Tatras offer a walk in the treetops

The more than one kilometre-long path leads visitors up to a level of 24 metres, to the treetops.

New eudcaiton path in treetops opened in Bachledova DolinaNew eudcaiton path in treetops opened in Bachledova Dolina (Source: Courtesy of Bachledka)
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In the Bachledova Dolina valley, at the very north of Slovakia, an education path leading to the treetops opened on Saturday, September 23.

The path, measuring 1,234 metres and up to 24 metres tall (in the treetops) was built from wood in two months. Part of the path at the ridge of the Spišská Magura mountains is also an outlook tower measuring 32 metres – directly on the border of the Pieniny and Tatra National Parks.

“The path is not quite completed yet,” marketing expert of the Bachledka resort, Martina Múdra, told the SITA newswire. The statistics from Germany and the Czech Republic, which already have similar facilities, indicate the wooden construction could lure as many as 100,000 visitors annually.

Another new addition in Bachledka will be the longest dry toboggan in Slovakia, which will be 67 metres long, but it should open only in October, according to Múdra. The toboggan will bring visitors down from the outlook terrace, which offers views of the Belianske Tatry mountain range, Tri Koruny in Pieniny, and the Zamagurie area.

The path is a private company project, made in cooperation with the State Nature Protection of Slovakia and the Pieniny National Park administration. The construction should not interfere with the environment. A lift will take visitors up, but a hike on foot will be possible to the education path, which will be open year-round, except for November 6-19. It is the seventh work by the German architect Josef Stöger and the Erlebnis Akademie AG company.

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