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Walking Holidays in Mala Fatra National Park

Walking Holidays in Mala Fatra National Park, Slovakia Travel, Location The National Park of Mala Fatra is situated in the westernmost Slovak high mountains Mala Fatra. Gorges, rock peaks and an attractive ridge tour are among its attractions.

The Krivanska part of the Mala Fatra Mts. was designated the Protected Landscape Area in 1967 for unusual abundance of its natural assets and the plant and animal species it contains. It was re-classified in 1988 to National Park Mala Fatra. It spreads on an area of 226 square kilometres. The area of its protective zone is 233 square kilometres.

The main subject of protection is the territory with varied geological history and dissected relief forms, rare and precious biocenoses, 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. The administration of the National Park seats in Varin.

The waterfall Sutovsky vodopad, Horne Diery and Dolne Diery and the tops like Maly Rozsutec, Velky Rozsutec or Velky Fatransky Krivan are the popular destinations of tourist.

During this tour you will walk through the whole national park to see its most wonderful places in general. This tour is suitable for those who witl visit the park for the very first time and want to spend the whole week by exploring its unique fauna and flora. In addition you will visit cultural monuments like castles and traditional Slovak village with wooden houses.

- Both parts of Mala Fatra mountains
- Martinske hole and Mincol peaks
- Castle of Strecno
- The ruins of Stary Hrad castle
- Terchova village – Juraj Janosik birth place and centre of Mala Fatra National Park
- Velky Krivan – the highest peak of Mala Fatra Mountains
- Velky Rozsutec peak
- Diery canyons - gorges and canyons

★★★★★ - Rating by our customers based on 2 tour reviews

Tour Reviews:

Mala Fatra Walking Holiday

We had a lovely time in Slovakia. The arrangements all worked smoothly. The accommodation was all fine (the only suggestion would be a new showerhead in Room number 4 at the pizzeria Alžbetka).
We enjoyed all the walks and found all the maps useful. We will add a review to Tripadvisor.
Many thanks for your help.

Steven from UK
★★★★★ - rating 5

Walking Holidays in Mala Fatra National Park

Hi Martin

Overall we very much enjoyed ourselves, despite the unfortunate weather. You are an informative guide and you picked out some very good routes, and provided good route descriptions and maps. When you first collected us, you helped us by going to Tesco to get sun tan lotion - that was nice of you.

I especially enjoyed the walk up the gorge on the ladders and chains. (Instead of getting the bus at Stefanova, we just walked back down the gorge, which takes a little over an hour. So that was a long day, 8 hours).

I think the last day, on the ridge up to Velky Kirvan, would have been spectacular if we had been able to see anything! It was very cloudy, but no rain until we were safely down. (We actually did this walk the other way around to your suggestion, so we walked up and took the cable car down. This was because we find long descents cause pain in our knees).

The luggage transfer service was perfect - we always found our luggage waiting in good order.

You did a great job of booking the accommodation; in particular we very much appreciated that the staff at each place knew we were vegetarian - this saved us a lot of stress.

But I do have two negative comments to make:

The accommodation in Strecno was OK, but the food there was very basic, and the staff were not polite when they served us dinner - although it was only 6:45pm I think they had stayed late just for us, and wanted to go home. There are a few pensions in Strecno as you walk in; you might want to use those instead.

On the Saturday when we left Hotel Diery to walk to the bus stop in Terchova: This was inconvenient, because we had to carry our luggage for 30 mins (it is more than 2 km !). It was raining hard, so some or our stuff got wet. I think you could have arranged a car transfer for this. In fact I think a car transfer for this was mentioned in our original itinerary.

Overall, those are minor criticisms - we had a great time. I would recommend Travel Slovakia.


Warren from UK
★★★★★ - rating 5