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The Sucha Bela Canyon

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Address: | Starting point Podlesok, Autocamping, 05315, Slovakia

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Stunning and beautiful experience

This is a challenging but beautiful walk. You travel up the stream of a gorge the whole way up. Be prepared for many challenges including walking through water and climbing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a challenging but beautiful walk. You travel up the stream of a gorge the whole way up. Be prepared for many challenges including walking through water and climbing several high metal ladders. The effort is really worth it as it's quite beautiful. In July when we visited there was a que at the first main ladder that took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My father , my brother and I went there a few days ago expecting the name "the slovakian paradise" will not live to the expectations it rises. However the hike was fantastic , exiting and Challenging. Throughout the entire time you will walk inside the stream , while even the ladders (more then just a few meters) might be covered... More 

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Levice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was an experience that reminded me why I love nature and hiking. I was there with my wife, and 2 of our friends, and it was really amazing. The weather wasn't too bad, but in the afternoons near the end of hiking on the days it started with thunder storms and rain. On one day, it started raining really... More 

Thank kevind8209
Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Definitely worth visiting. The trail wasn't tiring at all but it was technically dificult. I wouldn't recommend it to people afraid of heights or not used to going for long walks.

Thank Basia K
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited in early September with two of my Slovak in-laws (I am British). It is an amazing experience possibly one of the most beautiful natural environments anywhere. It is challenging - more mentally than physically if you are not used to narrow rocky slippy paths - health and safety hasn't reached Slovakia yet (probably for the better!). So take your... More 

Thank Colin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Beautiful canyon with a lot of ladders, chains and waterfalls. It can take up between 1 – 1.5hrs and after you can walk down or go to Klastorisko and rent a bike (during season) and to ride down within 15min. I would say it is possible to climb with kids from age of 8 years but you have to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A great walking up trip starting from Podlesok clearing via Sucha Bela canyon. Be prepared for picturesque views and thrilling obstacles ( moving wooden blocks, stones, narrow path, high vertical metal ladders, steps above the stream etc. etc. ) Please note that if the flow of a stream is high half of the path will be flooded with streaming water... More 

Thank valkirius
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We walked this trail in August and we really liked the path and the nature around it! It took us 4 hours including one hour of waiting in the middle of the canyon where there are some tricky ladder/waterfall parts which caused a queue of hikers. This queue is probably there each day in summer due to the reason that... More 

Thank Lientjes
Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We started it on 9 am and it too us about 4 hours to get to the top. From there you can rent bike (5 euro) and go down or walk back in one of several easy trails. We took the yellow and red option that took 75 minutes. The climb up is amazing but not super easy. A lot... More 

Thank 1marx
Veszprem County, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

As a hike-enthusiast, I know that there are many kind of places to hike at. Among all the walk-against-the-stream hikes I've ever done this was the best. The vertical and horizontal ladders that are a bit oldish but reliable, the bridges with chains make it really adventurous. It was a long time ago but I don't remember it as a... More 

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