AQUAPARK, TOURISM, CYCLING, ATTRACTIONS
AquaCity Poprad – Water paradise under the High Tatras
Throughout the year, you can enjoy perfect relaxation and rest in the most beautiful thermal Aquapark, AquaCity Poprad. Thermal water is pumped from a 1300 m deep borehole and includes 20 different health beneficial minerals. Enjoy great entertainment at 13 outdoor and indoor thermal pools with water temperature 30-38 ° C. The total water area in the aqua park is 3,500 square meters and the capacity of the entire complex serves up to seven thousand visitors. AquaCity Poprad is exceptional especially its water, which comes from geothermal springs below the water park. Crystal clear water throughout the pool complex maintains its quality thanks to it being cleaned 6 times per day and filtered 2 times a day.
Water. Purification is done using an ultraviolet technique, which in turn uses less chlorine which is better for your skin and also the environment. Water quality and approach to environmental protection is evidenced by the award for AquaCity Poprad – the most eco-friendly resort in the world. It is possible to relax the whole year round in the outdoor sitting area or relaxing by the pool, where you can find water beads, massage jets, water mushroom, or swinging bell or you can swim in the outdoor reconditioning swimming pool for active athletes with a length of 33 meters. Luxury thermal pools Blue Diamond with beverage bars and many water attractions, whirlpools, massage jets and water jets are the perfect place to relax. Relaxation pools Blue Sapphire are unique not only by the range of services offered, but as well as a contribution to environmental protection. Relaxation pools with water temperature 30-35 °C offer a variety of water and air massages, water pearl deck chairs and seats, water jets, special lights for chromotherapy – light therapy, equipment for artificial waves and other attractions.
A great stay at AquaCity Poprad is every evening ended by the exceptional 3D laser show in the Blue Sapphire pools that has no equivalent across Europe. The laser show at AquaCity demonstrates the possibility of using the most technologically advanced laser projector. Live animated 3D images floating in the air creates mysterious theatre and an unforgettable experience. In the complex there are 2 indoor water slides and water paradise Mayan pyramid, open during the summer months, with a rafting tube, 2 fast slides, Kamikaze and wide Family slide.
The smallest visitors can have fun in seven different playgrounds. A new outdoor summer area offers space for more active visitors, three sand courts are perfect for beach volleyball and football with family and friends and also in the immediate vicinity of the courts is a sandy beach with sun beds and umbrellas and beverage beach bar with a wide selection of soft drinks and mixed drinks. In the sea of entertainment under the Tatras explorers can discover a children’s pool, Treasure Island. In the spirit of one of the most popular works of history, a pool has been built in the style of an exotic bay, which also includes a shipwreck with slides and water slides. A stay in AquaCity Poprad can also be used for relaxation combined with wellness treatments in the Vital world Fire & Water Spa & Wellness Centre. In an area of over 1590 m2 a vital world full of contrasts in the sign of the elements of fire and water can be found. These elements are the symbol of a new wellness centre and divided into a private party zone, where you can find different types of saunas and inhalation rooms, a ceremonial sauna, private zone, rooms for taking a rest on waterbeds and a unique 14 m Vital Bar with a trendy offer of cocktails and meals.
During the summer months the High Tatras region is visited by over 1.3 million visitors who either relax, discover or gain strength in the wonderful region over one or more days. The High Tatras offers holidaymakers many opportunities for active recreation such as easier and more demanding hiking. A unique experience is a trip by cable car to the top of the High Tatras. The best view from our mountains will be enjoyed by all ages. In the territory of TANAP approximately 600 km of marked paths are located that lead you to the most interesting tourist spots in the High Tatras. Hiking paths crossing valleys allows climbing to the Tatras mountain huts, to some difficult or some less difficult to reach the Tatras peaks or as transit through the Tatra valleys. All hiking paths are marked (red, blue, green, yellow) and designed for the movement of visitors in the Tatra National Park.Objavte a spoznajte Vysoké Tatry všetkými zmyslami. Opustite každodenný stereotyp dnešnej uponáhľanej doby a naučte sa znovu objavovať prirodzenosť našej úchvatnej krajiny. Vysoké Tatry sú jedinečným miestom na zemi s 25-timi štítmi vyššími ako 2 500 metrov n. m., unikátnymi ľadovcovými plesami, chránenými rastlinami a ojedinelou faunou. Naše tatranské hory doprajú vášmu telu i mysli tu pravú harmóniu s prírodou. Počas letných mesiacov navštívi región Vysoké Tatry vyše 1,3 milióna návštevníkov, ktorí oddychujú a načerpávajú sily v nádhernom regióne počas jedného alebo viacerých dní. Vysoké Tatry ponúkajú dovolenkárom veľa možností pre aktívny odpočinok ako ľahšiu či náročnejšiu turistiku. Jedinečným zážitkom je výlet lanovkami na vrcholy Vysokých Tatier. Najkrajší výhľad z našich veľhôr si užijú všetky vekové kategórie. Na území TANAPu sa nachádza približne 600 km značkovaných chodníkov, ktoré dovedú turistov k najzaujímavejším miestam Vysokých Tatier. Turistické chodníky prechádzajúce dolinami umožňujú výstupy na tatranské chaty, niektoré náročné aj menej náročné tatranské vrcholy ako aj prechody cez tatranské sedlá. Všetky turistické chodníky, určené pre pohyb návštevníkov v Tatranskom národnom parku sú vyznačené značkami (červená, modrá, zelená, žltá).
Cycle around the Region of the High Tatras around over 300 km of marked cycle routes of various difficulty levels which are tailored for everybody – families with children, lovers of mountain and road cycling, experienced sportsmen as well as cycling beginners.Flat routes at the foothills, steep ascents to the highest peaks, the main cycle route that runs almost around the whole foothills of the High Tatras.
The tradition of boating on tarns of Štrbské pleso and Nové Štrbské pleso is more than 130 years old. The boating on Štrbské pleso was restored on 5th July 2008, after 25 years. The tarn was “unlocked” and you can thus admire a beautiful view of Mt. Solisko and enjoy the calm surface of this unique tarn. It was even trying to become one of the seven new wonders of the world.
There are 22 stylish rowing boats made of wood and 1 sports rowing boat at disposal, all prepared at a new pier with a beautiful view of the Tatra peaks.
BOBSLEIGH TRACK, MOUNTAIN SCOOTERS, ROPE PARKS, SUMMER TUBING
SKIING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWBOARD, SLEDGING
Tatranská Lomnica Heart of skiers – Lomnické sedlo
Enjoy sunny skiing in Lomnické sedlo, where the starting point begins at the centre of the High Tatras – Tatranská Lomnica. The highest located and the steepest slope in Lomnické sedlo 2190 m a. m., will satisfy even the most demanding skiers. 1300 meters elevation, 5-months snow guaranteed the most modern chair lifts and cable cars and widened slopes guarantee a great experience on a first-class 6.5 km slope with a width of up to 60 m. The centre also offers nearly 6 km of slopes for less experienced skiers, families with children will especially appreciate it. Lomnické sedlo by its attractiveness attracts not only skiers, but also free riders, adrenaline lovers and individualists.
Starý Smokovec – a comfortable lift to Hrebienok, day and night sledging are among the best winter experience. Jakubkova luka with its easy ski track is a centre optimal for beginner skiers. Hrebienok is the most popular place for winter hiking to Cold Creek Waterfalls or the alpine huts. Inexperienced skiers can be found in the Starý Smokovec – Hrebienok centre or Jakubkova lúka. A popular attraction is sledging down the 2.5 km lit tracks from Hrebienok to Stary Smokovec. If you want to learn to ski or teach your children how to ski, a professional team of instructors at the ski school offer lessons even for complete beginners. High Tatras Centre Starý Smokovec is an ideal start for winter hiking to alpine huts or waterfalls.
Highest Tatra village Štrbské Pleso offers on the southern slopes of Predné Solisko 9 km of easy and intermediate ski slopes which are popular especially by families with children and advanced skiers. High Tatras – Štrbské Pleso allows its visitors to use the ski services, ski and snowboard rentals, and a ski school for beginners. Štrbské Pleso is attractive for its excellent skiing conditions with great slalom runs, downhill or cross-country skiing, with high standard services. Skiers can enjoy this winter season – 9 km of ski slopes and for cross-country skiing trails with a total length of 26.5 km. Do not miss the opportunity for night skiing. Adrenaline lovers can visit the attractive snow park. Štrbské Pleso is the highest located ski resort in Slovakia and it has its magical atmosphere thanks to its rich history.
Cross-country skiing is an integral part of winter in the High Tatras, along with alpine skiing and ski touring. The biggest cross-country skiing area is in Štrbské Pleso and offers 8 professional groomed tracks with the length of 0,5 to 5 km. Experienced skiers as well as beginners can find here everything they need. The golf area Black Stork changes to an ideal cross-country ski area in winter. Circuits with the total length of more than 10 km offer sports satisfaction and picturesque views of the whole High Tatras and the cycle route between Spišská Belá and Tatranská Kotlina can be used as an easy 9 km-long running track in winter.
Winter fun in the Tatras never ends. Be a child again and jump on a sledge!
Have fun on a groomed and lit 2.5 km-long sledge track leading from Hrebienok down to Starý Smokovec. Take a funicular up the hill and enjoy comfortable transport with your ski pass until 16:30 free of charge.
Horizont Resort **** offers great entertainment throughout the year. From December, there is an ice-skating rink with colourful lights in the rear area of the hotel, with genuine winter specialties in our Lobby Bar. While skating you can enjoy your favourite Christmas punch or hot wine.
The ice rink is available not only for hotel guests but also for the public. Come and skate with your family, friends, or play hockey duel with your mates.
You can rent skates and hockey sticks at the hotel reception. The entire ice rink can also be rented for group bookings.