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Cross Country Skiing

Ski Resort

1. DONOVALY - ŠACHTIČKA

marked length 14,1 km

total vertical gain 250/320 m

difficulty medium

The route starts at the hiking trails orientation in Donovaly and then climbs on a prepared ski trail to the village of Polianka. In Polianka there is crossroads of ski trails. The green ski trail continues up a slight incline through a beautiful forest. It eventually leaves the forest onto a meadow from where there are beautiful views in good weather of mainly the Great Fatras. It then alternates between slight descents and mild gradients up to the Žliabkar site (Izbica). Here you can see how the Špania Dolina waterfall once looked like and while there take a break at the rest stop. After leaving for Žliabkar the takes a steeper climb and then follows rolling terrain to the Horný Šturec saddle. The trail then takes a sharp left and continues until the crossroads with another yellow ski trail. Šachtička is only a few hundred metres from here and there the trail ends.

2. POLIANKA CIRCUIT

marked length 2,8 km

total vertical gain 60/80 m

difficulty easy

The trail begins at the intersection of ski trails in the village of Polianka. The route forms a circle, and so it is possible to go in either direction. It is also an easy trail for novice cross-country skiers.

3. MOČIARE CIRCUIT

marked length 5,9 km

total vertical gain 180/200 m

difficulty easy

The trail begins at the intersection of three ski trails and forms a circuit which is possible to go in either direction. Part of the trail runs parallel with the green Donovaly - Šachtička ski trail. It passes through a beautiful landscape of forests and meadows, from where there are magnificent views. It is also suitable for less experienced skiers, but you should give yourself more time to complete it.

4. ŠACHTIČKA - IZBICA

marked length 6,5 km

total vertical gain 60/50 m

difficulty easy

The trail begins at a place above Šachtička at the intersection with the green ski trail leading to Donovaly. This gives an alternative route to the green trail and goes beneath the Jelenska Rock. From Šachtička it continues to Dolný Šturec saddle where the ski marking can be found. The Dolný Šturec trail goes beneath the Jelenska Rock and then above the former guerrilla bunker of Mor Ho! to Žliabkar (Izbica), where it once again joins the green ski trail on which it started. The entire trail follows an educational, nature trail, and weather permitting there are beautiful views of the Great Fatras. This trail is not yet marked, but it is prepared. Only the intersections are marked.

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Places Around

Harmanecká jaskyňa cave

Harmanecká jaskyňa cave

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National Park of Nízke Tatry

National Park of Nízke Tatry

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National Park of Veľká Fatra

National Park of Veľká Fatra

The National Park of Veľká Fatra, lying in central Slovakia is typical for its continuous forest, long valleys and the largest locality of original yew tree occurrence in Europe.

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

The primeval forest of Badínsky prales, with its rare primary fir and beech habitat almost untouched by human activity, is one of the oldest protected areas in Slovakia. It was visited by Prince Charles in 2000.

Bystrianska jaskyňa cave

Bystrianska jaskyňa cave

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Happy end

Happy end

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Park v Turčianskej Štiavničke a Teplické serpentíny

Park v Turčianskej Štiavničke a Teplické serpentíny

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The centre of Europe (Kremnické Bane)

The centre of Europe (Kremnické Bane)

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Donovalský pivovar

Donovalský pivovar

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Reštaurácia Čierna Ovca

Reštaurácia Čierna Ovca

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Pilsner Restaurant

Pilsner Restaurant

Vitajte v srdci Stredného Slovenska, Vitajte v Banskej bystrici, Vitajte v Plzenskej reštaurácii...

Le Roy Bar & Café

Le Roy Bar & Café

Leroy Bar & Café nie je len podnik, kde si môžete dať kvalitnú kávu, ale aj miesto, kde si môžete prísť oddýchnuť od každodenného zhonu. Snažíme sa, aby ste sa u nás cítili príjemne a po každej návšteve sa chceli ku nám znovu vrátiť.

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

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Tálska Bašta

Tálska Bašta

"Moderná slovenská reštaurácia, v ktorej zažijete nezabudnuteľné gurmánske dobrodružstvo."

Happy end

Happy end

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Chata pod Magurou

Chata pod Magurou

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Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera je unikátny komplex ubytovacích, stravovacích služieb v lone nádhernej liptovskej prírody iba 5 minút od centra mesta Ružomberok. Celá stavba je z prírodných materiálov a v duchu slovenskej tradície.

Fun arena Donovaly E- Scooters

Fun arena Donovaly E- Scooters

Discover Donovaly quickly, ecologically and comfortably from the seat of a modern e-scooter and enjoy a lot of fun on two wheels.

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Fun arena Donovaly Trampolines

Fun arena Donovaly Trampolines

Bungee trampolines are without doubt one of the most demanded attractions of amusement parks of recent years. They are a combination of an aluminium constructions, latex rubber and a very springy trampoline, all thought up by VIV Slovakia, s.r.o. Everything is driven by precisely tuned motors. There are 4 independent trampolines on each of which the jumper, secured in a special harness fastened to the X-jump part of the trampoline, can achieve heights of up to 7m and also forward and backwards moves thanks to the rubber which also maintain the balance of the jumper.

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Fun arena Donovaly Rope centre

Fun arena Donovaly Rope centre

The rope centre is located in the forest bordering the main E77 road from Banská Bystrica and Ružomberok and with a length of more than 500m is one of the longest and largest rope centres in the whole of Slovakia.

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Tiny mouse childen’s park

Tiny mouse childen’s park

The Donovaly Fun Arena adrenaline centre is expanding during the summer of 2017 with a unique novelty for Slovakia - a children's aqua experience-educational park with 9 attractions, which follow one another and form one whole experience.

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Fun arena Donovaly Toboggan run

Fun arena Donovaly Toboggan run

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Fun arena Donovaly Climbing Wall

Fun arena Donovaly Climbing Wall

When you come into Donovaly from Ružomberok you cannot fail to miss the dominant feature by the Nová hoľa cablecar car park - at 14m high climbing wall.

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Spa of Brusno

Spa of Brusno

In the quite atmosphere of the forested valley of the Brusnianka brook and below the majestic tops of mountains Nízke Tatry will one find the spa of Brusno.

TARZANIA Hrabovo

TARZANIA Hrabovo

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Slovak Ski Museum in Podkonice

Slovak Ski Museum in Podkonice

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Špania Dolina

Špania Dolina

The Monument Reserve of Popular Architecture in the central Slovakia commune ŠPANIA DOLINA consists of a unique set of miner houses built of wood and stones.

The Castle of Slovenská Ľupča

The Castle of Slovenská Ľupča

One of the best preserved castles in Slovakia stands above the village Slovenská Ľupča at the foothills of the mountains Nízke Tatry.

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Poštové múzeum v Banskej Bystrici je unikátne múzeum svojho druhu na Slovensku. Expozícia obsahuje predmety, dokumentujúce vývoj poštovníctva, filatelistickú zbierku poštových známok aj sekciu pre deti s názvom Detská pošta.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Divadlo Štúdio tanca je etablovaným profesionálnym tanečným divadlom. Na slovenskú scénu dlhodobo prináša autorské projekty, ktorými približuje publiku súčasný tanec a filozofiu moderného tanečného divadla.

Central Slovakia Gallery

Central Slovakia Gallery

The Central Slovakia Gallery (formerly the State Gallery in Banská Bystrica) is a gallery presenting modern and contemporary art. It focuses mainly on the presentation and documentation of free graphic arts of the latter half of the 20thcentury, as well as on contemporary art.

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

Rímskokatolícky farský kostol Panny Márie je súčasťou Banskej Bystrice už sedem storočí. Postavili ho nemeckí waldbürgeri (banskí ťažiari) ako prvú stavbu Mestského hradu a dodnes je tento kostol jeho najväčšou pýchou, poukazujúcou na slávne časy Stredoveku v banských mestách stredného Slovenska.

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

The town castle was once formed by several ancient buildings in the central Slovakian metropolis Banská Bystrica. Its task was to protect the income proceedings of copper and silver mining for the royal treasury.

Events Around

Fa Donovaly Night Run 2019

Propozície Fa Donovaly Night Run 2019 (http://bratislavamarathon.com/web/fa-donovaly-night-run/propozicie/).

Šansóny a iné piesne - Banská Bystrica

Richard Müller, Michael Kocáb, Ondřej Soukup Šansóny a iné piesne S tohtoročným projektom “Šansóny a iné piesne” precestuje Richard Müller spolu s  hosťami Michaelom Kocábom a Ondřejom Soukupom celé Slovensko a Česko. Koncertný program bude pozostávať zo šansónových piesní z autorskej dielne Hapka/Horáček, s tematicky nosným albumom V penziónu svět, na ktorom v r. 1988 exceloval okrem iných interpretov Richard Müller aj Michael Kocáb. V programe zaznejú menej hrávané piesne z diskografie R.Müllera, ako aj overené hity v skvelých aranžmánoch  špičkovej sprievodnej skupiny. Termíny koncertov: 23.9.2019 - LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ - Dom Kultúry 24.9.2019 - RUŽOMBEROK - DK A.