Itinerary

Velka Fatra Mountains (Great Fatra) is a unique territory of composed of a multitude of reservations that protect extraordinary formations and rare plants. Velka Fatra National Park offers significant concentration of natural values - 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 UNESCO world heritage.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

    - Arrival in Banska Bystrica
    - Accommodation in a hotel
    - Free time

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

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Stare Hory - Krizna peak
    - Return to Banska Bystrica
    - Free time

    Stare Hory - Krizna (6 hrs)
    We will ascend Krizna (altitude 1574 m), mountain with a typical meadow upland type of a landscape. The mountain meadows put on a display of all imaginable colours from spring to fall. We will have a beautiful circle view of the country from the top.

    Route: Stare Hory - Krizna - Stare Hory

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

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Liptovska Osada village
    - Hiking route: Liptovska Osada - Rakytov
    - Return to Banska Bystrica
    - Free time

    Liptovska Osada - Rakytov (6 - 7 hrs)
    We will ascend 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 Skalna Brana (Rock Gate) cliff.

    Route: Liptovska Osada - Rakytov - Liptovska Osada

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

    - Breakfast
    - Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture in Vlkolinec
    - Spania Dolina old mining village
    - Return to Banska Bystrica
    - Free time

    Vlkolinec village - Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture is the extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture and was included in UNESCO list 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.

    The Monument Reserve of Popular Architecture in Spania Dolina consists of a unique set of miner houses built of wood and stones. The former mining village is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Slovakia. 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. The saddle roofs with gables were originally covered by shingles. The majority of preserved houses are from the 19th century.

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

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Liptovska Luzna village
    - Hiking route: Liptovska Luzna - Salatin
    - Return to Banska Bystrica
    - Free time

    Liptovska Luzna - Salatin peak (5 - 6 hrs)
    We will ascend Salatin (altitude 1630 m),a peak that forms a border between Velka Fatra range and the Low Tatras range.

    Route: Liptovska Luzna - Raztocke saddle - Salatin - Liptovska Luzna

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Vysna Revuca village
    - Hiking route: Vysna Revuca - Ploska
    - Return to Banska Bystrica
    - Free time

    Vysna Revuca - Ploska (4 - 5 hrs)
    We will ascend the unique, meadow-covered peak Ploska (altitude 1532 m) distinguished by its rare plant communities.

    Route: Vysna Revuca - Ploska - Vysna Revuca

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

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

- Accommodation for 6 nights in hotel in Banska Bystrica
- Breakfast
- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Services of a private guide for 5 days
- Mountain rescue insurance for 5 days
- Maps

Excluded

- Meals (except for breakfast)
- Airport transfer on arrival/ departure day (can be arranged for an extra charge)