Wonderful Views to Orava Countryside
36 km 540 m 10 +
Enjoy wonderful views of the Orava landscape above Jasenova village.
Go through Ružomberok part called Černová from the parking lot in Čutkovská dolina and cross the intersection with the international road. Cross the river and follow the blue cycling route mark from Hrboltová to the railway stop Švošov. Then turn right and follow green cycling route, just a few meters behind the bridge crossing Komjatná stream. Continue with steady climbing section to Komjatná village, alongside the farm by asphalt road coming to Hrádok hill from norther side. This road ends. About 200 m upright, under high voltage, you come to the top of Hrádok hill and then follow marked cart-road to the right. Constantly falling, just below the edge of the forest, through the forest, you come to the ridge. By the right side of high voltage pillar continue to the Jasenova. The old road takes you to Brestová pass, and you go down through Valaská Dubová and return to Ružomberok.
Route crosses International Road E50 in Černová. Be careful at this point.
Open country landscape from Hradok Hill shows you a beautiful views to Malá Fatra and Chočské vrchy mountains. Visit birth place of Martin Kukučín, famous slovak writer from 19th century in the village Jasenová. Entertain you and your kids in "Obrovo" in Čutkovská dolina or enjoy good local food and refreshment in traditional restaurants.