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Bike Route 16 – Across the Fields

Parameters: Length: 37 km. Ascent: 458 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, trekking, gravel. Difficulty: 2. Estimated time: 2 hours. Start: Liptovsky Jan


Short track for the beginning of your holiday or for the people who are not as physically capable to ride long rides.

On this route we explore surrounding villages and we will avoid asphalt routes as much as it is possible. We start on the singletracks behind Liptovský Ján then continue along the bank of rivers Váh and Belá, at their end we enter town’s forests and via local singletrails we continue to the village of Dovalovo.

Through the gravel roads we get to village Liptovská Kokava, we continue to another village Pribylina from where we finally leave asphalt and via nice forest roads we get behind village Vavrišovo to village Jamník. Here we must join an asphalt route and ride through the village to get back to Liptovský Ján.


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.


Bike route 13 – Four Valleys

Parametres: Length: 48 km. Ascent: 1225 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB. Difficulty: 4. Estimated time: 3.5 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján


This route got a name three valleys because during the trip we visit four beautiful valleys just behind the village of Liptovsky Ján – Jánska Valley, Stanišovská Valley, Valley Michalovo and Svidovská Valley. This route offers us wonderful views of the limestone hills of the Low Tatras.

At the starte, we will make a circuit through Závažná Poruba and run back to Liptovský Ján, from there we continue up through the Jánska Valley, but now we turn at the Stanišová Cave to the Stanišovská Valley. Follows a three-kilometer climb, which ends with a steep hiking trail, which takes us to the Stanišovké Saddle.

From here we continue to Brtkovica hill and along former partisan bunkers we go down to Michalovská Valley. After a five-kilometer descent, we continue up to the village of Malužiná. At monument – cannon from WW2, we turn into Svidovská Valley and ascend to Svidovské Saddle. From the saddle, we descend along the yellow tourist path with an off-road descent.

We turn left in front of the mountain hut and continue up the blue tourist path. This route will lead us to the highest point of our route, where we can enjoy a great view of the entire Janská Valley and the rocky mountains and the rock phenomenon – Window (Okno, Fireplace). In the front of us is just a 13-kilometer descent down the Jánska Valley on a paved road.


Bike Route 1 – Through the Mountains to Villages Kráľova Lehota and Východná

Parameters: 60 km, Ascend: 1,439 metres, Terrain: paved, unpaded, gravel, Recommended Bicycle: MTB, gravel, Estimated time: 5 hours. Difficulty: 3, Start: Liptovský Ján


From the village we will go to the forest to former ski resort on Kaštielske Lazy. After the steep beginning we reach a former cottage ,formerly used to selling tickets on the ski lift. Few meters after on the crossroads we turn to the right (hint: there is a barrier). From here follows about seven kilometers long ascent to thhe top of the hill Kaštieľske Lazy.

At the end of the ascent is a road barrier and behind a crossroads. There we can continue to the right and get to the hill Smrekovice, but in the continuation of our route we turn left. Follows about 5 kilometers of descent, it is necessary to be careful, the road is full of large pits. At the crossroads in Vislavice we continue to the right and after a small ascent continues a 3 km descent to the village of Liptovská Porúbka. Here, be careful not to miss the turn. As soon as you get to the asphalt road, you will see a rotating area for buses, there you need to turn 180 ° right and continue back into the forest by the road on the left side.

After a while, a steep climb with a length of about 6 kilometers follows. The climb is quite steep and if you do not have good technique, get ready to push your bike. After the ascent, we will appear on the meadow, here we will turn left, cross the meadow after which follow a technically difficult descent. After the most difficult part of the descent, we join the gravel road and continue down the descent to the mouth of the Michalovská valley.

At the crossroads we turn right and then left, so you get to the main road no. 72. Here we turn right and after a few hundred meters turn left. Here we cross the bridge, watch out for the road barrier. We climb the forest road around 5 kilometers. On this road is a crossroads about a kilometer from the bridge. One road goes down and the other goes up, if you would like to go left to enjoy short downhill, you can do so, you will get to a new forest road, and you will climb the same hill from the other side via serpentines. This path seems more difficult and longer to me, but it’s up to you.

On the top of the hill, you continue for a while but at the first crossroads you go to the left, to the downhill. The forrest road to the right leads nowhere. But there is an interesting view, so if you have a time and you do not mind having to return, you can take a look. When you have decided to continue on the route, turn left. Follows a pleasant descent of about 7 kilometers down the Stará valley, be careful at the beginning, right after the turn, there is a road barrier. At the crossroads with the asphalt road we turn right and continue along the asphalt road straight to village Svarín. There is a crossroads at the end of the village. One way goes to the lower and the other to the upper reservoir (Water Electricity Plant). There should also be a road sign, but if not, we turn to the upper reservoir, i.e. to the left.

Follows 3-kilometer uphill on the asphalt road to the upper reservoir, which we will not get to, but if you want to look there. You have to continue by this asphalt route for about another 7 kilometers. To finish this route, you after 3 kilometers turn left to a gravel forest road. Be careful at the beginning there is a barrier again. Follows you about 5 kilometers descent to the railway station Východná. The station is located on your left side, so you turn left at it, cross the track and continue along the asphalt road to village Hybe.

In front of village Hybe, at the beginning we turn 2 times to the right and behind the highway bridge to the left. We continue with about 2 kilometers climb. At its top we turn left and go around the manure and continue along the field road, when we reach a tree (it stands there alone in the middle of the field). At the crossroads with a gravel road, we turn right and after about a kilometer to the left.

Via a field and later gravel roads we continue down to the village Dovalovo. From there we follow the main road to the crossroads at the castle, you will see it on your right hand side, here we turn left. We continue along this road to the village Podtúren. We ride along the main street to the municipal office, there is a swing bridge by the football pitch, we cross it, then turn right and to the left in front of the highway bridge. By the field road we get to Liptovský Ján.


Bike Route 2 – Svidovské Saddle, Črchľa Saddle and village Nižná Boca

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.


Bike Route 11 – Mountain Time Trial

Parameters: Length: 35 km. Elevation gain: 999 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, gravel, trekking. Difficulty: 4. Estimated time: 3 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján.


This road will lead us through the whole Janska valley and show us all beauties and amazing views from the hills and saddles right behind the village of Liptovsky Jan. It has only 35 kilometers but from both peaks of this track we can continue to other near peaks and saddles. This route can serve us as a skeleton we can build on and extend its lenght to even more than 60 kms.

From Liptovsky Jan we continue through the Janska valley to Cottage “Pred Bystrou”. During the way we pass the crossroad with Stanisovska valley and Stanisovska cave where we can stop and take a guided tour or just buy some snack in the cottage. As we reach the cottage “Pred Bystrou” in front of us is a crossroads. We continue to the right and climb to our highest point of this track, neraly 1300 altitude meters. From this point we have awesome viewpoint on Rocky mountains “Ohniste” and there stone phenomenon Window “Okno” but also on other surrounding mountains.

After this 15 km ascent follows well-earned 5 km descent where we can relax and prepare to next 5 km ascent to the Svidovske saddle. The route is gravel and offers us amazing views on Rocky mountains and at the Janska valley. At the end of the climb we reach Svidovske saddle and on the meadow or in a tourist shelter we can enjoy amazing views on every side.

We have reached our second and last peak of this route and now follows only 11 km descent to village Liptovsky Jan. From the first peak of this route we can continue to Saddle Javorie and from the second peak – Svidovske saddle we can continue to Rocky mountains and to see “Okno”.

You can find these possibilities in our route collection.


Bike Route 9 – Singletrails

Parameters: Length: 43 km. Elevation gain: 1026 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, gravel, trekking. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 3 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján.


Today we will go on a local singletrails. We start in Liptovsky Jan and through the field road we get quickly to Zavazna Poruba. From here we continue in direction Low Tatras. We go around mountain hotel Tatrin and after a short steep climb we get on a local singletrails. We have two options we can choose easier yellow or longer and more technical green trail. At the end we get to the same asphalt road to the mountain hotel. We go again around this hotel but then we continue with a steep descent to the Liptovsky Jan.

From the village we continue with the 5 kilometer ascent to the top of the hill Kastielske Lazy. At the top we turn left and we enjoy 10 kilometer technical descent to the valley Vislavce and then through singletrail we reach swing bridge at Borova Sihot. Through the banks of the river Vah we get to the village Liptovska Porubka, pass the local farm and continue on a field road leading across lovely meadows behind the village.

After the reach of the main road and several crossroads we get to the Cottage “Red Corner” where we can taste the local cuisine. After the lunch break we continue via the road behind the cottage. We reach chaple above the village of Dovalovo which offers us amazing views. After this break our route continue on the road behind the chaple which leads us to the local singletrails in “Castle Mountain”.

We make a circle and go through the all singletrails in this mountain and at the end we enjoy crazy downhill down the ski slope. We get to the village and through the field road leading along the wild river Bela we get to Liptovsky Hradok. From now on awaits us only more 4 kilometers on a main road to Liptovsky Jan.


Bike Route 8 – Round the Liptov

Length: 37 km. Elevation gain: 551 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, gravel, trekking. Difficulty: 2. Estimated time: 2 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján.


This 37-kilometer long road has a slight elevation and will take you to visit all the surrounding villages. However, along the road we will avoid as much as possible the main roads and all connecting roads lead on field roads or on side asphalts. Everyone can handle the route and it is suitable and the beginning of your holiday in Liptov. While you are riding, you can enjoy the scenery on one side of the High Tatras and on the other side of the Low Tatras. We will also ride along the banks of the wild river Belá, which is especially popular among kayakers. We also get to Liptovská Porúbka from where we ascend to the Vislavce valley and via a singletrail we descend to the local natural spring water, where we can refresh ourselves. By forest road leading under the hill Kaštieľske lazy we get back to Liptovský Ján. The route is short, but provides a view of the surrounding villages and beautiful views on the High and Low Tatras.


 

 

Bike Route 7 – Evening’s Easy Ride

Length: 33 km. Elevation gain: 394 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, gravel, trekking. Difficulty: 2. Estimated time: 2 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján.


From Liptovský Ján we set off along a forest path under the mountain with a beautiful view of the flowering meadows. After a while we reach the singletrail leading through a deep forest along the river Vah. After crossing the swing bridge, we continue along the main road, from which we quickly get off.

After the initial steep ascent follow a long steady around 10 kilometer-ascent, where we first get to the village of Jamník and continue to the local airport. We continue along the beautiful meadow road towards the High Tatras. In front of us we see one of the peaks of the High Tatras – Baranec. However, we do not continue straight, but we go through a technical descent to the swamp 🙂 It is a nickname, because in this place is quite often wet, even though it is still sunny outside, so that’s why we call it swamp 🙂 This section is followed by a 5-kilometer beautiful descent on a sandy road leading to the village of Vavrišovo. The majestic Low Tatras rise in front of us.

We cross the village and reach the bank of the wild river Belá. We continue along its bank to the village of Liptovský Peter. We will connect to the old asphalt road leading next to the highway, which will take us to the village of Podtureň. We cross the railway and the swing bridge and we are back home – in Liptov Jan.


Bike Route 5 – Žiarska valley, WWII Monument, beautiful views

Parameters: Length: 43 km. Elevation gain: 928 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, gravel, trekking. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 3.5 hours. Start: Liptovský Ján.


From Liptovsky Jan we aim to the city Liptovsky Mikulas where we turn to the direction – High Tatras. After a short climb on asphalt road we get to the village Veterna Poruba. We go around the local farm and continue to the High Tatras. Via a field road across the meadows we get to the foot of the Mountain Baranec. Through the short passage in the forests we get on the asphalt road which leads through the Ziarska valley. At the end of the road we reach the cottage where we can relax, get a lunch or a good beer. It will definitely be well-earned reward for this 15 kilometers climb without a break.

After this lunch break we continue by a descent to the mouth of Ziarska valley and then turn right and via the gravel and forrest roads we get to the lovely meadows above the village Ziar. Through the offroad descent we get to the village Ziar. Follows around 2 kilometer descent to the village Smrecany where we get out of the main road and aim to the WW II monument about the city Liptovsky Mikulas. From here we have awesome view on the whole panorama of region Liptov.

Via the technical steep descent we get to the city where we cross the river Vah and alond the left bank of the river we continue to the Liptovsky Jan.

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