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Happy Dog Forest Hike in Bratislava

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Are you a dog lover? Want to enjoy the beauty of Bratislava City Forests while doing a good deed? Discover a recreational area in the Small Carpathians with me and a dog from the "Sloboda zvierat" (Liberty of animals) shelter.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Erich
Local

Normal guy trying to enjoy life. I was living with a younger boyfriend/partner with whom I was happy and our family supported us, until in December 2016 he passed away of lymphoma. I am running my own eshop with flower bulbs, ornamental and fruit shrubs and trees, perenials, grasses as well as an unusual hostel in our greenhouse. In my free time I am working as a tourist guide presenting several tours. My other leisure activities are hiking, riding a bicycle, swimming, walking with dog or meeting and talking to foreign people. In 2013, I started an association called "Vypestuj Dobro" (= Grow Good), which tries to encourage people to share their surplus of garden produce with the families with children in need. I really enjoy working on it.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy an unusual hiking experience with a local dog lover
  • Fill your lungs with fresh forest air
  • Make a shelter dog very happy!

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Description

It has already been few years since my German Shepherd passed away and went to dog heaven. I used to walk him nearly every weekend in local recreational areas.

Along the way I often stopped at a small buffet for a special syrup-sweetened tea and a typical Slovak waffle bar or boiled sausage with mustard and bread. Sometimes it was possible to find mushrooms in the forest, too.

Nowadays when I want to spend some time in nature, I usually go to the shelter for unwanted dogs and help out by taking one or two of the dogs for a walk.

Would you like to share this experience with me and see where Bratislava locals go to jog, have barbecues, paddle small boats on lakes in summer and even ski in winter and get to know something about life in Bratislava or Slovakia?

I’d be very happy for you to join me :-)

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What’s included & not included

  • Transfer from TESCO Lamač to the dog shelter
  • €5 donation to the dog shelter
  • Dog on a lead
  • Dog treats
  • Hiking experience
  • Slovak sweet
  • tea or soft drink
  • Umbrella

Meeting point

TESCO Extra Lamač bus stop (TESCO Lamač, Karlova Ves, Slovensko)

Reviews from travellers (31)

4.9/5

This is an excellent tour
This hike / tour was a ton of fun. The dogs are so happy to be outside and and the scenery is beautiful. Erich knew a lot about the area, though he is a quiet guy, so just make sure to pay attention. He was very nice and always checking to make sure we were alright. Over all it was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. There is the choice between big and small dogs, so children can easily participate.
Great experience !
This was a great experience to be a part of. It made the dogs very happy, which made us very happy. I wish that there was a more functional way about getting to the dog shelter. One of us had to sit in the back of the van with no seats. Other than that is was such a fun day. They were very accommodating to our requests which was nice :)
Slightly disappointed
As much as we were grateful for the experience and the kindness of guide. I was incredibly disappointed to see that the tour is falsely advertised. As uploaded in the photo, you can see it states ‘A dog of your choice.’ This was not fulfilled as we were given some of the largest and most aggressive dogs there was. When I asked if we could have smaller dogs we were told ‘All of them need walking.’ This is fair, however they should remove the outlined sentence from the advert. What was supposed to be a romantic walk through the forest turned into a battle to keep the dogs under control and really overshadowed what would have been a lovely day. Although I must say the dog shelter is a lovely area and the dogs have plenty of space to run around and play in. But please, don’t be deceived by this false ad.

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4.9/5

Very happy and would recommend.
I really enjoyed. I think it would be a good idea for there to be a photo of the main entrance of market/meeting place as we were dropped by the taxi at the market and he insisted it was the main entrance, we were fifteen minutes early but only when it was past the time and we walked down we arrived at the right place, so might avoid late starts.. Also Lucie has a brilliant blog and so think if she included a link to it, with useful Slovak phrases, I certainly wish I had got to read it before my trip.
My friend was pregnant (found out after we had booked the tour)so it was difficult to know what a pregnant woman can't eat but I think Lucie was great about it. Really enjoyed the food. The one thing I would say is it would be nice to know what we are covering as I wasn't sure what to expect so just a brief outline in a mail or at the very start of the tour of how the time will be spent, e.g first we are going to see nuts, then cheese, then wine.
I loved the certificate at the end, it was a lovely touch.
Interesting insight into life in Bratislava
Professional guide who was friendly and informative.
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