As I travel around the world and talking to people, one of the first things on what they ask me is: Where are you from? And here begins my saddness when I see, that almost nobody even heard of this country, despite it is in the European Union and even one thousand kilometers away from their home. After this experiences, I do not even try to say, that I am from northern Slovakia – region named Liptov. Such a dissapointment every time I see people to do not have idea what is it that country I came from. Many people confuse us to Slovenia. But no, we are Slovakia. We are bigger and do not have see ;).
That is, however, not a deficit. We have such a buautiful mountains and what is important – is located on northern Slovakia and surrounds region Liptov. They are Tatra Mountains – Low and High Tatras. From our region you can ride on a MTB dozens of hours and you will still have a lot of options to ride. If you would have enough, you can visit near mountains “Velka Fatra” and there you find another MTB terrain to ride in.
The disadvantage of this region is still that interesting routes are not signed and many people, even local, ride only on the well-known routes and do not have a knowledge that around them are many possibilities to ride. In the recent years it has gradually improved and hundreds of signed cycling routes were added, however, it oftens do not offer a circruit to get back from the place where you started. You need to come back to hotel on a main road or by the same signed route.
That was my idea – to offer people the possibility to ride in the deep forests and reach top of the hills and enjoy wonderful views. I have constructed (so far) 50 possible routes to ride in this region. It is not the final number, but only beginning. The routes are divided by length, difficulty and expected hours of riding. You can choose from 10 to 160km long route, difficulty one to five and expected time up to 12 hours.
Every route is saved on the platform Bikemap from where you can download map, gpx and kmp files to your cyclocomputer or smartphone. However, sometimes can happem that hardware in the forests far away from settlements have problems to track correct route and especially at the long routes it can be critical, because there are a lot of possibilities to get lost. And in this region were some cases, mainly hiking, that happend this to them. However, in the mountains are numerous of tourist shelters where you can cover before rain. But when you are lost you can find them very hardly. It is pure adventure.
To offer MTB riders to enjoy pure MTB ride in the MTB paradise with thousands of forest routes and singletracks, I decided to draws routes and show visitors that here you can ride totally freely, without a lot of tourists as it is in Switzerland, Italy and Austria, where everybody go on a mountain biking. Here you can experience pure adventure in deep forests, away from settlements and experience feelings from fear to total exitement.
As in the every region in the world, some added value gives to the visiting to meet some locals, who know what is best to experience and what is worth to visit and what is not worthed. I, therefore, dedided to offer people also to guide them to visit places and experience activities, only locals know. One of the thing for the enjoying mtb holiday is to not looking always to map and before every crossroads decide whether turn left or right. Just follow your guide and ride safe, fast, crazy, easy and just feel it, no stress :).
Look at our palette of bike routes for MTB and come to ride with us. Contact us and pend your next holiday in Slovakia, region Liptov. You will experience something new and you will, definitely, not regret your decision to exchange Austria and Switzerland to Slovakia.