Photogallery: Slovak Paradise - Velký Sokol
Slovak Paradise - Velký Sokol
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 22 pictures
Photo-trip throughout one of most expressive valleys of Slovak Paradise. If you wish to know more about this region, read the article specialized in such thema.
Photo: Jan Chaloupka
Summer is getting closer. It is the best time for tourism. We take you to a paradise, a Slovakian one actually. We start our trek in Smizany village. There also starts a nature trail.
Lets join us for a hike in Slovakian Karst’s beautiful valley between Hajsky Hill and Miglinc. There, Haj, a small village is located. You can travel there to Zadielska plain which is nearby or to Turnansky castle. Today, we visit another sight – Hajske waterfalls and cascades.
After a day in Herlany, we drove on the E58 road to Orechova, Sobrance district. We planned some winetasting and a trip to Morske Oko, which we did on the day after. How it all went you can read in this article.
We travel to eastern Slovakia after a while. There we will see some unique places. The first one is Herlany town, about 28 kilometers from Kosice. The town is in picturesque land at the foothills of the Slanske Hills and the Herlansky creek.
Last week we set off to explore Slovensky Raj, the area between Smizany and Cingov villages. This part of the trail goes across meadows, forest paths and roads. However, there was greater challenge ahead. Prulom Hornadu is area known for is know climbing irons and safety chains.
Gemer region is known for beautiful nature and places of history. We visit one of them. Today, we visit the town of Roznava situated in the basin of the same name. It is surrounded by the grandiose Volovske Hills and the unique Slovakian Karst.
We recently had a nice hiking tour in the Slovak Paradise National Park and now you come with us. The starting point is the Podlesok recreation area, from where you will follow the blue-marked hiking trail to the Hrdlo Hornád crossroads.
After paying our visit to Spišská Bystrá we moved on to the area of the Slovak Paradise mountain range, more precisely to the tourist center Podlesok, which is located in the valley of the Velká Bílá voda brook.
"There in the hilltops, on their very top close to the blue skies yet far from fertile soil. There is the beginning of waters and end to the bread. People have not much of wealth yet much of honor as it usually is when one looks God's into his eyes."
After quite a long time we set off to nature again. This time we take you to Kysel gorge in Slovensky Raj national park.
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.
Small diversion from Muráň plainland did not disturbed at all the plans of our active holiday, which continues in Low Tatra Mountains. The distance from Brezno to a top of the massif, dominating with Ďumbier Peak, is not great.
We definitively leave picturesque countryside of Slovak Paradise, and after visit of Dobšiná Ice Cave, we transfer towards Low Tatra Mountains, where our active holiday will continue. But, between Low Tatra and our starting position, you can find a region, the beauty of which could not be omitted in any case, and if you are not in a hurry, you can make a small branchline.
Everything has its end, so, the same situation was with our stay in a Paradise. This could be rather particular sentence in our relation about holiday activities. Nevertheless, now, we change ahead, in order to experience another adventures, to Dobšinská Ice Cave, drive throughout mysterious Muránska Table Land, and arrive finally to Low Tatra Mountains.
Active Holiday II.
As mentioned in our first chapter of our journey, camping place Podlesok could be an ideal starting point for visits of most impressive valleys, such as Suchá Belá or Piecky, or 6 kms distant Velký Sokol Valley.
United project of Hungarian-Slovak cooperation enables to make acquiantance with most interesting localities of East Slovakia and North-East part of Hungary. Tourism Without Borders is a project, coo-financed by means of European Fund of Regional Development.
One of several routes got the name „A Gothic Path“.
There are many beautiful places in eastern Slovakia, we visit one of them today. We stop in the town of Smolnik, Gelnica District. It has rich mining history, unusual architectonic sights, and it is surrounded with beautiful nature ideal to have a nice hike.
An interesting book, a book guide for car travellers was published in May 2013. It is called the Most Beautiful Car-Routes. There are 25 most beautiful car-routes in Slovakia. Would you like to have such a book in your library? Well, read on for you have a chance to win it!
In the eastern Slovak in Spiš area is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges - Slovak Paradise, which since 1988 declared as a National Park. In the rugged area laced with ravines, streams and waterfalls are hidden gorge, which is really worth seeing.
We mentioned recently inique natural locality of Slovak Paradise in our article.
Now, we take aim at its most interesting parts and try to describe where they are placed and how to arrive there.
Today's photogallery takes you on a trip to Kysel gorge, which has been recently reopened. You ca...
Roznava lies surrounded by magnificent mountains. There are many great sights in this town - some...
In the northeast of the Slovak Ore Mountains there is the Slovensky Raj nature park. It was found...
Near the village of Haj you can find the amazing area of the Slovak Karst. There is a number of w...
Today we take you to the magnificent Kysel gorge located in the Slovensky Raj national park. Rece...
We lost our way once to the beautiful village of Haj during our trips across Slovakia. The vill...