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INTERNATIONAL HIKING WEEKEND

16.8. – 18.8.2024

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BASIC INFO

Location

Where will we be this year?

Chatová osada Gader

Accommodation is situated in the village Blatnica, at the very entrace to the National Park Veľká Fatra.

Difficulty

How difficult it will be this year?

Intermediate and beginner hiking skills

Fee

How much money do you need?

80€

Amount of Participants

How many people can come?

52

Registration

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26.07.2024

Deadline

Organiser

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ABOUT BLATNICA

Blatnica is a charming village nestled in the Turiec region of Slovakia. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, lush forests, and the stunning Veľká Fatra National Park, Blatnica offers a peaceful and idyllic setting for nature lovers. The village is known for its rich cultural heritage, ruins of a charming castle and warm hospitality, making it a delightful destination for those seeking a tranquil escape in the heart of Slovakia.

SCHEDULE

15:00 – 18:00 Arrival of participants and check-in
19:00 – 23:59 Welcome BBQ party, games and go rest for next day

Breakfast

Hike

BBQ party and games

Breakfast

Getting ready to leave

*Program can be changed, participants will be informed in advance

ABOUT TOUR

Ostrá and Tlstá are two attractive hills in Veľká Fatra. A beautiful hiking trail leads to them from the Gader Valley and Blatnica Valley, offering numerous views of the Turiec region and surroundings. The hike to Tlstá from the Gader Valley passes by the Mažarná Cave. The ascent to the summit follows a steep path with stone steps and finally passes through a rock window with the help of chains. From the summits of Ostrá and Tlstá, you are rewarded with stunning views of the entire Turiec Basin. Chains are also present on the descent route from Tlstá.

 

 

On the way to Tlstá, you will certainly not miss the largest accessible cave in Veľká Fatra – Mažarná Cave. Remains of the cave bear have been found here. If you visit Mažarná in winter and the conditions are right, you can admire beautiful stalactite and icicle formations, which are unique to the area. Mažarná Cave has a depth of up to 130 meters.

                                                                               

 

Perched on a hill in Slovakia’s Turiec region, the ruins of Blatnica Castle date back to the 13th century and were originally built to protect trade routes. Today, visitors can hike through the surrounding forest to explore the remnants of the castle’s walls and towers, enjoying scenic views of the landscape and a glimpse into the area’s medieval past.

                                                                                                                      

 

We strongly recommend getting an insurance

Here is an example of an insurance company where you can buy one: https://www.union.sk/health-insurance-for-foreigners/, But there are many more online, so feel free to choose one best suitable for you.
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ACCOMODATION

Simple but pleasant apartments in a Chatová osada Gader, located on the fringe of National park Veľká Fatra. Accommodation with a maximum capacity of 52 people. The accomodation includes 2-bedded rooms and 3-bedded rooms.

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Cancellation refunds are applicable only until the 31.07.

 

 

IN CASE YOU NEED HUMAN CONTACT

Simona Hovančíková

 

Tel: +421 902 974 234

email: simona.hovancikova@iaeste.sk

Simona Prokopová

 

Tel: +421 918 057 061

email: simona.prokopova@iaeste.sk

Jonáš Sirotňák

 

Tel: +421 950 894 541

email: jonas.sirotnak@iaeste.sk