Itinerary

The Great Fatra Mountains (Velka Fatra) is a beautiful protected natural area. Unique territory of Great Fatra is composed of a multitude of reservations, which protect extraordinary formations and rare plants. Great Fatra National Park offers significant concentration of natural values that lie in the fact that it is a vast mountainous area with rugged surface, a large presence of karst formations, continuous forest, long valleys, varied flora and fauna and the largest locality of the original occurrence of yew in Europe. Besides rich natural beauties, the area hides picturesque folk architecture which is a part of world cultural heritage. Diverse, rare and mind-blowing countryside offers its beauty throughout the year as an ideal place for the lovers of tourism and natural beauty.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

    - arrival in Slovakia; Banska Bystrica
    - accommodation
    - free time to leisure


    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

  2. Day 2 Day hike from Stare Hory village to Krizna peak.

    Great Fatra National Park, lying in Central Slovakia, is typical for its continuous forest, long valleys and the largest locality of original yew tree occurrence in Europe.

    We will hike up Krizna mountain (altitude 1574 m), a peak characteristic of the area, covered with mountain meadows that put on a display of all imaginable colours from spring to fall. The top offers beautiful panoramic views.

    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

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  3. Day 3 Day hike from Liptovska Osada village to Rakytov peak.

    We will climb the peak in the Liptov section of the mountain range called Rakytov (altitude 1567 m). It has a pyramidal shape and at the top is the Skalna Brana (Rock Gate) cliff.

    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

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  4. Day 4 Visit Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture (UNESCO) in Vlkolinec village and Spania dolina old mining village.

    We will visit 2 unique settlements Vlkolinec village and Spania Dolina (altitude 728 m), The Monument Reserves of Folk Architecture in the central Slovakia, which consist of a unique set of houses built of wood and stones.

    The former mining village Spania Dolina is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Slovakia. Copper and silver ores were mined here in the past. Along with the walled structures once owned by the mining administration a substantial part of local architecture is formed by houses of miners mostly built of logs on stone foundations. Both the stone or wooden walls were plastered with mud and painted with lime. The saddle roofs with gables were originally covered by shingles. The majority of preserved houses are from the 19th century.

    Vlkolinec village the extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture was included in the List of the World Cultural and Nature Heritage of UNESCO in 1993.
    The community was first referred to in 1376. Its unique compound of original folk buildings remained untouched by modern construction. Based in comparative study of ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Settlements it was classified as the best-reserved settlement of this time within the Carpathian Arch. Originally it was the settlement of loggers, shepherds and farmers.

    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

  5. Day 5 Day hike from Liptovska Luzna to Salatin peak.

    We will climb Salatin peak (altitude 1630 m), which forms a border between the Great Fatra range and the Low Tatras range.

    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

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  6. Day 6 Day hike from Vysna Revuca village to Ploska peak.

    We will ascend the unique, meadow-covered peak Ploska (altitude 1532 m), which is distinguished by its rare plant communities.

    Overnight in Banska Bystrica

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  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €738 per person

Duration: 7 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Easy / moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Banska Bystrica Town Krizna Peak Rakytov Peak Vlkolinec Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture Spania Dolina Village Salatin Peak Ploska Peak

Included

- trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- accommodation in stylish hotel in Banska Bystrica town
- breakfast and dinner
- services of a guide thoughout the tour as your private driver and an interpreter
- mountain insurance
- information materials and maps
- admission fees to proposed sites

Excluded

lunch, dinner
transport from airport to starting point of the trip and back