Network of planned cycle-arteries in Slovakia



The diversity of Slovakia makes the country a fitting place for cycling, as well as mountain biking. While Slovakia's south offers bicycle tours via its roads, its north attracts lovers of mountain trails. The idea to develop organised cycle tourism came to the country after its borders opened in 1989. Before then, organised tourism in Slovakia was largely limited to hiking.


1 - Danube Cycling Route, 2 - Vážska (around the Váh River) Cycle-artery, 3 - Malokarpatská (Small-Carpathian) Cycle-artery, 4 - Around Morava River, 5 - Kysuce Cycle-artery, 6 - Orava Cycle-artery, 9 - Poiplie (around the Ipeľ River) Cycle-artery, 10 - Pohronie (around the Hron River) Cycle-artery, 11 - Hont Cycle-artery, 12 - Rudohorie Cycle-artery, 13 - Novohrad Cycle-artery, 14 - Spiš Cycle-artery, 15 - Šariš Cycle-artery, 16 - Východokarpatská (Eastern Carpathian) Cycle-artery, 17 - Dolnozemplínska (Lower Zemplín) Cycle-artery, 18 - Slánska (Slánske Hills) Cycle-artery, 20 - Štiavnica Cycle-artery, 21- Hnilecká (around the Hnilec River) Cycle-artery, 22 - Kopančiarska Cycle-artery, 24 - Záhorská (Western Slovak) Cycle-artery, 25 - Vrchárska Cycle-artery.
photo: Source: Slovenský cykloklub

The diversity of Slovakia makes the country a fitting place for cycling, as well as mountain biking. While Slovakia's south offers bicycle tours via its roads, its north attracts lovers of mountain trails. The idea to develop organised cycle tourism came to the country after its borders opened in 1989. Before then, organised tourism in Slovakia was largely limited to hiking. Over the last few years, several organisations have been active in organising cycle tourism in Slovakia, marking cycle paths. They work under the umbrella organisation of the Slovak Cycle-club, based in Piešťany, and are run mostly by cycle tourism fans, enthusiasts, and volunteers. The Slovak Spectator introduced one of them.

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