River Studený potok (oravský) - Cold brook (Orava) - Slovakia
The brook sources in Roháče Valley.
SK, Western Tatras – A Trip to Taťliakova Cabin
This time we invite you on a trip to the Western Tatras, more precisely to the Roháč Valley. Our goal will be the alpine Ťatliakova chata, which is an ideal starting point for hiking to Smutný sedlo, Zábrať saddle or, for example, to Roháčské plesy.
We will start at the Šindlovec guest house in the recreational settlement of Zverovka (the village of Zuberec), next to which there is a red-marked barrier-free hiking trail, resp. asphalt road. It is one of the few mountain places where even immobile people can go during the summer season. However, now it will be appreciated mainly by lovers of winter hiking, cross-country skiers and ski mountaineers.
The about three-kilometer section leads through the forest, but it also offers a number of breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Roháče. About halfway through, we first come across an interesting monument dedicated to the hunter and builder of the first tourist shelter in Roháče - A. Demian, and after a while at the Adamcula crossroads, from where it is possible to connect to the blue marked hiking trail Spálená dolina. However, we continue along the red route and in more than an hour and a half we reach the destination of our walk, Ťatliak's cabin (1374 m above sea level).
"Ťatliačka", as it is familiarly called by mountaineers, was established in 1941 at the crossroads of hiking trails. Not far from the cottage there is a beautiful Ťatliakovo lake, for the more able there are trips to Roháčské ples or to the hills Plačlivé, Ostrý Roháč, Tri kopy, Volovec, Baníkov, simply put along the ridge of the Western Tatras.
The cottage named after the leader of Orava tourism - Jan Ťatliak - offers the possibility of refreshments and accommodation. Please note that these services are only seasonal, or the cottage is closed during the winter. Its architecture is influenced by the style of Orava cottages and it is interesting that during the Second World War, Jews and partisans hid here. It was burned down by German soldiers in 1944, but thanks to the Dolný Kubín Slovak Tourist Club, the restoration began in 1946.
Po obnově opět sloužila turistům, ale v roce 1963 znovu vyhořela. Její obnova už nebyla tak rychlá jako dříve, spíše naopak, trvala dlouhá desetiletí. Navíc v roce 2013 Ťatliakovu chatu zasáhla sněhová lavina, která naštěstí neporušila statiku, a tak se po rekonstrukci opět stala neodmyslitelnou součástí Roháčské doliny.
If you would like little tourism or nature experiences, we recommend combining this trip with a visit to, for example, the adjacent ski resorts,the Museum of the Orava Village or the first accessible cave in Orava and the Western Tatras - Brest Cave. Of course, taking into account current measures.
GPS: 49°12'49.4"N 19°44'51.0"E (Ťatliakova cabin)
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Oskár Mažgút, HIK, o.z.
Accept our invitation to the beautiful Žiarská dolina, which with its Žiarská chata is undoubtedly one of the most popular places for all lovers of winter tourism or ski mountaineering.
This year's winter offers us wonderful weather and plenty of snow. That is why today we invite you for a winter hiking trip to the second highest peak of Oravská Magura - Kubínská hoľa (1,346 m above sea level), which is a popular destination for all the highest winter sports.
In the western foothills of the Roháče Mountains, you will find the village of Zuberec in a picturesque valley. In addition to trips to the mountains, it also attracts the extensive open-air museum of the Orava Village Museum and the Brest Cave. Let's go here together and look into the history of the Orava region.
Autumn is the most colorful season of the year and the best for tourism. You need to count on early sunsets but the sun is not so hot. Therefore, we decided to go up into the mountains.
Our steps today head to Horna Orava, to a small swamp lake that is of large cultural and natural importance.
Do you belong among winter sports lovers? Also, you can not imagine a winter holiday without a good snow and well-maintained slopes? Although, I have to admit that in recent years we go with a group on skiing for one week. Usually, we go abroad, but the Slovak mountains, we did not forgot about. My favorite places have been for years the Kysuce and Orava regions.
Today we move from the High Tatras to Western Tatras where we visit Žiarska valley where popular Žiarska Cottage is located (1324 meters above the sea level). This position is a great starting point for any trek to the regions of Braníkov and Barance.
Tourism in the Western Tatras is very popular. This mountain range owes its attractiveness to the possibility of completing beautiful ridge trekking paths with individual hills. In this article, we invite you to an unusual tour of one of the side ridges of the Western Tatras, which will lead us to the Sivy Hill - a mountain situated on the main ridge of the mountain range.
The Western Tatras is very popular and frequented mountain range. Treks here, the main ridge especially, are amazing and people who go there long remember it. Ostry Rohac is perhaps the most attractive and most well known peak in this area. Many tourists hike across it every year.
The West Tatras are very attractive mountain ridge for tourists. These mountains are especially known for trek difficulty. Yet any tour along their ridges, into their klippes or climbs up Rohace's exposed ridge are worth it. However, you may make here an easy tour as well particularly to Preduvratie klippe.
Like the High Tatra West Tatra is also popular area. You can have some remarkable outdoor experience there. Both mountains seems to be one whole. However, unlike the High Tatra, West Tatra are lower. Its mountains are more covered of grass. Barance mountain (2 185 m) is a popular locality by tourists. This mountain is situated in the south of this mountain ridge.
There is something about making winter treks. Harsh, icy beauty of nature in winter tempts many people to set out to nature. We can make some more difficult trips even in Slovakian mountains, concretely in the Low Tatras, Western Tatras, and High Tatras. Placlivy mountain in the Western Tatras, is a locality accessible to tourist even during the winter season.
After visiting many places we return to nature today. Our steps lead us to beautiful, untamed, and unique Western Tatras, concretely to the Rohace.