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Educational trail Kalameny to Liptovský hrad

Kalameny - lake Kalameny - tourist crossroads saddle under Kráľová - Liptov castle
Type: For children, Educational path
Difficulty: 3 - medium difficulty
Route length 3.4 km
Climb: 430 m
Sinking: 430 m
Duration 2 h
Lowest point: Kalameny, obecný úrad m
Highest point: Liptovský hrad m

Detailed route description:


Chočské vrchy

Starting point

Kalameny, municipal office

End of route:

Liptov castle

Detailed route description

The route starts in the village of Kalameny and continues past the Kalameny lake (thermal spring), which is used for public bathing all year round. It is parallel to the yellow and, from the junction Sedlo pod Kráľová, to the red tourist sign. The route with a permanent climb leads largely outside the forest, which can be strenuous on sunny summer days. A 7 m high metal ladder and a bridge lead to the platform with the castle. There are warnings in the terrain: entry into the Liptovský Castle area is possible only at your own risk and for persons under 14 only accompanied by adults.

With good visibility, the hill and the castle offer views as far as Orava with Baba Hora, the Liptovská Basin with the Liptovská Mara reservoir, the Low Tatras and Veľký Choč (1,609 m above sea level). The castle area is a national cultural monument. The small remains of the castle (exposed foundations of the walls), which are being preserved by the local civic association Castrum Liptov, are freely accessible to the public.

Names of information panels
1. Educational trail Kalameny – Liptovský Castle
2. Flax and hemp
3. Water
4. Interesting facts about Liptov Castle
5. Forest
6. Geology of the Choč Hills
Information panels in the field (except for the introductory one) are not marked with the name of the nature trail.

There are also (three) faded information panels from the previous version of the educational trail (status in 2020) on the trail route. It is possible to return from the castle to the lake as a circuit following the (exposed and also steep) blue tourist sign (total 4.5 km to the exit in the village).

Availability and parking options

Parking is possible in the village of Kalameny or by the Kalameny lake. Parking is charged.

Accommodation and catering options

You can stay in Kalameny or Lúčky.

Liptov planner