If you love bike trips, you will fall in love with Martinky. The Turiec region offers up to 19 flawlessly marked bike trails with a total length of 250 km. The trails connect upper, central and lower Turiec, pass through Turiec’s towns and 40 villages and lead to 11 of the most beautiful valleys in the region. The longest trail is the impressive Turčianska magistrála trail that leads from Vrútky to Turčianske Teplice and is 55 km long. Pick a trail based on your liking and start an exciting ride.
These are physically undemanding trails with a strong focus on learning and discovery. There are three circuits: Severný Turiec (Northern Turiec; 61.9 km long; 229 m elevation gain), Južný Turiec (Southern Turiec; 38.5 km long; 65 m elevation gain) and Stredný Turiec (Central Turiec; 38.5 m; 165 m elevation gain), and we will describe the Central Turiec trail in more detail.
Stredný Turiec trail
Belá-Dulice (0 km; 495 m) – Žabokreky (5 km; 426 m) – Košťany (6.5 km; 415 m) – Turčiansky Peter (7.5 km; 430 m) – Trebostovo (9.5 km; 470 m) – Trnovo (10.5 km; 460 m) – Valča (12 km; 450 m) – Benice (13.5 km; 425 m) – Ležiacho (16 km; 440 m) – Slovany (18 km; 470 m), Kláštor pod Znievom (19 km; 490 m) – Sosovce (23.5 km; 440 m) – Laská (24.5 km; 460 m) – Valentová (25.5 km; 450 m) – Rakovo (28.5 km; 425 m) – Ďanová (30.5 km; 445 m) – Folkušová (34 km; 515 m) – Necpaly (36.5 km; 495 m) – Belá-Dulice (38.5 km; 495 m).
These are more physically demanding trails over more difficult terrain of the Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra and require a mountain bike and a degree of fitness. We recommend these trails: Kláštorná galéria (Kláštor pod Znievom Gallery; 33.2 km long; 691 m elevation gain), Krížavská výprava (Krížava Expedition; 31.7 km long; 1,053 m elevation gain), K Polomu a späť (To Polom and Back; 22.5 km; 688 m elevation gain), Na chatu pod Borišovom (To Chata pod Borišovom Hut; 45.4 km long; 1,092 m elevation gain), Do Hoskory (To the Hoskora Valley; 24 km long; 753 m elevation gain), Na chatu pod Chlebom (To the Chata pod Chlebom Hut; 19 km long; 1,033 m elevation gain). We will describe the Valča trail in more detail.
Valča (0 km; 455 m) – Valča-Dolná horáreň (0.9 km; 465 m) – mountain hut (5.1 km; 550 m) – main ridge – 1st crossroads with red waymark (19.6 km; 1040 m) – crossroads at the hut (20.8 km; 950 m) – logging trail crossroads (22.1 km; 980 m) – hunting stand (24.5 km; 1,160 m) – main ridge – 2nd crossroads with red waymark (25.3 km; 1,285 m) – Horná Lúka (25.6 km; 1,299 m) – crossroads (25.7 km; 1,290 m) – start of the logging trail (26.2 km; 1,220 m) – Trebostovská dolina crossroads (30.9 km; 74 0m) – crossroads at the bridge (34.9 km; 540 m) – Valča (39.4 km; 455 m).
Cycling in valleys surrounded by a pleasant forest environment isn’t demanding. We’d pick these trails in the Malá Fatra: Tanková cesta (Tank Road), Sučianska dolina and Šútovská dolina valleys. In the Veľká Fatra, we recommend these trails: Belianska dolina, Necpalská dolina, Gaderská dolina and Blatnická dolina valleys.
Ask for a brochure with a resort map at the cash desk. In addition to a map, you can find other essential information useful for your pleasant stay in the Winter Park Martinky.
Forecast for next days
Weather forecast is provided by Yr, supplied by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Due to the risk of Covid-19 transmission, the upcoming season will be a little different than we would like. However, we believe that spending time outside in the fresh air while respecting strict hygienic measures cannot be harmful.
We will regularly update all the information depending on developments in the country and region.
However, the following rules remain in place: