Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Choč Mountains

The Choč Mountains are a mountain range located in north-central Slovakia, west from the Tatra Mountains. The highest peak is Veľký Choč (1 611 metres above sea level). Small mountains but very diversified – you will find here forests, meadows, rocky summits, karst valleys, waterfalls and mineral springs. 

Prosiecka Valley
For those who would like to hike inside the ravines, climb ladders or walk through wooden footbridges we recommend Prosiecka Valley. It is a very picturesque trail, not very difficult and quite popular among tourists. The place impressed me much :)

The way back leads through Kvacanska Valley. It's main attraction is an old sawmill located in the bottom of the valley. Visitors can see how the machinery works. It is interesting both for children and adults.

Veľký Choč
Those who want to get more tired may ascend the highest peak - Veľký Choč. It's rocky summit is a great view point for surrounding mountain ranges - Tatra Mountains, Low Tatras, Fatra Mountains and others. Another option is climbing Prosečné - it is a shorter trip, almost all the time you walk in forest. 

Finally, after a very tiring trip ;) hikers can quench their thirst drinking healthy water from mineral springs in Lúčky or take a rest in a hot spring water park in Bešeňová. There is also a little lake with hot water in Kalameny - it is an non-commercial place.

Tiny beautiful mountains. Good things come in small packages ;)
Waterfall in Lúčky
Prosiecka Valley
Pulsatilla slavica
Old sawmill in Kvacanska Valley
Old sawmill in Kvacanska Valley

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