On Foot Across Eastern Europe

Trip Level

The trip is Level 3+, Moderate. We hike from 2 to 7 miles on most days over rolling hills, with occasional steep trails. An average hike is about 3 hours and includes 1,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. Most of the trails are on groomed surfaces or dirt roads, but in the Tatras, the trails are rocky and can be narrow. Distances are not long, but you should be in good shape and wear good hiking boots. Hiking poles are recommended. You need to carry only a daypack for your camera, water bottle, rain jacket, etc. A vehicle transfers our luggage between overnight accommodations. On some days, we enjoy picnic lunches prepared by the Trip Leader with local produce, wine, breads, and cheeses. On “town” days, we have lunch at local cafes. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.

Although rooms are not always of uniform or international size, our leaders always try their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you require a single room, please make the request as early as possible.

Weather

The Carpathian Mountains enjoy a relatively moderate temperate climate. Temperatures in the summer range from lows in the 50s to daytime highs in the 70s. As with most mountain weather, rain and cold weather can occur at any time.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.

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