Cycling to Uhlisko: Climate change brings new views

A short bike trip from Trstená with a taste of the Orava dam and Tatras.

(Source: Tomáš Pallo)

Several forests around Slovakia have succumbed to the strong storms in the past years and uncovered views with which cyclists and hikers were not familiar. Read more on interesting cycling routes in our Žilina region guide.

Find out more about region of folklore, national parks and modern attractions in our Žilina Region Travel Guide. Find out more about region of folklore, national parks and modern attractions in our Žilina Region Travel Guide.

One such place is Uhlisko, near the town of Trstená, an easy hike. Hiking from the railway station to Uhlisko following the red mark takes about an hour and twenty minutes with an altitude difference of 300 metres.

The round trip on the bike starts at the bus station, in the direction to Ústie nad Priehradou. After leaving town, it is necessary to turn left at the chapel to the field road, which leads to Uhlisko.

A significant feature is a transmitter located at the top. After the field road is over and continues to the forest, about 300 metres of road is of worse quality due to the removal of calamitous wood. From the transmitter, the road continues to a lookout tower. In this part, do remember to stop near the swing with a breathtaking view.

At the lookout tower, it is possible to use the field road on the way down, back to Trstená using the main road. On the way, there is a Jewish cemetery, which is located on the left side from the main road in the direction to Trstená.

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