Highlights of the trip

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Terchova - large village in Zilina Region, located in northern Slovakia

The village lies in a valley in the Small Fatra mountains. Terchova is birthplace of Juraj Janosik, who is commonly referred to as a Slovak Robin Hood.

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Velky Rozsutec - very noticeable mountain situated in Small Fatra National Park

Velky Rozsutec (1610 m EASL) is characteristic with limestone walls forming a pyramid peak. The most majestic view of the Rozsutec is from the village of Stefanova (625 m EASL) located 3 km west, starting point of green marked trail to the peak.

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Vratna Valley - the most favourite valley in Small Fatra mountains

Vratna valley is one of the most visited tourist and ski destinations in Slovakia. Ski resort Vratna is situated from 600 to 1550 m EASL and offers 16 ski slopes. It is also popular for cross-country skiing conditions.

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Velky Krivan - the highest peak of the Small Fatra mountains

Velky Krivan (1 708 m EASL), also reffered to as Velky Fatransky Krivan, is located on the main ridge of Small Fatra. This meadowy mountain peak reaches above the upper limit extension of mountain pine and offers an excellent circular view.

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Rysy - mountain lying on the very border between Poland and Slovakia

Rysy mountain has three peaks: middle (2503 m EASL), north-western (2499 m EASL) and south-eastern (2473 m EASL). The north-western peak is the highest point of Poland; the other two peaks are on the Slovak side of the border.

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Strbske Pleso - ski, tourist, and health resort next to glacial mountain lake in High Tatras

Strbske Pleso village comprises several hotels and residential buildings. With extensive parking facilities and a stop on the Tatra trolley and rack railway, it is a starting point for popular hikes including the peaks Krivan and Rysy.

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Skok waterfall - glacial waterfall falling from rocky point

Situated in Mlinicka valley, approximately 10 m high waterfall is created by Mlynica brook.

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Furkotska Valley - decorated with several mountain lakes

Furkotska Valley is located on the south side of the High Tatras. Yellow marked tourist trail leads from Strbske Pleso through Mlynicka valley to Furkotska valley.

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Hornad river breakthrough - canyon valley of the river Hornad in Slovak Paradise

In this sector Hornad river basin is cut in limestone soil, near surroundings also contain the greatest diversity of species. Hornad is home to almost all freshwater fish occurring in Slovakia also most rare fish - Huchen can be found here.

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Klastorisko - former monastery near tourist resort in Slovak Paradise

Klastorisko is a tourist resort and also an important archaeological site. Remains of Carthusian monastery from the 14th - 15th century are hidden in the green nature.

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Sucha Bela gorge - with the creek and many waterfalls

The gorge is located in the northern part of the Slovak Paradise and is about 4 kilometers long. The best-known waterfalls are located in the middle of the strait. There are ladders on the trail in some places.