Highlights of the trip

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Martinske hole

Martinske hole is popular tourist and ski resort located in Mala Fatra Mountains. Altitude of the resort is about 1150 - 1456 m. Martinske hole resort is located to the west from Martin town in Turiec region. The resort is known for good ski trails, beautiful forested countryside and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Turiec region.

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Mincol peak

Altitude 1364 m, central peak on the main ridge of Lucanska Mala Fatra offers great views to surrounding area – Velka Fatra, Mala Fatra Mountains and also Western Tatras and the High Tatras Mountains. Big iron double cross is siatuated on the top. There is also a crossroad of several tourist trails.

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Strecno castle - on the left bank of river Vah, close to Zilina town

Strečno Castle on top of the massive limestone rock was in the past the safest fort in the Vah region. The castle existed in the first half of the 14th century. The castle was to safeguard the toll collection at a ford through the Váh river in the region. The castle was extended and altered several times, whereas it had the largest area in the 17th century when it reached the status of the castle with best fortifications in the Central Vah region. At the present there is a museum in the castle with an interesting exposition and spectacular views from the tower.

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Strecno Old Castle

One of the oldest castles in whole Vah river region, the Old Castle - Stary hrad is situated upon the Váh River opposite side of Strečno Castle. The seat of local province in 13th and 14th centuries. The castle started to become desolated in early 18th century and gradually turned to romantic ruins.

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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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Janosikove diery - system of canyons and gorges in Krivanska Mala Fatra

They consist of three integrated parts: Lower holes, New holes and the Upper holes. The beauties of the valley were formed by the stream. The holes include more than twenty waterfalls.

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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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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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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.