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Nature Trail in Demänovská dolina

Hotel Bystrina – Stará Horáreň – Hotel Chopok – Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (Ice cave) – Riverside – the spring under the cold hole – Demänovská jaskyňa slobody (Cave of Liberty)
Type: Circular tour, For children, Walking trail, Educational path
Difficulty: 2 - easy
Route length 4 km
Climb: 183 m
Sinking: 49 m
Duration 1.45 h
Lowest point: m
Highest point: m
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Detailed route description:


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Starting point

bus stop autocamping

End of route:

parking of Ice cave

Detailed route description

The story of water is a modern experiential trail designed especially for families with children. It is located in the lower part of Demänovská Valley, and in its entire length, it passes through the riverbed of the Demänovka stream. Visitors will learn interesting facts about the water element and its natural significance through educational boards and stops. What´s more, they can recharge their batteries in rest places.

The trail is 4 kilometres long and not demanding. The whole trail is divided into two imaginary parts with regard to access possibilities and attractiveness. The first part leads from the Hotel Bystrina (bus stop) to the Hotel Chopok, where the route passes smoothly to the other side of the flow through a wooden bridge. This part of the route is more attractive and leads from the Chopok Hotel around the Demänovská Ice Cave to the most visited Slovak cave, the Demänovská Cave of Liberty.

Accessibility and parking

Demänovská Valley is connected with Liptovský Mikuláš by regular bus service, which is relatively well-timed for the needs of tourists. The starting point of the tour is located right at the bus stop as well as at the finishing point. There is also an official car park at the starting point. It is free with sufficient capacity.

Accommodation and food facilities

While ascending the nature trail, you can refresh yourself right at the beginning of the nature trail in hotels Bystrina, Tri studničky and Chopok, or in the Restaurant Riverside.

The widest selection of accommodation and gastronomic facilities within the Liptov region is directly in the Demänovská Valley.

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