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Bike Route 22 – Jánska Valley and Pioneer Camp

Parameters: Length: 60 km. Ascent: 888 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, trekking, gravel. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 4 hours. Start: Liptovsky Jan


In this route, 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 with downhill to the Svidovská Valley.

As we reach the mouth of the Svidovska Valley, we continue on a main road to the Cottage Red Corner. Here we can stop for a lunch break or continue next behind the cottage and make a circruit behind villages Dovalovo and Hybe. As the end of this circruit we get here again and continue by the main road to Liptovsky Hradok, and then back to Liptovsky Jan.


Bike Route 18 – Liptovský Ondrej, Žiarska Valley and Liptovský Mikuláš

Parameters: Length: 53 km. Ascent: 633 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB, trekking, gravel. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 3 hours. Start: Liptovsky Jan


From our startpoint in Liptovský Ján we pass several surrounding villages and on field roads we will ride more than 50 kilometers. The route is suitable also for less trained cyclists and people who have gravel and trekking bikes. The terrain is mainly paved, gravel, but only with limited number of asphalt roads. We explore the awesome nooks of the surroundings and on the roads crossing flowering meadows we will enjoy a lot of fun and dozens of awesom viewpoints.


Bike Route 17 – Iľanovská Valley and Hill Kúpeľ

Parameters: Length: 22 km. Ascent: 755 meters. Terrain: paved, unpaved, gravel. Recommended bike: MTB. Difficulty: 3. Estimated time: 2.5 hours. Start: Liptovsky Jan


This route is short but all the more interesting. However, it can be combined with another routes if you will not have enough.

From Liptovský Ján we get along a field road to Závažná Poruba and from there we enter the forest and ride down a forest path down to the village of Iľanovo. From here we continue through the Iľanovská Valley. Here we have an 8-kilometer climb, which starts with an asphalt road, then passes into a paved forest road and at the end we follow a hiking trail.

At the end of the climb we find ourselves on a Saddle “Pod Kúpeľom”. From here we continue down the green-marked tourist path to the Rakytovica Saddle. This is followed by a short climb and further along the green-marked tourist until the Liptovký Ján.

From the end of the Iľanovská Valley to Liptovský Ján, the route leads along hiking trails, so this route is recommended mainly for experiencet MTB cyclists, because it is technically demanding.


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 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.