Home Hiking The “Hrebeňom Veľkej Fatry” Nature Trail (Along the ridge of Veľká Fatra)

The “Hrebeňom Veľkej Fatry” Nature Trail (Along the ridge of Veľká Fatra)

Type: Alpine hike, Mountain ridge climbs, Circular tour, Educational path
Difficulty: 4 - difficulty
Route length 11.5 km
Climb: 467 m
Sinking: 552 m
Duration 5 h
Lowest point: m
Highest point: m

Detailed route description:

Area:

Veľká Fatra

Starting point

Rácestie pod Líškou

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End of route:

Chata pod Borišovom

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Pod Líškou (1345 m n.m.) – Krížna (1574 m n.m.) – Ostredok (1596 m n.m.) – Ostredok rázc. – Koniarky – Chyžky – Chata pod Borišovom rázc. – Chata pod Borišovom (1260 m n.m.)

Detailed route description

The self-guided, bidirectional, pedestrian, summer nature trail is moderately challenging and passes through the protected landscape area of the National Park of Veľká Fatra. Including 9 stops, the trail is 11.5 km long. It is focused on science, history and conservation.

The trail starts at the top station of the former chairlift on the southeast slope of the Líška hill and ends at the cottage of Chata pod Borišovom. It is parallel to a red-marked hiking trail and the shorter sections with the blue and green-marked hiking trail. The walk takes around 4-5 hours. Due to its top location, however, it is necessary to count on a full-day trip even in good weather.

The full-day trip is quite demanding due to its length. It begins in the village of Liptovské Revúce, part of Vyšná Revúca, from where you ascend to Rybovské saddle and then the route slightly descends to the locality Pod Líškou, where the nature trail starts. It is less than 10km to the trail´s starting point (+3:15 hours). The trail continues through the peaks of Krížna, Ostredok and Ploská to the cottage of Chata pod Borišovom, where you can refresh yourself and take a rest. Then you descend back to Liptovské Revúce, where you will find another nature trail – Červený Kameň. The way back is less than 8km (+2:30 hours). The nature trail can be completed with an overnight stay in the cottage of Chata pod Borišovom.

Accessibility and parking

Free parking is available at the beginning/end of the trail, next to the COOP Jednota shop in the village of Liptovské Revúce, part of Vyšná Revúca.

Regular bus service circulates from Ružomberok to the village. A bus stop is situated in Vyšná Revúca at the COOP Jednota shop.

Accommodation and food facilities

On the route itself, there is the cottage of Chata pod Borišovom at the end of the trail, which provides both food and accommodation. There are also private accommodation facilities and guest houses in Liptovské Revúce or Liptovská Osada.

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