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 Mala Fatra National Park
♦ Velky Krivan – the highest peak of Mala Fatra Mountains
♦ Diery canyons - stunning gorges and canyons
Day 1: Arrival to Nezbudska Lucka.
Arrival to Nezbudska Lucka train station and walk to hotel outside of the village. Possibility for sightseeing tour of the nearby village Varin, or to visit Strecno Castle.
Day 2: Nezbudska Lucka - Strecno - Mincol peak - Vrytky village - Nezbudska Lucka
Todays route will take you through the Lucianska Part of Mala Fatra mountains. You will walk mainly on dirt roads and some paths in pine – wood forests. Great views of the main ridge of Krivanska part of Mala Fatra and its highest peak Velky Krivan (1703m) will open up from Mincol peak (1369m). The trek ends with a downhill walk in Piatrova Valley to Vrytky village. From there you take the train to Strecno. Overnight in the hotel outside of Nezbudska Lucka .
Walking time: 6 hrs; uphill/downhill: 1020/1000 m.
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; uphill/downhill 765/745 m.
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 Prislop saddle. From there you will go down to Stary Dvor, climb up to Grun peak and descend to Stefanova village.
Walking time: 4.30 hrs; uphill/downhill: 1200/1100.
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 Snilovske sedlo. 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.
Walking time: 7 hrs; uphill/downhill 730/1600 m.
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; uphill/downhill: 1060/1055 m.
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.
Luggage transport: Luggage is taken care of throughout the whole trip. A small rucksack (35l) for carrying personal items during the day is necessary.
Included in the price: ► Accommodation in standard hotels and pensions with en-suite facilities on bed and breakfast basis; ► public transportation by train or bus from Bratislava to Nezbudska Lucka(the starting point); ► and from Zilina (20 km from Stefanova village) to Bratislava Airport; ► pick up at Bratislava airport and transfer to the bus/train station in Bratislava; ► luggage transfers; ► 1 cabin lift ticket (one way); ► detailed roadbook and map in English; ► 24 hrs phone assistance; ►NOTE! The price is per person sharing a double room accommodation. Single traveler who has ordered a bed in a shared double room must be prepared to pay for a single room if a room-mate cannot be arranged.
Not included: ► ticket for local bus Stefanova - Zilina on departure day (app. 2 EUR - find schedules here) ► tips► entrance fees► alcohol drinks► transfers by local public transport and other personal expenses not mentioned in the "Included in the price" section...
Other expences: ►Single room supplement: 130 Euro ► Private transportation: Bratislava - Strecno/Stefanova and vice versa: car (1-3 pax) - 237 EUR, van (4-7 pax) - 278 EUR; Vienna Airport - Strecno/Stefanova and vice versa: car (1-3 pax) - 249 EUR; van (4-7 pax) - 289 EUR; ► If you break the trip plan you pay on your own the extra expenses for transport and accommodation.
How to get there? Please, contact us if you would like us to help you find suitable flights at the best price. When helping you to find flights we always try to find the best price for you according to the departure and arrival times. Prices vary depending on the airline and current availability. However, remember that the cheap airfares are often difficult or impossible to reschedule or cancel.
A service charge (non-refundable) will be added if you want us to help you find the appropriate plane ticket.
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