3-day Slovak Nature Walking Tour

€580/per person/personperson

€1128 solo traveler
discounts for bigger groups

date_range3 days

todayAll year

Hiking and walking tour

Easy

languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request

Included

  • Accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast in stylish guest house in Banska Stiavnica:
  • Services of private English speaking guide for 3 days
  • Trip transport with pick up and drop off in Bratislava

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Admission fees (estimated costs 15 EUR/ person)
  • Pick up/ drop off in another place than Bratislava (possible to arrange for an extra fee)
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Day 1

Meeting with private guide. Banska Stiavnica visit.

- Morning meeting with a private guide in Bratislava*
- Car transfer to Banska Stiavnica (UNESCO); sightseeing
- Accommodation in a stylish guest house in Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica is a former mining town and lies amid the forests of the Stiavnicke mountains. Banska Stiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia. The town is on the list of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Banska Stavnica progressively became the dominant mining center in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 18th century. Banska Stiavnica monument town reserve comprises as many as 360 structures. Together they present a unique set of high cultural and historical value, placed into the pleasant environment of the Stiavnicke mountains.

*Pick up from another place than Bratislava is available on request.

Day 2

Hiking to Sitno hill and Pocuvadlo lake.

- Breakfast
- Hiking to Sitno hill
- Walk around Pocuvadlo lake
- Return to the guest house

Today's walk takes you through beech and oak woodland on the top of Sitno hill (1,009 EASL), the highest one in the area. The peak offers a panoramic view from its top. There is a ruin of an old Sitno castle from the 13th century.

A bit challenging ascent to the peak follows a gentle descent through the woods to Pocuvado lake. It is the largest artificial lake from the 18th century, originally served mining purposes. Nowadays, it is a popular summer holiday resort.

Day 3

Calvary in Banska Stiavnica, Arboretum Mlynany visit. Transfer to Bratislava.

- Breakfast
- Easy walk to Calvary
- Arboretum Mlynany visit
- Transfer to Bratislava*
- End of the tour

Calvary in Banska Stiavnica is the most imposing Baroque calvary in Slovakia and probably even in Europe. This calvary is a complex of 3 churches and 22 chapels with precious painting decorations and wooden painted reliefs.

Arboretum Mlynany boasts the most valuable exotic evergreen wood species in Slovakia. It also is one of the biggest arboretums in Central Europe. Its area covers 67 hectares and contains more than 2,300 plant world's species but mainly from Southern Asia, Korea, and Northern America.

*Drop off in another place than Bratislava is available on request.