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Tatra Mountains: suggested roads?

Hi All,

Would appreciate any suggestions for roads in the Tatra mountains in Poland and Slovenska. I'll be heading into this area from the direction of Satu Mare in Romania.

I've already taken a look at a few threads and have a 1 : 800 000 map of the area, which I'm marking up with highlighter pen and I'd like to put in a few more roads on my map for consideration.

I'm thinking of the area roughly bordered by Krakow, Dukla, Presov and Bresno.

Also as anyone got a suggested route for getting back to the UK from here (to take say 3 days)?

Cheers, Nordkapper.
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Dukla pass

Take the Dukla pass for the military monuments
and then keep along the southern Polish border
for scenery. Dawdle along here.

Krakow to Wroclaw is a good motorway (unusual for Poland)
and connects straight out to
the German autobahns for a fast run back to the UK.
Rip along the dotted line.

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Hi

I was that way last year along with Romania. I would recommend on the Slovakian side the 72 which runs from Podbrezova north over the Nizke Tatry and the the 537 which runs right along the base of the main Vysoke Tatry.

I entered from Poland at Lyse Polana.

I have a 1:100 000 map of the Tatry which also shows campsites and the like.

If you want to use it please drop me a line at kstanway18@hotmail.co.uk and I will send it to you.

On the way home try the Czech Republic, some great roads.

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Hi Nordkapper,
I can confirm the 537 as a good choice to see Tatra Mountains from Slovak side. Well, there aren't many options to choose from. It's nice to stop by Strbske Pleso for a short walk around this lake.
Also a nice place to see is Zazriva, Terchova and Vratna Dolina on the route 583, about 50kms west from Tatra Mountains.
I haven't been on Polish side so can't advise on this.

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Hi All,

Thanks very much for your suggestions, have marked up my map and I'll check those places out.

Kevin, I'll pm you regarding the map, thanks for the offer.

Cheers, Nordkapper
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[QUOTE=Nordkapper;179872]Hi All,

Would appreciate any suggestions for roads in the Tatra mountains in Poland and Slovenska. I'll be heading into this area from the direction of Satu Mare in Romania.


Hello there,

I have been to Romania several times, so I will write you what was my favorite route from RO back home to Prague

Because of really busy, boring, tiresome road from Oradea to Budapest (road E60), I decided to go through Hungary using the shortest path. I exit the Romania in Petea (road 19a from Satu Mare) and then using road nr. 49 but only to Csengersima I turned off to Fehérgyarmat,from Fehérgyarmat I gone to Vásárosnamény and from there to Kisvárda, Cigánd to Sárospatak. I exit Hungary in Sátoraljaújhely. It is about 130 km on good roads.

Slovenske nove mesto, or better to write bigger town Trebisov has good position so you can choose way you want.

I guess you have not so much time so you'll probably want to see Dukla and then just ride through the High Tatras to the west.

Road 79 goes to Vranov nad Toplou, and I would choose the road 15 (557)to Stropkov and then road nr. 575 to Makovce, just before this village I would turn off to the Staskovce and Mirola from there to Krajna Polana. Now you are in Dukla area there is Military museum and so on.

From there using the road 77 to somwhere near Spisska Bela there I would turn off to road 67 to Tatranska Kotlina to road 537 and cruise through the Tatras on Slovak side.

there are plenty of really nice and interesting places there as well so it is hard to say you what is the best.

I would say spend there at least one week

If you'll have any questions just ...

nJOY the ride

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Hi Dablyk,

Thanks for this, I've added your suggestions to my route map.

I'm very grateful for your and everyones suggestions, looking forward to the Tatras!

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