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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 (31)

4.9/5

Great to get out the city and great tour guide!
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

This operator has 20 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

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Lovely guide and informative, interesting tour!
Erich was friendly and informative, sharing stories of the local area and his experiences growing up in Socialist Bratislava. We had great fun exploring areas that you wouldn’t find on normal tourist routes and seeing the contrasting sides to the city.
J
Lunch with the locals.
We met Eric at the local food market. He was very friendly and easy to speak to. He had good English. We walked through the various different food stalls sampling some of the local foods. Eric always explained what it was and how it's prepared. He purchased different cheeses and breads, cabbage and salad bits and bites as we walked around. At the end we sat inside a small bar/cafe where we sampled local wines and a delicious brandy while eating all that we had just bought. Overall it was a lovely relaxing way to sample the local food and drink from Bratislava with a friendly local guide.
Adventurous tour
Thank you Eric. You took us through the market at just the right speed, sharing your own thoughts and your knowledge of the local foods. I loved the fact that you took us to stalls and bought us what the locals eat! We saw the queues but would not have known what to ask for without your guidance. We loved the pickled veg..especially the sweetcorn and my fav was the beetroot. The picnic at the end of the tour warmed us up ( it was cold day). An amazing end to the tour. Thank you.
Definitely recommend this tour
Erich met us at the marked location on time and we had a lovely two hour tour of the central market. It is easy and cheap to get to on public transport.

It is definitely off the tourist trail, we were the only ones there with cameras! I would recommend this tour as Erich being a local was able to tell us some of the history of the market and share his insights into local life in Bratislava. His English is very good.

The food was local and authentic and there was lots of it. We wouldn't have know where to start with all of the food on offer but Erich explained what we were buying and a bit of the history. We have plenty of time to wander around the market before sitting down together with all of the food Erich had purchased as well as a couple of glasses of wine to share lunch together. Arrive hungry!

We had a lovely sunny Saturday lunchtime tour which I would recommend to anyone who likes food and is spending time in Bratislava.
C
Interesting and delicious Tour
We had e really interesting and delicious tour with Erich. He told us all the interestung details about the local people. He reacted to all of our questions and our tasting wishes. It was a real pleasure.
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