Mala Fatra Mountains - small but highly varied
You will hike up among white rocks with splendid panoramic views, go through stunning wild gorges on steel ladders and footbridges, follow up and down clear mountain rivers in beautiful valleys. All this natural experience combined with the charm of visiting some historical and cultural sights of interests like medieval castles, churches, small mountain villages and others make this trip an entertaining and adventurous experience, worth trying.
♦ Strecno castle - an extremely well-preserved medieval castle
♦ Terchova – the tourist center of MDifficulty: difficult (going through the canyons on the ladders and water is flowing down)ala Fatra National Park
♦ Velky Krivan – the highest peak of Mala Fatra Mountains
♦ Diery canyons - stunning gorges and canyons
Day 1: Arrival to Bratislava airport.
Arrival at Bratislava airport. Transfer to Bratislava train station, driver will provide you with train tickets and take a train to Nezbudska Lucka. Walk from rail station to your hotel, Chata Pod Jedlovinou, Varin.
Day 2: Varin - Strecno - Mincol peak - Vrytky village - Nezbudska Lucka
Breakfast at the hotel and trip to Lucianska part of Small Fatra. Starting point Chata Pod Jedlovinou - hike following yellow sign and arrive in Strecno, continue in hiking following red sign and arrive in Saracniky and Mincol Peak (in this area are located relicts from II. W.W.) From Mincol peak follow blue sign and go down to Piatrova Valley– Vrutky and then take direction to Vrutky Rail Station and take the train to Nezbudska Lucka. Return to Chata Pod Jedlovinou. Overnight in Chata Pod Jedlovinou.
Walking time: 6 hrs; difficulty : medium
Day 3: Nezbudska Lucka - Terchova
Today’s trek takes you in the Eatsern parts of Krivanska part of Mala Fatra. You start walking in Starohradska valley. Reaching Javorina saddle you can choose from 2 options. The first leads you directly down to Kur valley and then to Krasnany village. The other option that is to climb Suchy peak and then trek for an hour and so on the main ridge surrounded by nice panoramic views.
Walking time: 6hrs;difficulty : medium
Day 4: Terchova - Stefanova village
Sightseeing tour of Terchova. Hiking trip trough Tiesnavy canyons. You will walk up on stone ladders surrounded by stunning rock walls, follow the rocky ridge of Sokolie and then reach Tiesnavy.From Tiesnavy either visit the most traditional Slovakian village Terchova, famous thanks to Terchova Music (UNESCO) and birth place of Slovakian „Robin Hood“– Juraj Janosik. From Terchova you can go to your accommodation either by walk, or by bus. From Tiesnavy either visit the most traditional Slovakian village Terchova, famous thanks to Terchova Music (UNESCO) and birth place of Slovakian „Robin Hood“– Juraj Janosik. From Terchova you can go to your accommodation either by walk, or by bus.
Walking time: 6.00 hrs; difficulty: medium
Day 5: Stefanova village - Velky Fatransky Krivan Peak - Stefanova village
Today’s trek will take you to the highest peak of Mala Fatra mountains – Velky Fatransky Krivan Peak (1703m). You take the lift to Chleb. After that you will climb up to the main ridge and Velky Fatransky Krivan Peak (1703 m) and continue following the ridge going up and down on few more peaks. Overnight in Stefanova village
Walking time: 7 hrs; difficulty:medium
Day 6: Stefanova village - Rozsutec reserve - Stefanova village
Today’s hike is probably the most exciting of the whole tour. The first part will take you up and down on steel ladders and footbridges in the stunning canyons and gorges of Nove, Dolne, Horne Diery and Tesna Rizna. The second part of the hike will take you up in the open in the area of Rozsutec reserve. After spending some time admiring the views you go down to Medziholie saddle and then back to Stefanova village.
Walking time: 6.30hrs; Difficulty: difficult (going through the canyons on the ladders and water is flowing down)
Day 7: Departure
Check-out of the hotel. You take a local bus from Stefanova village to Zilina, and from there you and transportated (by public transport) to Bratislava airport for departure.
Good to know: ►Terrain: Most of the paths and dirt roads are steep and take you to a higher altitude directly and very fast (without making serpentines to avoid overtax). The terrain is versatile: from even forest paths and dirt roads, through steep stony paths, ladders and footbridges in gorges and alpine rocky paths above the tree line. ► Marking – the routes are very well marked with paint marks and signs (of places, saddles, peaks, etc.). ►Public transport schedule: www.idos.cz
We recommend trip in the period: May - September