Velické pleso

Velické Pleso, a paved road in the High Tatras Mountains

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.

At the summit is 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 %.
Pic: Alexander Link

 

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