Welcome to the heart of central Europe, a small endearing nation whose inhabitants fiercely preserve their natural, architectural and artistic heritage, as well as their ancestral traditions. The result is superlative! Wooden houses and churches, fortified castles and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque edifices make up a priceless cultural treasure, that you can admire on a trip, starting in the picturesque capital, Bratislava. The country is also rich in striking landscapes, from the southern plains to the Carpathian Mountains in the north. Snowbound peaks and crystal-clear lakes in the High Tatra, thick forests in the Low Fatra, gorges and grottoes in the Slovak Paradise National Park are just a few of the bucolic destinations on offer in this incredibly well-preserved landscape. Wooded hillsides, drained by mountain streams and riddled with deep gorges and dotted with grottoes, are an invitation to outdoor activities. There is no end of trails in this Eden for nature lovers, whether on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, or on skis!