Slovak Paradise National Park is one of the most typical karst mountain areas in Slovakia. Flourishes with many deep gorges and waterfalls, vast tableland. Characteristically Napasr are beautifully preserved forests, rare flora and fauna. The area has a shape elongated in the direction east-west.
Slovak Paradise National Park is situated in the northeastern part of the Slovak Ore Mountains.
The National Park Slovak Paradise belongs to the subprovince Inner Western Carpathians, Slovak Ore Mountains region, the whole Spiš-Gemer Karst, sub-assembly Slovak Paradise. Boundaries Napasru touch: the north and northwest of Hornádska Basin to the west and northwest of the Low Tatras, in the south of the chairs and the east of the mountains Volovské.
The total length of the area (about 25 km, width 18 km) Javorina is the highest peak (1186 m) and the lowest point is the level at Canyon Ves (450 m). Mesozoic and Middle Triassic limestones and dolomites lie on spodnotriasových marly limestones and shales.
The Valley is probably the most famous Lost narrow and deep valley, which is as beautiful fauna and the flora. Modeled it Hnilec river. The valleys are rich and varied animal communities and visitors will be fascinated by her every quiet, attractive landscapes and bright colors.
The Slovak Paradise found varied natural conditions typical of the Carpathian mountain flora. As regards vegetation, the most characteristic of this environment is the Carpathian bellflower plant. In areas with diverse vegetation has developed a rich animal communities, such as. of butterflies here were described more than 1900 kinds. As for animals, here, for example. amphibians of the Carpathian newt, salamander, lizard reptile, wheat, wheat viper from predators Golden Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, brown bear, lynx ostrovidného, wild cat, Kuna top, rock, black otter, and many others.
The vast majority of the territory covered by forests with prevailing limestone beech forests, spruce forests but also altered.
It also features protected plants - alpine aster, spring gentian, deer tongue, leafless iris, crocus Heuffelov, vulture European, Carpathian Carpathian endemic species such as bell, vesper forest, Pulsatilla Slovak, glacial relicts such as Siberian jazyčník, saxifrage vždyživý, Kovář osemlupienková and other .
Bahatstvo fauna, represented by animals such as bear, lynx, eagle, kestrel, eagle owl, black stork and others, as in 1963 planted the Alpine chamois provenance of Jeseniky, causing damage to valuable plant communities.
Although the forests in the Slovak Paradise cover 90% of the territory here as an ideal starting point for hiking, as well as for recreation and sports a different nature.
Tourist centers and bases:
Čingov - tourist center and resort in Novovešťanov Hornád River Basin. There is also an important archaeological site (Slavic settlement Hradisko) The cave UNESCO Geravy - vast plain to the south of the Slovak Paradise with plenty of surface karst formations, which form the boundary vertices Dry Hill, Red Rocks, bare stone and rock Gačovskej. Kláštorisko - tourist center where they are reconstructed ruins of the Carthusian Monastery of the turn of the 13th and 14 century. Košiarny briežok - suburban recreation center in the premises Individualized recreation cottage on the vast grasslands of south Smižian. Podlesok - a tourist resort in the western part of the Slovak Paradise Valley Big White Water Canyon Prielom at the beginning and at the mouth of the gorge Sucha Bela. Tourist attractions:
White Stream - right tributary of the Canyon, which has springs of approximately 900 m on the northern slopes Geravy, bounded on the north Holý stone, red rock and a dry top. Glac - the largest plateau in the Slovak Paradise, the largest reaching a height of 1061 m above the forest the former Glac . Raven Rock - a significant peak in the central part of Slovak Paradise with a very steep rocky slopes of falling to the south and southeast into the valleys of Velka Zajfu. Monastery Gorge - gorge formed by streams flowing Kláštorisko a center-mounted directly into the Canyon. Kyseľ - gorge on the eastern edge of the plateau Glac, between ridges and Devil Pircu Sihoti. The length is approximately 1.5 kilometers to approximately 180 m. At the crossroads of acid can be divided into large, small and Vyšný Kyseľ. Lesnica - stream springing in the hills of the Mother of God and Turníka, vlievajúci into the Canyon Cingov. Mother of God - 906 m high hill, which originally created a bear head primordial plateau. Piecky - limestone canyon in the northwestern part of the described area. The stream originates in the western slopes of Glace, leads to the Great White water in the village saw. Lower flow after branching is also called the White Valley. Hornád Canyon - is about 16 km long stretch of the upper river Hornád from the mouth of Big White water Smižany. Falcon Valley - is one of the wildest gorges of the Slovak Paradise and is located on the eastern edge of the plateau Glac . Sucha Bela - one of the most romantic gorges of the Slovak Paradise. Water flowing through it rises on the northern edge of the plateau Glac. The flow separates from each hump and massive Bird Rumanová. The Great White estuary waters directly in the center Podlesok. Tomášovský view - rock gallery on the south slope overlooking the Ludmanky Prielom Canyon, White Creek Valley, the Devil sihoť. Under the Rock Terrace in close proximity to the tourist trail to the cave is "Alan Dzuriš". Veľká Knol - a mountain saddle between Devil's massive head and Grajnár. His little wooded summit is an extensive view of the surroundings. Big Falcon - a massive and long gorge on the western edge of the plateau Glac. It terminates Roth romantic gorge with a waterfall 22 meters, named after one of the pioneers of tourism in the Slovak Paradise. gorge walking around - is accessible gorge in the southern part of the Slovak Paradise created stream that flows down from the plateau Geravy.
Tourist centers provide various types of accommodation: camping, cottages, guest houses and hotels.
In the adjacent municipalities can take private accommodation.
The tourist resorts are buffets and fast food restaurants.
Pred hike inquire about the viability of the field.
Just plan your hike, hiking destination and estimated time of return to tell the place of accommodation,.
On the territory of nature reserves, the move only after the marked hiking trails. (Do not reduce walkways)
At an earlier time rather go hiking and never alone.
Transition gorges of the Slovak Paradise (Kyseľ, Monastery Gorge, Falcon Valley, Sucha Bela, Piecky, Big Falcon, gorge walking around) is allowed only upwards, ie against the direction of the stream!
Comply with the provisions of Regulations Visiting Slovak Paradise National Park Mountain Rescue Service and instructions.
Fees collected by the Village Association Slovak Paradise serves to maintain hiking trails (day ticket 15 Sk, 30 Sk weekly ticket).