Photogallery: SR: Small Carpathians – In Spring Nature
SR: Small Carpathians – In Spring Nature
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 20 pictures
Spring is about to start. Slopes and valleys of the Small Carpathians lost their last remains of snow. Sun rays shine more intense, days are getting longer, nature in the area of the Small Carpathians protected area is about to wake from its winter sleep. From under autumn leaves the first white blossoms of snowdrop peak out. At some places, their blossoms create white carpets. In the forests of the Small Carpathians, all other plants thrive as well, violets, buckrams. These make forests of the Small Carpathians more vibrant, more colorful. Nature comes back to life again, first spring blossoms grow and scramble above the ground to rule over the born-again Small Carpathian forest.
Text and photos: Radoslav Biskupič
On the edge of the Danubian Uplands, at the mouth of the Chtelnička Valley in the northern part of the Little Carpathians, lies the truly beautiful village of Chtelnice. The area in which it is located is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Slovakia.
Do you like nature, sights, culture or wandering around the countryside? And do you know what happens when a geographer and an environmentalist, a writer and a photographer, a father and a son come together and both love the Little Carpathians? The result is a wonderful book called Records of the Small Carpathians, which we will present to you in the following lines.
If you like wandering around the Little Carpathians, you should definitely get new tourist guides, you will visit the south and north of this picturesque mountain range with them. The 20 most beautiful tours around Bratislava and Trnava, together with map cut-outs, a profile of routes and tips or attractions on the routes, will surely delight all lovers of mountains and nature.
At the end of winter we set off to see the Natural Reservation of Rostun, in the Small Carpathian Mountain. We entered through the town of Plavecke Podhradi. All what we have seen is on the lines below.
Today we invite you for a trip just outside the Czech-Slovak border, at the foot of the Little Carpathians. Our base was the Diana Hotel in Nové Město nad Váhom, from which beautiful castles in the fabulous and gentle countryside of the Central Považie are easily accessible.
Last week we went to explore the Slovak regions. The first of them was Bratislavský, which, despite its relatively small area, offers a number of interesting tips for trips. Today we will continue his visit and we will go to one unusual street and to nature.
Our last stop in the Bratislava region will be the Marianka pilgrimage site and the Little Carpathian medieval gem - Červený Kameň Castle. We will also visit the breathtaking lookout tower and recommend a family bike trip.
After visiting Trnava last week, today we will set out to explore the surroundings of the picturesque region. We will visit natural places in the form of protected areas, reservations and areas, medieval gems and we will not miss the views from above of this beautiful part of Slovakia.
The unique combination of vineyards and Mediterranean botany is simply not seen. However, you can easily find this connection in Pezinok, in the Stará hora wine region. We are talking about a unique lavender garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors and wine lovers every year.
The picturesque Small Carpathian town of Pezinok is located approximately 25 kilometers from Bratislava. It is known especially for developed viticulture and long-term brick, construction and engineering production. Thanks to its convenient location, it is an attractive place for family life.
The most amazing historical monument of the town of Pezinok is undoubtedly the Pezinok chateau. It was built at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries as a water castle. And despite several reconstructions, the original appearance of the castle has been preserved. Thanks to this, the Pezinok chateau can be described as an impressive and unique building.
We have good news for all tourism lovers! These days, bookstores come with beautiful books about the most beautiful pedestrian routes, which will take you on routes of various difficulty, where you can discover Slovak natural gems or beautiful nooks.
The Small Carpathian Mountains are not the highest mountain range in Slovakia. Nevertheless, they have a lot to offer. There are many interesting and picturesque nooks. From some peaks there are magnificent views of the landscape. However, the visitor will be enchanted by deep forests, caves, or many rock formations along the ridges.
As every mountain range, even Small Carpathians has its dominant peaks. They are above the surrounding lands. Peaks of these several giants make characteristic panorama of the Small Carpathians. They create visible dominants, they are orientation spots and give beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. One of these impressive titans of the Small Carpathians is Vysoka.
Many interesting places not frequented by holidaymakers are in the Small Carpathians. These are mostly hills with beautiful vistas to the surroundings that lure tourists to climb them. Vapenna Hill is one of the three highest peaks in the Small Carpathians and it offers beautiful vistas as well.
If you like tourism and beautiful trips come and join us for one easy walk to the Small Carpathian mountains. We start at Plavecky Mikulas village. There are several marked tourist trails going on into the landscape.
On this day we are about to explore the Cachticke Carpathian Mountains. Velky Plesivec is our objective. It is surrounded by a nature reserve of the same name. It's importance lays not solely in its beauty but in its natural characteristics as well.
Since the time immemorial people were attracted to high places so they can have a view over surrounding landscape. Observation towers emerged quickly in central Europe, mostly in the second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. There are countless towers in Slovakia and it can be claimed some more will be constructed every year.
The Male Karpaty mountains is a very beautiful mountain range situated in the west of Sloavkia. There are many interesting paleontological and geological localities in the south of the range. The significance of this area led to foundation of a new Slovak geopark - the Sandberg-Pajstun geopark (SAPAG).
You may go into the Small Carpathians anytime of the year. Tourist trails will lead you to interesting places. In this article, we tell you about one of possible hikes in winter hikes up Skalnata, one of the seven-hundred-meter peaks in this mountain range.
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