Things to Do and See in the Area


Račková valley is located in the West Tatra Mountains..

Hiking

Tatranská magistrála trail is within 5 minutes from the centre. There is a crossroad of hiking trails in the mouth of Račková valley. Hiking up Gáborova valley all the way to Bystré saddleback or going up Jamnická valley up to Baranec hill are both very popular routes. The nearby village of Podbanské is a starting point of many marked hiking trails leading to the symbolic peak of the Slovak nation – Kriváň, or to Tichá and Kôprová valleys. Štrbské pleso offers easy walks as well as challenging alpine climbing, chair lift trips and a modern ski centre in the winter.

Skiing

There are three ski lifts in Račková valley, excellent conditions for cross-country skiing and for alpine skiers which can be enjoyed by fans of classic and down-hill skiing in the winter.
Jasná - popular ski centre with many more or less demanding slopes (30 km)
Štrbské Pleso – modern ski centre (30 km).
Other ski centres:
Žiar - 15 km , Liptovský Hrádok Zapač -15 km, Liptovský Ján - 20 km, Závažná Poruba - 20 km, Čertovica - 30 km Cross-country skiing trails lead through Tatranská magistrála trail and Račková valley and Suchý Hrádok – Podbanské.

Thermal Water Parks, Swimming

Words can hardly describe the feeling when you are sitting in an outdoor jacuzzi and watching the breathtaking mountains.
There are popular Slovak water parks in the area – Aquapark Tatralandia, Thermal Spa in Liptovský Ján, Thermal Park Bešeňová, and Aquacity Poprad – all of them offer many outdoor and indoor pools, water slides and other things to do.

Water Sports

Fishing - river Váh with its trout allows you to try your fly-fishing skills.
Canoeing and rafting on rivers Belá and Váh.
Liptovská Mara lake – water sports centre, boat trips, scuba-diving training centre, fishing

Cycling

There are 20 cycling routes in the Tatra National Park. Fans of easy cycling and of challenging forest trails alike will be satisfied. We recommend a great cycling trail to Tichá and Kôprová valley and to Čierny Váh river.

Other Things to Do

Summer bobsled track in Pavčiná Lehota is designed for fans of sports riding and adrenaline.
Tarzania - high ropes park
Other - horse-back riding, four-wheelers, go-karts, paintball, snow scooters, hot-air balloons, archery, climbing courses, hunting.

Caves

Top 10 European caves include Demänovské caves: Jaskyňa slobody (Cave of Liberty) and Ľadová jaskyňa (Ice cave). Važecká cave with many sinter pools is located in the eastern part of the Low Tatra Mountains.

Fortresses, Castles and Other Sights

Liptovský Hrádok Fortress - The ruins of a gothic fortress with an adjoined renaissance castle.
Liptovský Hrad (Liptov Fortress) - These ruins give evidence that the fortress used to be a feudal seat.
Museum of the Liptov Village in Pribylina documents folk architecture in the Liptov Region.
Archaeological location Havránok - a reconstructed Celtic settlement.
An articulated wooden church in Svätý Kríž village is one of the largest wooden buildings in the Central Europe.