Parameters: Length: 43 km. Elevation gain: 912 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB. Estimated time: 5 hours. Difficulty: 4. Start: Liptovský Ján.
We don’t even leave Liptovský Ján and we find ourselves in Jánská Valley, which we climb 11 kilometers until we find ourselves on Svidovské Saddle. Along the way, we pass a crossroads with the Stanišovská Valley, where there is also a cave of the same name open to the public. Further in the valley we can find a waterfall and beautiful formations of the limestone mountains of the Low Tatras.
In the last part of the ascent we pass Cottage “Pred Bystrou” where the last point of civilization ends, from here we are already in the wilderness. On the top of Svidovské Saddle, we will stop for a moment and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. After a break we can continue downhill to the Svidovská Valley.
However, we do not continue completely down, but we turn towards the mountains on an off-road technical path leading to the Črchľa Saddle. After about 2 kilometers of suffering, we are on the top. After a slight rest, we continue on the technical descent to the village of Nižná Boca, where we can stop to see the local folk architecture of the former miners village and take a lunch break, or continue on the asphalt road towards Liptovský Hrádok.
Following the old asphalt road and through villages Liptovský Porúbka, Liptovský Hrádok and Podtureň, we will get back to Liptovský Ján, where our road ends. Lovely 43 kilometer trip ideal for the start of your holiday in the Liptov region.