Tourism

Marked tourist paths

Marked tourist paths
Malá and Veľká Fatra belong to the most beautiful Slovak mountain ranges. Tourists are attracted by hiking tours, 58 marked footpaths with total length of 480 kms mix both easy and demanding paths during walking on the mountain pathways and unique alpine mountain edges. The most favourite are the trips to unique Gaderská and Jasenská dolina, Martinské Hole or Šútovský vodopád (waterfall). The view of the gorges offers marvellous experience, from deep valleys you climb up to the hills to watch the view you will love.

Ferrata HZS

 Ferrata HZS, Martinské hole
Trail: Martin-Stráne, alternative B(easier), alternative C(more demanding), Pivovarský potok - Martinské hole
Attractions: canyon Pivovarský potok, water cascades, different difficulty of climbing, information about biodiversity of local mountains, the only ferrata in Turiec region
Difficulty of the trail: challenging, cca 4 hours. It is recommended to use a ferrata climbing set (helmet, harness, cushion pads and gloves)

A whole-day trip in Krivánska Malá Fatra

Celodenný výlet v Krivánskej Malej Fatre
Trail: Strečno, Starhrad, Chata pod Suchým (cottage), Malý Kriváň, Veľký Kriváň, Chata pod Chlebom (cottage), Trusalová
Attractions: the ruins of the castle Starhrad, the view of closed mountain ranges and the mountain range of Malá Fatra and Veká Fatra, high rocky column located in Malý Kriváň, the mountain cottages of Malá Fatra
Difficulty of the trail: difficult, approximately 9 hours
 

The beauties of Gader

Za krásami Gadera
Trail: Blatnica, the Museum of Karol Plicka, the Castle of Blatnica, Čertova brána, Blatnica
Attractions: a photography exposition of the traditional Slovak folk culture taken by Karol Plicka, the ruins of the royal castle Blatnica, famous rock formation Čertova brána and other beautiful rock formations found above a limpid mountain lake
Trip difficulty: easy
Trip duration: about 4 hours

Trip to Kľak in Malá Fatra and the wooden Betlehem

Malofatranský Kľak
Trail: Vrícko, Kľacký vodpád (waterfall), Kľak, Fačkov, Rajecká Lesná, wooden Bethlehem nativity scene
Attractions: national natural heritage site of the Kľacký vodopád (waterfall), grassy-and-rocky peak of Kľak, panoramic view of all the surrounding mountains, artistic wood-carved nativity scene
Trip difficulty: moderate, approximately 6 hours

Trip to the summits of Tlstá and Ostrá in Veľká Fatra

Výstup na vrchy Tlstá a Ostrá vo Veľkej Fatre
Trail: Blatnica, the Valley of Vápenná, the  Cave Mažarná, Tlstá, Ľubená, Bágľov kopec, Zadná Ostrá, Ostrá, skalné bralo Muráň (rock cliff), Konský dol, Blatnica
Attractions: Mažarná Cave, view of the entire Turiec Basin, ascent to the Ostrá summit through the rocky window on stone step with helping chains and views to all directions
Trip difficulty: moderately difficult
Trip duration: about 6 hours

The Veľká Fatra Traverse

Kráľova studňa
Trail Day 1: Dolný Harmanec, Kráľova studňa, Krížna, Ostredok, Chata pod Borišovom
Trail Day 2: Chata pod Borišovom, Čierny Kameň, Rakytov, Smrekovica, Vlkolínec
Attractions Day 1:  Bystrická Valley, Kráľova studňa mountain hotel, Krížna, Ostredok, the highest peak of Veľká Fatra, panoramic view of the High Tatras, wildlife, Borišov
Attractions Day 2: Ploská, nature reservation Čierny Kameň, exploring the flora, Rakytov, Skalná Alpa - preserved flora and dwarf pines, Smrekovica, Vlkolínec open air museum
Trip difficulty: difficult 
Trip duration: about 11 hours (Day 1), about 10 hours (Day 2)
 

A whole-day trip in Lúčanská Malá Fatra

A whole-day trip in Lúčanská Malá Fatra
Trail: Martin – Stráne, Martinské hole, Krížava, Minčol, Javorina Saddle, the Castle of Strečno, the village of Strečno
Attractions: the views of Lúčanská and Krivánska Malá Fatra, Veľká Fatra, Žilina and the Turiec Basin, High and Low Tatras, Lysá Hora in the Czech Republic, Victory Memorial of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps, the Strečno Castle with exhibition
Trip difficulty: moderately difficult
Trip duration: about 9 hours
 
 

Trip to Šíp and Podšíp

Podšíp
Trail: Stankovany, Škútova dolina, mountain gap Žaškovské sedlo, Šíp, Zadný Šíp, Podšíp, Stankovany
Attractions: the massive rocky hill of Šíp in the National Nature Reserve, a wooden cross on the back summit of Šíp, the settlement Podšíp with wooden houses
Trip difficulty:  easy
Trip duration: about 4 hours

Trip to Lysec

Trip to Lysec
Trail: The Jasenská Valley, Lysec, Pod Medzijarkami - there is a crossroad to the Jasenská Valley or the Belianska Valley
Attractions: views, chalets and ski lifts along the route, panoramic views
Trip difficulty:  easy
Trip duration: about 5 hours