The Bystrô waterfall, which breaks the flow of the Bystré stream in central Slovakia, close to the town of Zvolen, attracts many visitors even in the winter.
This national natural monument is the biggest waterfall in the western Carpathians, with a rock wall that exceeds a height of 23 metres.
The hike towards it is easy, so families with children will manage.
The starting point is Hriňová. The waterfall is located on the southern slopes of Poľana, on the upper stream of the Bystré.
There is a 2.5-kilometre-long educational path starting at the bus stop in Bystré Vrátka.
Winter equipment recommended
The terrain can be slippery and dangerous. Tourists who have have appropriate winter equipment, such as climbing irons, should use it.