SK: Mala Fatra –Mincol Mountain
The Mala Fatra mountains, north Slovakia, is a popular destination for holidaymakers. The Mala Fatra is mostly covered by dense forests, the highest mountains of this range are bare. Mincol is a well-known mountain of the Mala Fatra. The mountain is inseparable from the Lucanska part of the range.
Mincol – The Giant of Lucanska Mala Fatra
Mala Fatra has two geomorphological subparts – northern Krivanska Mala Fatra and the southern Lucanska Mala Fatru. Mincol Mountain (1 364 m) is set in the main ridge of the Lucanska Mala Fatra. The mountain is in its northern part near the Martinske Hole. This massive mountain consists of granodiorite and tonalits. Mincol isn’t particularly distinctive regarding its height and morphology compared to its surroundings. It doesn’t dominate other mountains but still we can see it pretty easily from Turcianska Basin.
How You Can Get To Mincol?
Couple of marked tourist trails lead to the top. They come from all directions. You can choose the one going from the west. It starts in Rajecka Basin near Visnova and Turie towns. Or you can get inspired by one of the two trails going from the eastern part of Turcianska Basin from Vrutky. From Martin, which is near, you can get also to Mincol from its southern side. As there is no direct route from Martine, first we get off at Martinske Holle and go to Krizava Mountain (1 457 m). There you have to turn and go along the ridge following red trail to the north. From the north, you can get at Mincol by marked trails setting of from Stranavy and Strecno towns. A red tourist trail going across this mountain follows the main ridge of the Lucanska Mala Fatra. It goes from its southern edge where are the slopes of Klak Mountain (1 352 m). It continues to its northernmost part and ends in the town of Strecne. You shouldn’t miss Mincole if you plan a hike stretching for couple of days in the Lucanska Mala Fatra.
Fantastic vistas up from the top
Mincol is mostly bare without trees. Therefore, it provides you with beautiful views into the landscape. The peak is densely covered with small blueberry bushes, cranberry, and grasses. Small pine trees are scattered around until normal forest. At an altitude of 1364 meters, beautiful vistas are upon you. In the direction to the north, we can admire relatively modest mountain of Uplaz (1 301 m). Or the Kirvanska Mala Fatra behind it. To the east, we see open landscape dominated by Turcianska Basin where are Vrutky and Martin. On the horizon, see silhouettes of the Velka Fatra, Choc Hills, and even West Tatras. To the south, there is the Martinske Hole and Krizava Mountain. To the west, you have wide view of the Rajecka Basin and the Strazovske Hills.
Mincol is the hill worth seeing. Thanks to its great location it is easy to get to. This makes it an attractive locality. Interesting location and the height of this hill allows us to see all directions and enjoy the landscape.
GPS: 49°7'29.41"N 18°49'33.35"E
Text and photo: Radoslav Biskupič
Skialpinism has becoming increasingly popular. Hence we became interested in a relatively new book which contains a selection of the best skialpine rides in the mountains of Slovakia.
The Mala Fatra is a known and renown area. We hardly need to introduce it to you. This mountain range, along the High, Western, and Low Tatras, is considered one of the most beautiful and most visited mountain ranges in Slovakia. In the article today, we take you on a winter hike onto the main ridge of the Mala Fatra and its second highest peak of Maly Krivan.
Experience an attractive vacation at the end of the summer. You can experience it in the Baroque-Classicist Chateau Cicmany constructed at the end of the 18th century, which has recently undergone a complete reconstruction and offers visitors fantastic service and breathtaking excursions to the surroundings.
If you are among those who love nature, enthusiastic tourist, or winter sports lover, or mountain biking enthusiasts then you know that hills covered with woods, alpine meadows, and great ski slopes are the things that the Mala Fatra offers. And last but not least there are magnificent panoramas.
The town of Vrutky is located on the meeting point of the Turiec and Vah rivers. Vrutky is not a large town but there is lot to do for tourists and it has also rich history. Lets join us to explore the town at the edge of Turcianska basin.
Today we once again visit Turcianska Garden surrounded by monumental Mala and Velka Fatra. We also visit Strane, a neighborhood in Martin city. At the terminus of a public transport line there is a beautiful protected climbing road.
Last week we climbed Velky Rozsutec and intentionally walked around Janosik’s Holes (Janosikove Diery). This phenomena is so beautiful and unique we must devote one entire article to describe them. So today we see the most popular and most well-known tourist attraction in the Mala Fatra National Park.
Tourism is great in winter as well. And this was our motto for our trip to the Mala Fatra Mountains and its peak Velky Rozsutec, the dominant sight of the mountain range.
One of the most beautiful parts of Slovakia, is situated between the mountains Velká and Malá Fatra. From the north it bordered by a national cultural city of Slovaks – Martin and from the south by Turčianské Teplice, spa town. The area or region is called Turčianská kotlina (basin), in older sources known as Turčianská zahrádka (garden).
Today we go to see the ruins of the second highest standing castle in Slovakia. We will tell you about its history and walk around it.
Who is accustomed to grandiosity and hospitality of Czech spa towns, so he would rather shade his pretensions, staying in Slovakia. So, Rajecké Teplice, a locality, situated not far from Žilina, could be an example of difference between Czech and Slovak balneology.
Rajecká basin and its surroundings is filled with tourist attractions and amazing places in nature. The town of Rajecké Teplice is well-known for its spa tradition, however, it boasts with other wonders of nature.
Martin is cultural as well as economical seat of Turiec, North Slovak Region. In 1994, the town was declared as Slovak Centre of National Culture. So, Martin became a very attractive target, not only for local tradition and its monuments.
Last week we saw some of the less known sites in Martin, we return to its historic center today.
Today we make a tour in the north-Slovakian city of Martin. In the first part, we introduce you to the places of public life, in the second part, we visit a historic center where we look at fascinating buildings and say something about history of institutes that reside there.
Only couple of days ago, we celebrated All Souls’ Day. We symbolically lightened candles at cemeteries, silently remembered people we loved. Today, we visit a cemetery. It is not an ordinary cemetery, it is a National cemetery in the city of Martin.
Martin is the capital of the Turiec region. It is here where the institution, a pillar of culture in Slovakia and Slovak national consciousness resides, Matica Slovenska.
A place great for relax and sports is at the edge of the city of Martin. Its Jedlovina Urban Forest, longtime place for relax, business meetings, tourism, or just hike in nature. We decided to visit it as well.
Although winter for us this year is very generous in terms of snow, completely free of snow, we're just left. Although not all ski resorts have sufficient snowy, winter sports enthusiasts will certainly come into their own, mainly thanks to artificial snow.
The bicycling season starts and we invite you to a small trip. We start our biking trip near the ...
Today we invite you to the snow-covered region of the Little Fatra Mountains. Our tourist route s...
Our photogallery takes you to quiant Turcianska Valley with many amazing places. Klastor pod Znie...
If you love nature in winter then go to Rozsutec Mala Fatra national park . There are three gorge...
Take part in prostřednictvím naší fotogalerie our winter hike via our photogallery of the Mala ...
In the Mala Fatra, northern Slovakia. There are many tourist trail that go into various parts of ...
Two towns in one. This is how one cold name two historically important places in the north of Sl...
In the Krivan park of the Mala Fatra National Park in picturesque Vratna Valley there is one of ...
The town of Martin is located in the northern part of the Turiec Basin.It is surrounded by beauti...
Picturesque community of Štefanová (it is a quarter of Terchová-village) is situated inside marve...
Join us for a trip to a system of gorges and canyons known as Janosik Diery near Terchova. Enjoy ...
Velky Rozsutec is one of the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia. It is located in the Mala Fat...
Charming nature of the Mala Fatra, and two ski slopes are sought not only by locals but it has be...