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The “Bacúch – Boca” Nature Trail

Type: Alpine hike, Educational path
Difficulty: 3 - medium difficulty
Route length 14 km
Climb: 820 m
Sinking: 434 m
Duration 5.30 h
Lowest point: m
Highest point: m
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Detailed route description:

Area:

Nízke Tatry

Starting point

Bacúch

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End of route:

Vyšná Boca

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Bacúch – Bacúšske sedlo (1315 m n.m.) – Vyšná Boca

Detailed route description

The village of Bacúch is an ideal starting point for hiking, for example, up to the Low Tatras ridge. As there is a nature trail Bacúch – Vyšná Boca, you can get to know the surroundings during your hike. The tradition says: “Bacúch, Boca, od jedného otca” which means “Bacúch, Boca come from the same father”. Both villages are historically connected by mining as well as by the mountain pass of Čertovica and the saddlebacks of Bacúšske Sedlo and Ramža. It is a kind of symbolic connection between the regions of Liptov and Horehronie.

This medium level blue trail takes about 5 and a half hours. It is 14 km long with an elevation of 690 m and leads mostly through the forest. On the top of the saddleback, there is the meadow Ramža, where there is also a shelter hut (1260 m asl). This is the place where most tourists stay overnight when crossing the main ridge of the Low Tatras. Approximately 300 m west of the hut you will find a spring of drinking water.

It is a bidirectional, linear, self-guided trail with a guide on request, and open to pedestrians in summer. It is a medium level trail. There are 5 information panels along the trail providing data about the village of Bacúch, the water spring of Božena Němcová, about the locality of Podvrch, the saddleback of Bacúšske Sedlo and the village of Vyšná Boca. Individual panels are focused on nature and its protection, history and mining. The trail also includes an entrance to a mine where copper was mined.

Accessibility and parking

Parking is available in the village of Bacúch. The village is very well accessible from Brezno. You can take a bus or train. From Vyšná Boca you can get by car or by bus circulating regularly to Liptovský Mikuláš or Liptovský Hrádok.

Accommodation and food facilities

Food and accommodation facilities are available in both villages. As for the route, there is only the hut Ramža providing temporary shelter in bad weather.

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