|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 Appartements - VILLA MICHAELA Reserve Accomodation in four superstandard furnished apartments with independent entrances. The apartments are for 4 - 6 people with a possibility to add extra beds.|
| Pod Ostré 8 , 034 03 Ružomberok - Biely Potok +421 905 501072, +421 944 123 072 |
|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 |
|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 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 Boarding House PANDA and night club ANAKONDA Turcianske Teplice Reserve We offer 8 + 12 double-rooms with shower and toilette, TV and telephone.+ 1 apartment|
| Slnečná 3, Turčianske Teplice +421 43/4924 169, fax:+421 43/4923 834 |
|Turistická ubytovňa Ružomberok Reserve Ponuka ubytovania v kapacite 26 miest.|
| D.Makovického 26, Ružomberok 044/432 1620, 0905/160 969 |
|WWW Hotel GADER ** Blatnica Reserve Offers for visitors accommodation in 2 and 3 bed rooms, eventually in apartments with bathroom, WC, TV and telephone.|
| Blatnica, 038 15 +421 918 810474 |
|WWW Boarding-house ZORNICKA (Ski Dononovaly) Reserve Accommodation - is available throughout the year in suites, double, three and four-bedded rooms and possibility of make-up beds and a modular layout - whereby each two rooms are provided with a common facility comprising of WC and shower.|
| Donovaly 126, +421 (0)48 4299 101 |
|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 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 , |