TOURISTS do not need to confide only in printed guides in the High Tatras any more. Since this past summer, a smart phone could be enough for them, as there is a free mobile application now available with which they can find all important information about the mountains and what is going on there. Mountain regions Trentino and the Dolomites in Italy as well as Tyrol in Austria use the same mobile application. The Tatra’s app is available in Slovak, and also in English and Polish, the TASR newswire reported.
The mobile app provides information about accommodation, gastronomy, lifts, sports opportunities, free time activities, culture or services throughout the year and in the winter, also about winter resorts. It also functions as a guide for trips.
“It is enough when, somewhere in a hotel room, café or lobby bar, a Tatra visitor uploads a map into the mobile and sets up for the trip,” explained Lenka Maťašovská, the director of the destination management organisation Región Vysoké Tatry. “Then he or she can move in the terrain without [mobile] connection. The app will show where he or she is located on the route and how far points of interest are. Simply said, with our application nobody will get lost any more.”
The app also offers cycling and running routes, as well as routes suitable for Nordic walking. It is also directly connected with Garmin navigation. The app is available for iPhone as well as Android operating systems.
“Thanks to this app, visitors of Tatras literally have the mountains in their pocket,” said Maťašovská.
3. Nov 2014 at 0:02 | Compiled by Spectator staff