Velické Pleso is a high mountain lake, at an elevation of 1.670m (5,479ft) above the sea level, located in the High Tatras Mountains, northern Slovakia in the Prešov Region.
On the summit there’s a famous mountain hotel, called Horský hotel ‘Sliezsky dom’. The surface of the road is newly asphalted, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime. Starting from Gerlachov, the ascent is 9.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 881 meters. The average percentage is 9.5 %.
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