The Banská Bystrica Mining Elf´s Nature Trail
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Pohľad na Panský diel a ŠachtičkyPhoto: Peter Hlinka, CC BY, OOCR Stredné Slovensko
The trail follows the route of an old wagon road from the 18th century between Banská Bystrica and Špania Dolina.
The Banská Bystrica Mining Elf´s Nature Trail, “The Copper Route” connects Špania Dolina with Banská Bystrica. It starts in Banská Bystrica near the Sásová housing estate, but you can also go in the opposite direction - from Špania Dolina to Banská Bystrica. The total length of the trail is about 13 km, the elevation about 500 m. An adult can walk the route in 4-5 hours.
The route follows an old wagon road, recorded on a historical cadastral map from 1752, and provides many wonderful views. Along the way, you can visit Chapel Cave and Bat Cave, Vápenná Spring or the archaeological site of Hrádok. A few years ago, research here revealed some significant finds of pottery from the Early Iron Age.
Rest stopsRekreačné stredisko Šachtičky
Direction of the route Banská Bystrica - Špania Dolina: free parking inPieninská Street (final bus stop)
Direction of the route Špania Dolina - Banská Bystrica: parking in the centre of the village, 1€/day (automatic machine)
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