Skiing and snowboarding

  • Total of 14 km slopes in close proximity to the cottage
  • 3 locations – Paseky, Poludňový Grúň and Chleb
  • Paseky are suitable for children as well as advanced skiers
  • Poludňový Grúň is suitable for more experienced skiers
  • Chleb is the highest peak and is suitable for freeriders, snowboarders and ski mountaineers.
  • Cable car to Chleb (1494 meters above sea level)
  • Skiing race
  • Day and night sledging
  • Kids Zone with escalator for children and chair lift
  • Ski and snowboard school
  • Ski and snowboard service
  • Ski and accessories rental 
  • Gavurky resort in the center of Terchová for less experienced skiers
  • Ski mountaineering

Cross-country skiing

  • 16 km track in Terchová – Bránica

Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Museum of Juraj Jánošík
  • Hand-carved mobile Nativity scene in St. Cyril and Methodius Church
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Symobolic cemetery in Vrátna valley
  • Statue of Juraj Jánošík
  • Slovak astronomical clock in Stará Bystrica
  • Outdoor museum Vychylovka
  • Castle Strečno, Castle Orava
  • Budatín castle
  • Catacombs in Žilina
  • Hill Straník (popular site of paragliders) and National Cultural Monument


  • Jánošíkové diery (20 waterfalls and beautiful scenery of rock formations) - TOP
  • Hiking expeditions to Veľký a Malý Rozsutec (approximately 6 hours from the parking place in Štefanová)  
  • Hiking expedition to Veľký Fatranský Kriváň 1709 meters above sea level
  • Hiking trails (Chleb, Hromové to Poludňový Grúň, etc.)
  • Hiking trail from Tiesňavy parking place to Obšívanka valley (blue trail blaze, about 3 – 4 hours)
  • Trail through Jánošík district ( starts in Terchová, 13,5 km long, 10 information boards, less demanding, approx. 6 hours)
  • Šútovský waterfall (flows from Mojžišova rock formation, is 38 m high, more demanding hike because of elevation)
  • Lookout tower Terchovské srdce (30 m high tower offering views of Malý and Veľký Rozsutec, Boboty, Tiesňavy or Sokolie)
  • Cottage na Grúni, playground and restaurant (yellow trail blaze starting at Vrátna cottage, approx. 45 minutes, suitable for children)

Tips - Attractions

  • Rafting on rivers Orava and Váh
  • Rafting on river Belá
  • Horse riding
  • Paragliding
  • Scooter rides
  • Rope park Terchová
  • Profi scooters
  • Wild-boar preserve in Vrátna, part Štefanová
  • Terchová train
  • Mountaineering in Belské rock formation
  • Lookout tower Nezudská
  • Children´s paradise park in Mojš – Jungle park
  • Ranch in trailer park Belá Nižné Kamence
  • Mini Zoo in Terchová – near hotel Gold

Bike routes

  • The busiest network of bike routes
  • Cyclobus ( stops at Krásno nad Kysucou, Stará Bystrica and Nová Bystrica, Varín, Terchová, Belá, Vrátna ...)
  • Kysuce bike route (33,10 km)
  • Bike route around hydro-electric plant Žilina (32,50 km)
  • Terchová – Vrátna route (7,90 km)
  • Bike route around Žilina – Terchová (69,00 km)
  • Bike route around water reservoir Nová Bystrica (47,60 km)
  • Orava bike route (73,70 km)
  • Bike route around Terchovský district, (24,30 km)
  • Bike route around Kysuce ridge, (44,90 km)
  • Bike route „Rough 100“ from Terchová to Stará Bystrica (97,30 km)


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