The Pilgrim Route in Slovakia

Slovakia

Holiday overview

Destination

Slovakia


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Available all year


Price

£ 559 pp


Duration

6 nights


This is a walking and cultural trip through the wilderness of beautiful landscapes and immense forest in the heart of the Carpathian moutain ranges. As well as the tranquil natural surroundings, you will have chance to see some of Slovakia’s interesting historical and cultural sites.

This is a walking and cultural trip through the wilderness of beautiful landscapes and immense forest in the heart of the Carpathian moutain ranges. As well as the tranquil natural surroundings, you will have chance to see some of Slovakia’s interesting historical and cultural sites with visits to Kosice, Levoca and the UNESCO classified Spissky Hrad.

 

This pilgrim way to Compostela in Slovakia (Jakubska Cesta) is one of the lesser known pilgrim routes, but has well way-marked trails, signed with the familiar red shell seen along the other pilgrim routes.

Without the busy trails and away from the throngs of other pilgrims encountered on the more well-trodden of the Camino routes , this walk has the feel and atmosphere of a true pilgrimage.

 

Price:

£559  per person, based on 2 people sharing a room

£90  single supplement

 

Included:

6 nights accommodation in 2 and 3 star hotels

6 breakfasts

6 dinners

5 picnic lunches

Local English speaking guide (you can choose whether to walk alone or with the guide)

Route notes & maps

Luggage transfers

Local back up

 

Not Included:

Arrival and departure transfers, drinks, personal expenses.

 

Depending on the airport arrivals/ departures, we can arrange transfers for you, please ask for prices.

 

When to go:

Groups of 4 or more people can begin on any day, between 1st June and 30th September.

 

For bookings of less than 4 people, several departure dates possible :

13th – 19th June 2015

11th – 17th July 2015

3rd – 14th August 2015

5th – 11th September 2015

 

We can  include extra nights to walk in the Slovenski Raj National Park or High Tatras mountains. For these extensions, no local guide is provided but route notes and maps are provided.

Please ask for details.

Day 1: The East of Slovakia
Arrival in Kosice. Visit the second town of Slovakia with its beautiful gothic cathedral, the most Eastern in Europe. See the traditional town Centre and colourful market.

 

Day 2 : Through the Carpates forests

From the very beginning of the walk the atmosphere is noticeably tranquil. The Compostela path takes you along well defined trails through beautiful forest abundant with wildlife.

5h/5h30 walk – Level : +460 / -360

 

Day 3: To Kojsovska summits

Today, the path combines forests and summits and offers magnificent panoramas to the walker. Small wood oratories reminds us that we are on the Jakubska Cesta.

5h30 walk- Level : +600 / – 745

 

Day 4: The Hunger Valley

We are in thevery heart of traditional Slovakia now. The itinerary take us from villages to valleys, where we discover the daily life of the inhabitants in Biela Skala and Dubrava.

8h00 walk -Level : +1100 / -1100

 

Day 5: Medieval fortifications and churches, Unesco heritage

Today you experience some of Slovakias cultural offerings; from the frescoes of the church Saint Esprit to the Spissky hrad fortifications, the walk reveals to us the history of Grande Moravie and the Tatars invasions. Overnight in the fortified city of Spisska kapitula.

4h30/5h walk-Level : +660 / -500

 

Day 6: The Levoca church of Santiago

A beautiful walk on the highlands today with scenic views over the High Tatras. We cross Jerusalmen de Spiss before reaching the Marianska Hora sanctuary and walking on to discover Levoca and its treasures.

5h/5h30 walk-Level : + 370 / -390

 

Day 7: Departure

End of the trip this morning following breakfast.

 

If you would like to extend your stay we can take you to the High Tatras National Park , the Slovensky raj- Slovakia Paradise.

Please ask for details and costs.