Itinerary

Mala Fatra National Park lies in the westernmost Slovak mountains of Mala Fatra. Gorges, rocky peaks, and an attractive ridge tour are among its biggest attractions.
The main subject of protection is the territory with varied geological history and dissected relief forms, rare and precious biocenosis, flora and fauna, and the exceptional value of forest and mountain compounds with precious dwarf pinewoods, rapacious animals such as the wolf, lynx, or bear.

During this tour, you will walk through the whole national park to see its most impressive places in general. This tour is suitable for first-time visitors who wish to spend the entire week exploring its unique fauna and flora.
Besides, you will visit cultural monuments - medieval castle ruins and traditional Slovak village with wooden houses.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Martin (Vrutky), Slovakia. Transfer to Bystricka village.

    - Arrival in Slovakia, Martin (Vrutky railway station)
    - Meeting with our representative
    - Car transfer to Bystricka village
    - Accommodation, informal reception

  2. Day 2 Hike from Bystricka to Martinske hole.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Bystrica - Martinske hole
    - Accommodation in stylish hut

    Bystricka - Martinske Hole (4 hrs)
    You will start in west part of Mala Fatra Mountains, Lucanska Fatra, from Bystricka village. Bystricka lies in the natural environment of Turcianska Kotlina, on the west side Lucanska Fatra and Martinske hole.

    Route: Bystricka - Lazky - Martinske hole

    An alternative route is available.

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Bystricka to Martinske hole.

  3. Day 3 Hike from Martinske hole to Strecno village.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Martinske hole - Strecno
    - Accommodation in a guest house

    Martinske hole - Strecno (4 - 5 hrs)
    This walk will take you through the Lucianska Mala Fatra mountains. You will walk mainly on the mountain ridge and in the Fatra forests. Enjoy great views of the main ridge of Krivanska Mala Fatra and its highest peak Velky Fatransky Krivan. The walk ends in Strecno village.

    Route: Martinske hole - Mincol - Strecno

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Martinske hole to Strecno village.

  4. Day 4 Hike from Strecno village to Strecno castle. Transfer to Techova village.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Strecno village - Strecno castle
    - Car transfer to Terchova village
    - Accommodation in a hotel

    Strecno Castle
    The morning program is to visit the Strecno castle set on a spectacular limestone cliff that plunges into river Vah. It was built in the 14th century to collect tolls and served as a watchtower.
    Afternoon visit of the Old castle on the opposite side of the river Vah and car transfer to Terchova village.

    Route: Strecno - Old castle and back

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Strecno village to Strecno castle. Transfer to Techova village.

  5. Day 5 Hike from Techova to Velky Rozsutec peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Terchova - Velky Rozsutec - Stefanova
    - Return to Terchova

    Terchova - Velky Rozsutec - Stefanova
    Terchova has the best location for the beginning of many walking trails to the Mala Fatra Mountains. You can enjoy the gorges of Dolne Diery and Horne Diery, and Mala Fatra ridge with monumental top of Velky Rozsutec peak during a day tour.

    Route: Terchova - Dolne Diery - Velky Rozsutec - Vratna – Stefanova

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Techova to Velky Rozsutec peak.

  6. Day 6 Hike from Techova to Velky Fatransky Krivan peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Terchova - Velky Fatransky Krivan
    - Return to Terchova

    Terchova - Velky Fatransky Krivan and back
    For those who love spectacular views, the best choice is to hike to the top of Velky Krivan, the highest peak of the Mala Fatra Mountains. You will get by cable car to Snilovske saddle, the starting point of the hike, and from there easy hike to Velky Krivan peak.

    Route: Terchova - Vratna - Snilovske saddle - Velky Krivan and back

    Optional route available

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Techova to Velky Fatransky Krivan peak.

  7. Day 7 Transfer to Zilina. Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Zilina bus or railway station
    - End of the tour

Overview

from €475 per person

date_range7 days

todayMay - October, 2023

Self-guided hiking inn-to-inn tour

Moderate

languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request

Book this Tour
Martinske Hole Mincol Peak Strecno Castle Strecno Old Castle Velky Rozsutec Peak Janosikove Diery Vratna Valley Terchova Village of Traditional Folklore Velky Krivan Peak

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast for 6 nights in comfortable hotels and guest houses:
    - 1 night in Bystricka village
    - 1 night in Martinske hole
    - 1 night in Strecno village
    - 3 nights in Terchova village
  • Meeting with our representative on arrival day
  • Car transfer on Day 1, Day 4 and Day 7
  • Information materials and maps
  • Mountain rescue insurance for 5 days
  • Timetable of trains and buses around the Mala Fatra
  • Important phone contacts

Excluded

  • Meals (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day (can be arranged for an extra fee).
    It is required to book the transfers at least two weeks in advance.