An active holiday with our neighbours
Białka Tatrzańska is located less than 12 kilometres from the Slovakian border. On the other side of the Tatra Mountains, there are many attractions for people who love active holidays. Across our southern border, you will find many valuable historical buildings and places where the common history of Poland and Slovakia is revealed. Below, you will find descriptions of trips we recommend.
THE TREETOP WALKWAY
The Treetop Walkway is located in the heart of a species-diverse forest of the Pieniny National Park. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the uniqueness of the nature of Spiš Magura and the panorama of the Tatras in all its glory (from the Belianske Tatra Mountains through the High Tatras to the Western Tatras), as well as the Podtatrze regions - Orwa, Podhale, Spiš and Liptov.
Over 600-metre pathway will guide visitors through the forest, where many different surprises and curiosities await them.
POPRADSKÉ PLESO LAKE
Mountain Hostel Popradské Pleso and Majlátha Mountain Hostel are located at the shores of the lake. Every year in early autumn, Tatranská horská služba (the Tatra Mountain Service, Slovakian mountain rescue organisation) celebrates its festival by the lake and rescuers demonstrate their skills on the mountainside of Ostrva.
There is a 1.3 km long tourist trail around the lake. It leads, among others, to the Tatra Symbolic Cemetery at the foot of Ostrva.
You can reach Popradské Pleso by bike by the access road to the hostel from the main road cesta Slobody (Freedom Road).
THE MONUMENTS OF THE SLOVAKIAN SPIŠ
Białka → Spišská Belá → Kežmarok - the pearl of the Tatras. You will visit the wooden articular church (UNESCO), the Basilica, the Holy Cross church and the 15th-century Kežmarok Castle - the only fully preserved castle in the Spiš region → Spišská Kapitula - you can visit the late Romanesque St. Martin’s cathedral from the 13th century (UNESCO). On the way you will see travertine hills → Spiš Castle - the largest 12th century castle site in Central Europe (UNESCO), with a museum dedicated to, among others, medieval weapons → Levoča - a city called the brightest jewel in the Spiš crown with a beautiful Old Town; you will visit the Basilica of St. James with the world's tallest wooden Gothic altar, created by an apprentice of Veit Stoss.
THE MONUMENTS OF THE SLOVAKIAN SPIŠ II
Białka → Ružbachy - You will see Kráter - the largest travertine lake in Slovakia → The castle in Stará Ľubovňa (14th century). You will see interesting interiors and reconstructed rooms of the former seat of Polish Spiš starosts. From the observation deck of the Gothic tower, you will see a beautiful view of the Tatras and Trzy Korony (Three Crowns) mountain. You will surely enjoy the performance of falconers. You will have the opportunity to take a picture with a falcon on your hand. You will also be able to visit the nearby Open-air Museum, where you will see an Eastern Orthodox wooden church with a valuable iconostasis → Red Monastery (14th century); you will see outstanding works of medieval book making: the first Latin-Slovakian dictionary, the translation of the Holy Bible into the Slovakian language and a herbarium → Pontoon rafting - you will experience an amazing adventure on the waters of the Dunajec (100% safe!) → Szczawnica - you will spend your free time in the centre of the Pieniny spa town.
Białka → Poprad → Dobšinská Ice Cave (UNESCO) - visit the amazing ice cave and admire ice stalagmites, columns and waterfalls, and even corridors carved in ice → Slovak Paradise - the gorge of the Hornád river or Suchá Belá - if you are a medium-experienced, fit tourist, you will enjoy a real adventure on the most beautiful trail of the park, walking along a canyon that stretches for several kilometres; you will go up steel steps and wooden footbridges, cross hanging bridges, and climb along waterfalls on ladders and chains until you get to the Kláštorisko glade, where you can admire the panorama of the Tatra Mountains and see the ruins of a Carthusian monastery from the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Białka → Tatranská Lomnica, you can take a gondola lift to Skalnaté Pleso lake (1,751 m), to Lomnické sedlo mountain pass (2,190 m) or to Lomnica Peak (the second highest peak in the Tatra Mountains - 2,634 m) → Štrbské Pleso - you will take a walk around the second-largest lake of the Tatras, admiring the phenomenal panorama of the High Tatras, or look at the lake from the above by taking a chairlift to Solisko or bungee jumping.
Białka → Dolný Kubín → Terchová - visit the village where Jánošík the highwayman was born, and a museum dedicated to him → Vrátna Valley - you will take the cable car to Chleb (1,520 m). You can also climb the highest peak of the Lesser Fatra - Veľký Kriváň (1709 m), which offers a view of the High Tatras, Western and Low Tatras, and Lesser and Greater Fatra.
Tatralandia is the largest year-round water park in central Europe; it has an outdoor summer part and an indoor part that operates throughout the year. If you come here once, you will definitely keep coming back. Located among beautiful mountains, on the northern shore of the artificial lake Liptovská Mara, with a view of the Western Tatras. The heart of Aquapark Tatralandia is a thermal spring whose waters flow from a depth of over 2,500 m, with a temperature of 60.7°C. Healing thermal water that fills the pools is one of the special types of water in Liptov. Its component is the water from the sea from the Paleolithic period, which filled the Liptov Basin 40 million years ago. Mineral water in Tatralandia has therapeutic effects on the motor and respiratory system.
ON RAINY DAYS - AROUND THE TATRAS
Białka → Liptovský Mikuláš → Demänovská Cave of Liberty (UNESCO), one of the most beautiful in Europe → Orava castle (13th century), the largest castle in Slovakia, built on a 112-metre-high rock → Tvardosin → Trstená → Sucha Hora → Zakopane - Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima on Krzeptówki → Sromowce.