 6 km long terraced valley, situated below the eastern slopes of the massive gorge of Gerlachovský štít (2654.4 m) – the highest peak of the High Tatras with a characteristic cauldron on its southern slope. Above the first rocky terrace next to the tarn Velicke pleso stands a popular mountain hotel […]