Hiking and cycling in Demanovska Valley


Demänovská Valley is the most visited locality of the Low Tatras. It lies south of Liptovsky Mikulas, on the northern slopes of the Low Tatras, in the altitude range from 700 to 2,000 m above sea level. m. The Low Tatras are an extensive mountain system with a main ridge that extends over a length of 82 km, with the highest peaks exceeding an altitude of 2,000 m above sea level. Demanovska Valley – the most beautiful valley of the Low Tatras – is 16 km long. It extends from the main ridge between the hills of Ďumbier (2,043 m), the peaks of Krúpova hoľa (1,927 m), Chopok (2,024 m), Dereš (2,003 m) and Poľana (1,889 m) to the north of the Liptov basin. Ideal ski terrains, world-famous caves, the possibility of summer tourism, beautiful fauna and flora complemented by suitable climatic conditions in this valley prompted to build a tourist center, the village Demänovská Dolina.


In Liptov are ideal conditions for all lovers of cycling. The routes through Demänovská Valley, Čiernovažská Valley and around Liptovská Mara are certainly the most beautiful in Slovakia. Demänovská Valley leads the cycle path to the very foot of the peak Chopok. The cycling track measures 23 km from Liptovsky Jan, the total elevation on the route is about 550 m.