|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|
|WWW Boarding House STARA PEKAREN ** (The Old Bakery) Liskova Reserve Domestic - like new-built Boarding house is situated in the centre of the village Liskova, only 3 kilometers from Ruzomberok, 6 kilometers from ski resort SKI PARK Malino Brdo and 6 kilometers from thermal spring swimming pool Besenova.|
| č.628, 034 81 Lisková +421 44/4351 627, mobil: +421 907/875 124, mobil: +421 905/360 462 |
|WWW Hotel LUNA *** Martin - Priekopa Reserve Allow me to introduce Hotel LUNA, modern urban hotel, which offers comfortable accommodation, top quality service and a number of additional amenities. The hotel is situated in the suburban area of Priekopa, directly a|
| A.Medňanského 18, Martin +421- 0650 405 185, +421- 43/4306 824, fax+421 43/4306 824 |
|WWW Chata Havranovo - Belianska dolina Reserve Naša zariadenie je svojou polohou a kapacitou ideálne na detské tábory,školy v prírode a podobné aktivity hlavne pre mládež, turistické zrazy a pod.|
| V. Deváty Š. Furdeka 22/15, 036 01 Martin +421 905/792 671, chata: +421 901/831 342 |
|WWW Slovak Thermal Health Spa TurcianskeTeplice Reserve Turcianske Teplice has the only spa in Slovakia that treats kidney and urinary ailments. The spa is also famous and successful at treating locomotive disorders for both adults and children.|
| 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 Hotel VYŠEHRAD Turčianske Teplice Reserve Is situated in Turčianske Teplice directly in the spa zone of the world known spa on the route Martin - Banská Bystrica - Kremnica.|
| ul. Kollárová č. 601, 039 01 Turčianske Teplice +421 43/492 2828 , +421 43 4922 583, +421 903 421140, +421 905 885 555 |
|WWW The hutted camp GADER (Blatnica) Reserve Accommodation in the 4-5-bed huts with bathroom in the precinct .|
| Blatnica 377, +421 43/4948 194 |
|WWW Guest house Penzion pod Vlkolincom *** Ruzomberok - Biely Potok Reserve The gest house Penzion pod Vlkolincom is located beside a well-known mountain village of Vlkolinec (included into the UNESCO List of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage) close to the city of Ruzomberok|
| Do Uhliska 7550/3, 034 03 Ružomberok - Biely Potok +421 44 4320940 , |
|Turistická ubytovňa Ružomberok Reserve Ponuka ubytovania v kapacite 26 miest.|
| D.Makovického 26, Ružomberok 044/432 1620, 0905/160 969 |
|WWW Apartment house MAGURA Donovaly Reserve There are smaller apartment flats for 2-3 persons and larger for 4-6 persons. In each flat there is a completely equipped kitchen with electric oven and refrigerator.|
| Donovaly, +421(0)48/4199 752, Fax: +421(0)48/4199 882, 00421(0)908/969 962 |