The national Park and its natural beauty offer unlimited possibilities for personal enrichment on nearly a thousand kilometres of marked hiking trails, some of which are used in winter as cross-country skiing tracks. Lovers of downhill skiing come to enjoy themselves on well-groomed ski slopes, some of which are covered with artificial snow. For a courageous, there are even areas reserved for alpine skiing.
In summer, you can delight in views from the ridge and along recomended bicycle paths through the deep valleys and in foothills. You can also enjoy historical points of interest, traditional folk architecture and typical Slovak customs and hospitality.
The Low Tatras Mountains are second only to the High Tatras Mountains
as the most geographically and ecollogically stable area in Slovakia. The Low Tatras are an impressive mountain range which extends more than 80 km west to east. The Low Tatras National park (NAPANT) was established in 1978 according to government regulations to protect the already well-conserved natural area of the Low Tatras Mountains. The west side of the park reaches an altitude of 2043 metres of Ďumbier, the highest peak in the park. The lowest altitude is 360 metres near the city of Banská Bystrica. The saddle Čertovica divides the west and east reaches of the main ridge of the mountain range.
The mountain range was created in the Mesozoic Era, in the same time period in which the Alps were formed. Along the perimeter of the crystalline core are situated extensive systems of above and below-ground karst. Between the Jánska and Demänovská Valleys lies the most significant system of karst in the Low Tatras. This system includes both the deepest cave system in the Slovak republic and the Demänovská Caves, which are open to the public.
From a hydrological standpoint, the Low Tatras region contributes to three significant Slovak river drainages - the Váh, Hron and the Hornád. Of the few lake in the Low Tatras, the largest is Vrbické pleso, a lake of glacial origins. Many mineral springs are also found in the area.
In information centres you can find additional materials and special maps. During your stay in the high mountain area, we recommended the services of mountain guides, who will provide you with complete information and take you through the most interesting areas of Low Tatras National Park.
THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING THE TERRAIN SIGNS AND RULERS FOR VISITORS, THEY HELP TO PROTECT THA NATURE OF THE NATIONAL PARK.
974 01 Banská Bystrica