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Štiavnické vrchy mountains

Štiavnické vrchy

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An ideal place for spending your leisure time is the Štiavnické vrchy mountain. In this highest volcanic mountain of the Western Carpathians you can find many hiking trails and interesting cycle tours. A favourite tourist aim is the hill Sitno with magnificent view. Attractiveness of this territory is also supported by water reservoirs – called as “tajchy”. They form a unique water technical system together with its feeding and mill-race brooks. However, nowadays they serve especially for the recreational purposes and during your summer hiking, you can refresh yourself in it. The nature situated in the surroundings of Banská Štiavnica town is included in the Protected Landscape Area called as Štiavnické vrchy. The highest situated oaks (Quercus cerris) and the lowest situated naturally growing firs grow in this area. You can find here a hidden set of mining works, and a gem of the Slovak towns, as well, and it is Banská Štiavnica town. Thanks to its manifold nature and magnificent phenomenon, this highest volcanic mountain is a favourite place of the Slovak and foreign tourists, as well. 

Tourist routes:

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
B. Štiavnica - Radničné námestie  593 m 0:00 h červená trasa

Priargska brána

 593 m 0:15 h červená trasa


 683 m 0:30 h červená trasa

Banské múzeum v prírode

 656 m 0:45 h červená trasa

B. Štiavnica - Radničné námestie

 593 m 1:15 h

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Horský hotel Poľana                     1258 m 0:00 h žltá trasa
Príslopy 956 m 1:00 h žltá trasa


750 m 1:30 h modrá trasa

Chata Dudáš

1090 m 3:15 h modrá trasa červená trasa


1458 m 4:30 h červená trasa

Horský hotel Poľana

1258 m 5:15 h červená trasa

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Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Kľak        610 m 0:00 h zelená trasa
Ivanov salaš                                900 m 1:15 h zelená trasa


1346 m 2:30 h červená trasa

Rúbaný vrch

1097 m 3:45 h žltá trasa

Ostrý Grúň

483 m 5:15 h zelená trasa


610 m 5:30 h

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Towns and villages
Historical monuments
Museums and galleries
Tourist Regions
Spas and water parks
Golf resorts
Ski resorts

Recommended hotels

Recommended hotels

Hotel Grand Matej**** Banská Štiavnica
Hotel Grand Matej**** Banská Štiavnicafrom €35,00/person

Penzión na Slnečnej stráni** Vyhne
B&B Na Slnečnej stráni** Vyhnefrom €27,00/person

Hotel Golfer
Hotel Golfer*** Kremnicafrom €39,50/person

Penzión Kachelman*** Banská Štiavnica
B&B Kachelman*** Banská Štiavnicafrom €16,00/person

Penzión Stefanshof*** Kremnica
B&B Stefanshof*** Kremnicafrom €20,00/person

hotel minciar
Mountain hotel Minciar* Kremnicafrom €54,00/person


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