Pribylina Tours
Bearwatching Hiking Day Tour in High Tatras from Poprad
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Bearwatching Hiking Day Tour in High Tatras from Poprad

By Adventoura Slovakia - Tours and adventures in Slovakia
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Ages 5-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Local taxes
  • Binoculars
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tatras National Park
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Podbanské, 032 42 Pribylina-Podbanské, Slovakia
    Big parking spot at Podbanske village
Pickup details
  • We can pick you up from these 3 points /towns/: - POPRAD - STARÝ SMOKOVEC - ŠTRBSKÉ PLESO
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8419P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8419P1

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        You are going to spend great day in beautiful green valley of western tatra mountain with your guide.
      About the operator
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      • Adventoura Slovakia - Tours and adventures in Slovakia
        192
        Poprad, Slovakia
        Joined in April 2013
      • TEAMO_23
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        RELIABLE AND GREAT COMPANY TO WORK WITH - Fun, Kind, Lovely and friendly. Very Knowledgeable and just GREAT!!!!
        Super reliable company and lovely people. Erik was easy to deal with and communicated effectively and swiftly. We also had transport organised by him from Krakow airport to Tatranska Lomnica. Both Erik and Gabriel our driver were very friendly and helpful and we highly recommend this company. Very professional and super helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We loved Slovakia and can't wait to be back. THANKS !!!! kindest regards!
        Written 5 June 2024
      • Kerstin R
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best private tourguide
        Private Tour with Erik from Adventoura Slovakia was perfectly organized, we felt immediately like being friends and experienced two unforgettable days in the Tatra Mountains, Spiss valley and Slovak paradise. Thank you - we will definitely come back and see with you more of the beautiful nature in Slovakia.
        Written 16 November 2023
      • markp229e2
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My heart lives in the bears!
        The bear watching adventure was an excellent and rewarding experience! Erik’s knowledge and skills taught the group the sleeping, eating, mating and other habits of the Slovakian bears. With a trained mind, we observed bears from approximately 100 meters away. Some bears can be located at a farther distance. The binoculars helped us identify and observe the male, female and cubs. I encourage everyone to participate in this endeavor. The guide will teach you about the bears and their lives. My heart lives with the bears!
        Written 7 October 2023
      • D1641ACmarkusk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect introduction into the world of wild bears
        It was a breath taking experience to see wild bears live: feeling the spirit of freedom and peace in connection with them. Was not my last tour there, more the beginning of a lifelong tour with those beautiful proud beings. Comfortable boots are an advantage :-))
        Written 4 September 2023
      • robmZ3929PI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        E-bike bear spotting
        Erik is a lovely guy and really knowledgeable about nature and the mountains. Early start at 4:30 am and Erik spotted male bear 250kg and we watched him eating bilberries. A great time thank u would go again
        Written 9 August 2023
      • Trail827183
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Paradise Valley
        A full day with Erik and his team in Paradise Valley, experiencing the ravines, ladders and the vistas. We had a group of 23 and the whole event was really enjoyable and very professionally led.
        Written 3 July 2023
      • DMcInerney90
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tough but scenic hike
        Brilliant guides! Very friendly. Took us around Paradise Valley for the day. Loved every single second.
        Written 3 July 2023
      • Explore288454
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day with great guides
        Great day in Slovak Paradise National Park with Erik and his team. Incredible experience and great to have him leading our large group through the beautiful park.
        Written 3 July 2023
      • DPCload
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional, prompt, perfect experience
        I took 22 people to Slovakia for a challenge around Slovakia Paradise National Park. I couldn't risk navigating myself taking so many people along. I found Erik (owner) through the Slovakia Tourist web site. The communication and experience from the start was amazing. He gave some advice and suggestions on guiding and location. We ended up with a very challenging, rewarding and amazing experience, exactly what I was looking for! I can't recommend Erik and his team enough. Their local knowledge and experience was perfect. Hopefully I will return one day and use their services again!!
        Written 3 July 2023
      • 980SHARONH
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A best day
        Great day! We wanted to hike part of the High Tatra mountains. We had an excellent experience with a very knowledgeable, friendly guide, Erik. Thanks to Erik's experience, he was able to take us on a hike just right for our skill level. The hike ended at a scenic lake with a restaurant where we could relax and have lunch before heading back down the mountain. From there, Erik drove us to another scenic lake, which we walked around. Throughout, Erik pointed out information about the plants and animals in the area, history, and culture. We had a wonderful day! The next day we rode the ski lifts from Tatra Lomnica, another way to see the scenery. We wouldn't have done this, but Erik had mentioned it the day before. Spot on option!
        Written 30 June 2023
      • rosencra
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exactly what I was hoping for!
        Absolutely fantastic tour and day out, exactly what I was hoping for. We had Tom who was excellent, fun and great to chat with and taught us a lot. The snowshoeing itself was good fun & topped off with a nice lunch stop at the end. Communication prior to tour was great. Highly recommend all around.
        Written 22 February 2023
      • D352UTjohnh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Once in a lifetime (but hope to go back!)
        I contacted Erik and offered my proposal to him. As this was our first trip to Slovakia, we wanted to enjoy some of the scenery, history and even work on our family history. We got all of this and much more. From the start, Erik stayed in contact with me, and we worked out many details prior to our arrival. Erik was punctual and his vehicle was clean, comfortable and with refreshments. We drove from our hotel in Kosice, over the mountains and to our ancestral village in Eastern Slovakia. Erik gave us great history of everything we saw. He stopped whenever we asked; for example, to see the many storks in the villages and to take photographs along the way. Upon arrival at our small ancestral village, Erik immediately engaged some local citizens and to make a long story short...we were visiting with cousins within minutes that we did not previously know. This in itself was worth the whole trip. Eventually we moved on visiting several other places and enjoying a lakeside meal.
        Written 27 July 2022
      • Jan H
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Hike throughthe Tatras
        We spent a wonderful day hiking in the Tatra mountains with Erik. He picked a great trail for our activity level. We hiked 8 miles through the beautiful forest. We stopped for lunch at a chalet overlooking a lake. And we got rewarded for our efforts with cake and coffee at the end. Now we want to come back to Slovakia for the wildflowers and bear viewing trips. You cannot go wrong with doing anything with Adventoura !
        Written 24 May 2022
      • 66adii66
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hike through Slovensky Raj
        It was really easy to figure out a route that fulfilled my wishes and ideas. The nature was awesome and we we walked a solid 12km hike through Slovensky Raj. Some facts about history and wildlife added to the wonderful experience which I highly recommend :)
        Written 16 March 2022
      • susanaD946FB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic dog sledding experience!
        Brilliant morning spent with Erik and his team dog sledding in the beautiful mountain backdrop. Erik went over and above for us, really nice guy, extremely knowledgeable and talked us through everything to do with the dogs (we had lots of questions!). 100% recommend this, we had a fantastic time which will stay with us forever. Big thank you Erik and we’ll see you again!!
        Written 4 February 2022
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      Ales S
      Stara Lubovna, Slovakia1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2021
      It was a great day with a great guide. Erik showed us a beatifull valley. He is not only full of knowledge regarding bears, but also explain it to people in a funny and practical way, so everybody can get maximum of it. We were lucky to see a bear clearly on a beatifull day in Hight Tatras with great people around. Highly reccomend it to everyone.
      Written 1 October 2021
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      Thanks Aleš , it was great day out :) Erik
      Written 3 October 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Adelia
      The Hague, The Netherlands78 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021 • Solo
      Erik was very professional in organising the tour, monitoring the weather and made adjustment so we would have better chance to spot a bear :) before the hike started, Erik explained an overview of the trail and where the bears' territories were. I had a lot of fun in the hike, just chatting with Erik and the other participants. Erik was very knowledgeable about bears and the environment, we took a few stops for some fun facts about the forests :) we spotted 1 bear at the end and watched her movement for a while, pretty close as well :D
      Tips: bring a warmer layer for the top, it can get very chilly with the wind and morning humidity (i wasnt prepared lol..). Also waterproof hiking shoes would be better
      Written 29 August 2021
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      Thank you Adelia, you were great person to have in group, it was also fun for me to be with you guys. Thanks again. Erik
      Written 30 August 2021
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      Charlie C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Friends
      Erik was a fantastic guide, speaks fluent English and made an effort to chat with the entire group. We saw a bear early in the morning and watched him eat berries and lounge in the sun. The ebikes we used were very high quality and made the expedition a breeze, suitable for all levels of fitness. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun morning activity that you won't be soon to forget.
      Written 4 August 2023
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      Hey Charlie, thank you very much for review :) :) Erik
      Written 5 August 2023
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      Tomas D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Solo
      The bearwatching experience with Erik was amazing. Very professional and it definitely exceeded my expectations. During the hike through one of Tatra’s valleys, we saw one large male bear having its breakfast (blueberries). Most importantly, we learned interesting facts about the bears. I was leaving the bearwatching hike with a better understanding of how to behave in the mountains so as not to have an unpleasant meeting with a bear, but also how to behave if I want to observe this majestic animal safely in its kingdom. Thank you, Eric for this experience.
      Written 30 September 2023
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      Thank you Tomáš for nice review :) Erik
      Written 31 January 2024
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      Norusta
      Brasschaat, Belgium10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022
      In August 2022, we did the Bearwatching Hiking Day Tour in the Tatra Mountains with Erik. We started early at 4:30h and finished around 12:30h. The gradient and wildness of the area (as well as the heat in August) made this hike challenging for us. Bring water and snacks! But the reward was there: beautiful scenery, the vegitation, the silence and, of course, the bears! During the hike, Erik introduced us to the world of the bear. The signals indicating the presence of bears are subtle and without Erik we would have walked past them. During our 8-hour tour, we met only 4 other people. We recommend this tour for those who wish to get off the tourist trails and enjoy pure nature.
      Written 9 May 2023
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      Thank you very much for a great review:) ERIK
      Written 17 July 2023
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      Jiri B
      Ostrava, Czech Republic1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2021
      With Erik I have experienced one of the most beautiful days in the mountains ever. The bearwatching hiking tour caught my attention immediately when I had found it on internet. The reality even exceeded my expectations. During the tour we could observe in total 7 bears (2 mothers with 5 cubs, 8 deer, 1 chamois and 1 fox. Erik was a really professional guide, who answered all of our questions and told us also plenty of interesting facts and stories. I can highly recommend this trip to everyone. I am looking forward to the next interesting trips with Erik.
      Written 12 September 2021
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      Thanks for nice review :) Erik
      Written 23 September 2021
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      Michal K
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Couples
      A very beautiful day spent in the Tatras. Erik is a guide with lot of experience, you feel safe with him even when you go to watch bears and learn a lot of new things about them. We saw a bear, it was a really big male, and besides him, we saw a herd of deer and alone mountain goat. We were in the stony valley for the first time and it is a really beautiful valley worth to seeing. I recommend trying this excursion. One more time thank you Erik for nice experience.
      Written 6 October 2023
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      Cheers Mike for great words:) Erik
      Written 31 January 2024
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      lazzarottom
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great and fantastic tour with Erik. We were able to observe 5 bears in their natural environment, including 2 cubs. A female bear less than 100 metres away. Erik introduced us to these fantastic animals in a very sensitive way with lots of information. The wild valley is wonderful. A must for nature lovers. Thank you Erik for this great experience.
      Written 31 July 2023
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      Thank you Marco, thanks for making group tour great as well . It was best day of this season :) Erik
      Written 1 August 2023
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      Peter F
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021 • Friends
      We have booked this day trip with Erik during our extended trip to high tatras to try sth new. Erik has completely overachieved our expectations and organized for us an amazing day in a very quiet and beautiful part of tatras. He is a very knowledgeable guide that knows his field and he was able not to only answer our bears and other local animals related questions,but was also a great company to spend a day with. We were lucky to be able to find not only bears but also watch other wild animals such as mountain goat called Kamzik, dears, a snake and local birds. I cant recommend this trip more. Just make sure u get a proper walking shoes as its also a bit of hike and get a good sleep as its an early start trip. For all who decide to join i hope you will have at least same experience as me and my friend.
      Written 28 June 2021
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      Thank you Peter for a review:) ERIK
      Written 27 August 2021
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      Marek C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Couples
      Erik is an excellent guide who showed us the best trails and gave us the chance to spot bears in wildlife. His tour has just been great and will remain as a unique experience in watching wild animals in real nature. Thanks a lot Erik.
      Written 11 September 2023
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      Thank you Marek , it was a pleasure to meet you :) Erik
      Written 13 September 2023
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