Set off on new sports and cultural adventures

In Slovakia, there’s no chance tof ever getting bored. Whether you seek a premium sporting experience, a city break with compelling architecture, or unique culinary delights, each season in Slovakia brings new opportunities for a spectacular visit.

Ski, cycle and run with the elite

Slovakia’s terrain ensures that skiing is always within reach. Embrace the snowy winters and explore the many ski resorts scattered across the country, from smaller resorts focused on families to serious slopes suited to professional-level skills. Stay in top form on 50km of meticulously groomed ski runs in Jasná in the Low Tatras, which will host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on 20-21 January 2024. 

Challenge yourself on over 16,000 km of cycle routes of all levels in the home country of cycling star Peter Sagan. If you take part in the prestigious L’Etape Slovakia amateur race in August, you’ll have a chance of winning your very own Tour de France jersey! 

Want to run in the world’s third oldest marathon? Fly to Košice, Slovakia’s second largest city, where the International Peace Marathon has been held for over a century on the first Sunday in October. 

Fall in love with the capital city — again!

History buffs love Slovakia, the castle superpower with the highest number of castles per capita anywhere: over 180! One of the most famous resembles an overturned table; it’s in the capital, Bratislava, once the coronation city of Hungarian kings. Now, the capital is one of the world’s greenest metropolises, where past meets present, and wine, food, culture and nightlife abound. Visit the dynamic city center with architecture by Zaha Hadid. Cool off at the 45-meter linden tree flower fountain in Freedom Square, or check out the iconic, newly reopened Salvator Pharmacy, with its rare Baroque furniture, original ceramic tiles and ceiling paintings; guides can tell you its history back to 1904. After over 20 years of extensive renovation, the Slovak National Gallery has also reopened. It’s a fabulous experience for art lovers. For the best experience, visit between mid-June and the end of September, when Bratislava Cultural Summer fills the streets with concerts, guided walks, and a wide range of events. 

Sip award-winning wines in century-old cellars and tree-top villages

Slovakia’s diverse gastronomy pairs perfectly with its award-winning wines. Just outside the capital lie the Small Carpathians, the largest of Slovakia’s six wine regions and home of the royal Blaufränkisch, the original Devín and Skalický rubín. Experience local culture at autumn wine festivals, when vintners proudly show their centuries-old cellars as well as new wineries with the latest technology. 

Enjoy famous, refined sweet Tokaj in a tree-top village at Malá Bara, where rope bridges connect seven elevated houses, just an hour’s drive from Košice airport. Enjoy the sauna and whirlpool for a truly unforgettable experience!

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