Educational trail Žiarska Valley
Educational trail Žiarska Valley has five stops and fifteen themes, three information boards and two directional signs.
The information boards are placed as follows:
First one is located at the turn of the bus station; second one is located at the top part of parking area. This one informs visitors, who continue their hike up to the cottage of Žiarska Chata, about the educational trail. Third information board is located near the cottage of Žiarska Chata and informs the visitors, who leave the cottage and continue along the educational trail.
Educational trail has five stops. The first one is in the mouth of Žiarska Valley near the Mine and there are three themes mentioned on the boards (Žiarska Valley; village Žiar – short history; inhabitants of village Žiar during the wars). The second stop is situated at the third bridge, and two more are found below Hladké and near Mláky, where trail meets the original old way to the cottage of Žiarska Chata. Themes are as follows: fauna, flora, Smrečianka stream, mountains, avalanches and sheep breeding. The last stop is at the cottage of Žiarska Chata with following themes: the former cottage of Žiarska Chata and the downhill skiing history. The accompanying articles, which are both in Slovak and English, also contain photographs.
Žiarska Valley is one of the most visited valleys of the Western Tatras. Natural beauty and easy accessibility make it favourite for visitors – it is only 12 km away from the centre of Liptov – Liptovský Mikuláš town. The end of the valley is formed by massive peaks and ridges. Visitors to the valley, tourists, members of school and family trips will appreciate information on the boards which are placed in the heart of the peaceful, untouched Tatra Mountains countryside.
Tip for a trip Permoníkovo – Medvedia štôlňa.