Expert 86 km 1450 m 17 +
A challenging circuit that tests you, but also rewards you with marvelous sceneries of Liptov and Orava. Roundtrip of nothern part of Lower Liptov.
Go along side railway station in Ružomberok and warm up your muscles by asphalt road through Lisková village to Liptovská Teplá. Turn left and start slightly climb to Lúčky Spa. At its very begining turn right to Kalameny village and connect to old road. Pass thermal spring and small lake and continue to climb up to meadows above Malatiná village. Connect to red cycling trail, which takes you to the ridge of the Choč Mountains and to the villages of Veľké and Malé Borové. Continue by asphalt road down to the parking lot in front of entrance to Kvačianska valley. Lower (right) path along side the brook brings you to Oblazy. Return by same path after visit of Oblazy and then connect to upper (left) path go through Kvačianska Valley back to Kvačany. At the end of the village turn right, go over bridge and follow the blue cycling route to Prosiek and Bukovina villages. Here connect to green cycling route and through Bobrovník village come to Liptovská Mara dam barrier. Continue down from barrier, turn left and through Krmeš part continue by steady climb until you reach main road. Cross it and take direction Ľubela and Liptovské Kľačany villages where you connect to blue cycling route nr. 2436. Follow blue route to get you back to Ružomberok through Liptovské Sliače and Štiavnica villages.
Route is full of magnificent sceneries from Chočské vrchy mountains, Kvačianska Valley, from meadows above Ižipovce and also from Liptovská Mara dam barrier. Enjoy views of Orava region, West, High and Low Tatras and Chočské vrchy. Every view shows you Liptov from another angle. Relax in natural basin with 38 C warm mineral water when you once pass Kalameny, visit ruins of Liptovský Castle, old wooden water mills in Oblazy and see also ancient history in celtic museum Havránok or in Liptovia archeopark. Refresh yourself in Veľké Borové and climb up to outlook tower or in restaurant at Marína Liptov. Route is quite difficult, so choose well what you want to see and plan your day. If you want, you can split route into 2 days.