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Nature Trail – The Bear´ s Path

Hrabovo – Mini farma pod Sidorovom
Type: For children, Walking trail, Educational path
Difficulty: 2 - easy
Route length 3.5 km
Climb: 320 m
Sinking: 18 m
Duration 1.45 h
Lowest point: m
Highest point: m
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Detailed route description:


Veľká Fatra

Starting point

Hotel Hrabovo

End of route:

Vlkolínske lúky

Detailed route description

The Medvedia Cesta is designed for children and adults visiting the Hrabovská Valley and its surroundings. The trail informs them in an unpretentious way about the life of the brown bear occurring in this locality. Also, the fauna and flora living in the valley are shortly introduced to visitors. Within an easy three-kilometre walk, visitors stop at seven locations of the Medvedia Cesta nature trail to get basic information about the brown bear and its habits. In addition to written information on boards, the trail includes wallpapers, a climbing attraction, a bear´s bunker and a bear´s “bathroom”.

The trail starts in Hrabovská Valley near the dam and ends under the Sidorovo massive near Mini Farm. The trip can be conveniently combined with other trips, for example, to Vlkolínec (UNESCO World Heritage Site), to an observation platform Sidorovo or Malinô Brdo. After completing the nature trail, visitors can continue their trip along cycling routes of various difficulties, try scooters, a cable car and so on. Hrabovská Valley is a great resort to do various activities such as water or adrenaline sports or just relax by the dam.

Availability and parking possibilities


Public transport line number 5 operates directly to Hrabovo (from the town Ruzomberok railway/bus station to Hrabovo-final bus stop). Public transport line number 3 operates from the railway/bus station to Hrabovska road, where you can change to line number 5 directly to Hrabovo. You can find the exact departure times of public transport buses here: https://imhd.sk/rk/mhd

Tourists have several possibilities for parking. The “upper” parking lot at the cable car’s main station offers visitors about 300 parking spaces. Parking is for FREE. Another parking lot is a few meters below (approx. 300 meters), so-called “lower” parking lot located near Hrabovo Kingdom has the capacity of approximately 200 parking spaces and it is also for free.

Accommodation and catering possibilities

You can enjoy a family trip to Malino Brdo during the whole weekend. The choice of accommodation in Hrabovska valley is wide and you can also stay directly in Malino Brdo at the Hotel Malina with wellness and a view of the main slope. You can also find great food here in the restaurant, which is open to the public all year round. After lovely walk during the winter and summer seasons you can stop in the Apré-ski bar where you can warm up with a hot drink in the winter and on the other hand to refresh and relax after hiking in the summer.

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