Podbeskydy Highlands - Slovakia
Podbeskydy Highlands is situated in north-west part of Slovakia, in Region of Žilina, in Námestovo district. The complex belongs to Central Beskydy area, which form a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.
242 square kilometres
The highest hill:
Vrata - 1051 metres above sea level
Beautiful mountain town of Oravska Lesna is surrounded by beautiful yet hars nature of the Slovakian Beskydy and the Oravska Magura. Despite it is located in the midst of the mountains, its surroundings is ideal to bike there. Of many marked bike trails and nice forest paths, everyone will choose according to his preference, enthusiastic bikers, and families with children as well. The latter can take, for instance, a nice asphalt road going slightly uphill to unique historical narrow gauge railway. More experienced hikers can test their abilities on a bike up hill to the railroad station of Sedlo Beskyd, or while climbing to beautiful chapel near the upper station of a cableway in Lehotska.
Text and photo: O. Maňáková
In the picturesque Oravian village of Krusetnica you will find beside the traditional residential building, the beautiful Baroque church and the ski area and one unconventional museum bearing the name Oravakafe. This Museum of Coffee, founded by enthusiast Roman Florek, tells the story of the coffee bean from the beginning to the delicious end. The exhibition is the largest mosaic of coffee beans in the world, old mills, coffeemakers, mugs, cups and much more. In addition, there is also a roaster where you can buy and possibly give a bunch of quality coffee or buy souvenirs. The museum offers great enjoyment.
Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút
Mountains / Europe / Slovakia
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