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Cycling Romantic Slovakia Itinerary Romantic Slovakia

Bratislava - Banska Stiavnica

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 260 km / 162 miles
Daily avg.: 43 km / 27 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Self-guided / semi-guided / guided tour

Not recommended for road bikes

Day 1)
Bratislava

Arrival Bratislava, sightseeing tour in the capital of the Slovakia includes the Castle, St.
Martin’s Cathedral, Coronations, The Old Town Hall, The Primate’s Palace, Grassalkovich
Palace.
Guided tour: evening briefing with our guide who brings bikes and information materials.
Overnight in Bratislava.

Day 2)
Bratislava - Trnava (48 km / 30 miles)

Self-/semi-guided tour: morning briefing with our representative/guide who brings bikes and information materials.
The first day begins at the foot of Male Karpaty Hills, the Slovak wine region, and through Pezinok follows quite an easy route to Trnava, the oldest royal town in Slovakia. Its past wealth is reflected in its fortifications and rich assortment of monuments – 8 churches, 2 synagogues and many old town houses. A superb view can be seen from the town tower, used as a watch tower before the Turkish invasion.
Overnight in Trnava.

Day 3)
Trnava – Piestany (37 km / 23 miles)

Today’s route begins on level terrain taking you to the Vah River and then comfortably on a bike path to the most famous Slovakian spa town of Piestany. The quiet spa resort town of Piestany was founded in 1889 in the picturesque valley of the river Vah. The spa is renowned for successful treatment of arthritis. Many treatment methods are based on the extraordinary therapeutic effects of the thermal springs and curative mud. Piestany offers beautiful parks, sport facilities, a summer music festival, year-round live entertainment and shopping.
Overnight in Piestany.

Day 4)
Piestany – Trencin (47 km / 29 miles)

Today you will be going on a bike path along the Vah River to Beckov with its towering castle ruin of the same name and from there on to approach the Vah River again in Trencin. The majestic castle above the city creates natural picturesque scenery.
Overnight in Trencin.

Day 5)
Trencin – Cicmany – Bojnice (38 km / 23 miles)

After a car transfer from Trencin to the picturesque village of Cicmany well-known for its preserved timber houses and live traditions start cycling up over hills offering great views. Get a rewarding long descent in a forested valley before another hill on your way to the town of Bojnice with one of the most romantic chateaux in Central Europe. 
Overnight in Bojnice.

Day 6)
Bojnice – Kremnica (45 km / 28 miles)

This stage of the trail brings you from Bojnice to the spa town of Turcianske Teplice, from where you will be transfered by car to the town Kremnica, a mining town in the
Middle Ages. The gold and silver production is presented in a local museum. The sloping
regular square with the Holy Trinity Plaque Column affords a nice view of the imposing
castle. The view from the castle is really impressive. History lovers may visit several
attractive museums, they will go to the Franciscan church to admire its interior.
Overnight in Kremnica.

Day 7)
Kremnica – Banska Stiavnica (45 km/ 28 km)

On the last day there is no rest for the cyclist in you with two more demanding ascents –
one just after Kremnica and the other just before Banska Stiavnica. The reward is Banska
Stiavnica, one of the most valuable historical towns in Slovakia.
Overnight in Banska Stiavnica.

Day 8)
Banska Stiavnica

Sightseeing in Banska Stiavnica. The visit to the Middle Age silver mine is a very interesting indeed. Its history, atmosphere and situation earned Banska Stiavnica a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.
Departure.

 

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