Summer vacation in the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry offers not only clean fresh air, mountain sun, relaxation and the most beautiful trips in Slovakia, but also the opportunity to get fit in several ways. The whole family will definitely enjoy the movement in the fresh air! Jasná Low Tatras is a unique place with modern sports opportunities for everyone.
Mt Chopok (2,024 m a.s.l.) is wheelchair friendly from the northern as well as the southern side in the 2023 summer season – thanks to the new A6 cable car. Modern cable cars operate to the top of Mt Chopok (2,024 m a.s.l.), from where one can make comfortable hiking trips along mountain ridges or summer walks. In Jasná, there are lots of hiking and trekking trails of various difficulty levels, from difficult ones that require some preparation to easier ones which are ideal for families with kids or beginners.
Enjoy a summer full of unforgettable moments with us!
Jasná Nízke Tatry offers numerous trails for hiking and trekking different difficulty, from difficult, which requires a certain degree of preparation to those that are suitable for families with children or beginners. Choose according to your physical condition and in case you don’t feel in the mountains like at home use the services of the mountain guides, thanks to whom your activities in the mountains become safe adventure. We are offering you one day easier hiking tracks or multi days intermediate and difficult mountain tracks.
If you are inspired by our offer and accept the invitation to the world of silence you can discover a wonderful gift which the nature gave to Demänovska valley and Low Tatras.
1. UP THE HIGHEST PEAK OF THE LOW TATRAS – MT ĎUMBIER AND BACK
Trail length: 8.8 km
Time: 4 hrs
2. FROM MT CHOPOK THROUGH THE SADDLE OF POĽANY TOWARDS TRI VODY AND BIELA PÚŤ
Trail length: 9.1 km
Time – trail 2: 3 hrs 20 min
Time – trail 2a: 4 hrs
3. FROM MT CHOPOK UP TO THE SADDLE OF DEMÄNOVSKÉ SEDLO AND THROUGH THE VALLEY OF ŠIROKÁ DOLINA TO LÚČKY
Trail length: 9.5 km
Time – trail 3: 3 hrs
Time – trail 3a: 3 hrs 45 min
4. EDUCATION PATH DEMÄNOVSKÁ VALLEY
Trail length: 13 km
Time: 4 hrs 30 min
5. TO THE SYMBOLIC CEMETERY, THE DEMÄNOVSKÁ CAVE OF LIBERTY AND BACK
Trail length: 5: 1.8 km
Time- trail: 5: 50 min
Trail length 5a: 5.2 km
Time- trail 5a: 120 min.
6. A WALK AROUND THE TARN OF VRBICKÉ PLESO
Trail length: 1 km
Time: 20 min
7. ALONG THE RIDGE HIKING TRAIL “MAGISTRÁLA” FROM KOSODREVINA TO MT ĎUMBIER, UP TO MT CHOPOK AND BACK
Trail length: 10 km
Time- trail 7: 5 hrs 30 min
Time- trail 7a: 6 hrs 10 min
Time- trail 7b: 6 hrs 20 min
8. FROM KOSODREVINA TO MT CHOPOK AND BACK
Trail length: 3 km
Time: 3 hrs 30 min
9. FROM KOSODREVINA TO THE COTTAGE OF CHATA M. R. ŠTEFÁNIKA AND TO TRANGOŠKA
Trail length: 9 km
Time: 2 hrs 40 min
10. FROM KOSODREVINA UP TO MT CHOPOK THROUGH THE SADDLE OF PRÍSLOP, MT DEREŠE AND BACK
Trail length: 6.5 km
Time: 4 hrs
11. FROM KOSODREVINA UP TO MT CHOPOK THROUGH THE SADDLE OF KRÍŽSKE SEDLO AND BACK
Trail length: 14 km
Time: 5 hrs 30 min
12. ALONG THE HUNTER´S PATH TO THE DEAD BATS´ CAVE
Trail length: 8.8 km
Time: 2 hrs
Starting point: a Grand Hotel parking place. On the right side of the road we will take the educational path Demänovská Dolina and then continue along a yellow hiking trail of low difficulty.
By a mountain lake you can take a breath sitting on benches in the silence of the wood and indulging amazing views of the surrounding Low Tatra Mountains´ ridges.
Vrbické pleso is a glacial lake and the largest natural lake in Low Tatras. It is situated in 1 113 m a.sl. in western part of Demänovská valley. It is national natural monument and it is the biggest tarn in Low Tatras, it is large 0,73 ha, its maximum deep is 8 m, length 115 m and width 62 m. It is situated on moraine uphill of north Chopok bottom in Demänovská valley. It is Moraine Lake, which arise when iceberg bling from north hills of Chopok and Dereše. Otupnianka leaks out from the lake. The barrier was repair to fix the surface. Surroundings of Vrbické tarn have good access. On lake side are situated objects of tourist centre Jasná. From year 1975 it is natural monument.
The preparation of large scale project about the rescue of Vrbického tarn that has to prevent the ingrowth is running in this period. Its surface has been encrusted by vegetation bats, which is typical for lower altitudes very fast in the last two decades. The public is concern about the total extinction and they will try to save this national natural landmark with this project. Then it will be possible that small boats same like at Štrbské pleso could return under Chopok, these were used for sailing from the sixties the last century. They disappeared from Low Tatras in the eighties. Vrbické pleso can also serve and educate the students of the primary schools by nature trail and signs. The people from tourism organizations and protectionist should closely cooperate at preparation of this project.
Have you heard about the enchanted dragon bride that lies under Mt. Chopok? Don´t forget to visit her while staying in Jasná. Who knows, you may be lucky to see her waking up after a hundred-year-long sleep!
Where can you find her?
Use cable cars to get to the top of Mt. Chopok comfortably from the northern or southern side. To enjoy the best view of the Dragon Bride, walk down along the 1c ski piste (northern side) and after about 50 metres, turn right to wooden barriers. There you will see the Dragon Bride that has been turned into a stone.
Discover the story of a dragon bride
Our friend Demian the Dragon, the guardian of the beautiful valley Demänovská dolina, has always loved nature and enjoyed it mostly from high above. He often used to fly above the valley, magnificent caves, pointed rocks, over Mt. Chopok to the southern side and back. Crazy turns, somersaults and manoeuvring in the air were the best fun. However, he was constantly missing something. He felt lonely. After all, he was the only dragon in the region.
On one summer day, he heard someone wailing and crying terribly in the area of Vrbické pleso (tarn). He flew over and couldn´t believe his eyes! A dragoness was sitting on the tarn bank, unhappy because she had got lost in the valley. Demian learned that her name was Alica and she had come from far away. He soothed her and promised to help find her way back home but only after showing her around in Demänovská dolina. Alica agreed so they set out for a sightseeing flight together. She instantly fell in love with the beautiful nature of the Low Tatras and decided to stay there for some time.
Days, weeks and months were passing and Alica was constantly putting off her going home. She got enchanted by Demänovská dolina and moreover, there was nothing positive to expect at home. She was supposed to marry the ugly seven-headed dragon Maximilian that threatened to destroy her country. Our friend Demian didn´t like this idea at all, of course. He didn´t want Alica to leave, let alone to marry the horrific seven-headed dragon! So he decided not to let her go, marry her himself and live with her happily in Demänovská dolina ever after. Alica agreed because they were in love and felt happy together.
Their wedding was magical and Alica looked like a real bride with an emerald tiara and a snow-white veil. Demian couldn´t take his eyes of her beauty. They decided to exchange their wedding vows on top of Mt. Chopok. Alica arrived for the ceremony from the northern side of the mountain, Demian from the southern one. It was a gorgeous sunny day but within a few seconds, the weather changed and a terrific storm broke out. It had been brought about by the evil seven-headed Maximilian the Dragon. He had got wind of Alica´s betrayal and had come to send down destructive fiery lightning on the wedding guests. Alica was struck by one of the flashes and turned into stone. Demian was struck too and turned into a metal sculpture. The curse of the couple in love should last for one hundred years, one hundred days, one hundred hours and one hundred minutes.
It has already been some time since the unfortunate wedding day. And who knows, maybe their cruel punishment is about to end soon. Watch carefully if Alica and Demian come back to life again right in front of your eyes!
Family game in the countryside
Rumours have been swirling about Demänovská dolina (Demänovská valley) that a big treasure is hidden there. Nevertheless, nobody dared get it because there is a dragon guarding it. What´s the truth?
There lives a chummy DRAGON DEMIÁN in Demänovská valley, who is a guardian of the forest protecting the treasure. Get ready to follow Demian´s footsteps. Don´t be afraid of anything. On your adventurous journey, you´ll get to know the secrets of the mountains and have much fun with your new friend – a legend of Demänovská valley.
Did you hear the story of dragons living in Demänovská Valley? The fairy-tale winter brought a lot of snow, but even an unexpected member of the dragon family – a little dragon. Take a journey along the Dragon Pat up Chopok and help him find a happy ending to story of dragons. Follow the adventure diary, help the little dragon overcome at least 5 obstacles so that you solve the tasks and you´ll be rewarded.
Help Demián overcome his fear and all the obstacles along the Dragon Pat up Chopok!
Localities where to find the tasks
By a pond, Biela Púť (1,117 m asl.) – Birth of Dragon
By a climbing unit, Biela Púť (1,117 m asl.) – Courage test
At hotel Pošta, (1,117 m asl.) – Dragon energy
By Vrbické Pleso (tarn), (1,113 m asl.) – Bird perspective
At the TWINLINER cable car boarding station, (1,126 m asl.) – Eternal thirst
At FUNIBAR, Priehyba, (1,342 m asl.) – Climbing frame
Chopok Rotunda – photopoint, (2,004 m asl.) – Return of the dragon
A dragon bride on Mt. Chopok, (2,004 m asl.) – Alice the dragon
At Kosodrevina Restaurant, Chopok South, (1,488 m asl.) – Weather in the mountains
At Krupová, Chopok South, (1,084 m asl.) – First Aid – Alpine hiking
The area of Priehyba in Jasná will be honoured to welcome very special guests in summer! More than 40 pieces of original Wallachian sheep will find their home far away from home there temporarily. This original sheep species that used to graze pastureland at high altitudes of over 1,400 metres is easy to breed and is typical for spiral-shaped horns. In Jasná, young sheep will be gazing the area around Priehyba and will be watched by a shepherd and several dog guards. Kids as well as adults will get a chance to learn something about the history of shepherding, have a closer look at this precious breed and see how it is bred in the beautiful nature of the Low Tatras.
Locality: Priehyba, Jasná Nízke Tatry
Date: All summer season long
Would you like to enjoy the stunning views over the beautiful region of Horehronie and taste delicious meals? Even such experience is possible in Jasná.
SKY PICNIC is the excellent summer news prepared for our visitors. Start with a toast at Rotunda. Then you´ll be guided into a specially adjusted picnic cabin to enjoy a 40 minute picnic menu.
There will be a picnic basket waiting for you in the cable car with following items:
- different kinds of chees
- different kinds of pastry
- sparkling water
Mountain carts are amusing and easy to control. They are ideal for all age groups, from children aged 12 to pensioners. When riding, two brakes help control the speed, which guarantees simple and safe mastering of curves and other difficulties on the track.
In summer, Chopok turns into an oasis of rich greenery. The ridge, which is approximately 100 km long, opens its arms and attracts curious visitors to it for wandering along the tangle of hiking trails. Demänovská dolina is part of the Low Tatras National Park, where the most valuable is the Demänovská karst, world-famous caves – Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody, Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa and Vrbické pleso. Demänovská Cave of Freedom is open all year round, Demänovská Ice Cave only during the summer season. Vrbické pleso is the largest natural lake in the Low Tatras. The possibility of summer hiking, rock climbing, beautiful fauna and flora complemented by suitable climatic conditions are all reasons for a summer vacation in the Low Tatras.
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