Photogallery: SK, Petržalka: Biking on Starohajsky Island
SK, Petržalka: Biking on Starohajsky Island
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 33 pictures
Today we will take you to the largest housing estate in Slovakia - Petržalka in Bratislava. But if you think that blocks of flats are waiting for you, you are wrong. We will visit the Starý háj nature reserve, which is located in the eastern part of the housing estate, near Dolnozemská Trail, i.e. Danube cycle paths (Eurovelo 6). A Danube forest full of huge trees, flora, beautiful shrubs and grassy plains awaits you. Embark on the beauties of perfect and unfettered nature.
Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút
Bike – a simple machine on two wheels; we decided to use it during our summer vacation to explore beauties of nature, history of various places and last but not least to get fitter. Come with us to this unusual bike trip, which starts at the largest housing development, Petrzalka, and ends in Wolfsthal, a picturesque Austrian village.
Only recently have Petržalské hájovny become important forestry places, thanks to which they have been partially restored, they have once again become known not only to locals and they provide us with a forgotten view of the past.
Last week we visited the village of Zálesie, whose main tourist attraction is the wooden promenade on the Little Danube. Today we move to the village of Malinovo (historically Eberhard), where we have a planned walk through the local park.
Take a trip with us. We will go a short distance outside Bratislava, more precisely to the village of Zálesie (historically Gessayov), which offers interesting history, but mainly a natural attraction attracting thousands of visitors.
We have good news for all lovers of cycling and cycling! Recently, two interesting cycle books were published mapping somewhat unusual routes around Slovakia.
Last week we introduced the Petržalka gamekeeper's lodges, today we will go to perhaps the most popular lakes in Bratislava, where you can fish, take a walk and take a bath in the summer. But there are no limits to swimming, you can also use the lakes for hardening, which is very modern at this time.
At the beginning of September by bike we went toe explore Slovakian-Austrian-Hungarian borderline. The beginning of our trip was in Petrzalka, the largest housing estate in Slovakia and central Europe as well.
As winter is coming and cold, rainy, or snowy weather with it, we decided to end biking season by a trip to the Hungarian town of Mosonmagyaróvár. The beginning of our tour was yet again in Petrzalka, a Bratislava borough.
Last week we visited an extraordinary place- Trojmezi, a unique place where the borders of three countries meet, Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary. From there, we moved to Hungarian border town of Rajka. Today we will tell you more about it.
The largest housing estate in Slovakia - Petržalka in Bratislava - hides many natural corners. One of them is the nature reserve Starý háj, which is located in the eastern part of Petržalka, not far from the Danube cycle path (Eurovelo 6).
Even this year, we spent some summer days on our bikes. As we live in Petrzalka, this area of blocs of flats is the point from where we start our trips.
Once we rode on bikes from Petrzalka across the Pristavni Bridge along the Small Danube and across Vrakunsky forest we found ourselves at the airport. From there we will continue to our first place of interest the M. R. Stefanik Memorial.
One of the most densely populated areas in Slovakia and even in the Central Europe has several unusual natural nooks. One of them is forest Stary Haj, that was declared protected landscape area. To this very forest we go today.
Petrzalka is the largest and densest district in Bratislava, also it is the largest housing development in central Europe. Many called it a “concrete jungle” in the past, however, today there is not only vast greenery but also several interesting natural sights located just among houses or nearby.
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