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Banská Bystrica town and its surroundings

Turistika okolo Banskej Bystrice

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In the surroundings of Banská Bystrica town, more than 500 kilometres of marked footpaths for tourists can be found here. Thanks to their high level, Banská Bystrica is ranked among the most marked regions for the needs of tourism in Slovakia. Since 2007 the new footpaths for tourists are also at their disposal on the territory of the Mestské lesy (the Urban Forests), such as the Urban Forest-park Urpín – Stará kopa, or the Urban Forest-park Podlavice – Laskomer. At these places you can experience a stay in nature with joy only a few kilometres away from this town. In the forest-parks you can find here the round footpaths, which are adapted to a trend coming back to the place of your departure. A journey to come back to your initial place is realized in another route than from what place the entry was realized.  Walks in the surroundings of Banská Bysrtrica town will be a pleasant counter-pole for you against the busy streets of this town.  

Tourist routes:

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Banská Bystrica (Hámor) 350 m 0:00 h modrá trasa
Dedkovo 902 m 3:00 h modrá trasa
Kordíky 839 m 4:40 h modrá trasa
Chata nad Tajovom 774 m 5:25 h modrá trasa
Chata nad Králikmi 910 m 6:40 h modrá trasa
Králiky - U Ruskov 763 m 7:00 h  

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Banská Bystrica 410 m 0:00 h modrá trasa
Suchý vrch, rázcestie      690 m 1:10 h modrá trasa

Mútne, rybník

668 m 1:30 h modrá trasa

Chata nad Králikami

910 m 2:40 h červená trasa

Zlatá studňa

1265 m 4:15 h červená trasa

Sedlo Tri kríže

1182 m 5:10 h červená trasa

Ortúty, chaty

663 m 6:10 h červená trasa


461 m 7:10 h modrá trasa

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Králiky 760 m 0:00 h modrá trasa


875 m 1:05 h zelená trasa


840 m 2:10 h modrá trasa zelená trasa


1022 m 3:50 h modrá trasa

Harmanecká jaskyňa       

556 m 5:05 h




Our tip for gastro services:

  • Koliba Rustikana Nemecká
    Chalet Rusticana
    Original Slovak chalet in the village of Nemecká
    distance: 27,95 km
    benefit: 10 % discount
  • tálska bašta
    Tálska Bašta - Hotel Partizán****
    There you can expect an excellent gourmet experience in the form of traditional and lucrative offer of dishes from grandmothers.
    distance: 47,37 km
    benefit: 5% discount

Our tip for outdoor activities:

  • Paintball Banská Bystrica
    PAINTBALL-GAME Banská Bystrica
    Military paintball near Banská Bystrica.
    distance: 11,03 km
  • hucul-hlavna
    Slovak Hucul Club
    Slovak Hucul Club is an environmental non-profit organization founded to rescue and protect Hucul horses, and it is located in the Lom nad Rimavicou village (district of Brezno).
    distance: 51,1 km
  • pony farma-hlavna foto
    The Suchý Vrch Pony Farm
    An agroturist farm of family type.
    distance: 3,75 km

Our tip for relax:

  • salón krásy fann beauty banská bystrica
    FAnn BEAUTY Salons
    Providing care not only for the skin of your face, but also of your whole body in conjunction with intense relaxation.
    distance: 0,43 km
    benefit: 5 % discount
  • NATURE Wellness Center - Hotel Partizán****
    NATURE Wellness Center - Hotel Partizán****
    5% discount for Wellness Hotel Partizán**** in Tále resort
    distance: 47,37 km
    benefit: 5% discount

Tip for evening life:

  • MINISTRY of FUN Banská Bystrica
    MINISTRY of FUN Banská Bystrica
    the largest and the most modern club in Slovakia.
    distance: 0,97 km
  • SIRIUS CLUB Brezno
    SIRIUS CLUB Brezno
    Prestigious disco club SIRIUS attracts visitors by its unique design that makes a pleasant impression on you immediately after entering
    distance: 50,44 km
Towns and villages
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Museums and galleries
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Spas and water parks
Golf resorts
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Recommended hotels

Recommended hotels

Hotel Partizán****
Hotel Partizán**** Tálefrom €49,50/person

Wellness Hotel Bystráfrom €49,50/person

Rekreačný areál Predná hora
Recreation Center Predna horafrom €17,00/person

sant bernard-hlavna
Pension Sant Bernard***Tureckafrom €17,00/person

Artpension Dans Le Parc
Art Pension Dans Le Parc Banská Bystricafrom €24,00/person

Hotel Mýto - Mýto pod Ďumbierom
Hotel Mýto - Mýto pod Ďumbierom

Hotel Dixon**** Banská Bystrica
Hotel Dixon**** Banská Bystricafrom €22,75/person

Liečebný dom Poľana**** Brusno
Spa house Poľana**** Spa Brusnofrom €58,50/person

Penzión Amarys*** Banská Bystrica
B&B Amarys*** Banská Bystricafrom €36,30/person

Hotel Šachtička
Hotel Šachtička Banská Bystricafrom €33,00/person

Motel Luteus Budca
Motel Luteus Budčafrom €15,93/person

Penzión*** Králiky
Pension*** Králikyfrom €15,00/person

Hotel Kaskády****
Hotel Kaskády**** Sliačfrom €19,50/person


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