|National Park - Velka Fatra|
| Národný park Veľká Fatra
, Čachovský rad 7|
038 61 Vrútky
| +421 43/4284 503|
|The Velka Fatra National Park was established in 2002. The area of the park is 40,371 hectares and the area of its protection zone is 26,133 hectares. This interesting and beautiful mountain range is situated in Central Slovakia ; it is approx. 40 kilometres long and its highest peak is Ostredok (1,592 metres above the sea level). Its subterranean beauty is represented by Harmanecka cave that was discovered in 1932. Most of the territory is covered by beech and beech-fir forests.
Wider connected areas of dwarf-pine (Pinus mugo) forests may be found in the area of Čierny kamen. The Velka S mountain range is considered to be the largest locality of Irish yew (Taxus baccata), an interesting poisonous tree, in Central Europe.
This tree is a remnant from Tertiary period. To mention some examples of flora, the following ones are the most significant: edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), daisy (Aster alpinus), windflower (Anemone narcissiflora), but first of all the rare S cyclamen (Cyclamen fatrense). In the bogs of the foothills, the bog bean (Menyanthes trifoliata), carnivorous round-leafed sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) and great sundew (Drosera anglica) grow.
There is a rich variety of animals living here; good conditions are enjoyed by large carnivores, e.g. brown bear (Ursus arctos) and lynx (Lynx lynx), and by deer, e.g. Carpathian red deer (Cervus elaphus) and mountainous roe deer (Capreolus capreolus); in the rocky Gaderska Dolina valley, the mountainous chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) has found its home. To mention also some birds of prey, golden eagle ( Aquila chrysaetos ) and orol kriklavy ( Aquila pomarina ) live in the territory of the National Park.
Regarding the cultural values of this area, the ruins of Blatnicky and Sklabinsky castles may be of an interest for those who visit them.
The monument reserve of folk architecture - the village of Vlkolinec (a part of the park) - was included in the UNESCO list of World Natural and Cultural Heritage.
|Possibility of accommodation|
|Penzión GADER Blatnica Reserve Penzión poskytuje apartmán 2 + 2 so sociálnym zariadením a kompletne vybavenou kuchyňou (2 izby 2 + 2 so spoločným sociálnym zariadením, chladničkou). Blatnica - dovolenka v najkrajších dolinách Národného parku Veľká Fatra.|
| 038 15 Blatnica 59, +421 43/4948 176, +421 905/317 956 |
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| Do Uhliska 7550/3, 034 03 Ružomberok - Biely Potok +421 44 4320940 , |
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| SNP 519, 039 12 Turčianske Teplice +421 43/4913 000 |
|WWW ALEXANDRA cottage Martin ( Martinske hole) Reserve ALEXANDRA recreation house is an ideal place for groups or families with children (8 up to 12 people) which would like spending a few very pleasant days full of peace, relax, anonymity, comfort and silent.|
| Generála Svobodu 33, Martin tel.:+421 903/539 065 , +421 915/523 240 |
|WWW The boarding house POLANA Liptovska Osada Reserve The boarding house Polana offers standard accommodation and restaurant services. There is capacity of 31 beds, 8 three-bedded rooms and one suite with four-bedded room and three-bedded room.|
| Korytnická 495, Liptovská Osada tel/fax (+421) 44/439 64 39, mobil 0905/351 057 |
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| A.Medňanského 18, Martin +421- 0650 405 185, +421- 43/4306 824, fax+421 43/4306 824 |
|WWW Rekreačné zariadenie - Penzión Drienok*, chatová osada, kemp - Mošovce Reserve Ubytovanie, reštaurácia, kúpalisko, športoviská|
| Mošovce, 038 21 +421 43 4944 172 , +421 905 442 831 |
|WWW Holiday Country House Turcianske Teplice Reserve The house offers accommodation in a cottage environment, in two independent flat units, cap. 3 - 20 persons.|
| Žarnovická 22, 039 01 Turčianske Teplice +421(0)43/4922 056, tel+fax mob.+421(0)905/962 740 |