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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 of your choice 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 three 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 with my partner to a 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 barbeques, paddle small boats on lakes in summer and even ski in winter?

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 (28)

4.9/5

Three hours of non stop laughs
If you are looking for something different to do on holiday, then I would suggest doing this. It was such a nice experience to walk for three hours in the beautiful forest park with Erich as a guide. It was mentally relaxing, and we couldn’t stop laughing for the whole trek. Erich is very friendly with a good grasp of the English language. The dogs were pulling throughout the whole trek, which made the whole experience funny. I totally recommend this experience to someone who loves dogs and wants to see the greener part of Bratislava! Well done Erich.
An interesting experience
We had a lovely walk with several dogs during our time in Bratislava. I am not very fit, so we did 2 shorter walks instead of the usual longer hike in the forest. This was great and it also meant that we could walk a different dog on each walk.
My only small criticism is that the Pound chooses the dogs that need walking, so you don't really choose the dog you want. We walked some really strong dogs who were challenging to start with but did settle down.
The forest scenery was lovely (we went in autumn) and it was so lovely to see families and groups of teenagers giving up their time to walk and socialise these dogs.
I would recommend it.
A great experience!
We really enjoyed the dog walking tour. Erich was a brilliant guide - he was very friendly and had lots of local knowledge of the area and of Slovakia in general which was very interesting. The dogs were lovely and quite energetic, and it was great to be able to help the animal shelter, which we got to look around after the tour. It was nice to be able to take a break from the city and walk around the forest, and we had a nice break with a drink and snack. Overall, a brilliant tour!
Arewarding stroll in the woods
we walked for almost 3 hours with Erich and 3 wonderful love needing dogs . Erich told us about places and a bit of history. all was very interesting and enjoyable.
It felt good to see many people trying to help the shelter dogs.
Thank you for this opprtunity.
Diti & Deiv
Highlight of our holiday. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Whether you're a dog lover, a trekking enthusiast, or just want to get a good local knowledge of Bratislava, Erich and his Dog walk tick all the boxes. From the very start we felt extremely welcome as Erich was incredibly friendly and very approachable. The trek itself was picturesque and the dogs were very happy and eager to get going and were delighted to be around us with no resistance to us walking them. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Bratislava and we will definitely be back in the future.

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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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