The route description Staré Hory – Skalka


    Lengt Climb Descent Max inclination+ Max inclination- Higets point Lowest point
26,9 km * 1675 m -959 m 37, % -29,6 % 1219 m 418 m

The turning to Piesky (2 x 0.4 km) is included.


Moderately difficult, up to difficult
From Studnička, follow the forest path with the blue tourist signs until you come to the former Piesky settlement. A gentle descent along a forest road then takes you to the urban area Uľanka. Yellow sign will take us to a marked zebra crossing on the road E77, then alongside houses to the rail siding of the paper-making factory SHP Group. We walk to its gate and from there along the road to Harmanec. In Harmanec, use the asphalt road and turn left into the Cenovo valley. The asphalt road in this narrow valley (marked as a yellow tourist trail) leads to the Kordíky village. From Kordíky, continue along the green marked trail on a gentle descent along forest paths to the Chata nad Tajovom chalet (770 m). The trail follows the remaining green markers and leads you to the crosswalk Tichá (875 m). From there, follow the yellow markers and steeply climb to the Sedlo Tunnel (saddle) (1150 m) in Kremnické vrchy (Kremnica Mountains). From the Tunnel, take the red trail to reach the Skalka hill (1220 m).

From Staré Hory to “Tichá”, the bike path follows the hiking trail of Barbora Way. At the trail intersection in “Tichá”, turn left and use the trail with green sign posts. The bike path (green trail) leads you to the cottage named “Chata nad Králikmi”. From there, the bike path has sign posts to “Zlatá studňa.” You should then follow red signs to the saddle named “Bystrické sedlo” and from there, blue signs to Skalka (1220 m).


Staré Hory – Basilica minor the Church of Visitation of the Virgin Mary (48.434012°, 19,112313°), map

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Skalka, penzión Guldiner (48.740078°, 18.990836°), map

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There is a 4 km climb up to Cenovo valley, from Harmanec towards Kordíky (840 m). And the climb from chalet Chata nad Tajovom up to the Sedlo Tunnel (1150 m). Skalka (1220 m) is the highest point on Barbara‘s trail.
To visit the Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary in Stare Hory, call or e-mail, at least, one day in advance, the parish office that is just behind the church (tel.: 00421 48 419 92 04; e-mail:
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Staré Hory - the Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
(Basilica Minor),

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Harmanec - view on the village

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Gergely Tunnel

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Skalka - pension "Guldiner"

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Skalka – the mountain ranges

Stops on the route

Accommodation on the route

We recommend the following accommodation and catering establishments