After gaining its independence in 1993 after a peaceful dissolution from Czechoslovakia, the Eastern European country of Slovakia has gone from strength to strength as both a country and a tourist destination. Slovakia is the perfect place for lovers of off-piste action, with its snow-capped mountains and crisp snow perfect for both beginners and experts alike. Its capital, Bratislava, is amongst one of the most stunning cities in Europe, and yet this gem remains largely free of the typical tourist amenities in many of Europe's major cities. Bratislava Castle is set on a hill looking over the city and it contains the first written reference to Bratislava from 907 AD.
Hiring a car in Slovakia allows you to travel the country and visit all its wonderful cities. Bratislava's Action Park is perfect for adrenaline junkies. Situated 15km outside the city, Action Park offers adventure hunters 26 activities to get the blood pumping, including Action Tower, where bungee jumpers can experience 3.8 seconds of freefall from the 110m tower!
It's worth hiring a car in Slovakia and exploring its other cities. Kosice, which was named the European Capital of Culture in 2013, contains some unique architecture such as The Lower Gate and The Shire Hall, which is now home to the East Slovak Gallery.
When driving in Slovakia it is a requirement that you carry a warning triangle, first aid kit, spare bulbs, a tow rope and a spare wheel. It is also recommended by the Slovakian government that you carry a fire extinguisher, reflective vests and a torch. There is also zero tolerance on drink driving in Slovakia.
Speed limits are in kph. In urban areas the speed limit is 60kph, open roads it is 90 kph, and the motorways have a speed limit of 130kph. It should be noted that speeds are different when towing and when using a motorcycle.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.