The popular summer train Záhoráčik successfully started its fourth summer season on the first weekend of July. Záhoráčik takes tourists to interesting places around Záhorie region. Discover more interesting places around Slovakia with our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.
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It will commute three times per day every weekend until mid-September. The train starts at Bratislava Main Station and ends at Plavecké Podhradie.
The train is equipped with a special cycling carriage and is operated by national carrier Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK).
The popular train connection was suspended due to the coronavirus, but the Transport Ministry together with ZSSK, in the end, decided to renew it.
Routes of special summer trains:
- Spišská Nová Ves – Spišské Podhradie,
- Prešov – Stará Ľubovňa,
- Košice – Muráň,
- Košice – Slavošovce,
- Košice – Dobšiná,
- Prešov – Banská Bystrica,
- Košice – Banská Bystrica,
- Banská Bystrica – Mlynky,
- Banská Štiavnica – Zvolen,
- Bratislava - Plavecké Podhradie
“It is great news for citizens of the region and also for tourism,” said Bratislava region’s chairman Juraj Droba.
The summer train Záhoráčik is one of ten projects that should motivate people to travel in Slovakia by train. Summer trains will travel all around Slovakia from July 4 to September 15.
Places to observe
They can also walk along the educative path Plavecký Kras, which belongs among the most beautiful paths in Slovakia. The Small Carpathians provide a spectacular view of the picturesque surroundings while the Záhorská Lowlands come into full view from Vysoká peak, which is accessible from the village of Kuchyňa. Kuchyňa is also an ideal starting point for cycling routes to the Zochova chalet or lookout tower Veľká Homola.
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7. Jul 2020 at 11:28 | Compiled by Spectator staff