This mountain range is called the smallest European alpine mountain range. The highest Slovak peaks stretch across an area of only 341 square kilometers – including the peak of Gerlachovský štít of 2,655 m, the highest peak in Slovakia.
Liptov is home for the western High Tatras with the majestic peak Kriváň (2,494 m), the national symbol of Slovaks. Hiking to the top of Kriváň is difficult, but an experienced hiker in good shape can manage it.
Kôprová dolina Valley is one of the longest valleys in Tatras. A bicycle tour through the valley of Tichá dolina combined with a hike all the way up to the ridge is an unforgettable experience. The view of the mountain lakes in the Polish section of the Tatras is worth the effort.
Because of its remoteness, it is less visited by hikers, which means that you have a better chance of seeing bears, chamois and alpine marmots. You can run into chamois and marmots on your own with a bit of luck, but you should only attempt to see bears with guides from TANAP (Tatra National Park) – otherwise it can be a dangerous experience.