Bike Route 14 – Climb to Smrekovica

Parameters: Length: 32 km. Ascent: 747 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, trekking. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 3 hours. Start: Liptovsky Jan

This route will lead us to the hill Smrekovica and along the ridge of the hills we get through the tourist hiking path we get to the Stanišovské Saddle and hill Brtkovica, then through valley of Michalovo and lovely meadows we get back to the start.

Let start in Liptovsky Jan and along the forest road under the Kastielske Lazy hill we enter the forest near the river Vah. By the singletrail we ascend to the area Vislavce. We turn right and continue in climb right ti the top of the hill Smrekovica. The climb has 8 kilometers in total and begins with steep singletrail, but then follows wide forest road and the climb ends on tourist path.

As we get to the top of the hill Smrekovica, we downhill along the tourist red path. After three kilometers we reach Stanišovské Saddle and then Hill Brtkovica. Near the route we can stop by and look at former partisan bunkers.

From this point we continue down the valley Michalovo. At the mouth of the valley we turn left and continue along the main road to the village Kralova Lehota. In the front of the village we turn left and continue through the road under the forest to the village of Liptovská Porúbka.

Behind the town of Liptovský Hrádok we enter the forest near the recreational area Borová Sihoť and via the village of Podtureň we get back to Liptovský Ján.

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