SK, Low Tatras Mountains – Vrbicke Pleso
Join us for a easy tour around beautiful Vrbicke pleso. From there you will experience interesting view of the Low Tatras.
South from Liptovsky Mikulas, at the end of Demanovska valley there is the largest ski resort in Slovakia - Jasna Nizke Tatry. Almost every skier and snowboarder have heard about the ski resort. Not every, however, knows that nearby is located a beautiful glacial lake, the largest natural lake in the Low Tatras - Vrbicke pleso.
You can plan your visit in any period of the year. Its magic will always captivate you. Our trip to the Low Tatras was in the end of summer. We drove from Krakow, Poland. For we arrived in the afternoon and we were tired after several hours spent in car and felt tiredness from a wedding night of our friends, so we weren’t in a mood for a hike. We were accommodated in old but very nice hotel. With three hours until the dinner we took a walk around.
Vrbicke pleso is only about fifteen minutes of walk away from a parking lot below ski slopes in Bila Pout. Vrbicke pleso is located in upper west part of Demanovska valley at 1113 meters above the sea level, the lake covers 0,73 hectares. It is 115 meters long and 62 meters wide. In its lowest point it is 8 meters deep. It is a unique moraine lake that emerged after glacier on northern hills Chopku and Deresov disappeared. Its origin is similar to lakes in the High Tatras. To ensure stable water surface level the damns were adjusted on Vrbnicke pleso from which the Otupnianka River outflows. Because the lake has been experiencing vast growth of vegetation on its banks people have started worrying about decrease of the size of the lake, or its total perish. Due to this there are some incentives to start a project that would preserve Vrbnicke pleso. The lake was declared a natural sight in 1975.
Alpine air, beautiful view and calm water surface.
Back in the 1980’s you might ride a small boat on the lake. Hopefully they would return as they did on Strbske pleso. Today you can rest on wooden benches during your walk around Vrbicke pleso and enjoy calm water surface or beautiful views of the Low Tatras peaks. Quiet forest around and fresh alpine air are the true "refreshments".
Další výlety v okolí
The whole Low Tatras are crisscrossed with tourist trails. Even vicinity of Vrbicke Pleso isn’t exception. By good tourist trails you can get from Vrbicke Pleso to, for instance, to Demanovska Freedom Cave . If you take a blue trail you would get there after about 2,5 hours of walk.
We stayed sitting on a bench and enjoy our rest. There is nothing better than talking with beloved person on a romantic place.
Text and photo: O. Maňáková
High Tatras are often associated with winter holidays. With skis, mulled wine and views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains. In fact, this region is even nicer in summer and will certainly appeal to lovers of hiking and nature. Today we bring little inspiration.
The cycling season is slowly over, but we still set out on a beautiful cycling tour surrounded by mountains. Our starting point was perhaps one of the most beautiful, historically, touristly and architecturally important villages of Liptov - Liptovský Ján.
Today we take you to a place surrounded by untouched nature where you can relax from the rushed everyday reality. We will set out to the picturesque Low Tatras, more precisely to the village of Magurka, which is part of the village Partizánská Ľupča.
Štefánička, this is the familiar name of an alpine hut, which over the decades has become an integral part of the Low Tatras country and tourist life. Milan Rastislav Štefánik's cottage, located in the saddle below Ďumbier hill, has undergone a new book design.
During winter, the Low Tatras offer several opportunities for outdoor activities. Whether it is skiing in ski resorts, or hiking. In this article we will introduce the winter tour of the beautiful nature of the Dumbier section of the Low Tatras with the beginning at Certovice and the crossing of the main ridge of the mountain range to Dumbier - the highest peak of the Low Tatras.
The Low Tatras are beautiful and majestic mountain range in the country of Slovakia. Many tourists like this area. All-day long trips are especially popular here. A very popular tourist destination is a distinctive mountain that dominates the eastern edge of the Low Tatras. It is Krolova Hola, the legendary guardian and subject of many folk songs.
The natural beauty of the Horehronie region offers fresh water springs. Visiting them may bring some peasant addition to your trips in the region. Today we will go to the spring of water, which was also visited by a famous Czech writer. And we will continue to explore other fascinating places around Bacúch village.
If you belong to those who cannot imagine a summer without swimming and having fun in the water and you do not like crowded swimming pools or water parks and rather prefer swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers or ponds, you certainly know Liptovska Mara.
After a visit in a small yet very interesting museum called the Underground below the Towers in Liptovsky Jan. The museum is focused on coins from their very beginnings deep below surface until they are actually made in the mint. We quickly moved from Janska Valley to see this. The guide from Stanisovska Cave had been waiting for us there.
After a week we are back to Liptov. This time I will not tempt the no crazy adrenaline games, on the contrary, I invite you to the museum. But not just any do! Underground beneath the towers, as this tiny museum in Liptovsky Jan name, conceals an engaging exhibition that will introduce you to a life full of coins from birth in the depths of the earth after its birth in the mint.
The Liptov region in central Slovakia is very diverse. Every year it lures many visitors. It is thanks to its beautiful nature, very diverse in fact. Except for tourist and bicycle trails it has a lot of beauty left in the underground. There are also thermal springs or you can learn a lot of about history there. Also people loving adrenaline will enjoy it.
One never gets bored in the Low Tatras. From spring to fall, tourists that like short or long trips in beautiful Tatranian nature go there. In winter, there are myriads of skiers and snowboarders, that just love ski slopes in the Low Tatras. Today, we take you to a place you should visit regardless the season.
We enjoyed several days in the Low Tatras despite the fact that weather was not good. Excited tourist and a man who loves mountain is hard to discourage, especially with only few rain drops that bring with them nice smell of mountain air. Our goal today was a tourist view platform above Pavcina Lehota town.
Those who love nature will sure agree with my following statement – the end of summer and beginning of autumn is the best period for tourism. Everything seems more beautiful and more quite because the tourist season is long gone and the winter season haven’t even began. Nature changed its clothes to more colorful one and you can see animals where you wouldn’t expect them – right on a tourist pathway.
If you go up the River Hron, you will discover a number of villages with the traditional Horehronie culture. One of these picturesque nooks is Bacúch village. Although not directly on the Hron River or the highway, you will definitely be worth to go here. Crouching under the hills of Low Tatras offers unique traditions and beauties of nature.
Skialpinism has becoming increasingly popular. Hence we became interested in a relatively new book which contains a selection of the best skialpine rides in the mountains of Slovakia.
Today we visit the third most highly located mountain cottage in Slovakia – Stone Cottage Below Chook. Many people who love our mountains know it just as Kamienka.
Dumbier - the hill in the Low Tatra Mountains, visited by every mountain tourist. This mighty mou...