SK: Spisska Magura – To Bachledova Valley
The region of Spis boasts many historic sights as well as amazing natural wonders. In the forefront stand beloved locality- Bachledova vally, a sports resort in the south of the Spisska Magura mountain range.
The Spisska Magura is situated in the region of Spis, the northeastern part of Slovakia. Repisko (1 259 m) is the highest peak of this mountain range which is criss-crossed by various tourist trails as well as bike trails. Anyone who loves to spend to spend time in the mountains will love it here. The blue trail is among the most popular. It runs in the southern part of the main ridge. The vistas over the High Tatras and Belianske Tatras are nothing but spectacular. Especially, the section between Bachled's valley and Zdiar are highly popular. The vistas from here over the ridge of the Belianske Tatras is amazin – among others note epsecially the peaks of Zdiarska Vidla (2 142 m) and Havran (2 152 m).
Bachledova Valley – Winter Sports
Bachledova valley stretches along the southeastern edge of the Spisska Magura. Concretely, it is located in the Repisko subregion near Zdiar, a Tatranian town. There are many great attractions and outdoor sport activities accessible all year round. This is also a well-known tourist area offering complex services, beloved by tourists especially in winter. Local ski resort opens many possibilities with its many ski slopes, ski tows, and a chairlift. Yet you may do more there than just skiing alone. Above the Bachleda valley, there are two boservation towers. The first one – Bachledka observation tower – sits near the blue tourist trail on the middle of the road between Mala Polana and Bukovina localities. The tower is admission free. The other observation tower belongs to Korunami Stromu trail, attraction, and the entrance there is charged.
Korunami Stromu Trail (Through the Treetops Trail)
A new attraction was opened in September 2017. It is unlike any other in Slovakia. A truly unique trail which goes by the name Through the Treetops Trail was built across treetops and features a observation tower. It is situated on the ridge close to a chairlift stop. The trail goes here from Bachleda valley. We can get there also along the yellow tourist trail or by making an easy climb along the road from the parking lot in Bachleda valley. Some sections of this scenic route are as high as 24 meters above the ground. The trail is 1234 meters long. At its end, visitors climb up an observation tower which gets them 32 meters above the ground. The trail is maid so that the visitors may move easy and safely. In addition to that, the trail is wheelchair accessible. There are information panels in some sections. These make us learn interesting information on forest's ecology as well as about local flora and fauna.
Spisska Magura's main ridge in the area of Bachledova valley is a wonderful place. You may enjoy amazing nature of the Belianske Tatras in the background. Also, you may see the mountainous landscape of the Spisska Magura. While walking on the nature trail, you will learn on how forest ecosystem works and enjoy the vistas at the same time. Easy access to the area makes it easy to visit by children and seniors, and great family trips all year round.
GPS: 49°16'18.9"N 20°18'35.0"E
Text and photos: Radoslav Biskupič
No doubt, a church tower belongs inseparably to typical silhouette of historical town of Spišská Nová Ves. Its gallery was open for public couple of years ago. So, when favourite weather allows, it would be worth to burn some calories and to mount several stages upstairs, in order to enjoy such unique outlook.
After past trips to nature, today we will focus on the remarkable cities of the Prešov region, which are decorated with unique sights. We will go to the village of Žehra, where we will visit a unique church, take a walk to the medieval Spiš Castle and not miss modern art in Medzilaborce.
In the third and final part about winter tips for trips, we will take you to the mountains, a picturesque village, a cross-country skiing paradise, a magnificent monument and you will also take an adventurous walk through Spišská Magura with us.
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Autumn weather is ideal for biking, so today we introduce routes that are suitable for the whole family. We head to the east of Poprad in Slovakia and from there pure adventure awaits.
Today we will take you to the location between the north-eastern slopes of the Low Tatras and the Kozie Chrbty (Goatbacks), more precisely to the Vikartov Moat, where the picturesque village of Spišské Bystré is located. In the valley of the Hornád River lies a village that offers several interesting sights, two nature trails, as well as beautiful nature in the area.
Today we will take you to the peaceful area of Zamaguria, which stretches in the northeast of Slovakia. We will visit Cerveny Klastor Smerdzonka baths, where healthy mineral water flows since ever. Rumors of the healing water under Tri Koruny (982 m.) beagn to spread as early as the 14th century, when Carthusian and later Kamaldul monks from a nearby monastery used it for their healing practice.
Autumn is the most colorful period of the year and one of the most suitable for exploring the beauty of Slovakia. This time we will take you to the village of Červený Kláštor, where we will experience an amazing adventure in the form of a rippling river.
In the northeastern cornerof Slovakia, in the region of Presov, you will discover the small town of Stara Lubovna. A majestic castle of the same name rises above the town.. Let us now visit it together and see the exhibition in the Museum of Folk Architecture.
Today in our wonders across Slovakia we move in Poprad to Spisska Sobota, a protected area of historical landmarks. We will explore its history which experienced rises and falls. Despite uneasy fate its artistic value didn’t vanish. It offers a unique look on lives of our ancestors in the Spis region.
This time we visit the east of Slovakia. Our destination aUNESCO landmarks. We are going to make our trip about history as well as tourism. We start at Spisska Nova Ves.
The Tatranian National Park offers many beauties. High and steep mountains, deep valleys, majestic falls, unseen beautiful fauna and flora and also beautiful things hidden in depths of the area such as various caves. Only one of them, though, is open to the public.
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